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Jon Noad graduated from Imperial College, London in 1985 and moved to South Africa to work on gold and platinum mines. He returned to the UK in 1990 becoming a marine geologist laying submarine cables. A Masters in Sedimentology at evening classes was followed by a PhD. in Borneo, leading to a job at Shell International in Holland. This involved Middle Eastern exploration and production geology roles including the Tern Field and a field on Sakhalin Island. In 2006 Jon moved to Canada and roles as Frontier Team Lead (Shell Canada), Exploration Manager (Murphy Oil) and Senior Geologist (Husky Energy) followed, the later including managing the New G&G Grads and the Peer review program. In 2016 he set up Sedimental Services to teach industry classes in field geology, core and classroom courses. He also taught semesters at U of A and MRU and consulted on as variety of projects, one of which led to his current full time role as Senior Geologist at Gran Tierra. In his spare time Jon likes running, wildlife photography, travel and hot curries.