Gas and Petroleum Operator

Gas or Petroleum Operators operate equipment to pump oil and gas from wellheads, and refine and process petroleum products.
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    Overview

    Gas or Petroleum Operators operate equipment to pump oil and gas from wellheads, and refine and process petroleum products.

    Day-to-day

    • controls equipment that performs continuous and batch processes to process natural gas, manufacture refined petroleum products, and blend petroleum base stocks to produce commercial fuels, lubricating oils and asphalt
    • controls the preparation, measuring and feeding of raw material and processing agents into plant
    • patrols and inspects equipment to ensure proper operation and sets operating controls on equipment
    • analyses samples and readings and records test data
    • controls records of production, quantities transferred and details of blending and pumping operations
    • checks equipment for malfunctions and arranges maintenance
    • writes reports and maintains records on equipment performance, instrument readings and switching operations
    • carries out routine operating tests.

    Considerations

    • Working outdoors

    To become a Gas and Petroleum Operator