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Ms Sabena Blackbird BSc MSc MIEnvSc FRGS

School of Environmental Sciences


Marine Biogeochemistry

* Elemental Analysis and the use of Lipid Biomarkers to determine the origin, quality and dynamics of organic matter within the water column and surface sediments in the benthic ecosystems of submarine canyons; seamounts; shelf-seas, abyssal plains and cold-water coral reefs.

Terrestrial Carbon Cycle

* Elemental Analysis of vegetation and soils to assess the impact of prescribed burning on moorland soil chemical properties and techniques to reduce soil fertility enabling ecological restoration

Petroleum Geochemistry

* Preparation and TOC Analysis of oil well drill cuttings for a leading Geochemical Consultant to the petroleum industry.
Libya - Ghadamis and Sirte Basins (Sirte Oil), Murzuq Basin (POGC); Offshore Cameroon - Douala Basin (Euroil); Gabon - Gabon Coastal Basin (Tullow Oil); Kenya - Kerio Valley Basin (Tullow Oil); Falklands - South and East Falkland Basin (Falklands Oil and Gas, Borders & Southern Petroleum); Iraqi Kurdistan - Sindi-Amedi block (Perenco); Offshore Israel - Ishai License (AGR); Guatemala - Cobán Formation (Pacific Rubiales); UK North Sea – Solan Field (Premier Oil) and Shetland Mustard Prospect (Chrysaor)