Have an idea for a PERF project proposal??

If you have an idea for a project proposal that you are interested in conducting under PERF, please submit a short one page description of the proposal to one of the PERF Board Members or A copy of a sample one-pager template can be found here: PERF Project Proposal Template

Project Proposals

2022-P1Enhanced Ecotoxicological PFAS Studies in the Marine Aquatic EnvironmentTBD
2022-P3Improving the Understanding of PFAS Fate and Transport at LNAPL SitesTBD
2022-P4Using Monitored Natural Attenuation (MNA) and Enhanced Attenuation (EA) to Help Manage PFAS Plumes for the Oil and Gas IndustryTBD
2022-P5Fate and Transport of PFAS in an LNAPL-impacted Vadose ZoneBP
2022-P6Demonstration of Supercritical Water Oxidation of Organic Waste Streams and PFAS at O&G FacilitiesTBD
2023-P2MLD vs. ZLD for O&G Wastewater ManagementConocoPhillips
2023-P1Biologically-Informed LNAPL Compositional Analysis for NSZDTBD

Active Projects

2016-01Carbon Based Injectates for Groundwater TreatmentChevron
2017-04Surface Detection of MercuryChevron
2018-10Facilitating Proactive Sewer Inspections at Petrochemical FacilitiesExxonMobil
2018-4Molecular Biology Tools for Wastewater TreatmentChevron
2022-8Natural Source Zone Depletion (NSZD)/Groundwater "Degassing" MethodShell
2022-9Methanotropic Bio-Barriers for Reducing Methane Emissions from WellsShell
2022-2PFAS Forensics

Completed Projects

2016-05Firefighting Foam Human Health and Environmental Risks at O&G OperationsFirefighting FoamUpstream & DownstreamChevron
2015-06Onshore Unconventional High TDS Produced Water TreatmentWater handlingUpstreamChevron
2014-10Direct Monitoring of Flare Combustion EfficiencyAir QualityUpstream & DownstreamExxonMobil
2013-10Pressure Relief Valve Stability Research ProgramStability ResearchDownstreamExxonMobil
2013-07Refinery Stream Speciation UpdateAir QualityDownstreamExxonMobil
2012-04Cost Effective Reverse Osmosis Concentrate - Brine ManagementWater handling, treatment and disposalUpstreamConocoPhillips
2012-02Stranded Wastes and Recyclables in Developing CountriesWaste, residuals & byproductsUpstreamChevron
2011-07Flare Destruction Efficiency Estimation and Operating PracticesAir QualityDownstreamExxonMobil
2011-06Understand and Improve Cooling Tower PM Emission Measurement and Estimation MethodsAir QualityDownstreamBP
2011-05Comparison of Dispersion Models for Offshore Exploration and Production ActivitiesSoil & GroundwaterUpstreamChevron
2011-04Effluent Treatment
Plant Hazardous Air Pollutants
Air QualityDownstreamChevron
2011-02Refinery Wastewater Online MonitoringWater handling, treatment and disposalDownstreamChevron
2011-01Ultra-Low Nutrient Control in Wastewater EffluentsWater handling, treatment and disposalDownstreamExxonMobil
2010-07Understanding Biodiesel in Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH)RemediationDownstreamChevron
2010-06Air Emissions CooperativeAir QualityDownstreamBP
2009-01In-Situ Chemical OxidationSoil & GroundwaterUpstream & DownstreamExxonMobil
2008-04Membrane Bioreactor DemonstrationWater handling, treatment and disposalDownstreamExxonMobil
2004-06Reducing Desalter Environmental ImpactsWater handling, treatment and disposalUpstream & DownstreamBP
2004-05Understanding the effects of time and energy on the effectiveness of dispersantsOil Spill ResponseUpstream & DownstreamExxonMobil
2003-07Dispersant for viscous oilOil Spill ResponseUpstream & DownstreamExxonMobil
2003-05Chemical Herders to Increase In Situ Burning Window-of-OpportunityOil Spill ResponseUpstream & DownstreamExxonMobil
2003-03Managing wastes in countries with little infrastructureWaste, residuals & byproductsUpstream & DownstreamChevron
2003-01Mercury CooperativeWater handling, treatment and disposalUpstream & DownstreamExxonMobil
2002-13Water Management CooperativeWater handling, treatment and disposalUpstream & DownstreamExxonMobil
2002-02Bioremediation sharing projectSoil & GroundwaterUpstream & DownstreamExxonMobil
2001-08Downstream Waste ManagementWaste, residuals & byproductsDownstreamExxonMobil
2001-02Flashed Gas / VOC Emission Estimation from Produced WaterWater handling, treatment and disposalUpstreamShell & Statoil
2000-03Next Generation Lo-NOx Burner Performance TestingAir QualityDownstreamBP
2000-01Effective Methods and Lessons Learned for E&P Waste TreatmentWaste, residuals & byproductsUpstreamChevron
1999-13Risk Cooperative ProjectSoil & GroundwaterUpstream & DownstreamChevron
1999-06Upset Early Warning Devices for Wastewater Treatment PlantsWater handling, treatment and disposalDownstreamBP
1999-05Stability of Pressure Relief DevicesSafetyUpstream & DownstreamBP
1999-01Ecological Evaluation for Upstream Site RemediationSoil & GroundwaterUpstreamChevron
1998-09Accidental Release Mitigation ProjectAir QualityDownstreamExxonMobil
1998-04Manage Water Soluble Organics in Produced WaterWater handling, treatment and disposalUpstreamChevron & Shell
1997-08Scientifically-Sound Risk-Based Decision Tools for E&P SitesSoil & GroundwaterUpstreamChevron
1997-07Basic Principles and Control of Crude Oil Emulsion Formation – Part IVWater handling, treatment and disposalDownstreamShell
1997-06Phytoremediation of Hydrocarbons - Phase II Field ProjectSoil & GroundwaterUpstream & DownstreamExxonMobil
1997-05Materials Specification for HF Alkylation PlantsNon-destructive equipment evaluationsDownstreamExxonMobil
