Oil and Gas News

Energy Department Announces Intent to Fund Enhanced Oil Recovery Research
October 10, 2018
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and NETL have issued a Notice of Intent for a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) expected to fund cost-shared research and development (R&D) projects that reduce technical risks associated with enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and expand application of EOR methods.

U.S. Department of Energy Issues Notice of Intent for Funding Opportunity Announcement to Improve Recovery of Unconventional Oil and Natural Gas Resources
October 4, 2018
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and NETL have issued a Notice of Intent for an upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).

NETL-Supported Research Cruise Racks Up Methane Hydrate Data Successes
September 20, 2018
A recent interagency federal research cruise on the University of Delaware’s research vessel Hugh R. Sharp, which sailed along the Mid-Atlantic margin to characterize methane hydrate deposits, yielded 2,000 km of Multi-Channel Seismic (MCS) System data that confirmed previously detected methane hydrates and discovered new deposits. NETL supported the cruise.

NETL Works to Locate Natural Gas Gathering Lines and Quantify Methane Emissions
September 17, 2018
As NETL strives to develop technology solutions to the nation’s energy challenges, which includes improving the health, safety and security of all Americans, the Lab is working to locate and quantify methane leaks in the natural gas infrastructure.

Marcellus Shale Research Set at Second West Virginia Site
September 12, 2018
Data from three years’ worth of research from the Marcellus Shale Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (MSEEL) – a research partnership funded b ythe U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) that involves West Virginia University (WVU) and Northeast Natural Energy (NNE) – will guide more extensive testing at a new well site near Blacksville, W.Va.

NETL Explores Subsurface Data Using Cutting-Edge 3D Imaging Technology
August 15, 2018
Without ever leaving the Lab, NETL researchers are exploring the microscopic spaces in rocks, called pores, to take measurements as they seek a better understanding of how liquids and gases interact. These measurements are expanding scientific knowledge of the subsurface environment to ensure safe and effective carbon storage, enhanced resource recovery, and basic scientific understanding of subsurface phenomena.

First-ever international database prevents natural gas infrastructure failures
June 1, 2018
The first-ever database inventory of oil and natural gas infrastructure information from the top hydrocarbon- producing and consuming countries in the world is available online.

New UAF project to investigate North Slope heavy oil extraction
May 31, 2018
The University of Alaska Fairbanks will lead an investigation of heavy oil extraction on the North Slope. The U.S. Department of Energy announced $7 million in funding for the project today as DOE research laboratory representatives gathered in Fairbanks for National Lab Day events.

Two research awards announced at Alaska National Lab Day
May 30, 2018
Today marked the start of Alaska National Lab Day, an event where the Department of Energy, national labs and researchers from the University of Alaska Fairbanks came together in hopes of collaborating on future research projects.

Department of Energy Announces $7M for Unconventional Oil and Natural Gas Recovery
May 30, 2018
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy has announced an award for a project to receive approximately $7 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development in unconventional oil and natural gas (UOG) recovery.

New Global Oil and Gas Infrastructure Database is One More Way NETL Brings Knowledge to Power
April 26, 2018
Sometimes, the work of NETL to produce solutions to energy challenges involves much more than the arduous work of researchers in a collection of cutting-edge energy laboratories. Sometimes, it requires a flair for partnering, communicating, analyzing, organizing, and providing access to critical energy data on a global basis. That’s just what the Laboratory accomplished recently with the release of the global oil and gas infrastructure inventory database or GOGI.

NETL-Led Team Creates First-Ever International Database for Use in Preventing Natural Gas Infrastructure Failures
April 26, 2018
The first-ever database inventory of oil and natural gas infrastructure information from the top hydrocarbon-producing and consuming countries in the world is now available online. The database was born from a massive information acquisition, evaluation, and resource integration project led by the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). NETL has now released the database on the Laboratory's Energy Data eXchange (EDX), which is an online collection of capabilities and resources that advances research and customizes energy-related needs.

NETL Offshore Research Innovation Featured in Prestigious Nature Publication, Scientific Reports
March 28, 2018
NETL has been at the forefront of research to make offshore energy production safer and more efficient ever since the Lab helped assess the Macondo Oil Spill in 2010. Now, a component of that expertise is front and center in a new article appearing March 26 in the prestigious journal Scientific Reports, released by Nature Publishing Group.

Inspection Drones Detect Unmarked Gas Wells for PA Highway Project
March 25, 2018
US Aerial Video Inc. recently finished a six-month proof-of-concept project for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission in partnership with the National Energy Technology Laboratory.

Department of Energy to Invest $30 Million to Boost Unconventional Oil and Natural Gas Recovery
January 3, 2018
The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the selection of six projects to receive approximately $30 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development in unconventional oil and natural gas recovery. The projects, selected under the Office of Fossil Energy’s Advanced Technology Solutions for Unconventional Oil and Gas Development funding opportunity, will address critical gaps in our understanding of reservoir behavior and optimal well-completion strategies, next-generation subsurface diagnostic technologies, and advanced offshore technologies. NETL manage the projects.

 

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