Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC), under its Coastal Impacts Technology Program (CITP) will develop a methodology of assessing the environmental impacts of technologies on a coastal wetland ecosystem. The CITP will be managed by HARC and it will work closely with Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA) throughout the program. CITP is a program of research and development, demonstration, and commercial application of technologies for ultra-deepwater and unconventional natural gas and other petroleum resource exploration and production, including addressing the technology challenges for small producers, safe operations, and environmental mitigation. The unique technology challenges of small producers will be addressed through a consortia approach. This research component is focused on advancing technologies for mature oil and gas fields. RPSEA members are currently engaged in testing and adapting technologies to mitigate environmental impacts, and is assessing the current state of technologies and conducting technology road mapping exercises. The program team is deploying and testing key technologies. Technologies will be transferred, as appropriate, using current technology transfer infrastructures that are available in Texas, such as state producer associations.