SR&ED in a JV world: Special considerations for energy companies entering a JV (White Paper)

By | Claims, SR&ED

Is your company pushing the boundaries of the energy industry’s technical knowledge? Are you currently a participant in a Joint Venture (JV) or exploring a potential JV? Our latest White Paper (the fourth in our 5-part series) tackles the complexities of conducting SR&ED in the context of a JV and offers insights you need to know for maximizing your return on investment.

White Paper 4: SRED in a JV World – Special considerations for energy companies (Click to Open)

 

We want every E&P and service company to leave no stone unturned for cost-saving measures in today’s economy.

TSGI has serviced Canada’s energy industry for 20+ years, including work with our partners on major technological breakthroughs that have transformed the industry.

Our White Paper series on SR&ED for the energy industry (to date):

White Paper 1: Debunking the myth: SR&ED Eligibility for E&P Companies (Click to open)

White Paper 2:  Drilling down: SR&ED opportunities for E&P companies beyond capital (Click to Open)

White Paper 3:  Field Trials and SRED – How can O&G technology providers offset risk for E&P partners? (Click to Open)

Check back for the final installment in our series in January 2018:

White Paper 5:  Geophysics, Reservoir Evaluation, and capturing your SR&ED entitlement (Upcoming)

Field trials and SR&ED: How can O&G technology providers offset risk for their E&P partners? (White Paper)

By | Claims, SR&ED

We’re pleased to announce Part 3 of 5 in our series of White Papers on SR&ED for the Energy industry.

In this latest installment, we discuss how technology providers and E&P partner companies can offset the financial risk of a field trial by leveraging SR&ED.

White Paper 3: Field Trials and SRED – How can O&G technology providers offset risk for E&P partners? (Click to Open)

 

We want every E&P and service company to leave no stone unturned for cost-saving measures in today’s economy.

TSGI has been servicing the Canadian Oil and Gas industry for 20+ years, including work with our partners on major technological breakthroughs that have transformed the industry.

 

Our White Paper series on SR&ED for the Energy industry:

White Paper 1: Debunking the myth: SR&ED Eligibility for E&P Companies (Click to open)

White Paper 2:  Drilling down: SR&ED opportunities for E&P companies beyond capital (Click to Open)

White Paper 3:  Field Trials and SRED – How can O&G technology providers offset risk for E&P partners? (Click to Open)

Check back for future installments in our series:

White Paper 4:  SR&ED in a JV world: Crucial insights for Energy companies entering a JV (Upcoming)

White Paper 5:  Geophysics, Reservoir Evaluation, and capturing your SR&ED entitlement (Upcoming)

TSGI’s approach to SR&ED featured in article by EnergyNow

By | General, SR&ED

TSGI’s President, Michael Bosdet, sat down with EnergyNow to discuss our approach to working with clients in the energy industry. 

EnergyNow writes:

‘…TSGI differentiates itself from other firms who provide SR&ED services because of their experience and willingness to dig into complex issues. “We have examples of successful multi-million dollar claims for our clients where their joint venture partners failed to make a claim because of complex corporate structures or regulatory frameworks,” expresses Bosdet. “We have the expertise to dig in and make the best call for our clients.”’

Read the full article at this link:

TSGI Corporation – The Niche Experts in SR&ED Services

 

TSGI is proud to sponsor Beakerhead!

By | General

Have you experienced the weird  & wonderful world of Beakerhead? It’s a fun mashup of science, creativity and engineering. This year’s theme is the Journey of Invention – a process dear to both our hearts and our ceaselessly inventive clients. We couldn’t be happier to sponsor Beakerhead this year!

Join us Thursday September 14 at the Science of Cats and Dogs. We turn to science (and music, and comedy) to find out what mysteries lurk under all that fur…

Congratulations to Samantha on her latest publication!

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The European Journal of Organic Chemistry has published an article co-authored by Samantha Anderson, née Keller, one of TSGI’s Technology Advisors. Samantha’s PhD research in the group of Dr. Sutherland at the University of Calgary focused on the synthesis and study of new organic molecules for application in improved solar cell efficiency. Her research objectives were to synthesize specialized molecules (Pyrene Donor-Acceptor-Donor Chromophores), the geometry of which would be especially conducive to light harvesting and electron transfer. This subset of her research resulted in the synthesis of three new pyrene building blocks that possess the desired characteristics for organic electronic applications, such as solar cells. The research group’s work has been featured in numerous other publications. Congratulations, Samantha!

