Gas Process Operator – Online

Oilfield production operators are responsible for a number of wells and specific duties vary from one position to another, and from one company to another.

Lakeland's 4-part program takes you through the theory (knowledge) and practical skills related to working as a pumper with wellhead equipment, or as a battery operator whose responsibilities include more duties.

To learn more about this job, check out the field operator occupational profile

*** New! Registration is always open. You may start when ever you wish.***

  • Earn while you learn…giving you the flexibility of the online course but the support you may need to accomplish your studies.
  • An instructor is available for support.
  • You have 15 weeks to complete the course.
  • You can sign up for as many parts as you wish at one time.
Courses View More ∇
GPO A - EN112
Field and Facility Operations covers land survey systems, drilling methods and equipment, primary, secondary and enhanced hydrocarbon recovery, artificial lift, petroleum chemistry, flow diagrams, field operations, direct and indirect fire heaters, field operations (pigging), safety, isolation of mechanical and electrical equipment, plant fire protection, gas well production stream analysis and hydrocarbon gas sampling methods.

GPO B - EN122

Oil and Gas Process Facilities covers gas compression, principles of heat exchangers, hot oil systems, rotary pumps, centrifugal pumps, an introduction to valves, piping materials and connections, pressure relief valves, codes and standards and flare stacks.

GPO C - EN132
Gas Separation, Dehydration and Sweetening covers gas plant, low pressure production facilities, mass transfer operations, amine gas sweetening, sulphur recovery, sulphur plant operation, dehydration, dry desiccant dehydration, refrigeration and introduction to fractionation.

GPO D - EN142
Facility Power, Control and Environment covers introduction to electricity, instrumentation terms and units, process control, level measurement, pressure measurement, temperature measurement, flow measurement introduction, liquid flow measurement, flow measurement gas, resume writing, programmable logic controllers (PLC), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), product, chemical and waste storage, waste disposal and vegetation management.
Course Schedule & Fees View More ∇
Total Fees Hours
GPO A - EN112 Jan 1, 2018 $560 + $250 tech fee 45
GPO B - EN122 Jan 1, 2018 $560 + $250 tech fee 45
GPO C - EN132 Jan 1, 2018 $560 + $250 tech fee 45
GPO D - EN142 Jan 1, 2018 $560 + $250 tech fee 45

All course registrations are subject to a $15 Comprehensive Fee and $25 Student Association Fee. These fees are mandatory and must be paid at the time of registration.
Online Requirements View More ∇
You will be using Lakeland College learning management system, Desire2Learn for the online portion of the course.

This course includes online lectures, quizzes, tests, mid terms, discussion groups and peer support. You will interact with classmates and your instructor.

High speed internet is recommended, as is using either Firefox or Chrome browsers for the best user experience.

You should:
  • have access to a computer and high speed internet
  • have computer and web skills in order to do course work
  • read and write in English as all of the courses are conducted in English
  • be prepared to submit course work and complete exams within the timelines provided
How to Register View More ∇
Registration Information:

Register online, or call toll-free 1 800 661 6490 ext 5712, direct in Lloydminster at 780 871 5712.

  1. Registration is always open. Registration isn't complete until course fee is paid.
  2. You may register online at any time. 
  3. There are no pre-requisites for this course.
  4. An orientation package is available in the student materials.
  5. Upon completion of the 4 courses a certificate of completion will be issued.
  6. Students who complete all 4 parts can apply for the certificate.

Refund Policy:
  • Online courses are non-refundable.
For more information, please contact View More ∇
Michelle Armstrong
Direct: 780 871 5527
Toll-Free: 1 800 661 6490 ext 5527
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