OOGEEP has compiled a list of 75+ gas and oil related career opportunities along with descriptions, minimum education requirements, and available educational / training programs. OOGEEP has also completed a multi-year video project to provide insight into the day-to-day work that can be expected for each position. In order to provide an extensive list of available education / training programs, OOGEEP is collectively working with more than 90 different Ohio colleges, universities, career centers and technical schools on training programs specific to the oil and gas industry. OOGEEP also participates in numerous career fairs, workforce development events and other special programs around Ohio to promote the workforce needs of our growing industry. This career information has been distributed to thousands of students, teachers and guidance counselors throughout the state of Ohio!


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Automation Technician

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Job Description

Installs, maintains and troubleshoots equipment used to control and monitor wells, pipelines, compressors, etc.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

High School Diploma/GED

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Belmont College

Belmont-Harrison Career Center
Buckeye Career Center
Career and Technical Center (C-TEC)
Cuyahoga Valley Career Center
Eastern Gateway Community College
Kent State University Tuscarawas Campus
Mid-East Career and Technology Centers
North Central State College
Pierpont Community and Technical College
Stark State College
Washington County Career Center
West Virginia Norther Community College

Business Analysis Advisor

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Job Description

Provides financial and economic analysis services to a particular business unit to help them better understand and manage business performance.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Bachelor's Degree; Master's Degree preferred

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Ashland University
Baldwin Wallace College
Bluffton University
Bowling Green State University
Capital University
Cedarville University
Central State University
Cleveland State University
Franklin University
Heidelberg University
Kent State University
Miami University
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Muskingum University
Ohio Dominican University
Ohio Northern University
Ohio University
The Ohio State University
University of Cincinnati
University of Dayton
University of Northwestern Ohio
University of Rio Grande
University of Toledo
Walsh University
Wilmington University
Wittenberg University
Wright State University
Youngstown State University

Business Development

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Job Description

Assists with evaluation of potential targets for acquisition or disposition. May also solicit third party business for operations or pipelines.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Bachelor's Degree

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Ashland University
Baldwin Wallace College
Bluffton University
Bowling Green State University
Capital University
Cedarville University
Central State University
Cleveland State University
Franklin University
Heidelberg University
Kent State University
Miami University
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Muskingum University
Ohio Dominican University
Ohio Northern University
Ohio University
The Ohio State University
University of Cincinnati
University of Dayton
University of Northwestern Ohio
University of Rio Grande
University of Toledo
Walsh University
Wilmington University
Wittenberg University
Wright State University
Youngstown State University

Business Unit Vice President (Chief Financial Officer)

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Job Description

Has overall responsibility for financial and operational performance of a defined segment of the company. Responsible for profit/loss, budget, short and long term strategic planning, drilling programs, production, EHS performance, etc.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Master's Degree

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Ashland University
Baldwin Wallace College
Bluffton University
Bowling Green State University
Capital University
Cedarville University
Central State University
Cleveland State University
Franklin University
Heidelberg University
Kent State University
Miami University
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Muskingum University
Ohio Dominican University
Ohio Northern University
Ohio University
The Ohio State University
University of Cincinnati
University of Dayton
University of Northwestern Ohio
University of Rio Grande
University of Toledo
Walsh University
Wilmington University
Wittenberg University
Wright State University
Youngstown State University

Community Relations Advisor

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Job Description

Advises company leaders in strategic planning (public relations, media relations, charitable giving, etc.).

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Bachelor's Degree in Communications or related field

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

EDUCATION & TRAINING FACILITIES
Ashland University
Baldwin Wallace College
Bluffton University
Bowling Green State University
Capital University
Cedarville University
Cleveland State University
Franklin University
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Ohio Dominican University
Ohio University
The Ohio State University
University of Akron
University of Cincinnati
University of Dayton

Completions Engineer

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Job Description

Determines the optimal method for completing a well and supervises actual well completions by third-party companies.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Marietta College
Penn State
West Virginia University

Completions Superintendent

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Job Description

Ensures that well completions are done according to plan and notifies engineers or other field leaders of problems, recommended changes, etc. Manages contract crews in well completions.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Bachelor's Degree

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Cleveland State University
Kent State University
Marietta College
Miami University
Ohio University
Penn State
The Ohio State University
University of Akron
University of Cincinnati
University of Toledo
West Virginia University
Wright State University
Youngstown State University

Construction Coordinator or Technician

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Job Description

Determines needs for construction of well sites or gathering facilities (roads, power supply, water management, right-of-way, pipelines, permits, etc.) and supervises contract crews engaged in those tasks.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

High School Diploma/GED; Associate’s Degree preferred

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Belmont College
Bowling Green State University
Cuyahoga Valley Career Center
Hocking College
Kent State University
Stark State College
The Ohio State University Agricultural Technology Institute
Youngstown State University
Zane State College

Controller

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Job Description

Overall leader of the finance and accounting function. Responsible for all accounting operations, internal and external reporting, general ledger activities, etc.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Bachelor's Degree in Finance and/or Accounting; Master's in Business preferred

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Bowling Green State University
Central State University
Cleveland State University
Kent State University
Miami University
Ohio University
Shawnee State University
The Ohio State University
University of Akron
University of Cincinnati
University of Toledo
Wright State University
Youngstown State University

Derrickhand

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Job Description

Derrickhands are part of a 3-5 person drilling and/or well servicing rig crew that performs drilling or well servicing activities on crude oil and natural gas wells. Performs all well servicing tasks from an elevated position 30′-40′ off the ground on the rig. Responsible for all elevated work associated with rigging.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

High School Diploma/GED

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Eastern Gateway Community College
Pierpont Community and Technical College
Start State College
West Virginia Northern Community College

Development Advisor

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Job Description

Provides guidance and coordination for development efforts (training, career, guidance, recruiting, etc.) for a particular discipline.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Bachelor's Degree

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Cleveland State University
Miami University
Ohio University
The Ohio State University
University of Akron
University of Cincinnati
University of Toledo
Youngstown State University

Diesel Mechanic

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Job Description

Performs maintenance and repairs on diesel powered equipment.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Associate's Degree

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Belmont-Harrison Career Center
Buckeye Career Center
Career & Technical Educational Centers (C-TEC)
Mahoning County Career & Technical Center
Mid-East Career and Technical Center
Owens Community College
R.G. Frage Career & Technical Center
Washington County Career Center
Washington State Community College
Wayne County Schools Career Center
West Virginia Northern Community College

Division Order Analyst

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Job Description

Analyzes lease ownership and prepares division orders dictating how royalty payments are to be disbursed based on ownership. Requests disbursements based on production reports, well expenses and contracts. May work directly with royalty owners to resolve issues.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

High School Diploma/GED with experience; Bachelor's Degree preferred

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Belmont College
Bowling Green State University
Central Ohio Technical College
Cleveland State University
Columbus State Community College
Cuyahoga Community College
Eastern Gateway Community College
Kent State University
Lorain County Community College
Ohio University
Pierpont Community and Technical College
Stark State College
The Ohio State University
University of Akron
Washington State Community College
Wright State University
Youngstown State University
Zane State College

Division Order Coordinator

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Job Description

Assists Division Order Analyst with set-up and maintenance of well divisions of interests and well information. Handles owner relations issues.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

High School Diploma/GED; Bachelor's Degree preferred

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Belmont College
Bowling Green State University
Central Ohio Technical College
Cleveland State University
Columbus State Community College
Cuyahoga Community College
Eastern Gateway Community College
Kent State University
Lorain County Community College
Ohio University
Pierpont Community and Technical College
Stark State College
The Ohio State University
University of Akron
Washington State Community College
Wright State University
Youngstown State University
Zane State College

Drilling Engineer

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Job Description

Determines the optimal method for drilling a well and supervises actual drilling of wells by third-party companies.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Marietta College
Penn State
West Virginia University

Drilling Superintendent / Tool Pusher

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Job Description

Ensures that wells are drilled according to plan and notifies engineers or other field leaders of problems, recommended changes, etc. Produces drilling reports. May supervise movement of drilling equipment. Manages contract crews engaged in drilling of crude oil and natural gas wells.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

High School/GED with experience; Associate’s Degree or Bachelor's Degree preferred

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Marietta College
Penn State
Pierpont Community and Technical College
West Virginia Northern Community College
West Virginia University

Drilling Technician

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Job Description

Assists drilling engineers with technical tasks and data management.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

High School/GED; Associate’s Degree preferred

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Belmont College
Pierpont Community and Technical College
Stark State College
West Virginia Northern Community College
Zane State College

Electronics Technician

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Job Description

Performs testing, troubleshooting, maintenance and repairs on the electronic and electromechanical equipment used to monitor and control mixing, metering, and pumping equipment typically focused on data acquisition and equipment automation functions.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Associate's Degree

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

A-Tech
Belmont College
Buckeye Career Center
Career and Technical Education Centers (C-TEC)
Cuyahoga Valley Career Center
Eastern Gateway Community College
Kent State University Tuscarawas Campus
Mahoning County Career & Technical Center
Mid-East Career and Technical Centers
North Central State College
Stark State College
Washington County Career Center
Washington State Community College
Zane State College

Engineering Technician

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Job Description

Assist various types of engineers with technical tasks/data management.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Associate's Degree; Bachelor's Degree preferred

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Belmont College
Eastern Gateway Community College
Hocking College
Kent State University Tuscarawas Campus
Lorain County Community College
Ohio University
The Ohio State University
University of Akron
Washington State Community College
Youngstown State University

Environmental, Health, & Safety (EHS) Advisor

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Job Description

Manages an EHS group within a business unit. Develops EHS strategies and programs and advises business unit leadership on EHS issues such as accident prevention, process design, management of hazardous materials, regulatory compliance, etc.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Bachelor's Degree in Safety of Engineering

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Columbus State Community College
Cuyahoga Community College
Kent State University at Trumbull
Rhodes State College
Stark State College
The University of Findlay

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Field Coordinator

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Job Description

Coordinates EHS activities at the field level, including safety training, inspections, accident prevention, emergency response, contractor safety management, etc.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Bachelor's Degree in Safety or Engineering

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Columbus State Community College
Cuyahoga Community College
Kent State University at Trumbull
Rhodes State College
Stark State College
The University of Findlay
Zane State College

Equipment Operator: Cementing

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Job Description

Drives and assembles mobile pumping equipment so that crude oil and natural gas bearing zones can be isolated from other zones for later production. 3-6 person crews, 24-hour call and 40+ hours a week depending on customer need.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

High School Diploma/GED and CDL

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

American Professional Truck Driving School
Ashland West Holmes Career Center
Belmont College
Belmont-Harrison Career Center
Big Rig Truck Driving School
Cuyahoga Community College
Eastern Gateway Community College
Great Lakes Truck Driving School
Hocking College
Mid-East Career and Technology Centers
Owens Community College
Pierpont Community and Technical College
Southern State Community College
Stark State Community College
Tri-County Adult Career Center
Washington County Career Center
West Virginia Northern Community College

Equipment Operator: Coiled Tubing

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Job Description

Couples with the other services to provide down-hole solutions on problem or high profile wells that require the use of a coiled tubing unit. 5-15 person crews, 24-hour call and 40+ hours a week depending on customer need.

 

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

High School Diploma/GED and CDL

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

American Professional Truck Driving School
Ashland West Holmes Career Center
Belmont College
Belmont-Harrison Career Center
Big Rig Truck Driving School
Cuyahoga Community College
Eastern Gateway Community College
Great Lakes Truck Driving School
Hocking College
Mid-East Career and Technology Centers
Owens Community College
Pierpont Community and Technical College
Southern State Community College
Stark State Community College
Tri-County Adult Career Center
Washington County Career Center
West Virginia Northern Community College

Equipment Operator: Fracturing and Acidization

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Job Description

Drives and assembles mobile pumping equipment so that crude oil and natural gas bearing zones can be isolated from other zones for later production. 3-6 person crews, 24-hour call and 40+ hours a week depending on customer need.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

High School Diploma/GED and CDL

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

American Professional Truck Driving School
Ashland West Holmes Career Center
Belmont College
Belmont-Harrison Career Center
Big Rig Truck Driving School
Cuyahoga Community College
Eastern Gateway Community College
Great Lakes Truck Driving School
Hocking College
Mid-East Career and Technology Centers
Owens Community College
Pierpont Community and Technical College
Southern State Community College
Stark State Community College
Tri-County Adult Career Center
Washington County Career Center
West Virginia Northern Community College

Equipment Operator: Logging Services (both open and cased hole logging)

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Job Description

Provides down-hole data acquisition service to gain as much knowledge for the customer about the well to determine how to best cement, fracture or perforate. Utilizes crane suspended electromechanical devices down-hole.

