Dr. David S. Schechter has over 20 years of direct experience in project analysis as a consulting reservoir engineer. Dr. Schechter has consulted and/or supervised the work flow on a wide range of projects that span almost every oil province in the world. Dr. Schechter has consulted, mentored or taught in England, Norway, Romania, China, Russia, South Korea, Australia, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Bolivia, Columbia, Venezuela, Mexico, Canada, and the United States. Dr. Schechter is an expert in CO2 enhanced oil recovery, naturally fractured reservoirs, CO2 injection, unconventional liquid reservoirs, surface chemistry and mentoring work flow.

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles32
  • Tovar, F. D., Barrufet, M. A., & Schechter, D. S. (2021). Enhanced Oil Recovery in the Wolfcamp Shale by Carbon Dioxide or Nitrogen Injection: An Experimental Investigation. SPE Journal. 26(01), 515-537.
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  • Al Yousef, Z. A., Almobarky, M. A., & Schechter, D. S. (2020). Surfactant and a mixture of surfactant and nanoparticles to stabilize CO2/brine foam, control gas mobility, and enhance oil recovery. Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology. 10(2), 439-445.
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  • Saputra, I., Park, K. H., Zhang, F., Adel, I. A., & Schechter, D. S. (2019). Surfactant-Assisted Spontaneous Imbibition to Improve Oil Recovery on the Eagle Ford and Wolfcamp Shale Oil Reservoir: Laboratory to Field Analysis. Energy & Fuels. 33(8), 6904-6920.
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Conference Papers100
  • Alvarez, J. O., Saputra, I. W., & Schechter, D. S. (2018). The Impact of Surfactant Imbibition and Adsorption for Improving Oil Recovery in the Wolfcamp and Eagle Ford Reservoirs. 23(06), 2103-2117.
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  • Alvarez, J. O., Tovar, F. D., & Schechter, D. S. (2018). Improving Oil Recovery in the Wolfcamp Reservoir by Soaking/Flowback Production Schedule With Surfactant Additives. 21(04), 1083-1096.
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chaired theses and dissertations
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Texas A&M University; Petroleum Engineering; 3116 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3116