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  1. Reservoir fracture mapping using microearthquakes: Austin chalk, Giddings field, TX and 76 field, Clinton Co., KY

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    Phillips, W.S.; Rutledge, J.T.; Gardner, T.L.; Fairbanks, T.D.; Miller, M.E.; Schuessler, B.K.

    1996-11-01

    Patterns of microearthquakes detected downhole defined fracture orientation and extent in the Austin chalk, Giddings field, TX and the 76 field, Clinton Co., KY. We collected over 480 and 770 microearthquakes during hydraulic stimulation at two sites in the Austin chalk, and over 3200 during primary production in Clinton Co. Data were of high enough quality that 20%, 31% and 53% of the events could be located, respectively. Reflected waves constrained microearthquakes to the stimulated depths at the base of the Austin chalk. In plan view, microearthquakes defined elongate fracture zones extending from the stimulation wells parallel to the regional fracture trend. However, widths of the stimulated zones differed by a factor of five between the two Austin chalk sites, indicating a large difference in the population of ancillary fractures. Post-stimulation production was much higher from the wider zone. At Clinton Co., microearthquakes defined low-angle, reverse-fault fracture zones above and below a producing zone. Associations with depleted production intervals indicated the mapped fractures had been previously drained. Drilling showed that the fractures currently contain brine. The seismic behavior was consistent with poroelastic models that predicted slight increases in compressive stress above and below the drained volume.

  2. Bakken shale typifies horizontal drilling success

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    Leibman, P.R. )

    1990-12-01

    Given the favorable production response that has been obtained from horizontal drilling in vertical- fractured reservoirs such as the Bakken shale and, more recently, the Austin chalk, industry interest in this technology has mushroomed in the U.S. Indeed, it is difficult to find a good-sized oil company these days that is not involved in a horizontal drilling project or is giving it serious consideration. In response to growing evidence of successful field applications, the realization is dawning on the investment community that horizontal drilling represents a significant technological development with positive implications for both the exploration and production business, and the oilfield services industry.

  3. Experience reveals better Bakken stimulation techniques

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    Cramer, D.D. )

    1991-04-29

    In the Bakken formation, stimulation treatments are used sparingly in horizontal well completions. but in vertical wells, stimulation is used extensively and successfully. This article shows the stimulation designs that are effective in the Bakken formation.

  4. Austin Energy- Net Metering

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    Austin Energy, the municipal utility of Austin Texas, offers net metering to its non-residential retail electricity customers for renewable energy systems up to 20 kilowatts (kW). Austin Energy o...

  5. Austin Biofuels | Open Energy Information

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    Austin Biofuels Jump to: navigation, search Name: Austin Biofuels Place: Austin, Texas Product: Supplies pure and blended biodiesel to all of Texas. It has benefited from support...

  6. Treating-pressure analysis in the Bakken formation

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    Cramer, D.D. )

    1992-01-01

    The Bakken formation is an oil-producing interval in the Williston basin. Usually, commercial Bakken wells are linked to an anisotropic natural fracture network. Hydraulic fracturing treatments have been used extensively in vertical wells and to a limited extent in horizontal wells. In this paper, bottom hole treating pressure (BHTP's) are analyzed to improve understanding of hydraulic fracture propagation in the Bakken.

  7. The Honorable Ed Austin

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    The Honorable Ed Austin 220 East Bay'Street Jacksonville, Florida 32202 Dear Mayor ... Restoration iiiphreys Gold Co ., Jacksonville, FL M. Jerrett, State of Florida i

  8. austin-98.pdf

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    this figure, please see http:www.arm.govdocsdocumentstechnicalconf9803austin-98.pdf.) Session Papers 41 Figure 2. These graphs show various optical properties obtained...

  9. Austin Clean Energy Incubator | Open Energy Information

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    Incubator Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Austin Clean Energy Incubator Name: Austin Clean Energy Incubator Address: 3925 West Braker Lane Place: Austin, Texas Zip: 78759 Region:...

  10. Fermilab Today | University of Texas at Austin

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    Austin March 13, 2013 NAME: University of Texas at Austin HOME TOWN: Austin, Texas MASCOT: Bevo the Longhorn COLORS: Burnt orange COLLABORATING AT FERMILAB SINCE: Mid-1990s...

  11. Steven Chalk | Department of Energy

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    Steven Chalk About Us Steven Chalk - Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Energy Photo of Steven Chalk. In his role as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Energy in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Steven Chalk oversees applied research, development, and demonstration for a diverse clean energy portfolio. This portfolio spans wind, solar, geothermal, conventional hydropower, marine and hydrokinetic, biomass, and hydrogen technologies. Prior to his current

  12. 05643_GeoMech_Bakken | netl.doe.gov

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    ... the success rate for drilling and hydraulic fracturing will be greatly improved. ... Dakota's oil production from the unconventional Bakken Formation is increasing rapidly. ...

  13. Annual Energy Outlook 2015 - Appendix A

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    ... The specific plays included in the tight oil category are BakkenThree ForksSanish, Eagle Ford, Woodford, Austin Chalk, Spraberry, Niobrara, AvalonBone Springs, and Monterey. 4 ...

  14. NREL: Energy Analysis - Austin Brown

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    Austin Brown Photo of Austin Brown Austin Brown is currently away from the lab on a detail to the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President. Senior Analyst (Strategic Planning) On staff since 2010 Phone number: 202-488-2203 E-mail: austin.brown@nrel.gov Areas of expertise Crosscutting low-carbon strategies Clean transportation technologies and policies Primary research interests Clean energy research portfolio planning Energy and society Sustainable

  15. UT Austin's Energy Poll Webinar

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    UT Austin's Energy Poll, a webinar from the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Neighborhood Program.

  16. Austin(2)-RT

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    Stratus Sensing in the CloudSat Antecedent Validation Experiment (CAVEX99) R. T. Austin, G. L. Stephens, R. F. McCoy, Jr., R. B. McCoy, and S. D. Miller Department of Atmospheric Science Colorado State University Fort Collins, Colorado S. M. Sekelsky Microwave Remote Sensing Laboratory University of Massachusetts Amherst, Massachusetts Introduction The CloudSat Antecedent Validation Experiment (CAVEX99) was one component of the Monterey Coastal Stratus Experiment (MCSE), a multi-experiment study

  17. Source-potential rating index-evaluation of Bakken formation

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    Pirkle, F.L., Dembicki, H.

    1985-05-01

    The Bakken formation, an organic-rich, oil-prone unit, is the source of the crude oils found in the middle Bakken and overlying Madison Group. Thickness, organic carbon, and vitrinite reflectance data for the Bakken were gathered from 101 wells within the Williston basin and evaluated in terms of source potential. An index exists that combines sediment thickness, organic carbon content, and thermal maturity data into a single mappable parameter that indicates areas of potential hydrocarbon generation. Multiplying the average percent organic carbon by the effective source rock thickness of a formation yields a richness factor that is then multiplied by maturity scaling factors to give source potential ratings for oil and/or gas generation. By using burial-history curves and thermal-maturation modeling, the rating index can be used to look at source potential through geologic time. The Bakken Formation has been evaluated with the aid of the rating index. The source-potential rating index provides objective semiquantitative measures by which the source potential of a single formation can be compared within an area or the source potential of two or more formations can be compared within the same or different basins. The Bakken did not begin to reach high source potential until toward the end of the Late Cretaceous. This contrasts with previous authorities who believed the Bakken was at peak generation and expelling hydrocarbons throughout the Cretaceous.

  18. Austin Technology Incubator | Open Energy Information

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    Austin Technology Incubator Address: 3925 West Braker Lane Place: Austin, Texas Zip: 78759 Region: Texas Area Number of Employees: 11-50 Year Founded: 1989 Phone Number:...

  19. Austin Utilities- Solar Rebate Program

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    In order to obtain eligibility, customers must agree to a net-metering and interconnection contract with Austin Utilities. An energy audit must be performed prior to system installation and...

  20. Austin Energy's Residential Solar Rate

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    This presentation was given by Leslie Libby of Austin Energy at the February 19, 2013, CommRE webinar which focused on how municipal utilities fund solar energy projects.

  1. Sevin Rosen Funds (Texas - Austin) | Open Energy Information

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    Austin) Jump to: navigation, search Name: Sevin Rosen Funds (Texas - Austin) Address: 6300 Bridgepoint Parkway, Building 1, Suite 500 Place: Austin, Texas Zip: 78730 Region: Texas...

  2. Austin Solar Energy Entrepreneurs Network | Open Energy Information

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    Entrepreneurs Network Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Austin Solar Energy Entrepreneurs Network Name: Austin Solar Energy Entrepreneurs Network Place: Austin, Texas Zip: 78701...

  3. Austin Energy Summary of Reported Data | Department of Energy

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    Austin Energy Summary of Reported Data Austin Energy Summary of Reported Data Austin Energy Summary of Reported Data, from the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings ...

  4. The Bakken - An Unconventional Petroleum and Reservoir System

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    Sarg, J.

    2011-12-31

    An integrated geologic and geophysical study of the Bakken Petroleum System, in the Williston basin of North Dakota and Montana indicates that: (1) dolomite is needed for good reservoir performance in the Middle Bakken; (2) regional and local fractures play a significant role in enhancing permeability and well production, and it is important to recognize both because local fractures will dominate in on-structure locations; and (3) the organic-rich Bakken shale serves as both a source and reservoir rock. The Middle Bakken Member of the Bakken Formation is the target for horizontal drilling. The mineralogy across all the Middle Bakken lithofacies is very similar and is dominated by dolomite, calcite, and quartz. This Member is comprised of six lithofacies: (A) muddy lime wackestone, (B) bioturbated, argillaceous, calcareous, very fine-grained siltstone/sandstone, (C) planar to symmetrically ripple to undulose laminated, shaly, very fine-grained siltstone/sandstone, (D) contorted to massive fine-grained sandstone, to low angle, planar cross-laminated sandstone with thin discontinuous shale laminations, (E) finely inter-laminated, bioturbated, dolomitic mudstone and dolomitic siltstone/sandstone to calcitic, whole fossil, dolomitic lime wackestone, and (F) bioturbated, shaly, dolomitic siltstone. Lithofacies B, C, D, and E can all be reservoirs, if quartz and dolomite-rich (facies D) or dolomitized (facies B, C, E). Porosity averages 4-8%, permeability averages 0.001-0.01 mD or less. Dolomitic facies porosity is intercrystalline and tends to be greater than 6%. Permeability may reach values of 0.15 mD or greater. This appears to be a determinant of high productive wells in Elm Coulee, Parshall, and Sanish fields. Lithofacies G is organic-rich, pyritic brown/black mudstone and comprises the Bakken shales. These shales are siliceous, which increases brittleness and enhances fracture potential. Mechanical properties of the Bakken reveal that the shales have similar

  5. Basin Play State(s) Production Reserves Williston Bakken ND,...

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    2013 2013 Basin Play State(s) Production Reserves Williston Bakken ND, MT, SD 270 4,844 387 5,972 1,128 Western Gulf Eagle Ford TX 351 4,177 497 5,172 995 Permian Bone Spring, ...

  6. Geomechanical Study of Bakken Formation for Improved Oil Recovery

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    Ling, Kegang; Zeng, Zhengwen; He, Jun; Pei, Peng; Zhou, Xuejun; Liu, Hong; Huang, Luke; Ostadhassan, Mehdi; Jabbari, Hadi; Blanksma, Derrick; Feilen, Harry; Ahmed, Salowah; Benson, Steve; Mann, Michael; LeFever, Richard; Gosnold, Will

    2013-12-31

    On October 1, 2008 US DOE-sponsored research project entitled “Geomechanical Study of Bakken Formation for Improved Oil Recovery” under agreement DE-FC26-08NT0005643 officially started at The University of North Dakota (UND). This is the final report of the project; it covers the work performed during the project period of October 1, 2008 to December 31, 2013. The objectives of this project are to outline the methodology proposed to determine the in-situ stress field and geomechanical properties of the Bakken Formation in Williston Basin, North Dakota, USA to increase the success rate of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing so as to improve the recovery factor of this unconventional crude oil resource from the current 3% to a higher level. The success of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing depends on knowing local in-situ stress and geomechanical properties of the rocks. We propose a proactive approach to determine the in-situ stress and related geomechanical properties of the Bakken Formation in representative areas through integrated analysis of field and well data, core sample and lab experiments. Geomechanical properties are measured by AutoLab 1500 geomechanics testing system. By integrating lab testing, core observation, numerical simulation, well log and seismic image, drilling, completion, stimulation, and production data, in-situ stresses of Bakken formation are generated. These in-situ stress maps can be used as a guideline for future horizontal drilling and multi-stage fracturing design to improve the recovery of Bakken unconventional oil.

  7. City of Austin- Green Power Purchasing

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    Under the Austin Climate Protection Plan, the City Council has set numerous goals for renewable energy, energy efficiency, and carbon emission reductions with the overall goal of making Austin a ...

  8. Austin Energy Data Dashboard | Department of Energy

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    Data Dashboard Austin Energy Data Dashboard The data dashboard for Austin Energy, a partner in the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Neighborhood Program. Austin Energy Data Dashboard (300.77 KB) More Documents & Publications Massachusetts -- SEP Data Dashboard Phoenix, Arizona Data Dashboard Camden, New Jersey Data Dashboard

  9. Regional geology and petroleum potential of Bakken Formation, southwestern Manitoba

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    Martiniuk, C.D.

    1988-07-01

    The Bakken Formation has been documented as an excellent petroleum source rock within the Williston basin and has, in some localities, been established as a producing zone. Recent exploration in the Daly field of southwestern Manitoba has led to the discovery and subsequent development of several oil pools within the middle member of the Bakken. The 21 active wells within these pools have produced 20,773.8 m/sup 3/ (130,667.2 bbl) of oil (40.2/degrees/ API) as of December 31, 1987. Through much of the Williston basin, the Bakken typically consists of three members: a lower, highly radioactive, black shale member; a middle siltstone member; and an upper black shale member (identical to the lower member). In southwestern Manitoba, the lower member is absent in most areas due to nondeposition and overstep of the overlying middle member. In these areas, the middle member unconformably overlies eroded red dolomitic shales of the Devonian Lyleton (Three Forks) Formation. The middle member is a relatively uniform blanket deposit averaging 4 m (13 ft) thick. It consists of interbedded tan to greenish-gray, very fine to medium-grained, well-sorted dolomitic sandstone and siltstone with angular to subrounded grains. Oil accumulation in the middle member is largely the result of stratigraphic trapping and appears, in part, to be localized where a basal sandstone (associated with middle member thickening) is concentrated in minor erosional lows on the Lyleton surface. The black shales of the upper member form a thin (2 m or 6.6 ft average), uniform cap throughout the map area and are overlain by the carbonates of the Mississippian Lodgepole Formation (Souris Valley Beds). Maximum thickness of the Bakken reaches 32 m (105 ft) in the Waskada field area, where the lower shale member is locally present.

  10. Horizontal drilling the Bakken Formation, Williston basin: A new approach

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    Lefever, J.A. )

    1990-05-01

    Horizontal drilling is an attractive new approach to exploration and development of the Mississippian/Devonian Bakken Formation in the southwestern part of North Dakota. This drilling technique increases the probability of success, the profit potential, the effective drainage area maximizing recoverable reserves, and the productivity by encountering more natural occurring fractures. The target formation, the Mississippian/Devonian Bakken, consists of three members in an overlapping relationship, a lower organic-rich black shale, a middle siltstone/limestone, and an upper organic-rich black shale. It attains a maximum thickness of 145 ft and thins to a feather edge along its depositional limit. Considered to be a major source rock for the Williston basin, the Bakken is usually overpressured where productive. Overpressuring is attributed to intense hydrocarbon generation. Reservoir properties are poor with core fluid porosities being generally 5% or less and permeabilities ranging from 0.1 to 0.2 md. The presence of natural fractures in the shale are necessary for production. Two types of fractures are associated with Bakken reservoirs: large vertical fractures (of tectonic origin) and microfractures (probably related to hydrocarbon generation). An economic comparison between horizontal and vertical wells show that well completion costs are approximately two times higher (average costs; $1,500,000 for a horizontal to $850,000 for a vertical) with average payout for horizontal wells projected to occur in half the time (1.5 yr instead of 3.4 yr). Projected production and reserves are considered to be 2 to 4 times greater from a horizontal well.

  11. The Bakken-An Unconventional Petroleum and Reservoir System

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    Sarg, Frederick

    2012-03-01

    An integrated geologic and geophysical study of the Bakken Petroleum System, in the Williston basin of North Dakota and Montana indicates that: (1) dolomite is needed for good reservoir performance in the Middle Bakken; (2) regional and local fractures play a significant role in enhancing permeability and well production, and it is important to recognize both because local fractures will dominate in on-structure locations; and (3) the organic-rich Bakken shale serves as both a source and reservoir rock. Results from the lithofacies, mineral, and fracture analyses of this study were used to construct a dual porosity Petrel geo-model for a portion of the Elm Coulee Field. In this field, dolomitization enhances reservoir porosity and permeability. First year cumulative production helps locate areas of high well productivity and in deriving fracture swarm distribution. A fracture model was developed based on high productivity well distribution, and regional fracture distribution, and was combined with favorable matrix properties to build a dual porosity geo-model.

  12. Austin Technology Incubator ATI | Open Energy Information

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    Technology Incubator ATI Jump to: navigation, search Name: Austin Technology Incubator (ATI) Place: United States Sector: Services Product: General Financial & Legal Services (...

  13. Insights from UT Austin Energy Poll

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    Insights from UT Austin Energy Poll on U.S. Consumer Attitudes, July 24, 2013, Sheril Kirshenbaum, director of The Energy Poll.

  14. Austin Energy- Commercial New Construction Efficiency Rebates

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    Austin Energy offers incentives for the construction and major renovation of commercial buildings within its service territory. The program rewards customers by using a tiered payment format, which...

  15. Austin Energy- Commercial Energy Management Rebate Program

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    Austin Energy offers incentives for commercial customers to increase the energy efficiency of facilities through the Commercial Rebate Program. Rebates are available for qualified HVAC equipment,...

  16. Austin Energy- Value of Solar Residential Rate

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    Note: In August 2014, the City Council of Austin, Texas, enacted Resolution No. 20140828, which directed program changes to the Value of Solar Tariff as follows:

  17. Austin, Texas: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

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    Entrepreneurs Network Austin Technology Incubator Biodiesel Coalition of Texas Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association Texas Solar Energy Society The Wind Coalition...

  18. Austin Energy- Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

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    Austin Energy offers incentives to its residential customers to encourage the use of energy efficient equipment and measures. Rebates are available for qualified HVAC equipment and weatherization...

  19. Horizontal drilling in the Bakken Formation - The hunt for an elephant that never left the source system

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    Price, L. ); Le Fever, J. )

    1991-06-01

    New organic-geochemical studies show that bitumen extracted from the upper and lower shale members of the Mississippian Madison Group oils, and that the Bakken shales have contributed only a minor percentage of the conventionally produced oil in the Williston basin. Instead, organic-rich madison marls are an adequate source for the Madison oils. Also, few pathways exist for vertical migration of Bakken-generated oil to shallower Madison reservoirs. Vertical wells in older Bakken oil pools are perforated in one or all of the three units adjacent to the two Bakken shales but are not necessarily perforated in the Bakken shales. Rock-Eval analyses of 6- to 12-in. spaced core samples show that where Bakken shales are thermally mature, the three adjacent organic-poor units contain 10-20 times the hydrocarbons (HCs) they could have generated. Thus, Bakken-generated HCs appear to have moved into the three adjacent units, probably via fractures created by volume expansion of organic matter during HC generation in the Bakken shales. Bakken well histories reveal that unsuccessful Bakken wells appear due to questionable techniques during these operations and not a lack of fractures. If a large in-place resource base exists in the Bakken source system, its commercial recovery will depend on new exploration, drilling, completion, and production technologies and on how much of the generated oil is in fractures rather than dispersed throughout the rocks.

  20. Austin County, Texas: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

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    in Austin County, Texas Ag Fuels Ltd Places in Austin County, Texas Bellville, Texas Brazos Country, Texas Industry, Texas San Felipe, Texas Sealy, Texas Wallis, Texas Retrieved...

  1. Spotlight on Austin, Texas: Best Offer Ever Produces 564 Upgrades...

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    Spotlight on Austin, Texas: Best Offer Ever Produces 564 Upgrades in Record Time Spotlight on Austin, Texas: Best Offer Ever Produces 564 Upgrades in Record Time This Better ...

  2. Spotlight on Austin, Texas: Best Offer Ever Produces Upgrades...

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    Best Offer Ever Produces Upgrades in Record Time Spotlight on Austin, Texas: Best Offer Ever Produces Upgrades in Record Time Spotlight on Austin, Texas: Best Offer Ever Produces ...

  3. Building America Spring 2012 Stakeholder Meeting Report: Austin...

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    Spring 2012 Stakeholder Meeting Report: Austin, Texas; February 29 - March 2, 2012 Building America Spring 2012 Stakeholder Meeting Report: Austin, Texas; February 29 - March 2, ...

  4. Overcoming Multifamily Sector Barriers in Austin, Texas | Department...

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    Overcoming Multifamily Sector Barriers in Austin, Texas Overcoming Multifamily Sector Barriers in Austin, Texas Presents techniques on overcoming the barriers of multifamily energy...

  5. City of Austin, Minnesota (Utility Company) | Open Energy Information

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    Austin, Minnesota (Utility Company) Jump to: navigation, search Name: Austin City of Place: Minnesota Phone Number: 507-433-8886 Website: www.austinutilities.com Facebook: https:...

  6. Austin Hot Springs Pool & Spa Low Temperature Geothermal Facility...

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    Hot Springs Pool & Spa Low Temperature Geothermal Facility Jump to: navigation, search Name Austin Hot Springs Pool & Spa Low Temperature Geothermal Facility Facility Austin Hot...

