Alberta Oil Sands Training

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Alberta Oil Sands Training

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 to Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Portland, ME

In cooperation with Maine DEP and U.S. EPA Region 1.

FINAL REPORT on this training is available. Please contact Kathy to request a copy.


  • Oil sands mining and refining process
  • Required specifications and the chemical composition of oil sands
  • Potential behavior and fate of oil sands when spilled in the marine environment
  • Case studies of oil sands and related product spills

Oil Sands Products Training: An Informational Overview here>>


View the agenda here>>


By invitation only. Here>>


Background and Goals (Nancy Kinner, Center for Spills in the Environment)

Oil Sands Overview and Natural Resource Development (Randy Mikula, Kalium Research)

Characteristics of Oil Sands Products (Heather Dettman, Natural Resources Canada)

Transportation of Oil Sands Products (William Fairfield, Canadian Pacific)

Fate, Behavior & Modeling of Spilled Oil Sands Products (Freshwater and Marine Environments) (Bruce Hollebone, Environment Canada)

Enbridge/Kalamazoo Case Study including Response Technologies for Oil Sands Products (Lori Muller, US EPA, Reg 5)

Assessing Natural Resource Impacts fromt he Enbridge Pipeline Spill into the Kalamazoo River (Jessica Winter, NOAA ORR, ARD)

Transportation of Oil by Rail in Maine & Resources at Risk(Ginger McMullin, Maine DEP)


RESOURCES ( in random order):


Clarion Hotel, Airport (Mention meeting block "OIL SANDS" for $74 per night rate)
1230 Congress St
Portland, ME 04102

Click here for >> Driving Directions to hotel


University of Southern Maine, Abromson Center
88 Bedford St, Portland ME 04104


Questions? Please contact (603.862.1545)