Canada's Petroleum Heritage
Celebrate 150 years of oil history and the historic strike in Oil Springs and Petrolia with our new section devoted to the celebration. Click here to discover more about this historic event.
Welcome to the Canada's Petroleum Heritage Website - a dynamic, multi-media learning
resource that presents the oil and gas industry from
past to present. Its rich history, the
challenges it faces today and its future potential
are explored through text, images, audio and video. The
industry not only resulted in the development of
resource communities but also introduced a new
vocabulary into the English language including words such as roughnecks,
wildcats and doodlebugs. Industry pioneers
also speak in their own voices.
Explore the following topic areas :
section examines the sector through
historical events, the significant contributions
companies and organizations have made, and the
issues that the industry faces. Here we learn more
about Canada’s rich oil producing basins, and how
Canadians at home and abroad have developed the
world’s petroleum resources.
section features a broad overview of the
science that drives the development of this
multi-billion dollar industry. Discover the
industry's secrets from exploration and extraction
of our oil, gas, and oil sands resources, to the
development of petrochemicals products that we use
in our daily lives.
section explores the pioneers and contemporary
leaders that have shaped the industry. In an industry where
millions of dollars are gambled and rewards are
magnificent, careers in oil and gas are important
and demanding. Learn about occupations, the
training and demands of the people who work within
section is an unique feature of the website and includes CKUA Radio Network
Inc.'s 24-part documentary series and 60 minute video titled
Roughnecks, Wildcats and Doodlebugs.