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Dr. Fred Wassmuth

Manager, In Situ Recovery

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Tight oil and waterflooding

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Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry | University of Calgary

Fred Wassmuth is the Manager for In Situ Recovery. He has consistently proven his expertise and worked his way up from group leader to leading a team that includes engineers, geologists, chemists, and physicists with the objective to develop enhanced oil recovery processes. The team has devised a set of sequential evaluations that move the technology from concept to the field application.

He has a broad background in investigating unconventional oil recovery, in particular improved waterflooding heavy oil, enhanced tight oil recovery, and the application of conformance control technologies. He is well-versed in bench scale, micro scale, coreflood and 3D modelling, reservoir simulations, and field applications. He can also able to conduct economic evaluations of projects and technologies.

Fred has been involved with traditional chemical flooding methods such as polymer and various surfactant processes. He has focused efforts on several field projects to demonstrate the commercial application of improved water flooding heavy oils in western Canada. More recently, his team started a joint industry research program on improving oil recovery from tight reservoirs and CO2 capture, storage and utilization.