NETL Releases FOA

The Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has released a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) on April 9, 2009 to select and award projects that focus on (1) water resources and water management for shale gas development as well as the science to support regulatory streamlining and permitting associated with shale gas development and (2) technological solutions for Alaskan water management issues arising from development of local oil and natural gas resources for use by remote communities.

The objective of this FOA is to fund research that addresses key water resources and water management issues related to environmentally responsible oil and natural gas production. The program is seeking to add multiple (5-8) environmental R&D projects to its portfolio associated with water resources and produced fluids that enhance the environmental performance of domestic oil and natural gas exploration and production operations.

Closing date for the FOA is June 5, 2009, and it can be found at: