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Ben Sheets

Senior Geologist

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Ben Sheets has more than 15 years of experience as a professional geoscientist with a background that spans sedimentology, sediment remediation, hydrogeology, geophysics, numerical modeling, and hydrocarbon exploration. He has managed field and laboratory studies in settings ranging from urban to wilderness environments using a variety of techniques and instrumentation. Ben has evaluated tailings slurry deposition strategies; characterized oil sands tailings deposits for mine operators; and developed hydrodynamic and sedimentologic numerical models to support contaminated sediment remediation, water quality improvements, and environmental litigation. He has also designed and managed field studies aimed at measuring long-term river-channel migration rates in the Fargo-Moorhead area of northwestern Minnesota as well as groundwater assessment studies to evaluate proposed mining operations in the upper Midwest.


(952) 832-2610


PhD, Geology, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

BA, Geology, Carleton College


Barr Engineering Co.
4300 MarketPointe Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55435

Phone: 952-832-2600
Fax: 952-832-2601
Toll free: 800-632-2277