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Field Study-Heavy Oil Resources - HOFS

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3 days
Fort McMurray
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Course description

This course is geologically and technically focused but instructed in such a manner that all disciplines and experience levels will understand. Mining and in-situ production of bitumen from the Athabasca oil sand region is currently a major contributor to the world's oil production. These technologies are reasonably recent commercial applications and the future levels of production face uncertainty because of highly debated environmental challenges. The field course takes the participant to the rock; explaining complex relationships and issues emanating from the depositional and structural framework.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Anyone of any discipline who wants a hands-on understanding of the Athabasca Oil Sands.

Training Course Content

Overview of the Geology, History and Development of Canada Oil Sands; McMurray Oil Sand Stratigraphy; Depositional details of the McMurray Formation; Overview of Structural Evolution and Bitumen Resources; Oil Sand Mining Methodology; Environmental challenges for Alberta's bitumen resources; Current Status and Future plans for Reclamation Mining Activities

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PetroSkills - Oil & Gas Training Courses

PetroSkills was founded in 2001 as an alliance between BP, Shell and OGCI, aiming to accomplish a mission of vital importance for the future of the Oil & Gas industry. PetroSkills provide high quality professional training and courses that are...

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