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On November 20, 2015, the PTRC and Innovation Saskatchewan, along with the Canadian Light Source and University of Calgary held a press conference in Saskatoon, to announce an exciting new heavy oil reseach program. Click here to find out more. Read More
Posted: 11.17.2015
Sustainable Development Technology Canada has announced that a planned workshop on applying for funding (to be held at the PTRC's main floor board room at 6 Research Drive in Regina on September 15th) has been cancelled.  SDTC is hosting a webinar for those individuals in and around Regina interested in learning more about applications, on September 23rd.  To register for the webinar, please visit the SDTC site at https://www.sdtc.ca/en/workshops. Read More
Posted: 08.31.2015
The world’s first deep saline carbon dioxide storage project in association with a coal-fired power plant, Aquistore, officially opened today at SaskPower’s Boundary Dam Power Station site in Estevan, Saskatchewan.  Officials on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony included Ed Komarnicki, Member of Parliament for Souris—Moose Mountain, Saskatchewan Environment Minister Herb Cox, MLA Doreen Eagles, Estevan City Councilor Dennis Moore, and Reeve Kelly Lafrentz. read more here...... Read More
Posted: 05.29.2015
Read two new posts provided by the University of Regina about how The PTRC is supporting research and industry in the field of enhanced heavy oil recovery. Research aims to enhance heavy oil recovery By Everett Dorma It is thick like molasses, lies deep underground and represents a big financial bonanza for Saskatchewan’s economy. It’s heavy oil and research at the University of Regina is helping lead the way in recovering this ‘black gold.’   Read more... Read More
Posted: 05.12.2015
Governments may use #Aquistore technology to reduce CO2 emmisions by half their current output.  View the fourteen minute French video below.  You can use the subtitle translation for your preferred language.         The complete article can be read at FutureMag . Read More
Posted: 05.11.2015
The Aquistore Project has begun injecting carbon dioxide 3.4 km underground in Canada’s first deep saline CO2 storage project. Over the initial injection period of six months, the project expects to inject up to 1000 tns/day for scientific research, and secure, permanent storage.  Click here to read the release at the Aquistore site. Read More
Posted: 04.27.2015
The PTRC released the March 15, 2015 Tight Oil Optimization Presentations to our website.  We were delighted to present that Workshop, sponsored by Natural Resources Canada, which was a great success for those in attendance and for the research provided by the presenters.  The electronic copies of the presentations are available here, at the PTRC Media Centre. Read More
Posted: 03.18.2015
A tentative agenda has been posted.  You may view the agenda on the TOOC Page or by clicking here: TOOC Tentative Agenda. Please frequent the post as speakers'  subjects may change from now until the event date of March 12, 2014. Read More
Posted: 02.23.2015
The PTRC released its 2013-2014 Annual Report on November 21, 2014.  An electronic copy is available here . Read More
Posted: 11.26.2014
The PTRC is delighted to congratulate SaskPower on the launch of the world's first carbon capture facility on a coal-fired power plant.  The Boundary Dam Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage Project began feeding CO2 into a dedicated pipeline on October 1st, marking the inauguration of this industry-changing project. The PTRC is equally pleased to be able to continue our cooperation with SaskPower through our Aquistore project, which is using the two deepest wells ever drilled in... Read More
Posted: 10.03.2014
The PTRC is pleased to be a sponsor for the upcoming September 23rd SDTC workshop on building a winning funding application.  If you are a clean technology development company, an entrepreneur with a field-ready technology, a technology transfer organization or a new technology start up company - and you need funding to get your technology to market - attending this workshop may be exactly what you need. The workshop will take place on the campus of University of Regina.  Full details are ... Read More
Posted: 08.19.2014
The PTRC is pleased to announce the recent addition of two new staff members; Erik Nickel as a Senior Project Manager and Afton Leniuk as Junior Project Engineer. Erik joins the PTRC from the Saskatchewan Geological Survey and will head up the PTRC’s enhanced oil recovery research projects under the new Heavy Oil Research Network (HORNET). Afton Leniuk is a recent graduate of the University of Regina’s Environmental Systems Engineering program and will work alongside our project management... Read More
Posted: 07.04.2014
The PTRC is very pleased to annonce the publication of a new booklet, commissioned by the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute in Australia, which addresses many of the key questions members of the general public have about CO2 storage.  The publication was launched April 29th at the Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and simultaneously published on line at the Global CCS Institute's site. An electronic copy of the booklet can be found by ... Read More
Posted: 04.29.2014
The Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy today announced $400,000 in funding to the PTRC to build on 12 years of research into CO2 geolgocial storage.   Saskatchewan CO2 Oilfield Use for Storage and EOR Research (SaskCO2USER) builds on the 12 years of research conducted in the IEAGHG Weyburn-Midale CO2 Monitoring and Storage Project, expanding research on storage, wellbore integrity, predicting CO2 migration underground, and the identification of effective monitoring techniques.  Research... Read More
Posted: 04.02.2014
Innovation Saskatchewan Announced on March 6th funding for four different enhanced oil recovery projects, two of them through the PTRC.  Click here for the press release. Read More
Posted: 03.12.2014
The PTRC and SANEDI are pleased to announce the official signing of a memorandum of... Read More
Posted: 11.17.2016
The Petroleum Technology Research Centre and the Illinois State Geological Survey today... Read More
Posted: 11.16.2016