EPAct2005 Section 999 Final Project Reports
 

Final reports for completed RPSEA administered projects under Title IX, Subtitle J, Section 999 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 are listed below. Title IX, Subtitle J, Section 999 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 is implemented by NETL. RPSEA administers select elements of the R&D program for DOE.

Unconventional Natural Gas and Other Petroleum Resources | Small Producer

Ultra-Deep Water

10121-4502-01 Deepwater Reverse‐Circulation Primary Cementing - CSI Technologies
Final Project Report [PDF-2.87MB]

10121-4407-01 Deepwater Direct Offloading System - Remora Technology, Inc.
Final Project Report [PDF-5.03MB]
Appendices [PDF-6.27MB]
10121-4302-01 Ultra-High Conductivity Umbilicals: Polymer Nanotube Umbilicals - NanoRidge Materials, Inc.
Final Phase 1 Project Report [PDF-5.48MB]
10121-4204-01 Corrosion and Scale at Extreme Temperature and Pressure - Brine Chemistry Solutions, LLC
Final Phase 1 Project Report [PDF-9.97MB]
09121-3100-01 UDW Seabed Discharge of Produced Water and/or Solids - Fluor Enterprises, Inc.
Final Project Report [PDF-29.3MB]
09121-3300-02 Displacement & Mixing in Subsea Jumpers - Experimental Data and CFD Simulations - University of Tulsa
Final Report [PDF-3.15MB]
09121-3300-05 Autonomous Inspection of Subsea Facilities - Lockheed Martin
Phase 1 Final Test Report [PDF-1.41MB]
Phase 2 Final Report [PDF-1.97MB]
09121-3300-06 High Resolution 3D Laser Imaging for Inspection, Maintenance, Repair, and Operations - 3D at Depth, LLC
Phase 1 Final Report [PDF-4.56MB]
09121-3300-08 Sensors and Processing for Pipe, Riser, Structure, and Equipment Inspection to Provide Detailed Measurements, Corrosion Detection, Leak Detection, and/or Detection of Heat Plumes from Degraded Pipeline Insulation - Teledyne Blueview
Final Report [PDF-2.54MB]
09121-3300-10 Development of Carbon Nanotube Composite Cables for Ultra Deep Water Oil and Gas Fields - Los Alamos National Laboratory
Phase 1 Final Report [PDF-492KB]
09121-3500-01 Intelligent Production System for Ultra-Deepwater with Short Hop Wireless Power and Wireless Data Transfer for Lateral Production Control and Optimization - Tubel LLC
Final Project Report [PDF-2.15MB]
09121-3500-02 Fatigue Testing of Shrink-Fit Riser Connection for High Pressure Ultra Deepwater Risers - Subsea Riser Products Inc.
Final Project Report [PDF-4.01MB]
08121-1502 Coil Tubing Drilling & Intervention System Using Cost Effective Vessel - Nautilus International LLC
Final Project Report [PDF-1.55MB]
08121-2501 Early Reservoir Appraisal, Utilizing a Well Testing System - Nautilus International LLC
Final Project Report [PDF8.02MB]
08121-2502-01 Managed Pressure Drilling: Modeling, Strategy, and Planning - Stratamagnetic Software, LLC
Final Project Report [PDF-5.15MB]
08121-2801-02 GOMEX 3-D Operational Ocean Forecast System Pilot Project - Portland State University
Final Project Report - Phase 1 [PDF-6.56MB]
Final Project Report [PDF-5.41MB]
08121-2901-01 MSDC Electrical System for Deepwater Subsea Process - GE Global Research
Final Project Report [PDF-18.5MB]
08121-2902-02 Technologies of the Future for Pipeline Monitoring and Inspection - University of Tulsa
Final Project Report [PDF-2.47MB]
08121-2902-03 Wireless Subsea Communications Systems - GE Global Research
Final Project Report [PDF-2.23MB]
08121-2902-04 Replacing Chemical Biocides with Targeted Bacteriophages in Deepwater Pipelines and Reservoirs - Phage Biocontrol, LLC.
Final Project Report [PDF-6.39MB]

 08121-2902-06 Enumerating Bacteria in Deepwater Pipelines in Real-Time and at a Negligible Marginal Cost Per Analysis: A Proof of Concept Study - Livermore Instruments Inc.
Final Project Report [PDF-1.07]MB

