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RPSEA Achievements

RPSEA’s role as a consortium between industry and government ensuring the focused research, development and deployment of safe and environmentally sensitive technology has allowed the organization to achieve these accomplishments.

Managed 169 awards valued at over $310 million in total project cost. These projects were funded from the 705 proposals received in response to 50 request for proposals that were distributed.
Acquired over 180 member organizations – universities, independent and major operators, service companies, national laboratories, nonprofit organizations, state agencies, public and private research organizations – that represent 26 states, the District of Columbia and provinces of Canada. These members collectively have more than 650,000 employees worldwide and represent over 55 percent of United States natural gas and oil production.
Hosted 58 technology forums and workshops attended by over 3,200 people to address critical research needs for specific resources or regional areas and to disseminate project results in an effective and efficient manner.
Hosted over 29 program technology conferences across the United States which were attended by approximately 2,500 people where researchers presented project progress, technical challenges and technology benefits to participants in an interactive meeting environment.
Involved approximately 6,700 participants in 490 meetings of the advisory committee and working project group process that has resulted in over 27,000 hours of volunteer effort.
Coordinated roadmaps for the ultra-deepwater, unconventional resources and small producer research communities.
Participated, exhibited, sponsored or supported more than 270 oil and gas industry functions.
Created an industry/academic partnership by establishing and managing a Fellowship Program. RPSEA awarded $555,000 in private funding from the financial resources supplied from RPSEA members: Schlumberger Limited, Strata Production Company and the Gas Technology Institute to 57 students at twelve universities.
Approximately 1,450 personnel (627 students and 822 staff) from 72 universities and over 2,800 industry personnel from 455 organizations have participated in the RPSEA funded projects.
Sponsored an award for the Best Energy Business Plan at the Rice Alliance competition.
Sponsored an award at the senior level for the Science Engineering Fair of Houston.
Received the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission’s Stewardship Award in the Environmental Partnership category for the Unconventional Resources Program’s Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems Program project.
Elected to Supporting Organization status to the Offshore Technology Conference.
Provided testimony to the House Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment regarding the role of present and future cooperative R&D in drilling management and oil spill response technologies.