Consortia & Joint Industry Projects - The University of Tulsa

Consortia & Joint Industry Projects

The University of Tulsa has worked with industry partners for more than 40 years, resulting in 13 research consortia and joint industry projects (JIPs). Our field-scale facilities at TU’s North Campus serve as realistic laboratories for their research and provide an ideal environment for accurate testing.

Artificial Lift Projects (TUALP)

The TU Artificial Lift Projects is an industry-sponsored academic research consortium that performs research on artificial lift. TUALP provides a unique environment, combining a nearly industrial-sized experimental facility with theoretical academic support.

Coiled Tubing Mechanics Research Consortium (TUCTMRC)

The Coiled Tubing Research Consortium explores the mechanical behavior of coiled tubing and the development of practical analytical tools for maximizing its benefits and its progress.

Delayed Coking (TUDCP) Joint Industry Project

The University of Tulsa Delayed Coking Project focuses on petroleum upgrading research to advance the upgrading of crude oils and heavy oils thereby providing valuable tools through in-depth targeted and applied research. To this end several pilot plants including a vacuum distillation unit, a coil and/or soaker visbreaker, a delayed coker, a serpentine/helical fouling tube furnace, a batch SDA unit & a Hydroprocessing Unit are used. Several of these pilot units also have bench scale counterparts for smaller scale studies.

Drilling Research Projects (TUDRP)

TUDRP is a consortium dedicated to the practical application of new techniques for the advancement of drilling technology and cost efficiency.
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Erosion Corrosion Inhibition Center (TU-ECIC)

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Erosion Corrosion Research Center (TU-ECRC)

The TU Erosion/Corrosion Research Consortium conducts experiments, gathers data, and completes computational modeling to provide guidelines to alleviate problems of erosion, corrosion, and erosion-corrosion.

Fluid Flow Projects (TUFFP)

The Tulsa University Fluid Flow Projects is a cooperative Industry-University research group supported by several oil and gas production, consulting, service member companies, and government agencies. The group was formed on January 1, 1973, by Dr. James P. Brill. The mission of TUFFP is to conduct applied research and develop solutions for problems encountered by the member companies pertaining to multiphase fluid flow in pipes. At any given time, there could be between 4 and 7 research projects actively being conducted that are selected by the TUFFP member companies. Research is supported by annual membership fees.

Future Reservoir Simulation Systems (TUFURSST)

TU-FuRSST is an Industry-University research consortium founded in 2015. The TU-FuRSST collaboration addresses significant and timely technical opportunities in subsurface engineering where computation plays a first-order role. Our approach combines engineering science, computational mathematics, and scientific computing to develop methods and workflows enabling engineering design, operations management, and early-stage technical innovation, all at the system scale.

Horizontal Well Artificial Lift Project (TUHWALP)

The Tulsa University Horizontal Well Artificial Lift Projects addresses the challenges of horizontal wells and develops new methods for advancing artificial lift and other production related technologies.  Our mission is to work cooperatively with the oil and gas industry to develop data science and physics based models, technologies and predictive tools; that enhance the knowledge and effectiveness related with the production of horizontal oil and gas wells.  Visit our website for more information. Gain full access to our continuously developing technology and software by becoming a member

Paraffin Deposition Project (TUPDP) Joint Industry Project

The TU Paraffin Deposition Prediction research project enhances the understanding of paraffin deposition in single and two-phase flows, conducts focused experiments to better understand various aspects of deposition physics, and utilizes knowledge gained from experimental modeling studies to enhance computer programs.

Petroleum Reservoir Exploitation Projects (TUPREP)

The TU Petroleum Reservoir Exploitation Projects is a cooperative industry-university research project organized to address basic and applied research needs of the petroleum industry in reservoir characterization, well testing and reservoir simulation.

Sand Management Projects (TUSMP)

Tulsa University Sand Management Projects joint industry project (JIP) was established to address issues related to sand production and management such as solids detection and monitoring, erosion monitoring in offshore production, sand settling and blockage in offshore pipes, sand deposition in multiphase flow, sand separation, sand screens, and erosion of piping and equipment.

Separation Technology Projects (TUSTP)

The TU Separation Technology Projects was established in 1994 and has the mission to advance state-of-the-art compact multiphase cyclonic separation technology for gas/oil/water flow.