08121-2902-07 Fiber Containing Sweep Fluids for Ultra Deepwater Drilling Applications - The University of Oklahoma
Final Project Report [PDF-4.22MB]
08121-2101-02 New Safety Barrier Testing Methods - Southwest Research Institute
Final Project Report [PDF-2.97MB]
07121-1201 Wax Control in the Presence of Hydrates - University of Utah
Final Project Report [PDF-4.49MB]
07121-1301 Improvements to Deepwater Subsea Measurements - Letton Hall Group
Final Project Report [PDF-10.6 MB]
07121-1302 Ultra-high Conductivity Umbilicals: A Paradigm Change in Conductors Using Carbon Nanotubes - NanoRidge Material, Inc
Final Project Report [PDF-18.0MB]
07121-1401 Composite Riser For Ultra-Deepwater High Pressure Wells - Lincoln Composites
Final Project Report [PDF-19.8MB] September, 2011
07121-1402A Ultra-Deepwater Dry Tree System for Drilling and Production in the GoM, Phase 1 - FloaTEC, LLC
Stage 1 Final Project Report [PDF-7.05MB] September, 2011
07121-1402B Ultra-Deepwater Dry Tree System for Drilling and Production in the GoM, Phase 1 - Houston Offshore Engineering
Stage 1 Final Report [PDF]
Stage 2 Final Report [PDF-3.43MB]
07121-1403 Fatigue Performance of High Strength Riser Materials Subjected to Sour Environments - Southwest Research Institute
Final Project Report [PDF-6.87MB] February, 2012
07121-1603A Graduate Student Design Project – “Flow Phenomena in Jumpers – Relation to Hydrate Plugging Risk” - The University of Tulsa
Final Project Report [PDF] January, 2010
07121-1603B Graduate Student Design Project – “Hydrate Characterization & Dissociation Strategies” - The University of Tulsa
Final Project Report [PDF-5.20MB] - September, 2010
07121-1603C Graduate Student Design Project – “Design Investigation of Extreme High Pressure, High Temperature, (XHPHT), Subsurface Safety Valves (SSSV)” - Rice University
Final Project Report [PDF-7.95MB] December, 2010
07121-1603D Graduate Student Design Project – “Robotic MFL Sensor for Monitoring and Inspection of Deepwater Risers” - Rice University
Thesis - Magnetic Flux Leakage Robotic Pipe Inspection: Internal and External Methods [PDF-13MB] - Andrew J. Lynch, Rice University - December, 2009
Thesis - Structural Health Monitoring System for Deepwater Risers with Vortex-induced Vibration [PDF-6.8MB] - Chaojun Huang, Rice University - June, 2012
07121-1701 Improved Recovery - Knowledge Reservoir, LLC
Final Project Report [PDF-13.1MB]
07121-1801 Effect of Global Warming on Hurricane Activity in the North Atlantic - National Center for Atmospheric Research
Final Project Report [PDF-1.34MB] February, 2011
07121-1901 Subsea Processing System Integration Engineering - General Electric
Final Project Report [PDF-3.64MB] July, 2011
07121-1902 Deep Sea Hybrid Power Systems - Phase 1 - Houston Advanced Research Center
Final Project Report [PDF-3.36MB]
07121-2001 Geophysical Modeling for Studying Acquisition and Processing Methods in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico
Final Project Report [PDF-10.5MB]
Ultra-Deep Water | Small Producer

