Interesting story in the Edmonton Journal on Dec. 10, 2011, on General Electric's  role in the oilsands as a major supplier of water evaporation technology for SAGD (steam-assisted gravity drainage) bitumen extraction operations.

GE is planning on setting up a major support centre in Fort McMurray for all its oilsand processes and equipment. And come the spring of 2012, GE's "Global Centre for Excellence in Heavy Oil" will open in Calgary.