Royal Helium have completed construction at the Steveville helium discovery and have tied in the first two producing wells
Petrel Robertson is excited to announce that our partners at Royal Helium have completed construction at the Steveville helium discovery and have tied in the first two producing wells. We are looking forward to helium production very soon! Press Release
PRCL President Brad Hayes spoke to Avenue Magazine about energy innovation in Calgary, highlighting how the energy world is changing by building on our subsurface / oil and gas technical and business skills.
PRCL President Brad Hayes is proud and honoured to receive the 2023 Stanley Slipper Gold Medal from the Canadian Energy Geoscience Association (formerly CSPG). He’ll be addressing GeoConvention 2023 on May 17th talking about geoscientists and energy education. View the announcement at Linkedin.
Speaking at the Canadian Energy Executive Association’s Beyond Boomers event in February, Brad Hayes addressed the need for global energy security and affordability to be the top priority of policy-makers. Read the article at the DOB.
The AEG Podcast, Episode 6: Energy Literacy and the Challenges of the 21st Century
In this AEG Podcast between Catherine and Brad Hayes about energy and energy transition. Brad explains that most Canadians are not energy literate as energy has always been available to them, and people only become more informed when there is a shortage of energy. However, due to recent energy shortages in European countries, people are becoming more aware of the complexities of energy. Brad emphasizes that providing adequate energy should be the top priority as nothing can be achieved without adequate and affordable energy. Government policies should ensure adequate energy supply at the top of the list, with environmental protection coming in second. Brad believes that the term energy transition is a loaded term, and the sensible approach is to transform our energy delivery system from a certain mix to a different mix in the future. Brad also suggests various sources to obtain factual information on energy, and Catherine adds that we should always question what we are being told.
Information on the podcast can be found at the Alberta Enterprise Group website.
Petrel Robertson Consulting Ltd. was pleased to support SecondStreet.org in compiling and understanding data to show how Canada might replace Russian oil and gas production over the next several years. See the SecondStreet Policy Brief at https://secondstreet.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Policy-Brief-Defunding-Putins-Military.pdf
PRCL President Brad Hayes directed the development of the massive open online course (MOOC) 21st Century Energy Transition – How do we Make it Work?
PRCL President Brad Hayes directed the development of the massive open online course (MOOC) “21st Century Energy Transition – How do we Make it Work?”, sponsored by the University of Alberta and Canadian Society for Evolving Energy, now available online at https://www.coursera.org/learn/21st-century-energy-transition
See the story in the Edmonton Journal https://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/enrol-with-an-open-mind-new-online-course-talks-energy-transition
PRCL is excited to be supporting development of Royal Helium Steveville asset in southeastern Alberta
PRCL is excited to be supporting development of Royal Helium’s Steveville asset in southeastern Alberta. Royal has taken another major step toward getting the helium to market!
Tony Fogarassy, PRCL’s Vice-President of Business Development and Indigenous Affairs, spoke with the Daily Oil Bulletin regarding the importance of establishing positive and productive relationships with Indigenous communities when developing resource projects. Article at the DOB.
Petrel Robertson is excited to share the news that Imperial Helium Corp will be acquired by Royal Helium
Petrel Robertson is excited to share the news that Imperial Helium Corp will be acquired by Royal Helium. As a founding partner and technical service provider to Imperial, we are very proud of the value that has been created with the discovery and appraisal of the Steveville helium pool. Imperial brings a highly economic helium asset, ready to develop and put on production, to the deal and will benefit from Royal’s strong industry relationships and access to capital. Read about the deal at https://royalheliumltd.com/news/royal-helium-ltd-enters-into-agreement-to-acquire-imperial-helium-corp/
PRCL is pleased to welcome Tony Fogarassy back to our team as Vice President of Business Development and Indigenous Affairs. Tony is based in Vancouver and works with the natural resources community and Indigenous peoples across Canada and internationally. He has worked on several major projects with PRCL, including as a co-founder of Tuzo Energy, First Helium and Imperial Helium. We look forward to building new ventures together and to build more ties with Indigenous communities participating in Canadian resource development.
PRCL congratulates Imperial Helium on establishing great flow rates and potential reserves from their helium discovery at Steveville
PRCL congratulates Imperial Helium on establishing great flow rates and potential reserves from their helium discovery at Steveville. We are happy to supply technical and logistical support that supported Imperial in progressing from a start-up to a helium company with an asset that is planned to be on production in the near future. Read the full news release here.
Kathleen Dorey and Brad Hayes – 2022 Virtual Course – Lithium Exploration and Development for a New Energy Economy
While many people think of lithium only in the context of batteries, it is a critical material supporting development of diverse new technologies in the 21st century. Global supply chains of past years must be rapidly expanded to meet new demands. Traditionally, lithium has been produced from both hard-rock mines and from highly saline brines brought to the surface and concentrated through evaporation. New mines can be developed, but surface concentration of lithium brines is limited to specific areas and is coming under increased environmental scrutiny. To address the demand, exploration companies have identified brines in deep saline aquifers as huge potential new lithium resources, but there are many challenges to finding, appraising and developing them. This course is aimed at helping the student understand and address these challenges and develop a plan to extract these resources. Visit the SEG website for registration and more info.
Petrel Robertson is pleased to announce the release of Geoscience BC Report 2018-052 Amplification of Seismic Ground Motion Hazard in the Fort St. John – Dawson Creek Area
Petrel Robertson is pleased to announce the release of Geoscience BC Report 2018-052 “Amplification of Seismic Ground Motion Hazard in the Fort St. John – Dawson Creek Area”. PRCL assisted lead author Patrick Monahan, providing mapping, technical, and administrative support. Please go to Geoscience BC’s project page to learn more about this project.
Canadian Petroleum Engineering Inc. (CPE) and Irwin Resource Management (IRM) have formed a strategic partnership to support the decarbonization objectives of industry and government. Their extensive CCUS experience and capabilities span the entire carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) value chain from reducing carbon emission liabilities through to realizing value from carbon monetization. Petrel Robertson Consulting Ltd., and active affiliate, will contribute their knowledge of the subsurface and advanced imaging to assist the partnership.
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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
PRCL President Brad Hayes presented Carbon Capture and Storage – Assessing the Subsurface at the Fort McMurray Oil Sands Conference and Trade Show
PRCL President Brad Hayes presented “Carbon Capture and Storage: Assessing the Subsurface” at the Fort McMurray Oil Sands Conference and Trade Show on September 13 2023. He also participated in a panel discussion sponsored by Canadian Heavy Oil Association, examining...