RPSEA releases Ultra-Deepwater Program RFPs

Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA) has released all six 2010 Ultra-Deepwater Program requests for proposals to award $22 million for research and development.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON – Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA) has released all six 2010 Ultra-Deepwater Program requests for proposals to award $22 million for research and development.

This is RPSEA’s fourth ultra-deepwater RFP release under the Ultra-Deepwater and Unconventional Natural Gas and Other Petroleum Resources Research and Development Program that was established by the Department of Energy pursuant to the Energy Policy Act of 2005. The projects selected under the 2010 Ultra-Deepwater Program will “safely develop the ultra-deepwater resource base, while efficiently extracting the natural gas needed to meet our Nation’s domestic energy needs.” The goal is to ensure control, safeguard, and environmental impact mitigation strategies are adequate to prevent any environmental damage associated with oil and gas development.

The following is a list of the various focus areas for the 2010 RFPs:

1. Continued work in current projects
2. Drilling, completion, and intervention breakthroughs
3. Significantly extending subsea tieback distances and surface host elimination
4. Dry trees - direct well intervention and risers in 10,000 fwd
5. Associated safety and environmental concerns
6. Appraisal and development geosciences and reservoir engineering.

For more information go to http://www.rpsea.org/req_proposals/.

05/19/2011

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