CHOA offers a variety of different training opportunities


Heavy Oil 101

Full Day Workshop 

Heavy Oil 101 is a comprehensive overview of the heavy oil industry. It is an ideal course for students or professionals who are looking to have a greater understanding of the overall industry and the role their skill or trade plays. The course is particularly timely this year and will address the recent changes in the industry as well as a focus on new technology and innovations.

Next Heavy Oil 101: Fall 2019         

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Understanding the Heavy Oil Industry

Half Day Workshop 

Understanding the Heavy Oil Industry is a half day workshop that provides a high level look at the overall heavy oil industry, where Canadian heavy oil fits into the picture, and a basic “wells to wheels” look at oil production, refining, upgrading and transportation.

 Next Understanding the Heavy Oil Industry: TBD

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State of the Industry In Situ Reserves

Full Day Workshop 

May 9th, 2019


Sponsored by GLJ Petroleum Consultants

The In Situ Reserves and Resources Fundamentals course serves as a detailed introduction to all aspects of evaluating an in situ asset; from Geology to Engineering to Economics. Students will take away a straightforward and robust method to evaluate and prepare a business case for an in situ acquisition and divestiture opportunity from the ground up. As a group, students will then have the opportunity to put this method to work and evaluate an example property.


Who will benefit from this course?

  •  Engineers, Geologists or any Geoscientists interested in learning about in-situ reserves and resources evaluation (geological and  engineering-specific concepts will be presented at a high level suitable for all).
  •  Those with a finance background interested in the technical work that goes into an in-situ evaluation.
  •  Anyone who works in-situ and wants to learn more about the reserves process or in-situ assets

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More training opportunities continue to be developed. CHOA is looking forward to sharing all our new opportunities with you soon. 


Canadian Heavy Oil Association
#100 221 10th Ave SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 0V9