  7. Austin Energy Dials Down Home Energy Use With Smart Phones |...

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  8. Conodonts of Bakken Formation (Devonian and Mississippian), Williston basin, North Dakota

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    Hayes, M.D.; Holland, F.D. Jr.

    1983-08-01

    The Bakken Formation is a thin (maximum 145 ft, 45 m), clastic unit in the subsurface of Williston basin in the United States and Canada. The Bakken is similar in lithologic character and stratigraphic position to other black shale units deposited on the North American craton during the Late Devonian and Early Mississippian. The Bakken was initially considered entirely Mississippian in age. Paleontologic study of regional physical equivalents and analysis of the macrofauna in Saskatchewan has suggested that the Bakken is actually both Devonian and Mississippian. Conodonts were obtained from cores of the Bakken in an effort to determine the age of the formation in North Dakota and to assess the oil generation potential. Nearly 700 conodonts have been recovered, but are unevenly distributed within the Bakken Formation. A majority was obtained from thin (approximately 0.5 cm), fossil-rich beds within the upper shale. Conodonts from the top of the upper shale reveal a Mississippian (Kinderhookian) age and are here assigned to the Lower Siphonodella crenulata Zone. Only rare, fragmentary conodonts have been found in the middle member. Conodont evidence from the middle of the lower shale suggests a late Devonian (Famennian) age (Upper Polygnathus styriacus Zone) for this member. Conodont color has been established as a geothermometer in carbonate rocks. Color alteration indices of conodonts from the Bakken range from 1.5 to approximately 2.5 and indicate a pattern of increasing temperature with depth. These results suggest possible hydrocarbon generation from shallower depths than has been reported previously for the Bakken. The lack of agreement in interpreted hydrocarbon generation depths may be due to, among other things, the clastic nature of the Bakken Formation.

  9. Breaking into Bakken potential on the Fort Peck reservation, northeastern Montana

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    Monson, L.M.; Lund, D.F. )

    1991-06-01

    Necessary ingredients for a Bakken play involve overpressuring, thermal maturity, stratigraphic thinning, hydrocarbon content, and the presence of fractures to free the oil. Bakken thickness varies on the reservation from 0 to 25 m. The Upper Shale Member is uniformly 3-4 m. Thickness is related to a northwest structural grain, especially in the northeast where fold axes are located parallel to the Opheim syncline. This strike is coincident with the general salt solution edge of the Devonian Prairie Evaporites. The Bakken is about 16 m thick along this dissolution boundary and may contain the necessary fracturing. Structural flexure near the Wolf Creek Nose, and especially off the northeast and eastern flanks of the Poplar dome, may have suitably fractured the Bakken as well. Well logs in this area have good resistivity separation in the Middle Siltstone Member of the Bakken, which may be used to detect fracturing in this low-porosity reservoir. Present depth of the Bakken varies from about 2,100 to 3,050 m. Electrical resistivities indicate, however, that much of the reservation's Bakken was subjected to sufficient depths to generate hydrocarbons. Other physical properties, based on porosity and gamma-ray logs, confirm that organic carbon content is adequate, if not exceptionally high. Regional and Laramide uplift, coupled with glacial erosion and rebound, probably explain the present elevation of the Bakken in this area. Significant overpressuring exists in the Bakken over at least half of the reservation as determined by sonic-log calculations and sparse drill-stem test pressures.

  10. A comparison of the rates of hydrocarbon generation from Lodgepole, False Bakken, and Bakken formation petroleum source rocks, Williston Basin, USA

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    Jarvie, D.M.; Elsinger, R.J.; Inden, R.F.; Palacas, J.G.

    1996-06-01

    Recent successes in the Lodgepole Waulsortian Mound play have resulted in the reevaluation of the Williston Basin petroleum systems. It has been postulated that hydrocarbons were generated from organic-rich Bakken Formation source rocks in the Williston Basin. However, Canadian geoscientists have indicated that the Lodgepole Formation is responsible for oil entrapped in Lodgepole Formation and other Madison traps in portions of the Canadian Williston Basin. Furthermore, geoscientists in the U.S. have recently shown oils from mid-Madison conventional reservoirs in the U.S. Williston Basin were not derived from Bakken Formation source rocks. Kinetic data showing the rate of hydrocarbon formation from petroleum source rocks were measured on source rocks from the Lodgepole, False Bakken, and Bakken Formations. These results show a wide range of values in the rate of hydrocarbon generation. Oil prone facies within the Lodgepole Formation tend to generate hydrocarbons earlier than the oil prone facies in the Bakken Formation and mixed oil/gas prone and gas prone facies in the Lodgepole Formation. A comparison of these source rocks using a geological model of hydrocarbon generation reveals differences in the timing of generation and the required level of maturity to generate significant amounts of hydrocarbons.

  11. Ron Ness will provide comments on the workforce needs of Bakken...

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    needs of Bakken and North Dakota's energy industry and the tremendous growth in jobs over the past few years. He will focus on the Empower North Dakota initiatives on ...

  12. Wanda M. Austin | Department of Energy

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    Austin served on President Obama's Review of Human Spaceflight Plans Committee in 2009, was appointed to the Defense Science Board in 2010, and was appointed to the NASA Advisory ...

  13. Austin Energy- Residential Energy Efficiency Loan Program

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    Austin Energy offers three types of loans to residential customers to finance energy efficient improvements in eligible homes. Option One requires you to make all mandatory energy efficiency...

  14. The University of Texas at Austin

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    The University of Texas at Austin Integrating People, Technology, and Natural Resources for a Clean Energy Future: A Summary Report of a Roundtable Discussion on Mission Innovation Austin, Texas * May 9, 2016 Exploring Regional Opportunities in the U.S. for Clean Energy Technology Innovation * Volume 2 5-2 Integrating People, Technology, and Natural Resources for a Clean Energy Future A Summary Report of a Roundtable Discussion on Mission Innovation May 9, 2016 5-3 Integrating People,

  15. Petroleum source rocks and stratigraphy of Bakken formation in North Dakota

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    Webster, R.L.

    1984-07-01

    The Bakken Formation (Devonian and Mississippian) of North Dakota consists of upper and lower, black, organic-rich shales separated by a calcareous siltstone middle member. Organic-carbon measurements revealed the Bakken shales to be very organic-rich (average of 11.33 wt.% of organic carbon), and visual kerogen typing revealed this organic matter to be predominantly an amorphous type that is inferred to be sapropelic. The onset of hydrocarbon generation was determined to occur at an average depth of 9000 ft (2.74 km) by interpreting plots of geochemical parameters with depth (e.g., ratios of hydrocarbon to nonhydrocarbon, saturated hydrocarbon to organic carbon, pyrolytic hydrocarbon to organic carbon, and the pyrolysis production index). Hydrocarbon content and thermal kerogen breakdown increase greatly in the Bakken shales where they are buried at depths greater than 9000 ft (2.74 km). The effective source area of the Bakken, as determined by maps of the above geochemical parameters, lies mostly in McKenzie, Williams, Dunn, and Billings Counties. Oil generation was probably initiated in the Bakken about 75 Ma (Late Cretaceous) at a temperature of about 100/sup 0/C (212/sup 0/F), with initial expulsion of oil from the Bakken probably occurring 70 Ma (Late Cretaceous). The amount of oil generated by the Bakken in North Dakota, as calculated from pyrolysis data, is 92.3 billion bbl. If only 10% of this oil was actually expelled from the shales, it could easily account for the 3 billion bbl of known type II oil reserves in the Williston basin.

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  20. Thermal history of Bakken shale in Williston basin

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    Gosnold, W.D. Jr.; Lefever, R.D.; Crashell, J.J. )

    1989-12-01

    Stratigraphic and thermal conductivity data were combined to analyze the thermostratigraphy of the Williston basin. The present thermostratigraphy is characterized by geothermal gradients of the order of 60 mK/m in the Cenozoic and Mesozoic units, and 30 mK/m in the Paleozoic units. The differences in geothermal gradients are due to differences in thermal conductivities between the shale-dominated Mesozoic and Cenozoic units and the carbonate-dominated Paleozoic units. Subsidence and compaction rates were calculated for the basin and were used to determine models for time vs. depth and time vs. thermal conductivity relationships for the basin. The time/depth and time/conductivity relationships include factors accounting for thermal conductivity changes due to compaction, cementation, and temperature. The thermal history of the Bakken shale, a primary oil source rock in the Williston basin, was determined using four different models, and values for Lopatin's time-temperature index (TTI) were calculated for each model. The first model uses a geothermal gradient calculated from bottom-hole temperature data, the second uses present-day thermostratigraphy, the third uses the thermostratigraphic relationship determined in this analysis, and the fourth modifies the third by including assumed variations in continental heat flow. The thermal histories and the calculated TTI values differ markedly among the models with TTI values differing by a factor of about two between some models.

  1. Thermal modeling of Bakken Formation of Williston basin

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    Anderson, D.

    1986-08-01

    Organic geochemical analyses provide a quantitative basis on which conceptual models of thermal maturation may be built. Contour maps of maturation indices of the Mississippian-Devonian Bakken Formation of the Williston basin show anomalous patterns that are not dependent on burial depth. One such area is on the western side of the Nesson anticline. One-dimensional modeling incorporating a uniform, constant heat flow, lithology-dependent thermal conductivities, and decompaction factors indicates that these areas are less mature than surrounding regions. This is due primarily to decreasing burial depth and thinning of low-thermal-conductivity Tertiary and Cretaceous shales. Additional heat transfer to these regions may be due in part to heat transfer by fluid movement through aquifers or vertical fractures. The influence of these fluid systems is simulated through the use of a two-dimensional finite difference program. Basic assumptions are made concerning heat flow, thermal properties, and ground-water flow rates through time. Modeling of the time-temperature history is simplified by restricting the study to the time of greatest maturation, the post-Jurassic.

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    This brochure provides an overview of the challenges and successes of Austin, Texas, a 2007 Solar America City awardee, on the path toward becoming a solar-powered community. Accomplishments, case studies, key lessons learned, and local resource information are given.

  3. Subtask – CO2 storage and enhanced bakken recovery research program

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    Sorensen, James; Hawthorne, Steven; Smith, Steven; Braunberger, Jason; Liu, Guoxiang; Klenner, Robert; Botnen, Lisa; Steadman, Edward; Harju, John; Doll, Thomas

    2014-05-31

    Small improvements in productivity could increase technically recoverable oil in the Bakken Petroleum System by billions of barrels. The use of CO2 for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) in tight oil reservoirs is a relatively new concept. The large-scale injection of CO2 into the Bakken would also result in the geological storage of significant amounts of CO2. The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) has conducted laboratory and modeling activities to examine the potential for CO2 storage and EOR in the Bakken. Specific activities included the characterization and subsequent modeling of North Dakota study areas as well as dynamic predictive simulations of possible CO2 injection schemes to predict the potential CO2 storage and EOR in those areas. Laboratory studies to evaluate the ability of CO2 to remove hydrocarbons from Bakken rocks and determine minimum miscibility pressures for Bakken oil samples were conducted. Data from a CO2 injection test conducted in the Elm Coulee area of Montana in 2009 were evaluated with an eye toward the possible application of knowledge gained to future injection tests in other areas. A first-order estimation of potential CO2 storage capacity in the Bakken Formation in North Dakota was also conducted. Key findings of the program are as follows. The results of the research activities suggest that CO2 may be effective in enhancing the productivity of oil from the Bakken and that the Bakken may hold the ability to geologically store between 120 Mt and 3.2 Gt of CO2. However, there are no clear-cut answers regarding the most effective approach for using CO2 to improve oil productivity or the storage capacity of the Bakken. The results underscore the notion that an unconventional resource will likely require unconventional methods of both assessment and implementation when it comes to the injection of CO

  4. Petroleum generation and expulsion in the constrained Bakken petroleum system and its relevance to the formation of fractures

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    Muscio, G.P.A.; Horsfield, B.; Welte, D.

    1995-08-01

    The lack of direct and unequivocal evidence for the existence of fractures in the Bakken petroleum system (Williston Basin, U.S.A./Canada) has led to controversial discussions with respect to the magnitude, orientation and frequency of fractures and especially their formation mechanism. Amongst other hypotheses, the creation of overpressuring as a result of high petroleum generation rates was called upon to induce fracturing. On the basis of a comprehensive organic geochemical study incorporating source rock and reservoir data, the present contribution provides evidence for an alternative pressure-controlled fracture formation mechanism: Mass balance calculations performed on Bakken Shale samples covering a maturity spectrum from 0.3% to 1.1% R{sub o} has revealed that the main phase of petroleum formation took place very early during catagenesis (ca. 0.4 - 0.8% R{sub o}) and that its potential has already been realized in those areas of the basin which currently produce from Bakken reservoirs. (1) It has been shown recently that the Bakken petroleum system represents a closed system, i.e. the Bakken sourced oils have not entered the Madison reservoirs. Hence, overall high expulsion efficiencies indicate that Bakken Shale over- and underlying units might represent the principal reservoirs and, most importantly, the strata where overpressuring should be expected. (2) Detailed analysis of Bakken sourced oils which are produced from Bakken reservoirs imply that their bulk and molecular composition may have been altered by significant in-situ thermal alteration which took place after the main phase of expulsion. (3) The hypothesized process of reimpregnation of petroleum from the reservoir back into the source rock system may account for locally occurring high concentrations of solvent extractable organic matter in Bakken Shales.

  5. Macrofossils of Bakken Formation (Devonian and Mississippian), Williston Basin, North Dakota

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    Thrasher, L.; Holland, F.D. Jr.

    1983-08-01

    Results of this study of the macrofossils of the Bakken Formation in North Dakota have reinforced the suggestion, based on previous paleontological work in Saskatchewan, that the Bakken is of both Devonian and Mississippian age, rather than being entirely of Lower Mississippian age as originally considered. Increased drilling and coring activity in the North Dakota part of the Williston Basin has provided the opportunity for acquiring a larger fauna that was previously available. Based on lithologic character, the Bakken has been divided into three informal members. These consist of a calcareous siltstone unit between two lithologically similar units of carbonaceous shale. These black shales contain similar faunas distinct from that of the middle member. The black shales contain inarticulate brachiopods, conchostracans, and rare cephalopods and fish remains as well as more abundant conodonts, ostracods, and palynomorphs. The middle siltstone unit contains a more abundant and diverse fauna consisting of inarticulate and articulate brachiopods together with corals, gastropods, cephalopods, ostracods, echinoderm remains, and trace fossils. This is the first report of cephalopods, conchostracans, ostracods, corals, trace fossils, and some of the brachiopods in the Bakken, although all, except the gastropods, have been reported from stratigraphic equivalents (Exshaw Formation of south-central Montana, the Leatham Formation of northeastern Utah, and the middle member of the Pilot Shale in western Utah and eastern Nevada).

  6. Organic carbon in Bakken Formation, United States portion of Williston Basin

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    Schmoker, J.W.; Hester, T.C.

    1983-12-01

    The upper and lower members of the Mississippian and Devonian Bakken Formation in the United States portion of the Williston basin are black shales that are extremely rich in organic matter and are the source of much of the oil found in the basin. Organic-carbon values are calculated from formationdensity logs using the equation: TOC = (154.497//rho/) -57.261, where TOC is organic-carbon content (wt. %) and /rho/ is formation density (g/cm/sup 3/). Test calculations comparing this equation to laboratory organic-carbon analyses from 39 wells in North Dakota show an average absolute difference of 1.1% in organic-carbon content. Organic-carbon content, calculated at 159 locations in North Dakota and 107 in Montana, averages 12.1% for the upper member of the Bakken Formation and 11.5% for the lower member. There is a regional depletion of organic carbon, paralleling present-day isotherms, that reflects the conversion of organic matter to oil and subsequent expulsion of the oil from the formation. The mass of organic carbon in the Bakken Formation is approximately evenly divided between the upper and lower members, and it totals about 126 X 10/sup 12/ kg in the study area, of which 102 X 10/sup 12/ kg are in the thermally mature region. The assumption that 167 mg HC/g TOC have migrated out of the mature Bakken shales leads to a tentative estimate that hydrocarbons equivalent to 132 billion bbl of 43/sup 0/ (API gravity) oil have been expelled from the United States portion of the upper and lower members of the Bakken Formation.

  7. Building America Spring 2012 Stakeholder Meeting Report: Austin, Texas;

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  10. Austin Energy- Multi-Family Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

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    The Austin Energy Multi-Family Program provides cash incentives to owners, developers, and property managers of apartments and other multi-family properties for making energy efficiency...

  11. Nicole Benedek > Asst. Professor - UT Austin > Center Alumni > The Energy

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    Materials Center at Cornell Nicole Benedek Asst. Professor - UT Austin nicole.benedek@austin.utexas.edu Formerly a member of the Fennie Group, she is now an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin.

  12. Spotlight on Austin, Texas: Best Offer Ever Produces 564 Upgrades in Record

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    Time | Department of Energy Spotlight on Austin, Texas: Best Offer Ever Produces 564 Upgrades in Record Time Spotlight on Austin, Texas: Best Offer Ever Produces 564 Upgrades in Record Time This Better Buildings case study from April 2011 focuses on grantee partner Austin. Spotlight on Austin, Texas (296.86 KB) More Documents & Publications Spotlight on Austin, Texas: Best Offer Ever Produces Upgrades in Record Time Spotlight on Austin, Texas: Let Your Contractor Be Your Guide for Big

  13. Recognition of hydrocarbon expulsion using well logs: Bakken Formation, Williston Basin

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    Cunningham, R.; Zelt, F.B.; Morgan, S.R.; Passey, Q.R. ); Snavely, P.D. III; Webster, R.L. )

    1990-05-01

    The Upper Mississippian-Lower Devonian Bakken Formation forms a source/carrier/reservoir system in the Williston basin. Hydrocarbon expulsion within the Bakken has been identified by overlaying sonic and resistivity logs. Typically, these curves track in organically lean, water-saturated mudrocks because both respond mainly to porosity; however, in thermally mature organic-rich rocks and hydrocarbon reservoirs or carrier beds, the curves separate due to the anomalously high resistivity associated with replacement of pore water by hydrocarbons. Sonic/resistivity-log overlays for wells throughout the Montana and North Dakota parts of the Williston basin reveal significant increases and maximum in-curve separation within the middle siltstone member of the Bakken at subsurface temperatures of about 170 and 200{degree}F, respectively. Sequence-stratigraphic characteristics of the Bakken define the framework within which the expulsion process operates. The organic-rich upper and lower shale members represent the transgressive and early highstand systems tracts of two adjacent depositional sequences. A sequence boundary within the intervening middle siltstone member separates nearshore siltstone and sandstone of the late highstand systems tract in the lower sequence from cross-bedded subtidal to intertidal sandstones of the lowstand systems tract in the upper sequence. Reservoir properties vary across this sequence boundary. The authors attribute the log separation in the siltstone member to hydrocarbons expelled from the adjacent shales. Abrupt shifts in several geochemical properties of the shale members, indicative of hydrocarbon generation occur over the same subsurface temperature range as the rapid increase in log separation in the middle siltstone, thus indicating the contemporaneity of generation and expulsion.

  14. Fracture-enhanced porosity and permeability trends in Bakken Formation, Williston basin, western North Dakota

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    Freisatz, W.B.

    1988-07-01

    Fractures play a critical role in oil production from the Bakken Formation (Devonian and Mississippian) in the North Dakota portion of the Williston basin. The Bakken Formation in the study area is known for its low matrix porosity and permeability, high organic content, thermal maturity, and relative lateral homogeneity. Core analysis has shown the effective porosity and permeability development within the Bakken Formation to be related primarily to fracturing. In theory, lineaments mapped on the surface reflect the geometry of basement blocks and the zones of fracturing propagated upward from them. Fracturing in the Williston basin is thought to have occurred along reactivated basement-block boundaries in response to varying tectonic stresses and crustal flexure throughout the Phanerozoic. Landsat-derived lineament maps were examined for the area between 47/degrees/ and 48/degrees/ north lat. and 103/degrees/ and 104/degrees/ west long. (northern Billings and Golden Valley Counties, and western McKenzie County, North Dakota) in an attempt to identify large-scale fracture trends. In the absence of major tectonic deformation in the craton, a subtle pattern of fracturing has propagated upward through the sedimentary cover and emerged as linear topographic features visible on these large-scale, remote-sensed images.

  15. Developing an oil generation model for resource assessment of Bakken formation, Williston Basin

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    Charpentier, R.R.; Krystinik, K.B.

    1984-04-01

    A model was developed for oil generation in the Devonian and Mississippian Bakken Formation, which has been proposed as the main hydrocarbon source rock within the Williston basin. The data consisted of formation temperatures and of density, neutron-porosity, resistivity, and gamma-ray logs from more than 250 wells in North Dakota and Montana. The upper and the lower shale members of the Bakken Formation were studied. Regression analysis, analysis of residuals, and cluster, discriminant, and factor analyses were used in an attempt to separate depositional effects--especially variations in organic content-from maturity. Regression and analysis of residuals indicate differences both areally and between the upper and lower members. In the upper member, and less strongly in the lower member, the center of the basin differs from the basin margins in that it has extreme residuals--either high or low. Clustering and residual analyses show roughly the same areal patterns. Inverse relationships, similar to those suggested by other workers, were found between formation temperature and organic content and between density logs and organic content. Also found, though, was that the addition of other factors, such as neutron porosity, helps to indicate organic content. Preliminary results show that it may be possible to model oil generation by using statistical techniques on well-log data. In particular, the model has the potential to refine estimates of the amount of hydrocarbons generated by the Bakken Formation in the Williston basin.

  16. Local Energy Plans in Practice: Case Studies of Austin and Denver

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    Petersen, D.; Matthews, E.; Weingarden, M.

    2011-03-01

    Examines the successes and difficulties that Denver, CO, and Austin, TX , experienced implementing citywide energy plans.

