Introduction to the Canadian Oil Sands - PEICE

Venue: Calgary

Location: Calgary, Canada

Event Date/Time: Sep 13, 2011 End Date/Time: Sep 14, 2011
Registration Date: Sep 13, 2011
Early Registration Date: Sep 13, 2011
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Course Information:


This two-day course provides a comprehensive overview of the Canadian oil sands industry. The course is suitable for both technical and non-technical personnel wishing to understand the industry at a high level, and how the various segments of the industry interact. Participants will gain a thorough understanding of oil sands resources and reserves, recovery techniques, product markets, and the important factors which will shape the industry's future.

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.


Introduction and Oil Sands Industry Overview

Basic Concepts: Oil Sands and Bitumen Properties

Resources and Reserves

Oil Sands Industry Regulation

In Situ Bitumen Recovery

Oil Sands Mining and Bitumen Extraction

Upgrading: Converting Bitumen into Valuable Products

Markets: Canada, the United States and Beyond

Market Access/Pipelines

Market Fundamentals: Global and Canadian Oil Prices

Industry Challenges

Oil Sands Industry Outlook


Instructor(s): Bob Dunbar

Bob Dunbar is the President of Strategy West Inc., a Calgary-based consulting firm with a focus on Canada’s oil sands industry. He has more than 40 years of Canadian and international energy industry experience, including more than 15 years in the oil sands industry and more than 15 years as an energy industry consultant. He commenced delivery of oil sands industry training in 2001. Bob’s oil sands industry experience includes engineering and senior management positions with integrated petroleum producers, as well as Manager of Oil Sands with the Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board. Bob's expertise and knowledge of the Canadian oil sands industry is widely recognized. He is frequently contacted by the media for his views on the industry and has made presentations on Canada's oil sands industry at conferences in Canada, the US, Europe and Asia. Bob has an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology and a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta. He has completed several management programs including the Canadian Securities Course.

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Additional Information

Delivery Method: Classroom Training
Fee: $ 1695 CAD
Location Calgary, AB
CEU: 1.6 Continuing Education Units
PDH: 16 Professional Development Hours

Sessions: Date Start Time - End Time
1. Tuesday, September 13, 2011 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
2. Wednesday, September 14, 2011 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM