UCalgary relaunches oil engineering program after hiatus

The University of Calgary is relaunching its oil engineering program after a three-year hiatus. The university put the program on hold in 2021, when the sector was facing layoffs, low oil prices, and corporate consolidation, while prospective students were showing more interest in renewable technology. Global News reports that oil prices have since rebounded and global conflict has drawn attention to the importance of energy security. Industry professionals shared their perspective on the value of the program, with Greenpeace Canada senior strategist Keith Stewart noting that “a lot of the skills that you’re going to get are transferable to renewables too, for things like geothermal.”

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