The National Emissions Reduction Initiative (NEMRI): Collaborative Strategies for Preventing Future Orphan Wells
Date & Time
Wednesday, March 6, 2024, 9:30 AM - 9:55 AM
Markus Drouven

This session will present a comprehensive overview of National Energy Technology Laboratory’s (NETL) ambitious National Emissions Reduction Initiative (NEMRI). This five-year, $60 million project focuses on reducing emissions from the oil and gas sector. A key emphasis of his talk will be on how NETL’s multidisciplinary team is proactively collaborating with state governments and industry stakeholders to prevent today's marginal wells from becoming tomorrow’s orphaned wells. It will detail the initiative's innovative approaches, technological advancements, and the cooperative efforts aimed at identifying at-risk wells early and implementing effective interventions. His presentation will provide valuable insights into the synergies between federal research and state-level implementation, highlighting the critical role of these partnerships in achieving long-term environmental and energy goals.