Business and Operations Support covers a wide range of
occupations that support the various aspects of the petroleum
industry's business. These activities include areas such as air
transportation, energy asset management, environment, health and
safety, surface and sub-surface rights acquisition, regulatory
affairs and stakeholder relations.
Employees in Business and Operations Support are considered
"specialists." Most of these positions require post-secondary
education and/or extensive expertise in both the industry and the
particular subject area. Many of these careers also require
Here are some of the common certifications associated with these
Once working in the field, career paths tend to be vertical
within the field.
Some positions are primarily based in an office, and most
involve at least occasional travel to work sites. A promotion
opportunity or change in area of assignment may require relocating
to another geographic location.
Safety-sensitive positions have strict requirements related to
being drug and alcohol free.
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