Matteo Niccoli

Advisor, Geophysics


  • Advises¬†on geophysical matters relating to oil and gas exploration, development and production.
  • Studies geological and geophysical data to better understand the geology and hydrocarbon potential of the Canada-Nova Scotia offshore area.
  • Reviews geoscience aspects of industry submitted activity authorizations, reports and plans.

Biographical Snapshot:

  • Matteo has 18 years of petroleum geoscience experience.
  • Prior to joining the CNSOPB, Matteo worked as Geophysicist in the Oil and Gas Industry in Calgary, Alberta and Stavanger, Norway.
  • Has written a scientific blog for 10 years with focus on scientific computing in geoscience; he has published articles on the use of colors in seismic visualization and interpretation.
  • Matteo has completed several technical training courses in Earth sciences, seismic interpretation and analysis, and scientific computing.

Education, Affiliations, and Accolades:

  • Master of Science (Geophysics), University of Calgary
  • Bachelor of Science (Earth Sciences), University of Rome, Italy
  • Registered Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.)
  • Member of the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysics

    More About Matteo:

    • Matteo enjoys longboarding, juggling, drawing, and swimming in the ocean.
    • He loves traveling, eating, playing games, and watching movies with his family.