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New Energy Technologies: Regulating Change
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As part of a cooperative agreement with the United States Department of Energy (DOE) -- entitled
Technology's Impact on Production: Developing Environmental Solutions at the State and National Level -
- the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) has been tasked with assisting state
governments in the effective, efficient, and environmentally sound regulation of the exploration and
production of natural gas and crude oil, specifically in relation to orphaned and abandoned wells and
wells nearing the end of productive life. Project goals include:
Developing (a) a model framework for prioritization and ranking of orphaned or abandoned well
sites; (b) a model framework for disbursement of Energy Policy Act of 2005 funding; and (c) a research
study regarding the current status of orphaned wells in the nation.
Researching the impact of new technologies on environmental protection from a regulatory
perspective. Research will identify and document (a) state reactions to changing technology and
knowledge; (b) how those reactions support state environmental conservation and public health; and (c)
the impact of those reactions on oil and natural gas production.
Assessing emergent technology issues associated with wells nearing the end of productive life.
Including: (a) location of orphaned and abandoned well sites; (b) well site remediation; (c) plugging
materials; (d) plug placement; (e) the current regulatory environment; and (f) the identification of
emergent technologies affecting end of life wells. New Energy Technologies --Regulating Change, is the
result of research performed for Tasks 2 and 3.
Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission
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Amann, Rachel; Deweese, Ellis & Shipman, Deborah. Technology's Impact on Production, report, June 30, 2009; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc934501/m1/4/: accessed February 15, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.