Over the past four years, Trican has developed more than 105 new cementing and stimulation
products and 44 coiled tubing products, tools and processes, maintained 28 Canadian
patent applications and authored 35 technical papers. This dedication to Research
and Development has earned Trican recognition as an industry leader in providing
innovative technical solutions to customers engaged in the development of oil and
natural gas reserves. It has also resulted in Trican being the only pumping
services company to make the list of Canada’s Top 100 Corporate R&D Spenders in 2007,
2008, 2009, 2011, and 2012.
Trican’s commitment to R&D is further demonstrated by its Research and Development
Centres located in Calgary, Canada, Moscow, Russia, and Houston, USA. The Calgary-based
R&D Centre houses Trican’s Stimulation and Cement laboratories as well
as the Coiled Tubing tool development facilities. Each of our facilities contain
state-of-the-art equipment that enables our Chemical and Petroleum Engineers, Environmental
Specialists, Chemists, Biochemists and Earth Scientists to continue developing relevant
products and procedural enhancements that support customers in producing their wells
safely and efficiently, reduce the impact of our operations on the environment,
and contribute to the overall improvement of oil and gas field activity throughout
the industry and around the world.
Cement Laboratory: The cement laboratory is equipped with specialized
analytical equipment in order to perform all recommended API testing procedures
for well cementing. Specific analytical capabilities include:
Stimulation Laboratory: The stimulation laboratory conducts analyses
in support of both stimulation and production services. Specific analytical services
provided are outlined below.
CT Tool Development: The Research and Development Centre includes
a highly specialized Coiled Tubing tool development team that provides design, assembly
and commissioning of new coiled tubing tools and applications.
Reservoir Characterization Laboratory: Trican Geological
Solutions performs in-depth studies of unconventional reservoirs across North America
and in other parts of the world. Our shale gas and CBM analytical techniques are
designed for purpose and conventional rock analysis protocols have been customized
specifically for shale and coal studies. These include: