Ugo Geymond is currently conducting research to understand the generation of natural H2 linked to Fe oxidation during water-rock interactions. He is interested in defining the potential of specific lithologies as a H2 generating rock in the scope of future exploration programs. Ugo’s main focus is on Banded Iron Formations (BIF) that host vast amounts of reduced Fe, using the playgrounds of Western Australian BIF (Archean to Paleoproterozoic) and Namibian BIF (Neoproterozoic) as case studies.
To do this, he combines (1) water-rock experiments and thermodynamic modeling (2) Petrography on core samples and (3) In-field gas measurements and structural geology at suspected H2 occurrences.
Ugo Geymond worked at UPPA for his master thesis, in collaboration with the CSIRO and its PhD is conducted between Institut de physique de globe de Paris (IPGP) and Institut français du pétrole et des énergies nouvelles (IFPen)