Petroleum Technology Transfer Council

Shortening the Technology Application Life Cycle

Technology—The Engine That Drives O&G Production

DECEMBER 23, 2009

Industry Highlight: Things Looking A Bit More Bullish
on Natural Gas

DOE Highlight: NETL’s Director Carl Bauer Retiring from Federal Service

DOE recently announced that Carl Bauer, NETL’s Director for the last four years, will be retiring from federal service effective Feb 28, 2010. Bauer was appointed Director in August 2005 after serving NETL in several prior roles. In 2007, Bauer received the Laboratory Director of the Year award from the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer. He will continue as NETL Director until 12/31/09, at which time he will be detailed to the DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy in Washington, where he will advise on strategic planning.

DOE — A Texas Highlight: Summit Texas Clean Energy, LLC One of Three Receiving DOE Funding in Round Three of DOE’s Clean Coal Power Initiative

Summit Texas Clean Energy, LLC will integrate Siemens gasification and power generating technology with carbon capture technologies to effectively capture 90% of the carbon dioxide (2.7 million metric tons per year) at a 400 megawatt plant to be built near Midland-Odessa, TX. The captured CO2 will be treated, compressed and then transported by CO2 pipeline to oilfields in the Permian Basin of West Texas, for use in enhanced oil recovery (EOR) operations. The Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG) at the University of Texas will design and assure compliance with a state-of-the-art CO2 sequestration monitoring, verification and accounting program. (DOE share: $350 million; project duration: 8 years) 

PTTC Highlight:  Upcoming Workshops Address Economic Issues

AAPG Highlight: Plan Your AAPG Schedule for Early 2010

Keep your mind and your virtual pencil sharp and enjoy this energy-related crossword puzzle from PTTC.