Completed Projects

Historical list of past PERF projects:

Project Title Area Focus Leader Type
1986-05 Evaluation of In-Situ Biodegradative Treatment as a Remedial Action for Spills on Land Oil Spill Response Upstream & Downstream ExxonMobil Sharing & Funded
1986-06 Evaluation of Hazardous Waste Solidification Processes Waste, residuals & byproducts Upstream & Downstream Chevron Funded
1986-09 Microbiological Processing of Petroleum Oily Sludges Waste, residuals & byproducts Downstream Chevron Funded
1987-02 Rapid Assessment of soil, G/W for PH/C - later soil vapor survey Soil & Groundwater Upstream & Downstream BP Funded
1987-03 Treatment of Pyrophoric Spent Catalysts Waste, residuals & byproducts Downstream BP Sharing
1987-04 Reuse Alternatives for Spent FCCU Catalysts Waste, residuals & byproducts Downstream BP Funded
1987-05 Microbiological Processing of Petroleum Oily Sludges (Phase 2 & 3 of 1986-09) Waste, residuals & byproducts Downstream Chevron Funded
1988-01 Low NOx Burner Testing in the El Segundo Refinery Air Quality Downstream Chevron Funded
1988-04 Remediation of Soils Containing Petroleum Constituents Soil & Groundwater Upstream & Downstream ConocoPhillips Funded
1988-05 On-Site Remediation of Oily E&P Wastes & Refining & Marketing Pits, Ponds, & Lagoons Soil & Groundwater Upstream & Downstream ConocoPhillips Sharing & Funded
1988-06 Study of the Effectiveness of Disposal of Freshwater Drilling Fluids in Earthen Pits Soil & Groundwater Upstream   Sharing & Funded
1988-07 Basic Principles and Control of Refinery Emulsion Formation Water handling, treatment and disposal Downstream ExxonMobil Funded
1988-08 Development of Protocols for Analyzing Refinery Odors Air Quality Downstream BP Funded
1988-09 Natural Resource Damage Assessment Manual Soil & Groundwater Upstream & Downstream BP Funded
1989-03 Raw Refinery Wastewater Treatment with Separation Dynamics Processing Water handling, treatment and disposal Downstream Sunoco Sharing
1989-05 Scrap Metal Recycling of Oil Field Equipment Containing NORM Scale Waste, residuals & byproducts Upstream ConocoPhillips Funded
1989-09 Spent Caustic Management Waste, residuals & byproducts Downstream BP Funded
1990-02 Optimization of halogen antimicrobial performance in cooling water systems Water handling, treatment and disposal Downstream BP Funded
1990-05 Testing Low Emission Valve Packings Air Quality Downstream ExxonMobil Funded
1990-07 Dry Powder Mitigation of HF Aerosols Air Quality Downstream ExxonMobil Funded
1990-10 Aerobic Biodegradation of MTBE - A Basic Fate and Biokinetics Evaluation Water handling, treatment and disposal Downstream Shell Funded
1990-12 Air Sparging Technology Assessment - Soil and Groundwater Soil & Groundwater Upstream & Downstream BP Funded
1990-16 Steam Injection Technology Assessment. Enhanced Venting of Soil and Groundwater Soil & Groundwater Upstream & Downstream BP Funded
1991-05 Basic Principles and Control of Refinery Emulsions - Part II Water handling, treatment and disposal Downstream ExxonMobil Funded
1991-07 Development of an Ex-Situ Soil Washing Technique to Remediate Brine Contaminated Soils Soil & Groundwater Downstream ExxonMobil Sharing & Funded
1991-09 H2SO4 alkylation aerosoling Air Quality Downstream ExxonMobil Funded
1991-10 Open Path HF and H2S Monitoring System Using Infrared Diode Laser and Modulation Spectroscopy Air Quality Downstream ExxonMobil Funded
1991-14 Reducing Desalter Environmental Impacts Water handling, treatment and disposal Downstream ExxonMobil Funded
1991-17 Low Emissions Valve Packings - Plant Evaluations Air Quality Downstream ExxonMobil Funded
1991-18 Salt Contaminated Remediation by Halophytes Soil & Groundwater Upstream BP Funded
1992-01 Dielectric Heating Processes for Treatment of Oily Drill Cuttings Waste, residuals & byproducts Upstream BP Funded
1992-08 Field Assessment of Biodegradation of VOCs in Vapor Phase Bioprocesses Air Quality Downstream Chevron Funded
1992-09 Evaluation of the Toxicity of Hydrogen Fluoride at Short Exposure Times Air Quality Downstream ExxonMobil Funded
1992-13 De-Oiling of Produced Water Water handling, treatment and disposal Upstream Shell Funded
1992-16 Solidifiers for oil spill response Oil Spill Response Upstream & Downstream ExxonMobil Funded
1992-19 Toxic Combustion Byproducts Air Quality Downstream Mobil & Chevron Sharing & Funded
1992-22 Biodesulfurization and Demetalation of Crude Oils Air Quality Downstream Texaco, Inc. Funded
1993-01 Determine the Reactivity Adjustment Factor (RAF) for Motor Vehicles Using California Phase II Gasoline Air Quality Downstream Chevron Funded
1993-02 Bioremediation of Crude and Aged Hydrocarbon Contaminated Sites Soil & Groundwater Downstream ExxonMobil & Shell Sharing
1993-04 Techniques to Measure the Extent of Biodegradation in Soils / Groundwater Soil & Groundwater Upstream & Downstream Chevron Funded
1993-07 Tertiary Treatment Options for Refinery Effluents Water handling, treatment and disposal Downstream Chevron Funded
1993-08 Environmentally Friendly Thread Compound Evaluation Non-destructive equipment evaluations Downstream ExxonMobil Sharing
1993-09 BTEX Removal From Contaminated Water Using Tailored Zeolites Water handling, treatment and disposal Downstream Unocal Sharing & Funded
1993-11 Produced Water Shut-Off Network and Technology Exchange Water handling, treatment and disposal Upstream BP & Oryx Sharing
1993-15 Pilot Test Ex-Situ Washing of Salt Contaminated Soils Soil & Groundwater Downstream BP Sharing & Funded
1993-16 Dispersion Modeling Project Air Quality Downstream ExxonMobil Sharing & Funded
1993-19 Evaluation of Biosurfactants for Oil Spill Bioremediation Oil Spill Response Upstream & Downstream BP Funded
1993-20 Bench Scale Valve Emissions Study Air Quality Downstream ExxonMobil Sharing & Funded
1993-23 Soluble Oil Removal from Produced Water - Technology Evaluation Water handling, treatment and disposal Upstream Shell Funded
1993-24 Biodegradation and Metabolism of MTBE Soil & Groundwater Downstream Amoco Funded
1993-25 Soil and Groundwater Remediation via Biosparging With Innovative Delivery System Soil & Groundwater Upstream & Downstream ConocoPhillips & Oryx Sharing & Funded
1994-03 Reclamation of Salt Impacted Soils: Laboratory and Field Evaluation of Amendments Soil & Groundwater Upstream ExxonMobil Funded
1994-05 Cooperative Air Program for Clean Air Act Amendments Compliance Research Air Quality Upstream & Downstream Shell Sharing
1994-06 Cooperative Bioremediation Program Soil & Groundwater Upstream & Downstream ExxonMobil Sharing
1994-07 E&P Cooperative Research Program "Soils, Sediments and Sludges" Waste, residuals & byproducts Upstream Phillips Petroleum Company Sharing
1994-08 Evaluation of Full-Scale Applications of Biofiltration in the Petroleum Industry Air Quality Upstream & Downstream Chevron Funded
1994-09 Improvements in Methods for Biological Treatment of Refinery Wastewater and Water Reuse Water handling, treatment and disposal Downstream ExxonMobil Sharing
1994-12 Sewer Inspection and Repair Technologies for Application to Refineries and Chemical Plants Non-destructive equipment evaluations Downstream ExxonMobil Funded
1994-13 Phytoremediation of Hydrocarbons Soil & Groundwater Upstream & Downstream ExxonMobil Funded
1994-14 Oil Spill Solidifiers for Upstream/Downstream Petroleum On-Land Operations Oil Spill Response Upstream & Downstream ExxonMobil Funded
1995-01 Advanced NDE for Piping Inspection Non-destructive equipment evaluations Downstream ExxonMobil Sharing & Funded
1995-02 Basic Principles and Control of Crude Oil Emulsions - Part 3 Water handling, treatment and disposal Downstream Shell Funded
1995-04 Risk Assessment Cooperative Research Program Soil & Groundwater Upstream & Downstream Shell Sharing
1995-06 Effects of Reed Vapor Pressure on CO Emissions under Las Vegas and Los Angeles Winter Conditions Air Quality Downstream Chevron Funded
1995-07 Mechanical Properties of Aging Refining Hydroprocessing Reactors - Phase II Non-destructive equipment evaluations Downstream Chevron Funded
1995-10 Advanced NDE for Heat Exchanger Tubular Inspection Non-destructive equipment evaluations Downstream ExxonMobil Funded
1995-11 Advanced Acoustic Emission for Onstream Inspection Non-destructive equipment evaluations Downstream ExxonMobil Funded
1995-12 Monitoring Composting and Soil Bioremediation Soil & Groundwater Upstream & Downstream Chevron Sharing & Funded
1996-01 Treating Refinery/Petrochemical Wastewater Using Suspended Media Systems Water handling, treatment and disposal Downstream ExxonMobil & BP Funded
