George J. Koperna, Jr.

Vice President
Advanced Resources International, Inc.

Mr. Koperna is a Vice President with Advanced Resources International, Inc. and has over 15 years of experience conducting and supervising projects within the energy sector, with emphasis on the reservoir and operational aspects of unconventional resources and the use of carbon dioxide for both enhanced recovery and sequestration.  He is the technical co-lead for the SECARB RCSP Phase III Anthropogenic Test being conducted in Mobile County Alabama. The Anthropogenic Test is an integrated CO2 capture, transportation and saline reservoir storage demonstration.  Previously, Mr. Koperna managed the SWP RCSP Phase II Pump Canyon Test Site coal seam injection pilot in New Mexico, was the technical co-lead for the SECARB RCSP Phase II Mississippi Test Site saline reservoir injection demonstration and is a co-author of Advanced Resources’ Basin-Oriented Carbon Dioxide Enhanced Oil Recovery studies.  Mr. Koperna holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degrees in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering awarded from West Virginia University and has represented the Northeastern United States on the Board of Directors for the Society of Petroleum Engineers.