Department of Energy Seeking Projects to Strengthen Agency’s Deepwater Oil Recovery Capabilities
Oct 26, 2018
The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) recently issued a Notice of Intent for a funding opportunity that will strengthen the ability of deepwater enhanced oil recovery EOR0 of conventional resources. The FOA: DE-FOA-0002005, Advanced Operations and Sensing Technologies to Improve Efficiency and Capabilities for EOR in Deepwater Offshore Wells has been announced to bolster DOE’s offshore oil and gas portfolio. The primary goal of the FOA is to advance promising low technology readiness level (TRL) offshore operations and sensing technologies such as, but not limited to, those that DOE/FE previously initiated with industry under its Ultra-Deepwater Offshore Program.
The official FOA will be released at the beginning of 2019. All projects will be carried out in two phases. The first phase will comprise laboratory validation and prototype development, while the second phase will be field testing of an integrated full-scale prototype. To guarantee enhanced commercialization potential, evidence of industry support and/or cost share will be required prior to the start of phase 2.