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Jørgen A. Bojesen-Koefoed


Senior scientist, head of Laboratory for Organic Geochemistry and Petrology, overall project manager for GEUS' petroleum-related activities in North and Northeast Greenland


  • Roskilde University Centre 1980-81
  • University of Copenhagen 1981-1988 (M.Sc./Cand.scient., geology/sedimentology/organic petrology and geochemistry, 1988)
  • Technical University of Denmark 1989-1992. (Ph.D./Lic.techn., marine geology/organic geochemistry 1993)

Employment record:          

  • 1981-88 Assistant, Geological Survey of Denmark (DGU)
  • 1983-88 Secretary, Geological Society of Denmark (DGF)
  • 1985 Field-assistant, Geological Survey of Greenland (GGU), North Greenland
  • 1986 Field-assistant/wellsite geologist, Geological Survey of Greenland (GGU), Northeast Greenland
  • 1987 Field-assistant, Geological Survey of Greenland (GGU), Northeast Greenland
  • 1988 Scientific Assistant, Geological Survey of Denmark (DGU)
  • 1989-1992 Ph.D project, Danish Research Academy and Geological Survey of Denmark (DGU)
  • 1989 "On the Job Training", AGIP Spa. San Donato Milanese, Italy
  • 1991-1992  "On the Job Training" Norsk Hydro F-Senter, Bergen, Norway 
  • 1992-96: Research scientist, Geological Survey of Denmark (DGU), presently Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS)
  • 1996- : Senior Research Scientist, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS)

Field experience:

Extensive field experience from Greenland (North, Northeast and West), Iceland, Faroe Islands, USA, Canada, Vietnam, Cambodia, Africa, UK, Germany, Greece and Denmark

Key Qualifications and assignments:

  • 25+ years of professional experience, working primarily with petroleum geology, and with the application of organic geochemistry and petrology within petroleum exploration.
  • Responsible for the design of, application for, and management of a large number of research projects.
  • Responsible for petroleum geochemical investigations in Greenland since 1996
  • Overall project manager of GEUS’s Petroleum Geology related projects in Northeast Greenland since 2007
  • Expedition leader, Northeast Greenland and North Greenland 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012; 2013


  • 1996-2002: Deputy shop-steward
  • 2001-2004 : Employee-representative to the GEUS Board
  • Official opponent at Dr. Scient. dissertations (2000, 2007, 2010), University of Bergen, and University of Oslo, Norway
  • Instructor of several courses for students, technicians and professionals within both industry and academia in  Denmark, Vietnam, China, Uganda, and Brazil
  • ”institutional capacity building” (technology transfer and training) in Lithuania, Latvia, Vietnam and Uganda
  • 2007, 2011 Visiting professor, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil