SAGD - De-oiling and Water Treatment Operator

Get pumped up in SAGD!
This short 16 week online program is a great opportunity for you to advance your knowledge in the steam-assisted gravity drainage industry.  You'll gain a deep understanding of operations in the SAGD industry, specifically with de-oiling, water treatment, recycling and reuse of water in the process of heavy thermal oil extraction.  A great starting point to a future career as a Power Engineer or an excellent opportunity to train while you remain employed.

SAGD De-oiling and Water Treatment presentation

Career Potential
With these two certifications:

  • De-Oiling and Water Treatment - acknowledging understanding and knowledge in water treatment in a SAGD facility
  • Potable and Wastewater Systems Management - acknowledging competence and core fundamentals [recognized by Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP)

Along with a related certification (i.e. Power Engineering, Safety Officer, Lab Technician, etc.) puts you in a strong position for excellent career opportunities in the oil and gas industries.


Admission Requirements

65% in English 20 or 20-1  or English 20-2 or English 23
Math 10, 13 or Math 10C or Math 10 (Applied or Pure)
Science 10

Individuals who do not meet the above academics may be granted admission based on mature status. Placement in CAAT-C [Stanine 5 in Language and Reading Comprehension, Stanine 4 in Total Math and Science.]  Interview with the Program Coordinator may be required.

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Course Listing: 
Overview of the Thermal Heavy Oil Industry
Phase Separation & Oil Treatment
The De-Oiling Process
Water Sources, Qualities & Recycle Requirements
Lime Softening
Ion Exchange
Oil Sands Regulations & Reporting
Potable & Wastewater Systems Management

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