June 2nd Ambassador Series

Talking Upstream: Fundamentals & Issues Faced with Urban Oil & Gas Operations

June 2nd,2015

SMU Campus ~ Dallas, TX


Thank you to everyone who helped make our June 2nd Ambassador series a success! Our speaker, Brian Chacka, Senior Petroleum Engineer with Denbury Resources Inc. did an outstanding job and we’re excited for future events like this one. Brian discussed the Fundamentals & Issues Faced with Urban Oil & Gas Operations, and if you missed it or need a refresher his excellent presentation is available below.

TECAS: Upstream Urban Operations

About the Speaker:

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Brian Chacka is a Senior Petroleum Engineer with Denbury Resources Inc. based in Plano, TX. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota before embarking on a 15 year career in the upstream oil and gas industry. He has experience in many areas of Petroleum Engineering, but specializes in horizontal wellbore completions, CO2 enhanced oil recovery, formation evaluation and production optimization. He has served with the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), in numerous roles including Dallas Section Chairperson and has instructed or presented on a range of topics to students, teachers and professionals. He received the 2013 SPE International Outstanding Young Member Award for his service and dedication to the community and industry as well as the 2012 SPE Dallas Engineer of the Year Award.

What is the Energy Ambassador Series:

The Energy Ambassadors Series is a professional development program for oil & gas industry employees who strive to be educated, everyday spokespeople on the facts of their industry. It is a vital grassroots and education program about our industry and will be comprised of four lunch and learn seminars held on a quarterly basis along with other opportunities to get involved and make a difference.


A special thanks to Community Trust Bank and Pioneer Natural Resources  for helping make this series possible.

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