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Research at OU

The University of Oklahoma’s Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering has been a premier research institution since its founding. The energy industry relies heavily on the expertise and innovation of MPGE researchers and the impact our studies have on the energy industry, the State of Oklahoma and the world.























The Integrated Core Characterization Center consists of the complete Amoco Rock Physics Laboratory. This lab has unparalleled industrial, commercial, and academic capabilities and offers the widest range of measurement and research opportunities in the industry. Originally established a seismic velocity measurement laboratory, it evolved into an integrated facility that provides a vast array of petrophysical, seismic, and rock mechanics capabilities.

The Well Construction Technology Center is an advanced technology research center that incorporates high pressure, high temperature fluid flow applications using both field scale and lab scale equipment for the oil industry.

The Institute for Applied Surfactant Research is a multidiscipline research facility that is composed of undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral students, and researchers who conduct phase equilibrium, sand pack, and core flood studies for both environmental and crude oil recovery applications.

The SPEAR Program aspires to bring together the oil and gas industry and petroleum engineering academics, with the goal of seeding collaborative innovation through a competitive research funding process. For more information, contact