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North Battleford’s competitive advantage attracts business and people

By Tim Banman The City of North Battleford is preparing for a residential and commercial boom as its population grows in tandem with rapidly developing oil assets in northeast Saskatchewan.

Petroleum Technology Research Centre leads research into enhanced oil recovery

Two of the most pressing problems in the Saskatchewan oilpatch today relate to the production and use of water during extraction processes, and the sharp tailing off of production from oil wells – particularly in the heavy oil areas in the west of the province, and the Bakken formation in…

Saskatchewan Energy Training Institute: Building capacity for industry training in the southeast

The Saskatchewan Energy Training Institute under construction. With the recent oil boom, southeast Saskatchewan is the epicentre for the drilling and service sector of the oil and gas industry. There are a number of large petroleum-based producers that maintain the operation of producing oil and gas wells. Coal mining, coal…