Oil & Gas Administration Diploma

Credential: Diploma

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Welcome to the world of Oil and Gas Administration, where industry expertise meets professional growth. Our online course equips you with the knowledge and skills to thrive in the dynamic oil and gas management field. Dive into a curriculum meticulously designed to simplify the sometimes-confusing aspects of this vital industry, empowering you to navigate its complexities confidently. From understanding exploration and production processes to grasping regulatory frameworks and strategic decision-making, this program offers a holistic approach to mastering the art of oil and gas administration. Join us and unlock the secrets behind successful operations, effective resource management, and sustainable growth in the ever-evolving energy sector and a look at where the industry is headed as more countries strive to lessen their dependence on fossil fuels.

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About This Program

This course is aimed at helping students transition smoothly into post-secondary education while preparing them for their chosen career path. You will learn about different learning styles, effective goal-setting strategies, note-taking techniques, and testing methods that will enable you to excel in both academic and professional pursuits. Learn the essential skills that enhance the educational experience and increase the chances of success in your chosen career.

What you will learn:

  • Be able to identify what makes a successful student
  • Have a positive attitude and create goal-setting techniques
  • Know the advantages of taking notes when reading
  • Create robust test preparation strategies

Microsoft’s signature email platform, Outlook, is found in most offices worldwide. In this class, students learn some of the most commonly used functions of Outlook, ones used by both administrators and staff. You will learn to use Outlook’s file management system, edit text, and format and print files received as part of incoming mail.

What will you learn:

  • Create new email accounts
  • Tag, label and assign categories to group messages
  • How to use tracking options for messages
  • Create and set up automatic replies

Being familiar with the most widely used word-processing platform is essential in a business setting. Whether you work on a Windows or Macintosh computer, our course provides practical, interactive instruction on formatting and editing Word documents. This training will equip you with the proficiency to navigate the program efficiently and confidently.

What will you learn:

  • Create reusable building blocks and hyperlinks and insert page numbers
  • How to use researcher and clipboard
  • Create and use field documents
  • Record, save, edit and run automated macro tasks

Gain practical experience through skill-based simulations to master creating functional spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel. Through hands-on activities, you will develop a deep understanding of the platform’s complexity while learning its core features. Begin by inputting and formatting data and then creating formulas to manipulate the data into valuable insights. With your data, you can craft visual representations such as charts and graphs to present your findings effectively. Excel, Word, and Outlook are essential for securing a position in an office environment.

What will you learn:

  • Use the quick analysis tool to calculate totals
  • Create, modify, and execute queries
  • Use auto fillers and slicers to filter and sort data
  • Add, change and forecast values using Trendlines

Here, students are introduced to the necessary skills to deliver persuasive and professional oral presentations using appropriate speaking techniques. Throughout the program, students explore valuable strategies for planning, executing, and following up on presentations. Additionally, students learn to develop visually appealing aids to enhance the effectiveness of their presentations.

What You Will Learn:

  • Distinguish between various forms of communication
  • Identify obstacles that hinder effective communication
  • Acknowledge the significance of body language as a valuable tool for engaging an audience
  • Identify and implement proven strategies and techniques for delivering a compelling presentation

This module introduces students to the oil and gas sector’s fundamental principles and essential components. You will thoroughly understand the industry’s origins, significant terminology, crucial historical information, and current and future local and global trends.

What You Will Learn:

  • Know the chemical composition of crude oil and natural gas
  • How structural geology influences petroleum exploration
  • The importance of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to geologists, geophysicists, and petroleum engineers
  • How the factors determine the original pore space in a clastic sedimentary rock

In this course, students look into the critical aspects of land utilization and the mapping techniques commonly used in the industry to pinpoint particular properties. Among the topics covered are the fundamentals of land systems, mapping regulations that apply in the industry, the language used to describe land systems, mineral and property rights, and other related subjects.

What You Will Learn:

  • Know the Dominion Land Survey System and identify its sectors
  • Be able to describe the roles of the Land Department in the oil and gas industry, its leading positions and responsibilities
  • Partner agreements and the various types there may be
  • Discover and interpret the information on public sales results

By gaining a thorough understanding of industry-specific production accounting procedures, individuals can learn how to properly prepare financial reports and familiarize themselves with essential concepts and terminology. This section can be challenging, but with a focused approach to crucial methodologies, it can be thoroughly explored and understood.

What You Will Learn:

  • The purpose and importance of accounting
  • Why it is essential to adjust accounts at the end of a period
  • Banking activities and the control features they provide

Students will gain a detailed understanding of the fundamental elements behind oil and gas operations, as well as the scientific principles that govern modern material exploration. You will explore topics such as the connection between material science and the earth’s resources, different drilling techniques, the environmental impact of exploration, the development of drilling practices over time, and the essential safety measures involved in material extraction.

