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Charlie Carlisle

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President & Founder

Chemical Tracers, Inc.

Laramie, WY


phone: 307-742-0418

President and founder of Chemical Tracers, Inc. Forty-three years’ experience in oil and gas exploration and production in technical service company sector. Extensive experience in laboratory and field research and development work. Fourteen years’ experience as owner-operator of an oilfield in Wyoming. Thirty years’ experience as general manager of small start-up technical service companies.


B.S., Chemistry, Northeast Louisiana State College, 1971.
M.S., Analytical Chemistry, Northeast Louisiana University, 1972. Completed numerous professional schools including Well Log Analysis, Reservoir Engineering, Enhanced Oil Recovery, Reservoir Core Analysis, Petroleum Exploration Geochemistry and six geology courses.

Professional Experience

1987-Present: President, Founder, Chemical Tracers, Inc., Laramie, Wyoming. Continued to develop Single Well Chemical Tracer Test technology as a service specialty. Completed 600+ test in Alaska, Canada, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Algeria Russia, Malaysia, Egypt, Canada and Domestic USA. These projects were completed to establish target oil volumes for planned enhanced oil recovery operations and to field test enhanced oil recovery methods.

1987-1988: Manager C.T. Scanning Lab, University of Houston, Houston, Texas. Worked part time as manager of research lab. Helped PhD graduate students in Chemical Engineering Department. Specialized in CAT scanning laboratory core flow experiments.

1990-1992: President, Founder, Wyoming Carbonics, Inc.
A specialty company offering CO2 huff 'n' puff services to oil producers in Wyoming. Designed and custom built 400 ton/day CO2 liquefaction plant in Bairoil Wyoming, and portable CO2 injection system. Completed 48 CO2 huff 'n' puff projects in Wyoming and three in Alberta.

1991 to 2004: Operating partner and co-owner of Lightning Creek Oil field, Power River Basin, Wyoming. Purchased 50% of field in 1991 and operated the 16 well field with one partner. Conducted all aspects of Petroleum Engineering management of field production, workover and drilling operations. My partner and I conducted all well workover activities with a service rig that we owned and operated.

July 1992-1999: Vice President, CHA Corporation, Laramie, Wyoming.
Managing research work sponsored by DOE, DOD and Industry. Developing a variety of processes, which utilize microwave energy to catalyze various chemical reactions. Work comprises design and building of reactor systems, managing daily operations and experiments in a research laboratory, and writing research proposals and reports.

1979-1987: Manager Production Research, Geochem Research, Inc. Houston, Texas. Developed laboratory analytical systems needed to accommodate contract field research projects and new service ventures. Developed and managed new field service to measure residual oil saturation via Single Well Chemical Tracer test. Completed about 150 total field projects in Borneo, Canada, England, Saudi Arabia, South America, and USA.

1973-1978: Manager of Field Operations, Geochem Laboratories, Inc. Houston, Texas. Managed group of offshore oil and gas exploration specialists conducting seismic and geochemical prospecting surveys. Headed research and development of new analytical methods in geochemical service laboratory.

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