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Completions Superintendent

NOC #82021

  • Environment Primarily outdoor work
  • Education Post-secondary diploma
  • Average salary $81,000 to $150,000

Career profile

Completions superintendents plan, coordinate and supervise the completions of wells or workover and abandonment programs and activities. Completions, in the context of oil and natural gas production, occurs after drilling and is the process by which a well is enabled to produce oil or gas. Completions superintendents provide cost estimates and coordinate resources to ensure timely, efficient operations.

Completions superintendents are also responsible for ensuring that the completions operations comply with all regulatory requirements and organizational goals. They are the main point of contact between site management and field operations. They prepare well status reports. They oversee health, safety and environment, emergency response planning and standard operating procedure activities and prepare related documentation.

Oil and gas services, Offshore, Carbon capture, utilization and storage, Well site decommissioning, Geothermal

In this occupation activities may include:

  • Working with service suppliers to ensure the correct equipment and personnel are allocated and available for operations as required
  • Preparing completion sub-assemblies and shipping them to the rig site
  • Working with the sub-surface team to design fit-for-purpose completions
  • Providing efficient operations oversight and undertaking immediate trouble-shooting in the event of problems during the completions phase
  • Monitoring material inventory for all completions equipment
  • Researching innovative technology, including new operational techniques and downhole and surface equipment
  • Ensuring all corporate and regulatory safety objectives are met


  • A post-secondary diploma or completion of an industry-approved training course is required, as well as significant experience in each of the areas under supervision.
  • Some organizations may require a post-secondary degree in engineering.
  • Field related experience is critical to this occupation.

  • Travel likely required
  • Shiftwork/variable work hours
  • Primarily outdoor work
  • Physical work
  • Safety-sensitive environment
  • Work away from home/in camps

You are a natural leader who prides yourself on your ability to work efficiently and stay organized. You have strong communication skills and work well with a variety of people.

  • Mechanical
  • Public safety and security
  • Judgment and decision making
  • Planning and organizing
  • Law and government
  • Management of financial resources
  • Management of material resources
  • Management of personnel resources
  • Troubleshooting
  • Production and processing