A&M's GPRI Rural, Municipal, & Industrial Water Resources Services

Research Operations for the Industrial Water Resources Sector

For the last 10 years Texas A&M and the Global Petroleum Research Institute (GPRI) have directed research projects studying the environmental impacts of O&G operations. Our most visible project, the Environmentally Friendly Technology Integration Program, identifies and field tests new produced water treatment technologies. Our Advanced Analytics Program focuses closely on new sensors for emissions monitoring and stray gas presence. GPRI was the first University program in the nation to address produced water treatment and re-use, the first to develop functional membrane technology for produced and frac flowback brine, and the first university program addressing environmental issues in oil & gas drilling. Our waste water re-cycling operations have formed the basis of several new commercial ventures in the field of produced water re-use. More than 50 new technologies have been evaluated under field conditions, either in pilot plant tests, or in extended duration field trials. Our opportunities for industry companies have expanded along with our ability to provide real life operating conditions for those seeking to introduce new technology to this sector.

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