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Certifications You Must Have As An Oil And Gas Professional!

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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

  1. API 936 Certification - The most demanded and desired credentials in the industry
  2. loading Master Certification for Oil and Gas Petrochemicals
  3. TUV Rhenland Certification

Some API Certifications:

  • API 1169 - Pipeline Inspection
  • API 510 - Pressure Vessel Inspection
  • API 570 - Piping Inspection


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

  1. ISPON Level 3/General certificate

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

  1. ISO 22000:2018 Food Safety Management system

  2. ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management System, etc.

Try to Visit Top HSE Regulators / Institutional Websites like

  • HSE UK
  • IOSH
  • OSHA
  • ISO
  • BSI
  • WSO
  • ASSP
  • ADC


To those in the Electrical field:

  • CompEx certification for Quality Assurance /Quality Control - (Electrical)
  • Certificate in Automation Engineering
  • Certificate in Instrumentation Engineering


QC Inspector- Multi Discipline (Welding and Painting)

  • Welding and Painting inspector certification


Some fundamental certifications to have for offshore workers:

  • Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) (With Emergency Breathing system)
  • BOSIET with CAEBS including Escape Chute Training


For our Drillers:

  • Advanced Well Control
  • HPHT Drilling Operations
  • HPHT Well Engineering
  • IADC Stuck Pipe Prevention
  • IWCF Enhanced well control
  • IWCF Level 2 Introductory drilling well control
  • IWCF Level 3 Drilling well control
  • IWCF Level 2 Subsea well intervention Module
  • Rigger Competence Stage 3 and 4


Some other Certifications, which is not an exhaustive list include

  • Air Monitoring/Gas Detector
  • ASNT - Leak Testing (LT)
  • Authorized Gas Tester (Level 1,2, 3) (OPITO)
  • Basic and Advanced First Aid
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Advanced Firefighting
  • Confined Space Entry / Rescue
  • Pipeline coating Applicator training (PCA)
  • Piping & Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID)
  • Working at Height (Level 1,2,3)


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

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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