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Saturday , 6 March 2021
Digital visualization of oil production

Learning about oil at Lakeland Catholic School Division

Some students in the Lakeland will continue to learn the basics when it comes to oil and gas.

Lakeland Catholic School Division is returning the Oil and Exploration 15-3 course where students learn about the origins of oil.

It could be offered as a dual-credit course again, but with the changes in provincial legislation, the course was returned as a locally developed course.

“They’re learning about different production methods used for bitumen. They’ll learn about  SAGD (Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage) and CSS (Cyclic Steam Stimulation). They also get to learn about co-generation. They learn about environmental policies in oil and gas facilities. And they also have the opportunity to make a connection to a possible future career or post-secondary program,” said CTS/CTF/Dual Credit Coordinator Amanda Wildman.

The course began in 2014 and will be continued to at least 2023, as Lakeland Catholic passed a motion at their August board meeting.

Wildman said it was most compatible for students who had taken Chemistry 30 or Science 30 or had a science background.

“It’s worth highlighting because it is, it is such a good course. And the students who take it have a great opportunity.”

About Michael Menzies

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