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Oilfield Safety Training in West Texas

The Permian Basin has its own kind of dry and dignified beauty. Add to this the fact that the geology contains many oil and gas rich layers and it becomes a fantastic region to work.

Locations in West Texas

We understand that the Permian Basin is not just Midland/Odessa. The Permian is an enormous place and now your own location can become a classroom with Eagle Ford Training.

Some of our favorite spots include: Monahans, Ft. Stockton, Andrews, and Big Spring. If we’ve left out your location then let us know!

Our high quality training can be done at your yard, in the field, or at a hotel/meeting room. For an additional fee we have been able to obtain 3rd party training area, please let us know if you need one.

Cost and Scheduling

We do quite a bit of training in West Texas when demand is high and others are not able to fill the need for high quality training. Please allow about 1 week for scheduling a class at your location although we may have sooner availability. It may take more time if a 3rd party meeting space is needed. If you need to join right away then check the course calendar for our regular San Antonio based classes: here

Monahans Mobile fee: $372

Ft Stockton Mobile fee: $336

Big Spring Mobile fee: $320

Andrews Mobile fee: $416

West Texas Oilfield Topics

The Permian Basin of West Texas has some distinct issues that deserve special attention. While the recent and much publicized reserves in the Wolfcamp shale have been driven by horizontal drilling and completions technology, there is far more to the Permian than that. In many areas the Wolfcamp has been drilled vertically and even waterflooded for decades. These legacy wells bear little resemblance to the post-2008 shale wells, yet they are still producing and will still need competent workers to repair and maintain them.

Another type of well in the Permian is drilled into carbonate reservoirs including dolomites and limestone. A popular treatment for carbonate reservoirs is an acid treatment. The acid removes near wellbore skin as it breaks down the carbonate. Workers must understand the consequences of working around acids and how to protect themselves. Did you know that acid jobs can sometimes release hydrogen sulfide? When hydrochloric acid reacts with iron sulfide scale it produces hydrogen sulfide.

Hydrogen sulfide itself is a major challenge within the Permian. Sour oilfields abound across the basin. Some Permian oilfields develop a hydrogen sulfide problem when bacteria contaminated water is injected into the reservoir. The bacteria feed on the oil and release hydrogen sulfide as a waste product. Workers should always be prepared to encounter hydrogen sulfide in the Permian Basin.

A gas that has been used in the Permian to improve oil production is carbon dioxide (CO2). Although CO2 is the same as the air that you exhale, it has a few particulars that oilfield workers should be familiar with. When mixed with oilfield waters it makes that water acidic. This is one reason workers should be trained to treat produced water like any other chemical pumped into or out of a well and take steps to protect themselves from it.

Many Permian wells produce from multiple zones, which provides a special challenge. The behavior of a well containing both low pressure oil and high pressure gas zones can be particularly unpredictable. Workers should be trained to maintain vigilance and always follow best practice. Wireline operations can become more complicated as plugs, sleeves, and other downhole jewelry directs the desired subsurface flow.

Driving also deserves a special point of emphasis for West Texas. The Permian is an enormous place and oilfield workers will become accustomed to long drives between locations. This should never lead to complacency as driving is the deadliest job in the oil and gas industry. Some of our South Texas workers have reported that they even made overnight trips to drive all the way out to West Texas.

Many operators in the Permian require that their workers and contractors have a SafeLand orientation under the RigPass program. We would be happy to train your oilfield workers under the modern SafeLand orientation. Do you also need specialized training on any other West Texas oilfield topics? Let us know and we can put together your custom training program. Below are some of our standard and most popular Texas training offerings.

 More Information

Eagle Ford Training proudly provides important training courses for the oil and gas industry including:

SafeLand, a full day oilfield orientation to help new workers understand the hazards that exist in the oilfield.

H2S Awareness, a 2 hour course needed to meet the OSHA requirement for all workers in possible H2S workplaces.

Fit Testing, all workers who wear a respirator are required by OSHA to have that respirator fit tested.

First Aid & CPR, needed for many workplaces including the oilfield.

For more information about Eagle Ford Training please visit our homepage. We were started in order to bring high quality oilfield training to the South Texas region. Our regional customers range from the Permian to Tulsa, OK. Our training has even impacted customers from as far away as Aberdeen Scotland! Contact us today so we can help make your oilfield work safer and easier.