Michael Warmack is a Principal Oil and Gas Facilities Engineer at the EERC, where he serves on EERC project teams and works with EERC clients to improve the development and production of domestic energy. Mike supports the planning, design, and selection of materials/treatment programs; costing, reporting, and upgrading/retrofitting efforts related to production facilities optimization for unconventional oil plays; injection, production, and recycle infrastructure associated with enhanced oil recovery (EOR)/incremental oil recovery in conventional and unconventional oil and gas plays; infrastructure associated with capture and injection of CO2 for geologic storage; and other emerging challenges associated with oil and gas injection/production processes.
Mike has more than 38 years of experience in production, operations, facilities design and installation, chemical treatment and optimization, and hands-on experience in multiple engineering disciplines. He holds a B.S. degree in Chemical and Petroleum Refining Engineering from Colorado School of Mines. Prior to his position at the EERC, Mike worked for Denbury Resources, most recently as a Facilities and Optimization Engineer at the Delhi EOR Unit.
Mike became interested in his position after talking to an EERC leader about the potential for CO2 EOR in an existing field in North Dakota. He has been working at the EERC since February 2021 as an Oil and Gas Facilities Engineering Advisor.
“I have found working at the EERC to be quite interesting, especially evaluating the use of captured CO2 in enhanced recovery and storage projects,” Mike said. “I have also been impressed with the EERC’s application of cutting-edge technology to enhance the production from existing oil and gas wells.”
Mike was born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado. He lived in Texas for 5 years before moving to the Oklahoma City area in 2020. He has been married for 28 years and has six children and five grandchildren. He enjoys hiking, fishing, gardening, traveling, upland hunting, woodworking, and spending time with family.