Full paper available here.

Drilling Down: SR&ED opportunities for E&P companies beyond capital (White Paper)

By | SR&ED

We’re pleased to announce Part 2 of 5 in our series of White Papers on SR&ED for the Energy industry.

In this latest installment, we discuss scoping the size of the prize for E&P companies evaluating a possible SR&ED claim.

White Paper 2:  Drilling down: SR&ED opportunities for E&P companies beyond capital (Click to Open)

 

We want every E&P and service company to leave no stone unturned for cost-saving measures in today’s economy.

TSGI has been servicing the Canadian Oil and Gas industry for 20+ years, including work with our partners on major technological breakthroughs that have transformed the industry.

White Paper 1: Debunking the myth: SR&ED Eligibility for E&P Companies (Click to open)
White Paper 2:  Drilling down: SR&ED opportunities for E&P companies beyond capital (Click to Open)

 

Check back for future installments in our series:

White Paper 3:  Special considerations for Oil and Gas Service companies (Upcoming)

White Paper 4:  SR&ED in a JV world: Crucial insights for Energy companies entering a JV (Upcoming)

White Paper 5:  Geophysics, Reservoir Evaluation, and capturing your SR&ED entitlement (Upcoming)

New White Paper Series: SR&ED for the Energy industry

By | Claims, SR&ED

We’re starting a new 5-part series of White Papers on the topic of SR&ED for companies in the Energy industry.

We aim to dispel misconceptions about SR&ED and offer special considerations for fully leveraging the program. We want every E&P and service company to leave no stone unturned for cost-saving measures in today’s economy.

TSGI has been servicing the Canadian Oil and Gas industry for 20+ years, including work with our partners on major technological breakthroughs that have transformed the industry.

White Paper 1: Debunking the myth: SR&ED Eligibility for E&P Companies (Click to open)

 

Check back for future installments in our series:

White Paper 2:  Drilling down: SR&ED opportunities for E&P companies beyond capital  (August 31)

White Paper 3:  Special considerations for Oil and Gas Service companies (Upcoming)

White Paper 4:  SR&ED in a JV world: Crucial insights for Energy companies entering a JV (Upcoming)

White Paper 5:  Geophysics, Reservoir Evaluation, and capturing your SR&ED entitlement (Upcoming)

Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) announces ~$30M project funding

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Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) announced approx. $30M in project funding for 12 projects aimed at reducing methane through technological advancement, as part of the Province’s objective to reduce methane emissions by 45% by 2025.

The projects are part of ERA’s Methane Challenge, focusing on opportunities in Alberta’s oil and gas industry (five projects), methane detection and quantification (five projects), and biological sources of methane (two projects).

The winning projects include a remote generator compressor system (Gentherm Global Power Technologies), an in-pipe turbine generator to off-set the need for pneumatic instrumentation (ZKO Oilfield Industries and Peyto), a cattle feed ingredient to reduce methane emissions at their source (Viresco and DSM) and biomass generation to displace coal (Capital Power Corporation). Eight other projects were announced (details here).

In total, the project funding will result in $83M total investment with industry contributions.

The main sources for methane emissions in Alberta are associated with agriculture, mining, oil and gas and waste management. The climate change impact of methane is approximately 25 times greater than CO2 over a 100-year timeframe.

Industry partners tackling technological advancements can potentially offset some of their costs through the SR&ED program. For SR&ED projects in Alberta, 10% of eligible costs can be recouped as a cash refund (up to $400K), in addition to Federal Investment Tax Credits.

For more information or a complimentary SR&ED eligibility assessment, contact Elliot Cudmore (elliot.cudmore@tsgi.ca, 403-451-3384).

Feds expand scope of innovation funding

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Federal funds ($1.26B) intended to stimulate research and development in Canada will be more broadly applicable for companies operating outside the initial six high-tech sectors outlined in prior budget announcements.

The initial industries of focus were: advanced manufacturing, agri-food, clean technology, digital industries, health and bio-sciences and clean resources, as well as infrastructure and transportation.

Widening the scope of the $1.26B fund for innovation support will be beneficial for companies focused in industries excluded from the initial announcement. However, critics may argue that dispersing funds without strategic focus will not achieve the objectives of the Feds’ targeted SuperCluster initiative.

Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains will provide further details shortly.