A program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

OIL AND NATURAL GAS represent more than 60% of our nation's energy supplies.

why Oil & Gas?

The Oil & Natural Gas industry is fueling the American economy and leading the march toward American energy security. We safely and responsibly provide the raw materials that power and heat our homes, fuel the vehicles that keep us moving and form the building blocks of everyday items ranging from paints and detergents to clothes and packaging. Together, oil and natural gas represent more than 60% of our nation’s energy supplies, helping to assure America’s energy future.

Refinery Operator
Health and Safety Engineers
Information Security Analyst
Mechanic
Gas Scheduler
Petroleum Engineer

average salary*

$61,130

$76,830

$41,200

$66,280

$127,140

$157,790

additional information:

  • Operate or control petroleum refining or processing units.
  • May specialize in controlling manifold and pumping systems, gauging or testing oil in storage tanks, or regulating the flow of oil into pipelines.
  • Educational requirement: High school diploma or GED
  • * Compiled from information provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Combine knowledge of systems engineering and of health and safety to develop procedures and design systems to protect people and the environment.
  • Educational Requirement: Bachelor’s degree, typically in an engineering discipline such as electrical, chemical, mechanical, industrial, or systems engineering.
  • * Compiled from information provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Information security analysts plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization's computer networks and systems.
  • Educational Requirement: Bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field
  • * Compiled from information provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Safely and effectively maintains the process unit equipment
  • Performs routine and specialized maintenance on equipment
  • Degree required: Associates degree in engineering, instrument or electrical technology
  • * Compiled from information provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Responsible for coordinating and scheduling gas nominations on a daily basis.
  • Assure flow of equity and 3rd party production.
  • Manage and track imbalances on pipelines
  • Educational Requirement: Bachelor’s degree
  • * Compiled from information provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Support and effectively manage the base production such as production forecasts, production optimization, surveillance and wellwork requirements.
  • Plan, gather, monitor and analyze reservoir surveillance for the fields
  • Educational Requirement: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Petroleum, Chemical, or Geological Engineering
  • * Compiled from information provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics

"BP appreciates the unique values and skills that service members and veterans bring to our workforce, and we remain committed to providing more opportunities for both in coming years."
JOHN MINGÉ, President and Chairman, BP America

about the sponsor

BP is one of the world's leading international oil and gas companies. We provide customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, lubricants to keep engines moving, and the petrochemicals products used to make everyday items as diverse as paints, clothes and packaging. With operations in 80 countries and employing over 80,000 talented minds, BP fosters innovation and diversity. Discover more at www.bp.com/us.

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about oil and gas industry certifications

Skills learned in the military provide an excellent foundation for veterans seeking employment in various industries because these candidates enter the workforce with the right combination of leadership and technical know-how. Certifications further enhance this competitive advantage over other candidates by providing validation of skill sets.

Project Management Professional (PMP)
Certified Environmental Safety & Health Trainer
APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional

CERTIFICATIONS PROGRAM


time to complete

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Organizations employ PMP certified project managers to improve the success rate of projects in all areas of knowledge. To apply for the PMP, you need to have either a secondary degree with at least five years of project management experience, 7,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education. You can also have a four-year degree and at least three years of project management experience, with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.

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PMP Certification Overview

Certified Environmental Safety & Health Trainer

The Certified Environmental, Safety & Health Trainer (CET) is a certification held by those with experience and expertise in developing, designing, and delivering safety, health and environmental training. To be eligible for the CET, candidates must have a high school diploma or GED, hold a BCSP-approved SH&E credential, and have conducted at least 270 delivery hours of teaching or training in any SH&E specialty.

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CET Certification Overview

APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional

CSCP is a certification which provides you with a mastery of supply chain management best practices and distinguishes you as an industry expert with specialized, high-level knowledge and skills.

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CSCP Certification Overview