Parking lot to be transformed into giant outdoor lab with millions of dollars of high-tech oil industry equipment
WHAT: Students in NAIT’s Petroleum Engineering Technology program will get a chance to investigate and operate massive oilfield equipment as part of their annual Industry Day.
Some of the impressive equipment on site will include:
- Trucks capable of running electronic recording devices in extremely high pressure and temperature environments up to 6 km below ground
- Mobile control centres used in the development of shale gas deposits.
- A service rig with a 75-foot high mast
- A 70-foot long truck with a 2500-horsepower engine and mounted pumps that stimulates oil and gas production
- Air quality monitoring equipment used to detect air pollution from oil and gas production facilities
- A one-of-a-kind training simulator used to replicate hazardous well-servicing operations
Technical presentations will be given by industry experts on the following topics:
- Liquid propane hydraulic fracturing – A technique used to produce oil and gas from deposits that have been previously uneconomic to produce.
- Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines Project – A pipeline to move Alberta bitumen to Asian markets.
- Oilsands tailings management.
WHERE: NAIT Main Campus
10240 Princess Elizabeth Ave.
WHEN: Thursday, April 14th
Parking Lot O, between Building L and K
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
o 8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. – Canadian Heavy Oil Association, status of the heavy oil industry in Alberta
o 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. – GASFRAC Energy Services Inc., liquid propane hydraulic fracturing
o 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Laricina Energy, carbonate bitumen deposits
o 10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Enbridge, Northern Gateway Pipeline
Room X111 (South Learning Centre)
o 2 p.m. – 3 pm: Suncor Energy, tailings management
WHY: See the impressive equipment students will soon work with in their industry. And find out why industry wants to bring its high-priced equipment and personnel to NAIT and to talk directly to students.
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