Aquistore Aquistore What's New RSS Feed en-us Aquistore Annual Report for 2016 Now Available The Aquistore Projects Annual Report for 2016 is now available. Click on the icon below. Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:38:00 -0600 PTRC Hires New President and Chief Executive Officer For Immediate Release, May 1, 2017The Board of Directors of the Petroleum Technology Research Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of a new President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Dan MacLean, effective May 1, 2017."Dan comes to the PTRC with more than 34 years of experience in upstream oil and gas exploration and development, both in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin and in the Williston Basin," notes PTRC Board Chair Brian Watt. "These are... Mon, 01 May 2017 09:32:00 -0600 Aquistore Featured in Climate Change Innovation Supplement in National Post Two feature articles in the National Posts supplement Climate Change Innovation highlight the importance of Aquistore for meeting Canada and the worlds CO2 mitigation goals. You can find the articles on line by clicking on the images below. Aquistore Article Interview with Rick... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:12:00 -0600 Aquistore Surpasses 100,000 Tonnes of Stored CO2 Aquistore has surpassed the 100,000 tonne milestone, which is equivalent to 2.7 million tree seedlings planted over ten years. Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:02:00 -0600 A World's First Has Been Achieved at the Aquistore Project Aquistore has just surpassed 35,000 tonnes of stored CO2. For more information click here. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 09:02:00 -0600 PTRC and EERC Announce $2.5M in US DOE Funding The Petroleum Technology Research Centre (PTRC) and the Energy Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota announced $2.5 million in U.S. Department of Energy (US DOE) funding awarded through the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). The project will develop an 'intelligent monitoring system' (IMS) utilizing data acquired through PTRC's Aquistore project. The newly developed IMS will allow future CO2 storage site operators to more efficiently manage... Thu, 07 Jan 2016 08:45:00 -0600 Aquistore Featured at Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum Aquistore, Canada's first deep saline carbon dioxide (CO2) storage project, was showcased at today's technical session at the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF). The CSLF serves to accelerate the research, development, demonstration, and commercial deployment of improved cost-effective technologies for carbon capture and storage (CCS).Senior Project Manager Kyle Worth presented on 'Lessons Learned' at the CSLF Mid-Year Meeting and Technology Workshop in Regina, Saskatchewan.... Wed, 17 Jun 2015 15:58:00 -0600 Aquistore: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Canadas First CO2 Storage Project The world's first deep saline carbon dioxide storage project in association with a coal-fired power plant, Aquistore, officially opened today at SaskPower's Boundary Dam Power Station site in Estevan, Saskatchewan. Officials on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony included Ed Komarnicki, Member of Parliament for SourisMoose Mountain, Saskatchewan Environment Minister Herb Cox, MLA Doreen Eagles, Estevan City Councilor Dennis Moore, and Reeve Kelly Lafrentz.Based in Regina, the... Fri, 29 May 2015 06:10:00 -0600 CO2 Injection Begins at Aquistore The Aquistore Project has begun injecting carbon dioxide 3.4 km underground in Canada's first deep saline CO2 storage project. Over the initial injection period of six months, the project expects to inject up to 1000 tns/day for scientific research, and secure, permanent storage.Aquistore is among a handful of pioneering projects worldwide designed to demonstrate permanent underground storage of CO2 from human activities -- in this case, a portion of the CO2 captured at SaskPower's... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:23:00 -0600 Fluid Recovery System: samples from more than 3 km underground Aquistore is Saskatchewan's leading industrial laboratory. Home to the Canada's first deep saline CO2 storage project, Aquistore is also the world's first CO2 storage site associated with an industrial scale (active and working) coal-fired power plant. PTRC manages the research and monitoring associated with the storage of CO2 3.4 kilometers underground. Aquistore has over $15M in monitoring equipment dedicated to observing and monitoring the movement of CO2 in the subsurface, and tracking... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:10:00 -0600 Aquistore Seismic Equipment Detects Seismic Activity in South America Seismic activity associated with oil, gas, mining, and CCS is of growing public concern. Aquistore takes these concerns seriously and has been monitoring continuously on site in advance of CO2 injection.Aquistore's comprehensive MMV program represents over $4M of investment and the seismic equipment includes three on-site seismometers of the same type used to record large earthquakes globally. These seismometers monitor seismic activity continuously. The raw data is being analyzed and... