Request for Proposals submission is closed.
Applicants are encouraged, but not limited to, submitting proposals in the following focus areas:
Examples include, but are not limited to, investigations that address pipe and well casing integrity, the improvement of downhole leak detection, the development of new casing evaluation tools, the development/ evaluation of advanced metallurgy/ materials for use in well casing and casing repairs, cement bonding, delta-temperature effects on casing, use of “smart pipe” concepts for well casing, corrosion mitigation and quantification, removal techniques for scales, fines, salts, asphalts, and techniques to remediate damage through stimulation/ recompletion/ workover of existing wells.
Well-bore and Reservoir
Examples include, but are not limited to, investigations that address reservoir characterization, consider new approaches to modeling of gas cycling and inventory verification, develop techniques to maintain and improve injectivity and deliverability, and expand existing aquifers and reservoirs.
Examples include, but are not limited to, investigations that address handling of produced water, techniques to minimize/mitigate water encroachment, cost effective multiphase wellhead measurement systems, design criteria for facility sizing to meet variable demand, and best practices associated with product quality shipped/delivered. In addition, applied research into the development/ evaluation of low-cost salt inhibitors to mitigate salt precipitation within the reservoir, well, and pipeline systems are being sought.
Examples include, but are not limited to, investigations that address salt cavern stability and growth rates, interconnectivity and best practices techniques for management of caverns.