 

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

High School Diploma/GED and CDL

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

American Professional Truck Driving School
Ashland West Holmes Career Center
Belmont College
Belmont-Harrison Career Center
Big Rig Truck Driving School
Cuyahoga Community College
Eastern Gateway Community College
Great Lakes Truck Driving School
Hocking College
Mid-East Career and Technology Centers
Owens Community College
Pierpont Community and Technical College
Southern State Community College
Stark State Community College
Tri-County Adult Career Center
Washington County Career Center
West Virginia Northern Community College

Equipment Operator: Service Tools

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Job Description

Provides down-hole services using mechanical devices in conjunction with other service groups; most commonly the pumping service groups. 2-4 person crews, 24-hour call and 40+ hours a week depending on customer need.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

High School Diploma/GED and CDL

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

American Professional Truck Driving School
Ashland West Holmes Career Center
Belmont College
Belmont-Harrison Career Center
Big Rig Truck Driving School
Cuyahoga Community College
Eastern Gateway Community College
Great Lakes Truck Driving School
Hocking College
Mid-East Career and Technology Centers
Owens Community College
Pierpont Community and Technical College
Southern State Community College
Stark State Community College
Tri-County Adult Career Center
Washington County Career Center
West Virginia Northern Community College

Facilities Engineer

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Job Description

Designs pipelines, compression and/or gas processing facilities, and supervises contractors engaged in same type of work.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Belmont College
Eastern Gateway Community College
Kent State University Tuscarawas Campus
Lorain County Community College
Ohio University
The Ohio State University
University of Akron
Youngstown State University

Facilities Operator

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Job Description

Operates natural gas plant or pipeline systems.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

High School Diploma/GED; Associate's Degree and/or experience preferred

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Belmont College
Belmont-Harrison Career Center
Pierpont Community and Technical College
Stark State College
West Virginia Norther Community College
Zane State College

Field Engineer (cased-hole)

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Job Description

Cased-hole engineers help plan and prepare for well site operations. Responsibilities include applying appropriate procedures for the operation of wireline equipment, tools and techniques related to production logging, perforating and explosive training.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Associate's Degree

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Belmont College
Central Ohio Technical College
Eastern Gateway Community College
Pierpont Community and Technical College
Stark State College
Washington State Community College
West Virginia Northern Community College
Zane State College

Field Operations Leader

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Job Description

Manages an operational segment for a particular field area (production, gathering, pipeline, etc.).

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Bachelor's Degree preferred

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Bowling Green State University
Cleveland State University
Kent State University
Miami University
Ohio Northern University
Ohio University
The Ohio State University
University of Akron
University of Cincinnati
University of Toledo
Wright State University
Youngstown State University

Financial Analyst

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Job Description

Provides financial analysis services such as preparing financial statements, management reports, budgets, analysis, ensuring compliance with internal controls, etc.

 

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Bachelor’s Degree in Finance/Accounting

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Bowling Green State University
Central State University
Cleveland State University
Kent State University
Miami University
Ohio University
Shawnee State University
The Ohio State University
University of Akron
University of Cincinnati
University of Toledo
Wright State University
Youngstown State University

Floorhand

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Job Description

Floorhands are part of a 3-5 person workover rig crew that performs services on crude oil and natural gas wells. Assists in rigging up and down, pulling/laying down rods, tubing and casing, etc.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

High School Diploma/GED

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Eastern Gateway Community College
Pierpont Community and Technical College
Stark State College
West Virginia Norther Community College

Fundamentals Analyst

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Job Description

Evaluates supply and demand fundamentals and provides recommendations to management regarding short and long-term opportunities that arise out of that analysis.

 

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Bachelor's Degree

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Ashland University
Baldwin Wallace College
Bluffton University
Bowling Green State University
Capital University
Cedarville University
Central State University
Cleveland State University
Franklin University
Heidelberg University
Kent State University
Miami University
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Muskingum University
Ohio Dominican University
Ohio Northern University
Ohio University
The Ohio State University
University of Cincinnati
University of Dayton
University of Northwestern Ohio
University of Rio Grande
University of Toledo
Walsh University
Wilmington College
Wittenberg University
Wright State University
Youngstown State University

Geologist

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Job Description

Identifies drillable prospects through analysis of geological data (well logs, porosity/permeability studies, core studies, etc.) and evaluates economic viability. May work on entirely new prospects (exploration) or established plays (development).

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Bachelor's Degree in Geology; Master's Degree in Geology preferred.

