Charles (Chuck) Weinstein, Manager Reservoir Studies

Chuck Weinstein is the Reservoir Studies Manager at NITEC LLC, primarily focusing on NITEC’s Gas Storage projects.

Mr. Weinstein joined NITEC in 1997 as a reservoir engineer. His professional experience at NITEC has focused on the application of reservoir simulation modeling technologies for complex reservoirs, both gas storage reservoirs and conventional oil and gas reservoirs. Since 1997, he has performed or managed over 80 reservoir studies involving dry gas, gas condensate, black-oil and aquifer fields in sandstones, carbonates, tight gas sand, and naturally fractured reservoirs. The projects have ranged in complexity from developing generalized field performance models to study well spacing, to building simulation models from existing geological data and managing full integrated reservoir characterization-modeling studies.

Mr. Weinstein is an expert in the application of numerical simulation for gas storage fields. Prior to joining NITEC, he was the project lead for a series of Gas Research Institute (GRI) projects to develop specialized simulation software for the gas storage industry and provide technical training to gas storage engineers throughout the USA. Since joining NITEC he has participated and managed all NITEC’s gas storage projects. These projects have covered all aspects of gas storage operations: Inventory Verification/Assessment, Material Balance Modeling, Development of a Volumetric Storage Model that combined reservoir/well performance with surface facilities, Storage Field Development, Storage Field Optimization, Storage Field Expansion, Gas Migration Analysis, and Due Diligence for Storage Field Acquisition.

In addition to his expertise with natural gas storage, Mr. Weinstein has extensive experience in modeling the world’s only Helium Gas Storage Facility operated by the BLM. Over 15 years (2003-2018) Mr. Weinstein led NITEC’s team in developing, revising, and maintaining, the compositional reservoir model for this strategic storage field, providing the BLM and their customer’s accurate annual forecasts for helium production.

Mr. Weinstein holds a B.S. degree in Geology from the University of Rochester, and an MBA degree with an emphasis in Information Technology from the University of Colorado.

Geographical areas of expertise

  • Gas Storage US States: NY, PA, OH, MI, IN, IL, KY, AL, MS, LA, TX, OK, KS, NE, MN, WY, CO, NM, WA, CA
  • Gas Storage International: Argentina,
  • Conventional USA: Wyoming, Brown Dolomite, Southern California
  • Conventional International: Argentina, Bolivia, Indonesia, Mexico,