PTRC Expertise Tapped for 10th Annual IEAGHG Summer School
Posted: 07.20.2016

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 and communications behind critical issues in the fields of carbon management and CCS.

PTRC and its in-house experts have been asked to present on five topics related to the geological storage of CO2:  induced seismicity, public outreach and engagement, enhanced oil recovery, storage monitoring and verification, and migration pathways (storage). 


PTRC CEO Ken From leading a lecture on CO2-EOR. July 2016, PTRC.  


“We are excited that PTRC has been chosen to both present to, and mentor, students attending this prestigious summer school,” noted Ken From, PTRC’s CEO.  “This acknowledgement of our expertise across many areas of CO2 storage research is a testament to Saskatchewan’s reputation as a leader in CCS research.”

The IEAGHG’s Tim Dixon, Manager of the Technical Programme, noted that “IEAGHG has worked with PTRC experts for many years, for example since 2000 on the IEAGHG Weyburn-Midale CO2 Monitoring and Storage Project, and we follow with interest the international monitoring collaboration on the current Aquistore project, and it is a pleasure to bring PTRC’s expertise into our International CCS Summer School for the benefit of the international students”.

The students will visit Aquistore – Canada’s first commercial-scale CO2 storage project – after a tour of SaskPower’s Boundary Dam Carbon Capture Facility. Students will explore the Aquistore site guided by PTRC’s scientists and field experts. To date, over 75,000 tonnes of CO2 have been stored at Aquistore.

The IEAGHG CCS summer school covers a range of policy and social issues that make it a comprehensive and interdisciplinary learning opportunity. The school helps develop future climate and energy leaders and encourages the sharing of knowledge and experience between leading organizations. The 10th Summer School’s main sponsors include the BHP Billiton SaskPower CCS Knowledge Centre, Westmoreland Coal, Innovation Saskatchewan, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, and Kiewit, with in-kind support from the University of Regina. The IEAGHG Summer School series sponsors include the Swiss Federal Office of Energy, and the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change.

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