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Ashland University
Bowling Green State University
Case Western Reserve University
Cedarville University
Cleveland State University
College of Wooster
Denison University
Kent State University
Marietta College
Miami University
Muskingum University
Ohio University
Ohio Wesleyan University
The Ohio State University School of Earth Sciences
University of Akron
University of Cincinnati
University of Dayton
University of Mount Union
University of Toledo
Wittenberg University
Wright State University
Youngstown State University

Geophysicist

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Job Description

Evaluates geophysical data (seismic, gravity, magnetic, etc.) in order to indentify exploration prospects or assist with the development of existing plays.

 

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Bachelor's Degree in Geophysics; Master's Degree in Geophysics preferred

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

The Ohio State University School of Earth Sciences
University of Akron
Wright State University

Geoscience Technician

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Job Description

Assist Geologists, Geophysicists, etc. with various technical tasks, including data loading/database management, mapping, etc.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Associate's Degree

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Cedarville University
Denison University
Hocking College
Muskingum University
Ohio University
Pierpont Community and Technical College
Stark State College
The Ohio State University
University of Mount Union
Washington State Community College
West Virginia Norther Community College

Government Affairs Analyst

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Job Description

Monitors regulatory developments and advises business on compliance, new developments, etc.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Bachelor's Degree

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Bowling Green State University
Central State University
Cleveland State University
Kent State University
Miami University
Ohio University
The Ohio State University
University of Akron
University of Cincinnati
University of Toledo
Wright State University
Youngstown State University

Human Resources Advisor

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Job Description

Provide human resources support (recruiting, staffing, employee development, compensation, etc.) to a particular business unit. Services as first point of contact for human resources issues for employees within that organizational segment.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Bachelor's Degree

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Marietta College
Muskingum University
Ohio University
The Ohio State University
Tiffin University
University of Akron
University of Mount Union
Walsh University

Instrumental & Electrical Technician

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Job Description

Installs, maintains and troubleshoots electrical/electronic equipment used in crude oil and natural gas production processing and/or transportation.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Associate's Degree

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

A-Tech
Belmont College
Career and Technical Education Centers (C-TEC)
Cuyahoga Valley Career Center
Eastern Gateway Community College
Kent State University Tuscarawas Campus
Mahoning County Career & Technical Center
Mid-East Career and Technology Centers
North Central State College
Pierpont Community and Technical Center
Stark State College
Washington County Career Center
Washington State Community College
West Virginia Northern Community College
Zane State College

Joint-Interest Billing (JIB) Accountant

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Job Description

Performs accounting services relating to joint-interest billing (JIB). Ensures that expenditures are recorded accurately, maintains joint-interest of division interests, allocations and overhead contracts, and verifies that joint-interest owners are properly billed.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business; Master's Degree in Finance of Accounting, or Business preferred

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Bowling Green State University
Central State University
Cleveland State University
Kent State University
Miami University
Ohio University
Shawnee State University
The Ohio State University
University of Akron
University of Cincinnati
University of Toledo
Wright State University
Youngstown State University

Land Coordinator

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Job Description

Assists Land Negotiators with negotiations and administrative tasks, such as title work, correspondence with landowners, agencies, etc.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Associate's Degree; Bachelor's Degree preferred.

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Capital University
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland State University
Marietta College
Ohio Northern University
Penn State
The Ohio State University
University of Akron
University of Cincinnati
University of Dayton
University of Toledo
West Virginia University

Land Mapping Technician

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Job Description

Produces land maps as needed by Land Negotiators or others. Maintains land databases.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Associate's Degree

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Belmont College
Pierpont Community and Technical College
Stark State College
University of Akron
Washington State Community College

Land Negotiator

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Job Description

Negotiates with private property owners, governmental authorities and/or other companies to obtain oil and gas leases or contracts. Works with landowners on surface issues such as access, construction, etc. Clears title for drilling.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration; Law Degree Preferred

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Capital University Law School
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland State University
Marietta College
Ohio Northern University
The Ohio State University
University of Akron
University of Cincinnati
University of Dayton
University of Toledo

Land Surveyor

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Job Description

Provides detailed survey of leased land for the development of oil and gas drilling and production sites, creates Plat maps, survey(s) required by governmental agencies, Plot plans, Topo maps, and pipeline and utility surveys.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Four-year ABET-accredited or Board-approved surveying degree, or Civil Engineering degree with 16 semester hours of Board-approved surveying coursework.

