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Unconventional Resources Program Advisory Committee (UR PAC)

The Unconventional Resources Program receives guidance from a Program Advisory Committee (UR PAC).  The UR PAC is a critical link to the producer and research communities that provides input on program priorities, field areas of interest, and technology dissemination. The UR PAC is responsible for the selection of projects that align with program requirements, using input from reviews by technical experts. UR PAC engagement in the process of planning and executing the research program is critical to success, as the companies represented on the UR PAC will be the organizations called upon to actually deploy and operate the new technologies developed under the program.

The UR PAC consists of members from academia, service and manufacturing companies, researchers and the oil and gas community.


Ahmed Abou-Sayed, Advantek International


Robert Balch, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology


Jack Belcher, HBW Resources


Chris Bemet, Encana


Ric Bowers, GSI


Tzahi Cath, Colorado School of Mines


Jim Chitwood, Safe Marine Transfer


Christine Ehlig-Economides, University of Houston


Carl Embry, 3D at Depth


Mark Hardy, 3D at Depth


Roy Hartstein, Southwestern Energy Company


Rich Haut, Houston Advanced Research Center


Terry Lechinger, Stress Engineering


Carolyn LeFleur, Houston Advanced Research Center


Bill Maddock, Subsea Systems Institute


Chuck McConnell, Rice University


Dirk McDermott, Altira Group


Trey Mebane, Deependable Subsea, Ltd.


Max Medina, Statoil


Alexei V. Milkov, Colorado School of Mines


Kishore Mohanty, The University of Texas at Austin


Dag Nummedal, Colorado School of Mines


Erdal Ozkaw, Colorado School of Mines


John Pappas, Texas A&M University


Robert Pilko, Blade Energy


Fred Sabins, CSI-Technology


Art Schroeder, Safe Marine Transfer


Mohamed Soliman, University of Houston


Susan K. Stuver, GSI Environmental, Inc.


Vinod Veedu, OCEANIT


Marshall Watson,Texas Tech University


Tom Williams, RPSEA


Leslie Wood, Colorado School of Mines


Mingdong Yuan, Chevron