DAVID MERCHANT is President of Merchant Consulting, a company specializing in CO2 tertiary oil recovery, reservoir modeling, and basin study analysis to determine the next generation of CO2 floods.
He started his career 36 years ago (1976) with Amoco Production Co. evaluating projects in the Gulf of Mexico, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, and the Permian Basin of Texas. In 1994 he joined Pennzoil doing the same type of work.
In 1998, he formed Merchant Consulting. For the past 14 years, his company has provided basin study analyses (dot-to-dot) across the United States, scoping model predictions for the next generation of CO2floods, and reservoir simulation analyses targeting both conventional and un-conventional CO2 recovery techniques. His clientele ranges from major oil companies (BP Alternative Energy, BP, Shell, Marathon, and Maersk, etc.), to smaller independent companies (Union Royalty, POGO, and Pure Resources, etc.).
With over 26 years of CO2 experience specializing in tertiary oil recovery, CO2 sequestration, reservoir modeling, and basin study analysis, his plans are to pursue EOR and CO2sequestration projects across the globe in areas of the world that have EOR potential, but lack the CO2 to make the projects work.