1996-03 NDE Hardware and Operator Evaluations Non-destructive equipment evaluations Downstream ExxonMobil Funded
1996-08 Rapid Site Assessment for Petroleum Contaminated Sites Soil & Groundwater Upstream & Downstream ExxonMobil & Phillips Sharing
1997-04 FCC Regenerator SOx / NOx Emissions Database and Correlations Air Quality Downstream ExxonMobil Funded
1997-05 Materials Specification for HF Alkylation Plants Non-destructive equipment evaluations Downstream ExxonMobil Sharing & Funded
1997-06 Phytoremediation of Hydrocarbons - Phase II Field Project Soil & Groundwater Upstream & Downstream ExxonMobil Sharing & Funded
1997-07 Basic Principles and Control of Crude Oil Emulsion Formation – Part IV Water handling, treatment and disposal Downstream Shell Funded
1997-08 Scientifically-Sound Risk-Based Decision Tools for E&P Sites Soil & Groundwater Upstream Chevron Sharing
1998-04 Manage Water Soluble Organics in Produced Water Water handling, treatment and disposal Upstream Chevron & Shell Sharing
1998-09 Accidental Release Mitigation Project Air Quality Downstream ExxonMobil Sharing
1999-01 Ecological Evaluation for Upstream Site Remediation Soil & Groundwater Upstream Chevron Sharing & Funded
1999-05 Stability of Pressure Relief Devices Safety Upstream & Downstream BP Sharing & Funded
1999-06 Upset Early Warning Devices for Wastewater Treatment Plants Water handling, treatment and disposal Downstream BP Sharing & Funded
1999-13 Risk Cooperative Project Soil & Groundwater Upstream & Downstream Chevron Sharing & Funded
2000-01 Effective Methods and Lessons Learned for E&P Waste Treatment Waste, residuals & byproducts Upstream Chevron Sharing & Funded
2000-03 Next Generation Lo-NOx Burner Performance Testing Air Quality Downstream BP Funded
2001-02 Flashed Gas / VOC Emission Estimation from Produced Water Water handling, treatment and disposal Upstream Shell & Statoil Sharing & Funded
2001-08 Downstream Waste Management Waste, residuals & byproducts Downstream ExxonMobil Sharing
2002-02 Bioremediation sharing project Soil & Groundwater Upstream & Downstream ExxonMobil Sharing
2002-13 Water Management Cooperative Water handling, treatment and disposal Upstream & Downstream ExxonMobil Sharing
2003-01 Mercury Cooperative Water handling, treatment and disposal Upstream & Downstream ExxonMobil Sharing
2003-03 Managing wastes in countries with little infrastructure Waste, residuals & byproducts Upstream & Downstream Chevron Sharing & Funded
2003-05 Chemical Herders to Increase In Situ Burning Window-of-Opportunity Oil Spill Response Upstream & Downstream ExxonMobil Funded
2003-07 Dispersant for viscous oil Oil Spill Response Upstream & Downstream ExxonMobil Sharing & Funded
2004-05 Understanding the effects of time and energy on the effectiveness of dispersants Oil Spill Response Upstream & Downstream ExxonMobil Sharing & Funded
2004-06 Reducing Desalter Environmental Impacts Water handling, treatment and disposal Upstream & Downstream BP Funded
2008-04 Membrane Bioreactor Demonstration Water handling, treatment and disposal Downstream ExxonMobil Funded
2009-01 In-Situ Chemical Oxidation Soil & Groundwater Upstream & Downstream ExxonMobil Sharing & Funded
2010-07 Understanding Biodiesel in Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH) Remediation Downstream Chevron Funded
2011-01 Ultra Low Nutrient Control in Wastewater Effluents Water handling, treatment and disposal Downstream ExxonMobil Sharing & Funded
2011-02 Refinery Wastewater Online Monitoring Water handling, treatment and disposal Downstream Chevron Sharing & Funded
2011-04 Effluent Treatment
Plant Hazardous Air Pollutants
Air Quality Downstream Chevron Sharing & Funded
2011-05 Comparison of Dispersion Models for Offshore Exploration and Production Activities Soil & Groundwater Upstream Chevron Sharing & Funded
2011-06 Understand and Improve Cooling Tower PM Emission Measurement and Estimation Methods Air Quality Downstream BP Funded
2011-07 Flare Destruction Efficiency Estimation and Operating Practices Air Quality Downstream ExxonMobil Funded
2012-02 Stranded Wastes and Recyclables in Developing Countries Waste, residuals & byproducts Upstream Chevron Sharing & Funded
2012-04 Cost Effective Revers Osmosis Concentrate - Brine Management Water handling, treatment and disposal Upstream ConocoPhillips Funded