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
Columbus State Community College
Ohio University
Owens Community College
Sinclair Community College
The Ohio State University
University of Akron

Landowner Relations Coordinator

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Job Description

Works with local landowners, community or citizen’s groups, etc. on issues relating to drilling and production operations.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Bachelor's Degree

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Ashland University
Baldwin Wallace College
Bluffton University
Bowling Green State University
Capital University
Cedarville University
Cleveland State University
Franklin University
Marietta College
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Ohio Dominican University
Ohio University
The Ohio State University
University of Akron
University of Cincinnati
University of Dayton

Lease Analyst

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Job Description

Sets up new leases upon direction from Land Negotiators. Establishes lease payment schedules and ensures that rental payments are made in a timely manner. Maintains records of well locations, contracts, lease expiration dates and operation conditions.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Bachelor's Degree

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Bowling Green State University
Central State University
Cleveland State University
Kent State University
Marietta College
Ohio University
The Ohio State University
University of Akron
University of Toledo
Wright State University
Youngstown State University

Lease Operator (Well Tender/Pumper)

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Job Description

Operates wells and associated production facilities.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

High School Diploma/GED

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

A-Tech
Ashland West Holmes Career Center
Belmont College
Belmont-Harrison Career Center
Buckeye Career Center
Career and Technical Education Centers (C-TEC)
Cuyahoga Valley Career Center
Mahoning County Career and Technical Center
Maplewood Career Center
Pierpont Community and Technical Center
R.G. Drage Career and Technical Center
Start State College
Trumbull Career and Technical Center
Wayne County Schools Career Center
West Virginia Northern Community College
Zane State College

Lease Records Coordinator

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Job Description

Assists Lease Analysts with set-up and maintenance of lease records.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

High School Diploma/GED; Associate's Degree preferred

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Belmont College
Central Ohio Technical College
Columbus State Community College
Cuyahoga Community College
Kent State University at Trumbull
Lorain County Community College
Ohio University
Pierpont Community and Technical College
Stark State College
University of Akron
Washington State Community College

Legal (Attorney)

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Job Description

Provides legal services to the organization on a variety of topics (contract law, mineral law, environmental and dispcvositions, employment, etc.).

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Law Degree

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Capital University Law School
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland State University
Ohio Northern University
The Ohio State University
University of Akron
University of Cincinnati
University of Dayton
University of Toledo

Maintenance or Mechanical Technician (Mechanic)

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Job Description

Installs, maintains and troubleshoots mechanical equipment.

 

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Associate's Degree

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Ashland West Holmes Career Center
Buckeye Career Center
Career and Technical Education Centers (C-TEC)
Cuyahoga Valley Career Center
Kent State University at Trumbull
Mid-East Career and Technology Canters
Pierpont Community and Technical College
Stark State College
University of Akron
Washington County Career Center
Wayne County Schools Career Center
West Virginia Northern Community College
Zane State College

Mud Engineer

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Job Description

Mud engineers supply crude oil and natural gas companies and their drillers with carefully calibrated drilling fluid (mud) to lubricate the drill bit and minimize damage to the reservoir and other stratigraphic layers as they drill to the goal depth.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Marietta College
Penn State
West Virginia University

MWD Field Engineer (Measurement While Drilling)

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Job Description

MWD (Measurement While Drilling) Engineers and Directional Drillers steer the drill bits, sometimes horizontally, sometimes through multiple reservoirs to maximize the potential of a single well.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Associate's Degree or Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Applied Science

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Marietta College
Penn State
West Virginia University

Natural Gas Balancing Analyst

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Job Description

Prepares monthly natural gas balancing statements for operated and non-operated wells, and distributes statements to working interest owners.

 

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Bachelor’s Degree

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Bowling Green State University
Central State University
Cleveland State University
Kent State University
Miami University
Ohio University
Shawnee State University
The Ohio State University
University of Akron
University of Cincinnati
University of Toledo
Wright State University
Youngstown State University

Natural Gas Controller/Scheduler

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Job Description

Nominates, allocates, confirms, and balances gas flow volumes with purchasers, pipelines and well owners. Administers the sales by ensuring the gas flows as nominated. Manages gathering and transportation contracts, ensuring that no penalties are incurred.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting; CPA may be required

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Bowling Green State University
Central State University
Cleveland State University
Kent State University
Miami University
Ohio University
Shawnee State University
The Ohio State University
University of Akron
University of Cincinnati
University of Toledo
Wright State University
Youngstown State University

Natural Gas Marketing Representative

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Job Description

Markets natural gas production through term sales and spot sales to merchants, wholesalers, distribution companies, industrial consumers, co-generators, etc. Identifies and contacts viable purchasers; initiates customer contact and follows up with after sales service.

