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Calgary, Canada
Canada’s Oil Sands Industry

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Key Facts

CPE Credits: 16


8-9 December 2015 — Calgary Early bird deadline: 8 November 2015, 11:59 p.m. (MT)

Venue: Please refer to the calendar.

Fee: $1295 + GST

Early bird fee: $1195 + GST Early bird discount applies if registered by indicated deadline. Discounts apply for more than 1 registrant.

Course Contact: If you have any questions about this course, or phone 403-457-0260.


Over two days you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the resource base, recovery techniques, upgrading, refining, and transportation. You will also learn about industry economics and the technological and geopolitical forces that determine oil sands development. All of this information is included in the detailed and full-colour course binder you will take home at the end of the course. This Oak Leaf course provides participants with context and tools to understand the industry.

Our goal at Oak Leaf Training is to make complex issues and concepts understandable. Our oil sands instructors have all worked over 30 years in the energy industry and hold specific experience in oil sands. They are all effective communicators. At the end of the two days with your instructor, you will return to your organization with broad knowledge of the oil sands industry and greater insight into the possible directions the industry could take.



2.Basic Concepts

3.Oil Sands Industry Overview

4.Resource Base

5.Exploration & Drilling

6.In Situ Bitumen Recovery

7.Mining & Extraction

8.Upgrading & Refining



11.Market Fundamentals


13.Industry Economics

14.Industry Outlook

15.The Environment & Other Industry Issues

16.Appendix — Symbols & Approximate Conversions; Petroleum Industry Acronyms; Petroleum Industry Glossary

Key Learning Objectives

-Understand important terms & concepts

-Gain comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of the oil sands industry, from acquiring land for exploration to pricing for refined oil

-Learn about drilling technologies used in oil sands recovery

-Analyse oil sands markets & trends

-Understand geopolitical, environmental,economic, and other issues that confront the oil sands

Support Materials & Assessment Tools

-Full-colour, up-to-date materials binder

-Industry-specific group activities, quizzes & access to videos shown in class

-Industry case studies & examples

-A certificate of attendance & completion of course. CPE credits on certificate.

Who Should Attend?

-People new to the oil sands industry

- People already involved in the industry looking for more comprehensive knowledge

-Business Analysts

-Financial Planners


-Office Administration

-Policy Analysts

-Energy Lawyers

Testimonies & Course Rating

Overall Rating for 2013: 4.4/5.0

-“I found the course highly informative and there was a tremendous amount of high quality information presented.” – John, Calgary

-“Good course overall. Enjoyed learning about the technical aspects of the upgrading process.” – Calgary participant

-“This course was packed with information and was a good use of my time. I now understand many basic elements of the industry.” – Edmonton participant

-“Considering the short length of the course, I felt it was quite thorough and gave a comprehensive overview of the industry. Quite helpful.” – Calgary participant

-“For the first time, I think I’ve got a good understanding of the issues the industry is facing and how it has affected our budget so much.” – In-house course participant

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