The U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) has entered into a cooperat ive agreement, number DE-FC21-86MC11076, with the University of Wyoming Research Corporation, Western Research Institute (WRI). Pursuant to the terms of that agreement an annual project proposal was submitted for review and approval by DOE. Based on negotiations of that proposal, this annual research plan has been prepared. he research efforts described herein are for the period October 1, 1986 through eptember 30, 1987. Research is planned in five major program areas: Oil Shale, Tar and, Underground Coal Gasification, Advanced Exploratory Research, and Advanced Fuels Research. The detailed budgets presented herein total up to the following amounts by program area. DOE Oil Shal e DOE Tar Sand DOE Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) DOE Advanced Process Technology (APT) DOE Advanced Fuels Research (AFR) Total $3,163,000 1,100,000 1,200,000 288,000 235,000 $5,986,000 The following WRI employees are designated managers for four majorprogram areas: Oil Shale Tar Sand UCG APT AFVerne Smith Leland Marchant James Covell David Sheesley Ken Thomas Research in each of the following sections is described by major program area. Within each section the proposed efforts are broken down by research tasks, for which specific investigations are described with budgets and milestone accomplishments included.