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RPSEA picks nine small producer research projects

The Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America has chosen to negotiate towards funding nine research proposals designed to enable small producing companies to maximize oil and gas recovery in the US.

RPSEA, already administering 21 projects, said the nine projects will garner a combined $8.4 million in Department of Energy funds in addition to $5.7 million in costs to be provided by the industry participants. Project leaders and projects selected for negotiations are:

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Cost-Effective Treatment of Produced Water Using Co-Produced Energy Sources Phase II: Field Scale Demonstration and Commercialization.

DaniMer Scientific LLC, Field Demonstration of Eco-Friendly Creation of Propped Hydraulic Fractures.

University of Kansas Center for Research, Field Demonstration of Chemical Flooding of the Trembley Oilfield, Reno County, Kan.

OsComp Systems Inc., Hybrid Rotor Compression for Multiphase and Liquids-Rich Wellhead Production Applications.

Missouri University of Science and Technology, Study and Pilot Test of Preformed Particle Gel Conformance Control Combined with Surfactant Treatment.

Utah Geological Survey, Basin-Scale Produced Water Management Tools and Options--GIS-Based Models and Statistical Analysis of Shale Gas-Tight Sand Reservoirs and Their Produced Water Streams, Uinta Basin, Utah.

University of Oklahoma, Reduction of Uncertainty in Surfactant-Flooding Pilot Design Using Multiple Single Well Tests, Fingerprinting, and Modeling.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Upstream Ultrasonic Processing for Small Producers: Preventative Maintenance for Paraffin Management in Production Tubing Using Non-Invasive Ultrasonic Technology; and

University of Texas at Austin, Water Management in Mature Oil Fields Using Advanced Particle Gels.

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