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Julien Bourget

Dr Julien Bourget

Senior Lecturer
Earth Sciences, School of

Contact details
School of Earth Sciences
The University of Western Australia (M004)
35 Stirling Highway
+61 8 6488 2679
PhD Bordeaux
PhD University of Bordeaux (Fr), December 2009 (Marine sedimentology)
MSc University of Bordeaux (Fr), 2006 (Oceanography, Environment, Sedimentology, Paleo-oceanography)
BSc University of Lyon (Fr), 2004 (Geology, Paleontology, Sedimentology)
Key research
Expertise in sedimentology, sequence and seismic stratigraphy, basin analysis, 3D seismic stratigraphy and seismic geomorphology.
My research interests include:
- 3D seismic geomorphology
- Tectono-stratigraphic evolution of the Australia's North West Shelf
- Cenozoic carbonate margins and slopes of the North West Shelf
- Characterization of siliciclastic shallow marine reservoirs using integrated datasets, depositional analogues
- Stratigraphic architecture of continental slope and basin deposits, platform-basin linkages
[30] Fournier, L., Zaragosi, S., Bourget, J., SanPedro, L., Leparmentier, F., Garlan, T., LeFaou, Y., Malaize, B., Rachel, P. Architecture of a major East African turbidite system: the Rovuma-Rufiji turbidite system (RRTS). (submitted to Marine Geology)

[29] Belde, J., Back, S., Bourget, J., Reuning, L. Seismic Stratigraphy and Chronostratigraphy of Oligocene and Miocene reef-rimmed Carbonate Platforms in the Browse Basin, Australian Northwest Shelf (submitted to Journal of Sedimentary Geology)

[28] Paumard, V., Zuckmeyer, E., Boichard, R., Jorry, S.J., Bourget, J., Borgomano, J., Maurin, T., Ferry, J-N. 2017. Evolution of Late Oligocene - Early Miocene attached and isolated carbonate platforms in a volcanic ridge context (Maldives type), Yadana Field, offshore Myanmar. Marine and Petroleum Geology 81 (361-387)

[27] Saqab, M., Bourget, J.., Trotter, J., Keep, M. 2017. New constrains on the timing of flexural deformation along the northern Australian margin: implications for arc-continent collision and the development of the Timor Trough. Tectonophysics

[26] Rodriguez, M., Bourget, J.., Zaragosi, S., Chamot Rooke, M., Huchon, P., Fournier, M., Delescluse, M. 2016 The Sawqirah Contourite Drift System in the Arabian Sea (NW Indian Ocean): a case study of interactions between margin reactivation and contouritic processes. Marine Geology 381 (1-16).

[25] Saqab, M., Bourget, J.. 2016. Seismic geomorphology and evolution of early-mid Miocene isolated carbonate build-ups in the Timor Sea, North West Shelf of Australia. Marine Geology 379 (224-245).


[23] Lebrun, E., Thébaud, N. Miller, J. Ulrich, S., Bourget, J.., Terblanche, O. 2016. Geochronology and lithostratigraphy of the Siguiri district: implications for gold mineralisation in the Siguiri Basin (Guinea, West Africa). Precambrian Research 274 (136-160).

[22] Ishiwa, T., Yokoyama, Y., Miyairi, Y., Obrochta, S., Sasaki, T., Kitamura, A., Suzuki, A., Ikehara, M., Ikehara, K., Kimoto, K., Bourget, J.., Matsuzaki, H. 2016. Reappraisal of sea-level lowstand during the Last Glacial Maximum observed in the Bonaparte Gulf sediments. Quaternary International 397 (373-379)

[21] Saqab, M., Bourget, J.. 2015 Structural style in a young flexure-induced oblique extensional system, north-western Bonaparte Basin, Australia. Journal of Structural Geology 77 (239-259)

[20] Saqab, M., Bourget, J.. 2015. Quaternary isolated carbonate build-ups in the Timor Sea (NW Australia) – Understandings and Implications. 24th ASEG-PESA Conference, Extended Abstract

[19] Saqab, M., Bourget, J.. 2015. Neogene oblique extensional system in the north-western Bonaparte Basin, Australia. 24th ASEG-PESA Conference, Extended Abstract

[18] Saqab, M., Bourget, J.. 2015. Controls on the distribution and growth of isolated carbonate build-ups in the Timor Sea (NW Australia) during the Quaternary. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 62 (123-143).doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2015.01.014

[17]Bourget, J., Ainsworth R.B., Thompson, S. 2014. Seismic stratigraphy and geomorphology of a tide or wave dominated shelf-edge delta (NW Australia): process-based classification from 3D seismic attributes and implications for the prediction of deep-water sands. Marine and Petroleum Geology 57, 359-384.

