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Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute

Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute

The Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) works to help the State of Wyoming and its energy producers to recover a large resource of stranded oil in depleted oil reservoirs as rapidly, responsibly, and economically as possible. EORI is the only institution devoted to enhanced oil recovery in Wyoming oil fields.

EORI is currently seeking to fill the position of Development Geologist

This position is open until filled and is located in Casper, Wyoming.
For a full description of the job requirements click here.

To apply, please send the following requirements – a professional cover letter, resume, and three professional references - to

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Allen Tanner Joins Staff Senate

Allen Tanner

Senator Allen Tanner is a Computer Support Specialist Senior and Web Coordinator for the Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute. Allen has a B.A. in Broadcasting from the University of Wyoming. As an IT specialist he is a seasoned UW employee with 33 years of experience on campus, in Wyoming, the USA, and around the world. He has traveled many of the world’s uncharted highways in Scandinavia, Europe, Antarctica and Russia while a key member of the Geology/Geophysics Seismic Research team. He also has campus experience on the UW Staff Senate, having served as a previous Staff Senate President. Allen enjoys many friends across campus. He has been married 40 years this August and has a daughter in Denver.

Allen’s goals for Staff Senate include being visible, vocal, and involved in the campus environment, serving on campus committees and in meeting with faculty and administration, and supporting the Student Senate. Allen notes that staff are a strong third leg of that support stool that keeps this campus functioning and moving forward. He would like to see Staff Senate continue to grow, mature, and be proactive for staff and for the campus community as a whole.

Attention: Wyoming Reservoir Information Tool (WyRIT)

The new EORI Wyoming Reservoir Information Tool (WyRIT) is available now.

Click here for the press release.

Click here for the Wyoming Reservoir Information Tool (WyRIT).

EORI Updates

  • A successful Tensleep Field trip was led by Peter Hennings, Juli Hennings and Randi Martinsen, July 12, 2016.
  • Nick Jones work featured in CAES Photo Contest.
  • UW School of Energy Resources Appoints New EORI Director - Press Release

  • EORI has added two new positions.  Amal Bhavsar as Manager of Unconventional Resources and Jordan Bebout as GIS Technician
  • The CO2ScopeTM is undergoing an update and will return when it has been fully upgraded.

Other news ---

Osage Field– Bradley Unit single-well chemical tracer test shows promise - read about it here

UW Researchers Unveil Tool to Aid Enhanced Oil Recovery

Working Papers & Reports

The Economic Contribution of CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery in Wyoming (2010-2012), Benjamin R. Cook, PhD.

EORI Mission Statement


The Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) works with a variety of small Wyoming oil operators, service companies, and equipment suppliers.  EORI does not comment on the technical or financial aspects of ongoing projects.  Final work products that are not confidential are placed on EORI’s website within approximately 30 days of their being completed.  Note that some of EORI’s work products are completed within the terms and conditions of confidentiality agreements.   Confidential information is not shared with the public.



UW Targets $15 Million Reduction for 2018 Fiscal Year

July 13, 2016 — A committee charged with consulting with University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols to prepare a plan to reduce spending in the 2018 fiscal year has recommended a total of $15 million in cuts across the university, based upon current budget allocations.

oil pump silhouetted against the sky

New Interactive Tool Offers Wyoming Oil and Gas Data

February 24, 2016 — The University of Wyoming’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) is making available to the public a new Interactive Data Platform (IDP), a Web-based, interactive mapping application designed to expedite access to publicly available oil and gas data for Wyoming.

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