Theodore (Ted) Frankiewicz

DR. TED FRANKIEWICZ has over 30 years of experience in the oil industry with Occidental Petroleum, Unocal Corp., Natco Group (now Cameron), and currently, SPEC Services, Inc.  He has a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Chicago, holds 15 patents, and has authored over 25 professional publications. At Unocal, he was responsible for developing the water treatment systems, which were installed in the Gulf of Thailand to remove mercury and arsenic as well as residual oil from the produced water. At Natco Group he developed an effective vertical column flotation vessel design and used CFD to diagnose problems with existing water treatment equipment as well as to design new equipment. He was an SPE Distinguished Lecturer on Produced Water Treatment in 2009-10, and serves on the SPE Steering Committee for their Global Workshop Series on Water Treatment. His field/operational experience in oilfield chemistry, design of process equipment, and the development of process systems has provided him with unique insights into the issues that challenge operators as their water production and water treatment complexity and cost escalates over time.