Research & Development

The AACI Research Program is an in-situ heavy oil research and development consortium that partners industry with government to advance field-focused technologies. Work within this program involves identifying and evaluating improvements in operating practices and developing new exploitation strategies.

City Edmonton
Province Alberta
Website https://innotechalberta.ca/services/reservoir-geosciences/aaci/

The BC Oil and Gas Research and Innovation Society (BC OGRIS), formerly the Science and Community Environmental Knowledge (SCEK) Fund, is a not-for-profit society with membership from the BC Oil and Gas Commission (Commission), the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), and the Explorers and Producers Association of Canada (EPAC).

City Vancouver
Province British Columbia
Website http://www.bcogris.ca/

BC Research is a leading innovation centre, specializing in the incubation and commercialization of emerging technologies. Services include experimental research, process development, pilot plant design, construction and operation, mechanical and material process engineering consulting, and laboratory analysis and testing. Their process engineering projects have included hydrogen research and production. BC Research has forged key alliances and partnerships with NORAM Engineering and Constructors Ltd., Axton Inc., Kemetco Research Inc. and Electrosynthesis.

City Vancouver
Province British Columbia
Website http://www.bcri.ca

NRCan selected CIIRDF to deliver and manage the new Canada-Israel Energy Science and Technology (CIEST) Fund. The CIEST Fund aimed to facilitate the bilateral development and commercialization of innovative energy technologies and processes. With a strong focus on key challenges in the unconventional oil and gas sector, the CIEST Fund was designed to support industry-led R&D partnerships between Canada and Israel.

City Ottawa
Province Ontario
Website https://ciirdf.ca/energy-st/

Regina is the capital city of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. The city is the second-largest in the province, after Saskatoon, and a cultural and commercial centre for southern Saskatchewan. In recent years, Saskatchewan’s agricultural and mineral resources have come into new demand, and it has entered a new period of strong economic growth.

City Regina
Province Saskatchewan
Website https://www.regina.ca/residents/about-regina/

Saskatoon is the largest city in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. It straddles a bend in the South Saskatchewan River in the central region of the province. Nearly two-thirds of the world’s recoverable potash reserves are in the Saskatoon region.

City Saskatoon
Province Saskatchewan
Website https://www.saskatoon.ca/

Vancouver is a coastal seaport city in western Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia. It is the third-largest metropolitan area in Canada, and one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada

City Vancouver
Province British Columbia
Website https://vancouver.ca/

The Edmonton Research Park (ERP) is home to more than 1,500 members at 55+ companies working in diverse fields, from biotechnology to energy. Startups and growing companies can access a variety of workspaces; on-site programs, access to soft-landing programs; personalized referrals to support and funding agencies; and facilitated access and collaboration.

City Edmonton
Province Alberta
Website http://www.edmontonresearchpark.com/

Natural Gas Futures (NGF) at UBC – is an industry-led research and education consortium to develop sustainable solutions for the responsible use of gaseous fuels. NGF develops, validates and commercializes breakthrough technologies, system simulation models and engineering products to address technical and environmental challenges covering the full natural gas supply chain.

City Vancouver
Province British Columbia
Website http://naturalgas.apsc.ubc.ca/

Offshore Energy Research Association of Nova Scotia (OERA) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that funds and facilitates collaborative offshore energy and environmental research and development including examination of renewable energy resources and their interaction with the marine environment.  The mission is to lead environmental, renewable and geoscience energy research that enables the sustainable development of Nova Scotia energy resources through strategic partnerships with academic, government and industry.

City Halifax
Province Nova Scotia
Website http://www.oera.ca/

Petroleum Research is a federally-incorporated, not-for-profit organization that facilitates and funds research and development on behalf of Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore oil and gas industry. Over $60 million in Research and Development Projects have been managed by Petroleum Research since 2012.

City St. John's
Province Newfoundland and Labrador
Website http://www.petroleumresearch.ca

The Petroleum Technology Research Centre (PTRC) is a not-for-profit corporation founded in 1998 to facilitate research and development and demonstration projects into enhanced oil recovery and carbon storage, with the goals of improving recovery rates while reducing the environmental footprint of the oil and gas industry. It is the PTRC’s mission to realize 5 billion additional barrels of oil reserves from Saskatchewan’s existing oil-in-place over five years of R&D and field trials of new and improved technologies.

City Regina
Province Saskatchewan
Website https://ptrc.ca

The Saskatchewan Geological Survey is responsible for investigating, compiling and maintaining information on the geology, and mineral and petroleum resources of the province.

City Regina
Province Saskatchewan
Website https://www.saskatchewan.ca/business/agriculture-natural-resources-and-industry/mineral-exploration-and-mining/saskatchewan-geological-survey

SRC provides services for enhanced oil recovery, reservoir engineering and analysis, process optimization, technology testing, partial upgrading, carbon capture and storage, methane emissions reduction, clean technologies, pipeline flow testing and modelling, environmental management, air and climate monitoring, data management systems, oil and gas training, and remediation (including community engagement).

City Regina
Province Saskatchewan
Website https://www.src.sk.ca/

Home to leading experts, University of Alberta hasexpertise in both established and emerging fields including health, artificial intelligence, energy, food safety & security, nanotechnology, the environment and earth’s resources, our past, clean technology, climate change, smart technology and space to name but a few.

City Edmonton
Province Alberta
Website https://www.ualberta.ca/research/

Providing safe, widespread, and equitable access to sustainable energy is one of the key challenges of our time. The Clean Energy Research Centre (CERC) hosts world-leading researchers who see this challenge as an opportunity to help future generations inherit a better world. Their  interdisciplinary program brings together innovators from many departments, including the Faculty of Applied Science, the Faculty of Science, and the Sauder School of Business. They also actively seek local and global collaboration with industry, academia and all levels of government.

City Vancouver
Province British Columbia
Website http://cerc.ubc.ca/

Cape Breton University’s Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment (VCSEE) is a commercially focused contractible research, development and demonstration service provider for clean tech solutions. The Centre was established in 2009 to find innovative and sustainable solutions to energy and environmental issues and is uniquely positioned to address these challenges.

City Cape Breton
Province Nova Scotia
Website http://www.verschurencentre.ca

The World Petroleum Council (WPC) is a non-advocacy, non-political organization with charitable status in the U.K. and has accreditation as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) from the United Nations (UN). The WPC is dedicated to the promotion of sustainable management and use of the world’s petroleum resources for the benefit of all.

City Calgary
Province Alberta
Website http://www.world-petroleum.org

The DMZ is a world-leading incubator for tech startups around the world. They help startups build great businesses by connecting them with customers, capital, experts and a community of entrepreneurs and influencers.

City Calgary
Province Alberta
Website https://calgary.zonestartups.com/about/