Canada’s energy sector is enjoying a resurgence, making now an even better time to start thinking about a career in oil and gas.
Recent months have seen Canada's oil and gas industry increase capital spending in response to the limited global supply and gas prices are surging.
The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) is forecasting at $32.8 billion investment for 2022. Alberta is expected to experience the largest investment gains percentage-wise, with a 24% increase. Increased investment is also projected for British Columbia and Saskatchewan.
Oil & Gas Administrations positions were still being filled during the recent downturn. Now with the current boom and high expectations set for this sector in the coming years, there is no better time to get your diploma in Oil & Gas Administration.
What Does Oil & Gas Administration Consist Of?
As an Oil & Gas Administrator, your day-to-day responsibilities combine administrative duties with providing support in areas such as petroleum transportation, production accounting, drilling processes, logistics, and business management.
How to Become an Oil & Gas Administrator
An Oil & Gas Administration Diploma program is highly recommended. You will need a broad understanding of industry practices, terminology, operations, and specialized computer tools, such as GeoScout, before applying for jobs in this sector. In addition, well-developed administrative and demonstrated communication skills are essential.
When deciding on a program, make sure you chose one that touches on every aspect of the oil and gas industry. From the history of oil and gas to land system and mapping, operations explorations, and production accounting, it is important to take a holistic approach when training to work in this dynamic field.
Where Can You Work with an Oil & Gas Administration Diploma?
There are hundreds oil and gas companies operating in Canada, from large international players such as Suncor Energy Inc. and Cenovus Energy Inc., right down to small junior players or startups largely based in Alberta. Each company, regardless of size, requires skilled administrators to take charge of industry-specific documentation and reporting.
As an Oil & Gas Administration program graduate, you may also find employment in government regulatory agencies and general business office settings. Some positions might include:
- Oil & Gas Administrative Assistant
- Land Systems Assistant
- Mapping Assistant
- Project Assistant
- Production Accounting Assistant
- Office Assistant / Coordinator
Sundance’s Oil & Gas Administration program is designed to prepare students for a successful career in this diverse field. Once the classroom portion is completed, students go on to complete a workplace practicum which further prepares them for a smooth transition into the industry.
At Sundance College, we are dedicated to our students’ success. We work together towards one common goal – supporting our students on their journey to a new career and a brighter future. Connect with our admissions advisors to learn more about Sundance College’s Oil & Gas Administration Diploma program.