One of the fundamental objectives of the OPI is to be an educational voice on the significance of the oil and natural gas production, natural gas and hydrocarbon storage, and salt/solution mining industries in Ontario.
The OPI’s primary objective is to encourage the responsible exploration and development of oil and natural gas. Ontario producers have been safely harvesting energy for 156 years and natural gas since in the early 1900’s.
It was in Ontario where drilling and refining techniques were developed which laid the foundation for the distribution and marketing of oil that became North America’s largest industry in the 20th century with the advent of the automobile and its requirements for gasoline.
It is Ontario experience and expertise that would provide the foundation for exploration and production activity worldwide.
The OPI provides the documents below to educate and inform readers on topics of interest related to Ontario’s oil and natural gas, hydrocarbon storage and salt/solution mining industries:
Ontario Ministry of Energy addresses 2015 OPI Conference
Bob Delaney, MPP Mississauga-Streetsville and the Parliamentary Assistant to the Ontario Minister of Energy gave a keynote speech to Showcase Ontario 2015, the 53rd Annual Ontario Petroleum Institute Conference and Trade Show held in Windsor, Ontario from April 8-10.
Bob Delaney OPI Speech Apr-15
The Ontario Advantage: Long Life Reserves – Low Declines – High Revenues – Low Operating Costs
Ontario has an experienced, educated workforce to develop Ontario’s exploration and production potential
The Ontario Advantage
Ontario Potential Hydrocarbon Resources
It’s estimated that 50% of Ontario oil and natural gas remains to be developed.
Ontario Potential Hydrocarbon Resources /Ordovician Hydrothermal Dolomite Play 2
Ontario Oil and Natural Gas Production – Safely Harvesting Energy, An Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing in Ontario
Hydraulic fracture treatment of oil and natural gas wells to improve production rates was first employed in 1949 and is now routinely used around the world, including Ontario.
Safely Harvesting Energy – An Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing in Ontario
Economic Profile of the Ontario Oil, Gas and Salt Resources Industry
This economic profile examines the Ontario oil, gas, and salt resources industry. This is a sector of the economy that dates back to before confederation and plays an important role in the southwestern region of the province.
Economic Profile – Ontario Oil, Gas and Salt Resources Industry
Achieving Balance – Ontario’s Long Term Energy Plan
Natural gas-fired generation will be used flexibly to respond to changes in provincial supply and demand and to support the operation of the system.
Achieving Balance – Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan
OPI Line 9 Brief
Prepared by: The Ontario Petroleum Institute for Presentation to the National Energy Board of Canada
OPI Line 9 Brief
Ontario Oil & Gas Magazine
The magazine provides readers insight and a wealth of information on Ontario’s oil and natural gas industry:
- 2012 Edition– Featuring Cambrian Reservoirs of Southwestern Ontario, Middle Ordovician Trenton, Black River Group Carbonate Play in Southwestern Ontario, Lower Silurian Sandstone Reservoirs of Southwestern Ontario, Reservoirs and Production from the Silurian Carbonate Rocks of Southwestern Ontario and Middle Devonian Reservoirs of Southwestern Ontario
- 2008 Edition – Natural gas storage is an integral component of the North American energy infrastructure. Basically, storage provides a relief mechanism or “warehouse” for market supply and demand imbalances.
- 2004 Edition – Play-by-Play Action! Take an in-depth look at prospective oil and gas producing horizons in Southwestern Ontario Evaluating SW Ontario’s Groundwater. Three recent groundwater studies provide a fountain of information. Plus, Loads of Data, Maps and Charts. Up-to-date information for easier forecasting and economic decision-making.
- 2002 Edition – The Sky’s the Limit. Investors are taking note of Ontario’s advantageous position between supply and market. From here, anywhere is possible. What’s Hot? A look at the latest plays, innovative approaches to drilling, and storage capabilities in the province. Data – Data – Data. Up-to-date information for easier forecasting and economic decision-making.