3 09, 2012

Innovation heads west: Oil sands pick up Canada’s tech slack

By |2017-10-20T16:47:59-06:00September 3rd, 2012|PTAC News|0 Comments

Oil sands development to fill void of lagging tech sector Half a century of fighting over every speck of Alberta’s oil sands now behind them, Canada’s largest heavy-oil producers are now embroiled in another decades-long battle. Not with each other, but with the technological and environmental realities of their industry. To maintain their social licence [...]

26 06, 2012

Could Molten Plug Dramatically Cut Cost Of CSS Casing Integrity Pressure Tests?

By |2017-10-20T16:47:59-06:00June 26th, 2012|PTAC News|0 Comments

Operators of cyclic steam stimulation (CSS) wells are required by Alberta's Energy Resources Conservation Board to do periodic casing integrity pressure tests. The idea is to ensure well casing hasn't developed a leak during high-pressure steam injection over many years of thermal bitumen operations. Each test costs about $50,000 -- mainly because a service rig [...]

1 02, 2011

Studying the intersection of oil, gas and wildlife in Alberta

By |2017-10-20T16:47:59-06:00February 1st, 2011|PTAC News|0 Comments

A unique fund helps biologists map industrial impacts on natural settings Strap-on transmitters, slimmed down to the size of nickels and compact video cameras at nests enable biologist Janet Ng to track ferruginous hawks which are stealth bombers among birds of prey that patrol southern Alberta and Saskatchewan, diving and dining out on small prairie [...]

23 04, 2010

Flaring, Fugitive Gasses Excessive, Says Alberta Environment Minister

By |2017-10-20T16:47:59-06:00April 23rd, 2010|PTAC News|0 Comments

There is still too much flaring and fugitive gasses in the province and the Alberta government may have to clamp down, the province's minister of environment told an industry audience this week. "In the long term we're obviously going to have to ratchet down the point at which we regulate," Alberta Environment Minister Rob Renner [...]

6 01, 2010

Purity Principle: Study launched to determine purity needs for CO2

By |2017-10-20T16:47:59-06:00January 6th, 2010|PTAC News|0 Comments

Two industry associations -- the Integrated CO2 Network (ICO2N) and Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada (PTAC ) -- together with international partners and the Alberta Department of Energy have joined to undertake a study for determining the purity needs for capture, transport and storage of CO2 as part of a carbon capture and storage (CCS) system [...]

12 10, 2009

Innovation heads west: Oil sands pick up Canada’s tech slack

By |2017-10-20T16:47:59-06:00October 12th, 2009|PTAC News|0 Comments

Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada (PTAC) is pleased to announce the release of Phase I study entitled– “Alternative Energy Solutions to Reduce Dependency of Natural Gas Consumption for Oil Sands Development (Phase I)” Calgary, Alberta (July 31st 2009) - Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada (PTAC) is pleased to announce the release of the report entitled Alternative Energy [...]

1 07, 2007

The Road Ahead-There’s A New Face In The Driver’s Seat At PTAC

By |2017-10-20T16:47:59-06:00July 1st, 2007|PTAC News|0 Comments

NOT ONLY DOES CANADA HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO BE THE WORLD'S leader in extracting hydrocarbons, but considering the planet's increasing appetite for energy and the enormous amount of this country's resources, it has that responsibility. That's what the newly installed president of Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada (PTAC) believes, and he has a plan to see [...]