The future of companies in the oil and gas industry depends heavily on the critical factor of research and development. R&D efforts create new technologies, products and processes that help preserve the environment, ensure public health and safety and affect all aspects of the industry from oil and gas extraction to distribution and sale of the final product.
If you need access to oil and gas industry R&D efforts for any reason, familiarize yourself with key terminology associated with the industry to help speed up your own research. This guide defines six terms tied to oil and gas industry R&D: National Energy Technology Laboratory, Fossil Energy Online Project Database, LOGIIC, Deep Trek, oil shale R&D and Oil & Gas Journal.
National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)The National Energy Technology Laboratory, an arm of the U.S. Department of Energy, implements energy and environmental R&D programs that support the DOE mission. NETL conducts its own onsite research and also partners with other organizations and companies for new solutions to national energy and environmental challenges.
NETL R&D efforts at the lab's website.
Fossil Energy Online Project DatabaseThe Fossil Energy Online Project Database is the U.S. Department of Energy's home for roughly 500 active R&D projects dealing with petroleum, coal and natural gas.
Fossil Energy R&D Project Database for more information on current oil and gas research and development topics.
LOGIICLOGIIC stands for Linking the Oil and Gas Industry to Improve Cyber Security. LOGIIC, a government and industry research and development partnership, is a forum that came about as result of a 12-month project worked by different oil and gas companies as well as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T). The purpose of the forum is to provide a venue for addressing those cyber security issues for the industry that are best worked on jointly.
Department of Homeland Security website.