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RPSEA Call for Proposals: Unconventional Onshore - Due 6/5/13

Source:  Lisa Kelly

The RPSEA program recently announced a new call for proposals “RFP: 2012UN001” under RPSEA Program:  Unconventional Onshore. 

If you plan to respond to this solicitation, please notify George Moridis ( and Lisa Kelly ( as soon as possible along with your supervisor. Further information may be obtained 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 RPSEA solicitation and (2) another FOA by DOE (with proposals due on 6/17), in which LBNL can only be a subcontractor with a maximum share of 25%.  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:  Identifying an industry partner as soon as possible is imperative.  This call is open to National Laboratories.

Type of Contract: Cost-Reimbursable-Cost Sharing

Level of RPSEA Funding: Approximately $20,000,000

Minimum Cost Share Requirement: 20% for R&D Projects; 50% for Demonstration Projects


Informational Meeting w/George Moridis:  May 3, 2013 10:00 -11:30 in 74-324

Proposal Due Date and Time: June 5, 2013 - 4:00 PM Central

Project Start Date: Approximately September, 2013


Expected Number of Awards: 5-15

Period of Performance: Typical awards are expected to range between 1 and 2 years

MUST ADDRESS 1 of 4 Topic Areas:

Topic #1 – Environmental Impact of Developing Low Permeability Onshore Resources

Topic #2 –Onshore Unconventional Resource Management

Topic #3 –Well Stimulation with Less Environmental Impact; Alternatives to Water Usage

Topic #4 –Well Construction and Integrity