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March 30, 2010
Results from DOE Expedition Confirm Existence of Resource-Quality Gas Hydrate in Gulf of Mexico

Gas hydrate, a potentially immense energy resource, occurs at high saturations within reservoir-quality sands in the Gulf of Mexico, according to reports released by the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory.

March 1, 2010
Alabama Injection Project Aimed at Enhanced Oil Recovery, Testing Important Geologic CO2 Storage

Carbon dioxide injection -- an important part of carbon capture and storage technology -- is underway as part of a pilot study of CO2 enhanced oil recovery in the Citronelle Field of Mobile County, Alabama.

October 29, 2009
DOE-Sponsored Beaufort Sea Expedition Studies Methane's Role in Global Climate Cycle

Washington, D.C. -- Increased understanding of methane's role in the global climate cycle and the potential of methane hydrate as a future energy resource could result from a recent joint research expedition off the coast of northeastern Alaska involving the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).

October 2, 2009
DOE to Unveil New Online Database of Oil and Natural Gas Research Results

The U.S. Department of Energy plans to introduce a new, user-friendly online repository of oil and natural gas research results at the Society of Petroleum Engineers' Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, to be held in New Orleans, La., October 4-7, 2009.

October 2, 2009
DOE Merges Traditional and Emerging Energy Technologies in New Geothermal Research Initiative

A unique Department of Energy collaboration aims to generate electricity from a geothermal source stemming from oilfield operations.

October 1, 2009
DOE, States Seek Closer Collaboration on Oil and Gas Supply and Delivery, Climate Change Mitigation

An agreement aimed at improving cooperation and collaboration in the areas of oil and natural gas supply, delivery, and climate change mitigation, has been signed by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC).

August 24, 2009
Gas Hydrate: A Realistic Future Source of Gas Supply?

A Department of Energy scientist writes in this week's Science magazine that a search is underway for a potentially immense untapped energy resource that, given its global distribution, has the potential to alter existing energy production and supply paradigms.

August 19, 2009
DOE Projects to Advance Environmental Science and Technology

The Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory has selected nine new projects targeting environmental tools and technology for shale gas and coalbed methane (CBM) production.

August 12, 2009
DOE-Sponsored Project Pushes the Limits of Seismic-While-Drilling Technology

In a project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, Technology International Inc. has developed a breakthrough borehole imaging system that stands on the cusp of commercialization.

August 5, 2009
DOE-Sponsored Software Application Assists Exploration of Gas-Rich Fayetteville Shale

A project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy has resulted in the development of the Fayetteville Shale Infrastructure Placement Analysis System, or IPAS, which is now available online.