  17. EECBG Success Story: Austin Using Green Innovation to Beat the Utility

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    Blues | Department of Energy Austin Using Green Innovation to Beat the Utility Blues EECBG Success Story: Austin Using Green Innovation to Beat the Utility Blues January 17, 2012 - 1:03pm Addthis An aerial view of the Hornsby Bend Biosolids Management Plant in Austin, Texas. | Photo courtesy of Austin Water. An aerial view of the Hornsby Bend Biosolids Management Plant in Austin, Texas. | Photo courtesy of Austin Water. Austin used $1.2 million of its Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block

  18. EECBG Success Story: Austin Using Green Innovation to Beat the...

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    Austin used 1.2 million of its Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to replace the old equipment with modern "biogas-rate...

  19. City of Austin- Green Building Policy for Municipal Buildings

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  20. Austin Energy- Small Business Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

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    Austin Energy offers a special incentive for its small-to-midsize and not-for-profit business customers to increase the energy efficiency of facilities through the Small Business Rebate Program....

  1. Austin Using Green Innovation to Beat the Utility Blues | Department of

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    Energy Using Green Innovation to Beat the Utility Blues Austin Using Green Innovation to Beat the Utility Blues January 17, 2012 - 1:03pm Addthis An aerial view of the Hornsby Bend Biosolids Management Plant in Austin, Texas. | Photo courtesy of Austin Water. An aerial view of the Hornsby Bend Biosolids Management Plant in Austin, Texas. | Photo courtesy of Austin Water. Todd G. Allen Project Officer, Golden Field Office What does this project do? New biogas generators harness the methane

  2. Subtask1.10 – CO2 storage and enhanced bakken recovery research program

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    Sorensen, James

    2014-05-31

    Small improvements in productivity could increase technically recoverable oil in the Bakken Petroleum System by billions of barrels. The use of CO2 for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) in tight oil reservoirs is a relatively new concept. The large-scale injection of CO2 into the Bakken would also result in the geological storage of significant amounts of CO2. The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) has conducted laboratory and modeling activities to examine the potential for CO2 storage and EOR in the Bakken. Specific activities included the characterization and subsequent modeling of North Dakota study areas as well as dynamic predictive simulations of possible CO2 injection schemes to predict the potential CO2 storage and EOR in those areas. Laboratory studies to evaluate the ability of CO2 to remove hydrocarbons from Bakken rocks and determine minimum miscibility pressures for Bakken oil samples were conducted. Data from a CO2 injection test conducted in the Elm Coulee area of Montana in 2009 were evaluated with an eye toward the possible application of knowledge gained to future injection tests in other areas. A first-order estimation of potential CO2 storage capacity in the Bakken Formation in North Dakota was also conducted. Key findings of the program are as follows. The results of the research activities suggest that CO2 may be effective in enhancing the productivity of oil from the Bakken and that the Bakken may hold the ability to geologically store between 120 Mt and 3.2 Gt of CO2. However, there are no clear-cut answers regarding the most effective approach for using CO2 to improve oil productivity or the storage capacity of the Bakken. The results underscore the notion that an unconventional resource will likely require unconventional methods of both assessment and implementation when it comes to the injection of CO

  3. Subtask 1.8 - Investigation of Improved Conductivity and Proppant Applications in the Bakken Formation

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    Bethany Kurz; Darren Schmidt; Steven Smith Christopher Beddoe; Corey Lindeman; Blaise Mibeck

    2012-07-31

    Given the importance of hydraulic fracturing and proppant performance for development of the Bakken and Three Forks Formations within the Williston Basin, a study was conducted to evaluate the key factors that may result in conductivity loss within the reservoirs. Various proppants and reservoir rock cores were exposed to several different fracturing and formation fluids at reservoir conditions. The hardness of the rock cores and the strength of the proppants were evaluated prior to and following fluid exposure. In addition, the conductivity of various proppants, as well as formation embedment and spalling, was evaluated at reservoir temperatures and pressures using actual reservoir rock cores. The results of this work suggest that certain fluids may affect both rock and proppant strength, and therefore, fluid exposure needs to be considered in the field. In addition, conductivity decreases within the Bakken Formation appear to be a function of a variety of factors, including proppant and rock strength, as well as formation embedment and spalling. The results of this study highlight the need for advanced conductivity testing, coupled with quantification of formation embedment and spalling. Given the importance of proppant performance on conductivity loss and, ultimately, oil recovery, better understanding the effects of these various factors on proppant and rock strength in the field is vital for more efficient production within unconventional oil and gas reservoirs.

  4. Technology-Based Oil and Natural Gas Plays: Shale Shock! Could There Be Billions in the Bakken?

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    2006-01-01

    This report presents information about the Bakken Formation of the Williston Basin: its location, production, geology, resources, proved reserves, and the technology being used for development. This is the first in a series intending to share information about technology-based oil and natural gas plays.

  5. Geologic aspects of horizontal drilling in self-sourcing reservoirs

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    Illich, H.A. )

    1991-03-01

    Horizontal drilling techniques provide a way to exploit hydrocarbon reserves that are either noneconomic or only marginally economic using vertical drilling techniques. A significant fraction of these reserves is contained in reservoirs that are self-sourcing or in reservoirs that are closely associated with their resources. Most formations drilled as horizontal targets are self-sourcing. The Austin Chalk, Niobrara, Mesaverde, and Bakken are examples of horizontally drilled, self-sourcing reservoir systems. In formations like the Bakken or Austin Chalk, the close relationship between reservoir and source makes risks associated with migration and accumulation less important. Reservoirs of this kind can contain oil or gas and often have little or no associated water. They can be matrix-dominated reservoirs, dual-porosity reservoirs (Mesaverde), or fractured reservoirs (Austin Chalk, Bakken, and Niobrara). Fractured, self-sourcing reservoirs also can possess matrix characteristics that contribute increased recovery efficiency. Most reservoirs drilled horizontally possess matrix characteristics that contribute increased recovery efficiency. Most reservoirs drilled horizontally possess highly heterogeneous reservoir systems. Characterization of the style of reservoir heterogeneity in self-sourcing systems is important if the favorable properties of horizontally oriented bore holes are to be realized. Production data and rock mechanics considerations are important in horizontal drilling ventures. Examples of the use of these data for the purpose of defining reservoir characteristics are discussed. Knowledge of lateral changes in reservoir properties is essential if we are to recover known reserves efficiently.

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  8. Alternative Fuels Data Center: Austin Lays Plans for Carbon-Neutral City

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  9. Statistical model for source rock maturity and organic richness using well-log data, Bakken Formation, Williston basin, United States

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    Krystinik, K.B.; Charpentier, R.R.

    1987-01-01

    A study of the Bakken Formation, the proposed source rock for much of the hydrocarbons generated in the Williston basin, was done using bulk density, neutron porosity, and resistivity logs, and formation temperatures. Principal components, cluster, and discriminant analyses indicate that the present-day distribution of organic matter controls much of the variability in the log values. Present-day total organic carbon values are high in the central part of the basin near northeastern Montana and along the east edge of the basin, and low in the area of the Nesson anticline and along the southwest edge of the basin. Using a regression of density on temperature and the analysis of residuals from this regression, hydrocarbon maturity effects were partially separated from depositional effects. These analyses suggest that original concentrations of organic matter were low near the limits of the Bakken and increased to a high in northeastern Montana. The pre-maturation distribution of total organic carbon and the present-day total organic carbon distribution, as determined by statistical analyses of well-log data, agree with the results of geochemical analyses. The distributions can be explained by a relatively simple depositional pattern and thermal history for the Bakken. 6 figures, 3 tables.

  10. A resource evaluation of the Bakken Formation (Upper Devonian and Lower Mississippian) continuous oil accumulation, Williston Basin, North Dakota and Montana

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    Schmoker, J.W.

    1996-01-01

    The Upper Devonian and Lower Mississippian Bakken Formation in the United States portion of the Williston Basin is both the source and the reservoir for a continuous oil accumulation -- in effect a single very large field -- underlying approximately 17,800 mi{sup 2} (46,100 km{sup 2}) of North Dakota and Montana. Within this area, the Bakken Formation continuous oil accumulation is not significantly influenced by the water column and cannot be analyzed in terms of conventional, discrete fields. Rather, the continuous accumulation can be envisioned as a collection of oil-charged cells, virtually all of which are capable of producing some oil, but which vary significantly in their production characteristics. Better well-performance statistics are linked regionally to higher levels of thermal maturity and to lower levels of reservoir heterogeneity. Although portions of the Bakken Formation continuous oil accumulation have reached a mature stage of development, the accumulation as a whole is far from depleted.

  11. SUBTASK 1.7 EVALUATION OF KEY FACTORS AFFECTING SUCCESSFUL OIL PRODUCTION IN THE BAKKEN FORMATION, NORTH DAKOTA PHASE II

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    Darren D. Schmidt; Steven A. Smith; James A. Sorensen; Damion J. Knudsen; John A. Harju; Edward N. Steadman

    2011-10-31

    Production from the Bakken and Three Forks Formations continues to trend upward as forecasts predict significant production of oil from unconventional resources nationwide. As the U.S. Geological Survey reevaluates the 3.65 billion bbl technically recoverable estimate of 2008, technological advancements continue to unlock greater unconventional oil resources, and new discoveries continue within North Dakota. It is expected that the play will continue to expand to the southwest, newly develop in the northeastern and northwestern corners of the basin in North Dakota, and fully develop in between. Although not all wells are economical, the economic success rate has been near 75% with more than 90% of wells finding oil. Currently, only about 15% of the play has been drilled, and recovery rates are less than 5%, providing a significant future of wells to be drilled and untouched hydrocarbons to be pursued through improved stimulation practices or enhanced oil recovery. This study provides the technical characterizations that are necessary to improve knowledge, provide characterization, validate generalizations, and provide insight relative to hydrocarbon recovery in the Bakken and Three Forks Formations. Oil-saturated rock charged from the Bakken shales and prospective Three Forks can be produced given appropriate stimulation treatments. Highly concentrated fracture stimulations with ceramic- and sand-based proppants appear to be providing the best success for areas outside the Parshall and Sanish Fields. Targeting of specific lithologies can influence production from both natural and induced fracture conductivity. Porosity and permeability are low, but various lithofacies units within the formation are highly saturated and, when targeted with appropriate technology, release highly economical quantities of hydrocarbons.

  12. In Austin, Energy Secretary Moniz Announces New ARPA-E Solar Projects |

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    Department of Energy In Austin, Energy Secretary Moniz Announces New ARPA-E Solar Projects In Austin, Energy Secretary Moniz Announces New ARPA-E Solar Projects February 6, 2014 - 8:19am Addthis News Media Contact (202) 586-4940 Today, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz is in Austin, Texas, to amplify President Obama's State of the Union remarks on energy and technology innovation. Find excerpts of the Secretary's remarks at the University of Texas at Austin as prepared for delivery and watch the

  13. Energy Secretary Moniz's Remarks at University of Texas at Austin-- As Prepared for Delivery

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    Tomorrow, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz will travel to Austin, Texas, to amplify President Obama’s State of the Union remarks on energy and technology innovation.

  14. A chemical kinetic model of hydrocarbon generation from the Bakken Formation, Williston Basin, North Dakota

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    Sweeney, J.J.; Braun, R.L.; Burnham, A.K. ); Gosnold, W.D. )

    1992-10-01

    This report describes a model of hydrocarbon generation and expulsion in the North Dakota portion of the Williston Basin. The modeling incorporates kinetic methods to simulate chemical reactions and 1-dimensional conductive heat flow models to simulate thermal histories of the Mississippian-Devonian Bakken Formation source rock. We developed thermal histories of the source rock for 53 wells in the basin using stratigraphic and heat flow data obtained by the University of North Dakota. Chemical kinetics for hydrocarbon generation, determined from Pyromat pyrolysis, were, then used with the diennal histories to calculate the present day value of the Rock-Eval T[sub max] for each well. The calculated Rock-Eval T[sub max] values agreed with measured values within amounts attributable to uncertainties in the chemical kinetics and the heat flow. These optimized thermal histories were then used with a more detailed chemical kinetic model of hydrocarbon generation and expulsion, modified from a model developed for the Cretaceous La Luna shale, to simulate pore pressure development and detailed aspects of the hydrocarbon chemistry. When compared to values estimated from sonic logs, the pore pressure calculation underestimates the role of hydrocarbon generation and overestimates the role of compaction disequilibrium, but it matches well the general areal extent of pore pressures of 0.7 times lithostatic and higher. The simulated chemistry agrees very well with measured values of HI, PI, H/C atomic ratio of the kerogen, and Rock-Eval S1. The model is not as successful in simulating the amount of extracted bitumen and its saturate content, suggesting that detailed hydrous pyrolysis experiments will probably be needed to further refine the chemical model.

  15. A chemical kinetic model of hydrocarbon generation from the Bakken Formation, Williston Basin, North Dakota

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    Sweeney, J.J.; Braun, R.L.; Burnham, A.K.; Gosnold, W.D.

    1992-10-01

    This report describes a model of hydrocarbon generation and expulsion in the North Dakota portion of the Williston Basin. The modeling incorporates kinetic methods to simulate chemical reactions and 1-dimensional conductive heat flow models to simulate thermal histories of the Mississippian-Devonian Bakken Formation source rock. We developed thermal histories of the source rock for 53 wells in the basin using stratigraphic and heat flow data obtained by the University of North Dakota. Chemical kinetics for hydrocarbon generation, determined from Pyromat pyrolysis, were, then used with the diennal histories to calculate the present day value of the Rock-Eval T{sub max} for each well. The calculated Rock-Eval T{sub max} values agreed with measured values within amounts attributable to uncertainties in the chemical kinetics and the heat flow. These optimized thermal histories were then used with a more detailed chemical kinetic model of hydrocarbon generation and expulsion, modified from a model developed for the Cretaceous La Luna shale, to simulate pore pressure development and detailed aspects of the hydrocarbon chemistry. When compared to values estimated from sonic logs, the pore pressure calculation underestimates the role of hydrocarbon generation and overestimates the role of compaction disequilibrium, but it matches well the general areal extent of pore pressures of 0.7 times lithostatic and higher. The simulated chemistry agrees very well with measured values of HI, PI, H/C atomic ratio of the kerogen, and Rock-Eval S1. The model is not as successful in simulating the amount of extracted bitumen and its saturate content, suggesting that detailed hydrous pyrolysis experiments will probably be needed to further refine the chemical model.

  16. Assessment of Rooftop Area in Austin Energy's Service Territory Suitable for PV Development

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    As part of the Solar America Cities program, Austin Energy proposed to perform an assessment of the rooftop area available for PV development within its service area. Austin Energy contracted with Clean Energy Associates (CEA) to perform the analysis. This report summarizes the project objectives, data sources and methodological approach employed, and results.

  17. Zhiming Cui > Research Fellow - UT Austin > Center Alumni > The Energy

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    Materials Center at Cornell Zhiming Cui Research Fellow - UT Austin cuizm26@gmail.com Formerly a postdoc with the DiSalvo Group, he is now working at the University of Texas - Austin. He joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the Summer of 2014

  18. PROJECT PROFILE: University of Texas at Austin (SEEDS2-SES) | Department of

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    Energy Texas at Austin (SEEDS2-SES) PROJECT PROFILE: University of Texas at Austin (SEEDS2-SES) Project Name: Knowledge Spillovers and Cost Reductions in Solar Soft Costs Funding Opportunity: Solar Energy Evolution and Diffusion Studies 2 - State Energy Strategies (SEEDS2-SES) SunShot Subprogram: Soft Costs Location: Austin, TX SunShot Award Amount: $1,250,000 Awardee Cost Share: N/A This project studies the size and mechanism of knowledge spillovers in the solar industry, specifically how

  19. Trace elemental analysis of school chalk using energy dispersive X-ray florescence spectroscopy (ED-XRF)

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    Maruthi, Y. A.; Das, N. Lakshmana; Ramprasad, S.; Ram, S. S.; Sudarshan, M.

    2015-08-28

    The present studies focus the quantitative analysis of elements in school chalk to ensure the safety of its use. The elements like Calcium (Ca), Aluminum (Al), Iron (Fe), Silicon (Si) and Chromium (Cr) were analyzed from settled chalk dust samples collected from five classrooms (CD-1) and also from another set of unused chalk samples collected from local market (CD-2) using Energy Dispersive X-Ray florescence(ED-XRF) spectroscopy. Presence of these elements in significant concentrations in school chalk confirmed that, it is an irritant and occupational hazard. It is suggested to use protective equipments like filtered mask for mouth, nose and chalk holders. This study also suggested using the advanced mode of techniques like Digital boards, marker boards and power point presentations to mitigate the occupational hazard for classroom chalk.

  20. Homeowners Go Deeper in the Heart of Texas and Save With Austin...

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    Homeowners Go Deeper in the Heart of Texas and Save With Austin Energy Photo of the front of a house. For homeowners interested in saving energy and money over the long term, ...

  1. Microsoft PowerPoint - 20160518_Austin SHINES Deck for DOE Kickoff...

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    Key Project Locations Community Solar 2 MW (est.) 4 May 2015 solar: shown below May 2016 solar: 34 MW energy.govsunshot energy.govsunshot SHINES Kickoff Meeting 2016 The Austin ...

  2. Austin, Texas, Summary of Reported Data From July 1, 2010 - September 30, 2013

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    Austin, Texas, Summary of Reported Data From July 1, 2010 - September 30, 2013 Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Report Produced By: U.S. Department of Energy June 2014 AUSTIN, TEXAS, SUMMARY OF REPORTED DATA Revised June 2014 ii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This document presents a summary of data reported by an organization awarded federal financial assistance (e.g., grants, cooperative agreements) through the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Better Buildings Neighborhood Program (BBNP) from July

  3. Radioactive tracers offer a closer look at horizontal completions

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    Holcomb, D.L.; Read, D.A. )

    1991-11-01

    Radioactive tracer tagging during stimulation treatments on vertical wells has been in use for many years and applications have been discussed in literature. More recently, multiple radioactive tracers have been employed to help evaluate various aspects of well stimulation. They have become standard industry practice for evaluation of treatment containment, fracture height growth, channeling behind casing, fracture initiation from perforations, diversion and acid or proppant distribution. In this paper completion techniques are analyzed using gamma ray-emitting isotopes and spectral-gamma ray logging. Examples of Austin Chalk and Bakken Shale evaluations show how operators can qualitatively compare stimulation and diversion effectiveness, and completion methods by using tracer technology.

  4. Effects of differential compaction fracturing shown in four reservoirs

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    Thomas, G.E. )

    1992-02-03

    With the advent of horizontal drilling in the U.S., fractured reservoirs have become a major target in the ongoing search for hydrocarbons. This paper will examine four fractured-reservoir fields in the U.S.: Silo (Niobrara), Wyoming; Elkhorn Ranch (Bakken), North Dakota; Pearsal (Austin chalk), Texas; and the Syndicated Options Ltd. 9372 Ferguson Brothers well (Ordovician carbonates), Kentucky. The paper will show that differential compaction fracturing is more of a major factor in long-term, sustainable production in a fractured reservoir than is tectonic fracturing. In this paper, a general discussion of the two types of fracturing and how they affect reservoir production is provided.

  5. Horizontal well planning

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    Schuh, F.J. )

    1991-03-01

    Interest in horizontal drilling has exploded at a rate well above even the most optimistic projections. Certainly, this technique will not end with the Bakken and Austin Chalk plays. However, future reservoirs will undoubtedly require much more complicated well designs and multi-disciplined technical interaction than has been used so far. The horizontal drilling costs are too high to permit resolving of all the technical issues by trial and error. A multi-disciplinary team approach will be required in order for horizontal drilling to achieve its economic potential.

  6. Contaminated groundwater characterization at the Chalk River Laboratories, Ontario, Canada

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    Schilk, A.J.; Robertson, D.E.; Thomas, C.W.; Lepel, E.A.; Champ, D.R.; Killey, R.W.D.; Young, J.L.; Cooper, E.L.

    1993-03-01

    The licensing requirements for the disposal of low-level radioactive waste (10 CFR 61) specify the performance objectives and technical requisites for federal and commercial land disposal facilities, the ultimate goal of which is to contain the buried wastes so that the general population is adequately protected from harmful exposure to any released radioactive materials. A major concern in the operation of existing and projected waste disposal sites is subterranean radionuclide transport by saturated or unsaturated flow, which could lead to the contamination of groundwater systems as well as uptake by the surrounding biosphere, thereby directly exposing the general public to such materials. Radionuclide transport in groundwater has been observed at numerous commercial and federal waste disposal sites [including several locations within the waste management area of Chalk River Laboratories (CRL)], yet the physico-chemical processes that lead to such migration are still not completely understood. In an attempt to assist in the characterization of these processes, an intensive study was initiated at CRL to identify and quantify the mobile radionuclide species originating from three separate disposal sites: (a) the Chemical Pit, which has received aqueous wastes containing various radioisotopes, acids, alkalis, complexing agents and salts since 1956, (b) the Reactor Pit, which has received low-level aqueous wastes from a reactor rod storage bay since 1956, and (c) the Waste Management Area C, a thirty-year-old series of trenches that contains contaminated solid wastes from CRL and various regional medical facilities. Water samples were drawn downgradient from each of the above sites and passed through a series of filters and ion-exchange resins to retain any particulate and dissolved or colloidal radionuclide species, which were subsequently identified and quantified via radiochemical separations and gamma spectroscopy. These groundwaters were also analyzed for anions

  7. Horizontal drilling spurs optimism

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    Crouse, P.C. )

    1991-02-01

    1990 proved to be an exciting year for horizontal wells. This budding procedure appears to be heading for the mainstream oil and gas market, because it can more efficiently recover hydrocarbons from many reservoirs throughout the world. This paper reports on an estimated 1,000 wells that were drilled horizontally (all laterals) in 1990, with the Austin Chalk formation of Texas accounting for about 65% of all world activity. The Bakken Shale play in Montana and North Dakota proved to be the second most active area, with an estimated 90 wells drilled. Many operators in this play have indicated the bloom may be off the Bakken because of poor results outside the nose of the formation, further complicated by some of the harshest rock, reservoir and completion problems posed to horizontal technology.

