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TECHNICAL TOPIC 5 - Natural Gas Exploration, Productionand Storage

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005
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Department of Energy, All Departmental Locations, All DOE Federal Offices
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  • Original Grant - Apr 28, 2005
Applications Due:

Jun 17, 2005

total funding: Not Available
max award: none
min award: none
cost sharing, matching: No
number of awards: Not Available
type of funding: Grant

NOTE: This descriptive area provides an overview ofTechnical Topic 5. YOU MUSTREAD THE FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT FOR DETAILS ON ADDITIONALINFORMATION, EVALUATION CRITERIA AND HOW TO PREPARE AN APPLICATION UNDER ASPECIFIC TECHNICAL TOPIC.Funding Opportunity Announcement:http://e-center.doe.gov/iips/faopor.nsf/1be0f2271893ba198525644b006bc0be/cb0e4496d1db52fc85256ff100704103?OpenDocumentTECHNICAL TOPIC 5 - Natural Gas TechnologiesExploration and Production:Industry R D spending by the major oil and gas companies and servicecompaniesfar exceed federal R D dollars; yet it is not clear what the spendingprofileis. An analysis and detailed breakdown of the spending profile by industryinterms of the technology areas and resource focus would be beneficial toplanners in the federal program. The technology areas should include mainR Dfocuses (drilling, seismic, production, etc.) and should then be brokendown asfar as possible (e.g., drilling subsets could be bits, muds, motors, etc).Theresource focus should include the target areas such as deep gas, deepwater,tight gas, mature fields, etc. The study should also identify whether theR Dspending is targeted for domestic or international resources.Gas Hydrates:Several foreign countries (Japan, India) have considerable R D budgetsdedicated to research on gas hydrates. A thorough, in-depth review ofnon-U.S.international hydrate programs would be beneficial to DOE. The reviewshouldinclude past, current and future funding expenditures, a breakdown of the RDfunding areas, lists of pertinent publications, researchers involved in theR D, and a report on the technical findings of the research.Infrastructure:Liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports are expected to contributesignificantly tothe natural gas supply in the US over the next 20 years. The LNG will beimported via 4 existing import terminals and additional terminals to beconstructed. The impact upon deliverability of natural gas entering thepipelines at these potential new locations is not well understood. Theobjective of this topic is to assess the impact of increasing LNG importsonthe existing natural gas infrastructure and to identify potentialbottlenecks.The project will involve an analysis of various LNG import scenarios andnewterminal siting options to estimate access points into the pipelineinfrastructure.A proposed natural gas pipeline would bring Alaskan gas to the continentalUSmarket. The impact upon deliverability of natural gas entering thepipelinesat these potential new locations is not well understood. The objective ofthistopic is to analyze the impact of an Alaskan gas pipeline on existing gasinfrastructure and to identify potential bottlenecks.In order for the gas industry to meet the growing demand for natural gas,additional capacities for storing large quantities of natural gas areexpectedto be required. Using DOE?s EIA projections, the objective of this topicis toassess the need for additional regional natural gas storage and identifylikelystorage resources or technologies that might be used. Projections shouldinclude the years 2008, 2010, 2015, 2020, and 2025.LNG:The importation of natural gas as LNG is expected to increase substantiallyover the next 20 years as mature domestic production becomes unable to meetincreasing demand. These increasing LNG imports have the potential to taxexisting infrastructures including U.S. shipping ports and extant gaspipelines. The objective of this topic is to assess the potential impactofincreasing LNG shipping upon the shipping traffic in U.S. ports. Theprojectwill involve an analysis of various LNG import scenarios and new terminalsiting options to estimate the increase in port traffic and to determinetheimpact of LNG tanker traffic on shipping in U.S.ports.

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Funding Sources:

Fossil Energy Research and Development

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If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact: JoAnn Zysk

Address Info:

U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy TechnologyLaboratory, 3610 Collins Ferry Road (MS-I07) P.O. Box 880 Morgantown, WV26507-0880

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