Industry demand continues to grow for well-trained professionals with strong theoretical and practical skills – the kind of skills developed through NAIT's hands-on approach to learning.
In both classroom and laboratory settings, you'll use custom-made, award-winning drilling simulators to learn rig operations, the safety and science of drilling and well completion processes through virtual reality.
Over the course of the program, you'll be instructed in the major disciplines of:
- natural gas processing
- oil and gas production optimization
- drilling and well planning
- completions and well interventions
- formation evaluation and reservoir engineering
- petroleum geology
- conventional and enhanced oil recovery
- project management
Petroleum engineering technologists require a special set of skills, keen spatial awareness and the ability to work in a team. The Petroleum Engineering Technology program will ensure you're ready to enter the workforce by showing you how to:
- Analyze, optimize and calculate economics of well operations and industry projects
- Select and troubleshoot basic oil and gas facilities
- Interpret subsurface data to evaluate reservoir potential
- Adhere to regulatory frameworks to protect personnel, the public, and the environment
- Demonstrate professional conduct and communication skills
Standardized industry training
In the second year of the program, you'll complete a 5-day training session a the Energy Safety Canada Oil and Gas Production Facilities in Nisku, Alberta. Here you'll develop an important real-world understanding of theoretical concepts and participate in equipment optimization and process troubleshooting.