[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 189 (Wednesday, September 30, 1998)]
[Page 52292]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-26179]



Antitrust Division

Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and 
Production Act of 1993--Petroleum E&P Research Cooperative 

    Notice is hereby given that, on March 27, 1998, pursuant to Section 
6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 
15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (``the Act''), Petroleum E&P Research 
Cooperative (``Cooperative'') has filed written notifications 
simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade 
Commission disclosing changes in its project status. The notifications 
were filed for the purpose of extending the Act's provisions limiting 
the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified 
    The Cooperative intends to undertake the following research 
projects: (1) Intelligent Well Completions--Phase I. This project 
details only the Phase I of what is now envisioned as a multi-phase 
project for Intelligent Well Completions and addresses the need to 
identify the gaps in current technology and define the technology 
needs. (2) Integrated Analysis of ``Next Generation'' Compact 
Separation Technology concepts. This project is designed to identify 
and to quantify the comparative advantages associated with implementing 
state-of-the-art compact separation technology components into 
integrated designs for the `next generation' E&P facilities. 
Differential cost, size and weight considerations will be quantified. 
(3) Cavity Like Completions in Weak Sands. This project seeks to 
identify where/when/how deliberate sand flowback/surging/jetting can 
lead to significant productivity/injectivity increases, and stabilize a 
well against sand production.
    No other changes have been made in either the membership or planned 
activity of the group research project. Membership in this group 
research project remains open, and Petroleum E&P Research Cooperative 
(``Cooperative'') intends to file additional written notification 
disclosing all changes in membership.
    On January 16, 1997, Petroleum E&P Research Cooperative 
(``Cooperative'') filed its original notification pursuant to Section 
6(a) of the Act. The Department of Justice published a notice in the 
Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on February 13, 
1997 (62 FR 6801).
    The last notification was filed with the Department on August 22, 
1997. A notice was published in the Federal Register pursuant to 
Section 6(b) of the Act on November 28, 1997 (62 FR 63389).
Constance K. Robinson,
Director of Operations, Antitrust Division.
[FR Doc. 98-26179 Filed 9-29-98; 8:45 am]