Frequently Asked Questions


About The Canadian Pipeline Technology Collaborative

How is the CPTC funded?

The CPTC was provided with start-up funding from the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan, with in-kind contributions from British Columbia and Alberta Innovates-Technology Futures. The CPTC is now establishing a sustainable funding model that will be based on the number of programs/projects funneling through the CPTC at any given time. CPTC will allocate 10-15% of program funds (received by participant stakeholders in industry, government, and/or academia) to CPTC operations. This 10-15% program fee will form CPTC’s yearly operating budget as a federally incorporated not-for-profit. As the CPTC grows and larger programs begin to flow through CPTC, the 10% program fee will be used as a sliding scale.

Is the CPTC an affiliate of other industry associations?
What differentiates the CPTC from the other prominent organizations in the pipeline industry?
Where did the idea for the CPTC come from?
How does the money get to the projects?

The CPTC develops projects based on joint priorities that have been identified by industry, government and stakeholders such as regulators. Once a potential project has been identified, a standard CPTC program methodology is employed. The mutually beneficial program development pathway is focused on achieving common goals. The pathway is systemic, evidence based, and drives to the priorities of the sector and its desired future state. RFP’s will be issued and CPTC will then develop contracts for dispersal. Numerous participants with a vested interest in the projects will contribute monetarily.

How did the CPTC choose Spill Response, Leak Detection and Priority Integrity as the three priority areas in Canada’s pipeline sector?

Programs & Projects

Program Delivery

How does the CPTC work with Applied Research and Development Centres?

The CPTC leverages the collective capacity across Canada to deliver on its priority areas. The CPTC will work with its Applied Research and Development network on programs and projects to address these priorities. An online database of Applied Research and Development capacity across Canada will be developed so that we have a collective understanding of capacity and existing knowledge and technologies. This will allow for easy communication, an understanding of who to connect with, and will prevent further duplication in our applied centers.

How does the CPTC work with Commercial partners?

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The CPTC provides the opportunity for optimization of the existing assets and ongoing investments made in pipeline technology development across the country.