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Leduc #1 Energy Discovery Centre is a regular field trip location for many schools. It is a great place for students from elementary to high school, college, and university to spend a day. Education programs are customized to your needs, so students are guaranteed to learn about Alberta’s history and sciences and discover how we find and extract one of our most precious resources.
Our education programs offer unique opportunities that most students would not have the chance to experience. Students develop connections to the oil and gas industry through these experiences by exploring a real rig, drilling beneath the earth’s surface to see oil oozing in the World’s Largest Drill Bit and traveling through a section of 42” pipeline to learn the importance of smart pigs.
Leduc #1 offers three interactive summer camps!
Junior Roughneck provides a full day of hands on and interactive fun and learning about the workings of the Oil Industry.
Junior Rock-Hound is a geological based camp where students will become geologists as they learn about the rock cycle, different formations and identify the beauties of the geology world.
Mad-Petro Scientist is a camp where students will uncover the secrets of science and chemistry through different concoctions and experiments.
Pick a date and pack a lunch – camps run from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm on 12 different days throughout the summer.
The cost per child is $40. Each student camp fills up quickly, so be sure to book early!
This is a one day course designed to familiarize non-technical personnel on the activities of the oil and gas industry. The oil and gas industry is essentially split into three sectors – upstream, midstream, and downstream. Attendees of this course will learn the components of the upstream sector – the exploration and production of oil and gas; the components of the midstream sector – transportation; and the components of the downstream sector – production and shipping of oil and gas to refineries or plants.
History of Canadian Oil
Geology & Exploration
Types of Rigs: Onshore & Offshore
Drilling & Well Completion
RECOGNIZE the importance of the oil and gas industry in Alberta and its global context.
UNDERSTAND the basic steps, technology and people involved in the process of extraction of resources.
CONNECT the petroleum industry to our everyday lives and explore how the industry affects all Canadians.
INFORMED of the environmental impacts of the oil industry and what it is doing to guarantee sustainability.
OILFIELD 101: CONTENT OVERVIEW
History of the Oil Industry: oil in Canada, oil in Alberta and Leduc #1
Geology: formation of oil and gas, billion dollar rock and seismic exploration.
Land Access: Leduc #1 historic land tenure, surface & mineral rights, mineral leases and tenure.
Types of Rigs: onshore and offshore.
Drilling & Well Completion: processes, drill bits & fluids, directional & horizontal drilling, casing, cementing, tubing, perforation, fracturing, abandonment and reclamation.
Pipelines: fluids, pumps & compressors, pigs and types.
Production: processes, crude oil, natural gas and refineries.
Oil Sands: surface mining & extraction, SAGD, and reclamation.
Managing Risks: H2S and potential risks
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