Sands / Heavy Oil Essentials Course: |
Course - September, 2015
Huge amounts of capital,
resources and large numbers of personnel have been funneled into oil sands
projects over the past decade. GeoHistory's Oil Sands / Heavy Oil Essentials
gives participants a working overview of oil sands and heavy oil. Participants
learn how oil sands and heavy oil resources are identified, evaluated, produced,
refined and transported. Starting with the discovery of the Alberta Tar
Sands, participants are versed on the role of changing technology and how
it has impacted the production of bitumen and conventional heavy oil resources
in Western Canada, from the first conventional heavy oil production, through
the first commercial oil sands development, through to the birth of modern
in stitu production techniques and the basics of upgrader technology. Transportation
issues and environmental issues, such as surface impact, carbon footprints
and the production of H2S are also addressed.
This oil and gas industry training course is designed for:
During this full day,
hands on oil sands and heavy oil course participants will:
and gas company non technical staff (legal, land, accounting, IT and
support personnel) and technical staff new to the petroleum industry,
b) oil and gas industry support and financial personnel (petroleum service sector, banking, investment companies, lawyers,
individual or group interested in learning about the oil sands and conventional
about the oil sands and heavy oil - what they are and where we fiind them.
about Western Canada's heavy oil and bitumen resources, where they fit
amongst the world's remaining oil reserves and the financial benefits
of oil sand development.
how conventional heavy oil and tar sands reservoirs are developed and
how modern environments are used to understand oil sands and conventional
heavy oil reservoirs.
the rocks that make up the tar sands and learn how core, well logs and
other technical data are used to evaluate and develop oil sands and
heavy oil resources.
about bitumen and heavy oil upgraders, synthetic oil and oil refining.
about environmental issues such as water usage, surface impact, carbon footprints,
The Oil Sands /
Heavy Oil Essentials Course is a follow up to the Rocks, Records, Contracts
and Reserves Course. Though not essential, it is recommended that the
Rocks, Records, Contracts and Reserves Course is taken prior to the Oil
Sands / Heavy Oil Essentials Course.
Oil Sands / Heavy Oil Essentials is a CAPLA
Oil Sands / Heavy Oil Essentials Course Participant Comments:
Well organized, easy to follow. Great information"
" Overall excellent course. Able to apply the teachings to work."
" I would highly recommend this course to other individuals in the oil and gas field."
" Another great course! Very informative and interesting!"
" Very unbiased open approach that was great to see."
" Great day! Learned a lot and will be back for more classes."
" Excellent course. Very interesting, informative and dealt honestly with environmental issues."
" Great overview of oilsands."
" The instructor is friendly, funny, engaging, very knowledgable, honest, experienced and interesting - very refreshing!!"
" Great course overall!"
" Made it fun and kept to the schedule. I would recommend this to co-workers."
" I thoroughly enjoyed this course."
" An excellent course. Thank you."