Continuing The
Quest Forum
Visit our forum area to discuss environmental & community issues such as air, water, and land...
Testing innovative technologies for treatment and reuse of flow back and produced water...

Coastal Impacts
Technology Program
Research and demonstration program to address environmental issues along the Gulf Coasts...
What gets measured gets done...
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Using natural gas fuel for drilling and hydraulic fracturing...
Field Trials
Click Here to watch a video showing environmental testing on Soil, Water, Air, and Livestock now being conducted in the Eagle Ford Shale Region.

Welcome to
the EFD Website

In 2005, Tom Williams, formerly with Noble Drilling, Dave Burnett, Texas A&M University GPRI (www.gpri.org) and Rich Haut, Houston Advanced Research Center (www.harc.edu) started up the EFD program to provide unbiased science and develop solutions to address issues associated with oil and gas development.


Take a Virtual Tour and explore our 3D interactive sites with Ralph and Rhonda Roughneck.

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Learn about the different benefits of being a sponsor.

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Shale Plays

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Come inside a working produced water testing lab.
Click to see a 360 Panoramic Photo