Tag Archives: Petroleum Technology Research Centre

PTRC: New directions in its next 20 years

2018 marked a 20-year milestone for the Petroleum Technology Research Centre in Regina.  Founded in 1998 to improve recovery rates from Saskatchewan’s difficult-to-access oil resources, the PTRC has managed research, development and deployment of new technologies for the oil industry that help improve recovery rates while also lessening environmental impacts…

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…

Staying the course in 2012: Saskatchewan’s oil industry on track for continued growth

By Lisa Fattori Despite record flooding in the spring of 2011, Saskatchewan’s oil industry performed exceptionally well and is on course to enjoy the same success in 2012. Oil and gas sales for the year were more than $1-billion higher than in 2010, and the number of oil wells drilled…