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Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute

The mission of EORI is to facilitate a meaningful and measurable increase in recoverable reserves and production of oil and natural gas in Wyoming that may otherwise not be realized. Key to this is the effective and efficient transfer of relevant technology, information and knowledge to Wyoming producers. EORI believes that its mission is being met when producers consider EORI as a vital source of relevant technology, information, expertise and knowledge for Wyoming fields.
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In Memoriam: Dr. Jim Steidmann, former Director, EORI


After a successful career leading the Geology and Geophysics Department at the University of Wyoming, Jim was lured out of retirement by his close friend and then UW President Buchanan to lead the Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute, which he did until April of 2010. One of Jim’s lasting legacies was the formation of the Technical Advisory Board or TAB that brought together some of the literal “rock stars” of the CO2-EOR world to advise and guide the Institute. The thoughts and prayers of the Institute are with Jim’s family.

Wyoming Oil and Gas Fair

EORI is pleased to join forces with the Wyoming Oil and Gas Fair this September in Casper, Wyoming to Host Wyoming's Premiere Oil and Gas Event.

For more information Click here.

EORI Seeking Data Anaylsist Consultant

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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)

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Improved and Enhanced Oil Recovery

Improved oil recovery (IOR) occurs throughout the productive life of a reservoir and includes well stimulations, pumps, infill drilling and other facilities operations that improve recovery.
Enhanced oil recovery (EOR) involves modifying fluid – fluid and fluid – rock interactions within the reservoir in order to improve recovery.

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WellDog Partners with EORI

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New Staff

EORI welcomes new staff

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Maps and Projects for EORI


The CO2ScopeTM will return when it has been fully upgraded.


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.

New Interactive Tool Offers Wyoming Oil and Gas Data

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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Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute

2435 King Boulevard

Suite 140

Casper, WY 82604

Phone: 307-315-6441

Fax: 307-315-6440


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