Petroleum Technology Research Centre Petroleum Technology Research Centre en-us Aquistore Agreements in the News in Saskatchewan Fri, 16 Dec 2016 08:56:00 -0600 PTRC and South African National Energy Development Institute sign MOU on CCS R&D The PTRC and SANEDI are pleased to announce the official signing of a memorandum of understanding to share knowledge and develop research initiatives on carbon capture and storage. SANEDI, through its South African Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage, is in the process of developing its first CCS pilot Project. PTRC, with its extensive knowledge of CCS through two projects (Weyburn-Midale and Aquistore) will offer an exchange of knowledge and ideas as SACCCS moves forward on its... Thu, 17 Nov 2016 07:57:00 -0600 Aquistore and Illinois Basin Decatur Project to Collaborate on CCS Research The Petroleum Technology Research Centre and the Illinois State Geological Survey today confirmed at the Greenhouse Gas Technologies Conference in Lausanne, Switzerland, that a collaborative agreement had been signed between the two groups to share research work and collaborate, going forward, on CO2 deep saline storage. Each organization have been managing research into deep saline CO2 geological stroage projects that are seen by many as the most important such projects in the world. For... Wed, 16 Nov 2016 15:54:00 -0600 Kyle Worth Announces at the Greenhouse Gas Technologies Conference that Aquistore has Reached 100,000 Tonnes of Injected CO2 Kyle Worth, presenting the latest research findings into the Aquistore Project, announced to a packed house at the Greenhouse Gas Technologies Conference in Lausanne Switzerland that over 100,000 tonnes of CO2 was now in the targetted reservoir. For a full press release, click here. Tue, 15 Nov 2016 17:38:00 -0600 Canadian Senators Visit PTRC's Aquistore Site and Discover the Science of Deep Saline CO2 Geologic Storage The PTRC was pleased to guide two Canadian Senators from the Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources on a tour of the Aquistore research site on October 7, 2016. Senators Dennis Patterson and Percy Mockler visited SaskPowers Boundary Dam Carbon Capture Facility, and then travelled the two kilometres to the Aquistore injection wells to learn about the extensive measurement and monitoring program being carried out at the site. The senators were joined by local... Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:51:00 -0600 PTRC hosts the Aquistore Annual General Meeting in Ottawa, Ontario August 16-17 PTRC's Aquistore Project Announces First Year of Research Results at Annual General Meeting With over ten gigatonnes of global CO2 emissions each year coming from coal fired energy generation, carbon capture and storage is an important part the solution for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Aquistore Project near Estevan Saskatchewan the world's first CO2 storage project from a coal-fired post-combustion power plant is presenting results from the first year of measurement and... Tue, 16 Aug 2016 04:25:00 -0600 PTRC Expertise Tapped for 10th Annual IEAGHG Summer School The 10th Annual IEAGHG Summer School, hosted by the BHP Billiton SaskPower CCS Knowledge Centre, is occurring on the University of Regina Campus from July 18th to 22nd. Built on the success of previous years' schools held Perth Australia, Decatur Illinois, Austin Texas, Kloser Seeon Germany, and Svalbard Norway, the school has select graduate students from around the world participating in this study program. Through presentations and workshops the students will investigate the science... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 11:06:00 -0600 PTRC and CO2CRC (Australia) sign Memorandum of Understanding on Aquistore Organizations announce agreement to undertake applied research and collaboration for carbon management. The Petroleum Technology Research Centre (PTRC) and the CO2 Commonwealth Research Centre (CO2CRC) are pleased to announce the formal signing of a memorandum of understanding. As a leader in the field of carbon management, PTRC manages all research associated with Aquistore - the world's only integrated storage project associated with an industrial scale coal-fired power plant. Aquistore... Tue, 05 Jul 2016 16:31:00 -0600 PTRC and University of Alberta Sign Agreement to Collaborate on Carbon Capture Storage and Utilization (CCUS) Research in Mexico The Petroleum Technology Research Centre (PTRC), manager of the Aquistore CO2 storage project in Saskatchewan, is pleased to announce the signing of a Letter of Understanding with Dr. Rick Chalaturnyk at the University of Alberta where future work and collaboration will focus on CCUS research and capacity-building in Mexico. Dr. Chalaturnyk is the CMG Research Chair in Reservoir Geomechanics for Unconventional Resources at the U of A and a former research lead with the PTRC's WeyburnMidale... Wed, 11 May 2016 16:00:00 -0600 Aquistore Surpasses 50,000 Tonnes Stored on March 31, 2016! Mon, 04 Apr 2016 13:34:00 -0600 Fluid Recovery System in Aquistores Observation Well Allows Scientists Immediate Access to Reservoir Conditions Understanding small changes in the chemistry of subsurface fluids at the Aquistore site will help scientists better understand the effect of injected CO2 on the rock and liquids 3.4 km down crucial research for confirming the predictability and safety of CO2 storage worldwide.Just 150 metres away from the Aquistore CO2 injection well, an observation well drilled to the same 3.4 km depth is being used by research scientists to take a number of measurements in real time. One of the most... Mon, 29 Feb 2016 14:25:00 -0600 A CCS Seismic First at Aquistore This week, the Aquistore site is busy with the deployment and acquisition of three dimensional (3D) seismic over the injection area as well as a vertical seismic profile (VSP) around the injection well. Seismic imaging of the CO2 injected into the Aquistore well is a critical component of the monitoring program. "Before injection started, our researchers developed a predictive computer model of where the CO2 would go in the formation," says Don White, a geophysicist on the project and... Thu, 18 Feb 2016 17:07:00 -0600 A World's First Has Been Achieved at the Aquistore Project PTRCs Aquistore is pleased to provide a project update. Click here for all the information. Tue, 02 Feb 2016 09:05:00 -0600 PTRC and EERC Announce $2.5 M in USDOE Funding The Petroleum Technology Research Centre (PTRC) and the Energy Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota announced $2.5 million in U.S. Department of Energy (US DOE) funding awarded through the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). The project will develop an 'intelligent monitoring system' (IMS) utilizing data acquired through PTRC's Aquistore project.For more information on this exciting announcement, visit the Aquistore... Thu, 07 Jan 2016 13:52:00 -0600 PTRC 14-15 Annual Report now availible for viewing Our 14-15 Annual report is now availible online. To view the report, please click here, or visit the Media Centre tab. Mon, 30 Nov 2015 11:07:00 -0600 PTRC and Innovation Saskatchewan announce a bright new idea to the HORNET program 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. Tue, 17 Nov 2015 09:52:00 -0600 CANCELLED: Workshop on Sustainable Development Technology Canada Applications Has Been Cancelled Sustainable Development Technology Canada has announced that a planned workshop on applying for funding (to be held at the PTRCs 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 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 08:48:00 -0600 PTRC hosts ribbon cutting at Aquistore injection site 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 SourisMoose Mountain, Saskatchewan Environment Minister Herb Cox, MLA Doreen Eagles, Estevan City Councilor Dennis Moore, and Reeve Kelly Lafrentz. read more here...... Fri, 29 May 2015 11:13:00 -0600 Check out the news: PTRC support of EOR research at U of R 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 recoveryBy Everett DormaIt 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... Tue, 12 May 2015 14:08:00 -0600 Aquistore CO2 injection featured on German, French television 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. Mon, 11 May 2015 14:54:00 -0600