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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.

July 30, 2009
DOE Showcases Websites for Tight Gas Resource Development

Two U.S. Department of Energy projects funded by the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory provide quick and easy web-based access to sought after information on tight-gas sandstone plays.

July 30, 2009
DOE Leads National Research Program in Gas Hydrates

The U.S. Department of Energy today told Congress the agency is leading a nationwide program in search of naturally occurring natural gas hydrates - a potentially significant storehouse of methane--with far reaching implications for the environment and the nation's future energy supplies.

May 18, 2009
DOE-Supported Publication Boosts Search for Oil, Natural Gas by Petroleum Operators

A comprehensive publication detailing the oil-rich fields of Utah and nearby states, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, can now provide petroleum companies and related service providers with the geologic, geographic, and engineering data needed to tap into these resources.

May 14, 2009
DOE Expedition Discovers the First Gulf of Mexico Resource-Quality Gas Hydrate Deposits

The Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory has established that gas hydrate can and does occur at high saturations within reservoir-quality sands in the Gulf of Mexico.

April 14, 2009
DOE-Funded Primer Underscores Technology Advances, Challenges of Shale Gas Development

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces the release of "Modern Shale Gas Development in the United States: A Primer." The Primer provides regulators, policy makers, and the public with an objective source of information on the technology advances and challenges that accompany deep shale gas development.

March 31, 2009
DOE-Funded Project Shows Promise for Tapping Vast U.S. Oil Shale Resources

A technology as simple as an advanced heater cable may hold the secret for tapping into the nation's largest source of oil, which is contained in vast amounts of shale in the American West.