Our People:

Simon Nielsen

Senior Geologist


Simon is from Denmark and came to New Zealand after having lived in Norway, USA and Japan. He joined the Kenex team in December 2011. His previous experience includes research in marine geology, paleoclimate and volcanic geochemistry of the Antarctic region. He has also held a variety of roles as geologist in marine scientific drilling and coring.


  • 4 years of post-doctoral research
  • 2 years as core sample curator
  • 2 years as IODP expedition project manager
  • Candidate of Science, Geology (equivalent of MSc Hons.) - University of Copenhagen
  • Doctorate of Science (PhD) - Tromsų Univeristy
  • 2D and 3D spatial modelleing
  • Collection and collation of GIS data from mineral reports
  • Assisting clients with geological and offshore projects

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