EORI was created and is financially supported by the Wyoming State Legislature to work with Wyoming oil producers to increase oil production, and as result, increase tax revenues of the state.
The governor appoints and the legislature confirms eight commissioners who serve on an EOR Commission to oversee EORI’s financial and strategic planning. EORI is part of the School of Energy Resources at the University of Wyoming. The university provides offices and laboratory facilities in which EORI works. A Technical Advisory Board (TAB), comprised of leading experts from universities and energy companies in the United States, provides technical oversight of EORI work.
The Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) works to help the State of Wyoming and its energy producers to recover a large resource of stranded oil in depleted oil reservoirs as rapidly, responsibly, and economically as possible. EORI is the only institution devoted to enhanced oil recovery in Wyoming oil fields.