How to become an oil and gas operations manager

You can get into this job through:

  • a university course

University

You could get a degree before applying to join an organisation's management training scheme.

You'll usually need a degree or postgraduate qualification in science, engineering, geology or mining.

Entry requirements

You'll usually need:

  • 2 to 3 A levels, or equivalent, for a degree

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Further information

You can find out more about becoming an oil and gas operations manager from My Oil and Gas Career.

What it takes

Skills and knowledge

You'll need:

  • business management skills
  • leadership skills
  • knowledge of manufacturing production and processes
  • the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • the ability to sell products and services
  • the ability to monitor your own performance and that of your colleagues
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • maths knowledge
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages confidently

What you'll do

Day-to-day tasks

Your day-to-day duties may include: 

  • making decisions about where to explore for fuel reserves
  • carrying out risk assessments
  • managing a technical team and subcontractors
  • meeting production targets
  • controlling budgets
  • making sure production processes and facilities meet safety standards

Working environment

You could work in an office or visit sites.

You may need to wear smart business dress.

Career path and progression

You could become an operations director or work independently as an oil and gas consultant, travelling all over the world.

Current opportunities

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