The $400,000 investment by the Government of Saskatchewan into the Petroleum Technology Research Centre (PTRC) will allow the center to build on previous work involved in the Weyburn-Midale CO2 monitoring and storage project.

"It's allowing us to do more technical research on areas of well-bore integrity, trying to predict where the CO2 would go underground in the different formations and just to identify some very effective monitoring techniques that not only Saskatchewan but other jurisdictions can use as they embark upon CO2 for storage or enhanced oil recovery," PTRC CEO Ken From explains.

The PTRC also received monies from the United States Energy Department to help address the important technical issues associated with cargon dioxide storage and the development of carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery methods.

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