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Technical / TECH-04 / 2 days

Heavy Oil & Oil Sands Technical Course

Cameron Six P.Eng.

President and CEO



This 2-day course is an introduction to the technical components related to Canadian heavy oil and oil sands resources and their future development. By the end of this course, participants will be able to fully understand the exploration and exploitation strategies employed by industry to develop these resources. The course lecture material is supported by an asset life cycle case study.


  • Characterization of heavy oil and bitumen
  • Chemical and physical properties
  • Geology
  • Recovery mechanisms
  • Assigning reserves and resources
  • Resource play case study

Designed for

The material covered in the course is relevant for engineers, land professionals, accountants, technologists, and anyone who wants to understand the process of determining and appropriately assigning heavy oil and bitumen resources and reserves.