About This Career
Well Testing Operators use various surface and subsurface tools to evaluate the characteristics of the formations within a wellbore to determine economic viability. They test for pressure, salinity, flow rate and other production factors. These operators interact with members of the drilling crew and supervisors to improve job performance.
Education: There are no specific educational requirements; however, a high school diploma is typically preferred by employers. Industry-approved training courses and previous experience working on a drilling or service rig are considered assets.
Employment: This occupation is found in both onshore and offshore environments and is typically employed in the oil and gas services sector of the oil and gas industry.
Example titles: Oil Well Services Operator, Gas Well Services Operator, DST Operator, Pressure Tester, Production Testing Operator
- Control Room
- Rig Hand
- The following are examples of progressive or lateral career paths for this occupation:
Mild Physical Activity
Long Periods of Standing
Working from Heights
Some Overtime Required
Careers also exist in the following industries:
- Chemical manufacturing
- Mining and quarrying
- Petroleum and coal product manufacturing
- Professional, scientific and technical services
- Utilities, including renewable energy
- Wood product manufacturing
Oil and gas services
- High School Diploma (or equivalent)
- Class 5 driver’s license
- Ability to pass a pre-employment physical assessment and drug test