Albertans depend on the energy industry to develop resources using the Province’s precious water resources safely and responsibly.
The Honourable Kent Hehr announces funding for state-of-the-art affordable and fail-safe project.
World’s First-of-its-Kind Methane Leak Detection, Quantification and Repair Research Project Launched in Alberta
While previous studies provided methane emission snapshots, none have spent the time or money needed to effectively research emissions over longer periods of time. Until now. This current project will finally answer the critical questions needed to scale up energy efficiency and lower greenhouse gas emissions. CALGARY, ALBERTA (November 13, 2018) — The Petroleum [...]
It has been brought to PTAC’s attention that a company has been claiming to sell our organization’s membership contact details. This is a scam and is NOT endorsed by PTAC. Our organization does not publicly post membership contact details, nor do we sell such information to third-parties under any circumstances. If you receive an email from [email protected], [...]
Banff, Canada / October 19, 2018 / Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada - PTAC is honoured to have received the Environmental Services Association of Alberta (ESAA) Environmental Innovation award on October 11, 2018 at the Remediation Technologies Symposium at the Banff Springs hotel in Banff, Alberta. This award recognizes the tireless teamwork, innovation, and [...]
Three networks launched in Alberta to reduce GHGs and provide economic opportunities. ALBERTA, Canada / Sep. 12, 2018 / Alberta Innovates – The Climate Change Innovation and Technology Framework (CCITF) program is announcing the launch of three networks in Alberta to help reduce greenhouse gasses and provide unique opportunities for Albertans. [...]
Nurturing Oil and Natural Gas Innovation – A perspective from Soheil Asgarpour, President, Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada
Today, the oil and natural gas industry is driven more by technology and innovation than by resources. Some 25 years ago, a first wave of innovation delivered sustainable technologies such as 3-D seismic and horizontal drilling – and pushed out the ultimate date for so-called “peak oil.” A second wave provided disruptive technologies, such [...]
Natural gas production requires the removal of small amounts of water that may be present when the gas is produced from a well. This is done by a commonly used process called dehydration (dehy). However, dehy units face challenges to avoid the release of greenhouse gases (GHG) and volatile organic compounds (VOC) such as [...]
Air emission inventories are becoming an increasingly important method of monitoring and reporting on industry emissions, for the public, governments and individual companies. Governments are using emission inventories to negotiate international treaties, establish air emissions policy measures and targets and develop emission forecasts. It is important that upstream oil and gas operators have access to [...]
Bringing new inventions into the real world is never easy. As Thomas Edison once commented, it takes perseverance—and lots of it. That’s just as true today. Innovators at small start-ups must hunt down capital, aggressively win over backers and work persistently to build a case for their technology. It’s a tough game, especially in the oil and gas industry, where new technologies need to be shown to fill a need and be effective under real-world operating conditions. “Technology providers will come up with a great idea, but often they’ll struggle to get it tested in the field, because...