Environmental Solutions Completed Projects

All Completed Enviromental Solutions Projects Are Listed Below by Category

Produced Water | Federal Lands Access | Regulatory Streamlining | Oil Refining

Completed Produced Water Management Projects
Project Number Project Name Primary Performer
DE-NT0005227 Membrane Technology for Produced Water at Lea County, NM Lea County Government, Lovington, NM
DE-FE0000833 An Integrated Water Treatment Technology Solution for Sustainable Water Resource Management in the Marcellus Shale Altela, Inc.
Argonne National Laboratory
DE-FE0000784 Cost-Effective Recovery of Low-TDS Frac Flowback Water for Re-use GE Global Research
DE-FC26-09NT0005681 Effects of Irrigating with Treated Oil and Gas Product Water on Crop Biomass and Soil Permeability Western Research Institute
DE-09ER85383 Treatment of Produced Water by FARADAYIC Electrodialysis and Reverse Osmosis Faraday Technology, Inc.
DE-09ER85357 Unconventional High Temperature Nanofiltration for Produced Water Treatment Eltron Research Inc.
DE-AP26-06NT02045

Coalbed Methane Research

Arthur Langhus Layne, LLC
DE-FC26-06NT15568 Research and Development Concerning Coalbed Natural Gas: Congressional Mandate University of Wyoming
DE-FC26-05NT15551 Coalbed Natural Gas Produced-Water Treatment Using Gas Hydrate Formation at the Wellhead BC Technologies, Ltd, LLC
DE-FC26-05NT15549 Produced Water Management and Beneficial Use Colorado School of Mines
DE-FC26-04NT15548 Treating Coalbed Methane Produced Water for Beneficial Use of MFI Zeolite Membranes New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
DE-FC26-04NT15547 Novel Fouling-Reducing Coatings for Ultrafiltration, Nanofiltration, and Reverse Osmosis Membranes University of Texas at Austin
DE-FC26-04NT15546 Long Term Field Development of a Surfactant Modified Zeolite/Vapor Phase Bioreactor System for Treatment of Produced Waters for Power Generation University of Texas at Austin
DE-FC26-04NT15545 Identification, Verification, & Compilation of Produced Water Management Practices for Conventional Oil & Gas Production Operations Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission
DE-FC26-04NT15544 Field Validation of Toxicity Tests to Evaluate the Potential or Beneficial Use of Produced Water Oklahoma State University
DE-FC26-04NT15543 Novel Cleanup Agents for Membrane Filters Used to Treat Oil Field Produce Water for Beneficial Purposes Texas Engineering Experiment Station
DE-AD26-03NT30403 Coalbed Methane Best Practices Management Practices Workshop Arthur Langhus Layne, LLC
DE-AP26-03NT30489 Coalbed Methane Research Arthur Langhus Layne, LLC
DE-FC26-03NT15427 Advanced Membrane Filtration Technology for Cost Effective Recovery of Fresh Water from Oil & Gas Produced Brine Texas Engineering Experiment Station
DE-AC26-02NT15134 NM WAIDS:  A Produced Water Quality & Infrastructure GIS Database for New Mexico Oil Producers New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
DE-FC26-02NT15461 Treatment of Produced Waters Using a Surfactant Modified Zeolite/Vapor Phase Bioreactor University of Texas at Austin
DE-FC26-02NT15463 Recovery of More Oil-in-Place at Lower Production Costs While Creating a Beneficial Water Resource AERA Energy, LLC
DE-FG26-02NT15227 Evaluations of Radio Nuclides of Uranium, Thorium, and Radium Associated with Produced Fluids, Precipitates, and Sludges from Oil, Gas, and Oilfield Brine Injection Wells in Mississippi University of Mississippi
DE-FG26-02NT15380 Development of a Primer on the Background and Development of Coalbed Methane Arthur Langhus Layne, LLC
DE-FG26-01BC15166 Evaluation of Phytoremediation of Coalbed Methane Produced Water and Water of Quality Similar to that Associated with Coalbed Methane Reserves of the Powder River Basin, Montana and Wyoming Montana State University
DE-IA26-01BC15236 Northeast National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska Reconnaissance-Level Airborne Contaminants Study Bureau of Land Management
DE-IA26-01BC15238 Provide Support to Produced Water:  Osage-Skiatook Petroleum Environmental Research Project U.S. Geological Survey
DE-FC26-00BC15326 Modified Reverse Osmosis System for Treatment of Produced Water New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
DE-IA26-00BC15168 Gulf of Mexico Comprehensive Synthetic Based Muds Monitoring Program Minerals Management Service
FEW 49342 Hypoxia, Program Review, and Total Petroleum Hydrocarbon Workshop Argonne National Laboratory
FEW 62962 Managing Coalbed Methane Produced Water for Beneficial Uses, Initially Using the San Juan and Raton Basins as a Model Sandia National Laboratory
FEW 15546 Long-Term field Deploymentof a Surfactant Modified Zeolite Vapor PhaseBioreactor System Los Alamos National Laboratory
FEW 49177 Life Cycle Assessment, Produced Water, and Waste Management Analyses Argonne National Laboratory
FEW 02FE20 Treatment of Produced Waters Using a Surfactant Modified Zeolite/Vapor Phase Bioreactor System Los Alamos National Laboratory
FEW 04FE10-5 Treatment of Produced Water Using a Surfactant Modified Zeolite/Vapor Phase Bioreactor System Los Alamos National Laboratory
FEW 4340-72 Northern Cheyenne Reservation Coalbed Natural Gas Resource Assessment and Analysis of Produced Water Disposal Options Idaho National Laboratory
FEW 49124 Management of Produced Water Argonne National Laboratory
FEW 49237 Cleaning Agents for Produced Water Membrane Filters Argonne National Laboratory
FEW EE-1760 Improving Science-Based Methods for Assessing Risks Attributable to Petroleum Residues in Soil Transferred to Vegetation Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
FEW FEAC329 Modeling of Water-Soluble Organic Content in Produced Water Oak Ridge National Laboratory
FEW FEAC332 Use of Ionic Liquids in Produced Water Cleanup Oak Ridge National Laboratory
FWP 15549csm Hydrophobic Membrane for the Removal of Organic Impurities in Production Water Argonne National Laboratory
FWP 49243 Produced Water Management and Beneficial Use/15549 Colorado School of Mines Argonne National Laboratory
FWP FEAB112 Coalbed Natural Gas Produced-Water Treatment Using Gas Hydrates Oak Ridge National Laboratory
OST-32-06 Reducing the Environmental Impacts of Oil and Gas Development NETL In-House
 
