About PTRC

The Petroleum Technology Research Centre (PTRC) is a not-for-profit corporation founded in 1998 to facilitate research, development and demonstration projects to reduce the carbon footprint and increase the production of subsurface energy. PTRC seeks to support industry, governments and research providers to realize their environmental, social and governance needs. 

Our Values


Be the leader in research and innovation to develop sustainable and environmentally responsible energy


Be the incubator, accelerator and developer of research and innovation to reduce the carbon footprint and increase the production of subsurface energy


To build on our experience in CO2 EOR and storage by supporting additional CCUS initiatives and by collaborating with other research organizations, governments and industry to  support environmental, social and governance (ESG) needs

Founded by four partners - Natural Resources Canada, the Government of Saskatchewan, University of Regina and the Saskatchewan Research Council - the PTRC has fostered the expansion of research capacity in Saskatchewan and Canada through funding and facilitating projects that are important to addressing the challenges faced by the energy industry.

The PTRC's Board of Directors is composed of representatives from its four founding members and from industry, who help to shape the company's strategic goals and directions.  The company is governed through a series of committees that provides guidance and support. These include a Founders' Committee, Governance and Human Resources, Audit and Finance, and a Management Committee.