charlotte: And one of the six projects funded is a Tuscaloosa Marine Shale (TMS) LABORATORY at UL in Lafayette, which will:
…address knowledge gaps regarding the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale (TMS), enabling more cost-efficient and environmentally sound recovery from this unconventional liquid-rich shale play… over the past several decades, operators have been unsuccessful in the TMS play, in part due to its clay-rich nature which makes it sensitive to water.
Just what the doctor ordered!! Um, excuse me for pointing out that I’ve been talking about the need for some “George Mitchell-type R&D” in the TMS for several years – although geologically related to the Eagle Ford, there are several significant differences that require further study. Sounds like somebody was listening!! Read more about the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale here.
Here’s the article:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the selection of six projects to receive approximately $30 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development in unconventional oil and natural gas recovery…
All opinions are my own, and no relationship with any company in the article is implied. Read full article at the publisher’s site: Department of Energy to Invest $30 Million to Boost Unconventional Oil and Natural Gas Recovery