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.


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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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Power Engineering

  • 4TH CLASS POWER ENGINEERING LAB 'A'

    Course ID: PENG112A

    Name: 4TH CLASS POWER ENGINEERING LAB 'A'

    Hours: 70

    Credits: 2

    70 hours of lab training at the Lac La Biche Power Engineering lab. Training includes high and low pressure boiler operation, and water treatment. Approved safety footwear is required.

  • 4TH CLASS POWER ENGINEERING LAB 'B'

    Course ID: PENG112B

    Name: 4TH CLASS POWER ENGINEERING LAB 'B'

    Hours: 70

    Credits: 2

    70 hours of lab training at the Lac La Biche Power Engineering lab. Training includes HVAC systems and turbine start-up. Approved safety footwear is required.

  • 4TH CLASS POWER ENGINEERING THEORY 'A'

    Course ID: PENG113A

    Name: 4TH CLASS POWER ENGINEERING THEORY 'A'

    Hours: 262.5

    Credits: 14

    The following core subject areas are covered in this course: applied science, steam generation, and safety.

  • 4TH CLASS POWER ENGINEERING THEORY 'B'

    Course ID: PENG113B

    Name: 4TH CLASS POWER ENGINEERING THEORY 'B'

    Hours: 332.5

    Credits: 16

    The following core subject areas are covered in this course: plant services, prime movers and auxiliaries, heating ventilating and air conditioning.

  • 4TH CLASS FIELD PLACEMENT

    Course ID: PENG114

    Name: 4TH CLASS FIELD PLACEMENT

    Hours: 160

    Credits: 4

    Plant training will cover a total of 160 hours in a high pressure steam plant. Students perform tasks under plant supervision, and in doing so gain valuable practical experience.

  • APPLIED SCIENCE

    Course ID: PENG200

    Name: APPLIED SCIENCE

    Hours: 160

    Credits: 10

    This course is designed to prepare students for the 3rd Class Power Engineering Part 'A', Paper '1' Interprovincial exam.

  • PLANT SERVICES

    Course ID: PENG202

    Name: PLANT SERVICES

    Hours: 160

    Credits: 10

    This course is designed to prepare students for the 3rd Class Power Engineering Part 'A' and Paper '2' of the Interprovincial Exams.

  • STEAM GENERATION

    Course ID: PENG204

    Name: STEAM GENERATION

    Hours: 140

    Credits: 9

    This course is designed to prepare students for the 3rd Class Power Engineering Part 'B', Paper '1' Interprovincial Exam.

  • PRIME MOVERS AND AUXILIARIES

    Course ID: PENG206

    Name: PRIME MOVERS AND AUXILIARIES

    Hours: 140

    Credits: 9

    This course is designed to prepare students for the 3rd Class Power Engineering Part 'B', Paper '2' Interprovincial Exam.

  • 3RD CLASS FIELD PLACEMENT

    Course ID: PENG220

    Name: 3RD CLASS FIELD PLACEMENT

    Hours: 960

    Credits: 15

    This course will cover a total of 960 hours practical training at high pressure steam plants. Students perform tasks under plant supervision, and in doing so gain valuable practical experience.

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