Oil & Natural Gas Projects
Exploration and Production Technologies
Data Collection, Analysis, and Program Support on Task Basis
The project goal was to collect and/or analyze data and prepare reports as needed
to support DOE's Oil and Natural Gas Environmental Program.
The project provided support in planning activities and analysis of meetings
and conferences as requested by DOE.
The project supported the DOE National Oil and Gas Environmental Program in
the identification of mission, vision, long-term goals, and objective strategies
and customer base in the following ways:
- Working with Federal, State, and industry groups to identify and prioritize
environmental issues as well as identifying possible approaches for addressing
- Attending industry meetings and providing oral feedback on the perception
of DOE's program and ideas for projects.
- Supporting the project by identifying elements of the plan for conducting
business in the future; providing detailed analyses of customers and stakeholders;
facilitating planning sessions; planning and assessing programs for developing
performance measures and metrics to assess attainment of stated goals and
objectives, identifying key business processes; business planning for the
long term; and implementing development approaches.
DOE supports the development, analysis, and implementation of technology development,
economic assessments, and information technology strategies related to oil and
gas production, storage, and recovery by numerous State and Federal agencies,
as well as oil and gas industry and association partners. DOE seeks performance
improvements in the various projects that issue from NETL. Different system
efforts are at differing levels of maturity.
Deliverables varied, depending on the nature of the specific effort, as assigned
by DOE. Deliverables, timelines, and performance measures of each assignment
are agreed upon by the consultant and DOE. In meetings of stakeholders, the
consultant provided a report detailing the needs and priorities identified by
the stakeholders and a synopsis of high-priority issues, including background
information and a recommended priority for each issue based on an analysis of
the various stakeholders' input, potential impact to the industry, and stated
The tasks broke down as follows:
Data Collection & Analysis/Regulatory Analysis
- Conducted literature search and reviews in order to produce a draft discussion
of the related environmental impacts and issues.
- Collected regulatory impact data with regards to Federal lands access/energy
discovery and extraction.
- Collected information regarding other Federally sponsored environmental
meetings and symposiums.
- Collected data and information review on oil shale issues.
- Conducted technical literature review for environmental and regulatory concerns
related to oil shale.
Program Planning & Technical Support
- Discussed with multiple clients regarding focus, direction, and actions
needed for the environmental efforts for the year.
- Attended multiple meetings with client for strategy, planning, and logistical
assessment of the environmental program.
- Assisted client with scoping and strategic planning aspects of the program.
- Prepared, participated, and drafted materials for the FERN education initiative
(see following related task).
- Provided support for planning meeting.
- Participated in meetings and conference calls in support of FERN.
Professional Communication-Federal Energy Resource Network (FERN)
- Undertook logistics and planning (including arranging for and finalizing
facilities, arranging for speakers, preparing agenda, etc.) for FERN meetings
(January and July).
- Attended and facilitated FERN meetings (January and July).
- Prepared summary materials from FERN meetings (January and July); distributed
and updated FERN website.
- Continued issue research for future FERN activities and meetings.
- Began planning for next FERN meeting with client.
- Attended professional meetings with or for client, including an SPE/EPA/DOE
Environmental Conference, a GWPC annual policy meeting, and an IOGCC meeting.
- Contacted other Federal agencies with regard to environmental issues, regulations
Current Status (January 2006)
The project was completed in 2005.
This project was funded under a MOBIS contract for small businesses.
Project Start: May 4, 2004
Project End: June 30, 2005
Anticipated DOE Contribution: $651,500
Performer Contribution: 0
NETL - Rhonda Jacobs (Rhonda.Jacobs@netl.doe.gov or 918-699-2037)
Achievelt - Kim Monti (505-890-0300)