Jürgen Kraus


Jürgen is a consulting geologist in international hydrocarbon exploration specializing in prospect generation in deformed and fractured frontier basins. Since establishing “Franconia Geoscience Ltd.” in 2003, he has helped establish the technical foundations to build small companies on and has worked on international exploration projects in countries such as China, Mongolia, Morocco, and Germany. Previously, he had performed structural modeling and seismic interpretation in the Foothills for Shell Canada. He has 27 years of field experience. Jürgen holds an M.Sc. in Structural Geology and Geophysics from Göttingen University, Germany (1991), and a Ph.D. in Structural Geology and Tectonics from the University of New Brunswick (1998). Before moving to Calgary, he had assignments with GSC Ottawa, Aachen University of Technology, and the Saskatchewan Geological Survey.