What You Will Learn:

  • Examine geology as it relates to drilling operations
  • Understand the general sequence of drilling a land exploration well
  • The primary classifications of drill bits and the major design features of each type
  • Know the various evaluation techniques used to understand the subsurface conditions

This part of the program examines the fascinating History of Pipelining, exploring the nuances that make each pipeline different and how they function. You will also cover the Gathering and Movement of Fluids, including the specific design and construction techniques used for pipelines and the development of stabilizing Hydraulic Heads.

What You Will Learn:

  • Get a general understanding of the history of pipelining
  • Learn how to transport oil and gas
  • The considerations which must be made to move crude oil and refined products in batches
  • The benefits of using pipelines for liquid transportation over long distances

In this course, students will learn about the phase of bringing well fluids to the surface and preparing them for transportation to refining facilities. Topics covered include the equipment used, the separation process, and well-completion. Additionally, students are provided with an overview of petroleum refining, which involves converting hydrocarbons into valuable products. There is also a look at the complexity of the refining process and the various products that are created.

What You Will Learn:

  • Provide a definition and explanation of the production process
  • Know what happens with the field handling of natural gas
  • Explain how hydrocracking works
  • Provide information on olefin plants’ operations, procedures, and outputs

The goal of this course is to equip students with the necessary abilities to proficiently use PowerPoint in a professional environment. By completing this course, students will gain expertise in creating and delivering top-quality presentations that effectively communicate their ideas and messages to their intended audience. These abilities are crucial for success in numerous professions and fields, making this course a valuable investment in a student’s professional development.

What will you learn:

  • Adding slides to presentations
  • Applying and modifying animations
  • Working with slides
  • Producing media files
  • Password encryption for your presentations

Here, students explore various alternative sources of energy. Renewable energy is a growing industry in Canada, and we will provide an overview of its impact on energy sustainability. There is a significant opportunity for oil and gas companies in Canada to integrate with renewables fully.

What You Will Learn:

  • Define renewable energy and identify its purpose
  • Identify the reasons why renewable energy is needed
  • Describe fossil fuels, greenhouse gas, and carbon gas emissions in relation to global warming
  • Describe the process needed to generate geothermal energy and discuss advantages and disadvantages

This course teaches essential English language skills for success in the business world. Students learn grammar, spelling, syntax, and practical editing for business documents. The goal is to prepare students for fulfilling careers in their respective fields.

What You Will Learn:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in proofreading techniques to refine documents
  • Acquire an understanding of the principles of on-screen proofreading and apply them effectively
  • Implement standard abbreviation rules appropriately to enhance clarity and readability in writing
  • Identify and correct errors in pronoun-antecedent agreement to improve the coherence of written communication

This course is designed to provide students with the essential skills needed to succeed in today’s job market. Practical exercises will enhance their communication abilities, increasing their chances of success during the job application process. Upon completion, students have the expertise to create a strategic and compelling résumé. Additionally, they will learn effective job search techniques and hone their presentation skills, enabling them to secure fulfilling employment opportunities.

What will you learn:

  • Build your résumé and a strong LinkedIn profile
  • The AIDA approach to application letters
  • The process involved in job interviews
  • Prepare for job interviews

A Capstone Project is an intensive and culminating undertaking where students integrate their knowledge and skills to address a specific problem or challenge within their field, demonstrating their proficiency and readiness for real-world applications. It is a testament to your academic and professional growth, providing a valuable portfolio piece showcasing your abilities.

Program Objectives:

The focus of this program provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel as skilled Oil and Gas Administrators. Throughout the program, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the practices, terminology, and operations within the oil and gas industry. Moreover, the course strongly emphasizes developing virtual office, computer, and communication skills that are crucial for success in this field. By the end of the course, participants will be equipped to perform a wide range of duties specific to the oil and gas industry. This includes effectively handling industry-specific documentation and reporting and ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and standards. Graduates are ready to take on administrative jobs within the oil and gas industry either at the corporate level or on-site.


All diploma courses have different grading systems. For most, it is a combination of homework, assignments, quizzes and exams.  Some course grading is 100% based on assignments or exams. 

  • 40% Homework – Review each chapter covered.
  • 30% Quizzes – These will test your comprehension of the course material. One quiz for each chapter covered.
  • 30% Final Exams – One exam at the course mid-point, one after the course
Average Duration

43 weeks at 20 hours per week.


All courses are taught in English.

Canadian Application

Apply your new knowledge and skills to a career in Canada.

Textbook Included

World-class textbooks are available with no extra cost.

Transfer Credits

Module credits you have completed can be put towards a Diploma.

Program Textbooks

Below is a selection of textbooks students will use when taking this course. Our textbooks are painstakingly selected for their industry-standard content and authors who are considered leaders in their respective fields. 

Oil & Gas Pipelines in Nontechnical Language

Examines the processes, techniques, equipment, and facilities used to transport fluids such as refined products, crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids through cross-country pipelines. Topics include the importance of the pipeline infrastructure; planning, designing, constructing, operating, and maintaining pipelines; regulatory requirements; and the challenges for the future.


Tom Miesner: Tom Miesner spent over 25 years at Conoco Pipeline, retiring as President in 2003. Over those years, Tom held many industry positions, including serving as Chairman of the Association of Oil Pipelines and the Chairman of the Board of Explorer Pipeline Company. After retiring from ConocoPhillips, Tom founded a boutique consulting business, serving clients in the oil and gas midstream industry. In 2008 Tom founded Pipeline Knowledge & Development to share his oil and gas pipeline knowledge with others. Since then, Tom has taught over 150 instructor-led classes to over 2,500 students. His most popular class is Oil and Gas Pipeline Fundamentals. Tom is a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) member. Tom is also a Central Texas Angel Network member, where he invests in early-stage companies and mentors entrepreneurs.

Drilling Technology in Nontechnical Language

A completely rewritten and updated overview of onshore and offshore drilling operations and technology. Takes readers through the entire drilling process, from basic drilling geology to managing drilling operations. The updated edition covers key management issues such as safety, the environment, costs, and regulations. A new chapter offers advice to those considering working in the industry.


Steve Devereaux: Consultant Drilling Manager for British Gas Exploration & Production in Egypt and author of the official drilling manual for in-house use by Shell Bapetco. Previously an aeronautical engineer with British Aerospace, he has over 20 years of experience in the drilling business, beginning as a Trainee Driller with Shell and later holding all drilling positions up to Drilling Manager. He is a Chartered Engineer in the United Kingdom through the Institution of Mining Engineers.

Business Communication textbook cover.

Business Communication: A Problem-Solving Approach

Designed to prepare students for the workplace, the text follows a unique problem-solving approach that focuses on three core concepts: clear communication, visual rhetoric, and critical thinking. Students are introduced to tasks they're likely to face on the job, such as managing customer relations and crafting company policies, then presented with the principles and tools they'll need to execute and succeed. There is a strong emphasis on written communication and grammar. Extensive samples and examples are included for students to explore. Plus, rich Canadian content and real-world scenarios are weaved throughout.


Kathryn Rentz: A professor at the University of Cincinnati, Rentz has written several books and published several papers on business and the art of business communication.

Build Job-ready Skills To Succeed in Canada

Take advantage of an increasing job market in Canada.


Job Postings


Average salary

Job Opportunities

Administrative Assistant
Executive Assistant
Office Manager
Operations Coordinator
Project Coordinator
CAD $52,000
CAD $70,000
CAD $60,000
CAD $65,000
CAD $65,000


These statistics are from indeed.com and payscale.com
from February, 2023 and may not represent
current employment numbers.

Skills You Will Gain

  • Networking

  • Scheduling

  • Analytics

  • Communication

  • Writing

  • Negotiation

  • Management

  • Delegation

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Oil & Gas Administration Diploma


All Taxes and Fees Included

Exclusive Benefits of a Sundance College Diploma

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Recognized Canadian Education
By completing this course, you will earn recognized Canadian educational credentials in this subject. Canadian post-secondary institutions are considered some of the best and most affordable academic institutions in the world.

Priority Support
All Sundance College students have access to priority technical support with regards to their online learning. 

Credits Transfer to all Sundance Colleges within Canada
All module credits are transferable. They may be used to complete all applicable Sundance College Diploma Programs.

Shareable Certificate upon completion
You can share your module on your LinkedIn profile, on printed resumes, CVs, or other documents.


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Everything depends on your experience, location, industry, and the job market itself. According to data from Indeed, as of March 2023, the average salary for an Oil & Gas Administrative Assistant is around $49,000 per year in the United States. For a Land Systems Assistant, the average salary is around $57,000 per year. For a Mapping Assistant, the average salary is around $51,000 per year. 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the Oil & Gas industry is projected to grow by 8% from 2020 to 2030, which is faster than the average for all occupations.

Join the selection of first-picks for this lucrative and highly competitive career path by enrolling in an Oil & Gas Administration diploma from NeoCanada.

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