PTTC’s Eastern Region serves the domestic E&P industry in the Appalachian basin.
DR. DOUGLAS PATCHEN RLO Appalachian Director, is Director of the Resource Extraction Division of the National Research Center for Coal and Energy (NRCCE) at West Virginia University (WVU). One of his prime responsibilities at NRCCE is to manage the activities of the Appalachian Oil and Natural Gas Research Consortium (AONGRC), a partnership among the geological surveys of West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania, and the departments of Geology & Geography and Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering at WVU. Since the formation of AONGRC in 1989, Dr. Patchen has directed research programs in reservoir characterization and heterogeneity, secondary gas recovery, coal-mine methane and coal-bed methane; has managed projects to create an Appalachian basin gas atlas and a Trenton-Black River Play Book; and directed projects to enhance DOE’s Total Oil Recovery Information System (TORIS) data base for the basin and to create an on-line data-delivery system for log and core data and other information on Upper Devonian tight sandstone reservoirs. Dr. Patchen is an active member of AAPG, and served six years on the Advisory Council for that international group, as well as serving four years as an officer in the Eastern Section of AAPG. He also served in the House of Delegates and as Eastern Section Councilor for the Energy Minerals Division before serving EMD as President-elect and President. He was the General Chairman of the 1996 Eastern Section Technical meeting, and served in that same capacity for the 2003 and 2008 meetings in Pittsburgh, which were combined meeting with the Eastern Region of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He also is a member of the Potential Gas Committee, and has served on various task forces and committees for agencies such as DOE, the Federal Power Commission and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, dealing with enhanced recovery, coal-bed methane, Devonian shale and tight formations.
Dr. Douglas Patchen
Appalachian Oil & Natural Gas Research Consortium
West Virginia University
P.O. Box 6064, Evansdale Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506-6064
Phone 304-293-6216 Fax 304-293-7822