  8. Developing an oil generation model for resource assessment of the Bakken Formation, US portion of the Williston Basin

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    Krystinik, K.B.; Charpentier, R.R.

    1984-01-01

    A study of the Bakken Formation, the proposed source rock for much of the hydrocarbons generated in the Williston basin, was done using well-log data. Principal components analysis, cluster analysis, and discriminant analysis were used on bulk density, neutron porosity, and resistivity logs, and formation temperatures. These analyses indicate that the present-day distribution of organic matter controls much of the variability in the log values. The pattern of present-day total organic carbon (TOC) is high in the central part of the basin near northeastern Montana and along the east edge of the basin. Low values of TOC occur in the area of the Nesson anticline and along the southwest edge of the basin. Using the regression of density on temperature and the analysis of residuals from this regression, it is possible to separate maturity effects from those of original deposition. These analyses reveal that original concentrations of organic matter were low near the shoreline and increased offshore to a high in northeast Montana. The pre-maturation and present-day TOC distributions derived using statistical analyses and well-log data can easily be explained by the depositional pattern and thermal history that would be expected in this basin, and by geochemical analyses. 9 refs., 13 figs., 3 tabs.

  9. Bakken and other Devonian-Mississippian petroleum source rocks, northern Rocky Mtns.-Williston basin: Depositional and burial history and maturity estimations

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    Peterson, J.A.

    1996-06-01

    The three-member Devonian-Mississippian Bakken-Exshaw organic-rich shaly facies is widely distributed in the northern U.S. and southern Canadian Cordillera. Equivalent facies are also present as far south as Utah and Nevada. Paleogeographically, these rocks thin markedly or pinchout to the west approximately along the Devonian-Mississippian carbonate reef-mound belt of the Cordilleran shelf margin. Although these rocks reach maximum organic richness approximately at the Devonian-Carboniferous transition, similar but somewhat less organic-rich Bakken-like beds are also present in underlying Upper Devonian and overlying Lower Carboniferous carbonate depositional cycles. At least ten cycles are identified in the underlying Duperow and Jefferson Formations, characterized by basal organic-rich Bakken-like shale or shaly carbonate that grades upward into carbonate mound or reefal beds, overlain by evaporite or solution breccia. Cycles in the overlying Lodgepole and Mission Canyon Formations, as many as 10-12 in number, are similar except that the carbonates are composed of algal-oolith, crinoid, or mixed skeletal beds, and end-cycle evaporitic units are less prevalent in the lower cycles. These dark shaly beds are the most important source of hydrocarbon reserves in Montana and the Williston basin. Maximum net thickness of the Devonian-Mississippian organic-rich facies is in the Williston basin. However, variable thicknesses of these potential source rocks is present in parts of Montana as far west as the thrust belt. Burial history studies suggest that in some areas these rocks are probably thermally immature. However, in much of the area original burial depths are sufficient for them to reach the thermally mature stage, and therefore are of importance to further exploration efforts in the Devonian-Mississippian Madison-Duperow-Jefferson Formations.

  10. AmeriFlux US-SP1 Slashpine-Austin Cary- 65yrs nat regen

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    Martin, Tim

    2016-01-01

    This is the AmeriFlux version of the carbon flux data for the site US-SP1 Slashpine-Austin Cary- 65yrs nat regen. Site Description - The ACMF site is a 67 hectare naturally regenerated Pinus palustris and Pinus elliottii mixed stand.

  11. Austin, Texas: Solar in Action (Brochure), Solar America Cities, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)

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    This brochure provides an overview of the challenges and successes of Austin, Texas, a 2007 Solar America City awardee, on the path toward becoming a solar-powered community. Accomplishments, case studies, key lessons learned, and local resource information are given.

  12. Homeowners Go Deeper in the Heart of Texas and Save With Austin Energy

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    For homeowners interested in saving energy and money over the long term, investing the time and resources into a whole home upgrade can reap big rewards. Austin Energy's Advanced Tier program has brought homeowners comfort and savings through a multistage process that involves energy advocates and emphasizes homeowner engagement.

  13. Austin's Home Performance with Energy Star Program: Making a Compelling Offer to a Financial Institution Partner

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    Zimring, Mark

    2011-03-18

    Launched in 2006, over 8,700 residential energy upgrades have been completed through Austin Energy's Home Performance with Energy Star (HPwES) program. The program's lending partner, Velocity Credit Union (VCU) has originated almost 1,800 loans, totaling approximately $12.5 million. Residential energy efficiency loans are typically small, and expensive to originate and service relative to larger financing products. National lenders have been hesitant to deliver attractive loan products to this small, but growing, residential market. In response, energy efficiency programs have found ways to partner with local and regional banks, credit unions, community development finance institutions (CDFIs) and co-ops to deliver energy efficiency financing to homeowners. VCU's experience with the Austin Energy HPwES program highlights the potential benefits of energy efficiency programs to a lending partner.

  14. Spotlight on Austin, Texas: Best Offer Ever Produces Upgrades in Record Time

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    Spotlight on Austin, Texas: Best Offer Ever Produces Upgrades in Record Time The Better Buildings Neighborhood Program is part of the national Better Buildings Initiative led by the U.S. Department of Energy. To learn how the Better Buildings Neighborhood Program is making homes more comfortable and businesses more lucrative and to read more from this Spotlight series, visit betterbuildings.energy.gov/neighborhoods. 1 Launch With a Short-Term Promotional Offer to Jump-Start Participation With

  15. Dual FIB-SEM 3D imaging and lattice boltzmann modeling of porosimetry and multiphase flow in chalk.

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    Rinehart, Alex; Petrusak, Robin (Advanced Resources International, Inc., Arlington, VA); Heath, Jason E.; Dewers, Thomas A.; Yoon, Hongkyu

    2010-12-01

    Mercury intrusion porosimetry (MIP) is an often-applied technique for determining pore throat distributions and seal analysis of fine-grained rocks. Due to closure effects, potential pore collapse, and complex pore network topologies, MIP data interpretation can be ambiguous, and often biased toward smaller pores in the distribution. We apply 3D imaging techniques and lattice-Boltzmann modeling in interpreting MIP data for samples of the Cretaceous Selma Group Chalk. In the Mississippi Interior Salt Basin, the Selma Chalk is the apparent seal for oil and gas fields in the underlying Eutaw Fm., and, where unfractured, the Selma Chalk is one of the regional-scale seals identified by the Southeast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership for CO2 injection sites. Dual focused ion - scanning electron beam and laser scanning confocal microscopy methods are used for 3D imaging of nanometer-to-micron scale microcrack and pore distributions in the Selma Chalk. A combination of image analysis software is used to obtain geometric pore body and throat distributions and other topological properties, which are compared to MIP results. 3D data sets of pore-microfracture networks are used in Lattice Boltzmann simulations of drainage (wetting fluid displaced by non-wetting fluid via the Shan-Chen algorithm), which in turn are used to model MIP procedures. Results are used in interpreting MIP results, understanding microfracture-matrix interaction during multiphase flow, and seal analysis for underground CO2 storage.

  16. Brian Austin

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    ... ubel, Prabhat, Rob D. Ryne, "Parallel Index and Query for Large Scale Data Analysis", SC 11, Seattle, WA, USA, January 1, 2011, 30:1--30:1, doi: http:doi.acm.org10.1145...

  17. Horizontal oil well applications and oil recovery assessment. Volume 2: Applications overview, Final report

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    Deskins, W.G.; McDonald, W.J.; Knoll, R.G.; Springer, S.J.

    1995-03-01

    Horizontal technology has been applied in over 110 formations in the USA. Volume 1 of this study addresses the overall success of horizontal technology, especially in less-publicized formations, i.e., other than the Austin Chalk, Bakken, and Niobrara. Operators in the USA and Canada were surveyed on a formation-by-formation basis by means of a questionnaire. Response data were received describing horizontal well projects in 58 formations in the USA and 88 in Canada. Operators` responses were analyzed for trends in technical and economic success based on lithology (clastics and carbonates) and resource type (light oil, heavy oil, and gas). The potential impact of horizontal technology on reserves was also estimated. A forecast of horizontal drilling activity over the next decade was developed.

  18. Horizontal oil well applications and oil recovery assessment. Volume 1: Success of horizontal well technology, Final report

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    Deskins, W.G.; McDonald, W.J.; Knoll, R.G.; Springer, S.J.

    1995-03-01

    Horizontal technology has been applied in over 110 formations in the USA. Volume I of this study addresses the overall success of horizontal technology, especially in less-publicized formations, i.e., other than the Austin Chalk, Bakken, and Niobrara. Operators in the USA. and Canada were surveyed on a formation-by-formation basis by means of a questionnaire. Response data were received describing horizontal well projects in 58 formations in the USA. and 88 in Canada. Operators responses were analyzed for trends in technical and economic success based on lithology (clastics and carbonates) and resource type (light oil, heavy oil, and gas). The potential impact of horizontal technology on reserves was also estimated. A forecast of horizontal drilling activity over the next decade was developed.

  19. From: Austin Bird To: Congestion Study Comments Subject: Citizen Comment: National Interest Energy Transmission Corridors (NIETC"s)

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    Austin Bird To: Congestion Study Comments Subject: Citizen Comment: National Interest Energy Transmission Corridors (NIETC"s) Date: Monday, October 06, 2014 10:00:01 AM To Whomever It May Concern; I am writing in support of the establishment of National Interest Energy Transmission Corridors (NIETCs). The establishment of these corridors would further the progress of the budding alternative energy sector in the Midwest, particularly in my state, Iowa. I am a resident of Davenport, Iowa, and

  20. Using resistivity to assess Niobrara fracture patterns for horizontal wells

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    Johnson, R.A.; Bartshe, R.T. )

    1991-09-02

    This paper reports on interest in U.S. horizontal drilling which has largely focused on vertically fractured plays such as the Bakken shale and Austin chalk. The Upper Cretaceous Niobrara formation, the chronological equivalent of the Austin chalk, has recently been targeted as a candidate for horizontal drilling in the Denver basin and other areas of the Rocky Mountains. A primary key to success in such plays is to predict the occurrence and distribution of oil bearing fracture systems. Much emphasis is placed on theoretical aspects of fracture origin and prediction. Remote sensing techniques (e.g., seismic, satellite image analysis) have gained wide use in the search for fractured reservoirs. While these methods are important elements of an integrated exploration effort, they lack the benefit of direct detection of open, oil saturated fracture systems. In the areas of the Denver basin in which the Niobrara is oil prone, certain resistivity responses are indicative of the proximity of oil bearing fractures to the well bore. This provides an extremely useful technique in areas of pre-existing well control penetrating the Niobrara section. As such, the Denver basin is an ideal area due to the large number of penetrations to the Lower Cretaceous D and J sandstones that underlie the Niobrara.

  1. Analysis of the University of Texas at Austin compressed natural gas demonstration bus. Interim research report

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    Wu, C.M.; Matthews, R.; Euritt, M.

    1994-06-01

    A demonstration compressed natural gas (CNG) bus has been operating on The University of Texas at Austin shuttle system since 1992. This CNG vehicle, provided by the Blue Bird Company, was an opportunity for the University to evaluate the effectiveness of a CNG bus for shuttle operations. Three basic operating comparisons were made: (1) fuel consumption, (2) tire wear, and (3) vehicle performance. The bus was equipped with a data logger, which was downloaded regularly, for trip reports. Tire wear was monitored regularly, and performance tests were conducted at the Natural Gas Vehicle Technology Center. Overall, the data suggest that fuel costs for the CNG bus are comparable to those for University diesel buses. This is a result of the lower fuel price for natural gas. Actual natural gas fuel consumption was higher for the CNG buses than for the diesel buses. Due to weight differences, tire wear was much less on the CNG buses. Finally, after installation of a closed-loop system, the CNG bus out-performed the diesel bus on acceleration, grade climbing ability, and speed.

  2. Utility experience of Phase I compliance on Chalk Point Unit 2

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    Eberhardt, W.H.; Henry, R.J.

    1995-03-01

    Potomac Electric Power Company`s Chalk Point Generating Station Unit 2 has recently undergone a retrofit to comply with Phase I of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) Title IV requirements. The approach taken was to install low NOx burners and overfire air to reduce NOx emissions and switch to lower sulfur coal to comply with Phase I sulfur dioxide (SO{sub 2}) emission limits. This approach was chosen based on a unique combination of sophisticated tools, boiler modeling, experience, testing, and cooperation between the Owners, Engineers, and the equipment Manufacturers. The result was a project performed at a reasonable cost and minimum risk to plant reliability and performance while meeting the specified requirements of the regulations. The Unit 2 retrofit will be followed by the retrofit of its identical sister unit, Unit 1, in the late fall of 1994. In addition to the Low NOx system retrofit and coal switching, a new distributed control system (DCS), burner management system (BMS), new ignitors, and the capability to fire natural gas on both main burners and ignitors was added. A four month outage was followed by a series of optimization tests which were designed to reduce the emissions to the compliance limit while minimizing impacts on the boiler operation. After boiler startup, burner and pulverizer performance adjustments were required resulting in dramatic improvement in both boiler and burner performance. This paper describes the approach towards achieving CAAA compliance and the net results: impacts of the Low NOx system and the Phase I coal on the boiler and auxiliary plant equipment and the adjustments which had to be made to eliminate initial operating problems. Results of months of optimization testing are presented as related to emissions, furnace slagging, flame shape, unburned carbon, steam temperatures, and tube metal temperatures.

  3. City of Austin: Green habitat learning project. A green builder model home project

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    1995-12-01

    The purpose of the Year 14 UCETF project was to design and construct a residential structure that could serve as a demonstration facility, training site, and testing and monitoring laboratory for issues related to the implementation of sustainable building practices and materials. The Model Home Project builds on the previous and existing efforts, partially funded by the UCETF, of the City of Austin Green Builder Program to incorporate sustainable building practices into mainstream building activities. The Green Builder Program uses the term {open_quotes}green{close_quotes} as a synonym for sustainability. In the research and analysis that was completed for our earlier reports in Years 12 and 13, we characterized specific elements that we associate with sustainability and, thus, green building. In general, we refer to a modified life cycle assessment to ascertain if {open_quotes}green{close_quotes} building options reflect similar positive cyclical patterns found in nature (i.e. recyclability, recycled content, renewable resources, etc.). We additionally consider economic, human health and synergistic ecological impacts associated with our building choices and characterize the best choices as {open_quotes}green.{close_quotes} Our ultimate goal is to identify and use those {open_quotes}green{close_quotes} materials and processes that provide well for us now and do not compromise similar benefits for future generations. The original partnership developed for this project shifted during the year from a project stressing advanced (many prototypical) {open_quotes}green{close_quotes} building materials and techniques in a research and demonstration context, to off-the-shelf but underutilized {open_quotes}green{close_quotes} materials in the practical social context of using {open_quotes}green{close_quotes} technologies for low income housing. That project, discussed in this report, is called the Green Habitat Learning Project.

  4. Home Performance with ENERGY STAR: Utility Bill Analysis on Homes Participating in Austin Energy's Program

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    Belzer, D.; Mosey, G.; Dagher, L.; Plympton, P.

    2008-01-01

    Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) is a jointly managed program of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This program focuses on improving energy efficiency in existing homes via a whole-house approach to assessing and improving a home's energy performance, and helping to protect the environment. As a local sponsor for HPwES, Austin Energy's HPwES program offers a complete home energy assessment and a list of recommendations for efficiency improvements, along with cost estimates. The owner can choose to implement only one or the complete set of energy conservation measures. Austin Energy facilitates the process by providing economic incentives to the homeowner through its HPwES Loan program and its HPwES Rebate program. In 2005, the total number of participants in both programs was approximately 1,400. Both programs are only available for improvements made by a participating HPwES contractor. The individual household billing data - encompassing more than 7,000 households - provided by Austin Energy provides a rich data set to estimate the impacts of its HPwES program. The length of the billing histories is sufficient to develop PRISM-type models of electricity use based on several years of monthly bills before and after the installation of the conservation measures. Individual household savings were estimated from a restricted version of a PRISM-type regression model where the reference temperature to define cooling (or heating degree days) was estimated along with other parameters. Because the statistical quality of the regression models varies across individual households, three separate samples were used to measure the aggregate results. The samples were distinguished on the basis of the statistical significance of the estimated (normalized) cooling consumption. A normalized measure of cooling consumption was based on average temperatures observed over the most recent nine-year period ending in 2006. This

  5. 1,"Chalk Point LLC","Petroleum","NRG Chalk Point LLC",2248 2,"Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant","Nuclear","Calvert Cliffs Nuclear PP LLC",1707.8

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    Maryland" ,"Plant","Primary energy source","Operating company","Net summer capacity (MW)" 1,"Chalk Point LLC","Petroleum","NRG Chalk Point LLC",2248 2,"Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant","Nuclear","Calvert Cliffs Nuclear PP LLC",1707.8 3,"Morgantown Generating Plant","Coal","GenOn Mid-Atlantic LLC",1423 4,"Brandon Shores","Coal","Raven

  6. Area balance and strain in an extensional fault system: Strategies for improved oil recovery in fractured chalk, Gilbertown Field, southwestern Alabama. Final report, March 1996--September 1998

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Pashin, J.C.; Raymond, D.E.; Rindsberg, A.K.; Alabi, G.G.; Carroll, R.E.; Groshong, R.H.; Jin, G.

    1998-12-01

    This project was designed to analyze the structure of Mesozoic and Tertiary strata in Gilbertown Field and adjacent areas to suggest ways in which oil recovery can be improved. The Eutaw Formation comprises 7 major flow units and is dominated by low-resistivity, low-contrast play that is difficult to characterize quantitatively. Selma chalk produces strictly from fault-related fractures that were mineralized as warm fluid migrated from deep sources. Resistivity, dipmeter, and fracture identification logs corroborate that deformation is concentrated in the hanging-wall drag zones. New area balancing techniques were developed to characterize growth strata and confirm that strain is concentrated in hanging-wall drag zones. Curvature analysis indicates that the faults contain numerous fault bends that influence fracture distribution. Eutaw oil is produced strictly from footwall uplifts, whereas Selma oil is produced from fault-related fractures. Clay smear and mineralization may be significant trapping mechanisms in the Eutaw Formation. The critical seal for Selma reservoirs, by contrast, is where Tertiary clay in the hanging wall is juxtaposed with poorly fractured Selma chalk in the footwall. Gilbertown Field can be revitalized by infill drilling and recompletion of existing wells. Directional drilling may be a viable technique for recovering untapped oil from Selma chalk. Revitalization is now underway, and the first new production wells since 1985 are being drilled in the western part of the field.

  7. Management of Legacy Spent Nuclear Fuel Wastes at the Chalk River Laboratories: The Challenges and Innovative Solutions Implemented - 13301

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Schruder, Kristan; Goodwin, Derek

    2013-07-01

    AECL's Fuel Packaging and Storage (FPS) Project was initiated in 2004 to retrieve, transfer, and stabilize an identified inventory of degraded research reactor fuel that had been emplaced within in-ground 'Tile Hole' structures in Chalk River Laboratories' Waste Management Area in the 1950's and 60's. Ongoing monitoring of the legacy fuel storage conditions had identified that moisture present in the storage structures had contributed to corrosion of both the fuel and the storage containers. This prompted the initiation of the FPS Project which has as its objective to design, construct, and commission equipment and systems that would allow for the ongoing safe storage of this fuel until a final long-term management, or disposition, pathway was available. The FPS Project provides systems and technologies to retrieve and transfer the fuel from the Waste Management Area to a new facility that will repackage, dry, safely store and monitor the fuel for a period of 50 years. All equipment and the new storage facility are designed and constructed to meet the requirements for Class 1 Nuclear Facilities in Canada. (authors)

  8. Area balance and strain in an extensional fault system: Strategies for improved oil recovery in fractured chalk, Gilbertown Field, southwestern Alabama. Annual report, March 1996--March 1997

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Pashin, J.C.; Raymond, D.E.; Rindsberg, A.K.; Alabi, G.G.; Groshong, R.H.

    1997-08-01

    Gilbertown Field is the oldest oil field in Alabama and produces oil from chalk of the Upper Cretaceous Selma Group and from sandstone of the Eutaw Formation along the southern margin of the Gilbertown fault system. Most of the field has been in primary recovery since establishment, but production has declined to marginally economic levels. This investigation applies advanced geologic concepts designed to aid implementation of improved recovery programs. The Gilbertown fault system is detached at the base of Jurassic salt. The fault system began forming as a half graben and evolved in to a full graben by the Late Cretaceous. Conventional trapping mechanisms are effective in Eutaw sandstone, whereas oil in Selma chalk is trapped in faults and fault-related fractures. Burial modeling establishes that the subsidence history of the Gilbertown area is typical of extensional basins and includes a major component of sediment loading and compaction. Surface mapping and fracture analysis indicate that faults offset strata as young as Miocene and that joints may be related to regional uplift postdating fault movement. Preliminary balanced structural models of the Gilbertown fault system indicate that synsedimentary growth factors need to be incorporated into the basic equations of area balance to model strain and predict fractures in Selma and Eutaw reservoirs.

  9. Equipment Only - Solar Resources Measurements at the University of Texas at Austin, TX: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-07-222

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Stoffel, T.

    2013-01-01

    Faculty and staff at the University of Texas at Austin collected solar resource measurements at their campus using equipment on loan from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The equipment was used to train students on the operation and maintenance of solar radiometers and was returned to NREL's Solar Radiation Research Laboratory upon completion of the CRADA. The resulting data augment the solar resource climatology information required for solar resource characterizations in the U.S. The cooperative agreement was also consistent with NREL's goal of developing an educated workforce to advance renewable energy technologies.

  10. austin-99.PDF

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    ... It is designed to "piggy-back" on planned research sponsored by the Office of Naval Research and led by Prof. B. Albrecht, which includes surface instruments and another Twin Otter ...

