Organization: Petroleum Technology Research Centre

Canada and US continue funding CO2 storage project

Canada and the US are contributing $5.2 million for the final phase of the Greenhouse Gas Weyburn-Midale CO2 Monitoring and Storage Project. The Canadian contribution of $2.2 million brings its total to $15.2 million for additional research to measure, monitor and verify CO2 storage in depleted oil reservoirs. To date, 18 million tonnes of CO2…

NRCan provides $6.75 million for CO2 sequestration R&D

The Petroleum Technology Research Centre (PTRC) has received $6.75 million from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) to support the final phase of an R&D project on the sequestration and monitoring of carbon dioxide (CO2). The project will be conducted at EnCana’s oil recovery site in Weyburn SK and continue work refining CO2 technologies and sequestration methods.…

Study backs safety of carbon dioxide storage

A four-year, multidisciplinary study in southeastern Saskatchewan near Weyburn has concluded that large volumes of carbon dioxide can safely be stored in oil-bearing geological formations. Coordinated by the Petroleum Technology Research Centre, the $40-million study was supported by the International Energy Agency’s gas R&D program and funded by six public organizations and nine companies. Entitled…