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Why GTI

For 75 years, GTI has been a catalyst for innovation and technology development to reduce production costs, minimize environmental footprint and expand the supply of clean-burning energy. As a non-profit R&D organization, we are a trusted partner who provides an independent, reliable voice of science and reason.

Since 1978, GTI has led and program managed the operations of more than 30 cooperative research wells, often in close collaboration with the Department of Energy. A sample of relevant past hydraulic fracturing programs and testing facilities includes:

  • Advanced Hydraulic Fracturing Project, GTI and RPSEA. 2013-
  • Marcellus Shale Research Project, GTI and RPSEA. 2011- 2013
  • New Albany Shale Research Project, GTI and RPSEA. 2008-2010
  • Catoosa Test Facility, GTI 2001-2011
  • Underbalanced Completions Program, GTI. 2001
  • Mounds Drill Cuttings Injection Project, Gas Research Institute (GRI), Oklahoma. 1999
  • GRI/DOE Multi-Site Hydraulic Fracture Diagnostics Project (MWX), GRI, Colorado. 1999
  • Four-staged Field Experiments (SFE wells), Texas and Wyoming
  • Cotton Valley Hydraulic Fracture Imaging and Waterfrac Projects, GRI. 1999
  • Fracturing Fluid Characterization Facility (FFCF), GRI and University of Oklahoma. 1991-1998
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