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Crude Oil Treater (Oil Field)

Aliases: Oil Treater

Industry/Sector(s): Hydrocarbon


JOB DESCRIPTION 1
The tasks a Crude Oil Treater (Oil Field) is expected to perform include:
  • Treating crude oil at wells in chemical, electrical or centrifugal units to remove sediment and water
  • Testing oil for contents of sediment and water using gravity-separation machines and according to result of test, switching oil through treating units, to and from storage tanks or into pipe lines
  • Adding chemicals to chemical treating unit or routing oil through electrical or centrifugal units to break up oil and water emulsions and drain off water
  • Precipitating sediment in settling tanks
  • Gauging tanks to determine quantity of oil treated and delivering to pipe lines
  • Operating and maintaining water and oil pumps of treating unit. 
  • Cleaning and making repairs to units
  • Recording production results of tests and other data
  • Operating oil heaters to raise oil to desired temperature for treating and pumping wells
WORK ENVIRONMENT 
  • It requires one to be on their toes
  • Need not handle a team
  • Local travelling is not a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Factories usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from factory to factory
  • Shift system maybe available
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

Maybe

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 2

Minimum - Graduate in any field

KEY COMPETENCIES 
  • Knowledge of mixing specified chemicals with oil, and adjusting controls to heat mixture to specified temperature
  • Ability to operate centrifugal machines
  • Proficient in cleaning and lubricating motors, pumps, and other moving parts of units
  • Competent in recording data, such as volume of oil treated, operating temperatures of units, and test results
  • Ability to do minor repairs for apparatus and equipment
  • Knowledge of undertaking tests independently 
  • Ability to assist chemist in conducting research work
  • Knowledge of storing, maintaining account of instruments, equipment, apparatus, etc. if required
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 

Not applicable

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 3
  • All Arts, Commerce and Science colleges across India
  • CSIR- Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 
  • Industrial Training Institute, Delhi
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 
  • http://msme.gov.in/Outcome_Budget-2007-08-SSI.pdf 
  • http://www.dcmsme.gov.in/sido/ktdgi01x.htm 
  • http://msme.gov.in/ssi-ar-eng-2006-07.pdf
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

http://www.kanpuruniversity.org/syllabus/che.pdf

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 

Helper → Technician → Crude Oil Treater (Oild Field) → Process Supervisor → Process Manager

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: Yes
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EXPECTED EARNINGS 4, 5
  • For freshers - ₹ 12,000 to ₹ 15,000 per month
  • For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - ₹ 15,000 to ₹ 20,000 per month
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 

Not required

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 6

Oil & petrochemical companies across India

KEYWORDS 
  • Crude Oil Treater
  • Dehydrator Operator
  • Production Operator
  • Crude Oil Pumper
  • Oil Treater
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 8131.2800 Crude Oil Treater (Oil Field)
ISCO 2008 8131 Chemical Products Plant and Machine Operators
NIC 2008 19201 Production of liquid and gaseous fuels, illuminating oils, lubricating oils or greases or other products from crude petroleum or bituminous minerals
QP Reference NA NA
NSQF NA NA
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