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The DOE-FECM/NETL conducts research on a broad set of subsurface energy challenges related to CO2 storage and hydrocarbon systems. Portfolios offer an overview of key DOE-FECM/NETL R&D programs and research. As these R&D portfolios mature, key data-driven products (reports, datasets, EDXtools, etc.) produced by these efforts will be released via EDX and highlighted in each program's Portfolio page. Check back often to discover new content!

The carbon storage research provides DOE-NETL’s Carbon Storage Program with an onsite laboratory to conduct fundamental and applied Research and Development (R&D). The portfolio consists of a diverse set of research activities, spanning laboratory experimentation, field work, and numerical modeling to meet the research needs within the Carbon Storage Core Research Program.


The National Risk Assessment Partnership (NRAP)—an initiative within DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy and led by the National Energy Technology Laboratory—applies DOE’s core competency in science-based prediction for engineered–natural systems to the long-term storage of carbon dioxide (CO2). NRAP relies on integration of expertise and resources across five national labs (LANL, LBNL, LLNL, NETL, and PNNL).


The National Methane Hydrate Research and Development (R&D) Program has worked to accelerate the determination and realization of gas hydrate’s resource potential and to better understand the role of gas hydrates in the environment. NETL’s Natural Gas Hydrates Research portfolio was developed to fill multiple needs within the National Gas Hydrate R&D program.


NETL's Advanced Offshore Research is focused on developing a scientific base for predicting and quantifying potential risks associated with exploration and production in extreme offshore environments. The overarching goal of all projects in the Offshore portfolio is to prevent and improve response efforts related to offshore hydrocarbon spills.


The Critical Minerals Sustainability Program portfolio contains a comprehensive set of all publicly available data that were produced during a Congressionally funded assessment and analysis of the feasibility of economically recovering rare earth elements (REEs) from coal and coal by-product streams such as fly ash, coal refuse, and aqueous effluents. All publicly available datasets are accompanied by supplemental information that provides context on why, where, and how the data were collected.


The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) will leverage the unique capabilities and demonstrated expertise of three National laboratories—National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)—to determine the viability, safety, and reliability of storing pure hydrogen or hydrogen-natural gas blends in subsurface environments.


The Science-informed Machine Learning for Accelerating Real-Time Decisions in Subsurface Applications (SMART) Initiative is a ten-year, multi-organizational effort with the goal of transforming interactions within the subsurface and significantly improving efficiency and effectiveness of field-scale carbon storage and unconventional oil and gas operations.


The Science-based Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Institute (SAMI) was established in 2020 and combines the strengths of NETL’s energy computational scientists, data scientists, and subject matter experts with strategic partners to drive solutions to today’s energy challenges. The institute has a vision to leverage science-based models, artificial intelligence, and machine learning (AI/ML) methods, data analytics, and high-performance computing to accelerate applied technology development for clean, efficient, and affordable energy production and utilization.


The Unconventional Natural Gas and Other Petroleum Resources objective is to develop a sufficient scientific base for predicting and quantifying potential risks associated with the oil/gas resources in shale reservoirs that require hydraulic fracturing and/or other engineering measures to produce.


eXtremeMAT brings together seven leading U.S. DOE National Laboratories to harness the unparalleled breadth of unique capabilities for materials design, high-performance computing, manufacturing, and characterization that exist across the U.S. DOE complex to accelerate the development of materials for service in extreme environments.