National Energy Technology Laboratory

The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is the only U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratory focused on the development of advanced fossil energy technologies. As a government-owned and government-operated (GOGO) national laboratory, the only one within the DOE complex, NETL can quickly identify and bring together the resources necessary to address complex technical problems, as well as market analysis and environmental impact issues. This enables the development of regulatory and technology-based solutions for problems that limit current use of domestic energy resources.

NETL’s program management capabilities can be used to plan and manage transformational technology developments with beneficial near- and long-term economic and environmental impacts. NETL’s onsite analysis and experimental capabilities can be used to pursue high-risk technology developments that enable further industrial development and deployment of commercialized technology solutions.

Strong partnerships enable the lab to deliver on its core mission, to discover, integrate, and mature technology solutions to enhance the nation’s energy foundation and protect the environment for future generations. Partners in NETL’s research efforts number in the thousands and include small and large businesses, national research organizations, leading colleges and universities, and other government laboratories. NETL plans, conducts, and sponsors research to develop oil and gas and coal technologies to produce reliable, affordable, and clean energy in support of the Nation’s economy. The Lab utilizes a complete suite of contractual vehicles, as well as its inherent authority as a GOGO, to pursue technology development through intramural and extramural associations, and to accelerate transition of those technologies into commercial markets. As a GOGO DOE National Laboratory, NETL is the only DOE National Laboratory authorized to issue Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA’s) on behalf of the Department; a means by which NETL awards hundreds of new financial assistance awards each year. NETL’s partnership service offers opportunities for cost-shared direct funding, licensing, and technology transfer in addition to long-standing commitments to support revitalization of the American Workforce and education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Summaries of Available Technologies

Read the following summaries about the technologies available to license from the National Energy Technology Laboratory.

Patents

Patents associated with this Lab are reviewed and updated quarterly. Some patents may no longer be maintained or available for licensing.

Number Date issued Title
9,976,360 05/22/2018 System and method for damping vibration in a drill string using a magnetorheological damper
9,483,586 11/01/2016 Modeling and designing of well drilling system that accounts for vibrations
8,944,190 02/03/2015 System and method for damping vibration in a drill string
8,662,205 03/04/2014 System and method for damping vibration in a drill string
8,589,136 11/19/2013 Methods and systems for mitigating drilling vibrations
8,504,342 08/06/2013 Modeling and designing of well drilling system that accounts for vibrations
8,240,401 08/14/2012 System and method for damping vibration in a drill string
8,214,188 07/03/2012 Methods and systems for modeling, designing, and conducting drilling operations that consider vibrations
8,087,476 01/03/2012 System and method for damping vibration in a drill string using a magnetorheological damper
7,997,357 08/16/2011 System and method for damping vibration in a drill string

Experts

The following experts from the National Energy Technology Laboratory are available to answer questions about technologies of interest to innovators and investors.

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David Alman
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Benjamin Chorpening
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Jared Ciferno
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Alexandra Hakala
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Geo Richards
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Timothy Skone
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Madhava Syamlal