About This Career
Nitrogen Operators set up, operate and maintain equipment used to generate and supply nitrogen at oil and gas well sites. Nitrogen may be pumped into wells to help stimulate production, test pressure or displace well fluids to assist with cleaning the well, initiate oil or gas flow, and maintain pressure in reservoirs. Nitrogen is used in the drilling, completions, workover and abandonment of wells due to its low density and high pressure characteristics.
Nitrogen Operators must be able to transport equipment to and from the well location, safely rig in and operate the equipment, perform day-to-day inspections, servicing and maintenance of equipment, and complete all required paperwork accurately and on-time. They are required to load and unload nitrogen and know the characteristics of nitrogen and cryogenics.
Education: A high school diploma (or equivalent) is typically required. Basic mechanical skills and heavy hauling or off-road driving experience are assets.
Employment: This occupation is found in onshore and offshore environments and is typically employed in the oil and gas services sector of the oil and gas industry.
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Oil and gas services
- High School Diploma (or equivalent)
- Standard and emergency first aid
- H2S Alive
- Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)
- Oilfield Driver Awareness
- Class 1 driver's licence (with air brake endorsement) and a clean driving record
- Ability to pass a pre-employment physical assessment and drug test