HOPE fortified at Lakeland College

By Lloydminster Source staff

October 20, 2016 12:00 AM

Husky Energy has strengthened its commitment to training heavy oil power engineering (HOPE) students at Lakeland College with enhanced learning aids in steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) and thermal operations.
Husky recently provided funding towards equipment for a tool room and water separation equipment to simulate thermal operations in the Energy Centre at the Lloydminster campus.
A portion of Husky’s investment is allocated for curriculum development to increase training on produced water exchangers.
“Husky’s generous support will not only advance our HOPE program and provide additional opportunities for students to take the lead using industry-standard equipment and tools, it will better prepare our graduates to take charge and succeed in industry,” said Alice Wainwright-Stewart, president and CEO of Lakeland College.
“We thank Husky for their continued support and partnership.”
Thermal SAGD technology is allowing Husky to continue to fundamentally transform its heavy oil portfolio through the development of long life, low risk and capital efficient Lloyd thermal projects.
The company has a suite of producing thermal projects in the region and has identified an additional 18 Lloyd thermal projects for potential advancement that will require power engineers to operate them.
The new tool room at Lakeland that Husky funded will feature work stations complete with industry-ready tool kits to provide HOPE students with more hands-on learning opportunities in the Energy Centre.
The work stations will increase the students’ ability to operate and maintain equipment in the heavy oil industry.
HOPE’s second-year curriculum includes a course for SAGD, and with Husky’s donation, Lakeland will augment the current offering by fall 2017, providing further knowledge and training in water treatment and produced water exchangers. 
 There are currently 293 full- and part-time students taking power engineering courses at Lakeland.
The number of second-year HOPE students currently totals 74.
Lakeland is the only post-secondary institution in Western Canada to create an integrated power plant – the Energy Centre – featuring a once-through steam generator for heavy oil training.
In addition to HOPE, Lakeland offers the heavy oil operations technician program and online blended courses for 4th, 3rd and 2nd class power engineering training.
Other energy related programs and courses, including gas process operator, production field operator, and fired process heater operator, are also offered.

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