Petroleum Engineering Research
Initiated in 2012, the UREP program is designed to focus on the unconventional aspects of unconventional reservoirs. The general objective is to achieve a more complete reservoir engineering understanding and develop more appropriate reservoir engineering tools and practices for these reservoirs. This objective covers the entire spectrum of reservoir engineering research of nanoporous and microfractured unconventional formations.
The Marathon Center of Excellence for Reservoir Studies (MCERS) investigates a wide spectrum of reservoir problems with emphasis on field applications. Research areas include: reservoir characterization and connectivity, rate and pressure transient analysis, improved and enhanced oil recovery issues, infill well placement and multi-laterals, and modeling of naturally fractured reservoirs.
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.