Energy Petroleum Technology
Heavy Oil Power Engineering - Courses
|Year I Required Courses||CREDITS|
|CO||109||Technical Communications & Computers||3|
|This course provides the student with the tools to communicate with co-workers, superiors and customers in the oil and gas industry. It includes an introduction to computer technology and Microsoft Office Suite software. Students are introduced to the basic features of Windows, Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Writing clear, concise reports and business correspondence with correct grammar, punctuation, spelling and sentence structure are emphasized. Oral presentation skills are also developed with particular attention paid to resume development and successful interview skills. Prerequisite: English Proficiency (ESL I minimum).|
|EN||110||4th Class Power Engineering Part A-1||5|
|EN 110 follows the SOPEEC syllabus and curriculum required at the 4th Class Power Engineer level.
The course material covers in-depth: applied Mathematics, elementary Mechanics, elementary thermodynamics, sketching and administration, codes & standards, Workplace Hazardous Materials, safety, and plant fire protections. Prerequisites: General Sciences (Grade 10 Physics, Chemistry, and Math preferred). Co-Requisite: EN 138
|EN||114||4th Class Power Engineering A-2||5|
|This course prepares the students with the specific skills and abilities required to challenge the Provincial 4th Class Power Engineering examination as set out by SOPEEC. It covers the following subjects: environment, materials and welding, piping, high pressure boiler design, draft, combustion and high pressure boiler fittings, high pressure boiler operation, and feedwater treatment. Co-Requisite: EN 138|
|EN||138||Elementary 4th Class Power Engineer Lab||4|
|This course is about the safe and efficient operation of power boilers and auxiliary equipment. Co-requisites: EN110 and EN114.|
|EN||139||Advanced 4th Class Power Engineering Lab||2|
|This course is about the safe and efficient operation of a power plant with all the associated equipment. Prerequisite: EN138. Co-requisites: EN110 and EN114.|
|EN||210||4th Class Power Engineering Part B-1||5|
|EN 210 follows the SOPEEC syllabus and curriculum required at the 4th Class Power Engineer level.
This course covers in-depth: Prime movers, pumps and compressors, lubrication, boiler safety devices, boiler plant operation and management, and building environmental systems.
|EN||214||4th Class Power Engineering Part B-2||2|
|This course follows the SOPEEC syllabus and curriculum required at the 4th Class Power Engineer level.
The course material covers in-depth: Water treatment, plant auxiliary systems, basic concepts of compression and absorption refrigeration, HVAC fundamentals for facility operators, building environmental systems and control, and typical industrial plant configurations.
|EN||277||Steam Practicum (4th Class Power Engineering)||3|
|This course is 240 hours of controlled practicum for Heavy Oil Operations Technician students and 1st year Heavy Oil Power Engineering students. This is an industry placement by the college in a minimum 4th class Power plant.|
|HL||119||Oil & Exploration||2|
|Oil and Exploration is an introduction into the oil industry. Understanding the chemistry and origin of hydro-carbons is the first step into the oilfield. Once an understanding of the composition and source of oil and gas is achieved, how to find petroleum deposits followed by land locating complete this course.|
|HL||129||Drilling & Completions||2|
|There are many details that go into operating oil wells effectively and efficiently including preventative maintenance and well remediation. This course describes most aspects of operating different types of oil wells and methods used to maximize efficiency. Co-Requisite: HL 119
|HL||139||Heavy Oil Production||2|
|Heavy Oil Production gives an insight into the extraction, transportation and treating of oil and gas. Learning about the processes and equipment involved in producing and transporting hydrocarbons, followed by the methods by which hydrocarbons are treated, prepares students for what they will encounter when working in the oilfield. Prerequisite: HL 129.|
|HL||149||Heavy Oil Operations & Environment||2|
|This course is an overview of safety principles and environmental responsibility used in the oilfield to minimize hazards to equipment, health and the environment. It introduces students to shiftwork and coping with shiftwork challenges. The third part of this course is an introduction to gas processing and sweetening. Co-Requisite: HL 129
|Year II Required Courses||CREDITS|
|Leadership is intended to provide students with an introduction to current views on leadership, skills that define leadership and applications of these skills in the workplace. The course is designed to develop awareness of leadership theories and develop a self-awareness of the student's current skill set as it relates to the workplace. Students will be better prepared for the workplace by understanding leadership, leadership skills and how they can perform effectively in the workplace.|
