The Basin and Reservoir Research Lab is multi-disciplinary. Professor Wach uses a research approach based on integrated, multi-disciplinary research themes:

  • Basin and Field Analysis and Stratigraphy
  • Outcrop Analogs, Core Studies, Geologic and Reservoir Modelling
  • Reservoir Characterization and Provenance Studies
  • Source Rock characterization and Paleoenvironmental interpretation

Learn more about our petroleum geoscience research.

Environment, Society, and Geoscience

  • Visit our Sustainable Energy Research webpage for more information about our environmental research
  • Lobbied and initiated the first environmental geoscience award to recognize excellence in research and presentation for the Atlantic Universities Geologic Conference (AUGC), 2015
  • Completed the first comprehensive overview of basins suitable for the storage of CO2 gas, 2014
  • Hosted the first public screening in Canada of the movie "Switch" - a comprehensive review of energy challenges facing the world, 2014

Current Operations 

The Basin and Reservoir Lab is currently undergoing massive renovations to our lab facilities, slated to finish by late Spring 2023. Until then, we have minimal access to our typical technologies, softwares, and spaces. 

In keeping with the Province of Nova Scotia and Dalhousie University's health and safety guidelines, most of our operations have been taking place remotely to help stop the spread of COVID-19 since early 2020. Through video conferencing software, email, and other forms of communication, we are able to continue conducting collaborative research and have created an online community. Dalhousie's campus is now open, with masks and physical distancing required in all the shared spaces. 

What's Happening

Planning is currently underway for a forum on Carbon Neutrality, in association with Net Zero Atlantic, the NS Department of Natural Resources and Renewables, and the University of Waterloo, scheduled for April 19th & 20th online and on Dalhousie campus. Further details about the forum will be shared soon.


Meet the Team

Led by Professor Grant Wach, our research team applies industry standard technology to research problems in basin analysis, reservoir prediction, characterization and modelling.

Recent Publications

In the Basin and Reservoir Lab, we aim to publish high quality research in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals and international conferences.