TORP works to evaluate the full potential of the 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 and refine processes that are applicable to Kansas. TORP also investigates the application of reservoir engineering and geology for characterization of Kansas oil reservoirs then disseminates information about tertiary oil recovery processes, water-flooding, and reservoir management to the Kansas oil industry.
Key focus areas include:
- Regular meetings with Kansas and regional operators to identify their needs
- Workshops and training courses in cooperation with the oil and gas community
- Multi-disciplinary solutions to industry service and development needs
Internal and External Services
- Core lab services
- Lab Support
- Technical Services
- Field Services
Supporting Collaborative Research
- Technical members participate as PIs and co-PIs of proposals to secure funding
- US-TORP associates
- Services will be offered to research groups
TORP has a thriving technology transfer program designed specifically for the regional oil and gas industry and actively interacts with the petroleum industry at large to provide technical assistance on field tests and demonstration projects. Finally, TORP educates students and operators in the technology of tertiary oil recovery and efficient reservoir management.
TORP also investigates the application of reservoir engineering and geology for characterization of Kansas oil reservoirs then disseminates information about tertiary oil recovery processes, waterflooding and reservoir management to the Kansas oil industry.
TORP has also developed a research facility at the University of Kansas equipped to handle laboratory experiments related to oil recovery. They also regularly collaborate with oil and gas producers to implement field tests to demonstrate the feasibility of new technologies
Oversight for the project is accomplished by an advisory board that provides feedback and suggestions on research, field demonstration projects, and the technology transfer needs of the industry. This group consists of representatives from the Kansas Oil and Gas Industry, service companies, the Department of Geology, as well as major oil and gas companies.