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Contents EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1 1BACKGROUND ON RESERVOIR CLASS PROGRAM 5 Purpose, 5 Organization and Reservoir Class Basis, 8 Program Components, 8 Reservoir Characterization, 8 Demonstration of Advanced and Conventional Technologies, 8 Technology Transfer, 10 Implementation, 11 2 REVIEW OF PROGRAM BASIS AND COMPONENTS 17 Reservoir Class as Basis for Organization, 17 Conceptual Basis, 17 Findings and Recommendations, 18 Reservoir Characterization, 19 Role and Importance, 19 Quality of Reservoir Characterization, 21 Findings and Recommendations, 22 Demonstrating Advanced and Conventional Technologies, 23 Range of Technologies Reviewed, 23 Findings and Recommendations, 27
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Technology Transfer, 28 Role and Importance, 28 Present Responsibilities, 28 Findings and Recommendations, 31 3 PROJECT SELECTION, IMPLEMENTATION, MONITORING, AND REVIEW 35 Project Solicitation, 35 Process, 35 Audience Reached, 36 Project Eligibility, 36 Project Selection, 37 Contracting Process, 38 Monitoring and Review of Projects, Progress, and Results, 40 Objectives, 40 Process, 40 Evaluation of Results of Projects by DOE, 41 Qualifications and Credibility of Decision Makers, 41 Findings and Recommendations, 42 4 PROGRAM EFFECTIVENESS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT 45 Elements Necessary for Success, 45 Effectiveness of the Program, 46 Key Recommendations, 46 Reservoir Class as Basis for Organization, 46 Peer Review and Quality Control, 47 Technology Transfer, 47 APPENDIXES Appendix A: List of Presentations to the Panel 49 Appendix B: Interim Letter Report of the Panel 53 Appendix C: Reservoir Characterization 71 Appendix D: Biographical Information on Panel Members 77 Appendix E: Glossary 81