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  • PTRC will use field trials and the best in R&D to realize more from Western Canada's existing oil-in-place

  • PTRC's research helps produce more oil from the province's existing reserves, which means more royalties for governments

Heavy Oil Research Network

Since 1998 the PTRC has been funding enhanced oil recovery R&D leading to field trials and demonstrations that improve the efficiencies and impacts of oil production....Learn More

Tight/Light Oil Research

PTRC is working with major players in the Bakken and Viking Formations of Saskatchewan to develop field trials of new technologies for improving tight oil recovery....Learn More


A major international research program looking at the storage of carbon dioxide in a deep saline geologic formation....Learn More

Weyburn-Midale CO2 Monitoring and Storage

This project, which ran between 2000 and 2015, created one of the richest datasets in the world for CO2 storage. ...Learn More

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About Us

The Petroleum Technology Research Centre (PTRC) is a not-for-profit corporation founded in 1998 to facilitate research and development and demonstration projects into enhanced oil recovery and carbon storage, with the goals of improving recovery rates while reducing the environmental footprint of the oil and gas industry.  It is the PTRC's mission to realize 5 billion additonal barrels of oil reserves from Saskatchewan's existing oil-in-place over five years of R&D and field trials of new and improved technologies.