Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) launched a multimillion dollar joint industry project to better understand oil and gas separation technology.
The objective of the Separation Technology Research Program (STAR) is to combine industry knowledge and resources to advance research on better equipment and test protocols. SwRI is leading the three-year program that is open to operating companies, contractors and equipment manufacturers. International participation is welcomed and encouraged. The three-year membership ranges from $75,000 to $450,000, depending on the type of company.
"Separating fluid mixtures into streams of oil, natural gas and water efficiently and cost-effectively using lighter weight equipment that requires less space is very important to the industry," said Chris Buckingham, manager of the program.
There are several advantages of this joint industry program,...