1997-04FCC Regenerator SOx / NOx Emissions Database and CorrelationsAir QualityDownstreamExxonMobil
1996-08Rapid Site Assessment for Petroleum Contaminated SitesSoil & GroundwaterUpstream & DownstreamExxonMobil & Phillips
1996-03NDE Hardware and Operator EvaluationsNon-destructive equipment evaluationsDownstreamExxonMobil
1996-01Treating Refinery/Petrochemical Wastewater Using Suspended Media SystemsWater handling, treatment and disposalDownstreamExxonMobil & BP
1995-12Monitoring Composting and Soil BioremediationSoil & GroundwaterUpstream & DownstreamChevron
1995-11Advanced Acoustic Emission for Onstream InspectionNon-destructive equipment evaluationsDownstreamExxonMobil
1995-10Advanced NDE for Heat Exchanger Tubular InspectionNon-destructive equipment evaluationsDownstreamExxonMobil
1995-07Mechanical Properties of Aging Refining Hydroprocessing Reactors - Phase IINon-destructive equipment evaluationsDownstreamChevron
1995-06Effects of Reed Vapor Pressure on CO Emissions under Las Vegas and Los Angeles Winter ConditionsAir QualityDownstreamChevron
1995-04Risk Assessment Cooperative Research ProgramSoil & GroundwaterUpstream & DownstreamShell
1995-02Basic Principles and Control of Crude Oil Emulsions - Part 3Water handling, treatment and disposalDownstreamShell
1995-01Advanced NDE for Piping InspectionNon-destructive equipment evaluationsDownstreamExxonMobil
1994-14Oil Spill Solidifiers for Upstream/Downstream Petroleum On-Land OperationsOil Spill ResponseUpstream & DownstreamExxonMobil
1994-13Phytoremediation of HydrocarbonsSoil & GroundwaterUpstream & DownstreamExxonMobil
1994-12Sewer Inspection and Repair Technologies for Application to Refineries and Chemical PlantsNon-destructive equipment evaluationsDownstreamExxonMobil
1994-09Improvements in Methods for Biological Treatment of Refinery Wastewater and Water ReuseWater handling, treatment and disposalDownstreamExxonMobil
1994-08Evaluation of Full-Scale Applications of Biofiltration in the Petroleum IndustryAir QualityUpstream & DownstreamChevron
1994-07E&P Cooperative Research Program "Soils, Sediments and Sludges"Waste, residuals & byproductsUpstreamPhillips Petroleum Company
1994-06Cooperative Bioremediation ProgramSoil & GroundwaterUpstream & DownstreamExxonMobil
1994-05Cooperative Air Program for Clean Air Act Amendments Compliance ResearchAir QualityUpstream & DownstreamShell
1994-03Reclamation of Salt Impacted Soils: Laboratory and Field Evaluation of AmendmentsSoil & GroundwaterUpstreamExxonMobil
1993-25Soil and Groundwater Remediation via Biosparging with Innovative Delivery SystemSoil & GroundwaterUpstream & DownstreamConocoPhillips & Oryx
1993-24Biodegradation and Metabolism of MTBESoil & GroundwaterDownstreamAmoco
1993-23Soluble Oil Removal from Produced Water - Technology EvaluationWater handling, treatment and disposalUpstreamShell
1993-20Bench Scale Valve Emissions StudyAir QualityDownstreamExxonMobil
1993-19Evaluation of Biosurfactants for Oil Spill BioremediationOil Spill ResponseUpstream & DownstreamBP
1993-16Dispersion Modeling ProjectAir QualityDownstreamExxonMobil
1993-15Pilot Test Ex-Situ Washing of Salt Contaminated SoilsSoil & GroundwaterDownstreamBP
1993-11Produced Water Shut-Off Network and Technology ExchangeWater handling, treatment and disposalUpstreamBP & Oryx
1993-09BTEX Removal from Contaminated Water Using Tailored ZeolitesWater handling, treatment and disposalDownstreamUnocal
1993-08Environmentally Friendly Thread Compound EvaluationNon-destructive equipment evaluationsDownstreamExxonMobil
1993-07Tertiary Treatment Options for Refinery EffluentsWater handling, treatment and disposalDownstreamChevron
1993-04Techniques to Measure the Extent of Biodegradation in Soils / GroundwaterSoil & GroundwaterUpstream & DownstreamChevron
1993-02Bioremediation of Crude and Aged Hydrocarbon Contaminated SitesSoil & GroundwaterDownstreamExxonMobil & Shell
1993-01Determine the Reactivity Adjustment Factor (RAF) for Motor Vehicles Using California Phase II GasolineAir QualityDownstreamChevron
