NETL oil and gas experts shared information about their work to improve the production, processing, transportation and storage of our nation’s abundant oil and natural gas resources this week at the 2019 Gastech Exhibition and Conference in Houston, Texas. The Gastech conference is one of the world’s largest energy conferences and features an extensive range of strategic and technical sessions focused on use of gas and LNG in the global energy mix. The exhibition brings together more than 35,000 industry professionals from across 30 industry sectors and includes 700 global exhibitors. NETL’s Jared Ciferno, technology manager for the Lab’s onshore oil and gas, hydrates and midstream research, presented information about the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) work to discover ways to improve the effectiveness of shale gas well completions and increase recovery efforts through field experiments. A second presentation focused on the DOE’s work to develop tools, methods and technologies to cost-effectively enhance the safety and efficiency of the nation’s natural gas production, storage and transmission infrastructure.