Sylvain Garel-Laurin

Affiliate Scientist

Phone: (801) 587-8538
Fax: (801) 585-3540

Geochemistry & Sedimentology with experience in conventional and unconventional petroleum exploration

Source-Rock geochemistry


Organic geochemistry


Study of Anoxic Ocean Events and associated black shales

Paleoenvironmental and paleoclimatic reconstructions

Ph.D. – Environmental Consequences of the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, Paris Université Pierre et Marie Curie; 2013

Selected Publications

Behar, F., Delhaye-Prat, V., Chaboureau, A.-C., Garel, S., 2018. Detritic input quantification in lacustrine petroleum systems: example of the pre-salt source rocks from the Lower Congo Basin (Congo). AAPG International Conference & Exhibition 2018, Cape Town. Abstract.

Chaboureau, A.-C., Garel, S., Mourlot, Y., Behar, F., 2018. New insights of the Cretaceous source rock potential in the Central Atlantic Ocean based on palynofacies analyses and Rock Eval data. AAPG Annual Conference, Salt Lake City 2018. Abstract.

Garel, S., Behar, F., Schnyder, J., Baudin, F., 2017. Control of paleoenvironmental settings on primary fluids characteristics of lacustrine source rocks in the Autun Permian Basin (France). In Baudin, F., & Wendebourg, J. (Eds.), Petroleum Source Rocks. Bull. Soc. Géol. Fr., 188, 29.

Garel, S., Quesnel, F., Jacob, J., Roche, E., Le Milbeau, C., Dupuis, C., Boussafir, M., Baudin, F., Schnyder, J., 2014. High frequency floral changes at the Paleocene-Eocene Boundary revealed by comparative biomarkers and palynological studies. Org. Geoch. 77, 43 – 58.

Garel, S., Schnyder, J., Jacob, J., Dupuis, C., Boussafir, M., Le Milbeau, C., Storme, J.-Y., Iakovleva, A. I., Yans, J., Baudin, F., Fléhoc, C., Quesnel, F., 2013. Paleohydrological and paleoenvironmental changes recorded in terrestrial sediments of the Paleocene–Eocene boundary (Normandy, France). Palaeogeogr. Palaeoclimatol. Palaeoecol. 373, 184 – 199.


French Researcher on Organic Geochemistry association (FROG) – Board Member, since 2016

European Association of Organic Geochemists (EAOG)