Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-PS26-06NT15430, Enhanced Oil and Natural Gas Production Through Carbon Dioxide Injection, 4903-4904 [E6-1098]

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L. 92–463), and in accordance with Title 41 of the Code of Federal Regulations, section 102– 3.65(a), and following consultation with SUMMARY: The DOE will support producers of oil and gas in carrying out projects to inject carbon dioxide for the purpose of enhancing recovery of oil or natural gas, while increasing the sequestration of carbon dioxide (CO2). PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\30JAN1.SGM 30JAN1 4904 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 19 / Monday, January 30, 2006 / Notices The National Energy Technology Laboratory’s (NETL) Strategic Center for Natural Gas and Oil program mission is to enhance U.S. security by ensuring the Nation has a reliable energy supply. The Strategic Center for Natural Gas and Oil seeks to accomplish this critical goal by advancing environmentally responsible technological solutions that bolster domestic oil and natural gas recovery. Priority will be given to projects in the noted areas of interest—the Williston Basin in North Dakota/Montana and the Cook Inlet Basin in Alaska. This solicitation seeks to maximize U.S. oil and natural gas production in a costeffective manner through the injection of CO2, while at the same time sequestering significant quantities of CO2. To promote greater use of industrial CO2, additional consideration will be given to those proposals that use anthropogenic CO2 from existing industrial processes for the CO2 flood (e.g., ethanol and gas processing plants, oil refineries, petroleum coke gasification, coal liquefaction, etc.). Projects should clearly set forth the manner in which adverse environmental impacts would be minimized. Finally, the solicitation will give priority programmatic consideration to projects that involve, in a significant way, existing state/regional institutions that have a mandate or significant interest in supporting enhanced oil or natural gas recovery, and reducing the carbon intensity/CO2 emissions in the state and/or region. DATES: Funding Opportunity Announcement Issue: 03 Feb 2006. Proposal Receipt: 05 May 2006. Selection Notification: 04 Aug 2006. Award: 30 Sep 2006. ADDRESSES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for additional detail. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Beth Pearse, Marybeth.pearse@netl.doe.gov. These specific demonstration projects are Congressionally mandated in the 2005 Energy Policy Act, H.R. 6, Section 354, Subsection (c), with the purpose of promoting the capture, transportation and injection of produced carbon dioxide for sequestration into oil and gas fields, while promoting oil and natural gas production. Projects selected under this solicitation will add to the technological base by demonstrating technology methods for improving the economic viability and effectiveness of CO2 flooding, capture and sequestration cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:07 Jan 27, 2006 Jkt 208001 techniques. The efforts will support national air quality goals by answering questions surrounding the increased use of CO2 for enhanced oil and natural gas recovery, while also allowing more CO2 to remain in the geologic formations. The results will provide additional benefits by improving the industry performance and extending the life of producing fields. Examples of improved recovery technologies will be demonstrated at DOE’s CO2 EOR Workshop in Houston, hosted by the Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC). This workshop is tentatively scheduled for Feb. 22–23, 2006. 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Submissions should include a cover page containing the commenter’s name, affiliation, telephone number, mailing address, and e-mail address. DOE will consider all comments received. Comments prepared in electronic formats may be submitted directly, via the Web at: http:// www.dg1817report.org. Links to this Web page may also be found on the OE Web site: http://www.electricity.doe.gov, or the NETL Web site: http:// www.netl.doe.gov. Written submissions may also be sent by regular mail to: Mario Sciulli, U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory, PO Box 10940, MS 922– 342C, Pittsburgh, PA 15236; or by e-mail to: mario.sciulli@netl.doe.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mario Sciulli, U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory, PO Box 10940, MS 922– 342C, Pittsburgh, PA 15236, e-mail address: mario.sciulli@netl.doe.gov. 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The first component of the DOE study will analyze potential benefits associated with expanded utilization of distributed energy technologies. For purposes of this Notice the terms ‘‘distributed generation’’ (DG), ‘‘cogeneration’’ and ‘‘small power production’’ are synonymous.1 Specific 1 The term ‘‘cogeneration facility’’ typically describes a facility that produces electric and/or thermal energy independent of or interconnected to the local electricity supplier (grid). 16 U.S.C. 796(18)(A). Similarly, ‘‘small power production E:\FR\FM\30JAN1.SGM 30JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 19 (Monday, January 30, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4903-4904]
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[FR Doc No: E6-1098]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-PS26-06NT15430, Enhanced Oil 
and Natural Gas Production Through Carbon Dioxide Injection

AGENCY: National Energy Technology Laboratory, Department of Energy 
(DOE).

