“Environmentally Friendly Drilling Europe (EFD Europe)” was established to identify, fund and transfer cost effective technologies and best practices to increase energy supply security and independence by accelerating the development of indigenous energy resources in a safe and environmentally friendly manner. The Chair of Drilling and Completion Engineering at the Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria, hosts and leads EFD Europe as a platform for the different stakeholders from the research and development community, industry, regulators, and the public.

The Montanuniversität Leoben is a technical university with a unique standing and special focus on petroleum and mineral resources. Its history is marked by a continuous development of its entire range of academic studies. Graduates from the Montanuniversität Leoben are among the most sought after professionals anywhere. In particular, its petroleum engineering alumni are known worldwide for their broad engineering education, technical skills and leadership.

The EFD-EU chapter was instrumental in assisting Ukraine in pulling together their gas shale development strategy.

For more information about the Ukraine effort, see: EFD-Ukraine


For further information about our EFD-EU efforts, contact Gerhard Thonhauser: gerhard.thonhauser@unileoben.ac.at