Welcome to TUFFP

The Tulsa University Fluid Flow Projects (TUFFP) is a cooperative Industry-University research group supported by several oil and gas production, consulting, service member companies and government agencies. The group was formed January 1, 1973 by Dr. James P. Brill. The mission of TUFFP is to conduct applied research and develop solutions for problems encountered by the member companies pertaining to multiphase fluid flow in pipes. At any given time, there could be between 4 and 7 research projects actively being conducted that are selected by the TUFFP member companies. Research is supported by annual membership fees.

The major deliverables of the Tulsa University Fluid Flow Projects (TUFFP) are given below.

  • Software for different multiphase flow applications.
  • Experimental data and analyses.
  • Readily available expertise in multiphase flow production and transportation.
  • Access to TUFFP facilities for possible contract projects.
  • Platform to exchange information and ideas on multiphase flow practices.
  • Personnel training through resident education and short courses.

Since 1973, several experimental and theoretical investigations have been conducted that shed light on many of the problems encountered in production and transportation of multiphase fluids such as oil, gas and water. Several models and related computer programs have been provided to the membership for different applications. Most of the TUFFP deliverables appear in the major production systems analysis commercial software packages used by most our members. Furthermore, TUFFP experimental procedures, analyses, and data have been very beneficial to the membership.

Click here to view an executive summary of the current TUFFP activities. Please check us out and if you have any questions or comments do not hesitate to contact us.

Cem Sarica
Director