The unconventional resource

By Kevin Heffernan, CSUR president Saskatchewan, as Canada’s second-largest oil producer and third-largest producer of natural gas, is in an enviable and strategic position at this game-changing time in our industry’s history. Our organization, the Canadian Society for Unconventional Resources (CSUR), like Saskatchewan, is technology-driven. The province, known for its world-class geoscience research, has been…

PTI offers ‘more than a place to stay’ in the Bakken

When we think of Saskatchewan, most of the country pictures majestic plains filled with canola and wheat crops. This was the backbone of the Saskatchewan economy for many years. As the province continues to diversify, however, the growth of Saskatchewan’s oil and gas industry has attracted a great deal of…

Research at the University of Regina reduces the footprint of the oilsands

Large volumes of waste tailings, combined with slow dewatering rates, create serious tailings management issues in the oilsands. The Alberta oilsand deposits possess an estimated 175 billion barrels of mineable heavy crude oil. Spread over a 140,000-square-kilometre area, these reserves currently supply about 1.5 million barrels of oil per day…