Emerging technologies to extract resources from offshore reservoirs and other challenging environments, advances in the development of corrosion-resistant well components and new techniques for pipeline monitoring will be among the topics presented Oct. 26-28 at the 2020 Virtual Integrated Project Review Meeting hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and NETL.
Top researchers from DOE, NETL, other national laboratories, universities and industries will provide updates on their projects designed to extract fossil energy resources from the subsurface and transport oil and gas in an environmentally responsible manner.
The week begins with an emphasis on offshore exploration. Topics to be reviewed include innovations being made to improve the reliability of well cement for extreme conditions and the use of new tools to simulate subsurface environments and enhance the understanding of meteorological and oceanographic conditions.
As the week continues, the focus will shift to methane hydrates. Results from several methane hydrate characterization, modeling and experimental studies will be presented. Advances in the use of sensors and monitoring to detect leaks and enhance the reliability of transmission pipelines will be the area of emphasis on the final day of presentations.
Registration is free. Select the links below to access agendas, online registration and WebEx instructions.