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NETL Funding Opportunity - FY13 Unconventional Gas & Oil Technologies- Due 6/13/13

Source:  Lisa Kelly

The DOE NETL  program recently announced a new funding opportunity “FY2013 Unconventional Gas and Oil Technologies, De-FOA-0000894.” The intent of this Department of Energy (DOE), National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) FOA is to select and award projects in FY13 that focus on improving the environmental performance of shale gas, tight oil, and tight gas resource development.

If you have an interest in participating as a subrecipient to this solicitation, please notify George Moridis ( and Lisa Kelly ( as soon as possible along with your supervisor. Further information may be obtained by viewing the attached call or by visiting:

In addition, George is holding a meeting on May 3rd from 10:00 -11:30 in 74-324 in which he will discuss (1) this NETL FOA and (2) the RPSEA solicitation (with proposals due on 6/5).  This is an opportunity to provide some important information about how the proposals are to be structured and what to expect.  Additionally, George may have some pointers about potential industrial partners.


NOTE:  National Laboratories are eligible to apply as a subrecipient, but are not eligible to apply as a prime recipient.


Estimated Funding: Approximately $8M is expected to be available

Number of Awards:  DOE anticipates making five (5) to ten (10) awards

Anticipated Award Size:  DOE anticipates that the award size will be up to $1,500,000 total project value (including cost share); up to $3,000,000 total project value if field project(s) are selected.

Project Period:  2-4 years

Minimum Cost Share Requirement: The cost share must be at least 20% of the total allowable costs for research and development projects and 50% of the total allowable costs for demonstration and commercial application projects

FFRDC Contractor Effort:  The scope of work to be performed by the FFRDC contractor may not be more significant than the scope of work to be performed by the applicant. The FFRDC contractor effort, in aggregate, shall not exceed 25% of the total estimated cost of the project, including the applicant's and the FFRDC contractor's portions of the effort.


Informational meeting w/George Moridis:  May 3, 2013 10:00 - 11:30 in 74-324 Proposal Due Date and Time: June 13, 2013 – 11:59 PM Central

MUST ADDRESS 1 of 3 Topic Areas:

Topic Area 1 – Reduced Footprint of UOG Development

Topic Area 2 – Assuring, Monitoring, and Mitigating Issues Related to Methane Emissions, Wellbore Integrity, and Zonal Isolation (protecting shallow groundwater resources)

Topic Area 3 – Reducing Water Usage and Resource Degradation through Smarter and Less Water-Intensive Unconventional Resource Stimulation

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