Will discuss the technical and commercial challenges that the global Residual Oil Zones present for transformative science, engineering, and policy. The utilization of CO2 to enable EOR, as well as impact on our global CO2 emissions footprint, presents significant research funding opportunities from industry and governmental sources.
Mr. Melzer combines his technical academic background with thirty plus years of oil and gas industry experience including the conduct of research and technology transfer activities for industry, the U.S. Government and the State of Texas. This background has grown to international consulting in the field of EOR and Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS). For the past several years he has been involved in a variety of projects which include the following sponsors: Maersk Oil & Gas, Petra Nova, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P., Siemens, Corning, numerous independent oil and gas companies, The University of Texas System, US Army, US Air Force, U.S. Dept. of Energy, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and U.S. Bureau of Mines.