The Petroleum Environmental Research Forum (PERF)*, is a non-profit organization created to provide a stimulus to and a forum for the collection, exchange, and analysis of research information relating to the development of technology for health, environment & safety, waste reduction and system security in the petroleum industry.


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  • The organizing committee of PERF 2020 meeting have decided to postpone the upcoming PERF meeting in Doha to a later date that will be communicated to participants. This is due to increasingly stringent travel restrictions implemented worldwide as a result of growing reported cases of corona virus (COVID-19). We thank you for your understanding and look forward to hosting this event in the future.



A list of Active and Completed projects, as well as proposals can be found on the Projects page, with a small selection below. More information is available in the Members Area.


  •  Impact of Processing Unconventional Crudes on Refinery WWTP Operations
  • Firefighting Foam Human Health & Environmental Risks at O&G Operations

New proposals:

  • Emerging Sensor Technology for VOCs and Sensors
  • New Methods to Assess Whole Effluent Toxicity
  • Byproduct Water Management – Zero Liquid Discharge
  • Evaluating Inorganic Fouling of Delayed Coker Furnaces in Louisiana Refineries to Reduce Emissions and Improve Reliability

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