Steve Melzer is a consulting engineer in Midland, Texas specializing in understanding the reservoirs below the oil/water contacts as well as CO2 injection projects and enhanced oil recovery (EOR). Working with The University of Texas of the Permian Basin, he led a cross discipline team to research the origins, properties and distribution of residual oil zones in the Permian Basin under the sponsorship of RPSEA.
He provides engineering and business planning services for a variety of U.S. and International commercial clients in the oil and gas, industrial gas, coal and power sectors as well as advising policy makers and non-governmental organizations on the subject of CO2 EOR and carbon capture and storage. He has also originated and operated many exploration and production projects in the oil and gas sector. His recent studies involve understanding the science of residual oil zones and their commercial exploitation through the use of CO2 EOR and horizontal well depressuring.
He is the director of the annual CO2 Flooding Conference and assists in organizing the EOR Carbon Management Workshop held each year in December in Midland, Texas. These two events are sponsored by thirty key companies in the energy sector. He has served on IOGCC committee for carbon capture and storage and as Director of The University of Texas of the Permian Basin’s Petroleum Industry Alliance from 1993-1997 and is currently serving on the Technical Advisory Board for the Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute.
Steve resides in Midland, TX. He has a BS in geological engineering from Texas A&M and a MS degree in Engineering from Purdue University.