David S. Schechter

David S. Schechter

Associate Professor

Texas A&M University

Dr. David S. Schechter headed the Naturally Fractured Reservoir Characterization/Engineering group at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology for 7 years. He has been involved in an extensive reservoir characterization effort in the naturally fractured Spraberry Trend Area which has involved geological, petrophysical, logging interpretation, coreflooding and simulation studies. He also spent five years at the Petroleum Engineering Department at Stanford University as a Post Doctoral Research Associate and Assistant Professor. He is currently, Director of the Engineering Imagining Laboratory (CT Scan Division) in the department.


  • PhD, Physical Chemistry, Bristol University, England, 1988
  • BSc, Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 1984

Areas of Specialization

  • Naturally Fractured Reservoirs and Gas Injection with Multi-Disciplinary Approach
  • Waterflooding and Gas Injection
  • Pilot Design
  • Geophysics
  • Log Analysis
  • Core Analysis
  • Petrographics
  • Well Testing
  • Production Optimization

Research Interests

  • Spraberry Trend Area
  • Geological and Petrophysical Analysis
  • Wettability Determination and Imbibition Experiments
  • Numerical Modeling
  • Reservoir Simulation
  • CO2 Flooding and Gas Injection