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The Clean Resource Innovation Network is an Alberta-based hub of industry, academia, government, innovators and businesses connected to like nodes across Canada with global reach. It shares a goal to improve and accelerate the economic and environmental competitiveness of the oil and natural gas sector as part of the global lower carbon economy.
CRIN leverages industry strengths in large-scale collaboration by aligning research and technology priorities, addressing gaps, and incenting innovation across all ecosystem players that create efficiencies to accelerate and deliver transformative solutions towards a low carbon, low cost oil and natural gas industry.
The Canadian oil and gas industry is already globally recognized for its excellence in innovation and collaboration through many successful organizations like Alberta Innovates, Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA), Petroleum Technology Alliance of Canada (PTAC), Saskatchewan’s Petroleum Technology Research Centre (PTRC) and Petroleum Research Newfoundland and Labrador (PRNL), which have varying core focus areas. CRIN unites the entire oil and natural gas industry with the intent of taking an even broader approach to better align our challenges and accelerate solutions.
CRIN will advance technology solutions mapped against priority environmental challenges across the oil and gas sector. Always striving for excellence, CRIN’s activities will be designed to result in transformational impacts with the intent to export technologies internationally and to other Canadian industrial sectors. The initial focus areas include a holistic approach to water management, decarbonization, operating efficiencies and digitization of the oil and natural gas sector.
Many independent analysts forecast global demand for crude oil and natural gas to grow on an absolute basis, thereby remaining an important part of the global energy mix for the foreseeable future. The world will continue to need energy from new oil and natural gas development and Canada is well positioned to meet this demand. Canada’s approach to climate change ensures our oil and natural gas continues to be developed responsibly with world-leading environmental performance standards. It strengthens our position compared with other jurisdictions. In this way, Canada’s oil and natural gas resources will be an important part of the lower-carbon economy on a global basis.