Oil Sands Course Description
Oak Leaf’s oil sands course digs into some tough questions. How does the oil sands industry operate? How do companies leverage technology to produce hydrocarbons profitably from some of the world’s heaviest crude? Why do conflicts arise between the federal government and provincial governments over transporting oil sands crude? What does an increasingly carbon-constrained world mean for the oil sands? What about the ongoing war in Ukraine?
There are no simple answers to these questions, but finding answers—or developing strategies to come up with answers—is important in one way or another to all Canadians, especially those working in the energy industry or involved in energy policy and regulation. To deal with industry complexity, first you need to grasp the fundamentals.
Over two days at Oak Leaf’s Canada’s Oil Sands Industry course, you will gain a solid understanding of the resource base, recovery techniques, upgrading, refining, transportation, markets, and regulations. You will also learn about government policy (including net-zero emissions goals), the oil sands’ effects on Canadian macroeconomics, and the technological, political, geopolitical, environmental, and other forces that influence oil sands operations and development. You will investigate and discuss these issues and information with the instructor and other course participants, adding new knowledge and analytical tools to your skillset.
Our goal at each Oak Leaf Training course is to make complex issues and concepts understandable. Oak Leaf’s oil sands instructor, Bruce Peachey, is an effective communicator with over 40 years of experience in heavy oil and the oil sands, working for a major industry player and as an independent engineering consultant. He also teaches at the University of Alberta. The course is highly interactive — with activities, videos, and discussion all designed to develop practical industry knowledge. At the end of the two days, you will return to your organization with greater understanding of the oil sands, how the industry affects your professional role, and unique insight into the possible directions the industry could take.
If you can’t attend Canada’s Oil Sands Industry in person, but can participate ONLINE, Oak Leaf has invested in state-of-the-art camera technology to enable a seamless in-class/online learning experience.
This course is offered in conjunction with
TBA Q2, 2024
8 a.m. Mountain (10 a.m. Eastern) start
Early bird registration deadline: TBA
Calgary & ONLINE
Instructor — Bruce Peachey
Calgary Venue address: PTAC
4th floor, 500 5 Ave. SW
Venue: $1795 Venue Early bird: $1695
Online: $1695 Online Early bird: $1595
Course Level: Beginner/Introductory
Personal Development Hours (PDH): 16
Coffee, snacks, lunch & refreshments served both days
Free parking at venue