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  • August 23, 2021

Field Laboratories

Marcellus Shale Energy and Environment Laboratory (MSEEL) (FE0024297)
Timothy Carr, West Virginia University

Hydraulic Fracturing Test Sites (HFTS) (FE0024292)
Jordan Ciezobka, Gas Technology Institute (GTI)

Hydraulic Fracture Test Site II (HFTS2) - Delaware Basin (FE0031577)
Jordan Ciezobka, Gas Technology Institute (GTI)

Field Laboratory for Emerging Stacked Unconventional Plays (ESUP) in Central Appalachia (FE0031576)
Nino Ripepi, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Tuscaloosa Marine Shale Laboratory (FE0031575)
Ning Liu and Boyun Guo, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Engineered Water for Improved Oil Recovery from Carbonate Reservoirs (FE0031791)
Kishore Mohanty, University of Texas at Austin

The Austin Chalk/Eagle Ford Field Laboratory (FE0031579)
Dan Hill, Texas A&M University

Carbon Dioxide Enhanced Oil Recovery Improvement in Conventional Fields Using Rich Gas (FE0031789)
John Hamling and Steven Smith, University of North Dakota Energy and Environmental Research Center (UNDEERC)

Field Evaluation of the Caney Shale as an Emerging Unconventional Play, Southern Oklahoma (FE0031776)
Mileva Radonjic and Jim Puckette, Oklahoma State University

Field Pilot Test of Foam-Assisted Hydrocarbon Gas Injection in Bakken Formations (FE0031787)
Mohammad Piri, University of Wyoming and Nagi Nagarajan, Hess Corporation

Chemically Enabled Carbon Dioxide Enhanced Oil Recovery in Multi-Porosity, Hydrothermally Altered Carbonates in the Southern Michigan Basin (FE0031792)
Autumn Haagsma, Battelle Memorial Institute

Improving Production in the Unconventional Paradox Play through Integrated Analysis of Natural Fractures and Geomechanics (FE0031775)
Brian McPherson, University of Utah

First Ever Field on Alaska’s North Slope to Validate the Use of Polymer Floods for Heavy Oil Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) (FE0031606)
Abhijit Dandekar, University of Alaska Fairbanks and Samson Ning, Hilcorp Alaska LLC

O&G SMART Initiative Tasks

SMART Task – Real-Time Forecasting: Pressure Management at Marcellus Shale Energy and Environment Laboratory (MSEEL)
Hari Viswanathan, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)

SMART Task 6 – Real Time Visualization Faults and Fracture Networks
Nicholas Azzolina, University of North Dakota Energy and Environmental Research Center (UNDEERC)


  • August 24, 2021

Hydraulic Fracturing Technologies

Fully Distributed Acoustic and Magnetic Field Monitoring Via a Single Fiber Line for Optimized Production of Unconventional Resource Plays (FE0031786)
Daniel Homa, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Large-Volume Stimulation of Rock for Greatly Enhanced Fluids Recovery Using Targeted Seismic-Assisted Hydraulic Fracturing (FE0031777)
Raman Singh, Oklahoma State University

Dynamic Binary Complexes (DBC) as Super-Adjustable Viscosity Modifiers for Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids (FE0031778)
Mustafa Akbulut, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station and Joseph Sang-II Kwon, Texas A&M University

Using Natural Gas Liquids to Recover Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources (FE0031782)
Joel Sminchak, Battelle Memorial Institute

Monitoring Fracture Dynamics with Electromagnetic Geophysics (FE0031785)
Mohsen Ahmadia, University of Texas at Austin

Natural Gas Infrastructure (Quantification and Mitigation)

Low-Cost Retrofit Kit for Integral Reciprocating Compressors to Reduce Emissions and Enhance Efficiency (FE0031863)
Pejman Kazempoor, University of Oklahoma

Solid State Mixed-Potential Electrochemical Sensors for Natural Gas Leak Detection and Quality Control (FE0031864)
Lou-Kun Tsui, University of New Mexico, Center for Micro-Engineered Materials

Methane Mitigator – Reducing Methane Emissions at Well Sites (FE0031865)
Derek Johnson and Robert Heltzel, West Virginia University

Methane Mitigation Using Linear Motor Leak Recovery Compressor (FE0031875)
Jason Stair, Gas Technology Institute (GTI)

Predictive Self-Healing for Pneumatic Actuated Systems (FE0031876)
Michael Keller, University of Tulsa

Quantification of Methane Emissions from Marginal (Small Producing) Oil and Gas Wells (FE0031702)
Richard Bowers, GSI Environmental, Inc.

Smart Methane Emission Detection System Development (FE0029020)
Heath Spidle, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)

Advancing Development of Emissions Detection (ADED) (FE0031873)
Daniel Zimmerle, Colorado State University and Clay Bell, Colorado State University

Novel Signature for Deployed Transmission Infrastructure Sensors (FWP-72954)
Kayte Denslow and William S. Rosenthal, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

In-Situ Pipeline Coatings for Methane Emissions Mitigation and Quantification from Natural Gas Infrastructure (FE0029069)
Matthew Nakatsuka, Oceanit Laboratories, Inc.

Data Analytics/Machine Learning

Enabling Cost Effective High Quality Seismic Monitoring of Unconventional Reservoirs with Fiber Optics (FE0031780)
Caleb Christensen, MagiQ Technologies, Inc.

A Novel 'Smart Microchip Proppants' Technology for Precision Diagnostics of Hydraulic Fracture Networks (FE0031784)
Amirmasoud Kalantari Dahaghi, University of Kansas Center for Research


  • August 25, 2021

Fundamental Research

Role of Shale Geomechanical Changes in Affecting Gas and Fluid Flow (FWP-1022415 Task 2)
Dustin Crandall, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)

Geochemical Reactions Affecting Reservoir Porosity and Permeability (FWP-1022415 Task 3)
Ale Hakala and Christina Lopano, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)

Chemical Control of Hydraulic Fracture Sustainability in Shales (FWP-FP00008114)
Seiji Nakagawa, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

Numerical and Laboratory Investigations for Maximization of Production from Tight/Shale Oil Reservoirs (FWP-FP00008115)
Matthew Reagan, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

Improved Unconventional Reservoir Stimulation Through Understanding Controls on Fracturing Fluid Imbibition and Water Blocking (FWP-FP00008256)
Omotayo Omosebi, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and Tetsu K. Tokunaga, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Fundamental Understanding of CH4-CO2-H2O Interactions in Shale Nanopores (FWP-14-017608)
Yifeng Wang, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL)

An Integrated Multiscale Modeling Framework for Unconventional Stimulation and Production FWP FP00008049 (LBNL), FWP FEW0250 (LLNL), FWP 1022415 (NETL), FWP 100480 (SLAC)
Jens Birkholzer and Joe Morris, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)

Basin-Specific Geochemistry to Promote Unconventional Efficiency (FWP-100211)
Adam Douglas Jew, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Mechanistic Approach to Analyzing and Improving Unconventional Hydrocarbon Production (FWP-FE406-408-409)
Bill Carey, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)

Gas Hydrates

USGS Gas Hydrates Project-Core Interagency Agreement (89243320SFE000013)
Carolyn Ruppel, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Deepwater Methane Hydrate Characterization and Scientific Assessment (FE0023919)
Peter Flemings, University of Texas at Austin

Alaska Natural Gas Hydrate Production Testing: Test Site Selection, Characterization and Testing Operation (FE0022898)
Tim Collett, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Natural Gas Hydrate Research at NETL RIC
Yongkoo Seol, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)

Coupled THM Processes of Natural Gas Hydrate Production (FWP-72688)
Mark White, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

Behavior of Sediments Containing Methane Hydrate, Water, and Gas Subjected to Gradients and Changing Conditions (FWP-FP00008137)
Timothy J. Kneafsey, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

Numerical Studies for the Characterization of Recoverable Resources from Methane Hydrate Deposits (FWP-FP00008138)
George Moridis, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)


  • August 26, 2021


Advanced Multi-Dimensional Capacitance Sensors Based Mass Flow Meter to Measure and Monitor Enhanced Oil Recovery (FE0031858)
Qussai M. Marashdeh, Tech4Imaging

In-Situ Applied Coatings for Mitigating Gas Hydrate Deposition and Environmental Hazards (FE0031578)
Carolyn Ann Koh, Colorado School of Mines

