Geoscience Expertise Supporting Energy Development
Serving Canadian and International energy development communities with expertise in geoscience, engineering and project management for more than 45 years.
STRATEGIC AND OPERATIONAL CONSULTING SERVICES
Petrel Robertson has served the energy industry, governments and regulators in Canada and around the world since 1972. Our geoscience and engineering teams provide expert technical and management skills to support energy exploration, appraisal, development, storage and operations.
PRCL facilitates 21st century Energy Transitions
We apply our subsurface geoscience and engineering expertise to oil and gas, water resource characterization, geothermal resources, subsurface energy storage and carbon sequestration, and exploration for helium and other strategic commodities
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THE 21st CENTURY ENERGY TRANSITION
Petrel Robertson is playing an important role as Canada and the world transition to more diverse energy sources and storage.
Oil and gas will be critical for energy and petrochemicals for decades to come. PRCL supports orderly, efficient, and environmentally responsible development of oil and gas resources. Much of our oil- and gas-related work now supports initiatives such as identifying water source and disposal opportunities for unconventional oil and gas, while ensuring protection of fresh water resources.
We are also finding opportunities to leverage our subsurface skill sets beyond oil and gas, including:
- Exploring for and developing other resources, such as minerals-rich saline brines and helium, found in deep gas reservoirs
- Characterizing saline water resources in deep aquifers to supply water for hydraulic fracturing, and to safely dispose of waste water from petroleum and other industrial processes
- Characterizing fresh water resources in shallow aquifers, as water supply for many uses, and to guard against contamination
- Mapping areas at risk from induced seismicity
- Evaluating and planning geothermal energy development
- Assessing and planning subsurface energy storage, as in caverns and fracture systems
NEWS, UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS
Petrel Robertson advised Secondstreet.org on the production of their new video and blog “Quebec’s Green Opportunity”, estimating GHG emissions that could be eliminated if Quebec produced its own natural gas resources instead of importing gas from the U.S. and western...
Brad Hayes invited to join the Research Advisory Committee of the Canadian Energy Research Institute
Brad Hayes, PRCL President, has been invited to join the Research Advisory Committee of the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI). The Committee gives independent advice and review on CERI’s research work, which provides decision-makers in government, industry and...
Kathleen Dorey will be presenting a CSEG technical webinar at 12:00 pm on the 20th of May entitled ‘Seismic Facies Analysis for Unconventional Reservoirs’. The talk will cover geophysical methods applied to an unconventional play such as p-wave analysis, seismic...
Brad Hayes engaged in a discussion with the OERA regarding energy and COVID-19 – Video now available
Brad Hayes engaged in a discussion with the OERA (Offshore Energy Research Association) Online Exchange series investigating changes in Canadian and worldwide energy supplies related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We explored how our current situation will influence the...