Nicolas Pinet

Research geoscientist

Regional geology, tectonics, basin analysis

Current research and/or projects

What is the focus of you research?

The understanding of the geological processes that shape the Earth’s crust are the backbone of my research. To reach this objective, I apply several techniques that allow the geometry and origin of mountain ranges and sedimentary basins to be better understood: field geology, structural analysis at a variety of structural levels, geophysics (seismic reflection, gravity, and magnetism), basin analysis, etc. The application of this multidisciplinary vision to oil and gas exploration is also part of my research interests.


What is the significance of your research?

The results of my research contribute to the detailed geological context necessary to understand the complex geological processes that form petroleum and mineral resources. Thus, my work increases the efficiency of industry exploration strategies and maximizes economic investment.

Education and awards

PhD, Nice-Sophia Antipolis University (France, 1990)

M.Sc, Bretagne Occidentale University (Brest, France, 1987)

Key publications

Research facility

490 rue de la Couronne
Québec, QC G1K 9A9


Adjunct professor: INRS-ETE