The LSU Petroleum Engineering Research & Technology Transfer Laboratory (PERTT Lab or The Well Facility) provides a versatile research environment for performing multiphase flow experiments on field scale tubulars at high pressures. Since its development in the early 1980s, this facility represents a multi-million dollar investment by industrial and governmental interests. A full time laboratory support staff maintains their offices at this site. In addition, the PERTT Lab employs student workers for routine maintenance work and research support.
This facility is an industrial-scale facility, having full-scale equipment and instrumentation for conducting research related to petroleum technology. PERTT originally assembled most of this equipment for blowout prevention and well control research and training activities. Today, we continue building on the legacy of drilling instruction and research excellence while expanding into production and surface operations teaching and research. The PERTT laboratory's large but flexible infrastructure allows us to rapidly move to meet the demands of a diverse petroleum industry.
LSU PERTT is the go-to well proving grounds for major operators like Shell, BP, Chevron, and many others. PERTT is renowned for providing the location for field scale performance verification of tools or methods.
We now have a portal to find historical research data and works done at the facility--a dream 22 years in the making, see LSU PERTT Research Data Portal.