Production Field Operator – Online Blended

Lakeland's production field operator course is designed for anyone interested in learning more about heavy oil production sites. You'll also be introduced to the equipment used to do this job.

Field operators are responsible for the day-to-day oil well production. As a field operator, you usually will have an assigned route of wells that require daily checks. Your responsibility is the safe and efficient operation of your route.

Lakeland Advantage:
  • Earn while you learn…giving you the flexibility of the online course but the support you may need to accomplish your studies.
  • Your course will include an instructor who will host a class each week.  You may come and sit in the class, watch the class live streamed or watch the recording based on your schedule.
  • There isn't a roll call. Instead, there is a start date and end date to keep you on task.
  • There may be some in-class industry presentations.
  • You can sign up for 1 part OR 2 parts per semester as we will offer all 4 parts for your convenience in the Fall term and the Winter term. We recommend you sign up for 2 parts per semester.
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PFO A - Field Operator Overview
Duties of a Field Operator, land locations, pipelines and right of ways, formations and zones, drilling rig operations, the Well, service rig overview, flow diagrams, basic electrical knowledge, instrumentation terms & units, pressure measurement, flow measurement, liquid flow measurement, temperature measurement, waste storage & disposal, vegetation management, flare stacks.

PFO B - Field Equipment & Processes

Wellheads, production tanks, process of hauling fluid, artificial lift, PCP pumps, well head drives, stuffing box, hydraulic systems, engine/prime mover, shutdowns and ESDs, water Transfer sites, corrosion monitoring, chemical pumps & chemicals, burners, oilfield heaters, separators, catadyne, heaters, PSVs

PFO C - Production of Heavy Oil
Oil prices, single well batteries and pad sites, CHOPS, SCADA, fluid levels, optimizing an oil well, well interventions, flushes, loads and coil tubing , casing gas, water disposals, battery operations, sand production and disposal, emulsion and treating, clean oil-field treating, primary, secondary and enhanced oil recovery, introduction to thermal operations, oilsands, units of measurement, oilfield account, vendor services.

PFO D - Field Operating
How to call loads from production and sales tanks, starting up and shutting down a well, fuel gas, pigging, hydrates, valves, piping and fittings, gas compression (theory, screw compressors, reciprocating compressor), glycol dehydration, dry desiccant dehydration, oilfield safety, isolation of mechanical and electrical equipment equipment, hazard identification and reporting, plant fire protection & fire extinguishers, cold weather operations.
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Total Fees Hours
PFO A  Jan 2018 $560 + $250 tech fee 45
PFO B  Jan 2018 $560 + $250 tech fee 45
PFO C  Jan 2018 $560 + $250 tech fee 45
PFO D  Jan 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.

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Registration Information:

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

  1. Registration is open. 
  2. An online orientation will be held for all students on the first night of the class.
  3. Schedule is subject to change. Instructors will notify you of changes in advance.

Refund Policy:
  • There are no refunds for online courses.
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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