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  For Immediate Release, May 1, 2017 The Board of Directors of the Petroleum Technology Research Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of a new President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Dan MacLean, effective May 1, 2017. “Dan comes to the PTRC with more than 34 years of experience in upstream oil and gas exploration and development, both in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin and in the Williston Basin,” notes PTRC Board Chair Brian Watt.  ... Read More
Posted: 05.01.2017
Two feature articles in the National Post's supplement Climate Change Innovation highlight the importance of Aquistore for meeting Canada and the world's CO2 mitigation goals.  You can find the articles on line by clicking on the images below.           Aquistore Article                                       Interview with Rick... Read More
Posted: 03.29.2017
Aquistore has surpassed the 100,000 tonne milestone, which is equivalent to 2.7 million tree seedlings planted over ten years. Read More
Posted: 02.15.2017
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Posted: 12.16.2016
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... Read More
Posted: 11.17.2016
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... Read More
Posted: 11.16.2016
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. Read More
Posted: 11.15.2016
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 SaskPower's 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... Read More
Posted: 10.25.2016
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... Read More
Posted: 08.16.2016
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... Read More
Posted: 07.20.2016
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... Read More
Posted: 07.05.2016
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... Read More
Posted: 05.11.2016
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... Read More
Posted: 02.29.2016
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... Read More
Posted: 02.18.2016

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  For Immediate Release, May 1, 2017 The Board of Directors of the... Read More
Posted: 05.01.2017
Two feature articles in the National Post's supplement Climate Change Innovation highlight the... Read More
Posted: 03.29.2017
Aquistore has surpassed the 100,000 tonne milestone, which is equivalent to 2.7 million tree... Read More
Posted: 02.15.2017