Today, ESal, LLC knows why. It took years of research to find the answer and, more importantly, to turn the knowledge into tools that can screen, test, design and deploy wettability alteration by salinity – Engineered SalinityTM. Today, we have the tools to bring this technology to the market. Today, the standard has changed. Up to now, you needed 4-6 years and millions of dollars to just assess the potential of changing salinity in your field. Today, our process cuts that time and cost tenfold. Now, ESal, LLC has the screening tool that can predict your field’s potential in weeks. Now, we have laboratory tests that can show the potential in months. And now, we can design and deploy as fast as you need.
Geoffrey Thyne, Chief Technical Officer, is an expert in increasing recovery by manipulation of water chemistry. Geoff began his career in 1979 as a Research Geochemist at the Arco Oil and Gas research facility in Plano, Texas. He received his Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Wyoming in 1991 and taught at California State University-Bakersfield and the Colorado School of Mines until 2005. He returned to the University of Wyoming in 2006 at the Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute. Over his time at EORI, he became immersed in the possibilities of changing water chemistry to improve oil recovery, studying the process in the laboratory and the field. In 2012, Geoffrey left EORI and formed ESal, LLC in 2013.
Salem Thyne, Chief Executive Officer, is an internationally recognized expert in chemical and energy operations. He brings 23 years’ experience in corporate management, regulatory compliance and operations. Salem started his career in the US Navy in 1996, and during his 20-year leadership career, he has conceived and executed a series of exceptionally successful projects in nuclear plant operations, managed chemical processing facilities, and served as a subject matter expert in areas of operations, regulatory compliance, and technical training in multiple countries. Salem holds a B.S. in Management and completed course work towards his M.S. in Management and Urban Policy. Salem joined ESal, LLC in 2017.