Oil Sands Branch


About Us

The CIM Oil Sands Branch is about community, networking and sharing technical knowledge in the Wood Buffalo region. The branch works with other local groups, such as the local chapter of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists, & Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGA). The CIM meetings qualify for professional development points that APEGA members must earn throughout the year. The branch is actively involved in the community, annually doing fundraisers to support the Northern Lights Foundation, which raises funds to support and promote health care in the Region of Wood Buffalo.

In the last couple of years, the branch has been rejuvenated. In 2017, we had 4 technical talks with 10-30 people in attendance. Our golf tournament was sold out at 144 golfers and we raised $22,808 for local health care. In the future we plan on continuing this trend with even more technical talks and events.

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