About the EERC

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The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) provides practical, cost-effective solutions to today's most critical energy and environmental issues and challenges. The EERC's research portfolio consists of a wide array of strategic energy and environmental solutions, including clean coal technologies, oil and gas related activities, CO2 sequestration, energy and water sustainability, hydrogen technologies, air toxics and fine particulate, mercury measurement and control, alternative fuels, wind energy, biomass, water management, flood prevention, global climate change, waste utilization, energy-efficient technologies, and contaminant cleanup. The EERC has worked with over 1100 clients in all 50 states and 51 countries and employs over 345 people.

Center for Oil and Gas

The Center for Oil and Gas at the EERC is a specialized technical group focusing on design and implementation of new approaches to the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas. Practicing under the long-standing EERC philosophy of collaboration and an interdisciplinary approach, the group’s success is based on developing effective partnerships with the oil and gas exploration and production industry and government agencies.

Center for Oil and Gas projects include the following:

  • Coalbed methane (Powder River, San Juan, and Williston Basins)
  • Deep-basin-centered gas (Williston Basin)
  • CO2 enhanced oil recovery (EOR) (Williston, Denver–Julesburg, and Alberta Basins)
  • Utilization of flared gas and distributed generation
  • Produced Water Handling (San Juan, Powder River, and Williston Basins)

Capabilities include the following:

  • Geologic characterization and modeling
  • Information systems design and data management
  • Geological laboratory and analytical facilities
  • CO2 EOR
  • Engineering services
  • Reservoir simulations
  • Measurement, monitoring, and verification for CCS projects

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Downloadable Resources
Obtain data regarding well locations, completion information, and production provided in convienent formats for conducting efficient analysis.
Decision Support
Decision Support provides oil production and geologic data for the North Dakota portion of the Williston Basin. Explore production relative to geologic properties of the Bakken and Three Forks formations.