  11. Development of Molten Corium Using An Exothermic Chemical Reaction for the Molten- Fuel Moderator-Interaction Studies at Chalk River Laboratories

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    Nitheanandan, T.; Sanderson, D.B.; Kyle, G.; Farmer, M.

    2004-07-01

    Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) has partnered with Argonne National Laboratory to develop a corium thermite prototypical of Candu material and test the concept of ejecting {approx}25 kg of the molten material from a pressure tube with a driving pressure of 10 MPa. This development program has been completed and the technology transferred to AECL. Preparation for the molten-fuel moderator-interaction tests at AECL's Chalk River Laboratories is well underway. A mixture of 0.582 U/0.077 U{sub 3}O{sub 8}/0.151 Zr/0.19 CrO{sub 3} (wt%) as reactant chemicals has been demonstrated to produce a corium consisting of 0.73 UO{sub 2}/0.11 Zr/0.06 ZrO{sub 2}/0.10 Cr (wt%) at {approx}2400 deg. C. This is comparable to the target Candu specific corium of 0.9 UO{sub 2}/0.1 Zr (wt%), with limited oxidation. The peak melt temperature was confirmed from small-scale thermitic reaction tests. Several small-scale tests were completed to qualify the thermite to ensure operational safety and a quantifiable experimental outcome. The proposed molten-fuel moderator-interaction experiments at Chalk River Laboratories will consist of heating the thermite mixture inside a 1.14-m long insulated pressure tube. Once the molten material has reached the desired temperature of {approx}2400 deg. C, the pressure inside the tube will be raised to about 10 MPa, and the pressure tube will fail at a pre-machined flaw, ejecting the molten material into the surrounding tank of water. The test apparatus, instrumentation, data acquisition and control systems have been assembled, and a series of successful commissioning tests have been completed. (authors)

  12. STEVE SHEPHERD Bakken Workforce Development Panel

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    isolated and have experienced persistent and historical poverty and chronic unemployment. ... the reservations in western North Dakota, and work toward breaking the cycle of poverty. ...

  13. Pyrolysis kinetics for the Bakken shale

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Burnham, A.K.

    1992-01-01

    Pyrolysis kinetics are reported and compared for rapid open pyrolysis experiments: Py-TG-FTIR, Py-FID, and Py-MS. Where the type of information obtained overlapped, the results were very similar. The principal activation energy for total hydrocarbon generation using a parallel reaction model is 52 kcal/mol. As with most petroleum source rocks, carbon dioxide generation tends to lead oil formation while ethene and methane generation tend to lag oil generation. The midpoint of oil generation for a geological heating rate of 3 {degrees}C/m.y. is predicted to be between 130 and 140{degrees}C. 5 refs., 4 figs., 1 tab.

  14. Fluorescence analysis can identify movable oil in self-sourcing reservoirs

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Calhoun, G.G.

    1995-06-05

    The recent surge of activity involving self-sourcing reservoirs and horizontal drilling recognizes a little tapped niche in the domestic energy mix. Such prolific pays as the Cretaceous Bakken and Austin Chalk have drawn research interest and large amounts of investment capital. Fluorescence analysis can discern movable oil--as opposed to exhausted source rock--in such reservoirs with an inexpensive test. Other potential targets are the Cretaceous Mesaverde in the Piceance basin, Devonian New Albany shale in Kentucky, Devonian Antrim shale in the Michigan basin, and the Cretaceous Niobrara, Mancos, and Pierre formations in Colorado and New Mexico. To insure success in this niche this key question must be answered positively: Is movable oil present in the reservoir? Even if tectonic studies verify a system of open fractures, sonic logs confirm overpressuring in the zone, and resistivity logs document the maturity of the source, the ultimate question remains: Is movable oil in the fractures available to flow to the borehole? The paper explains a technique that will answer these questions.

  15. Risk-based Prioritization of Facility Decommissioning and Environmental Restoration Projects in the National Nuclear Legacy Liabilities Program at the Chalk River Laboratory - 13564

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    Nelson, Jerel G.; Kruzic, Michael; Castillo, Carlos; Pavey, Todd; Alexan, Tamer; Bainbridge, Ian

    2013-07-01

    Chalk River Laboratory (CRL), located in Ontario Canada, has a large number of remediation projects currently in the Nuclear Legacy Liabilities Program (NLLP), including hundreds of facility decommissioning projects and over one hundred environmental remediation projects, all to be executed over the next 70 years. Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) utilized WorleyParsons to prioritize the NLLP projects at the CRL through a risk-based prioritization and ranking process, using the WorleyParsons Sequencing Unit Prioritization and Estimating Risk Model (SUPERmodel). The prioritization project made use of the SUPERmodel which has been previously used for other large-scale site prioritization and sequencing of facilities at nuclear laboratories in the United States. The process included development and vetting of risk parameter matrices as well as confirmation/validation of project risks. Detailed sensitivity studies were also conducted to understand the impacts that risk parameter weighting and scoring had on prioritization. The repeatable prioritization process yielded an objective, risk-based and technically defendable process for prioritization that gained concurrence from all stakeholders, including Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) who is responsible for the oversight of the NLLP. (authors)

  16. Preliminary assessment report for Bee Caves Armory (former Nike BG-80 Fire Control Facility), Installation 48055, Austin, Texas. Installation Restoration Program

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Dennis, C.

    1993-08-01

    This report presents the results of the preliminary assessment (PA) conducted by Argonne National Laboratory at the Texas Army National Guard (ARNG) property in Austin, Texas. Preliminary assessments of federal facilities are being conducted to compile the information necessary for completing, preremedial activities and to provide a basis for establishing corrective actions in response to releases of hazardous substances. The principal objective of the PA is to characterize the site accurately and determine the need for further action by examining, site activities, quantities of hazardous substances present, and potential pathways by which contamination could affect public health and the environment. This PA satisfies, for the Bee Caves Armory property, the requirements of the Department of Defense Installation Restoration Program. Of concern is the potential for hazardous waste to be present on the property as a result of the former Nike Missile Base operations or in the form of original construction materials. Environmentally sensitive operations associated with the property from that period include (1) underground fuel storage, (2) hazardous materials storage/use, (3) disposal of hazardous waste and (4) release of hazardous waste water.

  17. Annual Energy Outlook 2013 Early Release Reference Case

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    (CO, WY) Haynesville Utica (OH, PA & WV) Marcellus (PA,WV,OH & NY) Woodford (OK) Granite Wash (OK & TX) Austin Chalk (LA & TX) Monterey (CA) U.S. tight oil production...

  18. The Results From the First High-Pressure Melt Ejection Test Completed in the Molten Fuel Moderator Interaction Facility at Chalk River Laboratories

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    Nitheanandan, T.; Kyle, G.; O'Connor, R.; Sanderson, DB.

    2006-07-01

    A high-pressure melt ejection test using prototypical corium was conducted at Atomic Energy of Canada Limited Chalk River Laboratories. This test was planned by the CANDU Owners Group to study the potential for an energetic interaction between molten fuel and water under postulated single-channel flow-blockage events. The experiments were designed to address regulator concerns surrounding this very low probability postulated accident events in CANDU Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors. The objective of the experimental program is to determine whether a highly energetic 'steam explosion' and associated high-pressure pulse, is possible when molten material is finely fragmented as it is ejected from a fuel channel into the heavy-water moderator. The finely fragmented melt particles would transfer energy to the moderator as it is dispersed, creating a modest pressure pulse in the calandria vessel. The high-pressure melt ejection test consisted of heating up a {approx} 5 kg thermite mixture of U, U{sub 3}O{sub 8}, Zr, and CrO{sub 3} inside a 1.14-m length of insulated pressure tube. When the molten material reached the desired temperature of {approx} 2400 deg C, the pressure inside the tube was raised to 11.6 MPa, failing the pressure tube at a pre-machined flaw, and releasing the molten material into the surrounding tank of 68 deg C water. The experiment investigated the dynamic pressure history, debris size, and the effects of the material interacting with tubes representing neighbouring fuel channels. The measured mean particle size was 0.686 mm and the peak dynamic pressures were between 2.54 and 4.36 MPa, indicating that an energetic interaction between the melt and the water did not occur in the test. (authors)

  19. Austin Energy | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Territory: Texas Website: www.austinenergy.com Outage Map: my.austinenergy.comoutages Green Button Access: Implemented Green Button Landing Page: www.austinenergy.com...

  20. City of Austin- Zoning Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Zoning Code also allows for preservation plans in historic districts to incorporate sustainability measures such as solar technologies and other energy generation and efficiency measures.

  1. About ZERH Sessions: Austin, TX

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. An Overview: What is it, and how do I participate?This session discusses the critical components that define a truly zero energy ready home (ZERH), how builders are able to...

  2. EFRC:CST at the University of Texas at Austin - A DOE Energy Frontier Research Center (A "Life at the Frontiers of Energy Research" contest entry from the 2011 Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) Summit and Forum)

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    Zhu, Xiaoyang; CST Staff

    2011-05-01

    'EFRC:CST at the University of Texas at Austin - A DOE Energy Frontier Research Center' was submitted by the EFRC for Understanding Charge Separation and Transfer at Interfaces in Energy Materials (EFRC:CST) to the 'Life at the Frontiers of Energy Research' video contest at the 2011 Science for Our Nation's Energy Future: Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) Summit and Forum. Twenty-six EFRCs created short videos to highlight their mission and their work. EFRC:CST is directed by Xiaoyang Zhu at the University of Texas at Austin in partnership with Sandia National Laboratories. The Office of Basic Energy Sciences in the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science established the 46 Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) in 2009. These collaboratively-organized centers conduct fundamental research focused on 'grand challenges' and use-inspired 'basic research needs' recently identified in major strategic planning efforts by the scientific community. The overall purpose is to accelerate scientific progress toward meeting the nation's critical energy challenges.

  3. EFRC:CST at the University of Texas at Austin - A DOE Energy Frontier Research Center (A "Life at the Frontiers of Energy Research" contest entry from the 2011 Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) Summit and Forum)

    ScienceCinema (OSTI)

    Zhu, Xiaoyang (Director, Understanding Charge Separation and Transfer at Interfaces in Energy Materials); CST Staff

    2011-11-03

    'EFRC:CST at the University of Texas at Austin - A DOE Energy Frontier Research Center' was submitted by the EFRC for Understanding Charge Separation and Transfer at Interfaces in Energy Materials (EFRC:CST) to the 'Life at the Frontiers of Energy Research' video contest at the 2011 Science for Our Nation's Energy Future: Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) Summit and Forum. Twenty-six EFRCs created short videos to highlight their mission and their work. EFRC:CST is directed by Xiaoyang Zhu at the University of Texas at Austin in partnership with Sandia National Laboratories. The Office of Basic Energy Sciences in the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science established the 46 Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) in 2009. These collaboratively-organized centers conduct fundamental research focused on 'grand challenges' and use-inspired 'basic research needs' recently identified in major strategic planning efforts by the scientific community. The overall purpose is to accelerate scientific progress toward meeting the nation's critical energy challenges.

  4. Final_Testimony_(Chalk).pdf

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    The transportation sector accounts for approximately two-thirds of the United States' oil consumption and contributes to one-third of the Nation's greenhouse gas emissions 1 ....

  5. An Investigation into the Transportation of Irradiated Uranium/Aluminum Targets from a Foreign Nuclear Reactor to the Chalk River Laboratories Site in Ontario, Canada - 12249

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Clough, Malcolm; Jackson, Austin

    2012-07-01

    This investigation required the selection of a suitable cask and development of a device to hold and transport irradiated targets from a foreign nuclear reactor to the Chalk River Laboratories in Ontario, Canada. The main challenge was to design and validate a target holder to protect the irradiated HEU-Al target pencils during transit. Each of the targets was estimated to have an initial decay heat of 118 W prior to transit. As the targets have little thermal mass the potential for high temperature damage and possibly melting was high. Thus, the primary design objective was to conceive a target holder to dissipate heat from the targets. Other design requirements included securing the targets during transportation and providing a simple means to load and unload the targets while submerged five metres under water. A unique target holder (patent pending) was designed and manufactured together with special purpose experimental apparatus including a representative cask. Aluminum dummy targets were fabricated to accept cartridge heaters, to simulate decay heat. Thermocouples were used to measure the temperature of the test targets and selected areas within the target holder and test cask. After obtaining test results, calculations were performed to compensate for differences between experimental and real life conditions. Taking compensation into consideration the maximum target temperature reached was 231 deg. C which was below the designated maximum of 250 deg. C. The design of the aluminum target holder also allowed generous clearance to insert and unload the targets. This clearance was designed to close up as the target holder is placed into the cavity of the transport cask. Springs served to retain and restrain the targets from movement during transportation as well as to facilitate conductive heat transfer. The target holder met the design requirements and as such provided data supporting the feasibility of transporting targets over a relatively long period of time

  6. Area balance and strain in an extensional fault system: Strategies for improved oil recovery in fractured chalk, Gilbertown Field, southwestern Alabama -- Year 2. Annual report, March 1997--March 1998

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Pashin, J.C.; Raymond, D.E.; Rindsberg, A.K.; Alabi, G.G.; Carroll, R.E.

    1998-09-01

    Gilbertown Field is the oldest oil field in Alabama and has produced oil from fractured chalk of the Cretaceous Selma Group and glauconitic sandstone of the Eutaw Formation. Nearly all of Gilbertown Field is still in primary recovery, although waterflooding has been attempted locally. The objective of this project is to analyze the geologic structure and burial history of Mesozoic and Tertiary strata in Gilbertown Field and adjacent areas in order to suggest ways in which oil recovery can be improved. Indeed, the decline of oil production to marginally economic levels in recent years has made this type of analysis timely and practical. Key technical advancements being sought include understanding the relationship of requisite strain to production in Gilbertown reservoirs, incorporation of synsedimentary growth factors into models of area balance, quantification of the relationship between requisite strain and bed curvature, determination of the timing of hydrocarbon generation, and identification of the avenues and mechanisms of fluid transport.

  7. New Models Help Optimize Development of Bakken Shale Resources...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    School of Mines (CSM), through research funded by FE's Oil and Natural Gas Program. A "play" is a shale formation containing significant accumulations of natural gas or oil. ...

  8. Quadrennial Energy Review Public Meeting #9 Bakken Workforce...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ... available over the years, our ability to deliver education and training grew. BSC began offering online programs in 1998 and was able to expand them exponentially (especially ...

  9. Application of {sup 87}Sr/{sup 86}Sr, {delta}{sup 18}O and {delta}{sup 13}C Isotopes to diagenesis, correlation and connectivity of a fractured chalk reservoir, the Sidi El Kilani Field Tunisia

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Mearns, E.W.; Mcbride, J.J.; Bramwell, M.

    1995-08-01

    Strontium Stratigraphy Analysis of the primary matrix chalk of the Abiod Formation reservoir in the Sidi El Kilani Field indicate a Campanian to Maastrichtian age (Upper Cretaceous). A resolution of {+-}1Ma has been achieved and results suggest that there are no major stratigraphic breaks in the studied sequences. Sr-O-C isotope data from early fracture-filling calcite cements suggest they may have formed by the redistribution of CaCO{sub 3} from underlying carbonate sequences and may have precipitated at temperatures in the region of 35-55{degrees}C. The {sup 87}Sr/{sup 86}Sr isotope ratios of formation waters determined by residual salt analysis (SrRSA) suggest that the chemical evolution of waters during reservoir filling was controlled by the influx of basinal waters as opposed to in situ water-rock interaction. Late, fracture-filling dolomite and barite cements have Sr-O-C isotope characteristics consistent with precipitation from these migrating basinal fluids at temperatures similar to current reservoir conditions (70-75{degrees}C). Sr RSA results suggest that the reservoir section in two of the wells may have been in direct lateral communication at the time of oil emplacement. These wells however are separated by a strike-slip fault. The SrRSA results therefore suggest that the fault is a partial barrier which has restricted pressure equilibration in the relatively short timescale of oil production, but which may have allowed homogenization of Sr isotope ratios in formation water.

  10. Austin Energy- Residential Solar PV Rebate Program

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Rebates will only be paid for approved systems installed by approved solar contractors according to the established technical requirements. All systems must conform to the utility's equipment and...

  11. Austin Clean Energy Group | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Reference needed Missing content Broken link Other Additional Comments Cancel Submit Categories: Organizations Networking Organizations Stubs Articles with outstanding TODO tasks...

  12. Overcoming Multifamily Sector Barriers in Austin, Texas

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Presents techniques on overcoming the barriers of multifamily energy efficiency projects, including how to market to property managers.

  13. Austin, Texas: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Assets LP GT Environmental Finance LLC Gentivity, LLC Good Company Associates Inc Graphene Energy Greenward Technologies HelioVolt Corporation HelioVolt Inc HyEnergy Systems...

  14. Austin Energy- Commercial Solar PV Incentive Program

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    In order to qualify for this program, PV modules must be new and be listed on the California Energy Commission's Go Solar web site. In addition, all solar panels must have a 20-year manufacturer ...

  15. Final_Testimony_Steve_Chalk.pdf

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    of the total installed system price of solar electricity. 1 This includes efforts to streamline and digitize local permitting processes and to develop codes and standards that...

  16. Oil Recovery Enhancement from Fractured, Low Permeability Reservoirs. [Carbonated Water

    DOE R&D Accomplishments [OSTI]

    Poston, S. W.

    1991-01-01

    The results of the investigative efforts for this jointly funded DOE-State of Texas research project achieved during the 1990-1991 year may be summarized as follows: Geological Characterization - Detailed maps of the development and hierarchical nature the fracture system exhibited by Austin Chalk outcrops were prepared. The results of these efforts were directly applied to the development of production decline type curves applicable to a dual-fracture-matrix flow system. Analysis of production records obtained from Austin Chalk operators illustrated the utility of these type curves to determine relative fracture/matrix contributions and extent. Well-log response in Austin Chalk wells has been shown to be a reliable indicator of organic maturity. Shear-wave splitting concepts were used to estimate fracture orientations from Vertical Seismic Profile, VSP data. Several programs were written to facilitate analysis of the data. The results of these efforts indicated fractures could be detected with VSP seismic methods. Development of the EOR Imbibition Process - Laboratory displacement as well as Magnetic Resonance Imaging, MRI and Computed Tomography, CT imaging studies have shown the carbonated water-imbibition displacement process significantly accelerates and increases recovery from oil saturated, low permeability rocks. Field Tests - Two operators amenable to conducting a carbonated water flood test on an Austin Chalk well have been identified. Feasibility studies are presently underway.

  17. Oil recovery enhancement from fractured, low permeability reservoirs. Part 2, Annual report, October 1, 1990--September 31, 1991

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Poston, S.W.

    1991-12-31

    The results of the investigative efforts for this jointly funded DOE-State of Texas research project achieved during the 1990--1991 year may be summarized as follows: Geological Characterization -- Detailed maps of the development and hierarchical nature the fracture system exhibited by Austin Chalk outcrops were prepared. These results of these efforts were directly applied to the development of production decline type curves applicable to a dual fracture-matrix flow system. Analysis of production records obtained from Austin Chalk operators illustrated the utility of these type curves to determine relative fracture/matrix contributions and extent. Well-log response in Austin Chalk wells has been shown to be a reliable indicator of organic maturity. (VSP) Vertical-Seismic Profile data was used to use shear-wave splitting concepts to estimate fracture orientations. Several programs were to be written to facilitate analysis of the data. The results of these efforts indicated fractures could be detected with VSP seismic methods. Development of the (EOR) Enhanced Oil Recovery Imbibition Process -- Laboratory displacement as well as MRI and CT imaging studies have shown the carbonated water-imbibition displacement process significantly accelerates and increases recovery of an oil saturated, low permeability core material, when compared to that of a normal brine imbibition displacement process. A study of oil recovery by the application of a cyclic carbonated water imbibition process, followed by reducing the pressure below the bubble point of the CO{sub 2}-water solution, indicated the possibility of alternate and new enhanced recovery method. The installation of an artificial solution gas drive significantly increased oil recovery. The extent and arrangement of micro-fractures in Austin Chalk horizontal cores was mapped with CT scanning techniques. The degree of interconnection of the micro-fractures was easily visualized.

  18. Oil recovery enhancement from fractured, low permeability reservoirs. Annual report 1990--1991, Part 1

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Poston, S.W.

    1991-12-31

    Joint funding by the Department of Energy and the State of Texas has Permitted a three year, multi-disciplinary investigation to enhance oil recovery from a dual porosity, fractured, low matrix permeability oil reservoir to be initiated. The Austin Chalk producing horizon trending thru the median of Texas has been identified as the candidate for analysis. Ultimate primary recovery of oil from the Austin Chalk is very low because of two major technological problems. The commercial oil producing rate is based on the wellbore encountering a significant number of natural fractures. The prediction of the location and frequency of natural fractures at any particular region in the subsurface is problematical at this time, unless extensive and expensive seismic work is conducted. A major portion of the oil remains in the low permeability matrix blocks after depletion because there are no methods currently available to the industry to mobilize this bypassed oil. The following multi-faceted study is aimed to develop new methods to increase oil and gas recovery from the Austin Chalk producing trend. These methods may involve new geological and geophysical interpretation methods, improved ways to study production decline curves or the application of a new enhanced oil recovery technique. The efforts for the second year may be summarized as one of coalescing the initial concepts developed during the initial phase to more in depth analyses. Accomplishments are predicting natural fractures; relating recovery to well-log signatures; development of the EOR imbibition process; mathematical modeling; and field test.

  19. Spotlight on Austin, Texas: Let Your Contractor Be Your Guide...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    efficiency goals-including co-marketing the utility's programs to help drive demand. ... The program devised a strategy to meet regularly with contractors, address their concerns, ...

  20. Austin Utilities (Gas and Electric) - Residential Conserve and...

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    50 Dishwashers: 25 RefrigeratorsFreezers: 25 RefrigeratorFreezer Recycling: 15 Room Air Conditioners: 25 + 15 for recycling Room AC Recycling: 15 Central AC: 100 +...

