2007 Small Producer

Low Impact Testing of Oil Field Access Roads: Reducing the Environmental Footprint in Desert Ecosystems

Subcontractor: Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES)

Principal Investigator: David Burnett
Project Number Project Status
07123-01 Active
RPSEA Project Manager: Martha Cather
Participants
Rio Vista Bluff Ranch; Halliburton Energy Services
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
September 3, 2008 December 15, 2013
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$444,839.00 $280,391.00 $160,000.00
Project Objectives

The goal of this project is to collect quantitative information on the performance of a variety of novel low environmental impact lease road construction alternatives. This information will be used to determine if such alternatives can be employed to reduce the footprint of oil and gas operations in ecologically sensitive desert locations.

RPSEA Project Fact Sheet: Download 334.7 KB
Reports
File Type Date
Assessment of Factors Involved in Development of Low Impact Road ( 148.1 KB ) Technology Status Assessment 03/09
Low Impact Testing of Oil Field Access Roads: Reducing the Environmental Footprint in Desert Ecosystems ( 1.7 MB ) Final Report 03/14
Presentations
Title: Environmentally Friendly Drilling Using Low Impact Access Practices for Desert Ecosystems - 02/10 ( 3.2 MB )