Research and Economic Development
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL - WYOMING GAS INJECTION INITIATIVE
The Wyoming Gas Injection Initiative (WGII) has been approved to receive $22 MM of
matching funds from the State of Wyoming (State) to implement, in close collaboration
with Oil and Gas Operators (Operator/s), multiple Field Pilot Projects in the State
of Wyoming. The initiative 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 by operations in the State. It also includes laboratory-scale
de-risking of the recovery schemes (both research and technical services using site-specific
rock and fluid samples at relevant field implementation conditions) at the world-leading
Center of Innovation for Flow through Porous Media (COIFPM) of the University of Wyoming
(University), in close collaboration with the Dow Chemical Company.
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/wells in the State that are in significant decline. Both field
pilot testing and laboratory-scale studies will receive funding to advance implementation.
Specifically, the WGII shall distribute the State matching funds ($22 MM) through
the University to (i) Operators whose field pilot projects are selected and (ii) COIFPM
to perform the necessary laboratory testing in support of the selected field pilot
· Request for Proposal opens Thursday, June 15, 2023
· RFP closes at 11:59 PM Mountain Standard Time on Friday, September 29, 2023
· The selected applicant(s) will be notified by Thursday, November 30, 2023
Request for Proposal is now open. To submit your application, please visit COIFPM's webpage.
Submit your questions through the following email address: WGII@uwyo.edu
We will attempt to answer questions received before September 15, 2023
The Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development is a service
organization to the faculty, staff and students of the University of Wyoming. It is
our goal to provide swift, accurate and expert service to enhance the research missions
of individuals and various units within the University. To that end we have labored
to place the assets within the office onto the desktops of researchers through this
The Office for Research & Economic Development works with faculty, staff and students
in all seven colleges and UW's outreach programs to link research, technology transfer,
and economic development efforts to enhance federal, state and private sector support
for faculty and graduate student scholarship. In a real sense, the office coordinates
the origination, organization and execution of UW's research mission with principal
investigators, departments, colleges, centers and institutes. Also the Research Office
through the Research Product Center, works with faculty, staff, and student inventors
to identify, protect and commercialize various kinds of intellectual property. These
services are provided so that scholarly activities accomplished at UW enhance the
creation of the new knowledge, new applications of existing knowledge, and positively
impact economic development and society in general.
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is launching a research strategic planning activity that focuses on society’s grand,
transdisciplinary research challenges. Learn more about the motivation, scope, and desired outcomes of this activity.
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