Petroleum Technology Research Centre Petroleum Technology Research Centre en-us PTRC's October Newsletter is Now Available On-Line View the newsletter by clicking here Fri, 12 Oct 2018 08:43:00 -0600 The Boilermakers of American Launch a New Film about the Economic Impacts of Carbon Capture and Storage PTRC was pleased to have our Director of Research Erik Nickel participate in this important informational film about how CCS can contribute to sustainable communities.For a full press release on this movie visit The movie can be viewed by clicking on the link to picture below. Mon, 01 Oct 2018 15:11:00 -0600 PTRC Celebrates Its Twentieth Anniversary with Reception, Dinner and One-day Conference The Petroleum Technology Research Centre, the province of Saskatchewan's premiere research organization for the funding and support of innovative technologies for the oil and gas industry, is celebrating its 20th Anniversary with a reception and dinner on the night of September 12th, and a full day conference on September 13th. Both events are occurring at Government House in Regina.PTRC has been responsible for managing research programs that have, literally, changed the face of oil... Tue, 11 Sep 2018 13:55:00 -0600 PTRC's Heavy Oil Research Network Approves Ten Projects for Current Fiscal Year The PTRC has approved ten research projects, arising from the Request For Proposals completed this February, for funding as part of the HORNET program. The table below includes the project titles and research organization in receipt of funding.ProjectOrganizationActual Effects of Porous Medium and Pressure Drawdown on Foamy Oil Flow and Oil Recovery in CHOPS ReservoirsUniversity of ReginaEffects of Water Saturation and... Thu, 02 Aug 2018 13:24:00 -0600 PTRC and SRC announce the arrival of a new high-resolution CT-Scanner for use in characterizing rock core The Saskatchewan Research Council's Energy Division, located at the PTRC Building in Innovation Park in Regina, has been a hive of activity in the past month with the installation and commissioning of a brand new X5000 industrial x-ray CT-scanner. The PTRC's purchase of the device, which received an $800,000 investment from Western Economic Diversification Canada, was complimented with additional funding from SRC and the University of Regina."As one of the few organizations in North... Mon, 04 Jun 2018 16:18:00 -0600 PTRC's June Newsletter is now available Click here to learn more about our new CT-scanner, heavy oil research, PTRC at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference, and Aquistore news. Mon, 04 Jun 2018 16:09:00 -0600 Join the PTRC at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck North Dakota May 22-24th Were at Booth 213. See you there! Mon, 21 May 2018 09:24:00 -0600 PTRC's April Newsletter is Now Available Learn more about Aquistores seismic monitoring, Dr. Peter Gus research, and more! Click here for more . Fri, 06 Apr 2018 15:09:00 -0600 PTRC's February Newsletter is now available for viewing Learn the latest on Aquistore, our new Manager of Operations, and the latest on chemical flood research at the University of Regina. Thu, 01 Feb 2018 16:56:00 -0600 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