Heather joined CGG as a Geochemist in 1997 and has since worked in a range of technical roles within the organisation. Her current role as Senior Petroleum Geochemist to the Geology and Geophysics Group at Robertson enables her to be involved with peer reviews, day-to-day project work and geochemistry data visualization development.
Heather holds a first class honours degree in geological oceanography from Bangor University and a Ph.D. in geochemistry from the University of Newcastle. After graduation from her PhD degree, Heather spent 2.5 years working at KFA, Julich, Germany as a post doctoral research associate funded by the European Community, looking at heterocompounds from oils and source rocks from around the world. This work led to research papers published in both Geochim Cosmochim Acta, and Organic Geochemistry journals. At CGG she contributes to and instructs on training courses on geochemistry, petroleum geology and visualisation of geochemical data.
Heather has extensive regional experience of the petroleum geochemistry of North Africa, South America and the Middle East, and has presented work at many conferences on the petroleum geology and hydrocarbon potential of these areas, as well understanding how best to view and report geochemical data
When not working, Heather likes to bake cakes, has organised and taught Norwegian hardanger embroidery, and is currently learning how to quilt.