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Wyoming Reservoir Pilot Test Data Acquisition Program

$500,000 Request for Proposals (RFP) for Wyoming Reservoir Pilot Test Data Acquisition Program (WRPTDAP)

(Casper, WY, 29 November 2017) - The Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) is pleased to announce the initiation of a Request for Proposal (RFP) designed to acquire real world Wyoming reservoir operating data in partnership with various technology vendors and Wyoming operators.  Data collected from approved projects will be used by the Institute’s research, engineering and geology staff to analyze Wyoming reservoirs and technologies.  The goal being to suggest improved, economic methods for recovering larger volumes of stranded oil and gas which is at the heart of the Institute’s mission and legislative mandate.

The program offers cost sharing on a dollar for dollar basis (50% or 1:1) with successful applicants.  EORI will provide up to half of the direct costs to conduct the study until the budget of $500,000 is exhausted or until June 30, 2018. The Institute will consider a number of projects to be funded that will address a variety of research topics. This program is open to all oil and gas operators and oil and gas industry vendors doing business in the State of Wyoming producing oil and gas from reservoirs in the state.

Wyoming has a rich and varied geology and therefore a rich and varied collection of geological traps and structures that produce oil and gas. The objective of this program is to gather a diverse set of real world operating data looking at various approaches to increased oil and gas production in these varied production scenarios.  Examples might be inter-well tracer tests to determine thief zones, connectivity, and flow characteristics of a reservoir.  New technologies that hold promise for solving production problems might be good candidates for pilot tests. Of interest to the Institute is our ability to address as many production problems/issues as possible across as many Wyoming reservoirs/rocks as possible. 

EORI will be happy to assist applicants with the application process and associated paperwork.

Full details for submitting proposals can be found in the following pdf:  Pilot Test Data Acquisition Project RFP

The form for calculating project budget can be downloaded in excel WPRTDAP Budget Form.xlsx or as a pdf WPRTDAP Budget Form.pdf

Questions or issues related to this RFP can be directed to Steve Carpenter, Director (307-315-6442 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Rob Hurless, Deputy Director (307-315-6443 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.