Serial No. 108-77: Ultra Deepwater Research and Development: What are the Benefits? Hearing before the Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, Second Session, April 29, 2004   [open pdf - 4MB]

Serial No. 108-77: This hearing was held before the Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality on April 29, 2004, to advocate the nonpartisan policy goal of a comprehensive and innovative national energy strategy. In particular, the hearing examines the ultradeep water and unconventional natural gas and other petroleum resources program, which is included in the conference report on H.R. 6 as passed by the House in 2003. This measure discussed would establish and fund new programs of research, development, demonstration, and commercial application of technologies for unconventional onshore and ultradeep water natural gas and other petroleum resource exploration and production, including safe operations and environmental mitigation. The legislation authorizes the Department of Energy, in partnership with industry, to advance the science and technology available to domestic onshore unconventional natural gas and oil producers, particularly independent producers, through advances in technology for production of unconventional oil and gas reserves. The program also gas and oil reserves in the ultradeep water of the central and western Gulf of Mexico with a focus on improving, while lowering costs and reducing environmental impacts, the safety and efficiency of the recovery of ultradeep water resources and subsea production technology used for such recovery. Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Tom DeLay, Michelle Foss, Howard Gruenspecht, John Riordan, Max A. Sandlin, and Arthur B. Weglein.

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