 

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Bachelor's Degree

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Bowling Green State University
Central State University
Cleveland State University
Kent State University
Miami University
Ohio University
Shawnee State University
The Ohio State University
University of Akron
University of Cincinnati
University of Toledo
Wright State University
Youngstown State University

Office Services Coordinator

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Job Description

Supervises various office functions including mail service, cellular phone service, furniture, space design, pool vehicles, etc.

 

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Associate's Degree

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Belmont College
Central Ohio Technical College
Kent State University
Pierpont Community and Technical College
Stark State College
Washington State Community College
West Virginia Northern Community College

Petroleum Engineer

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Job Description

Focuses on the exploration for and extraction of hydrocarbons (crude oil or natural gas). Works closely with Geologists to determine where accessible reservoirs of hydrocarbons are located, as well as the best method for safe removal.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Marietta College
Penn State
West Virginia University

Plant Coordinator

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Job Description

First-line supervisor of a natural gas plant.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Bachelor's Degree

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Zane State College

Production Assistant

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Job Description

Provides administrative support to a field operation, such as daily production reporting, filing, invoice coding, mail distribution, etc.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Belmont College
Belmont-Harrison Career Center
Central Ohio Technical College
Cuyahoga Community College
Eastern Gateway Community College
Lorain County Community College
Pierpont Community and Technical College
Stark State College
Washington State Community College
West Virginia Northern Community College
Zane State College

Production Coordinator

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Job Description

First-line supervisor of production operations (lease operations).

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Associate's Degree

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Belmont College
Pierpont Community and Technical College
Stark State College
West Virginia Northern Community College
Zane State College

Production Services Representative

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Job Description

Serves as main point of contact for marketing issues within an assigned business unit. Facilitates communication between marketing, gathering services, and E&P (Exploration and Production) personnel to ensure that natural gas can be marketed as soon as wells come on production and that the value of natural gas is maximized through effective negotiations of gathering, processing, and transportation agreements.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Bachelor's Degree

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Bowling Green State University
Central State University
Cleveland State University
Kent State University
Miami University
Ohio University
Shawnee State University
The Ohio State University
University of Akron
University of Cincinnati
University of Toledo
Wright State University
Youngstown State University

Records Coordinator

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Job Description

Assists with maintenance of lease records in a central file room.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

High School Diploma/GED

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Belmont College
Central Ohio Technical College
Cuyahoga Community College
Eastern Gateway Community College
Lorain County Community College
Pierpont Community and Technical College
Stark State College
Washington State Community College
West Virginia Northern Community College
Zane State College

Regulatory Analyst

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Job Description

Obtains federal, state, and local permits needed for drilling, completion, and production processes. Maintains records and reports required to be maintained by various governmental agencies. May advise management of new or existing regulatory issues that effect crude oil and natural gas operations.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Bachelor's Degree

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Capital University Law School
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland State University
Ohio Northern University
The Ohio State University
University of Akron
University of Cincinnati
University of Dayton
University of Toledo

Rental Analyst

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Job Description

Sets up schedules of lease payment due dates and ensures that all rental payments and obligations are made in a timely manner.

 

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Bachelor's Degree

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Ashland University
Baldwin Wallace College
Bluffton University
Bowling Green University
Capital University
Cedarville University
Central State University
Cleveland State University
Franklin University
Heidelberg University
Kent State University
Miami University
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Muskingum University
Ohio Dominican University
Ohio Northern University
Ohio University
The Ohio State University
University of Cincinnati
University of Dayton
University of Northwestern Ohio
University of Rio Grande
University of Toledo
Walsh University
Wilmington College
Wittenberg University
Wright State University
Youngstown State University

Reservoir Engineer

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Job Description

Analyzes characteristics of reservoirs to identify and optimize exploration techniques. Develops reservoir estimates and future production schedules.

