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Cédric Bulois

Senior Postgrad. Demonstrator

School Of Geological Sciences

Tel: +353 1 716
Email: cedric.bulois@ucd.ie

Biography

Cédric's interests are focused on the dynamics of offshore sedimentary basins, and specifically on the study of their tectonic evolution and associated sedimentary processes by using geophysical and geological data.

He completed a general degree in Geology in 2001 and a 'Licence' in 2002 at the Department of Geology in Université du Maine (Le Mans, France). He went to study to Université de Bretagne Occidentale (IUEM, Brest, France) and completed a Master in Research in Marine Geology (equivalent of a 'Maîtrise' in 2003 and a 'Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies' in 2004). In 2005, Cédric moved as a research assistant to IFREMER (Brest-Plouzané, France) before arriving at University College Dublin in September 2005 to commence a PhD under the supervision of Professor P.M. Shannon to study the Jurassic evolution of the Porcupine Basin.

Cédric also participated in various oceanographic surveys on the French and Spanish Atlantic offshore (core sampling, bathymetric, seismic and gravimetric data acquisition, mapping, etc…) and contributed to several multidisciplinary research projects involving different French and European laboratories.

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Lericolais, G., Guichard, F., Morigi, C., Popescu, I., Bulois, C., Gillet, H., and Ryan, W.B.F.; (2011) 'Assessment of Black Sea water-level fluctuations since the Last Glacial Maximum' In: Buynevich, I., Yanko-Hombach, V., Gilbert, A.S., and Martin, R.E (eds). Geology and Geoarchaeology of the Black Sea Region: Beyond the Flood Hypothesis. Geological Society of America Special Paper: Boulder, 1-18. [DOI] [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Lericolais, G., Bulois, C., Gillet, H. and Guichard, F.; (2009) 'High frequency sea level fluctuations recorded in the Black Sea since the LGM'. Global and Planetary Change, 66 (1-2):65-75. [DOI] [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Bulois, C., Yang, Y. and Shannon, P.M.; (2009) 'Jurassic and Cretaceous Tectono-Stratigraphy of the Porcupine Region' . In: PIP-ISPSG eds. Atlantic Ireland 2009 Abstracts Volume, [Details]
Bulois, C., Shannon, P.M. and Haughton, P.D.W.; (2009) 'Middle to Upper Jurassic Tectonostratigraphic Development of the northeastern Porcupine Basin, Offshore Ireland' . In: PIP-ISPSG eds. Atlantic Ireland 2009 Abstracts Volume, [Details]
Bulois, C., Shannon, P.M.; (2009) Multiphase Late Jurassic - Early Cretaceous rifting in the Porcupine Basin, offshore Ireland 52nd Irish Geological Research Meeting, 2009 Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, , 20-FEB-09 - 22-FEB-09 [Details]
Lericolais, G., Bulois, C., Gillet, H., Guichard, F., Morigi, C., Popescu, I., Minereau, A., Popescu, S. M.; (2008) High frequency sea level fluctuations recorded in the Black Sea since the LGM determined from sequence stratigraphy correlated to core analysis and dating 33rd International Geological Congress Oslo, Norway, , 06-AUG-08 - 14-AUG-08 Available Online [Details]
Bulois, C., Shannon, P.M., Haughton, P.D.W.; (2008) Evidence of sub-basin architecture in the northeastern Porcupine Basin, offshore west of Ireland 51st Irish Geological Research Meeting, 2008 University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, [Details]
Bulois, C., Shannon, P.M., Haughton, P.D.W.; (2007) Rift architecture in the Jurassic of the NE Porcupine Basin, offshore Ireland BSRG Annual General Meeting 2007 Birmingham, [Details]
Lericolais, G., Bulois, C., Gillet, H., Guichard, F., Morigi, C., Minereau, A.; (2007) Last Glacial-Holocene paleoenvironment of the Black Sea evidenced by sequence stratigraphy correlated to core analysis and dating . In: Geological Society of America eds. GSA Denver Annual Meeting Denver, USA, , 28-OCT-07 - 30-OCT-07 , pp.429-429 Available Online [Details]
Bulois, C., Shannon, P.M.; (2007) Middle to Upper Jurassic tectonosedimentary development of the northeastern Porcupine Basin, offshore Ireland 50th Irish Geological Research Meeting Coleraine, Northern Ireland, , 23-FEB-07 - 25-FEB-07 , pp.14-15 Available Online [Details]
Lericolais, G., Bulois, C., Gillet, H.; (2006) Coastal sand dunes at 100m under sea level as proof of a post Younger-Dryas Black Sea lowstand . In: IGCO 521 2nd plenary meeting and field trip eds. IGCP 521 2nd plenary meeting and field trip Odessa, Ukraine, , 20-AUG-06 - 28-AUG-06 , pp.108-110 Available Online [Details]
Lericolais, G., Bulois, C. et Gillet, H.; (2006) Forced Regression deposits shaped before the Black Sea Flood. Pseudo-3d very high resolution seismic data interpretation . In: European Geosciences Union eds. European Geosciences Union, General Assembly 2006 Vienna, Austria, , 02-APR-06 - 07-APR-06 Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Lericolais, G., Bulois, C., and Gillet, H.; (2005) Holocene sedimentary processes of the Black Sea Romanian shelf inferred from very high resolution seismic data . In: Assemblage Workshop eds. 2nd ASSEMBLAGE Workshop, Hamburg Hamburg, Germany, , 17-NOV-05 - 19-NOV-05 , pp.27-30 [Details]
             

Reports

Bulois, C.; (2005) Analyse des Processus Sédimentaires Holocènes du Plateau Roumain de la Mer Noire à partir de la Synthèse de Données de Sismique Réflexion HR et THR. Le Mans, Plouzané: Reports [Details]
Bulois, C.; (2004) La Faille Nord-Anatolienne dans la Mer de Marmara (Turquie): Stratigraphie Holocène et Déformation Active. Brest: Reports [Details]
                                                                         

Research

Research Interests

Project Title : Tectonics and sedimentation in the Middle to Upper Jurassic succession of the northeast Porcupine Basin, Offshore Ireland (PhD)

Supervisor: Professor Patrick M. Shannon

Funding Agencies: Petroleum Infrastructure Programme and UCD Research Demonstratorship

Project Description:

Mesozoic faulting has been recognized in several Irish sedimentary basins as part of the northward propagation of the Atlantic Rift system. The Porcupine Basin, off the west coast of Ireland, contains a thick Mesozoic sedimentary sequence, deposited in various environments and filling in a number of rotated fault-blocks of Late Jurassic to Lower Cretaceous age.

The overall aim of this PhD project is to study the interplay of tectonism, sedimentation and erosion within the northeastern part of the Porcupine Basin. Since the late 1970’s, extensive petroleum exploration in this area led to two main discoveries, the Connemara (Quadrant 26) and Spanish Point (Quadrant 35), mainly hosted in Middle and Upper Jurassic sandstones. In this study, 2D and 3D seismic datasets are correlated with petrophysical logs, core and biostratigraphic data, to constrain in detail the Jurassic sedimentary response to rift evolution and the propagation of the crustal extension through the Early Cretaceous.

The northeastern part of the basin is structurally complex, with extensional fault structures of various ages and orientations. Thus, the specific objectives are to map the fault systems and constrain the timing of the sedimentary response. A review of the uplift history will identify possible sedimentary provenances and reservoir fairways.