Dillon Langelaan at SIFT in Calgary

Dillon Langelaan represented the Acadia Geology program at the annual Student-Industry Field Trip in Calgary in May 2017. Selected by the Department and by the sponsoring organization, CSPG, Dillon participated in a two-week expenses-paid trip to Calgary where he learned about the ins and outs of the energy industry. He took part in visits to corporate headquarters downtown, lectures at the University of Calgary, site visits to a gas processing plant and to the Drumheller Badlands, a four-day field trip through the Rockies, and through it all competed in the Exploration Game - a high stakes mock-up of exploration and production from an oilfield in Alberta. Starting with $25 million, Dillon's team bought and sold drilling rights, hired drilling teams, analyzed the results, and in the end increased their investment to $27.5M, enough to win the Larry Strong Financial Award (and the only team not to lose money in the exercise!)

SIFT participants at the Badlands, Red Deer River, Alberta

At work in the Core Lab

On the Rocky Mountains field trip

SIFT students at the University of Calgary

Winners of the Larry Strong Financial Award

Dillon dropped by the department when he was home in Nova Scotia briefly following SIFT, and before embarking on work as a field technician with Ground Truth Exploration in Dawson City, Yukon.

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