HistoRY

In 2017, a project began to take shape, an idea that now it was necessary to use the power of digital to save data from the study and exploration of the subsurface.

It was from this idea that INGEN: Innovations for Geosciences was born, from this desire to preserve our study support, and that our very first R&D project: HICA was launched.

Today, the major part of INGEN’s R&D is oriented towards non-destructive technologies (spectroscopy, modeling, geophysics, etc.), the applications of which go in the direction of optimizing the use of our soils and our subsurface.

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TEAM

Franck SMEKTALA

Founder & CEO

Franck has been running the company since 2018. Graduated from the University of Burgundy, Geologist at BRGM then at EXLOG in France and the United States, he has participated in the development of numerous exploration projects, from petroleum to geothermal energy via the storage and geological monitoring of drilling.

Today, he is developing INGEN and its R&D with the ambition of creating a multidisciplinary research team dedicated to exploration.

Julie SUZIALUK

Marketing & QHSE

Julie graduated from the Master of Sedimentology and Geochemistry (formerly Geobiosphère) from the University of Burgundy and completed her training with a Master in Management and Business Administration at IAE Dijon. Arriving in the company shortly after its creation in 2018, his dual skills allow him to be as comfortable in the laboratory as in the management of projects led by INGEN. She is notably marketing manager and QHSE coordinator.

Chloé MORALES

Research Project Manager – PhD

Chloé graduated with a PhD in geology from the University of Lausanne (Switzerland), which she reinforced with a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Utrecht (Netherlands). His work relates to studies of sedimentary basins integrating sedimentology, stratigraphy, diagenesis, mineralogy and geochemistry.

She has completed various sedimentological projects integrating data at different scales (microscopic to regional) for the oil services sector or the burial of nuclear waste. She is fascinated by the natural diversity of landscapes, the geological processes that shape them, as well as by societal and cultural diversity.

Raquel SANCHEZ PELLICER

Research Engineer – PhD in Geosciences – Palynology

Raquel is a biostratigrapher, specializing in Cretaceous marine palynology. She started studying at Universidade de Vigo with a Bachelor of Science in the Sea and a Master in Applied Physics. Her PhD thesis focuses on improving biostratigraphic and paleoenvironmental tools based on dinoflagellate cysts from the Cretaceous period. For two years, she continued her research activities and taught geology and paleontology at Earth Sciences at Paris-Sorbonne University. She has participated in projects in the petroleum industry for the development of new biostratigraphic zonations as well as for the application of AI to this discipline.

Mathieu COQUAND

Research Engineer – Data and image processing – PhD

Mathieu graduated from the Optic Institute Graduate School and  obtained his PhD from Optics and Engineering Sciences of the University of Perpignan Via Domitia. His work focused on the application of adaptive optics techniques used in the tuning of telescopes to the characterization of reflective surfaces in concentrating solar installations. He then worked for the company Digibox Chantiers as Innovation Manager and Operational Director.

Arthur BOIVIN

Business Developer

Arthur joins us with his Stetson and his boots from The Cannon Community in Houston. He brings his passion for entrepreneurship as well as his experience at the intersection of Oil and Gas and digital innovation. On a daily basis, he will participate in commercial and international development to accelerate our entrepreneurial adventure!

OUR COMMITMENTS

At INGEN: Innovations for Geosciences, we take care of the safety and health of our employees, but also that of our partners. We guarantee the safety of our employees regardless of the environment and working conditions (laboratory, field, platform, etc.).

We are active in the energy transition and put our geoscience skills at the service of research.

In particular, we carry out research projects:

  • In the exploration of natural hydrogen
  • In the exploration of geothermal projects

We make a point of ensuring the quality of our management. We have also been ISO 9001 stage 2/3 certified since March 2020.

We are committed to developing partnerships with local stakeholders. Our ecosystem participated in the kick-off of INGEN. We therefore continue to associate them with our growth. We are renewing our commitment to develop the Grand Dijon and the Grand-Est region.

Our raison d’être is to create a link between the world of public research and that of industry.

We work with several university laboratories. And we have notably materialized our commitment through a partnership agreement with the Biogeosciences laboratory (UMR UB / CNRS / EPHE 6282).

We are maintaining our investment in setting up research projects applicable to current exploration themes (projects, theses, publications, etc.)

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