Trevor Richards is a Principal Geoscience Advisor at the EERC, where he works with a multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, business professionals, and project partners to solve challenges related to incremental oil recovery, unconventional oil recovery, and CO2 capture, utilization, and geologic storage. He holds an M.S. degree in Geophysics and a B.S. degree in Geology from the University of Texas at Dallas. Prior to his position at the EERC, Trevor served as a Geophysical Advisor at Chesapeake Energy.
Trevor’s principal areas of interest include exploring efficiencies in seismic planning, acquisition, and design and investigating utilization of the latest technologies for improving development and appraisal of conventional and unconventional targets. His areas of expertise include dynamic reservoir management, surveillance of enhanced oil recovery, and characterization and monitoring associated with carbon capture, utilization, and geologic storage projects; implementing time-lapse geophysics; and improving application and integration of seismic for reservoir characterization. He has authored or coauthored numerous professional publications.
When asked what he enjoys about the job so far, Trevor said, “The EERC team is very inclusive and team-oriented. Everyone really loves sharing and discussing new ideas, and researchers are well supported by management and administrative staff. It’s exciting to see the variety of current projects using state-of-the-art technologies for solving real problems.”
Trevor said he was drawn to his position at the EERC because of the focus on solving problems related to environmental issues and efficiencies in oil and gas operations. He had collaborated with the EERC on a portion of the Bell Creek Plains CO2 Reduction (PCOR) Partnership project and saw the positive impact of EERC operations at the worksite.
Trevor was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, and stayed in the Dallas area through the completion of his undergraduate and graduate degrees. He met his wife while in college; they have been married for 17 years and have two teenage boys together. They enjoy spending time skiing, golfing, fishing, and traveling, and hope to visit all 50 states as a family before their oldest son leaves for college. Trevor and his family are currently located in Edmond, Oklahoma, and have plans to move back to Texas soon.