Oil and Natural Gas Technologies Receive New Funding Opportunities

Apr 25, 2019

The Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced two funding opportunity announcements (FOA) for up to $39 million supporting cost-shared research and development projects that will improve oil and natural gas technologies. The two FOA’s are funded by the DOE Office of Fossil Energy, and managed by the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).

The first FOA titled Advanced Subsea Systems Technologies to Improve Efficiency and Capabilities for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) in Offshore Wells has $15 million in funding available for projects that will enhance the potential for EOR of conventional resources in offshore settings. DOE expects these projects to be carried out in two phases. Phase 1 will revolve around involve proof-of-concept validation of tools, technologies, and processes in a laboratory or field analog setting. Phase 2 will consist of an integrated full-scale prototype demonstration in a relevant environment to persuade stakeholders to continue developing the technology to commercialization.

Concept papers for this FOA are due by May 6, with final applications due June 28. For further information regarding this FOA, click here: https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/default.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2ffedconnect%3fdoc%3dDE-FOA-0002005%26agency%3dDOE&doc=DE-FOA-0002005&agency=DOE

The second FOA focused on Advanced Natural Gas Infrastructure Technology Development has $24 million in available funding and seeks projects that support the development of tools, methods and/or technologies to cost-effectively enhance the safety and efficiency of the nation’s natural gas production, gathering, transmission, and storage infrastructure. There are three specific areas of interest that projects can be submitted under this FOA, they are:

  • Advanced Technologies to Mitigate Methane Emissions and Increase the Efficiency of the Natural Gas Transportation Infrastructure;
  • Process-Intensified Technologies for the Upcycling of Flare Gas into Transportable, Value-Added Products; and
  • Advanced Methane Detection and Measurement Technology Validation.

Final applications for this FOA are due by 11:59pm on July 19. For further information regarding this FOA, click here: https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/default.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2ffedconnect%3fdoc%3dDE-FOA-0002006%26agency%3dDOE&doc=DE-FOA-0002006&agency=DOE