All Ultra-Deepwater Program Projects

This list includes all active and completed projects that have been funded through the RPSEA Ultra-Deepwater program.
Click on the project number to view information about the project.

Project Number

Project Title

Project Leader

07121-1201 Wax Control in the Presence of Hydrates The University of Utah
07121-1301 Improvements to Deepwater Subsea Measurements Letton-Hall Group
07121-1302 Ultra-High Conductivity Umbilicals NanoRidge Materials, Inc.
07121-1401 Composite Riser for Ultra Deepwater High Pressure Wells Lincoln Composites Inc.
07121-1402a Ultra Deepwater Dry Tree System for Drilling and Production FloaTEC, LLC
07121-1402b Ultra Deepwater Dry Tree System for Drilling and Production Houston Offshore Engineering
07121-1403 Fatigue Performance of High Strength Riser Materials in Sour Environments Southwest Research Institute
07121-1603a Flow Phenomena in Jumpers - Relation to Hydrate Plugging Risk The University of Tulsa
07121-1603b Hydrate Plug Characterization and Dissociation Strategies The University of Tulsa
07121-1603c Design Investigation of Extreme High Pressure, High Temperature (XHPHT), Subsurface Safety Valves (SSSV) Rice University
07121-1603d Robotic MFL Sensor for Monitoring and Inspection of Deepwater Risers Rice University
07121-1701 Development of a Research Report and Characterization Database of Deepwater and Ultra-Deepwater Assets in the Gulf of Mexico, Including Technical Focus Direction, Incentives, Needs Assessment Analysis and Concepts Identification for Improved Recovery Techniques Knowledge Reservior, LLC
07121-1801 Effect of Global Warming on Hurricane Activity in the North Atlantic National Center for Atmospheric Research
07121-1901 Subsea Systems Engineering Integration GE Global Research
07121-1902 Deep Sea Hybrid Power System Houston Advanced Research Center
07121-2001 Geophysical Modeling for Studying Acquisition and Processing Methods in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico SEAM Corporation
08121-1502-01 Coil Tubing Drilling and Intervention System Using Cost Effective Vessel Nautilus International, LLC
08121-2101-02 New Safety Barrier Testing Methods Southwest Research Institute
08121-2301-03 Riserless Intervention System DTC International
08121-2501-02 Early Reservoir Appraisal, Utilizing a Well Testing System Nautilus International, LLC
08121-2502-01 Modeling and Simulation of Managed Pressure Drilling for Improved Design, Risk Assessment, Training and Operations Stratamagnetic Software, LLC
08121-2701-03 Ultra-Deepwater Resources to Reserves Development and Acceleration Through Appraisal The University of Texas at Austin
08121-2801-02 GOMEX 3-D Operational Ocean Forecast System Pilot Project Portland State University
08121-2901-01 Ultra-reliable Deepwater Electrical Power Distribution System and Power Components GE Global Research
08121-2902-02 Technologies of the Future for Pipeline Monitoring and Inspection The University of Tulsa   
08121-2902-03 Wireless Subsea Communications Systems GE Global Research
08121-2902-04 Replacing Chemical Biocides with Targeted Bacteriophages in Deepwater Pipelines and Reservoirs Phage Biocontrol, LLC
08121-2902-06 Enumerating Bacteria in Deepwater Pipelines in Real-Time at a Negligible Marginal Cost Per Analysis:  A Proof of Concept Study Livermore Instruments Inc.
08121-2902-07 Fiber Containing Sweep Fluids for Ultra-Deepwater Drilling Applications The University of Oklahoma