1992-22Biodesulfurization and Demetalation of Crude OilsAir QualityDownstreamTexaco, Inc.
1992-19Toxic Combustion ByproductsAir QualityDownstreamMobil & Chevron
1992-16Solidifiers for oil spill responseOil Spill ResponseUpstream & DownstreamExxonMobil
1992-13De-Oiling of Produced WaterWater handling, treatment and disposalUpstreamShell
1992-09Evaluation of the Toxicity of Hydrogen Fluoride at Short Exposure TimesAir QualityDownstreamExxonMobil
1992-08Field Assessment of Biodegradation of VOCs in Vapor Phase BioprocessesAir QualityDownstreamChevron
1992-01Dielectric Heating Processes for Treatment of Oily Drill CuttingsWaste, residuals & byproductsUpstreamBP
1991-18Salt Contaminated Remediation by HalophytesSoil & GroundwaterUpstreamBP
1991-17Low Emissions Valve Packings - Plant EvaluationsAir QualityDownstreamExxonMobil
1991-14Reducing Desalter Environmental ImpactsWater handling, treatment and disposalDownstreamExxonMobil
1991-10Open Path HF and H2S Monitoring System Using Infrared Diode Laser and Modulation SpectroscopyAir QualityDownstreamExxonMobil
1991-09H2SO4 alkylation aerosolingAir QualityDownstreamExxonMobil
1991-07Development of an Ex-Situ Soil Washing Technique to Remediate Brine Contaminated SoilsSoil & GroundwaterDownstreamExxonMobil
1991-05Basic Principles and Control of Refinery Emulsions - Part IIWater handling, treatment and disposalDownstreamExxonMobil
1990-16Steam Injection Technology Assessment. Enhanced Venting of Soil and GroundwaterSoil & GroundwaterUpstream & DownstreamBP
1990-12Air Sparging Technology Assessment - Soil and GroundwaterSoil & GroundwaterUpstream & DownstreamBP
1990-10Aerobic Biodegradation of MTBE - A Basic Fate and Biokinetics EvaluationWater handling, treatment and disposalDownstreamShell
1990-07Dry Powder Mitigation of HF AerosolsAir QualityDownstreamExxonMobil
1990-05Testing Low Emission Valve PackingsAir QualityDownstreamExxonMobil
1990-02Optimization of halogen antimicrobial performance in cooling water systemsWater handling, treatment and disposalDownstreamBP
1989-09Spent Caustic ManagementWaste, residuals & byproductsDownstreamBP
1989-05Scrap Metal Recycling of Oil Field Equipment Containing NORM ScaleWaste, residuals & byproductsDownstreamConocoPhillips
1989-03Raw Refinery Wastewater Treatment with Separation Dynamics ProcessingWater handling, treatment and disposalUpstreamSunoco
1988-09Natural Resource Damage Assessment ManualSoil & GroundwaterDownstreamBP
1988-08Development of Protocols for Analyzing Refinery OdorsAir QualityUpstream & DownstreamBP
1988-07Basic Principles and Control of Refinery Emulsion FormationWater handling, treatment and disposalDownstreamExxonMobil
1988-06Study of the Effectiveness of Disposal of Freshwater Drilling Fluids in Earthen PitsSoil & GroundwaterDownstream
1988-05On-Site Remediation of Oily E&P Wastes & Refining & Marketing Pits, Ponds, & LagoonsSoil & GroundwaterUpstreamConocoPhillips
1988-04Remediation of Soils Containing Petroleum ConstituentsSoil & GroundwaterUpstream & DownstreamConocoPhillips
1988-01Low NOx Burner Testing in the El Segundo RefineryAir QualityDownstreamChevron
1987-05Microbiological Processing of Petroleum Oily Sludges (Phase 2 & 3 of 1986-09)Waste, residuals & byproductsDownstreamChevron
1987-04Reuse Alternatives for Spent FCCU CatalystsWaste, residuals & byproductsDownstreamBP
1987-03Treatment of Pyrophoric Spent CatalystsWaste, residuals & byproductsDownstreamBP
1987-02Rapid Assessment of soil, G/W for PH/C - later soil vapor surveySoil & GroundwaterUpstream & DownstreamBP
1986-09Microbiological Processing of Petroleum Oily SludgesWaste, residuals & byproductsDownstreamChevron
1986-06Evaluation of Hazardous Waste Solidification ProcessesWaste, residuals & byproductsUpstream & DownstreamChevron
1986-05Evaluation of In-Situ Biodegradative Treatment as a Remedial Action for Spills on LandOil Spill ResponseUpstream & DownstreamExxonMobil
2014-12Impact of Processing Unconventional Crudes on Refinery WWTP OperationsWaste, residuals & byproductsDownstreamExxonMobil