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Marina Ciummelli

B.Sc. M.Sc. Ph.D. Stratigrapher – Nannopalaeonto
United States of America


 Marina joined PetroStrat in October 2013, following a PhD in Nannopalaeontology.  She completed her B.Sc. (December 2006), M.Sc. (April 2009) and Ph.D. (April 2013) in Universita’ “G. D’Annunzio”, Chieti (Italy). For her M.Sc. thesis Marina worked on Oligocene-Miocene Atlantic Ocean deep-sea sediments recovered on ODP Leg 154 (Sites 925-926), carrying out a stratigraphic and biometric study on calcareous nannofossils using image analysis software. Marina’s Ph.D. research project focussed on the morphometry, evolution and paleoecology of Miocene-Pliocene Discoaster and Catinaster species in the Pacific Ocean (IODP Exp. 321, Site U1338). The results of her Ph.D. thesis have been published. After joining PetroStrat, Marina carried on working Neogene sections from the US Gulf of Mexico, East and West Africa. She also gained significant experience in Palaeogene and Cretaceous calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy, having worked on West African Cretaceous sections from Ghana, Liberia, Côte D`Ivoire, Angola, Cameroon and recently on sections from offshore US and offshore Brazil. Marina now has significant experience in East Africa, having worked on various Neogene, Palaeogene and Cretaceous sections in Tanzania and Mozambique, including 2 wellsite assignments in Mozambique. In addition she has recently worked offshore in the UK North Sea, monitoring the stratigraphy of a HP/HT well and in the Gulf of Mexico, Miocene-Paleocene interval.

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