DR. MARY CARR, Executive Director in Charge of Programs is the RLO Rocky Mountain Director and an Assistant Research Professor at Colorado School of Mines. Over the past four years her focus has been on building geologic models of the crevasse splay and point bar deposits of the Cretaceous Illes Formation outcrops, Rangely Colorado. Previous research involved the Brushy Canyon deep-water sandstone outcrops of West Texas, conducting field work and producing reservoir models of the outcrops. As a Post-doc at the University of Wyoming, Dr. Carr was involved in outcrop and subsurface studies of the eolian Tensleep Formation in the Big Horn and Wind River Basins of Wyoming. Dr. Carr received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Geology from University of Texas at Arlington. In 1994 she received her Doctorate from The University of Texas at Austin working with Gary Kocurek on the Entrada Sandstone of Utah. Dr. Carr has authored several papers on eolian sedimentology, deep-water sand deposition and building deep-water sandstone reservoir models. E-Mail Mary Carr .
JEREMY VISCOMI, Executive Director in charge of Technology Transfer joined Kansas University’s Tertiary Oil Recovery Project (TORP) in May 2010 and became Regional Director for PTTC’s North Midcontinent area serving Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. Prior to his appointment, Viscomi was Program Officer for the KU Energy Council. He led that organization in the development of multiple technical conferences, short courses and tradeshow events, gaining knowledge of the O&G industry in Kansas. On behalf of the Energy Council he traveled the state forming relationships with key energy leaders, becoming acquainted with producers as well as regulatory, supply, service and marketing personnel, as well as KIOGA and EKOGA officers. He organized multiple technical conferences, short courses and special events bringing together national speakers and led multiple web-based initiatives. In addition to his work in energy, Viscomi has almost a decade of experience organizing technical conferences, special events, and trade shows. E-Mail Jeremy Viscomi .
KATHY CHAPMAN, Director of Operations, joined PTTC's staff in 1994, with senior responsibility for accounting systems and administration of contracts, as well as other business affairs. She played a key role in negotiating the subcontracts in all 10 regions, and continues to supervise their compliance. Ms. Chapman also handles liaison with Washington groups. She received her contracts management certification in 1995 through a graduate-level program at the University of Virginia. Ms. Chapman received her B.S. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Her prior experience includes six years of managing public and private contracts for ICF Resources in Fairfax, VA. Email Kathy Chapman .
DR. WILLIAM F. (BILL) LAWSON, DOE Contracts Principal Investigator, joined the PTTC headquarters team in February, 2011. Dr. Lawson has a broad petroleum background including 31 years at DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory and its precursors, the last 12 years of which he served in leadership positions in the oil and gas program area. He retired from DOE in January, 2006, as the Director on DOE’s Strategic Center for Natural Gas and Oil. He was an adjunct professor for one year at the University of Oklahoma in the colleges of Business and Earth and Energy. He continues a part time position at the University of Tulsa as the Director of Technology Commercialization while he does some additional outside consulting. He serves on several civic and professional boards. Email Bill Lawson .
RUSSELL LINDSAY, Advertising Sales Director, joined PTTC in July 2010. In this new position, Mr. Lindsay takes the lead role for developing and providing PTTC marketing partners with new, prominent advertising and marketing opportunities to effectively reach the PTTC loyal audience. Mr. Lindsay brings more than 25 years of media sales and sales management experience including previously holding the position of Executive Vice President of Stevens Publishing Corporation and most recently Group Publisher for Douglas Publications and 1105 Media, Inc. Mr. Lindsay’s prior experience includes the successful launch and management of new print and digital products such as webinars, virtual events, websites and industry leading print publications. Email Russell Lindsay .
KRISTI LOVENDAHL, Webmaster, has served PTTC as design editor of the PTTC Network News newsletter and webmaster since January 2001. Ms. Lovendahl began her career in communications in 1993 at BDM-Oklahoma, Inc. in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, later helping implement an Intranet system there. In 1997 she was a key staff member in a new communications division for SCG, Inc. in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ms. Lovendahl has more than 18 years of progressive experience in electronic document architecture and web design. She has created many publications, ranging from quarterly and annual reports to internet/intranet web sites for companies in the energy sector. Ms. Lovendahl’s formal education includes numerous desktop publishing, document design and web-related courses. Email Kristi Lovendahl .
DR. DWIGHT F. RYCHEL, Technical Consultant (Engineer), is a consulting engineer with a primary focus on the evaluation and commercialization of leading edge oil and gas exploration and production technology, including drilling, production, reservoir, improved oil recovery and renewable energy. Dr. Rychel has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University, M.B.A. in Business Administration from Florida State University, and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering (Operations Research) from Oklahoma State University. Dr. Rychel is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania and Oklahoma. He is a member of the Intervention and Coiled Tubing Association, Waterjet Technology Association, and Society of Petroleum Engineers. Dr. Rychel has been involved with the Improved Oil Recovery Symposium for eight years and the General Chairman for 2010.
VIOLA RAWN-SCHATZINGER, Technology Manager, has a B.A. in English with a minor in Zoology from the University of Wyoming, M.S. in Zoology from the University of Wyoming, and work towards a Ph.D. in Geology (Vertebrate Paleontology and Petroleum Geology) with the University of Texas, Austin. Her dissertation on a predator-prey model for the saber tooth cat, Homotherium serum and mammoths and mastodons was published by the Illinois State Museum in 1992. She worked alternating positions from 1977-1990 for the Illinois State Museum, The Texas Memorial Museum and the Texas Highway Department, Archeology Division. Through various government contractors, Ms. Schatzinger provided technical support to the U. S. Department of Energy’s NIPER Research Lab and later the National Energy Technology Laboratory oil and gas program in geology and environmental science for 20 years. She served as editor for two DOE newsletters (The Class ACT and EYE on Environment) for 10 years and as editor for PTTC’s Network News for the past year. She has published and presented a number of papers on topics as varied as saber tooth cats, fluvial depositional environments, seismic exploration of the Uinta Basin, a geological primer for CO2 sequestration, and biodiversity in South Pacific reefs. Her hobbies of cave exploration and scuba diving carbonate reefs have reinforced her geologic background. Email Vi Schatzinger .