Earth Sciences Division (ESD) Department of Energy (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

Energy Resources Program Sponsors

Oil and Gas Exploration and Development

The Oil and Gas Exploration and Development research area receives support from the Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, Office of Natural Gas and Petroleum Technology, through the National Energy Technology Laboratory, the National Petroleum Technology Office, and the Natural Gas and Oil Technology Partnership, under U.S Department of Energy Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231. Support is also provided from industry and other sources through the Berkeley Lab Work for Others program. Industrial collaboration is an important component of DOE Fossil Energy projects.

Geothermal Energy Exploration and Development

The Geothermal Energy Exploration and Development research area receives support from the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Office of Power Technologies, Office of Wind and Geothermal Technologies, of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Methane Hydrate Exploration and Development

The Methane Hydrate Exploration and Development research area receives support from the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA) and from other industry partners through the Berkeley Lab Work for Others program.