Publications

Member of National Coal Council Study Task Force and coauthor of Chapter 4: Enhanced Oil Recovery Technology in NCC Report entitled Harnessing Coal’s Carbon Content to Advance the Economy, Environment, and Energy Security, Nat’l Coal Council, 6-22-12:
http://www.nationalcoalcouncil.org/reports/07-10-12-NCC_Harnessing_Coals_Carbon_Content_to_Advance_Economy_Environment_EnergySecurity.pdf

Member of On-shore Oil Resource Committee, National Petroleum Council & coauthor of Topic Paper #1-5 entitled “Conventional Onshore Oil Including Enhanced Oil Recovery,” dtd 9-15-11, Nat’l Petr Council,http://www.npc.org/Prudent_Development-Topic_Papers/1-5_Onshore_Conventional_Oil_Incl_EOR_Paper.pdf

(Coauthor) A Policy, Legal, and Regulatory Evaluation of the Feasibility of a National Pipeline Infrastructure for the Transport and Storage of Carbon Dioxide, Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission Rpt dtd 12/31/11.

Ming C.M., Melzer L.S. (2010), “CO2 EOR: A Model For Significant Carbon Reductions ,” White Paper presented at Symposium on the Role of EOR in Accelerating the Deployment of CCS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, July 23, 2010.(PDF)

–  July 2009 (PDF)

The Origin and Resources of Potential Oil Zones ,” SPE paper 102964, w/ G.J. Koperna and V.A. Kuuskraa, presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, San Antonio, Tx Sept 24-27, 2006.

Recovery of Oil Resources from the Residual and Transitional Oil Zones of the Permian Basin ”, SPE 102972, w/ G.J. Koperna and V.A. Kuuskraa presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, San Antonio, TX, Sept 24-27, 2006.

Health and Safety of CO2 Operations, Melzer, L.S. and Young, P. (editor), Center for Energy and Economic Diversification Short Course #10 on Carbon Dioxide Flooding, December 2004.

Carbon Dioxide’s Growing Use in Enhanced Oil Recovery,” CryoGas International Magazine, Vol. 42, No. 8, Aug/Sep 2004, pp 48-57.
Stranded Oil in the Residual Oil Zone, USDOE Publication dated Feb ’06 (on the origins of residual oil zones) 91 Pages (PDF)