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2011 Publications and Presentations

The following reports, papers and articles were made/published by EFD Team Members in 2011. Please contact awilcox@HARCresearch.org if you would like a copy (as available).

 

Articles 2011

1. Rigzone Articles:
          a. ‘First Movers in Eco-Drilling: Greener Results to be Clicks Away,’ 21 December 2011

          b. ‘First Movers in ‘Green’ Drilling: Low-Footprint Rigs,’ 17 November 2011
          c. ‘Haut Spearheads Green Drilling Movement,’ 3 October 2011
          d. ‘Analysis: Research Group Defines ‘Best’ Fracking Practices to Ease Concerns,’ 6 September 2011

2. Hart E&P Articles:
          a. ‘EFD Program Expands,’ 1 October 2011

3. Drilling Contractor Articles:
          a. ‘Drilling automation: Is resistance futile?’ 6 July 2011
          b. ‘JIP aims to minimize environmental risks, coastal impacts through technology,’ 24 May 2011

4. Discover Magazine Article:
          a. ‘Fracking Nation,’ May 2011

5. EFD Team quoted by the press:
          a. ‘Producers find environmentally-friendly technology can boost bottom line,’
               Midland Reporter Telegram, 16 November 2011

          b. Dot Earth: ‘A Fracking Method With Fewer Water Woes?’
               New York Times, 8 November 2011

          c. ‘Shale Gas Fracking Without the Hazards,’
               Daily Yonder 8 November 2011

          d. ‘New Waterless Fracking Method Avoids Pollution Problems, But Drillers Slow to Embrace It,’
               Albany Times Union, 6 November 2011

Publications

Gentry, B., Jackson-Smith, D., Belton, L., Theordori, G. “Assessing Opportunities and Barriers to Reducing the Environmental Footprint of Natural Gas Development in Utah’s Uintah Basin,” Utah State University. Institute for Social Science Research on Natural Resource. April 2011.

Gentry, B., Jackson-Smith, D., Belton, L., Theordori, G. “Assessing Opportunities and Barriers to Reducing the Environmental Footprint of Natural Gas Development in Utah’s Uintah Basin.” [Executive Summary]. Utah State University. Institute for Social Science Research on Natural Resource. April 2011.

Burnett, D.B., McDowell, J., Scott, J.B., Dolan C., “Field Site Testing of Low Impact Oil Field Access Roads: Reducing the Environmental Footprint in Desert Ecosystems,” paper SPE-142139-PP presented at the SPE Americas E&P Health, Safety, and Environmental Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, 21-23 March 2011.

Yu O.K., Medina-Cetina Z. and Briaud J.L. (2011), “Towards an Uncertainty-Based Design of Foundations for Onshore Oil and Gas Environmentally Friendly Drilling (EFD) Systems,” Proceedings of the Geo-Frontiers Conference, Dallas TX USA, March 13-16

Yu, O.-Y., Guikema, S., Briaud, J.-L., and Burnett, D. (2011). “Quantitative Decision Tools for System Selection in Environmentally Friendly Drilling.” Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems (In press)

Yu, O.-Y. and Medina-Cetina, Z. “Risk-Based Selection of Onshore Environmentally Friendly Drilling (EFD) Systems.” Journal of Systems Engineering (under second round review).

Yu, O.-Y., Guikema, S., Briaud, J.-L., and Burnett, D. “Sensitivity Analysis for Multi-Attribute System Selection in Onshore Environmentally Friendly Drilling (EFD).” Journal of Systems Engineering (under second round review).

Yu, O.-Y., Medina-Cetina, Z., Guikema, S., Briaud, J.-L., and Burnett, D. “A Comparative Analysis between Causal vs. Non-Causal Selection of Onshore Environmentally Friendly Drilling (EFD) Systems.” Journal of SPE Economics & Management, SPE (under second round review).