How much do well testers make in Alberta?

How much do well testers make in Alberta?

Hourly Wage

Wages* Low (5th percentile) Average
Starting $18.00 $31.09
Overall $20.17 $39.89
Top $21.92 $55.41

What is Surface well testing?

Surface well testing is the only technique available today that assesses the true reservoir potential at full scale under dynamic conditions. It validates well performance during cleanup and commissioning and provides reservoir monitoring for better field management.

What is offshore well testing?

OCS Offshore Well Tests. A well test is the execution of a set of planned data acquisition activities. The acquired data is analyzed to broaden the knowledge and increase the understanding of the hydrocarbon properties therein and characteristics of the underground reservoir where the hydrocarbons are trapped.

How do I become a well tester?


  1. 0-2 years of operator experience.
  2. High School diploma/GED.
  3. Strong communication and customer service skills.
  4. Energy service experience helpful.
  5. Exhibit ability to be a strong team player.
  6. Possess excellent written and verbal skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills.

How long does oil well testing take?

These tests may take less than two days to evaluate a single well or months to evaluate reservoir extent. Test types include buildup, drawdown, falloff, injection and interference. For most tests, engineers permit a limited amount of fluid to flow from or into a formation.

How many types of well testing are there?

According to The Lease Pumper’s Handbook of Oklahoma Commission on Marginally Producing Oil and Gas Wells, there are four basic well test types: potential tests, daily tests, productivity tests, and gas oil ratio tests, the latter three in the broader productivity test category.

What does a well operator do?

Operate pumps that circulate water, oil, or other fluids through wells to remove sand or other materials obstructing the free flow of oil. Thread cables through derrick pulleys, using hand tools. Interpret instrument readings to ascertain the depth of obstruction.

What does a torque and test operator do?

Inspecting and assuring the quality of bolt tightening tools and equipment including but not limited to hydraulic bolt tensions. Drilling rig and production hydro-testing. Check pipes and retrieve pipe specs and torque levels from customer representative. All other duties assigned.

Why is well testing important?

Why Do We Test Wells? The main reason for testing an exploration well is to take a fluid sample. Further reasons are to measure the initial pressure, estimate a minimum reservoir volume, evaluate the well permeability and skin effect, and identify heterogeneities and boundaries.

What is a test operator?

A Test Operator is responsible for testing various electrical and other machinery, components, and tools. They assist engineering and other personnel in the installation, repair, and maintenance of various machinery and must know how to operate certain tools to do so.

What does a production testing operator do?

The job of a test operator is to test the functionality of electronic components, assemblies, units, parts, and systems in a manner consistent with standard procedures.