Full Name

2008 Unconventional Resources

The Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems Program

Subcontractor:  Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC)

Principal Investigator: Richard Haut
Project Number Project Status
08122-35 Completed
RPSEA Project Manager: Charlotte Schroeder
Texas A&M University; Sam Houston State University; University of Arkansas; The University of Colorado; Utah State University; The University of Wyoming; West Virginia University; Argonne National Laboratory; Los Alamos National Laboratory
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
July 24, 2009 November 24, 2012
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$2,800,071.00 $2,199,895.00 $600,176.00
Project Objectives

The RPSEA Environmentally Friendly Drilling effort is based on a previously co-founded U.S. DOE/industry JIP program led by Texas A&M University and HARC that created a government, industry, public partnership to reduce the environmental footprint of drilling systems in sensitive ecosystems.


File Name File Type Date
The Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems Program Final Report 11/12
The Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems Program Tech. Status Assessment
Environmentally Friendly Exploration & Production Project Website