Request for Proposal: The Wyoming Gas Injection Initiative
The Wyoming Gas Injection Initiative (WGII) makes available $22 million of matching funds from the State of Wyoming to implement, in close collaboration with oil and gas operators and Dow, multiple field pilot projects in the State of Wyoming. The Initiative will fund projects over a 3- to 5-year period to support developments with significant potential to enhance well productivity and recovery from existing fields and wells in Wyoming that are in significant decline.
The world is in need of an organization that is dedicated to finding new ways to harvest natural resources, in particular resources that were previously inaccessible. The Center of Innovation for Flow Through Porous Media (COIFPM) at the University of Wyoming is the world leader in research, development and implementation of novel breakthrough technologies for extraction of oil and gas, and geo-storage of greenhouse gases.
As the world’s premier facility of its kind, COIFPM is focused on developing cutting-edge technologies and discoveries that can transform the energy industry and change the world for the better.
This is, to the best of our knowledge, the world’s largest experimental and computational research center focused on flow through porous media problems with applications primarily in oil and gas recovery, carbon utilization and storage, and hydrogen storage. It is developed using more than $100-million investment. The facility provides imaging and flow capabilities at atomic, nano, micro, and macro scales. Furthermore, it establishes a massive capacity for users to conduct numerous studies in parallel.
The Wyoming Gas Injection Initiative (WGII) makes available $22 million of matching funds from the State of Wyoming to implement, in close collaboration with oil and gas operators and Dow, multiple field pilot projects in the state of Wyoming.
WGII involves field pilot testing of advanced enhanced oil recovery technologies such as foam-assisted gas injection, using recovered hydrocarbon gases, carbon dioxide, or other gases for revitalization of oil fields and mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions from operations in Wyoming.
It also includes laboratory-scale de-risking of the recovery schemes (using site-specific rock and fluid samples at relevant field implementation conditions) at the world-leading COIFPM of the University of Wyoming, and in close collaboration with Dow.
The initiative will fund projects over a 3- to 5-year period and its goal is to support developments with significant potential to enhance well productivity and recovery from existing fields and wells in Wyoming that are in significant decline.
Both field pilot testing and laboratory-scale studies will receive funding to advance implementation.
RFP opens on Thursday, June 15, 2023
RFP closes at 11:59 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time) on Friday, September 29, 2023
The selected applicant(s) will be notified by Thursday, November 30, 2023
Submit your questions to WGII@uwyo.edu
We will attempt to answer questions received before September 15, 2023.