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Field Research Station officially opened

The Field Research Station (FRS) was officially opened on October 24 before a crowd of about 70 people who gathered at the University of Calgary.

Speaking at the ceremony were special guests Paul Fulton, Country Chair of Statoil Canada, and Ed McCauley, Vice-President (Research), University of Calgary. Don Lawton, Director of the Containment and Monitoring Institute, talked about operations at the FRS and new CMCRI President Sandra Odendahl served as MC.

The $7 million Field Research Station (FRS), built by CMC Research Institutes and operated by its Containment and Monitoring Institute, will play a pivotal role advancing the commercialization of carbon storage and helping industry better understand the movement of fluids underground. The site was developed with an investment by the Government of Canada’s Western Economic Diversification Program, and is supported by the University of Calgary with funds from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund.

To read the official media release, click here.

Don Lawton addresses audience

Don Lawton, Director of the Containment and Monitoring Institute, talks about operations at the Field Research Station.

Ed McCauley congratulates Don Lawton

(From left) Ed McCauley, Vice-President (Research), University of Calgary; Sandra Odendahl, CMCRI President; and Paul Fulton, Country President, Statoil Canada; clap as they congratulate Don Lawton for his work to create the FRS.

Crowd watches speeches

Official opening guests watch speeches.

Networking at the FRS official opening reception.

Networking at the FRS official opening reception.

The Mobile Environmental Lab was on display as part of the opening. Above Maurice Chevalier shows equipment to a guest.

The Mobile Environmental Lab was on display as part of the opening. Above Maurice Chevalier, University of Calgary, shows equipment to a guest.

Audience at FRS opening

Over 70 guests attended the official opening of the Field Research Station. The event was held in the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary.

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Guests visit at the official opening event.