Dr. Randy Mikula
The History and Future of Oil Sands Tailings Management
Oil Sands Environmental Challenges
Randy Mikula is the former team leader of the department of Natural Resources research effort on oil sands tailings. Over 30 years in oil sands extraction and tailings research has bred a passion for environmental issues associated with the development of Canada’s oil sands resource. The polarization that has developed between environmental and industry interests often leaves the public with misconceptions about the consequences of oil sands development.
Dr. Mikula is currently principal scientist at Kalium Research, a new company devoted to responsible development of Canada’s oil sands resource, and is uniquely positioned to present an unbiased and non-judgmental view about the state of the industry.
Red Deer area
Southeast, including Lethbridge and Medicine Hat
Northwest, Grande Prairie and area
Northeast, Fort McMurray and area