Steve Rogers

Adjunct Professor, PhD

Dr. Steve Rogers is senior principal geoscientist with WSP-Golder with wide experience of working in the field of fractured rock and reservoir characterisation in both mining and oil & gas sectors for over 30 years. Having started his career in mining looking at fracture development underground, he then spent 6 years working on the UK radioactive waste disposal programme where he was heavily involved with all aspects of fracture characterisation including borehole image interpretation, fracture mapping and logging, the prediction of flow from fractures, well testing and the interpretation of in situ stress from breakouts. After a two-year secondment to the Government of Vanuatu to manage the National Geology Department, he returned to the British Geological Survey before joining Golder Associates to help develop their fractured reservoir services based around discrete fracture network (DFN) technology.

In 2005 he moved to Golder’s Vancouver office where in addition to fractured reservoir analysis, he has also been focused on the applications of DFN technology to mining related activities and in particular open pit stability assessments and rock mass characterization and fragmentation predictions for block caving operations.