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Alain Coadou

Affiliate Scientist

Phone: (801) 587-8538

Field geology in France, UK, Egypt

Career developed within TOTAL group for 36 years

Clastic sedimentology and log facies analysis in lab

Basin review, project leader North Sea

Chief geologist Egypt, Kenya,

Exploration and New Projects Manager Asia-Far East , FSU

Worldwide New Projects Coordination and Group Exploration Committee

Development of Unconventional Resources group within TOTAL

Regional Expertise

  • North Sea, France
  • North Africa (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt)
  • Kenya
  • Madagascar
  • Pakistan
  • India
  • Myanmar
  • SE Asia (Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philipines)
  • Australia
  • FSU (Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Azerbaidjan, Turkmenistan)
  • Columbia
  • Argentina


36 years experience of worldwide basins review

Conventional exploration

Unconventional resources: extra heavy oils, bitumens, oil shales, coal bed methane, tight gas, shale gas

1970  Engineering; Paris School of Mines – main subject Geology


  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • Association Française des Techniciens du Petrole (French Petroleum Technical Association)