LSU PERTT Lab to Celebrate Grand Reopening

Petroleum Engineering Research and Technology Transfer Lab will mark its reopening on Oct. 11

PERTT Lab10/07/2019
BATON ROUGE – The LSU Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering will mark the reopening of its Petroleum Engineering Research and Technology Transfer, or PERTT, Lab facility with an event on Friday, Oct. 11, from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Media are invited to attend.

The event offers the public a chance to tour the facility and view presentations detailing the activity that takes place at the PERTT Lab, which was closed most of 2018 for renovations.

The PERTT Lab is the result of a multi-million dollar investment by industry and government. Since its development in the early 1980s, the facility has served as a versatile research environment for performing multiphase flow experiments on field scale tubulars at high pressures. Major operators like Shell, BP and Chevron have all made use of the on-site equipment in the past.

It is an industrial-scale facility with full-scale equipment and instrumentation for conducting research related to petroleum technology. Originally, most of the equipment was assembled for blowout prevention, well control research, and training activities. Today, the Department of Petroleum Engineering builds on the legacy of drilling instruction and research excellence, while expanding into production and surface operations teaching and research. Additionally, the lab’s large but flexible infrastructure allows the department to rapidly move to meet the demands of a diverse petroleum industry.

The PERTT Lab is located at 2829 Gourrier Drive in Baton Rouge, just past Alex Box Stadium.



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LSU College of Engineering


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