Center of Innovation for Flow through Porous Media (COIFPM)

High Bay Facility
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 practical implementation of novel breakthrough technologies for extraction of oil and gas and geo-storage of greenhouse gases under conditions that were unimaginable only a short time ago. As the world’s premier facility of its kind, COIFPM is focused on producing cutting-edge results and discoveries that can transform the energy and environment industries 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

Request for Proposal


Addendum to RFP - released September 19, 2023:


  • The deadline to submit proposals has been extended to Friday, October 13, 2023 - 11:59 PM Mountain Standard Time.

  • The Wyoming Gas Injection Initiative is now accepting up to two proposal submissions per operator (See RFP addendum below).


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 projects.

An addendum (9/19/2023) to the RFP can be downloaded here.



· RFP opens on Thursday, June 15, 2023

· RFP closes at 11:59 PM Mountain Standard Time on Friday, October 13, 2023

· The selected applicant(s) will be notified by Friday, December 15, 2023

Submit your questions through the following email address:

We will attempt to answer questions received before September 29, 2023



Instructions to Apply:

WGII Apply Button
1) After following the below "Apply Here" link, you will be directed to a description page. At the top of this page, please click "Apply"
WGII Register Page
2) After selecting the "Apply" button, you will be directed to the login page. Please select the "Register" button located at the bottom of this page. Once you have created your account a verification email will be sent to the email your account is registered to. You must verify your email before you can access this form.
WGII Tile Page
3) Once you have registered and verified your account, you will be directed to the tile page; this page is where all University of Wyoming forms are housed. Please locate the "Wyoming Gas Injection Initiative Request for Proposal" form. Simply click on the title of this form and you will be directed to the active form and contact sheet.
4) After successfully registering your InfoReady account and accessing the "Wyoming Gas Injection Initiative Request for Proposal" form, please review the form specific instructions under the "Description" dropdown. Once you have reviewed the form instructions, please complete and submit your application with all of the required information and documents.