Grant Wach

Director of the Basin & Reservoir Lab

Phone: 902-494-8019
Fax: 902-494-6889
Mailing Address: 
1355 Oxford Street Room 3060, Life Sciences Centre Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Petroleum Geoscience
  • Basin and Field Analysis and Stratigraphy
  • Outcrop Analogs, Core Studies, Geologic and Reservoir Modelling
  • Reservoir Characterization and Provenance Studies

Curriculum Vitae: Grant's CV [pdf - 1.7M] (updated October 2019)

Dr. Grant Wach was appointed Professor of Petroleum Geoscience at Dalhousie University in 2002. A specialist in Reservoir Characterization and Stratigraphy, his interest in complex oil reservoirs began at Syncrude, in the oil sands of Alberta. Prior to Dalhousie he was with Exxon (now ExxonMobil) and was Geoscience Research Associate at Texaco (now Chevron) involved with exploration and commercialization with business units around the globe.

He has conducted research on, and led field schools and courses in exploration, development and reservoir characterization in several countries. At Texaco he was named “Outstanding Instructor” for his contributions to training. In 2012 he was the first recipient of “Professor of the Year” award from the AAPG Foundation.

He has been Visiting Professor at the University of West Indies (Petroleum Geoscience programme) and the University of Adelaide’s Australia School of Petroleum (Co-operative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies), and at the universities of Lisbon and Coimbra in Portugal.

Professor Wach has an Honours B.A.(Geography/Geology) from the University of Western Ontario, a M.Sc. (Geology) from South Carolina, and a D.Phil. (Geology) from the University of Oxford.

Read more about Professor Wach and connecting with industry on the DALVision webpage.