Prior to the implementation of the current RPSEA program supported by provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct), RPSEA managed a program of research supported by funding from the Gas Research Institute (GRI). Under that program, RPSEA awarded funding to 22 research projects that focused on increasing energy supply from domestic ultra-deepwater and unconventional resources. Abstracts and summaries for the completed projects are listed below.
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FINAL OVERALL REPORT FOR COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF DUAL DENSITY DRILLING SYSTEMS TO REDUCE DEEPWATER DRILLING COSTS
- Literature Review Summary for Comparative Analysis of Dual Density Drilling Systems to Reduce Deepwater Drilling Costs
- Representative Well Descriptions for Comparative Analysis of Dual Density Deepwater Drilling Systems
- Feasibility Evaluation of Alternative Well Control Methods for a Riser Gas-Lift Approach for Dual Density Drilling
- Feasibility Study of Diluting a Weighted Drilling Fluid with a Low Density Liquid to Create a Riser Fluid for a Dual Density Drilling System
- Riser Mud Separation Study for Dual Density Drilling System Based on Riser Mud Dilution
CO2 SEQUESTRATION AND ENHANCED GAS RECOVERY IN DEPLETED GAS RESERVOIRS: QUANTIFICATION OF FUNDAMENTAL CHEMICAL AND MECHANICAL PROCESSES AFFECTING FLOW AND INJECTIVITY
LEAN ENERGY MANAGEMENT: SUITABILITY MATRIX FOR ESTIMATING VALUE OF LEAN PROCESSES AND TOOLS FOR REDUCING CYCLE TIME AND COSTS IN THE ULTRADEEP OFFSHORE INDUSTRY
OPTIMIZATION METHODS FOR THE DESIGN AND PLANNING OF OFF-SHORE GAS FIELD INFRASTRUCTURES UNDER UNCERTAINTY
DEEP-SEA FURROWS: PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS, MECHANISMS OF FORMATION AND ASSOCIATED ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESSES
ENHANCING MICROBIAL GAS FROM UNCONVENTIONAL RESERVOIRS: GEOCHEMICAL AND MICROBIOLOGICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF METHANE-RICH FRACTURED BLACK SHALES
- Vortex-Induced Vibration of Composite Risers at Moderate Reynolds Numbers Using Computational Fluid Dynamics