Completed Federal Lands Access Projects
Project Number Project Name Primary Performer
DE-FC26-06NT42937 Reducing Onshore Natural Gas and Oil Exploration and Production Impacts Using a Broad-Based Stakeholder Approach Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission
DE-FC26-06NT42931 An Approach to Recover Hydrocarbons from Currently Off-Limits Areas of the Antrim Formation, MI, Using Low-Impact Technologies Michigan Technological University
DE-FC26-06NT42930 Probabilistic, Risk-Based Decision Support for Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Facilities in Sensitive Ecosystems University of Arkansas
DE-FC26-06NT15567 Technology’s Impact on Production: Developing Environmental Solutions at the State and National Level Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission
DE-AI26-06NT15467
Task 1
Examining the Effect of Noise from Energy Exploration and Development on the Breeding Biology of the Greater Sage-Grouse University of California at Davis (UCD)
DE-AI26-06NT15467
Task 1a
Conservation Planning for Sage Grouse and CBM - “Potential effects of Coalbed Methane Development on Greater Sage-Grouse” University of Montana
DE-AI26-06NT15467
Task 2
Potential Impact of Oil and Gas Field Activities on Raptor Nesting Radius/West Benches Raptor Research Project Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
DE-AI26-06NT15467
Task 3
Hydrologic Modeling Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
DE-AI26-06NT15467
Task 4
HD Mountains Mule Deer Monitoring Project, San Juan Basin, Colorado Bureau of Land Management
DE-AI26-06NT15467
Task 5
Joint Montana Regional Coalbed Natural Gas Ground-Water Monitoring Program Bureau of Land Management
DE-AI26-06NT15467
Task 6
Data Collection for the Assessment of Aquatic Communities in Northeastern Wyoming and Southeastern Montana Bureau of Land Management

DE-AI26-06NT15467
Task 7

Effects of Coalbed Natural Gas Development on Fish Assemblages in the Powder River Basin

Bureau of Land Management

DE-FC22-05NT42658 Field Testing of Environmentally Friendly Drilling System Texas A&M University
DE-FC26-04NT15542 Facilitating Oil Industry Access to Federal Lands Through Interagency Data Sharing Ground Water Protection Council
DE-FC26-04NT15541 Compilation and Presentation of Existing Data on Oil & Gas Leasing and Development in a Manner Useful to the NEPA Process Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission
DE-AP26-04NT40408 Data Collection, Analysis, and Program Support on Task Basis AchieveIt Inc.
DE-FC26-03NT15466 Modeling  the Transport and Chemical Evolution of Onshore/Offshore Emissions and their Impact on Local and Regional Air Quality Using a Variable-Grid-Resolution Air Quality Model University of North Carolina of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
DE-IA26-03NT15420
Task 1
Resolving Environmental Barriers to Oil and Gas Production on Federal Lands - APD NEPA Analysis Toolkit Bureau of Land Management
DE-IA26-03NT15420
Task 2
Resolving Environmental Barriers to Oil and Gas Production on Federal Lands - 1:24,000 Scale 3D Order Soil Survey Bureau of Land Management
DE-IA26-03NT15420
Task 3
Resolving Environmental Barriers to Oil and Gas Production on Federal Lands - Comparing the Effects of Habitat Loss and Fragmentation from Gas and Oil Exploration and Production Activities on Vertebrates Differing by Trophic Level and Life History Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
DE-IA26-03NT15420
Task 4
Resolving Environmental Barriers to Oil and Gas Production on Federal Lands Bureau of Land Management
DE-FC26-02NT15445 Adaptive Management and Planning Models for Cultural Resources in Oil and Gas Fields in New Mexico and Wyoming Gnomon, Inc.
DE-IA26-01BC15237 Research to Improve Access to Public Lands for Oil and Gas Operations Interagency Agreement Bureau of Land Management
DE-FC26-00BC15327 Development of Fine Particulate Emission Factors and Speciation Profiles for Oil and Gas Fired Combustion Systems GE Energy and Environmental Research Corporation
DE-AI26-00BC15171 Help Resolve Issues that Affect Access to Federal Lands for Oil and Gas Operations Bureau of Land Management
FEW EE-1557 Air Quality Impacts of Oil and Gas Exploration and Production in the West Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
FEW 49311 Developing a GIS-based Decision Support System for Land Use Planning Activities Argonne National Laboratory
FEW 49310 Sagebrush and Sagebrush Obligate Species: A Program for Strategic Monitoring Argonne National Laboratory
FEW 5704 BAGI Video Gas Leak Visualization Sandia National Laboratory
FEW  EE-1682 A Predictive Model for Determining Indoor Concentrations of Outdoor Volatile Organic Compound Air Toxins Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
FEW 49345 Probabilistic Risk-Based Decision Support for Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Facilities in Sensitive Ecosystems Argonne National Laboratory
FEW EE-1788 Characterizing the Formation of Secondary Organic Aerosols Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
P-51(EE-1450/EE-1486) A Predictive Model of Indoor Concentration of Outdoor PM2.5 in Homes Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Completed Regulatory Streamlining Projects
Project Number Project Name Primary Performer
DE-FC26-04NT15456 Collaborative Streamlining with States Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission
DE-FG26-04NT15455 Energy in the Environment- Initiatives 2004-08 Ground Water Protection Council
DE-FG26-03NT41790 Alaska North Slope Tundra Travel Model Alaska Department of Natural Resources
DE-FC26-03BC15428 Produce More Oil & Gas via E-Business Data Sharing Ground Water Protection Council
DE-FC26-02NT15464 Cost-Effective Reciprocating Engine Control and Monitoring for E&P Field and Gathering Engines Kansas State University
DE-FC26-02NT15446 Alaska Oil & Gas Exploration: Development and Permitting Project State of Alaska
DE-FC26-01NT41248-3.03.2 Physical, Biological, and Chemical Implications of Mid-Winter Pumping of Tundra Ponds University of Alaska, Fairbanks
DE-AC26-01BC15332 Risk Reduction and Soil Ecosystem Restoration in an Active Oil Producing Area in an Ecologically Sensitive Setting University of Tulsa
DE-FC26-01BC15336 Building Partnerships with Results:  Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission Multi-State Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission
DE-FC26-01BC15371 Cost-Effective Approaches to Enhance Domestic Oil and Gas Production and Ensure the Protection of the Environment Ground Water Protection Council
DE-IA26-01BC15320 Support the Review of State Oil and Natural Gas Environmental Regulations U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
FEAC321 An Ecological Framework to Evaluate Impacts of E&P Releases Oak Ridge National Laboratory
FEW 0067 An Ecological Framework to Evaluate Impacts of E&P Releases Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
FEW 3 (49648/49658) Water & Waste Regulatory Analysis Argonne National Laboratory
FEW 49068 Interactive Information System on Drilling Waste Management Practices Argonne National Laboratory
FEW FEAC320 Remote Sensing for Environmental Baseline and Monitoring Oak Ridge National Laboratory
FEW0054 Ecological Assessments for Upstream Petroleum Sites Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
FEW 3 (49648/49658) Water & Waste Regulatory Analysis Argonne National Laboratory
FEW ESD02-002/FEW0088 Dominquez Channel Modeling and Analysis for Pollutant Transport and Total Maximum Daily Loads Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
 
