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

Job Role at Kenex:

  • 2D and 3D spatial modelleing
  • Collection and collation of GIS data from mineral reports
  • Assisting clients with geological and offshore projects







Simon's Key Projects at Kenex:


  • Offshore project management and assistance with exploration data for the Chatham Rise project
  • 2D prospectivity modelling of VMS and orogenic gold in the Lachlan Fold Belt, New South Wales
  • 2D and 3D prospectivity modelling of orogenic gold in the Plutonic/Marymia Greenstone Belt for Dampier Gold
  • Global copper review for clients

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