Johan Le Goff
Post-Doctoral Researcher, Geosciences Department, KFUPM
Johan Le Goff has an interest for marine sedimentology with a focus on processes governing the architecture of carbonate slopes. He holds a B.Sc. & a M.Sc. degree (2010) in geology from ENSEGID-Bordeaux, and a Ph.D. (2015) from ENSEGID-Bordeaux (France) and the KU Leuven (Belgium). In 2016, he integrated the working group on modern carbonate slopes (Bahamas project) at the University of Bordeaux. Since 2017, he works as a post-doctoral researcher at KFUPM-CPG (Saudi Arabia).
Currently, Johan Le Goff focusses on density-flows and their preservation in the sedimentological record. He initially used field mapping, drone survey and sediment description at the outcrop to provide insights into the stratigraphic architecture, depositional processes, and reservoir characteristics of ancient carbonate slopes (e.g. Albania, Italy). His research then evolved toward the integration of ancient datasets with measurements from modern systems (e.g. bathymetry, seismics, sediment coring). This comparative sedimentology approach enables processes and product to be better constrained both in the ancient and modern carbonate slopes record.