PTRC’s Aquistore CO2 Storage Project has been chosen as the recipient of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan’s Environmental Excellence Award for 2023. The project, which has stored over 585,000 tonnes of captured CO2 more than 3.2 km underground, is the storage component of SaskPower’s Boundary Dam CCS Facility.
APEGS bestows their annual awards to showcase and recognize exemplary competence and conduct in the geosciences and engineering, to foster professional excellence among its members and inspire the next generation of professionals. The awards also raise awareness of the role of engineers, geoscientists and APEGS in assuring public safety.
“We are deeply honoured to be receiving this award from APEGS,” noted Ran Narayanasamy, PTRC’s President and CEO. “The project has been injecting CO2 for over 8 years, and has played an important role in providing measurement, monitoring and verification data that is enabling CO2 storage projects globally and in Canada.”
Aquistore has positioned Saskatchewan as a world leader in CCS, and PTRC has fielded queries from proponents across Canada for its testing of different technologies at site – both at the surface near the injection and observation wells, and downhole using sensitive fibre optic technologies. The successful ongoing operations at Aquistore are proving important to clients and future operations around the world.
The award will be presented to PTRC during Engineering and Geoscience Week at the APEGS Awards Banquet (Hilton Doubletree in Regina) on March 7th. Ticket and information on the awards banquet are available at: https://www.apegs.ca/event/awards-banquet-2.