STS AIChE January 2020 Monthly Dinner Meeting | AIChE

STS AIChE January 2020 Monthly Dinner Meeting

Thursday, January 9, 2020,
5:30pm to 9:00pm
In-Person / Local

January 9, 2020 Dinner Presentation: TBD


5:30PM-6:30PM Workshops

6:00PM - 7:00PM Social/Networking Time

7:00PM - 8:00PM Dinner and STS Announcements

8:00PM - 9:00PM Dinner Presentation/Speaker

Abstract: The Next Evolution of the Shale Oil Revolution - The Good, The Bad, The Ugly - The Carbon Storage Solution 

Paper: CO2 Sequestration - Enhanced Oil Recovery - CO2/EOR "Huff-n-Puff" in the 21st Century 

In July 2019, David published a paper through the CMTC (Carbon Management Technology Conference) titled: CMTC-554157–CO2 Sequestration - Enhanced Oil Recovery - CO2/EOR "Huff-n-Puff" in the 21st Century”. The paper targets how the NEXT EVOLUTION in the SHALE OIL REVOLUTION will impact Shale Oil Recovery in the 21st Century. Current Primary Oil Recovery is about 8% OOIP. The talk centers on The Good (Oil Rate), The Bad (Rig Count), and The Ugly (Flare gas) in Shale Oil Recovery and a new proposed plan that would not only “Put out the Flare” in the Permian Basin, but would also recover 2X to 3X today’s Primary Shale Oil Recovery from existing drilled wells. 

The presentation and paper represent my "Vison" of attacking Climate Change one project area at a time. This time, it's the "Flare in the Permian Basin". My goal is to "Put out the Flare" while "Recovering 2X or even 3X today's Unconventional Primary Shale Oil Recovery", while sequestering 4.5 TCF of CO2. The paper represents a "Blue Print" that encompasses Industries on "Both sides of the fence" - On the CO2 Capture side: NetPower Capture, EPCOT electrical expansion goals, infrastructure pipelines, production facilities, and in-field hydrogen and CO2 small scale generation development. On the CO2 Storage side of the business: New electrical submersible high pressure pump development, Pattern and field CO2/EOR "Huff-n-Puff" design and field implementation optimization, along with Scoping model (40x50) square mile area predictions, etc. The question becomes “At what point will Unconventional Shale Oil CO2/EOR “Huff-n-Puff” make its mark in the 21st Century?”

Speaker: David Merchant

David Merchant is a Reservoir Engineer with 44 years of oil and gas experience. He started his career with Amoco in 1976, where he worked four years in the Gulf of Mexico, two years at Amoco’s Research Center in Reservoir Simulation, four years in the Africa and Middle East Region, and eight years in the Permian Basin. After Amoco, he spent three years at Pennzoil working Permian Basin oil fields. He began his Consulting career 22 years ago in 1998 with Shell CO2 Company. Since then, he has consulted for Major Oil Companies (Shell, Marathon, Oxy Permian, BP Alternative Energy, Maersk, etc.) and Independent companies such as (Denbury, Hilcorp, Petro Santander, etc.). His Carbon and Capture experience started 20 years ago while consulting for Los Alamos in the formation of the Regional Partnerships. His CO2 Sequestration experience includes: Basin Study Analysis, Scoping Model Predictions, Reservoir Modeling, and Reservoir Management. His current focus is to partner with AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers), SPE, and Shale Oil operators in the Permian Basin to “Put out the Flare” from Unconventional Shale Oil Wells while achieving 2X or even 3X Primary Oil Recovery. This presentation through SPE and AIChE provides a path towards achieving that goal. 


Dinner Buffet:

Cesar Salad

Garlic Bread

Chicken Scallopini

Beef Stuffed Shells

Sauteed Garlic Veggies

Mashed Cauliflower


Chocolate Mousse

Coffee Station:

Regular and Decaffeinated Coffee

Hot Water and Tea Option

Non-Alcoholic Beverages:

Iced Tea with Lemon Wedges



Alcoholic Beverage:

Cash Bar**

** Cash only – no electronic payment option





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Students $20 $20 $30 $30

Online Registration closes at 4:00 pm the day of the event Thursday, January 9, 2019. After this time, you may register at the door.


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