Kenson School of Production Technology


Offshore Production Operator Training (OPOT)


Production operations involve the management of hydrocarbons (oil and gas) from the reservoir to the initial customer. This in effect means producing, processing and delivering the correct quantity and quality of product and ensuring that all the production systems are operating in the most efficient way. The total production system can be divided into three distinct subsystems: subsurface (wells), surface handling (process facilities), and storage and sales metering (terminal). Production operators are employed under supervision in various aspects of this work.

This is an exciting and intensive introduction to offshore platform operations for technicians seeking entry into the industry. The program blends practical sessions and hands on training with theory using the knowledge and experience of seasoned and competent professionals as instructors and assessors to produce an individual who is able to:

  • Understand the design and function of equipment used in offshore oil and gas production facilities
  • Understand the need for and apply the principles of Process Safety Management in an offshore oil and gas environment
  • Demonstrate a commitment to working safely and understand the importance of health, safety, security and the environment
  • Analyze, evaluate, troubleshoot and present solutions to problems with equipment used in an offshore oil and gas production environment
  • Communicate problems, analyse situations and present solutions in a dynamic, team-based environment

Course Content

Students are taken through theoretical and practical exercises, within the following modules:

  • Introduction to Oil and Gas
  • Health, Safety and the Environment
  • Well Deck
  • Separator Deck
  • Measurement and Storage
  • Pump Deck
  • Utilities
  • Process Control
  • Pipes, Valves and Fittings
  • Major Equipment
  • Process Safety
  • Production Reporting


All students will be assessed via written examinations, oral questioning, practical assessments. Successful completion of the program depends on the students demonstrating both the theoretical and practical competencies required in each module.

An Level 4 Offshore Competency Assurance Qualification – Offshore Production Operator will be awarded upon successful completion


The next cohort of students will be enrolled to begin classes in October 2014 for both full-time and part-time classes.

Full-time classes will be conducted from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm as scheduled.


Friday 13th February, 2015

Deadline for Applications

  • Five CXC or GCE subjects, Grades I, II or III, or A, B, or C, including Mathematics, English and a Science subject (Physics, Chemistry or Integrated Science)
  • Students with Advanced level subjects will be considered as well


A technician’s diploma in one of the following technician programs is required:

  • Electrical Maintenance or EEET
  • Instrumentation Maintenance
  • Mechanical Maintenance or MET/MEET
  • A Journeyman’s Certificate in Industrial Maintenance
  • Process Plant Operations


Download the application form here or visit our offices at 64-70 and 72-78 Lady Hailes Avenue, San Fernando to collect an application form and return with copies of all academic and prior training certificates.