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Professor David Schechter

David Schecter Esanda EngineeringDr. David S. Schechter is the Aghorn Energy Career Development Professor at Texas A&M University. Dr. Schechter received his B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin (1984) and his PhD in physical chemistry from Bristol University, England (1988). He manages a research program in Enhanced Oil Recovery both with chemical additives and via gas injection. He specializes in EOR with surfactants CO2 and is Director of the Chaparral-Fischer CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery Center at Texas A&M where he raised 1.75 million dollars to fund the laboratory. Dr. Schechter holds a patent and has published over 100 manuscripts in journals and conferences.

Dr. Schechter was the author and Principal Investigator for a Department of Energy/National Petroleum Technology Office Class III Field Demonstration CO2 project in the naturally fractured Spraberry Trend Area with Pioneer Natural Resources where he also spent 3 summers as an time employee and technical specialist. Dr. Schechter has 25 years of direct experience with CO2 including everything from basic laboratory studies to development of full field CO2 floods. Dr. Schechter has taught basic reservoir simulation, Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR), simulation of naturally fractured reservoirs and has consulted in over a dozen countries with significant experience consulting and simulation projects with PEMEX on several naturally fractured reservoirs in Mexico. 


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