SAGD Oil Sands Online:
Bitumen Processing Course
for Canadian Oil & Gas Workers
Based on Process Operation
Contendo’s SAGD Oil Sands Online is the only fully animated presentation of SAGD process construction & operation available. Simply put, no one else does what Contendo has been doing for over a decade; turning process drawings into process actions.
Contendo’s SAGD Oil Sands Online curriculum was written by experienced industry engineers & technicians to give students a great base of knowledge to work in Oil & Gas generally, and SAGD Oil Sands production specifically.
Course Overview | SAGD Oil Sands Online: Bitumen Processing Course (27 Learning Modules)
The purpose of the SAGD Bitumen Processing section is to produce clean bitumen mixed with diluent. The liquid bitumen is cleaned by progressively removing water, solids and gas vapours. The correct Sales Oil density is achieved by mixing diluent into the bitumen stream at each stage of produced water removal.
SAGD Oil Sands Online: Bitumen Processing uses animation to take you inside vessels and equipment to see each process and flow stream, making the training valuable to all tradespersons, supervisors, and managers interested in SAGD Bitumen Processing operations.
Safety features, warnings, and typical PSV locations are included so you can appreciate process hazards and how they are handled.
Universally accessible with an internet connection,
SAGD Oil Sands Online: Bitumen Processing
is presented in a sleek, mobile-responsive platform so students can learn anywhere, anytime.
“The animations provided actually helped me visualize things that I wasn’t totally sure of before even with my experience. For a new operator coming into the industry (process) it is exactly what they need to become competent operators.”
Get the Complete SAGD Oil Sands Online Process Education Package
| SAGD Well Pads | Bitumen Processing |
| Produced Water De-Oiling | Water Treatment |
We offer an affordable, complete SAGD Oil Sands Online package consisting of 4 Courses and over 75 individual learning modules for the ultimate SAGD process education experience.
Learning Modules and Runtimes
Emulsion - Theory
Emulsion - Diluent
Emulsion - Diluent System
Separation - Theory
Separation - Reverse Demulsifier
Separation - Demulsifier
Separation - Bitumen Inlet
Separation – Free Water Knock Out
Separation – Treating
Separation – Treater
Separation - Demulsifier
Gas Boot Compressor
Gas Boot Condenser & Knock Out
Sales & Off Spec Oil
Sales Oil & LACT Unit
Produced Gas Condensers
Produced Gas Separator
Critical Fuel Gas
Main Fuel Gas
Mixed Fuel Gas Separator
Vapour Recovery Unit (VRU)
VRU Compressor & Discharge
Here are our Partners
NSCC Marconi Campus (Sydney, Nova Scotia) has used Contendo’s SAGD Oil Sands Online since April 2013 as a component of the Process Operations – 4th Class Power Engineering program. The program serves to develop an understanding of processing equipment and knowledge of plant safety to prepare for a career as a field operator, process operator and/or plant operator. SAGD Oil Sands Online has become an important tool for providing students with an additional understanding of the operation of the Training Lab Process Units, including the process safety systems & distributed control system.
Keyano College (Fort McMurray, Alberta) offers a Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) Processing Certificate that includes Contendo’s SAGD Oil Sands Online as part of its Curriculum. Written by industry experts, the Contendo process operation models are shown with accurate visualizations in animated chapters. SAGD Oil Sands Online is offered through Keyano’s Continuing Education program in 4 parts (Well Pads, Bitumen Processing, Produced Water De-Oiling, and Water Treatment).