Unconventional Natural Gas and Other Petroleum Resources

10122-20 Development of Non-Contaminating Cryogenic Fracturing Technology for Shale and Tight Gas Reservoirs - Colorado School of Mines
Year 1 Annual Project Report [PDF-9.34MB]
10122-19 Lowering Drilling Cost, Improving Operational Safety, and Reducing Environmental Impact through Zonal Isolation Improvements for Horizontal Wells Drilled in the Marcellus Shale - CSI Technologies
Final Project Report [PDF-1.86MB]
10122-07 NORM Mitigation and Clean Water Recovery from Marcellus Frac Water - GE Global Research
Final Project Report [PDF-5.37MB]
09122-02 Characterizing Stimulation Domains, for Improved Well Completions in Gas Shales - Higgs-Palmer Technologies
Final Project Report [PDF-9.15MB]
09122-04 Marcellus Shale Gas Project - Gas Technology Institute
Final Project Report [PDF-47.2MB]
09122-12 Integrated Experimental and Modeling Approaches to Studying the Fracture-Matrix Interaction in Gas Recovery from Barnett Shale
Final Project Report [PDF-8.96MB]
09122-29 Using Single-molecule Imaging System Combined with Nano-fluidic Chip to Understand Fluid Flow in Tight and Shale Gas Formation - Missouri University of Science and Technology
Year 1 Annual Project Report [PDF-2.45MB]
09122-29 Using Single-molecule Imaging System Combined with Nano-fluidic Chip to Understand Fluid Flow in Tight and Shale Gas Formation - Missouri University of Science and Technology
Year 2 Annual Project Report [PDF-3.38MB]
09122-32 A Geomechanical Model for Gas Shales Based on the Integration of Stress Measurements and Petrophysical Data From the Greater Marcellus Gas System - The Pennsylvania State University
Year 1 Annual Project Report [PDF-696KB]
08122-05 Barnett and Appalachian Shale Water Management and Reuse Technologies - Gas Technology Institute
Final Project Report [PDF-3.17MB] - March, 2012
08122-15 Novel Gas Isotope Interpretation Tools to Optimize Gas Shale Production - California Institute of Technology
Final Project Report [PDF-2.75MB] - June, 2013
08122-35 The Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems Program - Houston Advanced Research Center
Final Project Report [PDF-4.33]
08122-36 Pretreatment and Water Management for Frac Water Reuse and Salt Production - GE Global Research
Final Project Report [PDF-2.57MB] - January, 2012
08122-40 Stratigraphic Controls on Higher-than-average Permeability Zones in Tight-gas Sands in the Piceance Basin - The Colorado School of Mines
Final Project Report [PDF-12.7MB] - January, 2013
08122-48 Sustaining Fracture Area and Conductivity of Gas Shale Reservoirs for Enhancing Long-Term Production and Recovery - Texas A&M University
Final Project Report [PDF-17MB] - May, 2012
Appendix - 1 [PDF]
Appendix - 2 [PDF]
Appendix - 3 [PDF]
Appendix - 4 [PDF]
Appendix - 5 [PDF]
Appendix - 6 [PDF]
08122-53 Multiazimuth Seismic Diffraction Imaging for Fracture Characterization in Low-Permeability Gas Formations - Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin
Final Project Report [PDF-4.72MB] - March, 2014
08122-55 Evaluation of Fracture Systems and Stress Fields within the Marcellus Shale and Utica Shale and Characterization of Associated Water-Disposal Reservoirs: Appalachian Basin - Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin
Final Project Report [PDF-14.6MB] - January, 2013
07122-09 Application Of Natural Gas Composition To Modeling Communication Within And Filling Of Large Tight-Gas-Sand Reservoirs, Rocky Mountains - Colorado School of Mines 
Final Project Report [PDF-56.03MB] - December, 2013
07122-07 Novel Concepts for Unconventional Gas Development in Shales, Tight Sands and Coalbeds - Carter Technology
Final Project Report [PDF] - February, 2009
07122-12 An Integrated Framework for the Treatment and Management of Produced Water - Colorado School of Mines
Final Project Report [PDF-3.74MB] - June, 2011
07122-14 Comprehensive Investigation of the Biogeochemical Factors Enhancing Microbially Generated Methane in Coal Beds - Colorado School of Mines
Final Project Report [PDF-4.40MB]
07122-17 Geological Foundation for Production of Natural Gas from Diverse Shale Formations - Geological Survey of Alabama
Final Project Report [PDF-29.4MB]
07122-22 Petrophysical Studies of Unconventional Gas Reservoirs Using High-resolution Rock Imaging - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Final Project Report [PDF-27.7MB]
07122-23 A Self-Teaching Expert System for the Analysis, Design and Prediction of Gas Production from Unconventional Gas Resources - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
Final Project Report [PDF-5.79MB]
User's Guide [PDF-166KB]
07122-29 Gas-Condensate Productivity in Tight Gas Sands - Stanford University / Department of Energy Resources
Final Project Report [PDF-559KB]
Appendix to Final Report [PDF-1.85MB]
07122-33 Advanced Hydraulic Fracturing Technology For Unconventional Tight Gas Reservoirs - Texas A&M University
Final Project Report [PDF-3.85MB]
07122-35 Optimizing Development Strategies To Increase Reserves In Unconventional Gas Reservoirs - Texas A&M University
Final Project Report [PDF-4.95MB]
07122-36 Novel Fluids for Gas Productivity Enhancement in Tight Gas Formations - University of Tulsa
Final Project Report [PDF-501KB]
07122-38 Improvement of Fracturing for Gas Shales - University of Texas at Austin
Final Project Report [PDF-7.17MB]
07122-41 Improved Reservoir Access Through Refracture Treatments in Tight Gas Sands and Gas Shales - University of Texas, Austin
Final Project Report [PDF-10.2MB]
07122-43 Optimization of Infill Well Locations in Wamsutter Field - University of Tulsa
Final Project Report [PDF-9.08] August, 2011
07122-44 Gas Production Forecasting From Tight Gas Reservoirs: Integrating Natural Fracture Networks and Hydraulic Fractures - University of Utah
Final Project Report [PDF-30.6] February, 2013
07122-45 Paleozoic Shale-Gas Resources of the Colorado Plateau and Eastern Great Basin, Utah: Multiple Frontier Exploration Opportunities - Utah Geological Survey
Well Database [xls] 
Final Project Report [PDF-15.1 MB] September, 2013
Ultra-Deep Water | Unconventional Natural Gas and Other Petroleum Resources

