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SAGD Processing Certificate


Earn a Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) Processing Certificate with this accessible online  training program exploring one of the Oil Sands most popular and nuanced method of bitumen  recovery. Curriculum is written by industry experts and contains accurate visualizations and animated chapters.

• Passing grade for all courses is 80%


  • Online
  • Phone: 780-792-2688 (1-800-251-1408)
  • In person: Office of the Registrar,  8115 Franklin Ave, Fort McMurray, AB

Please make sure that you provide the Office of the Registrar with your email address. We will send you an access code via email.



Module #1 Well Pads 7.5 Hours  $345 + GST

Students will learn how high pressure steam is used to recover heavy bitumen to the surface, how lift gas enhances this recovery and how the produced fluids are separated into liquid and gas components for transportation to the SAGD processing facility.


Module #2 Bitumen Processing 10.5 Hours  $495 + GST

Students will learn how the recovered SAGD emulsions are processed to remove water and vapor components, how the remaining heavy oil is diluted for transportation and how any off-spec product is recycled and reprocessed to meet Sales Oil specifications. Also covered are the systems required for control and processing of recovered hydrocarbon gases for use as facility fuel gas.


Module #3 Produced Water De-Oiling 11 Hours  $495 + GST

Students will learn how water recovered from the SAGD emulsions is processed to remove oil and solids, how precipitation softening is performed and how produced water is DE aerated in preparation for use as facility Boiler Feed Water.


Module #4 Water Treatment 8 Hours  $345 + GST

Students will learn how De-oiled Produced Water is softened to Boiler Feed Water specification, how the soft water is treated and processed to Low Pressure Boiler Feed Water, how it is pre-heated and increased in pressure to High Pressure Boiler Feed Water and how the generated high pressure steam is depressurized for various facility purposes.

*This Program is subject to a $5 per course tech fee.


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