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With the increasing levels of competition in the oil and gas industry, it is becoming increasingly important for workers to stand out from the crowd. Professional training experience alone might not be enough and therefore an individual must be certified as well. Certifications will ensure you are equipped with the most up-to-date knowledge in the industry.
When you apply for a certification, you get more experience than those who just study and take a test because you will be required to study learn a hard skill and demonstrate the knowledge learned. While certifications will definitely add to your credibility, some analysts have identified some "hot" in-demand certifications
Some API Certifications:
Other highly demanded certifications which will benefit you as a worker looking to work in the oil and gas industry are
1- IOSH Managing Safely Certification
3- OSHA Certification
4- Level- 3 Qualification (Nebosh, IOSH, BSC Any others Qualification Accepted by IOSH)
Pro Tip: Enhance your Professional profile and most of the Employers will trust your competency.
Gain some sort of HSE Field Experience 1-3 Years
Then Proceed for Auditor courses like
1- ISO45001: 2018 OSHMS
2- ISO14001:2015 EMS
3- ISO 9001:2015 QMS
ISO 22000:2018 Food Safety Management system
ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management System, etc.
Try to Visit Top HSE Regulators / Institutional Websites like
To those in the Electrical field:
QC Inspector- Multi Discipline (Welding and Painting)
Some fundamental certifications to have for offshore workers:
For our Drillers:
Some other Certifications, which is not an exhaustive list include
It is evident that the benefits of certifications cannot be overlooked as they demonstrate you have gained the required skills that would allow you to be the most productive in the workplace. It is important that oil and gas professionals need to be aware of the latest safety procedures in order to meet up with industry standards.
At Manup we encourage all professionals on our platform to take on new, exciting and challenging certifications that will improve your chances to land that contract/project you have got your eye on or renew certifications that have expired. Look out for Globally recognized bodies that are sought after and the Manup team is certain you will excel in your role
About the Author
Fisayo works in Business Operations at Manup and has a strong interest in the oil and energy industry. His educational background is in Petroleum Engineering from Covenant University and Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: For Business Application from UTexas