Petroleum Technology Research Centre Petroleum Technology Research Centre en-us PTRC's December Newsletter is available Geomechanics and Post-Chops; the latest on Aquistore and more! Tue, 05 Dec 2017 09:40:00 -0600 PTRC's October Newsletter is now available on line Click here to view it. Wed, 04 Oct 2017 10:22:00 -0600 PTRC's August Newsletter is Now Available Click here to view news about HORNET, Aquistore and other summer actiivities. Thu, 03 Aug 2017 13:43:00 -0600 PTRC Releases the Aquistore 2016 Annual Report The PTRC is pleased to announce the release of the Aquistore Projects Annual Report for 2016. Click on the image below to open the document as an interactive PDF. Wed, 02 Aug 2017 13:28:00 -0600 PTRC's e-Newsletter for June now available Find out more about the PTRCs latest news and activities. Including a QA with our new CEO.Click here to view. Sat, 10 Jun 2017 12:18:00 -0600 PTRC Hires New President and Chief Executive Officer For Immediate Release, May 1, 2017The 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. ... Mon, 01 May 2017 13:00:00 -0600 Aquistore Featured in Climate Change Innovation Supplement in National Post Two feature articles in the National Posts supplement Climate Change Innovation highlight the importance of Aquistore for meeting Canada and the worlds CO2 mitigation goals. You can find the articles on line by clicking on the images below. Aquistore Article Interview with Rick... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:03:00 -0600 Aquistore Surpasses 100,000 Tonnes of Stored CO2 Aquistore has surpassed the 100,000 tonne milestone, which is equivalent to 2.7 million tree seedlings planted over ten years. Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:11:00 -0600 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