LSU Petroleum Engineering Professor Proposes Plan for Orphan Oil Wells
January 30, 2023
LSU Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering Professor Dandina Rao has a plan that will not only create less carbon dioxide during oil production but will also make use of the millions of orphan wells that are scattered throughout the United States.
“With the oil industry possibly venturing toward renewable energy, the question is can we continue to use fossil fuels but in an environmentally sustainable manner, and that’s exactly what our invention does,” said Rao, the Emmett C. Wells Jr. Distinguished Professor.
Rao's project is part of LSU's effort to translate existing resources and expertise into new opportunities and jobs to power Louisiana and protect the vitality of Louisiana’s energy industry.