Lithium can be extracted from brines that are co-produced with oil and gas. Many oil and gas reservoirs have extensive brine water volumes that have sufficient lithium concentrations for extraction with DLE processes.
As a leader in responsible petroleum development for decades, Canada has an international advantage with:
- extensive resource data on oil and gas reservoirs that could be prospective for lithium production
- leverage existing power infrastructure for lithium production in areas of oil and gas operations
- deep understanding of the geology and reservoir characteristics to understand the dynamic modeling for lithium production
- a highly-skilled energy service sector