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Lucie Ayotte

Technical Specialist

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Lucy has been at GeoScience for over 20 years in the Borehole Rock Mechanics group.  She graduated in 1993 with a BSc in Geology from Université de Montréal and proceeded to be awarded an MSc in Hydrogeology from Université Laval in Québec City in 1996.


In the years before Lucy joined GeoScience, she worked in gold exploration and gold mining, first in Canada and then in West Africa. Lucy was introduced to rock mechanics when she became part of a team affected by pit dewatering and pit wall stability in a gold mine in west Africa.


The first years after joining GeoScience were a huge learning curve to familiarise herself with the technical side of drilling wells for oil and gas exploration and production. She now has over 20 years of considerable experience of drilling operations and enjoys learning about the ever-changing industry and keeping up with technological advances.


So far Lucy’s time in the BRM group has mostly been devoted to Wellbore Stability modelling. Her objective is usually the prevention or wellbore instability or in some cases to understand why failure occurred and apply the learnings on future projects. Lucy’s favourite aspect of her work are well reviews, she particularly enjoys digging deep into logs and squeezing every bit of information from well reports to understand what happens between a formation and drilling operations.

Department & Discipline

Geology Wellbore Stability

Affiliations & Memberships

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Education

MSc, Hydrogeology, Université LAVAL, Quebec City, Canada

BSc, Geology, Université de Montréal, Canada

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