[16] Caley, T., Zaragosi, S., Bourget, J., Martinez, B., Malaizé, B., Eynaud, F., Rossignol, L., Garlan, T., Etcheber, H., Ellouz-Zimmermann, N. (2013). Southern Hemisphere imprint for Indo–Asian summer monsoons during the last glacial period as revealed by Arabian Sea productivity records. Biogeosciences, 10, 7347-7359.

[15]Bourget, J., Ainsworth R.B., Nanson R. 2013. Origin of mixed carbonate and siliciclastic sequences at the margin of a “giant” platform during the Quaternary (Bonaparte Basin, NW Australia). In Verwer K, Playton TE, Harris PM (Editors). Deposits, Architecture, and Controls of Carbonate Margin, Slope, and Basinal Settings, Special Publication 105: SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology), Tulsa, OK. doi: 10.2110/sepmsp.105.17.

[14]Bourget, J., Nanson, R., Ainsworth, R.B., Courgeon, S., Jorry, S., & Al-Anzi, H. (2013). Seismic Stratigraphy a Plio-Quaternary Intra-Shelf Basin (Bonaparte Basin, NW Australia), in: West Australian Basins Symposium 2013 Proceedings, Perth, WA, Australia (Keep., M & Moss, S. eds).

[13] Bourget, J. , Zaragosi, S., Rodriguez, M., Fournier, M., Garlan, T., Chamot-Rooke, N. (2013) Late Quaternary Megaturbidites of the Indus Fan: Origin and Stratigraphic Significance. Marine Geology 336, 10-23

[12] Lericolais, G., Bourget, J., Popescu, I., Jermannaud, P., Mulder, T., Jorry, S., Panin, N. (2013). Late Quaternary deep-sea sedimentation in the western Black Sea: new insights from recent coring and seismic data in the deep basin. Global and Planetary Change. doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2012.05.002

[11] Lericolais, G., Bourget, J., Jorry, S., Popescu, I., Abreu, V., Jouannic, G. and Bayon, G., (2012): The Sink of the Danube River Basin: The Distal Danube Deep-Sea Fan in: New Understanding of the Petroleum Systems of Continental Margins of the World.- 32nd Annual GCSSEPM Foundation Annual Bob F. Perkins Research Conference Proceedings, Houston, Tx, USA, 32, 701-735.

[10] Bourget, J., Ainsworth, R.B., Backe, G., Keep, M. (2012). Tectonic Evolution of the "Giant" Bonaparte Continental Shelf: Impact on Sediment Distribution during the Pleistocene. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 59, 877–897.

[9] M. Rodiriguez, M.Fournier, N.Chamot Rooke, P.Huchon, J. Bourget, M.Sorbier, S.Zaragosi, A.Rabaute. (2012). Neotectonics of the Owen Fracture Zone (NW Indian Ocean): structural evolution of an oceanic strike-slip plate boundary. (Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems)

[8] Caley, T., Malaize, B., Zaragosi, S., Rossignol, L., Bourget, J., Martinez, P., Giraudeau, J., Charlier, K., Ellouz-Zimmermann, N. (2011). New Arabian Sea records help decipher orbital timing of Indo-Asian monsoon. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 308(3-4), 333-344. PDF

[7] Rossignol, L., Eynaud, F., Bourget, J., Fontanier, C., Zaragosi, S., Ellouz-Zimmermann, N., Lanfumey, V. (2011). High occurence of Orbulina Suturalis and "Praeorbulina-like specimens" in sediments of the Northern Arabian Sea during the Last Glacial Maximum. Marine Micropaelontology, 79 (2011):100-113 doi:10.1016/j.marmicro.2011.01.006 pdf

