Kansas Technology Transfer Model

Technology transfer is a primary contribution that transcends all programs of KUERC. The goal of a contract awarded to KUERC by the U.S. Department of Energy in August 1992 was to develop a Kansas Technology Transfer Model (KTTM).

The primary issue with the KTTM is to provide impetus for the petroleum industry to increase efficiency and productivity of domestic petroleum production. USDOE desires to extend the model nationally. Specific program goals accomplished by the KTTM include:

  1. Increase collaboration between participants on and off campus to develop interdisciplinary team. Extend campus activities to an integrated off campus structure by developing partnerships with operating companies, consultants, service companies, and professional societies.
  2. Elevate the awareness of technologies that have demonstrated or indicated potential for improving oil and gas recovery.
  3. Facilitate and accelerate the technology transfer process by maintaining focus and awareness on needs and issues.
  4. Establish an energy research and technology transfer infrastructure to support joint studies between collaborating scientists and engineers on campus and counterparts in industry and professional societies. A goal is to eventually provide a centralized resource center and meeting facilities.

One outgrowth of this program was the formation of the Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC) including the local PTTC program operated through the ERC.

May 2001
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