Accomplishments

RPSEA’s role as a consortium between industry and government ensuring the focused research, development and deployment of safe and environmentally sensitive technology has allowed the organization to achieve the following to date. RPSEA:

Manages 42 Ultra-Deepwater awards valued at $50.9 million, funded from 75 proposals received asking for more than $112 million;
Manages 39 Unconventional Resources awards valued at $76.9 million, funded from 215 proposals received asking for more than $522 million;
Manages 19 Small Producer awards valued at $16.4 million, funded from 93 proposals received asking for more than $134 million;
Received the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission’s Stewardship Award in the Environmental Partnership category for the Unconventional Resources Program The Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems Program project;
Earned Invited Organization status to the 2009 Offshore Technology Conference for contributions to the offshore industry and, then, was elected to Supporting Organization status during 2010;
Increased membership in five years to more than 175 O&G organizations – universities, independents, major operators, service companies and providers, national laboratories, nonprofit organizations, state agencies, public and private research organizations – that represent 26 states, the District of Columbia and the Provinces of Alberta and Newfoundland, Canada. Collectively, these members have more than 650,000 employees worldwide and represent more than 55% of U.S. natural gas and oil production;
Created an industry/academic partnership by establishing and managing a Fellowship Program of $255,000 in fellowship funds to 43 students at eight universities over four years with designated financial resources supplied from RPSEA members Schlumberger Limited and Strata Production Company to the following member universities: Colorado School of Mines, Louisiana State University, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Stanford University, Texas A&M University, The University of Texas at Austin, The University of Oklahoma and West Virginia University;
Collaborated with more than 2,600 participants in 128 advisory meetings through the advisory committee process, that resulted in more than 11,700 hours of volunteer effort;
Sponsored an award at the senior level for the Science Engineering Fair of Houston;
Participated, exhibited, sponsored or supported more than 140 industry functions.