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Energy, Oil and Gas

At SAIT we provide hands-on, skills-based and technology-focused training solutions for the oil and gas industry worldwide.

Active in the international marketplace for more than 30 years, we've provided education and training services in numerous countries while serving a wide range of clients including governments, national and international oil companies and academic institutions. 

By industry for the industry

Our oil and gas related training and development programs are continuously updated to reflect the most current industry requirements and standards. Delivered through SAIT's MacPhail School of Energy — the first school of energy in Canada and one of only a handful of energy schools in North America — our labs and classrooms house sophisticated equipment, systems and training infrastructure to prepare your employees for immediate, real-world application.

Supporting technical skills development

Our training programs offer an industry-recognized standard for the skills development and progression of operators worldwide. Every year SAIT trains approximately 7,000 operators in these competency-based programs which are offered in a variety of delivery formats including correspondence, online, instructor-led and blended.

Operations and maintenance

Gas process operations

Designed for junior to intermediate operators these courses will benefit any operator requiring foundational knowledge in natural gas plant operations.

This training is a valuable addition to operators seeking to upgrade their skills to further their professional development and career progression. This modular training is also an excellent professional development opportunity for individuals working in various roles, facilities and industry sectors who require an understanding of selective aspects of natural gas plant operations.

Liquefied natural gas process operations

Designed for junior to intermediate operators these courses will benefit any operator requiring foundational knowledge in liquefied plant operations and maintenance.

This training is a valuable addition to operators seeking to upgrade their skills to further their professional development and career progression. This modular training is also an excellent professional development opportunity for individuals working in various roles, facilities and industry sectors who require an understanding of selective aspects of liquefied natural gas plant operations and maintenance.

Online, hands-on and customized group training

Available in a convenient, self-paced online format, each course is supported by a dedicated SAIT instructional expert to assist with the learning and self-assessments. Ask us how we can develop a program for your organization incorporating these courses for face-to-face and/or a blended delivery to groups at your preferred location. 

Oil and gas regulations

Our oil and gas regulations courses provide the most comprehensive industry-recognized training and certification available. Collaboratively developed and designed, our training provides an overview of regulatory changes with a focus on specific topic areas in relation to oil and gas regulations. 

Skills for increased confidence, safe operations and reduced risk

We'll help your team navigate the complex and changing oil and gas regulations through an understanding of regulatory environments while increasing their confidence when making decisions that ensure your organization's operations are safe and compliant.

The essentials of oil and gas

Wondering what a drill bit looks like? What to know what all the different areas of an oil and gas company are? How oil sands differ from other types of oil? Unsure of what fracking is and why it's in the media?

If you are working in or with the oil and gas industry and want to better understand the different aspects of it, these seminars will give you the foundation you need to get started. Our team of instructors have worked in the field and bring years of industry experience to the classroom. These seminars are appropriate for both technical and non-technical staff and will increase your energy literacy by giving you an understanding of the basic technology, processes and current issues in Alberta's oil and gas industry today.

Hydrocarbon measurement

SAIT offers a new, unique series of courses on hydrocarbon measurement — the first of its kind in Canada — which will equip technical personnel to work more effectively in this emerging and growing field.

Funded and designed by the industry

Funded by the Canadian Institute for Hydrocarbon Measurement, SAIT's courses were collaboratively developed and designed with industry input and by a team of curriculum specialists, designers and subject matter experts within SAIT's MacPhail School of Energy.

Learners will be provided with fundamental knowledge of petroleum measurement (devices, design, operations and maintenance), business reporting and regulatory requirements, along with the relevant skills to validate base calculations.

Pipeline operations

Our pipeline operations program is designed to provide learners with a foundational knowledge of pipeline operations, repair and maintenance. This program is the most accurate and up-to-date training available.

Transmission and gathering pipelines are a crucial part of the energy industry, and the need for technicians with foundational knowledge of operations, repair and maintenance is becoming more and more critical.

Who should take this training?

This training is valuable for individuals who are new to the industry or are more experienced and interested in career progression and certification. Many operational roles will benefit from this training, including:

  • pipeline operators
  • maintenance mechanics
  • electrical technicians
  • welders and/or welding technicians
  • equipment operators
  • environmental technicians

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Let us know how we can help your organization. 

1301 - 16 Avenue NW
Calgary, Alberta
T2M 0L4

Tel: 403.210.5757
Toll-Free: 1.866.884.7117

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