 

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Marietta College
Penn State
West Virginia University

Revenue Accountant

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Job Description

Performs accounting services relating to revenue (income) resulting from E&P (Exploration and Production) or gathering business. Ensures that royalties, production taxes, and amounts due to joint interest owners are properly paid and the volumes and prices received are accurate and reported.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Bachelor's Degree

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Bowling Green State University
Central State University
Cleveland State University
Kent State University
Miami University
Ohio University
Shawnee State University
The Ohio State University
University of Akron
University of Cincinnati
University of Toledo
Wright State University
Youngstown State University

Roustabout

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Job Description

Performs a variety of relatively unskilled tasks relating to E&P (Exploration and Production) activities, including grounds maintenance, painting, clearing vegetation, etc.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

High School Diploma/GED

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Belmont College
Belmont-Harrison Career Center
Buckeye Career Center
Eastern Gateway Community College
Mid-East Career and Technology Centers
Pierpont Community and Technical College
Stark State College
Washington County Career Center
West Virginia Northern Community College
Zane State College

Supply Chain Procurement Coordinator

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Job Description

Selects and negotiates with vendors to procure (buy) supplies needed for large-scale operations (drilling, production, etc.).

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Bachelor's Degree

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

University of Akron

Technical Services Maintenance Coordinator

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Job Description

Supervises a group of field technicians.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

High School Diploma/GED; Associate's Degree preferred

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Belmont College
Cuyahoga Community College
Eastern Gateway Community College
Kent State University at Trumbull
Lorain County Community College
Pierpont Community and Technical College
Stark State College
University of Akron
Washington State Community College
West Virginia Northern Community College
Youngstown State University
Zane State College

Transaction Analyst

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Job Description

Ensures that all purchase and sales transactions are entered into the natural gas management and risk management systems accurately and in a timely manner. Manages the confirmation process and trader sign-off sheets.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Bachelor's Degree

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Bowling Green State University
Central State University
Cleveland State University
Kent State University
Miami University
Ohio University
Shawnee State University
The Ohio State University
University of Akron
University of Cincinnati
University of Toledo
Wright State University
Youngstown State University

Truck Drivers

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Job Description

Truck Drivers provide a wide range of services from moving heavy equipment, drilling rigs, service rigs, support equipment, and supplies. Truck types include straight, tractor trailers, tanker, and vacuum trucks.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

High School Diploma/GED and CDL A; Some jobs will require additional driver endorsements

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

American Professional Truck Driving School
Ashland West Holmes Career Center
Belmont College
Big Rig Truck Driving School
Cuyahoga Community College
Eastern Gateway Community College
Great Lakes Truck Driving School
Mid-East Career and Technology Centers
Owens Community College
Southern State Community College
Stark State College
Tri-County Adult Career Center
Washington County Career Center

Water Systems Engineer

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Job Description

Determines optimal strategies and designs facilities for management of wastewater associated with drilling and E&P (Exploration and Production) operations.

 

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Bachelor's Degree

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Eastern Gateway Community College
Marietta College
Penn State
West Virginia University

Welder Helper

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Job Description

Assists welder with a large variety of services from production equipment fabrication and repair to pipeline welding and construction.

 

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Certificate Program/Apprenticeship Program

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Ashland West Holmes Career Center
Belmont College
Belmont-Harrison Career Center
Buckeye Career Center
Career Center & Technical Educational Centers (C-TEC)
Columbiana County Career and Technical Center
Mid-East Career & Technology Center
Polaris Career Center
R.G. Drage Career & Technical Center
Stark State College
Tri-County Adult Career Center
Trumbull Career & Technical Center
Washington County Career Center
Washington State Community College
Wayne County Schools Career Center
West Virginia Northern Community College

 

APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS

Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 94

Welder

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Job Description

Provides a large variety of services from production equipment fabrication and repair to pipeline welding and construction.

 

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

Associate’s/Technical Degree/Apprenticeship Program; Experience varies from 2-5 years minimum

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Belmont-Harrison Career Center
Hobart Institute of Welding Technology
Lorain County Community College
R.G. Drage Career & Technical Center
Stark State College
Washington County Career Center
Washington State Community College
West Virginia Northern Community College
Zane State College

 

APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS

Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 94

Workover / Service Rig Supervisor

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Job Description

Supervisors are the lead person of a 3-5 person workover rig crew that performs services on crude oil and natural gas wells. Plans and coordinates job procedures with customers, vendors and other contractors.

Minimum Education REQUIREMENT

High School Diploma/GED; Progressive on-the-job training

EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Pierpont Community and Technical College
West Virginia Northern Community College