Education Programs

School Programs

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.

Summer Camps

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!

Summer of 2017 Dates:

Mad-Petro Scientist
AGES 6 - 12: July 4, 6, 25 & August 1, 3
Junior Roughneck
AGES 6 - 12: July 11, 13, 27 & August 22, 24
Junior Rock-Hound
AGES 6 - 12: July 18, 20 & August 15, 17
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Click on your choice of camp!
Mad-Petro Scientist
Junior Roughneck
Junior Rock-Hounds

Oilfield 101

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
  • Land Access
  • Types of Rigs: Onshore & Offshore
  • Drilling & Well Completion
  • Pipelines
  • Production
  • Oil Sands
  • Managing Risks
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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