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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Fall Board Meeting @ Shell Technology Center Houston
Oct 30 all-day

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96th Fall PERF Meeting @ Shell Technology Center Houston
Oct 31 @ 9:00 am – Nov 1 @ 4:00 pm

Please join us for our 96th PERF Meeting this fall, hosted by Shell in Houston. The meeting will focus on waste and related technology, and will take place on 31-Oct to 1-Nov at the Shell Technology Center Houston (STCH).
Click here for the latest draft agenda. Interested presenters are encouraged to contact the PERF webmaster

Registration is now open, with a deadline of October 20. Click here for the form, and follow the instructions to register.

Detailed instructions for accessing the Technology Center are now available – click here for information.

Waste Management Discussion Group meeting @ Shell Houston Technology Center
Nov 2 all-day

You are invited to attend the Waste Management Discussion Group Meeting that will be held on November 02, 2017. This is the first meeting for the team and it will be a great opportunity for networking, knowledge sharing and collaboration for potential future projects on waste management issues faced by the oil and gas industry. The meeting will be held at Shell Technology Center at Houston.


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  • As of October 2016, AECOM is the newest PERF associate member. They are represented by Brad Koons.

  • Board and Officer elections will take place at the fall PERF meeting on November 1st. More information here.


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.
  • Direct Monitoring of Flare Combustion Efficiency
Active, moving to next phase:
  • Assessment of Commercial airborne Methane Remote Sensing Capabilities
New proposal:
  • Standards/Best Practices for Treatment of Spent Caustic

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