RPSEA requests proposals for ultradeepwater projects

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Mar. 17
-- The Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA) released the first of six 2010 ultradeepwater program requests for proposals (RFPs) to award $22 million in oil and natural gas research and development projects.

This is RPSEA’s fourth ultradeepwater RFP release under the ultradeepwater and unconventional natural gas, and other petroleum resources research, and development program that was established by the US Department of Energy pursuant to the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

RPSEA's ultradeepwater program will release six RFPs over the next few months. The first of which has been released, and the due date for proposals is May 9 at 4 p.m. CST.

Each RFP will have its own issue and due dates. The following is a list of the various focus areas for the 2010 RFPs:

• Continued work in current projects.

• Drilling, completion, and intervention breakthroughs.

• Significantly extending subsea tieback distances and surface host elimination.

• Dry trees, direct well intervention, and risers in 10,000 ft of water.

• Associated safety and environmental concerns.

• Appraisal and development geosciences and reservoir engineering.

RPSEA notes that the organizations submitting the proposals must have a US-based business and are encouraged to submit proposals well in advance of the due date to allow for electronic receipt processing. Instructions concerning the proposals are available on RPSEA's web site at www.RPSEA.org.

RPSEA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit consortium with more than 180 members, including 22 of the nation's research universities, six national laboratories, other major research institutions, large and small energy producers and energy consumers.

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