Executive Summary


PTAC is seeking voluntary responses for new and innovative technologies related to oil and gas production to address areas of concern, as indicated in the scope section of this document. Interested parties are invited to submit proposals according to the specifications provided herein.

There is no pre-assigned budget for resourcing the proposals received under this RFT. The proposals may however become part of a Dragon’s Den style workshop where organizations who prepared successful proposals, as decided by the Technology for Emissions Reduction and Eco-Efficiency (TEREE) RFT committee, will be asked to present their technology to a panel of Canadian oil and gas producers to encourage open communication between both parties. The proposals may also form part of recommendations for future funding as part of PTAC’s Innovation Roadmap and other opportunities.


Since 2003, over 40 projects were funded through the efforts of the TEREE Committee. TEREE projects have made a significant contribution industry through the transfer of technologies used in the oil and gas industry, specifically in consideration of emissions reduction and energy efficiency. These project efforts are an imperative element of the R&D currently taking place within the oil and gas industry, fundamentally working to reduce environmental impact, improve performance, and establish the sustainable development of the hydrocarbon industry.

In addition, during 2015 and 2016, PTAC is facilitating the development of an Innovation Roadmap as a source of knowledge for industry, government, and academia to address current and anticipated challenges and opportunities related to the development of unconventional tight oil and shale gas resources by hydraulic fracturing. Specifically, the Roadmap focuses on issues related to production and recovery, greenhouse gas and other air emissions, and water management. The Roadmap was informed by a thorough review of needs, gaps, challenges, and opportunities performed by subject matter experts, in consultation with industry and government stakeholders. The final text of the Roadmap is still being reviewed in committees and will become available later in 2016.

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