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Gwenola Michaud

360° Energy and Environment Consultant

Geoscience, Data analysis & Solution delivery, the 3 main drivers in my everyday activities since 1998.

My ambition is to contribute in Developing and Delivering Durable and Relevant Digital Solutions and Products in Energy and Environmental Sectors.


Proven Results based on experience and methods, continuously updated and tested.


I had the chance to study geophysics in France at EOST and in the USA at School of Mines. My area of interest has been in borehole seismic data, time lapse of multi-component data, microseismic data, as well as the complementary between seismic and electromagnetic & potential field data  toward reservoir characterization, monitoring and surveillance.

Professional experience

Starting at Compagnie Générale de Géophysique (CGG) in France and at the Schlumberger Cambridge Research (SCR) in the UK, I benefited greatly working with inspiring program managers and top researchers. My role as Project Manager started in Japan at Sagamihara, next to Tokyo, which was a great experience of software development with a truly unique multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team.

The next position in Milan, Italy at the WesternGeco Electromagnetic Center was an eye opening on the efficiency, agility and engagement of small teams under great leadership. Being a research program manager back in SCR was an opportunity to define research activities on reservoir surveillance and the importance of gas storage monitoring. 

2018 marked a shift towards consulting for Altran first and then as independent working for Cognite, with the will to help technical leaders deliver relevant and sustainable solutions for their business growth in the Energy and Environmental sectors.


Interested in learning how to manage and deliver better, I have benefitted from information from PMI Project Management Professional, which I continuously go to its resource material to keep learning, maintaining this certification since 2015.

Always interested in self development to improve step by step and to be a better support, I have followed the formation of Master Coach at the Institut de Coaching International de Genève, in 2017. 

Children’s education and positive parenting are other passionate interests, which I love learning about and keep updated as my son grows

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To help technical teams to deliver solutions to learn, work and progress faster and better in the Energy and Environment Sectors.

Doing better and faster

Time is ticking for all of us! Our own energy is limited! Our planet needs to be preserved! My mission is simple: to help technical teams in delivering solutions to learn, work, progress faster and better. I have been in the Oil & Gas Industry for more than 20 years and I am so grateful for the learning process I have been and am still going through.

Learning together, with pleasure

Learning could be lonely and time consuming. It could also be fun, interactive, easy when its environment is based on trust, strength and respect. Learning is natural and has this intuitiveness and magic moments where we make progress. Learning together as a team is also particularly fun & fulfilling.

Because time is precious

As our time on this planet is short, I value it particularly and this is a driving force to be efficient and to develop solutions which will make life simpler, lighter to give more space or more time to do other things. Caring about time gives time back! 

In a few words

My mission is simply to contribute with my experience as Geophysicist, Project Manager, with my passion in learning and persistence in finding solutions to deliver a better solution, in order to gain back some light feeling, some easiness or some time back.

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To be responsible and active in using and providing relevant solutions to resolve interdependent challenges for the Energy and Environmental sectors.

Responsible & active

Being responsible for our actions, we decide to choose how to face challenges and to explore solutions. This is liberating and opens a field of possibilities to act and to find alternatives.

Using & providing relevant solutions

We choose every single day which solutions and services to use. From this choice, we shape our experience and expectation of the next solutions to use. When providing solutions, it is key to think how this solution helps the user. Understanding fully users’ needs is crucial, leading us to become the first users of the solutions we are developing. Alternatively, the solution may be a nice exercise or project, but may not become a long term nor a relevant solution. Do we really have the time to develop solutions which are not relevant nor meaningful?

Interdependent Challenges in the Energy and Environment

Since 2020, we all experience one painful side effect of this fully connected world with the Covid 2019 pandemic. How many other interdependent challenges do we know? How many are yet to be discovered? Being energy cravers and polluters, we have the responsibility to adapt our way of living and use of the energy, being fossil or/and renewable while reducing our ecological impact. These immediate challenges to resolve require synergies to cooperate, learn and bring solutions faster and better both locally and globally.

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Geoscience & Monitoring Consulting services

Proven Results based on experience and methods, continuously updated and tested.

Introductory consultation

Looking to develop a software solution but not sure where to start? Need help defining, planning or executing your next project?

Planning & Testing session

Let's examine how to plan tests, their types, and frequencies. We set together the tools to assess system stability, maturity and performance.

Monitoring solution quality

Let’s put in place a testing process and schedule to follow your software development and to continuously assess your system maturity and stability.

User documentation & Training

Let’s provide the relevant information to ensure proper knowledge transfer, training documentation and smooth solution adoption with your users.

Support tender submissions

Let's examine how to speed up needs for tender submission and process. Take advantage of the experience and knowledge of a geoscience expert!

Let’s discover Geoscience & Monitoring Consulting services

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GMC offers consulting services to potentialize team success and activity growth!

We can arrange a meeting to evaluate your needs, make an initial diagnosis of your situation, present my services & my methodology in more detail.

"Setting and executing correctly the validation of your solution is key to ensure its quality, timely go-to-market and your activity growth, while optimizing your solution development velocity."