Completed Oil Refining Projects
Project Number Project Name Primary Performer
DE-FE0000516 North Dakota Refining Capacity Study North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC)
DE-AD26-04NT40007 Test and Evaluation Services for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Strategic Petroleum Reserve - Washington DC
DE-FC26-02BC15340 Biocatalyst Desulfurization Petro Star Inc.
DE-IA26-02NT15338 Peer-Reviewed Publication of State-of-the-Art Thermodynamic Property Measurements Completed by Bartlesville Thermodynamics Group National Institute of Standard & Technology
DE-FC26-02NT15381 Fundamentals of Delayed Coking Joint Industry  Project University of Tulsa
DE-FC26-02NT15382 Metabolic Engineering to Develop a Pathway for the Selective Cleavage of Carbon-Nitrogen Bonds Gas Technology Institute
DE-FC26-02NT15383 Improved Processes to Remove Naphthenic Acids California Institute of Technology
DE-FC26-02NT15454 JAECO Oil Processing Program Jicarilla Apache Nation
DE-FC26-01BC15281 Conversion Extraction Desulfurization Process Petro Star Inc.
DE-FC26-01BC15333 Field Test of TDA's Direct Recovery Oxidation Process for Sulfur Recovery TDA Research, Inc.
DE-FC26-01NT41099 Production and Demonstration of Synthesis Gas-Derived Fuels Integrated Concepts & Research Corporation
DE-FG26-00NT40833 A New Class of Mesoporous Catalysts for Applications in Petroleum Refining Clark Atlanta University
DE-AC21-93MC29240 Review and Update Venture Development for U.S. Resources James W. Bunger & Associates
FEW P229500 Seasonal Modeling of Central California for Year 2000 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
FEW ESD02-002
/FEW0088/FEWG315
Dominquez Channel Modeling and Analysis for Pollutant Transport and Total Maximum Daily Loads Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
FEAC323 Hydrogenation and Hydrodesulfurization Oak Ridge National Laboratory
FEW 42C1-06 Proton Exchange Reactive Membranes for Conversion of Light Alkanes to Clean Liquid Fuel Idaho National Laboratory
FEW 4340-68 Development of a Solid Catalyst Alkylation Process Using Supercritical Fluid Regeneration Idaho National Laboratory
FEW 4661-06 Testing of a 5kWe SOFC on Diesel Reformate Idaho National Laboratory
FEW 4661-08 Catalytic Methane Decomposition for CO2 Free Hydrogen Production Idaho National Laboratory
FEW 49022 Developing Enzyme and Biomimetic Catalysts for Upgrading Heavy Crudes via Biological Hydrogenation and Hydrodesulfurization Argonne National Laboratory
FEW FEAC326 Bio-upgrading of Heavy Crudes Using Temperature and Oil Tolerant Oak Ridge National Laboratory
FEW13W0186 Characterization and Reaction Behavior of Sterically Hindered Sulfur Compounds in Heavy Crudes with Nano-Sized Molybdenum Disulfide Brookhaven National Laboratory
FEW FEAC309/FEAC327 Fundamental Chemistry of Heavy Oil (Thermodynamics/Basic Chemistry of Heavy Oil)/Fundamental Chemistry for Process Development of Heavy Oil Oak Ridge National Laboratory
P-52 (FEW ESD98-040) Biological Upgrading of Heavy Oils for Viscosity Reduction/Biocatalytic Alkane Transformation Lawrence Berkeley National Laborat