We are a group of experienced scientists, engineers and technicians carrying out research, training highly qualified staff, exploring the biogeoscience of the surface and subsurface of the Earth and applying our research results to the solution of several real world problems. We try to combine discovery, invention and innovation in as many projects as makes sense.
While much of the work is applicable to practical activities related to zero CO2 emission energy production, waste water remediation and the energy industries, some of the research is of quite a fundamental nature with implications for life in the oceans, the deep biosphere or even for life in other planets such as Mars.
PRG has research programs ranging from classical organic geochemistry and biogeochemistry, petroleum source rock and reservoir geochemistry, subsurface storage of waste including CO2, biodegradation research, oceanic dissolved organic matter studies and studies of the lipid geochemistry of marine sediments and waters. We also have a large innovation program and help students and postdocs commercialize their research where appropriate. Many of our students go on to successful careers in industry, government and a range of other areas including academia and teaching.
PRG has strong collaborative and cooperation agreements with biologists, geologists, geophysicists and geochemists at Calgary, with the School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK; the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC), part of Natural Resources Canada and several research groups in the departments of Geosciences; Chemical and Petroleum Engineering and Biosciences at Calgary.