Ben Rostron

Professor, Faculty of Science - Earth & Atmospheric Sciences Admin

Contact

Professor, Faculty of Science - Earth & Atmospheric Sciences Admin
Email
ben.rostron@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-2178
Address
3-065 Centennial Ctr For Interdisciplinary SCS II
11335 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5

Overview

Research
Research area

Hydrogeology

Research interest

Petroleum Hydrogeology: the application of hydrogeological, principles/techniques to petroleum exploration.

Courses

EAS 323 - Introduction to Hydrogeology

The hydrologic cycle, water budgets and basic hydrologic processes; physical properties of porous media and groundwater flow principles; steady-state groundwater flow; transient groundwater flow, well hydraulics and groundwater resource evaluation; regional groundwater flow; and, basic hydrochemistry and transport processes. Prerequisites: One of EAS 100, 101, 102, 201 or 210 and MATH 113 or 114, PHYS 124 or 144, and one of PHYS 126, 130, or 146. SCI 100 may be used in lieu of EAS 100, MATH 114, PHYS 144 and 146. Not available to students with credit in EAS 223. [Faculty of Science]

Winter Term 2021
EAS 464 - Applied Hydrocarbon Geoscience

Advanced topics in the characterization of petroleum resources and the regional occurrence of hydrocarbons. Topics vary: see www.eas.ualberta.ca/eas464 for details. May be taken more than once for credit provided no topic is repeated. Topics include: (1) Regional and Petroleum Hydrogeology; (2) Petroleum Systems; (3) Geology of unconventional reservoirs; (4) Sedimentary Diagenesis and Reservoir Quality. Prerequisite: EAS 323 and 364, or consent of instructor.

Winter Term 2021
EAS 564 - Advanced Applied Hydrocarbon Geoscience

Advanced topics in the characterization of petroleum resources and the regional occurrence of hydrocarbons. Topics vary: see www.eas.ualberta.ca/eas564 for details. May be taken more than once for credit provided no topic in EAS 464 or 564 is repeated. Topics include: (1) Regional and Petroleum Hydrogeology; (2) Petroleum Systems; (3) Geology of unconventional reservoirs; (4) Sedimentary Diagenesis and Reservoir Quality. Classes concurrent with EAS 464.

Winter Term 2021