Enhancing Offshore Recovery by Enabling Longer, Safer, and Cheaper Subsea Well Tiebacks (FE0031859)
James Chitwood and Art J. Schroeder, Jr., Subsea Shuttle, LLC

Hexagonal Boron Nitrate Reinforced Multifunctional Well Cement for Extreme Conditions (FE0031574)
Rouzbeh Shahsavari, C-Crete Technologies, LLC

Geohazards & Subsurface Uncertainty Smart Modeling (FWP)
Mackenzie Mark-Moser, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)

Constraining Kick Signals through Advanced Multi-Phase Data (FWP)
Paulo Waltrich, Louisiana State University

Infrastructure and Metocean Technology (FWP)
Rodrigo Duran and Mackenzie Mark-Moser, National Energy Technology Laboratory

Relative Permeability for Offshore EOR (FWP)
Jonathan Moore, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)

Assessing Current and Future Infrastructure Hazards (FWP)
Lucy Romeo, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)

CSEM for Geohazard Identification (FWP)
Adam Schultz, Oregon State University

Thermodynamic Modeling of Mineral Scale at HPHT (FWP)
Isaac Gamwo, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)

Corrosion Resistant Aluminum Components for Improved Cost and Performance of Ultra-Deepwater Offshore Oil Production (FWP-072971)
Glenn Grant, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

Underwater Laser Telecommunications and Remote Access (FE0031857)
Ishan Mons, Oceanit Laboratories, Inc.


  • August 27, 2021

Natural Gas Infrastructure Upcycling

Process Intensification by a One-Step, Plasma-Assisted Synthesis of Liquid Chemicals from Light Hydrocarbons (FE0031862)
Jason Hicks, University of Notre Dame

Microwave Catalysis for Process Intensified Modular Production of Carbon Nanomaterials from Natural Gas (FE0031866)
John Hu, West Virginia University

Oxidative Aromatization Catalysts for Single Step Liquefaction of Distributed Shale Gas (FE0031869)
Fanxing Li, North Carolina State University

Modular Processing of Flare Gas for Carbon Nanoproducts (FE0031870)
Alan Weimer and Mija Hubler, University of Colorado Boulder

Electrocatalytically Upgrading Methane to Benzene in a Highly Compacted Microchannel Protonic Ceramic Membrane Reactor (FE0031871)
Joshua Tong, Clemson University

One-Step Non-Oxidative Methane Upgrading to Hydrogen and Value-Added Hydrocarbons (FE0031877)
Dongxia Liu, University of Maryland College Park

Methane Partial Oxidation Over Multifunctional 2-D Materials (FE0031878)
Andreas Heyden, University of South Carolina

Production of Hydrogen and Carbon from Catalytic Flare Gas Pyrolysis (FWP-1022467)
Ranjani Siriwardane, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)

Commercialization Study of NETL Technology for Flare Gas to Olefins and Liquids (FWP-1022467)
Congiun Wang and Christopher Matranga, National Energy Technology Laboratory

Microwave Enhanced Flare Gas Conversion to Value-Added Chemicals (FWP-1022467)
Daniel Haynes, National Energy Technology Laboratory

Natural Gas Infrastructure (Quantification and Mitigation)

Field-based Quantification of Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Infrastructure: Abandoned Wells, Gathering Pipelines, and M&R Stations (FWP-1022424)
Natalie Pekney, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)

Advanced Sensor Technologies for Reliable and Resilient Natural Gas (FWP-1022424)
Ruishu Wright, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)

Development and Demonstration of Corrosion Protective Liners and Coatings for Natural Gas Pipelines (FWP-1022424)
Zineb Belarbi, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)

Produced Water

Resource Recovery and Environmental Protection in Wyoming's Greater Green River Basin Using Selective Nanostructured Membranes (FE0031855)
Jonathan Brant, University of Wyoming

Fouling-Resistant, Chlorine-Tolerant Zwitterionic Membranes for Treatment of Produced Water in the Permian Basin (FE0031851)
Christopher Drover, ZwitterCo, Inc.

A New Membrane Based Treatment Process for Reclaiming and Reutilization of Produced Water (FE0031853)
Gokhan Alptekin and Freya Kugler, TDA Research, Inc.