We’re in the business of facilitating collaborative, made-to-order research projects on behalf of government, industry and academic partners. You can contract us to carry out focused studies that delve into petroleum and renewable energy research topics, providing you with an in-depth understanding of a particular area of interest.
Our team is highly-skilled in creating research projects to meet regulatory, due diligence, business intelligence or other requirements. Working on your timeline, we will identify the types of expertise, equipment and funding needed for your project and bring together the right team for the job. We have substantial experience collaborating with highly-experienced researchers who have the technical knowledge needed to carry out specialized work. Our knowledge of petroleum and renewable energy research talent is second-to-none, and we can draw upon our many long-established relationships to access critical knowledge in combination with the right technology. To learn more, please contact our Director, Research.
We’ll also help you get more for your money. We have the ability to leverage your research investment, maximizing the power of your dollars by taking advantage of other available funds. We have a clear understanding of what research-oriented financial resources are available and what’s needed to access them.
From time to time, we administer competitive Requests for Proposals (RFPs) related to petroleum and renewable energy research. We administer some RFPs ourselves and issue others on behalf of organizations that contract us to manage RFPs. Active RFPs are published on our website, in the publications of our member organizations and via other sources. We announce RFPs as far in advance as possible and they are typically open for no less than 30 days. You’ll find current opportunities here.
CLOSED - Request for Proposals - "Paleogeographic reconstruction and source rock de-risking, offshore Nova Scotia"
Call released November 26th, 2019
Applications due January 13th, 2020 5:00pm AST
Call released March 6th, 2020
Applications due March 27th, 2020 5:00pm ADT
Call released March 11th, 2020
Applications due April 15th, 2020 5:00pm ADT
RFP - An assessment of geothermal resources in onshore Nova Scotia Part 1: Setting the stage, demonstrating value, and identifying next steps
Call released March 13th, 2020
Applications due May 1st, 2020 5:00pm ADT
It's our mandate to foster research and development related to petroleum and renewable energy resources and their interaction with the natural and social environment and the dissemination of that knowledge. This includes research work that:
- assesses the potential impacts of petroleum exploration, development and production on the natural and social environment;
- assesses the potential impacts of renewable energy technologies on the natural and social environment;
- builds geoscience knowledge about Nova Scotia’s oil and gas potential; and
- promotes technical innovations to reduce barriers to development of energy resources.
Where consistent with what’s above, we also encourage building research capability in Nova Scotia.