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January 20, 2017

NETL Awards Projects to DOE National Laboratories to Investigate Fundamental Shale Properties
December 5, 2016
NETL has awarded six research projects to U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories to advance fundamental shale research. The two-year projects will investigate the processes associated with hydrocarbon extraction from unconventional shale reservoirs and lead to a better understanding of factors affecting prudent resource development.

DOE Issues Request for Information for Oil and Gas Research & Development
November 17, 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) have issued a Request for Information (RFI) for input on critical gaps in oil and natural gas technology that must be addressed through scientific research.

Foamed Cement Helping to Ensure Safer Oil and Gas Operations
September 29, 2016
Foamed cement, which looks and feels like a gritty gray shaving cream, is used during oil and gas drilling operations to encase production tubes and prevent leaks and spills. The cured material creates a seal that protects underground sources of drinking water, but this is no ordinary cement.

DOE Announces $3.8 Million Investment in New Methane Gas Hydrate Research
September 15, 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the selection of six multi-year research projects to receive $3.8 million in funding that will enhance the understanding of methane hydrate system behaviors when subjected to natural, environmental, or induced production-related changes, helping to determine both the production viability of a vast source of natural gas and to assess the role of gas hydrate in the larger global climate cycle.

DOE Announces $13 Million to Quantify and Mitigate Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Infrastructure
September 08, 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced a total of $13 million to be awarded to twelve multi-year research projects intended to develop cost efficient and effective ways to mitigate methane emissions from natural gas pipeline and storage infrastructure. The research will also look to better quantify the sources, volumes and rates of methane emissions. This new initiative by the Office of Fossil Energy builds upon the President's Climate Action Plan Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions.

NETL and the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America: Ten Years of Success
September 08, 2016
For ten years, NETL and the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America have been working in concert to ensure a clean, sustainable, and affordable energy future.

DOE Awards $10 Million to Small Businesses for Fossil Energy Research and Technology Transfer
June 23, 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 10 research projects to empower small businesses to develop technologies that allow for the nation to more wisely and efficiently use our vast fossil energy resources and sustain economic growth.

New Airborne Technology Measures Ocean Surface Currents for Offshore Energy Production and Emergency Rescue Missions
April 11, 2016
In a breakthrough project sponsored by the Energy Department’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), private-sector partners Fugro and Areté Associates have developed, commercialized, and sold a system that can monitor offshore current conditions from the air, providing critical information in record time for oceanographic research and emergency situations, such as oil spills and search and rescue missions.

Project Captures First-Ever Comprehensive Hydraulic Fracturing Research Data from 1.5 Miles Underground
April 06, 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), working with the Gas Technology Institute, Laredo Petroleum, and other industry partners, has collected what is possibly the world’s most comprehensive hydraulic-fracturing research dataset in unconventional shale.

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