TORP works to evaluate the full potential of oil recovery processes in Kansas. This includes tertiary oil recovery as well as more standard technologies such as waterflooding. In addition TORP conducts research and development designed to create new processes and to refine processes which are applicable to Kansas.
TORP has developed a research facility at the University of Kansas equipped to handle laboratory experiments specifically related to oil recovery. The aim of TORP research is to evaluate the full potential of the oil recovery processes in the region. This includes tertiary oil recovery as well as more standard technologies such as waterflooding.
Educating KU Chemical and Petroleum Engineering students everyday. Physically housed within the University of Kansas Chemical and Petroleum Engineering department, TORP supports approximately 10 – 15 graduate students each year. Students perform research on various technologies applicable to Kansas oil and gas reservoirs.
TORP has a thriving technology transfer program designed specifically to serve the regional independent oil and gas industry. This group is guided by and actively interacts with the petroleum industry at large to provide workshops, technical assistance, field tests, and demonstration projects.