M&U Staff: Maxime Ducoux

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Maxime Ducoux – Researcher & Consultant @ M&U sasu

As a researcher and consultant at M&U sasu, his objective is to investigate the geological record of early inverted rifted margins using field observations

Short Bio

Maxime joined M&U sasu in January 2020 after finishing a post-doctoral position within the OROGEN project financed by Total R&D and the University of Pau et des Pays de l’Adour (France).

In 2017 he received his Ph.D. at the University of Orléans (France) focused on the structure and thermicity of the internal metamorphic zone of the Pyrenean belt. He used field data and an analytical method (Raman Spectroscopy of Carbonaceous Material) to constrain the geodynamic evolution as well as to integrate the understanding of a rift system within an orogenic belt. 

In 2018 he started a post-doctoral position within the OROGEN project, whose aim was to better understand the geological record of an early inverted rifted margin and its fate within an orogenic system (Pyrenees) using field observations and seismic interpretations.

Maxime holds a bachelor’s in geology, a master’s degrees in structural geology / geodynamics from the University of Orléans (France) and a master’s degrees in exploration and management of resources from the University of Québec at Montréal (UQAM, Canada). 

List of Publications
  • Barré G., Fillon C., M. Ducoux, Gaucher E.C., Mouthereau F., Calassou S. (2021). Fluid circulations related to the North Pyrenean Frontal Thrust activity: coupling of structural analysis to geochemical and thermochronological studies. BSGF – Earth Sciences Bulletin Vol: 200063
  • Ducoux M, Jolivet L, Masini E, Augier R, Lahfid A, Bernet M, Calassou S. 2021. Distribution and intensity of High-Temperature Low-Pressure metamorphism across the Pyrenean-Cantabrian belt: constraints on the thermal record of the pre-orogenic hyperextension rifting, BSGF – Earth Sciences Bulletin Vol: 200063. https://doi.org/10.1051/bsgf/2021029
  • Angrand P., Ford M., Ducoux M., de Saint Blanquat M. 2021. Extension and early orogenic inversion along the basal detachment of a hyperextended rifted margin: an example from the Central Pyrenees (France). Journal of the Geological Society. https://doi.org/10.1144/jgs2020-003.
  • Lefeuvre, N., Truche, L., Donzé, F. V., Ducoux, M., Barré, G., Fakoury, R. A., … & Gaucher, E. C. (2021). Native H2 exploration in the western Pyrenean foothills. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, e2021GC009917
  • Ducoux M., Masini E., Tugend J., Gómez-Romeu J., Calassou S. 2021. Basement-decoupled hyperextension rifting: the tectono-stratigraphic record of the salt-rich Pyrenean necking zone (Arzacq Basin, SW France). GSA Bull. https://doi.org/10.1130/B35974.1.
  • Jolivet, L., Romagny, A., Gorini, C., Maillard, A., Thinon, I., Couëffé, R., Ducoux, M; & Seranne, M. (2020). Fast dismantling of a mountain belt by mantle flow: Late-orogenic evolution of Pyrenees and Liguro-Provençal rifting. Tectonophysics, 776, 228312.
  • Bahnan A., Carpentier C., Pironon J., Gaucher E. C., Ducoux M., G. Barré (2019). Impact of geodynamics on fluid circulation and diagenesis of carbonate reservoirs in a foreland basin: example of the Upper Lacq reservoir (Aquitaine basin, SW France). Marine and Petroleum Geology
  • Ducoux M., Jolivet L., Cagnard F., Gumiaux C., Baudin T., Callot J-P., Aubourg C., Lahfid A., Homonnay E. (2019). The Nappe des Marbres unit of the Basque Cantabrian basin: the tectono-thermal evolution of a fossil hyperextended rift basin. Tectonics
  • Aubourg C., Jackson M., Ducoux M.., Mansour M. (2019) Magnetite-out and pyrrhotite-in temperatures in shales and slates. Terra Nova. 2019;31:534–539. https://doi.org/10.1111/ter.1242
  • Gómez-Romeu J., Masini E., Tugend J., Ducoux M.., Kusznir N. (2019). Role of rift structural inheritance in orogeny highlighted by the Western Pyrenees case-study. Tectonophysics
  • Ducoux M., Branquet Y., Jolivet L., Arbaret L., Grasemann B., Rabillard A., Gumiaux C., Drufin S. (2017). Synkinematic skarns and fluid drainage along detachments: The West Cycladic Detachment System on Serifos Island (Cyclades, Greece) and its related mineralization. Tectonophysics 695, 1-26.

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