Basin Energy has secured a top tier appointment to lead its exploration push to find high grade uranium in Canada’s world class Athabasca Basin.

Basin (ASX:BSN) will tap the experience of geologist Odile Maufrais as its new exploration manager as it looks for the next big discovery in the Athabasca Basin region, a top three global producer for 45 years and home to some of the world’s largest uranium mines including Cameco’s Cigar Lake and McArthur River,

Maufrais brings with her 13 years’ experience as an exploration geo, with specific expertise in the uranium exploration and mining industry.

That includes 12 years with ORANO, one of the world’s largest uranium producers with assignments in Canada, Niger and France.

Maufrais has also worked on more than 15 green and brownfield uranium exploration projects in the Athabasca basin, most recently leading a number of exploration campaigns and being an active member of ORANO’s research and development team.

That involved trialling and streamlining cost effective drilling techniques on Athabasca Basin projects and the update of the NI43-101 compliant resource estimate for the Midwest Main and Midwest A deposits.

Straight to business

They are all big ticks for Maufrais’ new role, which will start with working directly with Basin’s JV partner CanAlaska to provide technical direction and oversight on the exploration at the Geikie, North Millennium and Marshall projects.

“I am pleased to join the Basin Energy team and look forward to applying my experience in the Athabasca Basin to the Company’s exciting portfolio of exploration projects,” Maufrais said.

Basin is raring to drill, starting with Geikie in the first quarter of 2023, after raising $9m in an IPO to list on the ASX this month, tapping into the resurgence of uranium as a commodity for the world’s future, low carbon energy needs.

“On behalf of the Board of Basin, I welcome Odile as part of the team, and we were delighted to have an exploration manager of her calibre contributing directly relevant technical and operational skill sets to the Company,” Basin MD Pete Moorhouse said.

“Odile’s broad operational experience in Athabasca uranium exploration, coupled with her strong technical focus for target generation places her in an ideal position to direct and lead Basin’s upcoming exploration programs at Geikie, North Millennium and Marshall.

“In addition to this, Odile’s broad knowledge of global uranium systems will be an asset as the Company continues to grow.

“The timing of her appointment is ideal with exploration work now well underway at Geikie as the Company prepares for its Maiden drill campaign in Q1 2023.”




This article was developed in collaboration with Basin Energy, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.


This article does not constitute financial product advice. You should consider obtaining independent advice before making any financial decisions.