Our Work

Powered by Natural Gas - PbNG

In 2013, the EFD team initiated a project to investigate the use of natural gas as a primary source for equipment used in drilling and fracturing operations in the Marcellus/Utica area. The first phase of the effort will be a conceptual study to document fuel requirements, fuel sources and how fuel usage during field development may evolve. The objective is to determine how natural gas may be used in E&P operations to reduce emissions and reduce the long haul of LNG to well sites. The study will determine the most desirable natural gas option (supply, distribution, power generation) at a given site for specific requirements under given conditions. The first phase will also identify safety issues/concerns including training and public outreach. Future plans will be included in the first phase report.

Project Announcements

Publications, Lectures & Presentations

HARC's Environmentally Friendly Drilling team published an article in the May/June issue of the IADC Drilling Contractor Magazine on the study of dual fuel engine emissions.

Publications, Lectures & Presentations

HARC's Carolyn LaFleur, Research Associate, Energy Production, will present findings of the dual fuel emissions study at the Natural Gas for High Horsepower Summit in Dallas, Texas October 27, 2015.

Publications, Lectures & Presentations

The Environmentally Friendly Drilling Team held a workshop on Natural Occurring Radioactive Material at Ohio State University on May 12, 2014.

Meeting Announcements

Environmentally Friendly Drilling will host Advanced Analytical Methods for Air and Stray Gas Emissions and Produced Brine Characterization Workshop at Houston Advanced Research Center - Lone Star Campus Center in the Board Room on Thursday, July 10, 2014.


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