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:12:00 -0600 Aquistore Open House Updates Community on CCS Project The Aquistore Project is inviting the public to an open house before it goes "Live" with the injection of CO2 in early 2015. This public open house is scheduled for December 11 from 1 to 7 pm at the Energy Training Institute in Estevan, Saskatchewan. Research and monitoring has been underway for the past two years, and researchers are eager to present their findings and plans going forward. The event will feature displays, experts on hand to answer questions, educational opportunities, and... Tue, 09 Dec 2014 15:27:00 -0600 Aquistore in the News Aquistore Awaiting its own Spotlight Another piece of the carbon capture puzzle is coming together, as the team behind the Aquistore project prepares for the first round of carbon dioxide injection.The Petroleum Technology Research Centre (PTRC), which partners with SaskPower on the Aquistore research project, is expecting to begin injecting liquefied carbon dioxide captured from Boundary Dam Power Station's refurbished Unit 3 generator in... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:51:00 -0600 Asset Transfer Negotiations Conclude Successfully PTRC is pleased to announce the signing of an asset transfer agreement with the Saskatchewan Power Corporation. This agreement marks the successful conclusion of negotiations and secures the transfer of Aquistore's monitoring equipment and associated physical assets to SaskPower.PTRC will continue to manage the world-leading Aquistore research associated with the carbon dioxide (CO2) measurement, monitoring, and verification program. This research will support SaskPower's operations... Fri, 06 Dec 2013 15:20:00 -0600 Project Update Following recent media coverage, SaskPower has today confirmed to PTRC that it remains fully committed to the Aquistore project, and the research and monitoring program managed by PTRC.The installation of wells and other infrastructure at the Aquistore site cost approximately 15% more than predicted, owing to technical factors including the unexpected depth of the wells and complications with the cementing of the second well. The safety of the wells remained an absolute priority... Tue, 01 Oct 2013 16:34:00 -0600 Aquistore Project Prepares to Enter Second Phase of Eight-Year Life The Aquistore project will demonstrate that storing CO2 in a deep geological formation is a safe and feasible solution to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Aquistore is part of the world's first fully integrated, industrial scale CCS project associated with post-combustion capture of carbon dioxide (CO2) from a coal-fired power plant. Managed by the not-for-profit Petroleum Technology Research Centre, Aquistore builds upon PTRC's decade of experience from the IEAGHG... Tue, 17 Sep 2013 08:00:00 -0600 Petroleum Technology Research Centre Tapped by Japanese Researchers and Companies for Its Expertise on Carbon Capture and Storage Originally Posted: 06.03.2013, at Three recent visits by Japanese researchers and technology developers to the PTRC have highlighted the burgeoning need in other parts of the world for the wealth of knowledge created by the PTRC's two major carbon storage projects Aquistore and the IEAGHG Weyburn-Midale CO2 Monitoring and Storage Project and the potential for collaboration with companies and research organizations in different parts of the world.With... Mon, 03 Jun 2013 08:29:00 -0600 Aquistore: Listening Closely and Leading the World Regina - Below the surface of south-eastern Saskatchewan, someone or something is listening.Six-hundred-and-thirty somethings to be exact.Outside Estevan, Saskatchewan lays one of the most extensive permanent seismic arrays to be used for tracking carbon dioxide (CO2) movement in the subsurface. As part of the Aquistore project, this permanent seismic array is the first in the world to be used for CO2 monitoring. Aquistore is an independent research project which is demonstrating... Mon, 06 May 2013 11:03:00 -0600 Aquistore and Canadian CCS Projects Lauded Following UK Reception Canada-UK Carbon Capture Storage Workshop and Reception, 28 March 201310 April 2013 By: Paul Baruya and John Kessels It became clear that in Canada, provincial governments, in particular Alberta and Saskatchewan, have considerable leverage to steer projects and regulations to suit all stakeholders and to ensure corporate aims are harmonised with local community needs. Provincial governance in Canada appears powerful and is also capable of part subsidising projects, but... Wed, 10 Apr 2013 08:12:00 -0600 Aquistore: First Phase Complete and Wells Ready for CO2 Aquistore, managed by the independent not-for-profit Petroleum Technology Research Centre, is a project demonstrating the feasibility of storing carbon dioxide (CO2) in a deep saline formation. Storage is an important part of the carbon capture and storage (CCS) chain for climate change mitigation and requires global demonstration. As part of an overall strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions that also includes energy conservation and renewables, CCS projects like Aquistore are... Fri, 05 Apr 2013 11:26:00 -0600