Neil Wildgust, M.Sc.

Director Cordilleran Geoscience

Neil Wildgust. Director, Cordilleran Geoscience

 Phone: (250) 480-8556

 Email: Neil.Wildgust@gov.bc.ca

Neil provides support and leadership for the many professional geoscientists who collect field and laboratory data on the provinces mineral resources.  Neil helps guide ongoing projects and is involved in the initiation and shepherding of new programs.  These projects better define the province’s known mineral resources and also highlight areas where potential may exist.

Education

Southampton University (B.Sc., 1987)
Cardiff University (M.Sc., 1998)

Expertise

Neil has worked as an earth scientist for over 3 decades, with experience encompassing mining and industrial minerals, hydrogeology, contaminated land assessment and geotechnics. More recently he has managed international applied research on carbon capture and storage, including the IEAGHG Weyburn-Midale Project in Saskatchewan and the Plains CO2 Reduction Partnership. Since 2016, Neil was an Associate Director at the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) originally a federal facility under the U.S. Bureau of Mines but in 1983 became part of University of North Dakota. Neil has a M.Sc. in Applied Environmental Geology from Cardiff University and a B.Sc. in Geology from Southampton University. He also serves as an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control.

Publications

 

Wildgust, N., Jones, L.D., Clarke, G., and Hickin, A.S., 2021. British Columbia Geological Survey annual program review 2020-2021. In: Geological Fieldwork 2021, Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, British Columbia Geological Survey Paper 2021-01, pp. 1-14.

 

Wildgust, N., Leroux, K., Botnen, B., Daly, D., Jensen, M., Kalenze, N., Burton-Kelly, M., Dalkhaa, C., Doll, T., and Gorecki, C., 2019. Pre-feasibility study of CCS in western Nebraska. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Volume 84, May 2019, Pages 1-12.

 

Wildgust, N., Nakles, D., and Klapperich, R., 2018.  PCOR Partnership assessment of CO2 geologic storage associated with enhanced oil recovery. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. Volume 79 December 2018 Pages 34-37.  www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1750583618306194.

 

Wildgust, N., Consoli, C., and Court, B., 2015. The Global Status of CCS 2015, Volume 3, CCS Technologies. Global CCS Institute, Pages 36 – 53.

 

Wildgust, N., Gilboy, C., and Tontiwachwuthikul, P., 2013. Introduction to a decade of research by the IEAGHG Weyburn-Midale CO2 Monitoring and Storage Project. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Volume 16 Supplement 1, June 2013, Pages S1–S4.

Managing Guest Editor: Wildgust, N.. Guest editors: Tontiwachwuthikul, P. and Gilboy, C., 2013. The IEAGHG Weyburn-Midale CO2 Monitoring and Storage Project. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Volume 16 Supplement 1, June 2013.

 

Aarnes, J. and Wildgust, N., 2012. Introduction. In: B. Hitchen (Editor), Best Practices for Validating CO2 Geological Storage, 1 – 7, Geoscience Publishing.

Wang, J., Ryan, D., Anthony, E., Wigston, A., Basava-Reddi, L., and Wildgust, N., 2012. The effects of impurities in oxyfuel flue gas on CO2 storage. J International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Volume 11, November 2012, Pages 158–162.

 

Cavanagh, A., and Wildgust, N., 2011. Pressurization and brine displacement issues for deep saline formation CO2 storage. Energy Procedia, Volume 4, 2011, Pages 4814–4821.

Godec, M., Kuuskraa, V., Van Leeuwen, T., Melzer, L.S., and Wildgust, N., 2011. CO2 storage in depleted oil fields: The worldwide potential for CO2 enhanced oil recovery. Energy Procedia, Volume 4, 2011, Pages 2162–2169.

Wang, J., Ryan, D., Anthony, E., Wildgust, N., and Aiken, T., 2011. Effects of impurities on CO2 transport, injection and storage. Energy Procedia, Volume 4, 2011, Pages 3071–3078.

Wildgust, N., Gorecki, C.D., and Bremer, J.M., 2011. An overview of the IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme regional geologic storage capacity studies. Energy Procedia, Volume 4, 2011, Pages 4835–4840.