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George Koperna

George Koperna

Advanced Resources International


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George Koperna

Mr. Koperna is a petroleum engineer with more than 20 years of experience in the operational and reservoir aspects of primary, secondary, and tertiary recovery operations, with an emphasis on unconventional resources (coalbed methane, shale oil and gas, and tight gas), CO2-EOR, and gas storage applications. Mr. Koperna is a long-time volunteer to the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). He has served on the SPE International Board of Directors (2006-2009) and is the current Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage Technical Section Chairperson. Mr. Koperna maintains an international portfolio of public and private clientele.


  • M.S. Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, West Virginia University, 1994
  • B.S. Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, West Virginia University, 1992

Professional Affiliations

  • Advanced Resources International, Inc., Arlington, VA
  • U.S. Department of Energy