"We're fortunate to have strong partnerships from around the state interested in collaboration and working toward a greater energy future in North Dakota," said Gorecki.
“The technology aboard the satellite provides high-resolution imagery not previously available to our industry, and we look forward to learning how to apply this new capability through our iPIPE partnership work,” said Darren Schmidt.
Researchers at the EERC have developed a new method for imaging the subsurface of the Bakken. The Quantitative Image Analysis (QIA) method is a useful tool for characterizing the porosity and microstructure of unconventional source and reservoir rock.
Increased infrastructure in North Dakota for moving large volumes of oil and gas require new technology for pipeline safety to achieve the goal of zero spills or leaks.
“We’re less than a year and a half into the initial SERC program," said Erickson. "It’s exploratory and fundamental, so it takes time for things to move forward. But we’ve already seen six new invention disclosures as a result, and we will see more before the first biennium is up."
A recently completed SERC project at the EERC is addressing the changing operations in the oil and gas industry, with the goal of determining if water extraction from the Inyan Kara (IK) Formation is technically viable for managing subsurface pressure during the drilling and construction of nearby Bakken wells.
New research was recently completed with the goal of identifying conversion technologies that directly—in a single step—convert natural gas or methane to liquid products that are more easily stored, transported, and marketed.
TC Energy joins iPIPE, committing to a continued high level of safety for pipeline operations.
Dakota Access Pipeline joins iPIPE, signaling the industry's continued interest in reaching the goal of operating pipelines with zero spills.
North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, 2019 IOGCC Chairman, presented the stewardship award to iPIPE at this year’s conference.