Robert Howell Goldstein


Robert Goldstein
  • Associate Dean for Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Haas Distinguished Professor
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Geology
  • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Contact Info

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Strong Hall, room #200
Lindley Hall, room #313
University of Kansas
1475 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045-4974

Research

Goldstein's research specialties include sequence stratigraphy of carbonates, diagenesis, and fluid-inclusion research. Current research focuses on the following: (1) sea-level, paleotopographic, oceanographic, and climate controls on depositional sequence architecture of the Spanish Miocene; (2) modeling reservoir-analog architecture in deep-water and shallow water carbonates; (3) predicting porosity in reservoirs from new conceptual models of carbonate diagenesis; (4) effect of hydrothermal fluids on carbonate and sandstone reservoir rocks; (5) origin and distribution of early and late dolomite; (6) new fluid inclusion techniques for constraining thermal evolution of sedimentary systems; and (7) new fluid inclusion techniques for evaluating history of fluid composition. Currently, he and his students are working on a variety of projects dealing with upstream fossil fuel energy supply including both conventional and unconventional oil and gas resources.

Research interests:

  • fluid inclusions
  • diagenesis
  • sequence stratigraphy
  • Sea-level, paleotopographic, oceanographic
  • Modeling reservoir-analog architecture in deep-water and shallow water carbonates
  • Predicting porosity in reservoirs from new conceptual models of carbonate diagenesis
  • Effect of hydrothermal fluids on carbonate and sandstone reservoir rocks
  • Origin and distribution of early and late dolomite
  • New fluid inclusion techniques for evaluating history of fluid composition
  • upstream fossil fuel energy supply

Teaching

Teaching interests:

  • stratigraphy
  • carbonate sedimentology
  • geology
  • oil