This presentation ( also available on French
) provided by Mr.
"My name is
Dominique ROBILLARD, I was born June 14, 1951 in Boulogne-sur-Mer (1st
fishing French port in the North of France), already at the age of 12
was passionate about mysteries of Geology, amazed by the beauties of
and fascinated by the secrets of Paleontology... Also, it was quite
I went naturally to geological studies. I finished my university
going through my first field campaigns in Greece (Study of the
complex of North Pindus), then in Sicily (Study of the neotectonics of
Quaternary deposits on the Tyrrhenian side of Sicily), to finally
PhD in Morocco (Structural study of northern Middle Atlas). My first
to teach Geology at Mohammed Vth University in Rabat (Morocco) for 7
years. Then I went back to France, where I had a career as an oil
the ESSO Company : first of all as an exploration geologist and then
quickly as a production geologist.
As such, I was in charge of the
the Paris Basin, and then those of the Archachon Basin (in the southern
vicinity of Bordeaux). I finished my career at ESSO-Norway on the North
drilling rigs as an operation geologist.
Now, I'm in
retirement and after a very busy professional life serving my
passion, I returned to my home area.
geological passion, I also have a passion for Philately. As such, I am
vice-president of the French Association of Thematic Philately (AFPT)
am the leader of the Geology-Prehistory section.
From 1982 to 2013, I was the editor of the quarterly newsletter of this
section. Since October 2016, I am also in charge of the "news"
section in the American magazine Philagem International (the mineral
of the American Topical Association). Finally, I am secretary of my
philatelic association: the Philatelic Association of Boulonnais (APB)
charge of its newsletter.
I do not exhibit
in competition because I am not a "medal hunter", but I have several
"geo-philatelic" collections that I willingly lent for geological
events in museums or mineral shows, etc.
So when Admin
of this site asked me to put here this
presentation, that I made a couple of years ago for AFPT, it was with
pleasure that I accepted his proposal."
Any feedback, comments or even complaints
are welcome: firstname.lastname@example.org (you
can email me on ENglish, DEutsch, or RUssian)