• GAS WELL TENDER


    COURSE OBJECTIVE

    Students will obtain the education and skills to work in the Oil and Gas Industry.


    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    Instruction in this 80-hour program includes necessary terminology, safety procedures and training for individuals to obtain entry-level positions in the Oil and Gas Industry.

     

      COURSE TOPICS

    Identifying Procedures in Distribution

    Identifying Fuel Gases

    Controlling and Preventing Fires

    Maintaining a Safe Working Environment

    Duties and Responsibilities of Gas Well Tenders

    Using Combustible Gas Indicators

    Location Piping

    Control Valve Operation and Maintenance

    Pipe Line Heaters

    Pipeline Pigging

    Care and Operation of Dehydration Units

    Preventing Pipeline Freezes

     

      CLASS REQUIREMENTS

    • Act 34 Clearance

      Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check

    • Act 33 Clearance

      Pennsylvania State Child Abuse History

     

      TEXTBOOK

    Storage Well Tending, ITS 2008

     

     

      COOPERATING COMPANIES

    Appalachian Energy Services

    Range Resources

    Butch’s Rat Hole & Anchor Service

    Rockwater Energy Solutions

    Frac Tech

     

     

      POTENTIAL CAREERS

    Rat-Hole Operator

    Hydro Fracturing Technician

    Roustabout

    Well Tender

      WELL TENDER SKILLS

    Operation and Control

    Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

    Operation Monitoring

    Watching gauges, dials or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

    Mathematics

    Using mathematics to solve problems.

    Equipment Selection

    Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

    Troubleshooting

    Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

     

    Reading Comprehension

    Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.

    Quality Control Analysis

    Conducting tests and inspections of products, services or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

    Equipment Maintenance

    Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

    Critical Thinking

    Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    Monitoring

    Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

    Time Management

    Managing one's own time and the time of others.

     

      WAGES AND EMPLOYMENT TRENDS

    Median Wages (2008)

    $15.31 Hourly, $31,840 Annually

    Employment (2008)

    1,280,000 Employees

    Projected Growth (2008-2018)

    Average (10-20%)

    Projected Need (2008-2018)

    525,000 Additional Employees

     

      PROGRAM COSTS

    Tuition:

    $2,980.00

     

    Class Materials and Clearances:

    $     20.00

     

    Total Tuition and Clearance Fees:  

    $3,000.00