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February 7, 2011
DOE Leverages Fossil Energy Expertise to Develop and Explore Geothermal Energy Resources

Focusing on reducing the upfront costs of geothermal development as well as improve its effectiveness, the U.S. Department of Energy today announced plans to leverage oil and gas expertise to test the reliability and efficiency of geothermal power generation at oil and gas fields.

February 2, 2011
DOE's Early Investment in Shale Gas Technology Producing Results Today

A $92 million research investment in the 1970s by the U.S. Department of Energy is today being credited with technological contributions that have stimulated development of domestic natural gas from shales.

January 12, 2011
Access to DOE Database of Oil and Natural Gas Research Results Expanded

The results of nearly four decades of research supported by the U.S. Department of Energy are now available through the OnePetro online document repository.

November 2, 2010
Innovative Telemetry System Will Help Tap Hard-to-Reach Natural Gas Resources

The commercialization of an innovative telemetry communications system developed through a U.S. Department of Energy research program will help U.S. producers tap previously hard-to-reach natural gas resources deep underground, resulting in access to additional supplies that will help enhance national energy security.

September 27, 2010
Projects Selected to Boost Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources

Ten projects focused on two technical areas aimed at increasing the nation’s supply of "unconventional" fossil energy, reducing potential environmental impacts, and expanding carbon dioxide storage options have been selected for further development by the U.S. Department of Energy.

June 23, 2010
Successful Oil and Gas Technology Transfer Program Extended to 2015

The Stripper Well Consortium - a program that has successfully provided and transferred technological advances to small, independent oil and gas operators over the past nine years - has been extended to 2015 by the U.S. Department of Energy.

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.