RMOTC is an energy testing center with unique capabilities, partnering with industry and academia to field test a broad range of products and
processes in a real-world environment. Located on a 10,000-acre U.S. Department of Energy site within Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 3 (NPR-3), RMOTC provides infrastructure
and expertise to validate new technology for our test partners.
As a DOE facility, RMOTC has no vested interest in any specific technology. We support the energy industry by testing new ideas specific to drilling,
oil & gas production, flow assurance, geothermal systems, renewable and alternative energies, carbon management, environmental impact mitigation, and more.
SWEA for Divestiture of RMOTC & NPR-3
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published the Final Site-Wide Environmental Assessment for the Divestiture of Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center and Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 3 (SWEA) to evaluate the potential environmental consequences due to the discontinuation of the government operations at the Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center (RMOTC) and Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 3 (NPR-3) property.
DOE prepared the SWEA to:
• Assess the potential environmental impacts of divestment;
• Identify any adverse environmental effects of divestment that cannot be avoided;
• Evaluate alternatives to divestment, including the No Action Alternative;
• Describe the relationship between local short-term uses of the environment and the maintenance and enhancement of long-term productivity; and
• Characterize any irreversible and irretrievable commitments of resources that would be involved should DOE decide to divest.
In this SWEA, DOE evaluated in detail potential impacts to air quality, cultural resources, socioeconomics, geology, biological resources, land use, environmental justice, noise, and water resources.
On the basis of the information and analyses presented in the SWEA, DOE determined that the proposed action does not constitute a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment, as defined by NEPA. Therefore, preparation of an environmental impact statement is not required and DOE will implement the Proposed Action.
Review the Final SWEA here
DOE Sells NPR-3
As of January 30th the Department of Energy finalized the sale of NPR-3, also known as the Teapot Dome Oilfield, to its new owners Stranded Oil Resources Corporation. The sale is the culmination of a competitive bidding process that closed on October 16th, 2014. For more info on the sale of NPR-3, click here
NPR-3 Sale - MEA Releases Executive Summary
Meagher Energy Advisors (MEA) releases the Executive Summary and Listing for the sale of NPR-3. This includes information on the background, geology, production & operations, upside potential, transaction process and more.
Read the Executive Summary here.
DOE Awards Contract to Sell NPR-3
Denver-based Meagher Energy Advisors, Inc. has been retained by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to sell all right, title and interest in NPR-3. The sale process begins this summer with the property being sold to the highest bidder through a competitive sealed bid process in the fall. Read the related Press Release here.