Our people are our strength. For over 30 years, our multi-disciplinary team of highly qualified geoscientists, programmers and engineers has been committed to providing you with efficient and professional answers to address your specific questions.
our experts in applied geostatistics
Our consultants have a great experience in geostatistics applied to different fields and are fully committed to supporting your company. They regularly contribute to international industry and academic conferences and journals and have been responsible for implementation of many significant technical advances over the past decades.
David joined the team in February 2009 as a specialist Mathematical Analyst. David obtained a BSc with Honours at the University of Queensland, achieving First Class Honours and being awarded a University Medal. On completion of this degree he undertook a Master of Philosophy degree in Physics.
Hélène Binet is a geostatistician with a background in geophysics, specializing in spatial data analysis, filtering and time-to-depth conversion. She has more than a decade of international experience including working in Brasil and Norway in the Oil&Gas industry. Hélène also has experience in geostatistics applied to chemical and radiological soil contamination.
As a geostatistician and engineering consultant, she applies her experience to carrying out exploratory data analysis, sampling optimization, geostatistician estimations and simulations, building cartography together with quantifying uncertainties and delineating contaminated surfaces and volumes. All these techniques are used to answer in the best way the client-centered needs.
Moreover, her indepth-knowledge has allowed her to become a successful product manager and also be an integral part of our training team.
Jean-Marc Chautru is a Senior Geoscientist with 30 years of experience in Geological Engineering. His main skills are in 2D and 3D geological mapping, flow modeling in porous media, facies simulations, and uncertainty quantification. He has joined Geovariances in 2013 as Consulting and Training Manager and is currently Expert Geostatistician and Senior Geoscientist.
After a Master’s degree in geological engineering, and a Ph.D. in Geostatistics, he worked in Beicip-Franlab, the consulting arm of the IFP group, for 24 years. He was first Geologist, specialized in rock-typing and geological modeling. He became Reservoir Engineer in 2004 and worked on several flow simulation projects (history match and forecasts). As Principal Advisor for Modelling, he was in charge of studies review and assistance to junior engineers. He was often involved in training sessions for national companies’ young specialists. As Project Director, he has led several integrated studies.
Thanks to his double experience in geology and reservoir engineering, Jean-Marc is mastering all the aspects of subsurface studies, from rock properties modeling to fluid flow simulations, even in the most complex cases.
In addition to his Oil&Gas experience, he has worked on resource estimations for the Mining Industry in Geovariances, mainly for Gold, Nickel, and Manganese deposits.
Jean-Marc is the technical leader of studies and training sessions conducted by Geovariances in all sectors related to subsurface modeling.
Yvon DESNOYERS, PhD
Senior Geostatistician, Expert in Radiological Characterization
Yvon Desnoyers has now 10 years’ experience in consulting, mentoring and training as a geostatistician expert at Geovariances. His main proficiency fields are sampling optimization and radiological characterization of nuclear facilities and contaminated sites to drive decommissioning & dismantling and remediation projects. Yvon is actively involved in numerous working groups and R&D projects as well (France, Europe and international organizations).
Raphael joined Geovariances as North America Sales Manager in 2021. As a geologist, he has about 15 years of experience in the mining industry and covered all the aspects of exploration, database management (SQL, DataSched, etc.) and quality control implementation, geological and geostatistical modeling, resource estimation, production geology (open pit and underground), grade control and reconciliations. His area of expertise includes various commodities such as Gold, Silver, Zinc, Copper, Lithium, Uranium, and Nickel in various countries such as Canada, Suriname, Senegal, New-Caledonia, Brasil. Raphael has advanced knowledge in Mineral Resource Estimation and can act as a Qualified Person in accordance with the NI43-101.
Senior Geostatistician, Expert in Contamination Characterization
Claire Faucheux joined Geovariances in 2010 as an engineering consultant applying geostatistics to environmental fields. After graduating with a diploma of Ingénieur Agronome (equivalent to Msc.) from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Agronomie de Rennes, she gained experience in sampling for water quality assessment at IRSTEA as well as in geostatistics for soil pollution and air quality at MinesParisTech.
Her geostatistical and statistical expertise allows her to carry out exploratory data analysis, sampling optimization, geostatistician estimations and simulations, build cartography together with uncertainties quantification and delineate contaminated surfaces and volumes. Claire mainly applies these techniques to soil contamination and air quality, while responding to client-centered needs. Her scientific software skills include Isatis, Kartotrak and R.
As part of our experienced training team, Claire is able to offer her expertise in English as well as French.
Marie-Cécile joined Geovariances as a Senior Mine Consultant in 2018 after graduating from Mines ParisTech with a post master’s degree in Geostatistics. She has 10 years of experience in the mining industry. She covered all the aspects of exploration and production geology (open pit and underground), geological and geostatistical modelling, resource estimation, grade control database management (AcQuire, DataSched etc) and quality control implementation. Her area of expertise includes various commodities such as Gold (massive sulphides, “greenstone” shearzone and skarns), Uranium and Nickel (lateritic); in various countries such as Kazakhstan, Namibia, New Caledonia, Philippines, Ivory Coast, Mali and Burkina Faso. Marie-Cécile has advanced knowledge in Mineral Resource Estimation and can act as a competent person in accordance with the requirements of the various regulatory requirements or codes (JORC, Ni43-101, PERC).
Following his postdoctoral project about the geostatistical characterization of contaminated soil, Pedram Masoudi joined Geovariances in 2019, with more than 5 years of experience in the earth-sciences: radioprotection, mineral, and petroleum exploration. He is interested in developing and testing novel methods and algorithms to integrate and interpret geophysical and geological data.
At Geovariances, Pedram is more specifically in charge of consulting projects and training courses for the Nuclear Decommissioning Industry.
Silvia holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geology from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais with an international experience at the Queensland University of Technology. She joined Geovariances in 2017 and is involved in Consulting and Training services to the Mining Industry in Latin America and the Caribbean area. Currently, Silvia is a Geostatistics Master’s candidate at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul.
Gabriel is a geologist, graduated from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, with a master’s degree in engineering from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. His MSc thesis involved geostatistics, geodata analysis and machine learning.
During his career, he has acted as a mine geologist, covering aspects of both, short- and long- term modeling and also, some aspects of the ore production chain. Gabriel joined Geovariances in 2020 and is involved in consulting and training services to the mining industry in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Geologist specialized in the mining industry both in underground and open pit operations. She has worked as a Geological Modeler, Resource Geologist, Exploration and Operational Geologist. Her professional career has been developed in polymetallic mining: gold, silver, copper and iron, in different countries such as Mexico, Israel and Chile. Graduated from the Master’s degree in Mining from the University of Chile, with focus on Resource Modeling.
Matheus holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geology from the University of São Paulo (2012) and has a master’s degree in Mineral Resources (2018) from the same University. He has experience as a mine geologist in short and long term planning, geometallurgy, database, geostatistics and mineral resource assessment. He is currently a consultant for mineral resources and geostatistics at Geovariances.
Luigi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geology, graduated from the University of São Paulo in 2017. He is also a candidate for a master’s degree at the University of São Paulo. He has expertise in Geostatistics, Data Mining, and Geological Modeling. He has solid experience as a geostatician, mainly in ore uncertainty analysis, drillhole spatial analysis, and profit uncertainty analysis using conditional simulations. Luigi joined Geovariances in 2020 and is involved in consulting and training services to the mining industry in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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