The Fracturing, Acidizing, Stimulation Technology (FAST) Consortium is a joint industry/university research consortium that performs research in all areas of stimulation of oil and gas wells. FAST concentrates on theoretical and laboratory developments that can be directly employed in the field to improve stimulation design and execution. Full partnership of industry is essential to the success of the consortium, and industry members are encouraged to provide direct input and guidance for the various projects.
FAST is intended to provide all segments of the petroleum sector, including major companies, independent producers, service companies, and governmental entities with the opportunity to participate in basic applied research at a reasonable cost.
FAST is directed by Dr. Todd Hoffman and is housed in the Petroleum Engineering Department of the Colorado School of Mines (CSM). CSM is a multidisciplinary institution and support from a variety of disciplines is available as needed for various projects.
The FAST Consortium formally began operations on January 1, 2004. For more information about the program, please contact Dr. Hoffman at email@example.com.