Expert engineer recruited to support WP3, WP4, WP5, and WP8, Xavier Sengelen is a geologist with a strong background in geothermal energy including exploration and production by means of structural geology, petrography, petrophysics and well data management. His role requires strong multidisciplinarity to be efficient in several work packages: study of scalings, exploration of reservoirs in sedimentary and crystalline geological settings, communication and dissemination of results including organization of geothermal schools.
2009-2011: Research assistant at Academia Sinica and the National Central University (Taiwan) – mountain building processes, low-temperature thermochronology.
2011-2013: Exploration geologist at AREVA in Gabon – drilling campaigns, grassroots projects management, well logging interpretation and core logging for geochemical sampling
2013-2014: Study Engineer in the SIGMA European project at the University of Aix-Marseille and CNRS in partnership with EDF – GIS-based structural study and catalogue of seismic sources in SE-France.
2015-2016: Study Engineer at the CY Cergy Paris University – GIS synthesis of Permian basins of Western Europe and structural map of Northern Africa / Betics.
2018 (ongoing): Study Engineer for the H2020 MEET Geothermal Project at the University of Cergy-Pontoise.
2009: M.Sc in structural geology and geochemistry, University of Paris-Sud – Master thesis: Coupling between tectonic and diagenesis in the “Red Beds” of the South-Atlasic front (Morocco), kinematic and petrological approaches.
2016: University Diploma (D.U.) “Project management in geothermal energy”, organized by the University of Strasbourg and the “Ecole Nationale du Génie de l’Eau et de l’Environnement de Strasbourg” (ENGEES)