The purpose of PTAC is to provide a mechanism that facilitates collaborative R&D and technology development to the benefit all stakeholders in the Canadian hydrocarbon energy industry. PTAC acts as a matchmaker between those that have problems or opportunities and those that have potential R&D solutions. PTAC brings stakeholders together to identify areas where R&D will make a difference, and to launch specific projects to address these problems or opportunities. PTAC promotes industry participation in the resulting R&D and assists with securing funding from a variety of sources. PTAC also facilitates the transfer of commercial technologies from other industrial sectors for application in the hydrocarbon energy industry.
PTAC is a not-for-profit association that facilitates collaborative research and technology development to improve the financial, environmental and safety performance of the Canadian hydrocarbon energy industry.
The benefits of PTAC membership are far reaching and dependent on what type of service your organization provides to industry. From large scale producers to individual consultants, there is something for all stakeholders through PTAC memberships. Click here to see our Member Benefits page for more information.
PTAC brings stakeholders together to identify areas where R&D will make a difference, and to launch specific projects to address these problems or opportunities in a cost effective and environmentally friendly manner. Listed below are simply a few initiatives that have improved our industry’s operations…

  1. The PTAC Soil and Groundwater Committee worked with a budget of $1.5M in 2015 ($600K from industry and $900K leveraged from other sources). An industry led evaluation on the value-added by these three projects was carried out following project completion and was estimated that these initiatives resulted in savings for industry of $9.0M – $22.0M annually.
  2. Another PTAC facilitated initiative that has had astounding success is the facilitation of RemVue technologies (air-fuel ratio controller and SlipStream), which have reduced GHG emissions equal to taking 120,000 cars off of the road annually, while resulting in a cost-savings of $28M annually.
You can reach out to anyone on the PTAC team by checking out our staff directory, or simply emailing [email protected]. If you already know that you want to become a PTAC member, please click here to sign up for membership.

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Membership fees are based on company type, size, and BOE/day (if you are a Producer). To discover where your organization fits on PTAC’s membership fee schedule, please access this document: 2020 Membership Fee Schedule.