About RPSEA

The Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA) is a non-profit corporation formed by a consortium of premier U.S. energy research universities, oil and gas industry companies and independent research organizations. RPSEA’s mission is to provide a stewardship role in ensuring the focused research, development and deployment of safe and environmentally sensitive technology that can effectively deliver hydrocarbons from domestic resources to the citizens of the United States. RPSEA membership continues to grow and includes producing & exploration corporations, service companies, financial entities, civic organizations and government entities. We use a collaborative approach with industry, government, non-government organizations, academia, national laboratories, Federally Funded Research Development Centers and independent research groups.

“The role of government is not to create wealth; the role of our government is to create an environment in which the entrepreneur can flourish, in which minds can expand, in which technologies can reach new frontiers.” — President George W. Bush


RPSEA has established and coordinated a public benefit research program to identify and develop new methods and integrating systems for exploring, producing, and transporting-to-market energy, or other derivative products from natural gas, in
Ultra-deepwater and Unconventional Onshore Hydrocarbon Resources.  The Energy Policy Act of 2005 establishes a natural gas supply research and development program associated with these Resources to be funded over the next ten years.  As the consortium chosen to manage these funds, RPSEA will sharply focus its experience, expertise and capabilities on meeting the program’s objectives: to maximize the value of domestic natural gas and oil resources through new technologies to increase production, and to do so in less expensive, safer and more efficient and environmentally benign ways.