ChevronTexaco, Los Alamos team for research

Los Alamos National Laboratory, operated by the University of California, and ChevronTexaco Corp. formed an alliance to develop a range of mutually beneficial technologies.

Los Alamos National Laboratory, operated by the University of California, and ChevronTexaco Corp. formed an alliance to develop a range of mutually beneficial technologies. This alliance will assist Los Alamos in its Department of Energy (DOE) mission to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the US and to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that mission.

ChevronTexaco and Los Alamos will develop energy industry solutions derived from DOE and Department of Defense technologies. The initial focus will be on advanced well systems' solutions. In the future, the team will assess broader energy industry solutions.

"Over a period of time, ChevronTexaco and Los Alamos have cooperated in a variety of projects, including radio frequency telemetry and sensor technology for collection and transmission of oil well data and acoustic interferometry and are now entering into a strategic alliance for increasing cooperation. A number of areas of interest have been identified that will be involved in this cooperation," Donald Paul, vice president and chief technology officer at ChevronTexaco, says.

The alliance's manager will be Manuel Gonzalez, senior engineering advisor at ChevronTexaco Energy Technology Co.

The alliance for advanced energy solutions is the most recent relationship formed as part of ChevronTexaco's strategy to develop unique, new research and educational structures in the energy industry.

ChevronTexaco recently joined with the University of Tulsa in the center of research excellence in production fluid flow, with the University of Southern California to form the center of interactive smart oilfield technologies, and with the Colorado School of Mines in the center of research excellence in earth science.

The University of California operates Los Alamos National Laboratory for the National Nuclear Security Administration of the US DOE.

11/19/04

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