OU Research Units to Participate in Technology Transfer Program

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A newly created program designed to increase technology transfer and the flow of information to the domestic petroleum industry will involve three research units located in the University of Oklahoma Sarkeys Energy Center, W. Darrell "Gus" Gertsch, director of the center, said Tuesday.

The Petroleum Technology Transfer Council, a national industry-driven organization, has selected the Oklahoma Geological Survey to be the Regional Lead Organization for the Southern Mid-Continent Region, which includes Oklahoma and Arkansas, Gertsch said. Working closely with the Oklahoma Geological Survey will be the Geological Information Systems and the Oklahoma Commission on Marginally Producing Oil and Gas Wells.

The three units in the Sarkeys Energy Center will assist the Southern Mid-Continent Region in conducting problem-identification and technology-transfer workshops, developing a resource center and sponsoring demonstration projects.

As the region's primary resource center, the Sarkeys Energy Center will house a computer lab. It will be for operators and interested parties and will contain Oklahoma petroleum data files on all well completions, monthly oil and gas production by lease, field boundaries for all oil and gas fields and data from recently completed wells, and ongoing studies being conducted by the Oklahoma Geological Survey and the Geological Information Systems.

The lab also will offer applications software to develop maps and conduct analytical studies. …

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