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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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....

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...

March 26, 2009
DOE-Sponsored Technology Enhances Recovery of Natural Gas in Wyoming

Research sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Oil and Natural Gas Program has found a way to distinguish between groundwater and the water co...

February 25, 2009
DOE Project Leads to New Alliance to Promote Low-Impact Drilling

A project supported by the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has given rise to a major new research consortium...