[6] Bourget, J., Mouchot, N., Zaragosi, S., Ellouz-Zimmermann, N., Garlan, T., Lanfumey, V, VanToer, A., Schneider, J-L. (2011). Turbidite system architecture and sedimentary processes along topographically complex slopes: the Makran convergent margin. Sedimentology, 58 (2): 376-406 PDF

[5] Bourget, J., Zaragosi, S., Mulder, T., Garlan, T., Schneider, J-L., Ellouz-Zimmermann, N., VanToer, A., and Mas, V. (2010b) Hyperpycnal-fed turbidite lobe architecture and recent sedimentary processes: a case study from the Al Batha turbidite system, Oman margin. Sedimentary Geology, Special Issue on Turbidite Lobes, 229: 144-159 PDF

[4] Bourget, J., Zaragosi, S., Ellouz-Zimmermann, N., Ducassou, E., Prins, M.A., Garlan, T., Lanfumey, V., Rouillard, P. and Schneider, J-L. (2010a). Highstand vs. lowstand turbidite system growth in the Makran active margin: imprints of high-frequency external controls on sediment delivery mechanisms to deep water systems. Marine Geology, 274 (1-4): 187-208. PDF

[3] Mouchot, N., Loncke, L., Mahieux, G., Bourget, J., Lallemant, S., Ellouz-Zimmermann, N. (2010). Recent sedimentary processes along the Makran trench (Makran active margin, offshore Pakistan). Marine Geology, 271(1-2): 17-31.

[2] Bourget, J., Zaragosi, S., Garlan, T., Gabelotaud, I., Guyomard, P., Ellouz-Zimmermann, N., Schneider, J-L., and the FanIndien 2006 survey crew (2008). Discovery of a giant deep sea valley in the Indian Ocean, off Eastern Africa: the Tanzania Channel. Marine Geology 255 (3-4): 179-185. PDF

[1] Castelle, B., Bourget, J., Molnar, N., Strauss, D., Deschamps, S., Tomlinson, R. (2007). Dynamics of a wave-dominated tidal inlet and influence on adjacent beaches, Currumbin Creek, Gold Coast, Australia. Coastal Engineering 54(1), 77-90.
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Coordinator of the Master of Petroleum Geoscience (MSc)

Assistant Director, Centre for Energy Geoscience, UWA
Future research
I have openings for Masters and/or Ph.D. students to study sedimentary basin evolution, sedimentary processes and sequence stratigraphy in marginal to deep-marine environments. Potential PhD projects may be related to the current projects listed above, however, I can also accommodate additional projects in other areas.
Most of the projects will be based on strong linkages with the petroleum industry, and may include co-supervision by experts from other disciplines such as structural geology, biostratigraphy, or 3D modelling.

If you are interested in working with me, please send me an email with your C.V. & transcripts as an attachment.

Funding opportunities for highly qualified students are available.
Togue, Bordeluche
Geological Society
Honours and awards
Best Petroleum Student Poster (M. M. Saqab, co-author) - ASEG-PESA Conference (2015)

Vice Chancellor's Research Award for Early Career Investigator (2014)

SEPM Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in technical presentation, AAPG/SEPM Annual Conference and Exhibition (2011)
Previous positions
Post-doctoral fellow, Australian School of Petroleum, The University of Adelaide (February 2010 - May 2011).
Unit Coordinator:

GEOS4412 (Petroleum Systems) & GEOS5503 (Petroleum Resources).

These units aim to develop skills relevant to petroleum exploration and production. These units are especially valuable to students actively seeking employment in the energy sector after graduation.

I teach Sequence Stratigraphy and 2D/3D Seismic Stratigraphy courses in these units.

Other teaching:

EART1104 - Introduction to Geology (year 1). Teaching: Principles of Sedimentary Geology, Igneous and metamorphic petrology (labs), Geological mapping (labs), field work:

EART3337 Coastal Environments (year 3). Teaching: Coastal and shallow-marine Sedimentology.

SCIE3304 Field Techniques in Marine Science (year 3). Boat-based Sedimentology Course.

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