Consortia and Joint Industry Projects

ConsortiaThe 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 Project

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.

Center for Reservoir Studies

The TU Center for Reservoir Studies applies new technology to oil and gas fields to improve performance.

Drilling Research Projects

TUDRP is a consortium dedicated to the practical application of new techniques for the advancement of drilling technology and cost efficiency.

Erosion/Corrosion Research Center

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

The TU Fluid Flow Projects is a cooperative search group founded in 1973 that conducts research on fluid flow problems encountered by its member companies.

Fundamentals of Delayed Coking Joint Industry Project

The TU Delayed Coking Project (established in 1999) enhances the understanding of the coking process and optimizes its practice while improving its health, environmental, and safety aspects.

Hydrates Flow Performance Project

The TU Hydrates Flow Performance research program is a three-year experimental study to develop a database of fundamental test results for hydrate slurry flow in oil systems.

Tulsa University Sand Management Projects

Tulsa University Sand Management Projects (TUSMP) 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.

Paraffin Deposition Research

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

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.

Separation Technology Projects

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.

The University Coiled Tubing Mechanics Research Consortium

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.