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Marc Mainguy




Marc Mainguy, manager of the injectivity component of the Wells R&D programme

Marc Mainguy holds an engineering degree in Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computing Methods from the Institut Galilée (Paris XIII), and a PhD from the École nationale des ponts et chaussées (ENPC), specialising in structures and materials. He studied for his post-doctorate in the Civil Engineering and Environment Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, Cambridge, USA). Marc Mainguy began his oil industry career in 2000 as a geomechanics research engineer with IFPEN (IFP Energies nouvelles). He joined the Total Group in 2006, working on Heavy Oils and Tight Gas Reservoir R&D projects.

Since 2015, Marc Mainguy has held two positions in parallel: Reservoir/Borehole Interface engineer in the Wells Productivity Department, and section head for the Wells R&D project.



  • In 2009, Marc Mainguy joined the Geomechanics Department, where he conducted operational surveys for Total E&P subsidiaries.
  • He was assigned in 2011 to the Well Construction and Maintenance Department in Aberdeen (UK). As a geomechanics specialist, he carried out geomechanical surveys there for the development of HPHT oilfields.
  • In 2015, Marc Mainguy was made technical manager for permeability reduction tests (PRT) in the TRESEOR project. He supervised the construction of the PRT test mechanism by OMV, and coordinated the test schedule on-site with OMV.



Marc Mainguy is the author of several publications in the fields of civil engineering, porous media, and geomechanics, including: