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Past Projects

Technology Area

Select the Technology Area to view a list of PTAC projects in their respective technical areas.
2016

Request for Proposals PARSC 010 – Review of Previous Pipeline Abandonment Programs

This RFP has been formulated by the PTAC facilitated Pipeline Abandonment Research Steering Committee (PARSC), with the purpose of commissioning a number of research projects and studies to address technical knowledge gaps related to pipeline abandonment.

2013

Environmental Net Effects Assessment of Saline Water (Phase 3)

Ryan Murphy, Integrated Sustainability Consultants
GL 13-AU-WIPC-04

Environment - Water
2013

Using Laboratory Saturation Percentages to Estimate Soil Texture

Tony Knafla / Tyler Prediger, Equilibrium Environmental Inc.
GL 13-AU-SGRC-09

Environment: Soil Remediation, Site Restoration and Groundwater
2013

Water Collaboration Assessment for Unconventional Gas Development

GL 13-AU-WIPC-05
Ryan Murphy, Integrated Sustainability Consultants

Environment - Water
2013

PARSC 002 - Evaluation of Previous Pipeline Abandonment Programs (Request for Proposal)

This RFP has been formulated by the PTAC facilitated Pipeline Abandonment Research Steering Committee (PARSC), with the purpose of commissioning a number of research projects and studies to address technical knowledge gaps related to pipeline abandonment.

Pipelines
2012

Fracturing Fluid Additive Risk Assessment and Selection Tool

GL 09-9207-50
Donald Davies, Intrinsik Environmental Sciences Inc.

Environment Environment - Water
2012

Fresh Water Aquatic Life Chlorides

Development of a Chloride Water Quality Guideline Based on Hardness and Alberta Pelecypoda Species Toxicological Response

Environment Environment: Soil Remediation, Site Restoration and Groundwater
2011

Stationary Engines Air Emissions Research

The objective of the research study is to establish a better understanding of the relationship between NOx and GHG emissions and fuel consumption for typical natural gas internal combustion engines used for gas compression in upstream oil and gas.

Emission Reduction / Eco-efficiency Energy Efficiency Environment
2011

Artificial Reservoir

This large model of a physical facility is to evaluate heavy oil and bitumen recovery technologies may offer substantially better performance than existing models, reduce costs and accelerate the pace of technology development.

Oil Sands
2011

Creating Value from Asphaltenes

Asphaltenes are a fraction of the bitumen barrel that is presently converted to petroleum coke or syngas. Industry is seeking new technologies to transform asphaltenes into more valuable products.

Oil Sands
2011

Hot Water Vapor Process

This field trial will represent the first field evaluation of the of the Hot Water Vapor Process, which is a potential low energy and low cost thermal stimulation and gas drive follow-up recovery process for Cold Heavy Oil Production with Sand reservoirs.

Heavy Oil Oil Sands
2011

REMVue for Low Horse Power Engines

Phase I will install and validate the operational performance and benefits of the REMVue LHP systems. Phase 2 will evaluate each engine post LHP system install for fuel consumption, load map testing, dynamic operation, and GHG (e).

Emission Reduction / Eco-efficiency Energy Efficiency Environment
2011

Determination of Water Monitoring Standards

GL 09-9180-50
John Orwin, Matrix Solutions

Environment - Water
2011

Development of an Industry-Wide Screening

GL 09-9179-50
Donald Davies, Intrinsik Environmental Sciences Inc.

Environment - Water
2010

PT Brands MG22D Diesel Fuel Additive Encana Testing Results

In 2007, Encana began evaluating a diesel fuel treatment on some of the drilling rigs in the Mid-Continent Business Unit of the United States Division. After significant effort to document potential financial savings, the project was then expanded to inc

Emission Reduction / Eco-efficiency Energy Efficiency
2010

Risks to Groundwater from Oil and Gas Drilling and Completion

GL 913851
Jean Birks, Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures

Environment Environment - Water
2010

Water Well Testing Prior to Drilling

GL 914051
Catherine Main, Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures

Environment Environment - Water
2010

Shallow Gas Well Dewatering Pump Consortium

The purpose of this project is to work with Small and Medium Size Enterprises to develop new low-cost reliable pumps for shallow gas well dewatering. These pumps will be bench tested and subsequently field proven in a commercial natural gas well.

Natural Gas Production, Processing and Transportation
2010

Ultra Light Weight Proppant

The objective of the Ultra Lightweight Proppant project is to improve economic performance of wells through application of Ultra Lightweight Proppant fracturing techniques.

Oil Production and Transportation
2004

Human Neurobehavioral Effects of Hydrogen Sulfide 2004

Nancy Fiedler, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey

Environment: Air - Flaring, Venting and Odour
2002

Human Neurobehaviour Effects of Hydrogen Sulfide

Workers and community residents employed by or living near industries such as pulp/paper, petroleum, and animal processing are exposed to hydrogen sulfide (H2S).

Health and Safety

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