Chuck Peterson is recently retired from Devon Energy with nearly 40 years of experience in prospect evaluation, reservoir characterization, reserve evaluation and petroleum economics as well as field operations. Chuck most recently spent the past 18 years located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in Devon’s Rocky Mountain group as Senior Advisor with responsibilities in Wyoming, Montana, Utah and North Dakota. Chuck’s career has spanned areas from the Louisiana and Texas Gulf Coast, through the Midwest and into the Rocky Mountain area since his 1977 graduation from the University of Kansas (BSCE).
Chuck initially accepted a position in reservoir and operations engineering with Exxon, USA, in New Orleans and Lafayette, Louisiana. Since then, Chuck has held positions with Texas Oil & Gas in Wichita, Kansas and Corpus Christi, Texas, Marathon and Sonat Exploration in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma as well as his most recent position with Devon Energy Corporation.
With Devon, Chuck has served as reservoir engineer over properties in both Wyoming, Montana, Utah and North Dakota. In Chuck’s recent assignment in Wyoming’s Wind River Basin, he was responsible for the identification and evaluation of Devon’s Beaver Creek Madison CO2 flood, which was initiated mid-summer 2008 as well as the Big Sand Draw Tensleep CO2 flood initiated mid-2014 developing over 45 MMbbls of incremental reserves between the two fields. He was also lead author of SPE paper (152862) on the BCU Madison CO2 flood.
Chuck was also heavily involved in Devon’s on campus engineering recruiting efforts and currently participates in the technical advisory board for the Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) at the University of Wyoming, as well as the Industry Advisory Board for the Montana Tech Petroleum Engineering Department.