The PTRC manages consortia projects, bringing together industry and government to help fund research that is crucial to the recovery of hydrocarbons in the most efficient and environmentally responsible ways possible.  Our current projects, described more fully and listed in the links contained in the drop-down menus above, include:

  • The Heavy Oil Research Network (HORNET), which seeks to improve recovery from Saskatchewan and Canada's heavy oil assets.
  • Aquistore, the world’s first CO2 injection and storage project utilizing carbon from a coal-fired power plant
  • Tight/Light Research, a new program looking to develop field trials of new, more efficient, and less environmentally-impactful technologies to optimize recovery from the Bakken and other similar tight oil plays

The PTRC has also completed two very important field projects related to enhanced oil recovery and carbon storage:

  • The IEAGHG Weyburn-Midale CO2 Monitoring and Storage Project:  Research examining the long-term storage of CO2 in depleted oil reservoirs.  The Weyburn-Midale oil fields have the most CO2 injected underground of any location in the world.
  • Joint Implementation of Vapour Extraction (JIVE):  This three year project took vapour extraction technology to the field in three different reservoirs and demonstrated the viability of this important, energy-and-water-saving technology for heavy oil reservoirs.

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