HARC's EFD Program received the VZ Environmental Award for Excellence in Environmental Stewardship at the Southwest and Midcontintent gala ceremony on October 15, 2015.
Environmentally Friendly Drilling Scorecard
The development of the Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems (EFD) Scorecard has been ongoing since 2008. The first 3 ½ years focused on reaching a consensus for the various attributes through a series of workshops, meetings and paper exercises. For the past year the scorecard has been undergoing various tests. This testing consists of reviewing systems and technologies as well as applying the scorecard to past and ongoing operations. The objective is to develop a methodology that documents the environmental and societal tradeoffs associated with energy development taking into consideration variances in geographic regions. The scorecard will allow operators to objectively assess and continually improve their environmental performance and their service providers and it may enable companies to provide transparent documentation of performance. .
During 2012 the Scorecard was tested at actual drilling operations as well as drill-a-well-on-paper exercises. The testing gathered findings to enhance the Scorecard process. An operator-only meeting was held in Spring of 2013 to review the status of the Scorecard. The Scorecard will be issued in 2013 based on input received from sponsoring operators. In addition, further testing of the Scorecard will be performed in order to determine unique characteristics that need to be included for different ecosystems.
To learn more about Environmentally Friendly Drilling Scorecard, please visit http://www.EFDScorecard.org
HARC's EFD team and Gulf Coast Green Energy successfully completed the installation and commissioning of the Power Plus Organic Rankine cycle generator to produce electricity from flare gas.
Rich Haut and the EFD Systems program was mentioned in The Bakken Magazine regarding an agreement with LPP Combustion LLC to field test gas capture technology.
Rich Haut will present at the NSF Sponsored Workshop: Development of Green Fracturing Fluids and Sustainable Remediation and Containment Technologies Conference on April 21, 2015 at UALR.