RMOTC's field test site is located on Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 3 (NPR-3) located about 35 miles north of Casper, Wyoming. The field has a rich history dating back to the early 1900s.
NPR-3, also known as Teapot Dome Oil Field, is now used as an energy testing center for emerging and developing technologies. Its 10,000 acres offer all the facilities and equipment associated with an operating oil field, and access to over 700 well bores and 300 producing wells ranging in depth from 500 to 5,000 feet. In recent years, the field has expanded to include geothermal systems and other alternative energy testing capabilities. In addition to this infrastructure, a staff of energy professionals make RMOTC invaluable to its partners.
Inventors test, evaluate, demonstrate, and transfer new technologies to the oil and gas industry. Environmental companies explore ways to prevent and manage environmental risks. Alternative and renewable energy companies use RMOTC’s geothermal systems, wind, and solar resources to develop innovative energy solutions. National laboratories and other government organizations field test laboratory results in a real-world setting. Universities can supplement classroom learning with demonstrations in real-life application in the field and conduct leading-edge research.