|EN||310||3rd Class Power Engineering Part A-1||4|
|This course follows the SOPEEC syllabus and curriculum. This course begins with Applied Mechanics, Thermodynamics & Chemistry. Instruction begins with algebraic operations, logarithms and problem solving; trigonometry; mensuration; forces and friction; work, power, energy & linear & angular motion; strength of materials, bending of beams; pressure, density, flow; heat, state change, calorimetry; thermal expansion and heat transfer; steam properties and calculations; gas laws and calculations; chemistry fundamentals; metallurgy and material; corrosion principals and industrial drawings. Prerequisites: EN 110, EN 114, EN 210 and EN 214|
|EN||320||3rd Class Power Engineering Part A-2||4|
|This course follows the SOPEEC syllabus and curriculum. This course begins with instruction in the legislation & codes for Power Engineers; code calculations – ASME Section I; fuels, combustion, flue gas analysis; piping design, connections, support; steam traps, water hammer, insulation; valves & actuators; electrical theory & DC machines; AC theory & machines; AC systems, switchgear, safety; electrical calculations; control loops & strategies; instrument & control devices; distributed & logic control; safety management programs; and fire protection systems. Prerequisites: EN 110, EN 114, EN 210, and EN214.|
|EN||345||Elementary 3rd Class Power Engineering Lab||4|
|Students are guided running labs -- 13 (65 hours) in a safe efficient manner. Labs include water treatment, running the low pressure boiler, an O and D type water tube boilers, boiler feed water systems and lab utilities.|
|EN||346||Advanced 3rd Class Power Engineering Lab||6|
|Students are guided running labs -- 27 (135 hours) in a safe efficient manner. Labs include multiple types of boilers and turbine operation coupled with power generation. Students also perform flue gas analysis, firing on oil, backup power and perform a plant shutdown.|
|EN||410||3rd Class Power Engineering Part B-1||4|
|This course follows the SOPEEC 3B1 syllabus and curriculum. This course is a study of the followings: Design, construction operations and control of various types of boilers, high pressure fittings, heat transfer components, burners, draft and flue gas equipment, water treatment, pumps design and calculations, welding procedures and inspections, and pressure vessels. Prerequisites: A valid 4th Class Certificate and passing grades of 65% in EN110, EN210, HL119 HL129, HL139, and HL149.|
|EN||420||3rd Class Power Engineering Part B-2||4|
|This course follows the SOPEEC syllabus and curriculum. This course begins with instruction in the Watertube Boiler Designs; Special Boiler Designs; Boiler Construction (USCS); Boiler Heat Transfer Components; High Pressure Boiler Fittings; Burner Designs & Supply Systems; Boiler Draft & Flue Gas Equipment; Boiler Control Systems (USCS); Boiler Procedures; Internal Water Treatment for Boilers; Boiler Water Pretreatment; Pump Designs & Operation; Welding Procedures & Inspection; and Pressure Vessels.|
|EN||477||Steam Practicum (3rd Class Power Engineering)||6|
|This course is a block of work experience. At the completion of initial classroom studies, the student is assigned to a training position in an operating power plant, where the primary objective is to learn the basic skills necessary to function safely in the workplace.|
|Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) is an enhanced oil recovery technology for producing heavy crude oil and bitumen. It is an advanced form of steam stimulation in which a pair of horizontal wells are drilled into the oil reservoir, one a few metres above the other. SAGD is used to recover heavy oil that is too deep to mine. The Canadian oil sands have many SAGD projects in progress, since this region is home of one of the largest deposits of bitumen in the world. Understanding SAGD opens a variety of options in the students’ future as power engineers. Prerequisites: HL119, HL129, HL139, and HL149.
|HL||249||Heavy Oil Upgrading & Process Optimization||3|
|Upgrading oil sands and heavy oil is an essential part of oil sands development as it adds tremendous value to the raw resource. It allows it to be further processed into fuels and lubricants at existing refineries, and used as feedstock in petrochemical plants. The process results in various hydrocarbon products that can be blended together or sold or used separately. The final product of upgrading, known as synthetic crude oil or upgraded crude oil, can be used by many refineries as a replacement for conventional light, sweet crude oil. Prerequisites: HL119, HL129, HL139 and HL149.|