  1. PROJECT PROFILE: Austin Energy (SHINES) | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers

    2 Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc. (VELCO) PP-82-2 Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc. (VELCO) Presidential Permit authorizing Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc. (VELCO) to construct, operate and maintain electric transmission facilities at the U.S.-Canada Border. PP-82-2 Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc. (VELCO) (888.08 KB) More Documents & Publications PP-82 Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc. (VELCO) PP-85-A Westmin Mines, Inc. PP-66-1 Vermont Electric Power Company Department

  2. Energy Secretary Moniz's Remarks at University of Texas at Austin...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    go hand in hand with combating climate change. This state is the number one producer of oil and gas in the country. Texas has also been a national leader in clean and renewable...

  3. QER SECOND INSTALLMENT PUBLIC MEETING-AUSTIN, TEXAS | Department...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ... (267.17 KB) Panel 2: Remarks by Jennifer Smith, Executive Director, Congregation Beth Israel (132.96 KB) Panel 2: Remarks by Tonya Baer, Public Counsel, Texas Office of Public ...

  4. In Austin, Energy Secretary to Offer Supercomputer Resources to Industry

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Will Host Innovation Summit with Industry Leaders on How the Department’s Supercomputers Can Accelerate Development of New Products

  5. Sustainable systems rating program: Marketing Green'' Building in Austin, Texas

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    1991-12-01

    Four major resource issues for home construction were identified: water, energy, materials, and waste. A systems flow model was then developed that tracked the resource issues through interactive matrices in the areas of sourcing, processing, using, and disposing or recycling. This model served as the basis for a rating system used in an educational and marketing tool called the Eco-Home Guide.

  6. Sustainable systems rating program: Marketing ``Green`` Building in Austin, Texas

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    Not Available

    1991-12-01

    Four major resource issues for home construction were identified: water, energy, materials, and waste. A systems flow model was then developed that tracked the resource issues through interactive matrices in the areas of sourcing, processing, using, and disposing or recycling. This model served as the basis for a rating system used in an educational and marketing tool called the Eco-Home Guide.

  7. Austin Energy - Free Home Energy Improvements Program | Department...

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    pspresidentialofferings... State Texas Program Type Rebate Program Rebate Amount Free: Attic insulation Minor duct repair and sealing Caulking around plumbing penetrations...

  8. Energy Secretary Moniz's Remarks at University of Texas at Austin...

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    For the first time in nearly two decades, the United States now produces more of our own oil here at home than we buy from other countries. And today, the United States is the ...

  9. SHINES Kickoff Presentation - Austin Energy | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers

    SH Coatings LP America's Next Top Energy Innovator Challenge 10147 likes SH Coatings LP Oak Ridge National Laboratory SH Coating protects power lines from inclement weather as well as contamination from salt deposits that often cause flashovers in coastal environments. The coating can be applied to existing power lines and equipment in any field condition. The most important application is coating power lines in ice storm threatened areas. Power lines coated with SHC prevent the ice build-up

  10. City of Austin - Residential and Commercial Green Building Requirement...

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    Savings Category Solar Water Heat Solar Space Heat Solar Photovoltaics Wind (All) Biomass Geothermal Heat Pumps Daylighting Comprehensive MeasuresWhole Building Wind (Small)...

  11. Austin Energy - Solar Water Heating Rebate | Department of Energy

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    Federal Government Multifamily Residential Institutional Savings Category Solar Water Heat Maximum Rebate Rebate: 2,000 Loan: 10,000 for duplex; 5,000 for single family...

  12. 3-31-11_Final_Testimony_(Chalk).pdf

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    ... withdrawn for cooling thermal power plants is subsequently returned to the source, ... electricity. 6 S. 629 would define a "small hydroelectric power project" according to the ...

  13. EVG USAIX, Svergreen chalk River Liaison Office Ontario, Canada

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    ... Office requests that no restricted data be submitted to ttrir;...', station. : ... Schenectady, N. y. 3-6611 Ext. 25'1 sVANPAH Rim OPJZATIOK ----zm- USA%, Sav,annah River ...

  14. WRITTEN STATEMENT OF STEVEN CHALK DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    secure our energy future and provide consumers with greater choice with the goal of ... gasoline equivalent in 2001 to a modeled mature technology, wholesale finished fuel cost ...

  15. Chalk River Tritium Activities: Select Topics | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Ceres: Making Biofuels Bigger and Better Ceres: Making Biofuels Bigger and Better February 15, 2013 - 3:00pm Addthis A Ceres researcher evaluates the performance of biofuel crops. | Photo courtesy of Ceres, Inc. A Ceres researcher evaluates the performance of biofuel crops. | Photo courtesy of Ceres, Inc. Andrew Gumbiner Contractor, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy. ARPA-E Summit Information You can see the listing of participating companies here. To learn more and register for the

  16. EV Community Readiness projects: Center for the Commercialization of Electric Technologies (TX); City of Austin, Austin Energy (TX)

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    2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

  17. Electricity Generation from Geothermal Resources on the Fort...

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    - hottest water - is intercepted when drilling through to Bakken Dirt and Rock Madison Formation (water) Bakken Formation (oil) DATA ANALYSIS *760 bottom hole temperatures ...

  18. 43291-1-8-eerc | netl.doe.gov

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    and Proppant Applications in the Bakken Formation Last Reviewed 9172012 ... involving the use of proppants in the Bakken Formation, and thereby assist in ...

  19. Horizontal slim-hole drilling with coiled tubing; An operator's experience

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    Ramos, A.B. Jr.; Faahel, R.A.; Chaffin, M.G.; Pulis, K.H. )

    1992-10-01

    What is believed to be the first horizontal well drilled with directionally controlled coiled tubing recently was completed in the Austin Chalk formation. an existing well was sidetracked out of 4 1/2-in. casing with a conventional whipstock. an average build rate of 15[degrees]/100 ft was achieved in the curve, and a 1,458-ft vertical section was drilled with 2-in. coiled tubing, downhole mud motors, wireline steering tools, a mechanical downhole orienting tool, and 3 7/8-in. bits. This paper discusses the orienting and directional tools and techniques developed during this operation. It also describes improvements made for the second well.

  20. Before the House Subcommittees on Energy and Oversight- Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Subject: Bakken Petroleum By: Christopher Smith, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy

  1. NETL F 451.1/1-1, Categorical Exclusion Designation Form

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    TX University of Texas at Austin - Austin, TX (approved CX); Bureau of Economic Geology UT-Austin - Austin, TX (approved CX) Laredo Petroleum, Inc. - Reagan Co., TX FE...

  2. Proceedings of the DOE/Industry Sensor Working Group meeting, Austin, Texas

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    Not Available

    1988-11-01

    This paper report contains topics presented at a sensor workshop group meeting. The topics describe measuring instruments of use in the pulp and paper industry. Topics include: measurement of solids fraction; process instrumentation research for the pulp paper industry; real-time non-contact optical surface motion monitor; on-machine sensors to measure paper mechanical properties; hierarchical intelligent control of industrial processes -- an in-parallel lime kiln application; proposal for research on lignin concentration measurement in pulping liquors; and advanced polymeric sensor materials for industrial drying.

  3. Building America Spring 2012 Stakeholder Meeting Report - Austin, Texas: February 29 - March 2, 2012

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    Not Available

    2012-05-01

    This document is no longer available. Please contact Cheryn.Metzger@nrel.gov for further information.

  4. Local Energy Plans in Practice: Case Studies of Austin and Denver...

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    *The utility implemented a tiered rate structure aimed at reducing electricity and natural gas usage for residences and businesses. *The City is in the process of adopting...

  5. Joint Sandia/University of Texas-Austin Research Featured on...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    on the Cover of Journal of Physical Chemistry C - Sandia Energy Energy Search Icon ... on the Cover of Journal of Physical Chemistry C HomeCarbon Capture & Storage, Carbon ...

  6. Experimental formation of chalk from calcareous ooze. Final report, February 15, 1981-October 14, 1983

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Seyfried, W.E.; Johnson, T.C.

    1983-10-01

    Hydrothermal experiments on three calcareous oozes of different compositions were performed at the University of Minnesota in a flow-through apparatus and a squeezer assembly. Both apparati allow unconsolidated sediment to be compacted and dewatered in the experimental cell. Sediments in the flow-through system were exposed to 300 bars differential pressure, 100 bars pore pressure; those in the squeezer assembly were exposed to 400 bars confining pressure and little pore pressure. Experiments lasted two weeks at 150/sup 0/C. The initial pore fluid was a Mg and SO4- free artificial seawater. The presence of Mg, Sr and Ba in the reacted pore fluid reflected Ca-X exchange and the replacement of less stable carbonate phases, while exchange reactions with clays introduced elements such as Si and Fe into the pore fluid. Initial porosity reduction due to compaction was furthered by pressure solution; fragile coccoliths dissolved while solution-resistant forms became more abundant. Comparison of in-situ permeability measurements performed in the flow-through system with measurements on dry cores shows that the drying process produces permeability increases due to physical changes in the rock.

  7. 6-15-2010_EE_Final_Testimony_STEVEN-G-CHALK.pdf

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    BY FEDERAL AGENCIES ACT OF 2010 Source: Climate Change and Supply Chain Management, McKinsey Quarterly, McKinsey & Company, July 2008 4 On October 5 th , President Obama signed...

  8. EECBG BBNP Final Technical Report

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Energy, Austin

    2014-01-30

    City of Austin / Austin Energy’s Better Building Neighborhood Program grant accomplishments and lessons learned.

  9. This Week In Petroleum Summary Printer-Friendly Version

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update

    this winter. So far this year, the gap between Bakken and WTI prices has narrowed, and once again, the Bakken price has risen above the WTI price, albeit modestly (Figure 1)....

  10. Albany, OR * Fairbanks, AK * Morgantown...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    technologies overcoming the challenges posed by unconventional reservoirs. However, as with most unconventional plays, as Bakken development continues, questions ...

  11. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Landfill Gas, Wind (Small), Hydroelectric (Small), Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels, Microturbines Austin Energy- Net Metering Austin Energy, the municipal utility of Austin...

  12. Light-Material Interactions in Energy Conversion - Energy Frontier...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Principal Investigator Austin Minnich Austin Minnich, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering California Institute of Technology Austin Minnich is an Assistant Professor of...

  13. Progress report on research program in elementary particle theory, 1979-1980. [Univ. of Texas at Austin

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Sudarshan, E.C.G.; Ne'eman, Y.

    1980-01-01

    A qualitative description is given of research in the following areas: particle physics in relativistic astrophysics and cosmology; phenomenology of weak and electromagnetic interactions; strong interaction physics and quark-parton physics; quantum mechanics, quantum field theory, and fundamental problems; and groups, gauges, and grand unified theories. Reports on this work have already been published, or will be, when it is completed. (RWR)

  14. Understanding the reservoir important to successful stimulation

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Cramer, D.D. )

    1991-04-22

    In anisotropic Bakken shale reservoirs, fracture treatments serve to extend the well bore radius past a disturbed zone and vertically connect discrete intervals. Natural fractures in the near-well bore area strongly control the well deliverability rate. The Bakken is one of the few shale formations in the world with commercial oil production. This article covers the Bakken reservoir properties that influence production and stimulation treatments. The concluding part will discuss the design and effectiveness of the treatments.

  15. Final Meeting Summary Page 1

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    ... The site of the proposed test borehole is within approximately fifty miles of active wells in the Bakken oil shale formation. The characterization test for the deep borehole ...

  16. Department of Energy Announces First Quadrennial Energy Review...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    ... in New England, to be held in Hartford, CT; infrastructure constraints related to Bakken, to be held in North Dakota; electricity transmission storage and distribution in the ...

  17. Management Overview

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    ... of gneissic-granite terrains in Superior Craton Resource Potential >100 km West (Bakken Fmn: Oil) Boundary Conditions Suggest Ancient Brines at Depth Likely in ...

  18. Five ways scientists can make soil less dirty | Argonne National...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    ... challenges, contact partners@anl.gov. Related People M. Cristina Negri Next article: Temporary oilfield workers are major factor in increased water use in N. Dakota Bakken region

  19. STATEMENT OF CHRISTOPHER SMITH PRINCIPAL DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    quality guidelines. The key questions yet to be addressed are whether the chemical makeup of the crude oils from the Bakken and other tight oil formations differs from...

  20. This Week In Petroleum Summary Printer-Friendly Version

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    the Bakken and other U.S. shale formations. Operators are combining horizontal wells and hydraulic fracturing-the same technologies used to significantly boost shale gas...

  1. This Week In Petroleum Summary Printer-Friendly Version

    Annual Energy Outlook

    crudes with growing production, such as Bakken, and global seaborne crudes that are linked to the price of Brent have encouraged refiners to bring more domestically produced...

  2. Rate Design and Renewables

    Annual Energy Outlook

    of world oil markets * Common statement, pre-2011: "It's a world oil market" * Increased oil production in Canadian tar sands and North Dakota Bakken field changed the ...

  3. Ron Ness - bismarck_qermeeting_ness_presentation.pptx

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    How The Bakken has Impacted North Dakota's Workforce Opportunities" 1 Million bbls per Day * North Dakota ranks 20 in world * 50 million per day of economic activity * State ...

  4. Press Room - Press Releases - U.S. Energy Information Administration...

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update

    Production increases over the past several years in the Bakken, Permian Basin, and Eagle Ford formations accounted for almost all of crude oil production growth in the United ...

  5. Before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Subject: Renewable Energy Legislation By: Steven G. Chalk, Deputy Assistant Secretary For Renewable Energy

  6. shaleoil1.pdf

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    ... USA CANADA SD ND MT Saskatchewan Manitoba Dunn Wa rd Dawson McL ea n McK en zie Morton ... SIGNIFICANT BAKKEN OIL FIELDS Bakken Shale Extent Canada MT ID IL IA WY NV NE SD MN ND WI ...

  7. Property:Incentive/ContPlace | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    - Commercial Solutions Program (Texas) + Austin, Texas + AEP Texas Central Company - ENERGY STAR New Home Program (Texas) + Austin, Texas + (previous 25) (next 25) Retrieved...

  8. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    orientation, tilt and... Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics Austin Energy- Net Metering Austin Energy, the municipal utility of...

  9. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Solar Photovoltaics Austin Energy- Net Metering Austin Energy, the municipal utility of...

  10. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    pending approval, Other EE, Reflective Roofs, LED Lighting Austin Energy- Small Business Energy Efficiency Rebate Program Austin Energy offers a special incentive for its...

  11. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings Austin Energy- Small Business Energy Efficiency Rebate Program Austin Energy offers a special incentive for its...

  12. NREL: Energy Analysis - Changgui Dong

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California (2012-2014) Graduate Research Assistant, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (2009-2014) Other...

  13. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Equipment, LED Lighting, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Austin Energy- Multi-Family Energy Efficiency Rebate Program The Austin Energy Multi-Family Program provides cash...

  14. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Building Insulation, Windows, CustomOthers pending approval, Other EE, Pool Pumps, LED Lighting Austin Energy- Residential Energy Efficiency Loan Program Austin Energy offers...

  15. Builders place final beam in first phase of CMRR project at Los...

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    Austin Commercial Contractors LP of Dallas received the "design-build" contract. July 22, ... Austin Commercial Contractors LP of Dallas received the "design-build" contract in ...

  16. UTEX The Culture Collection of Algae at The University of Texas...

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    UTEX The Culture Collection of Algae at The University of Texas at Austin Jump to: navigation, search Name: University of Texas at Austin The Culture Collection of Algae...

  17. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Austin Energy- Multi-Family Energy Efficiency Rebate Program The Austin Energy Multi-Family Program provides cash incentives to owners, developers, and property managers of...

  18. BEST OFFER EVER ACCELERATED TEXAS UPGRADES | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ... and control. Read more in the Austin Energy final report. Approaches Taken Austin Energy experimented with a combination of financial incentives, marketing techniques, and ...

  19. PMU Data Event Detection: A User Guide for Power Engineers

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    Laboratory S. Santoso The University of Texas at Austin Link to Accompanying Zipped Data ... Energy Laboratory S. Santoso The University of Texas at Austin Prepared under Task No. ...

  20. Dynamic Models for Wind Turbines and Wind Power Plants

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    Dynamic Models for Wind Turbines and Wind Power Plants January 11, 2008 - May 31, 2011 Mohit Singh Surya Santoso (Principal Investigator) The University of Texas at Austin Austin, ...

  1. OSTI, US Dept of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information...

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    ... Author(s): Fix, Mees B. Austin Peay State Univ., Clarksville, TN (United States); Smith, J. Allyn Austin Peay State Univ., Clarksville, TN (United States); Tucker, Douglas L. ...

  2. Mercom | Open Energy Information

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    Mercom Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Mercom Capital Group, llc Name: Mercom Capital Group, llc Address: 4611 Bee Caves Road, Suite 303 Austin, Texas 78746 Place: Austin, Texas...

  3. SunShot's National Laboratory Projects Target Grid Integration...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Grid Through Energy Storage The Lifeworks installation by Austin Energy, a SHINES awardee. | Photo courtesy of Austin Energy Meet Guohui Yuan: SunShot Welcomes Big-Picture ...

  4. Dispatchable Distributed Generation: Manufacturing's Role in...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) held a workshop in Austin, Texas at the Embassy ... ERCOTDOE DER.PDF (393.39 KB) WASHOM Austin Opportunities & Challenges for Microgrids ...

  5. Voluntary Initiative: Designing Incentives Toolkit | Department...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    More Documents & Publications Spotlight on Austin, Texas: Let Your Contractor Be Your Guide for Big Rewards Spotlight on Austin, Texas: Best Offer Ever Produces 564 Upgrades in ...

  6. Quantum confinement in transition metal oxide quantum wells ...

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    Department of Physics, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712 (United States) Department of Physics, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003 ...

  7. Quadrennial Energy Review Second Installment Electricity: Generation...

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    ... Steve Adler, Mayor of Austin, Texas Steve Adler was elected Austin's 52nd Mayor in ... and Management, from the University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business. ...

  8. Search for: All records | SciTech Connect

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    ... Chemical Processing Plant, Idaho Falls, ID (United States) Idaho National Engineering ... of Texas at Austin, One University Station, Austin, Texas 78712 We present ...

  9. Pecan Street Project Inc | Open Energy Information

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    Project Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name: Pecan Street Project Inc Place: Austin, Texas Zip: 78759 Product: Austin-based smart grid, energy system developer. The Pecan Street...

  10. Browse by Discipline -- E-print Network Subject Pathways: Biology...

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    U V W X Y Z Texas at Austin, University of (University of Texas at Austin) - Bureau of Economic Geology, Exploration Geophysics Laboratory Torres-Verdn, Carlos (Carlos ...

  11. HelioVolt Corporation | Open Energy Information

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    search Name: HelioVolt Corporation Place: Austin, Texas Zip: TX 78744 Product: Copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) thin-film PV module manufacturer based in Austin,...

  12. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Austin Utilities (Gas and Electric)- Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program Austin Utilities offers incentives to its commercial and industrial customers for...

  13. Ames Laboratory provides Greenlee students with science writing...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    to improve rare earth purification process (phys.org - 72214 by Austin Kerber) Ames Lab scientist hopes to improve rare earth purification process - by Austin Kerber Ames...

  14. Simulation studies to evaluate the effect of fracture closure on the performance of naturally fractured reservoirs. Annual report

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    1991-10-01

    The first of a three-year research program to evaluate the effect of fracture closure on the recovery of oil and gas from naturally fractured reservoirs has been completed. The objectives of the study are to (1) evaluate the reservoir conditions where fracture closure is significant, and (2) evaluate innovative fluid injection techniques capable of maintaining pressure within the reservoir. Simulation studies were conducted with a dual porosity simulator capable of simulating the performance of vertical and horizontal wells. Each simulator was initialized using properties typical of the Austin Chalk reservoir in Pearsall Field, Texas. Simulations of both vertical and horizontal well performance were made assuming that fracture permeability was insensitive to pressure change. Sensitivity runs indicate that the simulator is predicting the effects of critical reservoir parameters in a logical and consistent manner. The results to-date confirm that horizontal wells can increase both oil recovery rate and total oil recovery from naturally fractured reservoirs. The year one simulation results will provide the baseline for the ongoing study which will evaluate the performance degradation caused by the sensitivity of fracture permeability to pressure change, and investigate fluid injection pressure maintenance as a means to improve oil recovery performance. The study is likely to conclude that fracture closure decreases oil recovery and that pressure support achieved through fluid injection could be beneficial in improving recovery.

  15. USING 3D COMPUTER MODELING, BOREHOLE GEOPHYSICS, AND HIGH CAPACITY PUMPS TO RESTORE PRODUCTION TO MARGINAL WELLS IN THE EAST TEXAS FIELD

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    R.L. Bassett

    2003-06-09

    Methods for extending the productive life of marginal wells in the East Texas Field were investigated using advanced computer imaging technology, geophysical tools, and selective perforation of existing wells. Funding was provided by the Department of Energy, TENECO Energy and Schlumberger Wireline and Testing. Drillers' logs for more than 100 wells in proximity to the project lease were acquired, converted to digital format using a numerical scheme, and the data were used to create a 3 Dimensional geological image of the project site. Using the descriptive drillers' logs in numerical format yielded useful cross sections identifying the Woodbine Austin Chalk contact and continuity of sand zones between wells. The geological data provided information about reservoir continuity, but not the amount of remaining oil, this was obtained using selective modern logs. Schlumberger logged the wells through 2 3/8 inch tubing with a new slimhole Reservoir Saturation Tool (RST) which can measure the oil and water content of the existing porosity, using neutron scattering and a gamma ray spectrometer (GST). The tool provided direct measurements of elemental content yielding interpretations of porosity, lithology, and oil and water content, confirming that significant oil saturation still exists, up to 50% in the upper Woodbine sand. Well testing was then begun and at the end of the project new oil was being produced from zones abandoned or bypassed more than 25 years ago.

  16. Proceedings of the 1999 Oil and Gas Conference: Technology Options for Producer Survival

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    None available

    2000-04-12

    The 1999 Oil & Gas Conference was cosponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Fossil Energy, Federal Energy Technology Center (FETC) and National Petroleum Technology Office (NPTO) on June 28 to 30 in Dallas, Texas. The Oil & Gas Conference theme, Technology Options for Producer Survival, reflects the need for development and implementation of new technologies to ensure an affordable, reliable energy future. The conference was attended by nearly 250 representatives from industry, academia, national laboratories, DOE, and other Government agencies. Three preconference workshops (Downhole Separation Technologies: Is it Applicable for Your Operations, Exploring and developing Naturally Fractured Low-Permeability Gas Reservoirs from the Rocky Mountains to the Austin Chalk, and Software Program Applications) were held. The conference agenda included an opening plenary session, three platform sessions (Sessions 2 and 3 were split into 2 concurrent topics), and a poster presentation reception. The platform session topics were Converting Your Resources Into Reserves (Sessions 1 and 2A), Clarifying Your Subsurface Vision (Session 2B), and High Performance, Cost Effective Drilling, Completion, Stimulation Technologies (Session 3B). In total, there were 5 opening speakers, 30 presenters, and 16 poster presentations.

  17. U. S. Energy Information Administration | Drilling Productivity Report

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    500 1,000 1,500 2,000 2,500 3,000 Bakken Eagle Ford Haynesville Marcellus Niobrara Permian Utica December-2015 December-2016 Oil production thousand barrels/day 0 3,000 6,000 9,000 12,000 15,000 18,000 Bakken Eagle Ford Haynesville Marcellus Niobrara Permian Utica December-2015 December-2016 Natural gas production million cubic feet/day 0 400 800 1,200 1,600 2,000 Bakken Eagle Ford Haynesville Marcellus Niobrara Permian Utica December-2015 December-2016 New-well oil production per rig

  18. U.S. monthly oil production tops 8 million barrels per day for the first time since 1988

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    Snow and cold cut into U.S. crude oil production this winter This winter's harsh weather conditions temporarily slowed U.S. crude oil production. In its new forecast....the U.S. Energy Information Administration said oil production in the Bakken formation in North Dakota and Montana hit 1 million barrels per day last November. However, winter storms caused a drop in the oil output from the Bakken formation during December. Production in the Bakken region is forecast to return to 1 million

  19. U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    June 2014 ratio estimated at 3,600 cfb of oil produced. Like the Bakken Basin, Permian drilling has been almost exclusively oil-directed since early 2011. On June 20, Baker...

  20. U.S. Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ... in April of 2014. 51 The domestic oil boom is due primarily to new production of light sweet crude from unconventional tight-oil formations in North Dakota (Bakken) and Texas ...

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    Annual Energy Outlook

    light sweet crude slate. As previously discussed in TWIP, there has been substantial investment in crude-by-rail infrastructure on the East Coast to accommodate receipts of Bakken...

  2. FINAL-west-doe-rfi-comments

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ... not hesitate to contact me at ebakken@tep.com or by telephone at (520) 918-8351. Thank you for your consideration. Sincerely, Erik Bakken, President of the Board WEST Associates

  3. CX-008312: Categorical Exclusion Determination

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Carbon Dioxide Storage and Enhanced Bakken Recovery Research Program CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6 Date: 04/24/2012 Location(s): North Dakota Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  4. CX-005588: Categorical Exclusion Determination

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    Investigation of Improved Conductivity and Proppant Applications in the Bakken FormationCX(s) Applied: B3.6Date: 04/11/2011Location(s): Grand Forks, North DakotaOffice(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

  5. CX-001700: Categorical Exclusion Determination

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Investigation of the Souring Bakken Oil ReservoirsCX(s) Applied: B3.6, A1Date: 04/22/2010Location(s): Grand Forks, North DakotaOffice(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

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    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    and Bakken crudes, is where most of the refineries have built or are in the process of building rail unloading facilities. Tesoro, the largest refiner on the West Coast, opened...

  7. Feature Stories | Argonne National Laboratory

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    ... May 23, 2016 A row of tanker trucks transport water from Lake Sakakawea in North Dakota's Bakken region to oil well production sites. The water is injected under high pressure into ...

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    to 8.7 million bd in 2014. Increasing production of light crude oil in low-permeability or tight resource formations in regions like the Bakken, Permian Basin, and Eagle...

  9. Table 2. U.S. tight oil plays: production and proved reserves...

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    "Basin","Play","State(s)","Production","Reserves" "Williston","Bakken","ND, MT, SD",270,4844,387,5972,1128 "Western Gulf","Eagle Ford","TX",351,4177,497,5172,995 "Permian","Bo...

  10. This Week In Petroleum Printer-Friendly Version

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    of oil from the layers of shale like those in the Bakken Formation is not the same as the extraction of oil from oil shale plays. See This Week In Petroleum, March 4, 2009.)...

  11. Before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy

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    Subject: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Legislation By: Steven Chalk, Chief Operating Officer Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

  12. Before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee

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    Subject: Nuclear and Alternative Fuels Legislation By: Steven Chalk, Chief Operating Office and Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary

  13. Research with Inelastic Neutron Scattering at the NRU Reactor

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    Brockhouse, Bertram N.; Woods, A. D. B.; Dolling, G.; Thorson, I. M.

    1964-05-01

    This paper presents a brief outline of inelastic neutron scattering measurements carried out at the NRU reactor at Chalk River.

  14. Simulation studies to evaluate the effect of fracture closure on the performance of fractured reservoirs; Final report

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    Howrie, I.; Dauben, D.

    1994-03-01

    A three-year research program to evaluate the effect of fracture closure on the recovery of oil and gas from naturally fractured reservoirs has been completed. The overall objectives of the study were to: (1) evaluate the reservoir conditions for which fracture closure is significant, and (2) evaluate innovative fluid injection techniques capable of maintaining pressure within the reservoir. The evaluations of reservoir performance were made by a modern dual porosity simulator, TETRAD. This simulator treats both porosity and permeability as functions of pore pressure. The Austin Chalk in the Pearsall Field in of South Texas was selected as the prototype fractured reservoir for this work. During the first year, simulations of vertical and horizontal well performance were made assuming that fracture permeability was insensitive to pressure change. Sensitivity runs indicated that the simulator was predicting the effects of critical reservoir parameters in a logical and consistent manner. The results confirmed that horizontal wells could increase both rate of oil recovery and total oil recovery from naturally fractured reservoirs. In the second year, the performance of the same vertical and horizontal wells was reevaluated with fracture permeability treated as a function of reservoir pressure. To investigate sensitivity to in situ stress, differing loading conditions were assumed. Simulated natural depletions confirm that pressure sensitive fractures degrade well performance. The severity of degradation worsens when the initial reservoir pressure approaches the average stress condition of the reservoir, such as occurs in over pressured reservoirs. Simulations with water injection indicate that degradation of permeability can be counteracted when reservoir pressure is maintained and oil recovery can be increased when reservoir properties are favorable.

  15. Pecan Street Project, Inc. Smart Grid Demonstration Project ...

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    which is based in Austin, Texas. Overview Develop and implement an Energy Internet microgrid, located in a large mixed-use infill development site in Austin, Texas. This effort...

  16. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

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    Austin Energy- Small Business Energy Efficiency Rebate Program Austin Energy offers a special incentive for its small-to-midsize and not-for-profit business customers to increase...

  17. CX-000911: Categorical Exclusion Determination

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    Austin Solar City Partnership - Lyndon B. Johnson High SchoolCX(s) Applied: B5.1Date: 02/25/2010Location(s): Austin, TexasOffice(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

  18. CX-000909: Categorical Exclusion Determination

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    Austin Solar Cities Partnership - Rodriguez Elementary School Photovoltaic SystemCX(s) Applied: B5.1Date: 02/25/2010Location(s): Austin, TexasOffice(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

  19. Text-Alternative Version: Webcast on BITES

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    AUSTIN BROWN: Thanks, Matt. By way of refresher, my name is Austin Brown, and I'm an analyst with the National Renewable Energy Lab in Washington, DC and I am also an adjunct facility member at...

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    Austin, Texas Zip: 78758 Product: Austin-based designer and manufacturer of battery-free power storage products using flywheels. Coordinates: 30.267605, -97.742984 Show Map...

  5. COLLOQUIUM: Risks of Nuclear Weapons Use in an Era of Proliferation...

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  6. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

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    & Savings Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings City of Austin- Residential and Commercial Green Building Requirements Building Codes Eligibility: Commercial, Residential,...

  7. Prioritization Tool Measurement Input Form | Department of Energy

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    & Publications Austin Energy Data Dashboard Massachusetts -- SEP Data Dashboard Phoenix, Arizona Data Dashboard Buildings Home About Emerging Technologies Residential...

  8. 2012 Building America Stakeholder Meeting

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    This presentation was given at the Building America Spring 2012 Stakeholder meeting on March 1, 2012, in Austin, Texas.

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    approval, Other EE, Other Distributed Generation Technologies, Vending Machine Controls, Data Center Equipment, LED Lighting, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Austin Utilities...

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    This presentation was given at the Building America Spring 2012 Stakeholder meeting on March 1, 2012, in Austin, Texas.

  11. Enclosures STC Stakeholder Meeting Presentation

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    Enclosures STC Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - Austin, Texas Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting Wednesday, February ...

  12. Project Profile: An Emergent Model of Technology Adoption for Accelerating

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    Austin Energy- Solar Water Heating Rebate Rebates Eligibility: Commercial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools, State Government, Federal Government, Multifamily...

  14. Before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works ...

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    Environment and Public Works Before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Testimony of Steven Chalk, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Power Before the Senate...

  15. Workshop Goals, Objectives, and Desired Outcomes

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    Presentation by Steve Chalk, U.S. Department of Energy, at the Natural Gas and Hydrogen Infrastructure Opportunities Workshop held October 18-19, 2011, in Lemont, Illinois.

  16. DOE-STD-1090-2004; Hoisting and Rigging (Formerly Hoisting and...

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    ... Brick, common Cement, Portland (packed) Cement, Portland (loose) Cement, slag (packed) Cement, slag (loose) Chalk Charcoal Cinder concrete Clay, ordinary Coal, hard, solid ...

  17. Before the House Science and Technology, Subcommittee on Energy and Environment

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    Subject: Examining Federal Vehicle Technology Research and Development Programs Steve Chalk, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

  18. Appendix A: Reference case

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    supplies. 2 Includes lease condensate. 3 Tight oil represents resources in low-permeability reservoirs, including shale and chalk formations. The specific plays included in...

  19. U. S. Energy Information Administration | Drilling Productivity Report

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    1,200 1,400 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Oil production thousand barrels/day Bakken Region -50 -25 0 25 50 Nov 932 Mbbl/d Production from new wells Legacy production change Net change Dec 918 Mbbl/d thousand barrels/day Bakken Region +30 -44 -14 Indicated change in oil production (Dec vs. Nov) -50 -25 0 25 50 Nov 1,612 MMcf/d Production from new wells Legacy production change Net change Dec 1,595 MMcf/d Indicated change in natural gas production (Dec vs. Nov) million cubic

  20. U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update

    14, 2014 | Release date: May 15, 2014 | Next release: May 22, 2014 | Previous weeks JUMP TO: In The News | Overview | Prices/Supply/Demand | Storage In the News: New LNG plant in North Dakota will supply oil and gas producers A new natural gas liquefaction plant is slated to come online this summer in North Dakota to reduce the flaring of gas in the Bakken Formation and provide fuel for Bakken oil and gas operations. The developer, Prairie Companies LLC subsidiary North Dakota LNG, announced

  1. NETL F 451.1/1-1, Categorical Exclusion Designation Form

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    FC26-08NT43291 Univ of North Dakota Dunn County, ND Prime: EERC - University of Dakota, 15 North 23rd Street, Stop 9018, Grand Forks, ND 58202 Sub: XTO Energy, Ltd., 810 Houston St., Fort Worth, Texas 76102 FE/TDIC/Coal/Carbon Storage Team Mary Sullivan Bakken CO2 Storage and Enhanced Recovery Program Field Test A pilot-scale CO2 storage and oil mobilization test will be conducted in the Bakken Formation in Dunn County, ND. The test will be conducted in an existing oil well at a depth of appx.

  2. U.S. Department of Energy

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    1,200 1,400 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Oil production thousand barrels/day Bakken Region -50 -25 0 25 50 Nov 932 Mbbl/d Production from new wells Legacy production change Net change Dec 918 Mbbl/d thousand barrels/day Bakken Region +30 -44 -14 Indicated change in oil production (Dec vs. Nov) -50 -25 0 25 50 Nov 1,612 MMcf/d Production from new wells Legacy production change Net change Dec 1,595 MMcf/d Indicated change in natural gas production (Dec vs. Nov) million cubic

  3. Wednesday, December 12, 2007

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    Department of Energy Website Provides Data for Key Oil Play in North Dakota, Eastern Montana Website Provides Data for Key Oil Play in North Dakota, Eastern Montana July 19, 2011 - 1:00pm Addthis Washington, DC - A new web-based geographic information system designed to improve oil production in North Dakota and eastern Montana has been launched with support from the U.S. Department of Energy. The Bakken Decision Support System (BDSS) assembles data for the Bakken and Three Forks Formations

  4. Errata as of September 5, 2011

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    as of September 5, 2011 On page 92, of the Review of Emerging U.S. Shale Gas and Shale Oil Plays report, second paragraph should read: Based on the leaseholders combined net acreage for Bakken, the area is approximately 6,522 square miles in the United States. The shale oil play has an average EUR of 550 MBO per well and approximately 3.59 Bbbl of technically recoverable oil. The Bakken shale ranges from 4,500 to over 11,000 feet deep with the most productive areas at 8,000 to 11,000 feet and an

  5. Website Provides Data for Key Oil Play in North Dakota, Eastern Montana |

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    Department of Energy Website Provides Data for Key Oil Play in North Dakota, Eastern Montana Website Provides Data for Key Oil Play in North Dakota, Eastern Montana July 19, 2011 - 1:00pm Addthis Washington, DC - A new web-based geographic information system designed to improve oil production in North Dakota and eastern Montana has been launched with support from the U.S. Department of Energy. The Bakken Decision Support System (BDSS) assembles data for the Bakken and Three Forks Formations

  6. CX-002166: Categorical Exclusion Determination

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    Evaluation of Key Factors Affecting Successful Oil Production in the Bakken Formation, North DakotaCX(s) Applied: B3.6Date: 05/03/2010Location(s): Grand Forks, North DakotaOffice(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

  7. CX-004679: Categorical Exclusion Determination

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    Enhanced Oil Recovery from the Bakken Shale Using Surfactant Imbibition Couple with Gravity DrainageCX(s) Applied: B3.6Date: 12/08/2010Location(s): Grand Forks, North DakotaOffice(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

  8. Application of the sup 187 Re- sup 187 Os system to black shale geochronometry

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    Ravizza, G.; Turekain, K.K. )

    1989-12-01

    The decay of {sup 187}Re to {sup 187}Os provides a tool for determining depositional ages of black shales. Re and Os concentrations and Os isotopic compositions of whole rock samples of the Bakken Shale, a Mississippian/Devonian boundary black shale, yield a whole rock isochron with an age of 354 {plus minus} 49 Ma. This age is in agreement with the accepted age of the Bakken Shale ({approx}360 Ma). The initial {sup 187}Os/{sup 186}Os ratio of the isochron is 6.2 {plus minus} 3.3. This value is indistinguishable from the {sup 187}Os/{sup 186}Os ratios observed in modern Black Sea sediments. The concentration of common Os in Bakken Shale samples is strongly correlated with total nitrogen, indicating that a large fraction of the Os in these samples is associated with a hydrogenous component, which overwhelms any Os supplied to the sediment in association with detrital material or cosmic dust. The dominance of the hydrogenous component imparts a relatively homogeneous initial {sup 187}Os/{sup 186}Os ratio to the sediment at the time of deposition. The degree of scatter about the isochron exceeds the degree of scatter expected from either analytical error or from the estimated degree of initial isotopic heterogeneity. The pattern of scatter is consistent with postdepositional mobilization of Re and/or Os on a small spatial scale. The author suggest that this mobilization may be a consequence of petroleum formation and migration in the Bakken Shale.

  9. A two-dimensional regional basin model of Williston basin hydrocarbon systems

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    Burrus, J.; Wolf, S.; Doligez, B.

    1996-02-01

    Institut Francais du Petrole`s two-dimensional model, TEMISPACK, is used to discuss the functioning of petroleum systems in the Williston basin along a 330-km-long section, focusing on four regional source intervals: Ordovician Yeoman formation, Lower Devonian Winnipegosis Formation, Upper Devonian-Lower Mississippian Bakken Formation, and Mississippian Lodgepole formation. Thermal history calibration against present temperature and source rock maturity profiles suggests that the Williston basin can be divided into a region of constant heat flow of about 55 mW/m{sup 2} away from the Nesson anticline, and a region of higher heat flow and enhanced thermal maturity in the vicinity of the Nesson anticline. Original kinetic parameters used in the calibration were derived for each of the four source rocks from Rock-Eval yield curves. Bakken overpressures are entirely due to oil generation, not compaction disequilibrium. Very low Bakken vertical permeabilities range from 0.01 to 0.001 and are matched against observed overpressures, whereas Bakken porosities based on the model and confirmed by measurements are inferred to be also unusually low, around 3%.

  10. NREL: Energy Analysis - Washington D.C. Office Staff

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    Washington D.C. Office The following SEAC staff are based in our Washington D.C. Office. They support a variety of programs and activities, and often are the liaison between the U.S. Department of Energy and staff based in Golden, Colorado. Team Lead: Robert Margolis Administrative Support: Kaitlyn Wingfield Austin Brown David J. Feldman Thomas Jenkin John (Jack) Mayernik Colin McMillan Kathleen Nawaz Monisha Shah Photo of Austin Brown. Austin Brown Senior Analyst (Strategic Planning) Areas of

  11. Microsoft PowerPoint - NUG_GPU [Compatibility Mode]

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    with Emerging HPC Experiences with Emerging HPC Architectures Architectures Peter Messmer*, Paul Peter Messmer*, Paul Mullowney Mullowney, Keegan , Keegan Amyx Amyx, Travis Austin, John R. , Travis Austin, John R. Tech Tech- -X Corporation X Corporation 5621 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO 80303 5621 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO 80303 http://www.txcorp.com http://www.txcorp.com Peter Messmer*, Paul Peter Messmer*, Paul Mullowney Mullowney, Keegan , Keegan Amyx Amyx, Travis Austin, John R. , Travis

  12. RPSEA FINAL TECHNICAL REPORT

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    RPSEA FINAL TECHNICAL REPORT 12122.52.FINAL Hugh Daigle, Nicholas W. Hayman, Kyle Spikes, Julia Gale, Peter Eichhubl, Kitty L. Milliken University of Texas at Austin Connectivity between Fractures and Pores in Hydrocarbon-Rich Mudrocks Contract Number 12122-52 June 24, 2016 Principal Investigator: Hugh Daigle Assistant Professor Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering University of Texas at Austin 200 E Dean Keeton St., Stop C0300, Austin, TX 78712-1585 2 LEGAL NOTICE This report was

  13. SHINES images and graphics gallery | Department of Energy

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    SHINES images and graphics gallery SHINES images and graphics gallery Addthis 1 of 4 Austin Energy - This is a photo of the Mueller development, where Austin Energy is planning to install the SHINES energy storage project. The Mueller neighborhood has the largest concentration of solar panels and electric vehicles of any neighborhood in the world. Image: Austin Energy 2 of 4 Fraunhofer - National Grid PV Field in Shirley, MA. Image: E-Cast Productions 3 of 4 EPRI - The EPRI-led collaborative

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    Tinker, 2015 EIA Energy Conference June, 2015 EIA Energy Conference June, 2015 Shale Gas Plays Inevitable Updates Bureau of Economic Geology University of Texas at Austin Tinker, ...

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    and Molecules February 9, 2010 | Author(s): Brian Austin | Simulations of correlated electrons: What's under the superconducting dome in the two-dimensional Hubbard model?...

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  9. First Observation of Plasmarons in Graphene

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    Italy), R. Asgari (Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences, Iran), and A.H. MacDonald (University of Texas at Austin). Research funding: German Research Foundation,...

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    in geothermal deposits throughout the western United States. Authors James B. Koenig, Stephen J. Gawarecki and Carl F. Austin Published Naval Weapons Center, 1972 DOI Not Provided...

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  12. NETL F 451.1/1-1, Categorical Exclusion Designation Form

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    Institute of Technology BS in Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin EFRC research: Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have shown great promise for a variety of gas...

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    navigation, search Name: e360 LLC Place: Austin, Texas Zip: 78701 Product: An energy and emissions markets business engaged in proprietary trading, deal structuring, and advisory...

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    Name: Skyonic Place: Austin, Texas Zip: 78746 Region: Texas Area Product: Post-combustion process to remove heavy metals, acid gasses, and carbon dioxide from flue gas...

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    TRANSFORMATIONAL ENERGY PRODUCTIVITY GAINS | Department of Energy INDUSTRIAL SCALE DEMONSTRATION OF SMART MANUFACTURING ACHIEVING TRANSFORMATIONAL ENERGY PRODUCTIVITY GAINS INDUSTRIAL SCALE DEMONSTRATION OF SMART MANUFACTURING ACHIEVING TRANSFORMATIONAL ENERGY PRODUCTIVITY GAINS University of Texas at Austin - Austin, TX A Smart Manufacturing (SM) platform can integrate information technology, performance metrics, and models and simulations driven by real-time plant sensor data. This

  19. Assessment of Wind/Solar Co-Located Generation in Texas

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    As part of the Solar America Cities program, Austin Energy proposed to perform an assessment of the rooftop area available for PV development within its service area. Austin Energy contracted with Clean Energy Associates (CEA) to perform the analysis. This report summarizes the project objectives, data sources and methodological approach employed, and results.

  20. 2016 American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) Intelligent

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    Efficiency Conference | Department of Energy 6 American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) Intelligent Efficiency Conference 2016 American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) Intelligent Efficiency Conference December 4, 2016 9:00AM EST to December 6, 2016 5:00PM EST Hilton Austin Austin, Texas

  1. ADVANCED SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING ADVISORY COMMITTEEMonday, July...

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    All times listed are given in Eastern Standard Time we request that members of the public notify the DFO, Christine Chalk, that you intend to call into the meeting via email ...

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    Foundry Helps Capture Birth of Mineral in Real Time Found in seashells, pearls, marble, and chalk, calcium carbonate is one of the most important molecules on Earth. It is also the ...

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    of Resource Management Dr. Andrew P. Weston- Dawkes Director AU-61 AU-62 AU-63 Nicholas G. Prospero Director Edith A. Chalk Director Kenneth M. Stein Director Stephanie K. Martin...

  4. HASQARD Focus Group

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    Steve Chalk, Jeff Cheadle, Glen Clark, Doug Duvon, Kathi Dunbar, Robert Elkins, Al Hawkins, Joan Kessner, Larry Markel, Huei Meznarich, Steve Smith, Noe'l Smith-Jackson, Eric Wyse. ...

  5. Before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee | Department of

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    Energy Steve Chalk, Chief Operating Officer and Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Subject: Renewable Energy Legislation 3-31-11_Final_Testimony_(Chalk).pdf (92.52 KB) More Documents & Publications Water Power Program: 2011 Peer Review Report Before the Subcommittee on Water and Power - Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resourses Before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee 2015 Key Water Power Program and National

  6. Cybersecurity Awareness & Training Warehouse | Department of Energy

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    Training » Cybersecurity Awareness & Training Warehouse Cybersecurity Awareness & Training Warehouse The words "New Skill," written on a chalk board. The words "New Skill," written on a chalk board. Cybersecurity Awareness & Training The Office of the Chief Information officer (OCIO) has developed an online repository to provide the public with free and direct access to cyber training and awareness resources. The Cybersecurity Awareness & Training Warehouse

  7. Cybersecurity Expert Jim Mellander Retiring from NERSC

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    Training » Cybersecurity Awareness & Training Warehouse Cybersecurity Awareness & Training Warehouse The words "New Skill," written on a chalk board. The words "New Skill," written on a chalk board. Cybersecurity Awareness & Training The Office of the Chief Information officer (OCIO) has developed an online repository to provide the public with free and direct access to cyber training and awareness resources. The Cybersecurity Awareness & Training Warehouse

  8. Overview of NETL Field Studies Related to Oil and Gas Production

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    ENERGY lab 18 Aug 2015 Richard Hammack, Monitoring Team Lead USDOE National Energy Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA Overview of NETL Field Studies Related to Oil and Gas Production DOE Tribal Leaders Forum Denver, Colorado Newfield Exploration, Bakken Petroleum System, North Dakota * Reduce Environmental Impacts * Demonstrate Safe/Reliable Operations * Improve Efficiency of Hydraulic Fracturing Program Objectives * Surface Monitoring - Ambient Air Quality - Air Emissions - Ground Motion -

  9. PSERC Current Projects Overview

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    OE0000652 Srivastava, WSU Collaborative educational program on synchrophasor applications for the smart electric grid 1 Project Summary 1. Title: Collaborative educational program on synchrophasor applications for the smart electric grid 2. Principal Investigators (PI): Prof. Anurag K Srivastava, Prof. Mani Venkatasubramaniam, Prof. Dave Bakken, and Prof. Chen-Ching Liu 3. University: Washington State University 4. Contact information: Anurag K Srivastava Assistant Professor, School of

  10. Overview of Radiological Dose

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    ENERGY lab 18 Aug 2015 Richard Hammack, Monitoring Team Lead USDOE National Energy Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA Overview of NETL Field Studies Related to Oil and Gas Production DOE Tribal Leaders Forum Denver, Colorado Newfield Exploration, Bakken Petroleum System, North Dakota * Reduce Environmental Impacts * Demonstrate Safe/Reliable Operations * Improve Efficiency of Hydraulic Fracturing Program Objectives * Surface Monitoring - Ambient Air Quality - Air Emissions - Ground Motion -

  11. Rational Design of High-Performance Li2S Cathodes - Joint Center for Energy

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    INCIDENCE OF AN OIL GLUT: WHO BENEFITS FROM CHEAP CRUDE OIL IN THE MIDWEST? Severin Borenstein Haas School of Business and Energy Institute at Haas U.C. Berkeley Ryan Kellogg Department of Economics University of Michigan The Midwest oil glut has changed old views about integration of world oil markets * Common statement, pre-2011: "It's a world oil market" * Increased oil production in Canadian tar sands and North Dakota Bakken field changed the Midwest from crude importing to

  12. Crude Oil Characteristics Research | Department of Energy

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    Crude Oil Characteristics Research Crude Oil Characteristics Research July 9, 2015 - 1:00pm Addthis Paula Gant Paula Gant Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary The DOE Office of Fossil Energy wanted to identify the actions needed to obtain a science-based understanding of outstanding questions associated with the production, treatment, and transportation of various types of crude oil, including Bakken crude oil. In support of that effort, DOE - in collaboration with the Department of

  13. Today in Energy - Browse by Tag List - U.S. Energy Information

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    Administration (EIA) Browse by Tag List Tag List | Tag Cloud 2011 Briefs 2012 Briefs 2013 Briefs AEO2011 (Annual Energy Outlook 2011) AEO2012 (Annual Energy Outlook 2012) AEO2013 (Annual Energy Outlook 2013) AEO2014 (Annual Energy Outlook 2014) AEO2015 (Annual Energy Outlook 2015) AEO2016 (Annual Energy Outlook 2016) Africa age of generators series Alaska alternative fuel vehicle alternative transportation fuel animation appliance appliance standards Arkansas Australia Bakken barge Barnett

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    Browse by Tag (alphabetical) Sort by: Alphabetical | Frequency | Tag Cloud 2011 Briefs (3) 2012 Briefs (2) 2013 Briefs (3) AEO2011 (Annual Energy Outlook 2011) (1) AEO2012 (Annual Energy Outlook 2012) (5) AEO2013 (Annual Energy Outlook 2013) (9) AEO2014 (Annual Energy Outlook 2014) (8) AEO2016 (Annual Energy Outlook 2016) (2) Africa (2) Alaska (3) analysis (1) animation (2) annual (8) Annual Energy Outlook related (1) Arkansas (2) Bakken (16) Barnett (6) CAB (Country Analysis Brief) (5)

  15. Review of EIA Oil Production Outlooks

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    Review of EIA oil production outlooks For 2014 EIA Energy Conference July 15, 2014 | Washington, DC By Samuel Gorgen, Upstream Analyst Overview Gorgen, Tight Oil Production Trends EIA Conference, July 15, 2014 2 * Drilling Productivity Report performance review - Permian - Eagle Ford - Bakken * Crude oil production projections - Short-Term Energy Outlook - Annual Energy Outlook - International tight oil outlook * New DPR region highlights: Utica Drilling Productivity Report review - major tight

  16. Development of a New Stratigraphic Trap Exploration Using Elastic-Wave Seismic Technology

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    Bryan DeVault

    2008-02-05

    Vecta acquired 9 square miles of 9-C seismic data in Mountrail County, North Dakota with the Mission Canyon shoreline as a primary target. Vecta contracted the Institute Francais du Petrole in order to co-develop a more rigorous multicomponent seismic interpretation product. The final interpretation was very unique in that it utilized not only the 9-C seismic data but also the new jointly developed software. A Mission Canyon anomaly was developed in 2006; however, it was of insufficient size to be a commercial target at the time. Therefore, Vecta analyzed the shear data for anisotropy within the Bakken formation and successfully reentered an abandoned producer within the project area and drilled a horizontal leg through the anomalous zones of the middle member of the Bakken formation. The well was open hole completed, swab tested, sand fraced, and swab tested some more. No shows of oil were ever seen from the Bakken formation, but the well yielded considerable amounts of formation water. The well has been abandoned as non-commercial. From the swab tests, one may conclude considerable permeability exists in the formation, thus confirming the utility of the shear wave to detect fractures within the targeted formation.

  17. Sulfur isotope ratios in petroleum research and exploration: Williston basin

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    Thode, H.G.

    1981-09-01

    The three major types of crude oil in the Williston basin - the type I oils of the Winnipeg-Red River system, the type II oils of the Bakken-Madison system, and the type III oils of the Tyler-Pennsylvanian system - can be distinguished by their sulfur isotope compositions. They have characteristic delta/sup 34/S values of 5.8 +- 1.2 parts per thousand (ppt), 2.8 +- 0.8 ppt, and -4.0 +- 0.7 ppt respectively. Highly mature oils have less typical values. Type II oils which have migrated over a distance of some 150 km beyond the region of generation have maintained their characteristic delta/sup 34/S values even though sulfur may have been lost. This indicates little or no interaction with reservoir sulfates under normal circumstances. On the periphery of the basin, type II oils altered by water washing and biodegradation have altered delta/sup 34/S values which increase from +2.9 to +9.4 ppt with the increasing degree of crude oil degradation. The Bakken shales, source of the type II oils, have delta/sup 34/S distribution patterns in the reduced sulfur typical of marine sediments. The delta/sup 34/S values for the type II oils match most closely the delta/sup 34/S value of organic sulfur in the black bituminous shales of the lower Bakken.

  18. CO2 SEQUESTRATION POTENTIAL OF TEXAS LOW-RANK COALS

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    Duane A. McVay; Walter B. Ayers Jr; Jerry L. Jensen

    2004-11-01

    The objectives of this project are to evaluate the feasibility of carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) sequestration in Texas low-rank coals and to determine the potential for enhanced coalbed methane (CBM) recovery as an added benefit of sequestration. there were two main objectives for this reporting period. first, they wanted to collect wilcox coal samples from depths similar to those of probable sequestration sites, with the objective of determining accurate parameters for reservoir model description and for reservoir simulation. The second objective was to pursue opportunities for determining permeability of deep Wilcox coal to use as additional, necessary data for modeling reservoir performance during CO{sub 2} sequestration and enhanced coalbed methane recovery. In mid-summer, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation agreed to allow the authors to collect Wilcox Group coal samples from a well that was to be drilled to the Austin Chalk, which is several thousand feet below the Wilcox. In addition, they agreed to allow them to perform permeability tests in coal beds in an existing shut-in well. Both wells are in the region of the Sam K. Seymour power station, a site that they earlier identified as a major point source of CO{sub 2}. They negotiated contracts for sidewall core collection and core analyses, and they began discussions with a service company to perform permeability testing. To collect sidewall core samples of the Wilcox coals, they made structure and isopach maps and cross sections to select coal beds and to determine their depths for coring. On September 29, 10 sidewall core samples were obtained from 3 coal beds of the Lower Calvert Bluff Formation of the Wilcox Group. The samples were desorbed in 4 sidewall core canisters. Desorbed gas samples were sent to a laboratory for gas compositional analyses, and the coal samples were sent to another laboratory to measure CO{sub 2}, CH{sub 4}, and N{sub 2} sorption isotherms. All analyses should be finished by the end of

  19. STEAB April Meeting Agenda

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    APRIL MEETING AGENDA April 28 - 29, 2015 Hilton Garden Inn Downton Austin 500 N Interstate 35, Austin, TX 78701 Rio Grande Conference Room DAY 1 - April 28 th 8:00 - 8:45 Breakfast, hotel meeting room 8:45 - 9:00 Agenda and Tour Overview Monica and Frank 9:00 - 9:45 Overview of the Office of Technology Transitions (teleconference) Jetta Wong, DOE 9:45 - 10:00 Austin, TX Overview and Highlights Dub Taylor 10:00 - 10:30 HUD Follow-up (teleconference) Kevin Bush, HUD 10:30 - 10:45 Break 10:45 -

  20. Space Conditioning Standing Technical Commitee Presentation

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    This presentation outlines the goals of the Space Conditioning Standing Technical ommittee, as presented at the Building America Spring 2012 Stakeholder meeting on February 29, 2012, in Austin, Texas.

  1. Dispatchable Distributed Generation: Manufacturing’s Role in Support of Grid Modernization, FEBRUARY 10-11

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) held a workshop in Austin, Texas at the Embassy Suites Hotels on February 10-11, 2016. The topic of this 2 day workshop was the Role of the Manufacturing...

  2. CX-003888: Categorical Exclusion Determination

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Improved Drilling and Fracturing Fluids for Shale Gas ReservoirsCX(s) Applied: B3.6Date: 09/10/2010Location(s): Austin, TexasOffice(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

  3. Exploratory Well At Coso Geothermal Area (1967) | Open Energy...

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Notes Coso Hot Springs well No. 1 drilled to 114.3 m. References Fournier, R. O.; Thompson, J. M.; Austin, C. F. (1 January 1978) Chemical analyses and preliminary...

  4. CX-008744: Categorical Exclusion Determination

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Implementation of a Low-Level Gamma-Ray Counting Facility – University of Texas at Austin CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 05/22/2012 Location(s): Idaho Offices(s): Idaho Operations Office

  5. Heat Pump Water Heater Modeling in EnergyPlus (Presentation)

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    Wilson, E.; Christensen, C.

    2012-03-01

    This presentation summarizes NREL's development of a HPWH model for use in hourly building energy simulation programs, such as BEopt; this presentation was given at the Building America Stakeholder meeting on March 1, 2012, in Austin, Texas.

  6. Heat Pump Water Heating Modeling in EnergyPlus

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    Wilson, Eric; Christensen, Craig

    2012-03-01

    This presentation summarizes NREL's development of a HPWH model for use in hourly building energy simulation programs, such as BEopt; this presentation was given at the Building America Stakeholder meeting on March 1, 2012, in Austin, Texas.

  7. CX-000443: Categorical Exclusion Determination

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Gulf of Mexico Miocene Carbon Dioxide Site Characterization Mega TransectCX(s) Applied: A11, B3.1Date: 11/20/2009Location(s): Austin, TexasOffice(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

  8. Jeff Greeley

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    people to move into scientific careers. How did you explore your early interest in chemical engineering? When I started my undergraduate degree at UT-Austin, I was pretty...

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    My name is Jennifer Smith and I am the Executive Director of Congregation Beth Israel in Austin. Congregation Beth Israel was the first recipient of the Property Assessed Clean ...

  10. LSU EFRC - Center for Atomic Level Catalyst Design - Contact...

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    ... P. Jacobson, T. Manz, D.S. Sholl, F.N. Womack, P.T. Sprunger, & U. Diebold, "Surface ... Techcon, Austin, Sept 2011. 50. F. Womack, R. Singh, Y. Losovyi, O. Kizilkaya, R.L. ...

  11. Plasmon-mediated electrochemical reactions: the influence of nanoparticle structure

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    Willets, Katherine A.

    2015-09-25

    This document describes research performed at the University of Texas at Austin under award DE-SC0010307. This award has been transferred to Temple University upon the move of the PI from her original institution to a new institution.

  12. CX-001457: Categorical Exclusion Determination

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Interconnection-Level Analysis and Planning for Texas Interconnect- Topic ACX(s) Applied: A9, A11Date: 03/30/2010Location(s): Austin, TexasOffice(s): Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, National Energy Technology Laboratory

  13. SREL Reprint #3025

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    and grow in these extreme conditions. SREL Reprint 3025 Baker-Austin, C. and M. Dopson. 2007. Life in acid: pH homeostasis in acidophiles. TRENDS in Microbiology 15(4):165-171...

  14. Cielo Wind Power LLC | Open Energy Information

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    Power LLC Jump to: navigation, search Name: Cielo Wind Power LLC Place: Austin, Texas Zip: 78701 2459 Sector: Wind energy Product: Currently the largest wind power developer in the...

  15. Meridian Energy Systems Inc | Open Energy Information

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    Address: 4109 Todd Lane Place: Austin, Texas Zip: 78744 Region: Texas Area Sector: Solar Product: Design, sales, installation and service of stand-alone and grid-tied PV...

  16. User:Nlangle/Reference Example | Open Energy Information

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    |formatlist The sample text below shows it in action, used in conjunction with a tag. Sample Text DIY small batch non esse Austin. Ullamco 90's veniam reprehenderit,...

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    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    ... "Austin City of",1015,1999,"DECKER SOLAR","SOLAR","010186","0101....03,15599,,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,,0,0,0,0,0,0,0 "Michigan South Central Pwr Agy",12807,1999,"ENDIC...

  18. Wind Power Plants and System Operation in the Hourly Time Domain...

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    * NRELCP-500-33955 Wind Power Plants and System Operation in the Hourly Time Domain Preprint M. Milligan To be presented at WINDPOWER 2003 Austin, Texas May 18-21, 2003 National ...

  19. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Central Texas Fuel Independence Project

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Presentation given by City of Austin at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about Central Texas Fuel...

  20. Texas Residential Energy Code Field Study

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    Principal Investigator: National Association of State Energy Officials – Arlington, VAPartners:   -   South-central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource (SPEER) – Austin, TX  -   State...

  1. CX-000755: Categorical Exclusion Determination

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Pecan Street Project Energy Internet DemonstrationCX(s) Applied: A9, B5.1Date: 01/29/2010Location(s): Austin, TexasOffice(s): Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, National Energy Technology Laboratory

  2. Final Report DE-EE0005380 ...

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    UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN Final Report DE-EE0005380 Assessment of Offshore Wind Farm ... the entire U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind & Water Power Technologies Program team, ...

  3. Distributed PV Permitting and Inspection Processes

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    Solar Energy Technologies Office

    2010-08-03

    This presentation summarizes case studies of the time and cost involved in the distributed PV permitting and inspection process in three Solar America Cities, Austin, Portland, and Salt Lake City.

  4. CX-000749: Categorical Exclusion Determination

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Ultra-Deepwater Resources to Reserves Development and Acceleration Through AppraisalCX(s) Applied: A9Date: 01/29/2010Location(s): Austin, TexasOffice(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

  5. Microsoft Word - BreakoutSummary.doc

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    ... Paul, Omaha, Austin, Phoenix * Meetings in DC may allow key DOE staffers more opportunity to attend * Meeting should not be longer than two full days * Need one working group ...

  6. Matney-Franz Engineering LLC | Open Energy Information

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    Matney-Franz Engineering LLC Jump to: navigation, search Name: Matney-Franz Engineering LLC Address: 7200 North MoPac Place: Austin, Texas Zip: 78759 Region: Texas Area Sector:...

  7. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2015: High-Voltage, High-Capacity Polyanion Cathodes

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Presentation given by U of Texas at Austin at 2015 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about high-voltage, high...

  8. Topaz Power Group | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Group Jump to: navigation, search Name: Topaz Power Group Place: Austin, Texas Sector: Hydro Product: Topaz Power Group, LLC is a 3.4GW generation portfolio, mostly coal but...

  9. INDIGO PINE | Department of Energy

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    Decathletes from the University of Texas at Austin and Technische Universitaet Muenchen in Germany have drawn on shared interests to create NexusHaus, an ultra-efficient solar ...

  10. ALF HOUSE | Department of Energy

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    Decathletes from the University of Texas at Austin and Technische Universitaet Muenchen in Germany have drawn on shared interests to create NexusHaus, an ultra-efficient solar ...

  11. Recent Wind Resource Characterization Activities at the National...

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    NREUCP-440-23095 * UC Category: 1210 Recent Wind Reso Characterization A at the National Ren Energy Labora Dennis L. Elliott Marc N. Schwartz Presented at Windpower '97 Austin,...

  12. Modeling the Long-Term Market Penetration of Wind in the United...

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    CP-620-34469 W. Short, N. Blair, D. Heimiller, and V. Singh Presented at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) WindPower 2003 Conference Austin, Texas May 21, 2003...

  13. CX-001458: Categorical Exclusion Determination

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Cooperation on Electric Resource Planning and Priorities - Topic BCX(s) Applied: A9, A11Date: 03/30/2010Location(s): Austin, TexasOffice(s): Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, National Energy Technology Laboratory

  14. PII: S0097849397000897

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    ... Zephyr Software, P.O. Box 7704, Austin, Texas 78713-7704. Additional images of this ... K., Stinchocombe, M. and White, H., Universal approximation of an unknown mapping and ...

  15. craig_IAEA.doc

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    CA USA 3) University of Texas, Austin, TX USA 4) Consorzio RFX, Associazione EURATOM-ENEA sulla Fusione, Padova, Italy e-mail contact of main author: dcraig@wisc.edu Abstract. ...

  16. ARM Poster 2007.ai

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    20 40 60 80 100120 Number Density (L -1 ) 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Altitude (km) Further Development of Multi-Instrument Multi-Parameter Cloud Retrievals Richard Austin, Norm Wood, and Graeme...

  17. Search for: All records | SciTech Connect

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    ... Joanne M. ; Corte, James R. ; Austin, Erin J.D. ; Wang, Cailan ; Fang, Tianan ; Smith, II, Leon M. ; Rossi, Karen A. ; Rendina, Alan R. ; Bozarth, Jeffrey M. ; et al April ...

  18. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2016: Statically and Dynamically Stable Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

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    Presentation given by University of Texas at Austin  at the 2016 DOE Vehicle Technologies Office and Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about Batteries

  19. Transportation Energy Futures Study: The Key Results and Conclusions...

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    activities related to renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Austin Brown, Ph.D., is a senior analyst in the Washington, D.C. office of the National Renewable...

  20. Notes from the Call | OpenEI Community

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    to 10 people) NREL to rope in local DC NRELians, Geothermal People. Rob Bectel, Austin Brown, etc. Weather data? BLM data? Ocean data? Mix of government and industry. Ideal would...