Small Producer

11123-15 Hybrid Rotor Compression for Multiphase and Liquids-Rich Wellhead Production Applications - OsComp Systems Inc.
Final Project Report [PDF-1.48MB]

09123-18 Characterization of Potential Sites for Near Miscible CO2 Applications to Improve Oil Recovery in Arbuckle Reservoirs - TORP, University of Kansas
Final Project Report [PDF-5.24MB]

09123-09 Enhanced Oil Recovery from the Bakken Shale using Surfactant Imbibition Coupled with Gravity Drainage - University of North Dakota
Final Project Report [PDF-4.85MB]
09123-11 Treatment and Beneficial Reuse of Produced Waters Using A Novel Pervaporation-Based Irrigation Technology - University of Wyoming
Final Project Report [PDF-2.52MB]
09123-14 GREEN OIL™ CO2-Enhanced Oil Recovery for America’s Small Oil Producers - Pioneer Astronautics, Inc.
Final Project Report [PDF-6.90MB]
09123-20 Creating Fractures Past Damage More Effectively With Less Environmental Damage - DaniMer Scientific LLC
Final Project Report [PDF-1.52MB]
08123-02 Field Demonstration of Alkaline Surfactant Polymer Floods in Mature Oil Reservoirs Brookshire Dome, Texas - Layline Petroleum LLC
Final Project Report [PDF-5.06MB]
08123-07 Mini-Waterflood: A New Cost Effective Approach to Extend the Economic Life of Small, Mature Oil Reservoirs - New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Final Project Report [PDF-2.61MB] August, 2011
08123-10 Electrical Power Generation from Produced Water: Field Demonstration of Ways to Reduce Operating Costs of Small Producers - Gulf Coast Green Energy
Final Project Report [PDF-1.32MB]
08123-16 Development Strategies for Maximizing East Texas Oil Field Production - University of Texas at Austin
Final Project Report [PDF-5.40]
08123-12 Evaluation and Modeling of Stratigraphic Control on the Distribution of Hydrothermal Dolomite Reservoir Away From Major Fault Planes - Western Michigan University 
Final Project Report [PDF-14MB]
08123-19 Commercial Exploitation and the Origin of Residual Oil Zones: Developing a Case History in the Permian Basin of New Mexico and West Texas
Final Project Report [PDF-4.30MB]
Appendix to Final Project Report [PDF-23.9MB]
07123-01 Low Impact Testing of Oil Field Access Roads - Texas A&M University
Final Project Report [PDF-2.27MB]
07123-02 Preformed Particle Gel for Conformance Control - Missouri University of Science and Technology
Final Project Report [PDF-6.07MB]
07123-03 Near Miscible CO2 Application to Improve Oil Recovery for Small Producers - University of Kansas
Final Project Report [PDF-5.45MB]

07123-04 Contacting New Reservoir in Hunton Dolomite in Nearly Depleted Unger Field, Marion County, Kansas Using a Lateral with Azimuthal Gamma Ray Sensor and Drillpipe Conveyed Wireline Logs - Kansas Geological Survey
Final Project Report  [PDF-8.11MB]

07123-05 Cost-Effective Treatment Of Produced Water Using Co-Produced Energy Sources For Small Producers - New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Final Project Report [PDF-2.79MB]
07123-07 Reducing Impacts of New Pit Rules on Small Producers - New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Pit Rule Mapping Portal and User's Guide[external site]
 
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