How to Become a Completion Consultant
Completion consultants are highly knowledgeable and skilled professionals who supervise workover and completion operations on behalf of a contract oil and gas operating company. These operations include hydraulic fracturing of vertical and horizontal wells, coil tubing cleanout, running tubing, casing and frac strings, setting down-hole pumps and rods, as well as pumping unit installation.
Many completion consultants have 20 to 30 years of oilfield experience. However, it is not uncommon for individuals with 10 to 15 years’ experience to break into these roles.
Typical path to become a Completion Consultant:
Service Operator Experience (4-6 yrs)
Service Supervisor Experience (4+ yrs)
Service Leader / Performance Coordinator (min. 2-3 yrs)
Engineering Technician (1-2 yrs)
Field / Completions Engineer (3-4 yrs)
Completions Manager (3-4 yrs)
Desired Skills & Experience:
- Excellent safety record
- Understanding of computer systems and reporting
- Experience in various service lines:
− X-linked & slickwater fluids and acid jobs
− Order frac valves, spot frac tanks, flowback equipment
− Zipper fracs
− Plug & Perf
− Sliding Sleeve
− Cleanouts, milling plugs, spotting acid, TCP, perforating, pump-down plugs
◊ Coil Tubing
− Stand Alone units
− CBL, perforating, etc.