ACTION: Notice of release of funding opportunity announcement.

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SUMMARY: The DOE will support producers of oil and gas in carrying out 
projects to inject carbon dioxide for the purpose of enhancing recovery 
of oil or natural gas, while increasing the sequestration of carbon 
dioxide (CO2).

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 The National Energy Technology Laboratory's (NETL) Strategic Center 
for Natural Gas and Oil program mission is to enhance U.S. security by 
ensuring the Nation has a reliable energy supply. The Strategic Center 
for Natural Gas and Oil seeks to accomplish this critical goal by 
advancing environmentally responsible technological solutions that 
bolster domestic oil and natural gas recovery. Priority will be given 
to projects in the noted areas of interest--the Williston Basin in 
North Dakota/Montana and the Cook Inlet Basin in Alaska. This 
solicitation seeks to maximize U.S. oil and natural gas production in a 
cost-effective manner through the injection of CO2, while at 
the same time sequestering significant quantities of CO2. To 
promote greater use of industrial CO2, additional 
consideration will be given to those proposals that use anthropogenic 
CO2 from existing industrial processes for the 
CO2 flood (e.g., ethanol and gas processing plants, oil 
refineries, petroleum coke gasification, coal liquefaction, etc.). 
Projects should clearly set forth the manner in which adverse 
environmental impacts would be minimized. Finally, the solicitation 
will give priority programmatic consideration to projects that involve, 
in a significant way, existing state/regional institutions that have a 
mandate or significant interest in supporting enhanced oil or natural 
gas recovery, and reducing the carbon intensity/CO2 
emissions in the state and/or region.

DATES: 
Funding Opportunity Announcement Issue: 03 Feb 2006.
Proposal Receipt: 05 May 2006.
Selection Notification: 04 Aug 2006.
Award: 30 Sep 2006.

ADDRESSES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for additional detail.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Beth Pearse, 
Marybeth.pearse@netl.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: These specific demonstration projects are 
Congressionally mandated in the 2005 Energy Policy Act, H.R. 6, Section 
354, Subsection (c), with the purpose of promoting the capture, 
transportation and injection of produced carbon dioxide for 
sequestration into oil and gas fields, while promoting oil and natural 
gas production.
    Projects selected under this solicitation will add to the 
technological base by demonstrating technology methods for improving 
the economic viability and effectiveness of CO2 flooding, 
capture and sequestration techniques. The efforts will support national 
air quality goals by answering questions surrounding the increased use 
of CO2 for enhanced oil and natural gas recovery, while also 
allowing more CO2 to remain in the geologic formations. The 
results will provide additional benefits by improving the industry 
performance and extending the life of producing fields.
    Examples of improved recovery technologies will be demonstrated at 
DOE's CO2 EOR Workshop in Houston, hosted by the Petroleum 
Technology Transfer Council (PTTC). This workshop is tentatively 
scheduled for Feb. 22-23, 2006. Please refer to PTTC's Web site at 
http://www.pttc.org for finalized dates and meeting details.
    Address Information: The Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-PS26-
06NT15430, Enhanced Oil and Natural Gas Production through Carbon 
Dioxide Injection, can be found at http://www.e-center.doe.gov or 
http://grants.gov, after the Funding Opportunity Announcement issue 
date above.

    Issued in Pittsburgh PA on January 19, 2006.
Richard D. Rogus,
Procurement Team Leader.
 [FR Doc. E6-1098 Filed 1-27-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6450-01-P