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Dr. Johan Le Goff

Post-Doc Researcher, Geosciences Department

Johan Le Goff received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in geology from Ecole Nationale Supérieure Environnement – Géosciences – Ingénierie – Dévelopment (ENSEGID) in Bordeaux (France) in 2010. His Ph.D. (2015) was carried out under a double-degree agreement between ENSEGID and    the KU Leuven (Belgium). He worked in 2016 as an invited researcher at the University of Bordeaux and since 2017 as a post-doctoral researcher at KFUPM-CPG, Saudi Arabia. His research interests include marine sedimentology and carbonate systems, with a special emphasis on carbonate-slope transfers of sediments.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D. in Carbonate Sedimentology, bi-diploma contract ENSEGID-Bordeaux INP & KU Leuven Universities, 2011-2015.
  • M.Sc. in Geo-resources & Environmental sciences ENSEGID Bordeaux INP, France (Sedimentology, Reservoir Geology), 2008-2010.
  • B.Sc. in Geo-engineering ENSEGID Bordeaux INP, France (Geology, Geomorphology, GIS), 2007-2008.

Research Interests

  • Sedimentology: Outcrop description, sedimentary logging; Facies & microfacies analysis; Geological mapping (field & GIS).
  • Stratigraphy: Sequence stratigraphy, definition of depositional sequences; Biostratigraphy (Late Cretaceous & Neogene); Chronostratigraphy (strontium isotopes).
  • Diagenesis & stable isotopes: Cement stratigraphy, definition of paragenetic sequences; Cathodoluminescence microscopy, epi-fluorescence microscopy; Analysis and interpretation of δ13C & δ18O signatures.
  • Structural geology and Petrophysics: Structural analysis of soft-sediment deformations; Mercury Injection Porosimetry; Permeability measurements.

Selected Publications

  • Le Goff, J., Slootman, A., Mulder, T., Cavailhes, T., Ducassou, E., Hanquiez, V., Jaballah, J., Reijmer, J.J.G. On the architecture of intra-formational Mass-Transport Deposits: Insights from the carbonate slopes of Great Bahama Bank and the Apulian Carbonate Platform. Accepted on April 12th, 2020 (Marine Geology).
  • Randazzo, V., Le Goff, J., Di Stefano, P., Reijmer, J.J.G., Todaro, S., Cacciatore, M. (2020). Carbonate slope re-sedimentation in a tectonically-active setting (Western Sicily Cretaceous Escarpment, Italy). Sedimentology. https://doi.org/10.1111/sed.12705
  • De Graaf, S., Nooitgedacht, C.W., Le Goff, J., Van Der Lubbe, H.J.L., Vonhof, H.B., Reijmer J.J.G. (2019). Fluid-flow evolution in the Albanide fold-thrust belt: Insights from hydrogen and oxygen isotope ratios of fluid inclusions. AAPG Bulletin 103 (10): 2421-2445. http://org/10.1306/02151918034
  • Le Goff, J., Reijmer, J.J.G., Cerepi, A., Swennen, R., Loisy, C., Cavailhes, T., Heba, G., De Graaf, S. (2019). The Dismantling of the Apulian carbonate platform during the the Late Campanian – Early Maastrichtian in Albania. Cretaceous Research 96: 83-106. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cretres.2018.11.013
  • Mulder, T., Gillet, H., Hanquiez, V., Reijmer, J.J.G., Droxler, A.W., Recouvreur, A., Fabregas, N., Cavailhes, T., Fauquembergue, K., Blank, D.G., Guiastrennec, L., Seibert, C., Bashah, S., Bujan, S., Ducassou, E., Principaud, M., Conesa, G., Le Goff, J., Ragusa, J., Busson, J., Borgomano, J. (2019). Into the deep: A coarse-grained carbonate turbidite valley and canyon in ultra-deep carbonate setting. Marine Geology 407, 316-333. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2018.11.003 

Extended Publications (+)

  • Mulder, T., Gillet, H., Hanquiez, V., Ducassou, E., Fauquembergue, K., Principaud, M., Conesa, G., Le Goff, J., Ragusa, J., Bashah, S., Bujan, S., Reijmer, J.J.G., Cavailhes, T., Droxler, A.W., Blank, D.G., Guiastrennec, L., Fabregas, N., Recouvreur, A., and Seibert, C. (2018). Carbonate slope morphology revealing a giant submarine canyon (Little Bahama Bank, Bahamas). Geology, 46 (1), 31–34. https://doi.org/10.1130/G39527.1
  • Le Goff, J., Cerepi, A., Ghysels, G., Swennen, R., Loisy, C., Heba, G., El Desouky, H., Muska, K., (2015b). Meter-scale cycles as a proxy for the evolution of the Apulian Carbonate Platform during the late Cretaceous (Llogara Pass, Albania). Facies 61, 1–26. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10347-015-0448-2
  • Le Goff, J., Cerepi, A., Swennen, R., Loisy, C., Caron, M., Muska, K., El Desouky, H., (2015b). Contribution to the understanding of the Ionian Basin sedimentary evolution along the eastern edge of Apulia during the Late Cretaceous in Albania. Sedimentary Geology 317, 87–101. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sedgeo.2014.09.003 

Awards & Honors

  • Ph.D.: highest honors and jury’s congratulations