Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center

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Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center

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the RMOTC site in Wyoming

The Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center is a research testing center located near Casper, Wyoming. The institution is DOE-sponsored energy testing facility, focused on improving recovery and reducing operating costs at oilfields. The testing facility is a 10,000-acre U.S. Department of Energy facility located within the Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 3 (NPR-3), also known as the Teapot Dome Oil Field, about 35 miles north of Casper, Wyoming. Research at the Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center is open to private companies and universities. RMOTC homepage[2]

About RMOTC[edit]

The power of the Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center is in the real-world testing environment. The expansive site can be utilized by companies and universities to conduct energy-related tests that transfer to the marketplace. The main targets for research at RMOTC focus on drilling, oil production, enhanced recovery, and production cost reduction.

The RMOTC offers:

  • The link between development and getting your technology to the industry.
  • The opportunity to field test, document, and demonstrate benefits of your technology.
  • Acceptance of the risks of production loss in a producing well.
  • A large geologic database, facilities, and support staff.
  • Professional staff with operating expertise and equipment to tweak your ideas on site during the test, in a real-world situation, rather than a simulated laboratory test.
  • Adaptability to simulate offshore operations or renewable resources.
  • Neutrality - RMOTC has no vested interest in any specific technology, only in supporting the energy industry by increasing production, decreasing costs, and lessening the environmental footprint.

Breakdown of Technologies testing[edit]


  • Drilling
    • Oil & gas
    • Geothermal
    • Mining
  • Oil and Gas Production
    • Artificial lift
    • Operations
    • Enhanced oil recovery
    • Completions
    • Production enhancement
  • Geothermal
    • Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS)
    • Low-temperature / Co-production
  • Renewable Energy
    • Solar
    • Wind
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Flow Assurance
  • Environmental
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Exploration
    • Geology
    • Geophysics
  • Carbon Management

Technical Papers & Presentations[edit]

What is RMOTC?RMOTC partnershipsHistory of Teapot DomeFossil fuel and Renewable Energy partnership opportunities



  1.  "DOE using Oil and Gas experts"
  2.  "RMOTC homepage"
  3. RMOTC testing