Recent Blog Posts

Risky business: Understanding the role of risk in the development of a CCUS project

Risk, a word we are all familiar with. Especially now, in the dog days of this pandemic, we think a lot about risk. What activities might be “risky” and what are not, and what is an acceptable level of risk. When we speak with our financial advisors, we get asked “what level of risk are you comfortable with?”, or when we confer with doctors, the risks of certain activities…

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A Year Full of Milestones at PTRC

PTRC has had another year of building on a legacy of high quality research with direct impact on GHG emissions reduction and sustainable resource production. I will limit my year end comments to three areas of research (HORNET, Tight/light Oil and CO2 storage) and our communication/outreach efforts for 2021.   Heavy Oil Research Network (HORNET) Our 2020 HORNET program was delayed due…

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Two Recent ESG Initiatives in the Oil Industry Speak to the Future of Production and Exploration

On behalf of the PTRC I would like to start my blog with an acknowledgement of the tragedy of the residential school system as highlighted by the recent discoveries of unmarked graves at the former residential school site in Kamloops BC, and at the Marieval Residential School at Cowessess, Saskatchewan.  PTRC offices are located on the Treaty 4 Territory beside the campus of the…

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Women in Petroleum Engineering

Just a month before International Women in Engineering Day, it is my turn to write a blog post. I thought I should share my experience as a female engineer with other women who might like to start a career in engineering. Some of you reading this blog may know me quite well and some may not. I joined PTRC in January of 2019. Prior to working for PTRC, all I knew about the organization was some of…

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