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Larry Lake specializes in enhanced oil recovery and reservoir characterization. His work in quantifying the effects of geochemical interactions and flow variability for resource recovery is now widely applied in the petroleum industry. His reservoir characterization work includes demonstrating that different geological depositional processes produce flow properties that can be statistically described. He was also among the first to recognize the importance of rock-fluid chemical interactions on enhanced oil recovery. Larry’s work has been crucial in developing more efficient methods for recovering oil and gas from reservoirs. For example, many companies now simulate hydrocarbon recovery by taking into account variations discovered through his research. He is the principal developer of the CRM software and was co-founder of CR Petroleum Optimization Technologies, a reservoir engineering firm acquired by INTERA in May 2016.