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Dietmar (Deet) Schumacher

Vice President for Geoscience and Technology for E&P Field Services

Biography

Dr. Schumacher is Vice President for Geosciences and Technology for E&P Field Services, a Paris and Malaysia-based company providing surface geochemical exploration surveys and other geological E&P services worldwide. Before joining E&P Services, Deet was the Director of Geochemistry (1997-2012) for Geo-Microbial Technologies, an international provider of surface geochemical and microbiological surveys.


He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Geology from the Univ. of Wisconsin (Madison) and his Ph.D. from the Univ. of Missouri (Columbia). Dr. Schumacher taught geology at the University of Arizona for 7 years before joining Phillips Petroleum in 1977. He held a variety of positions at Phillips, including Research Supervisor for petroleum geology and Senior Geological Specialist.


Deet joined Pennzoil in 1982 and served as manager of geology/geochemistry before transferring to assignments with Pennzoil International, Pennzoil Offshore, and Pennzoil Technology Group. From 1994 thru 1996, Deet was a Research Professor with the Energy and Geosciences Institute at the University of Utah. He also served as Sr Director of Geophysics for Terralliance, a small California-based exploration and technology company (2006-2009).


Dr. Schumacher has a long-standing interest in the exploration and development applications of petroleum geochemistry, particularly geochemical and geomicrobiological exploration methods. In the past 30 years, he has been responsible for acquiring and interpreting surface geochemical data for hundreds of surveys conducted in North and South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Australia, and in Southeast Asia including Malaysia (Sarawak), Indonesia (Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Natuna Sea), Thailand, Laos, Papua New Guinea, Pakistan, India, Taiwan, and China.


He has organized and taught an industry short course, Geochemical Exploration for Oil and Gas, for AAPG and other geological organizations and individual companies worldwide for more than 20 years. Schumacher has edited several significant volumes on petroleum exploration, including AAPG Memoir 66 (1996), “Hydrocarbon Migration and Its Near-Surface Expression”, and “Surface Exploration Case Histories”, published jointly by AAPG and SEG in 2002. He is currently working on a new book for the Society of Exploration Geophysicists titled “Non-Seismic Detection of Hydrocarbons: Methods, Applications, and Exploration Case histories.” Dr. Schumacher is a Certified Petroleum Geologist (CPG-4301), a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists.



Achievement

Summary of his professional achievement:

  • Over 20 years of experience with international oil and gas exploration companies (Phillips Petroleum-US, Pennzoil-US, Terralliance) and more than 15 years in acquiring and interpreting surface geochemical data worldwide
  • Specialized in the exploration and development applications of petroleum geochemistry
  • In the last 30 years, he has acquired and interpreted surface geochemical data for hundreds of surveys conducted in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia & Australia
  • Certified Petroleum Geologist (CPG-4301), American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG),
  • Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG), Member
  • Previous President of the Association of Petroleum Geochemical Explorationists (1993)
  • Previous President of the Houston Geological Society (1988-1989

Dr. Schumacher is a Certified Petroleum Geologist (CPG-4301), and a member of AAPG and the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists.