Five More Years – PTTC Receives $13 MM DOE Contract Extension

Title: Five More Years—PTTC Receives $13 MM DOE Contract Extension
Author: Sandra Mark
Publication: The Outcrop, January 2004, p. 12

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has signed another 5-year contract for the Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC) to continue its program. The $2.6 mm annual funding will be utilized by the national PTTC and 10 regions throughout the country. The Rocky Mountain Region of PTTC (PTTC Rockies), based at the Colorado School of Mines, has been a vital source of oil and gas technology information for the independent producer. Over the past 9 years, PTTC Rockies has used its funding to present 180 workshops that included more than 7600 participants.

Many of the workshops have featured hands-on computer software training in the most popular oil and gas applications. Collaborating with other organizations such as the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists (RMAG), PITC Rockies has presented many conferences on high-interest topics such as coalbed methane, low permeability gas reservoirs, and basin-centered gas exploration.

Other resources include a dynamic website ( that contains case studies and essential Internet links, and a quarterly newsletter that provides concise reviews of proven technology. We thank all of the people who wrote letters of support encouraging the DOE to continue the funding. PITC Rockies looks forward to another five years serving the Rocky Mountain oil and gas community.