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Oil & Gas Administration

Canada's oil and gas industry continues to provide exciting and well-paid job opportunities for well-trained and knowledgeable employees. The Oil and Gas Administration diploma program at Reeves College will teach you the skills you need to thrive in a key administrative role in this growing industry.


The program covers industry-specific material such as geology, how to source remote locations by Legal Land Description, petroleum transportation, as well as drilling processes and requirements. Alongside becoming familiar with oil and gas industry practices, terminology and operations, you'll also gain a thorough training in business communications and professional programs such as Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Access. 

Our hands-on intensive training can be completed in less than a year. After completing a practicum placement, and successfully finishing the course, you'll receive an Oil and Gas Administration Diploma.

This program is 43 weeks in length.
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  • Engineering Department Adminstration
  • Data Entry Clerk 
  • Office Assistant

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Program Courses
SSS4 / Student Success Strategies
Students will gain a better understanding of themselves through an exploration of their personal attributes, transferable skills and learning styles. This course will introduce techniques for time, conflict, and stress management and develop interpersonal communication skills. Fundamental study and motivation skills will be covered, preparing students to excel in their program of choice. Students will also prepare a professional resume and learn how to write effective cover letters.
MOT4 / Microsoft Outlook
This course explores information using Microsoft Outlook. It will present the MS Outlook application interface, tools, and features. You will learn about the fundamentals of an email application, scheduling, calendars, contact lists, creating, forwarding and managing messages. This course relies heavily upon hands-on practical activities that allow you to learn the concepts by practicing them on a regular basis.
MSW4 / Microsoft Word
The main objective of the first part of this course is to introduce students to the basic commands, functions, and capabilities of Microsoft Office Word. In the second segment, this course will go further to introduce students (as experienced users) to some advanced features of Word in order to produce professional documents, manage large files, work with web documents, collaborate with others, or merge data together.
MSE4 / Microsoft Excel
The main objective of the first level of this course is to introduce students to the basic commands, functions, and capabilities of Microsoft Office Excel. In the second level of this course, students will begin with a review of the basic operations and then move to more advanced topics that include working with functions, customizing formatting, using drawing tools, hyperlinks, data tools, databases, cell formatting, drawing objects and customizing charts.
MSA4 / Microsoft Access
The main objective of this course is to introduce students to the basic commands, functions, and capabilities of Microsoft Office Access. Students learn how to create tables and forms and how to search for data, sort and filter data, and create and modify queries. Reports and charts can be created using the data.
MSP4 / Microsoft PowerPoint
The main objective of this course is to introduce students to the basic commands, functions, and capabilities of Microsoft Office PowerPoint.
PSK4 / Professional Skills
This course is designed to equip students with the skills necessary for dealing effectively with both customers and colleagues in the business world. Using a variety of instructional methods including role-plays, case studies, group exercises, simulated situations, and discussions, students learn and practice customer service and interpersonal skills necessary for success in today’s business environment.
EBW4 / Effective Business Writing
Following the completion of this course, students will be able to: describe business communications in today’s workplace; communicate in teams using listening, nonverbal and meeting skills; plan, write and review various types of business messages; communicate effectively using memos, email, letters and instant messages; create business reports and proposals; plan, write and deliver oral presentations.
EOS4 / Executive Office Simulation
This course helps prepare students for the real world of office work. It provides a simulated office environment where students can practice the skills learned in previous courses.
BEP4 / Business English and Proofreading

In this course, students will develop and essential English skills through review and application of basic grammar and punctuation principles necessary for successful workplace communication. Students will also learn to proofread business communication as a three-step process that includes reviewing copy once for format, once for content and mechanical errors, and once for references and numerical text. Throughout the process, students will learn and apply standard proofreading symbols.

GEO4 / Geology
This segment of the program is an introduction to the Oil and Gas industry starting with an understanding of where oil and gas is found. Students will also be exposed to the history of the industry, and learn about formations, substructures, and reservoir rocks.
LLG4 / Land and Legal
This course teaches the student how to find remote locations by a Legal Land Description, and how to read these special maps. Students also learn about land leases and contracts such as Joint Operating Agreements, and how it is possible to “see” underground with seismic exploration.
DRI4 / Drilling
Students will be exposed to the following: how to drill a well, how a drilling rig works, what the requirements of well drilling are, what happens when drill operations go into the ocean, and how oil and gas is extracted from underground.
CPL4 / Completion and Production
This course exposes the student to the process of bringing the oil to the surface and transporting it to a facility to be refined and processed. Students will also explore the Oilsands.
DOW4 / Downstream and Corporate
The importance of petroleum and alternative sources to hydrocarbon power are examined. What are hydrocarbons and how do they travel across the country/world?
PRA4 / Practical Application
Students will put oil and gas strategies into practice within an office setting.
CES4 / Career and Employment Strategies
Students will have the use of our Job Search lab which has unlimited access to the Internet, a job search resource library, fax machine and a phone for contacting prospective employers with their resumes. Facilitators will also be made available to advise on job finding resources, interview skills and techniques, and to carry out mock interviews. Students will review core program concepts and learning in order to market their skills effectively.
PRAC100 / Practicum
This module is for course credits but has no grade. Students will be placed in actual work places related to their field of study and will be expected to act as a regular employee in order to gain the valuable "real world" experience that so many employers seek. Students are encouraged to find their own work experience placement; however, once placed, continuation in that placement is mandatory. (PR: All coursework)
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