Wescorp Energy is a Canadian company which provides technology for separating water from oil which it claims is significantly more effective than previous technologies. Mark Norris, a former Alberta Cabinet Minister of Economic Development under Premier Ralph Klein, is the companys chairman. WesCorp developed and patented a new method of separating oil from production wastewater and re-injecting the water into drilled oil wells. As a by-product, the separated oil could be added to total production. As of August 2008, this testing phase was reported as complete and the new process has begun entering mainstream oil production.