Scott has presented at over 30 conferences worldwide. Scott’s presentations demonstrate his expertise in geochemistry environmental data interpretation, scientific communication in mining and oil and gas sectors, and expertise in analytical, organic, biological, and environmental chemistry. You can see more of Scott’s work in over 15 publications in leading scientific journals.
More about Scott’s Work
Stable Isotope Chemistry
Scott’s expertise is in stable isotope geochemistry. He specializes in interpreting gas and fluid migration in sedimentary basins for monitoring enhanced oil recovery operations (EOR) and carbon capture utilization and sequestration (CCUS). At the Stable Isotope Laboratory at the University of Toronto, Scott was involved in projects with Carbon Management Canada and the Deep Carbon Observatory. During these projects, Scott investigated the storage of CO2 in EOR and CCUS, and he examined subsurface gas and fluid migration pathways in Canadian and South African deep mining operations.
Scott has developed new techniques in stable isotope chemistry for understanding fundamental chemical processes such as decarboxylation and catalysis. Scott’s work led to the discovery of a new reaction mechanism for decarboxylation.
Compound-Specific Isotope Analysis (CSIA)
Scott’s experience includes using CSIA on environmental tracers to investigate degradation processes in contaminated groundwater. Scott has used CSIA in both laboratory studies and field studies for multiple applications.
Due to his work, Scott received an award for the Environmental Project-of-the-Year (U.S. Department of Defense) from the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP). The award was provided to Scott for contributing to the understanding of biodegradation mechanisms for cis-dichloroethene and Vinyl chloride.
Scott is developing new geochemical tools that integrate hydrocarbons and noble gas tracers to evaluate environmental reactive processes. The intent is to provide more detailed information on gas/fluid transport mechanisms in the oil and gas sector.
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