Oil and Gas Production Technology

Our Oil and Gas Production Technology program equips students for careers in the oil and gas sector, with a focus on offshore and land production operations, safety and regulatory adherence, and operational maintenance essential to the industry. We collaborated with industry leaders to design a degree program that ensures you are well-prepared for success upon graduation.


As part of our program offered in New Iberia, you will learn and explore oil and gas drilling, completions, and production operations.

Take a look at the Degree Plan:


Graduates of this program can:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of offshore safety and compliance standards and regulations applicable to deep-water production and facilities.
  • Describe the components and processes involved in the drilling and producing of oil and gas.
  • Explain exploration, production, and operation concepts associated with the oil and gas industry.
  • Demonstrate competency with the operation of electrical equipment, hydraulics, pneumatics and fluid dynamics equipment; pumps and compressors; oil and gas instrumentation equipment; and oil and gas processing equipment.
  • Effectively diagnose, communicate, and troubleshoot equipment malfunctions.
  • Demonstrate and apply skills necessary to gain employment in the drilling, production, service and safety segments of the oil industry.

Whether you want to work on offshore oil production facilities or drilling rigs, in petroleum refineries, power generation facilities, food and beverage processing plants, or chemical plants, SoLAcc will prepare you for a life in the oilfield after graduation.

Average Salaries:

  • Wellhead Pumper/Operator: $64,940
  • Rotary Drill Operators: $61,150
  • Roustabout: $51,580

(Bureau of Labor Statistics, Louisiana Average Salary 2021)


Aaron Ward

Department Chair, Petroleum & Manufacturing Technology; Instructor, Oil & Gas Production Technology

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