Testing innovative technologies for treatment and reuse of flow back and produced water...

Coastal Impacts
Technology Program
Research and demonstration program to address environmental issues along the Gulf Coasts...
Integration Program (TIP)
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Using natural gas fuel for drilling and hydraulic fracturing...
EFD Virtual Site
The award-winning interactive educational tool features a virtual drilling rig, hydraulic fracturing spread, production pad and offshore platform to help foster environmental stewardship among all stakeholders.

Welcome to
the EFD Website

In 2005, Tom Williams, formerly with Noble Drilling, Dave Burnett, Texas A&M University GPRI (www.gpri.org) and Rich Haut, Houston Advanced Research Center (www.harc.edu) started up the EFD program to provide unbiased science and develop solutions to address issues associated with oil and gas development.

EFD-Technology Integration Program (TIP) Final Report

The 2012-2016 Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems Technology Integration Program (EFD-TIP) Final Report summarizes the accomplishments of the program sponsored by RPSEA.


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Come inside a working produced water testing lab.
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