Lease Pumper Training


The 10 day Lease Pumper course combines classroom and on-     site training in basic Lease Operator responsibilities and  skills.                                                       

The training includes:

o Oilfield safety training: OSHA 10 and H2S Awareness training.

o Well construction/completion: understanding the well and downhole equipment.

o Field recovery methods: understanding primary, secondary, and tertiary recovery.

o Artificial lift mechanisms: fundamentals of each type of lifting technique.

o Basic rod pump operation: the most common type of lift in the Permian Basin.

o Pumping unit operation: safe and effective operation and maintenance.

o Wellhead flow and maintenance:  safe operation and maintenance.

o Tank battery vessels: flow, function, pressures, separation, controls.

o Use of gauge line and tank thief: safe and correct gauging and thiefing.

o Production calculations: Lease Operator math.

o Data input and basic computer skills: basic use of a computer and software.

o Chemical function and rate measurement: production chemical basics.

o Crude oil testing: measuring and understanding API gravity and BS&W.

o Regulatory compliance:  basics of regulations and standards.

o LACT Unit operation: function, reading, and troubleshooting.

o Kimray valve repair: troubleshooting and on-site repair technique.

o Murphy Switch: function and operation.

o Stuffing Box: function and maintenance including repacking.

o Heater Treater operation: function, flows, safe lighting technique.

o Shooting fluid levels: Echometer function, technique, calculations.

o Circulation pump: purpose, potential issues, correct usage.

o Troubleshooting production issues: techniques to identify and correct.

o Automation:  understanding HMI/PLC/VSD and hands-on control panel operation.

o Computer operation, basic levelterminology, parts, MS Word, and MS Excel.

o Resume preparation and interview skills:  resume and interview expectations.

During the location training, each skill is explained, demonstrated, and then the student is evaluated on his/her ability to safely and correctly complete the skill.

At the end of the course, a three part test (flows, math, general knowledge) is administered with a minimum score of 80% required to complete the course and earn a Certificate of Completion.  

Lease Pumper Training:  $1750

A $350 discount is available for early registration (two weeks prior to class). 

Information on how to share in a student's success:  Pump It Forward  

 10 day class is Monday through Friday, 7AM to 5PM, for 2 weeks.


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To register click here:  Lease Pumper Registration   The April 2024 class is open for registrationAlthough it is not expected, these classes might be cancelled due to COVID19 restrictions or other issues.  Lease Pumper class will be cancelled if enrollment is below five students six business days prior to the start day.

 Screening prior to registration:  Potential employers consider these a plus when hiring Lease Operators: basic computer skills, good driving record, clean background check, basic math skills, physically fit, mechanical skills, local roots, high level of integrity, good work history, drug free, safe work attitude, outdoor mentality, HS diploma or equivalent. 


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The Lease Pumper’s primary job responsibility: 

To safely produce, treat, and sell as much crude oil and natural gas  as possible at the lowest cost.      SOER Lease Pumper’s Handbook

The first priority of a Lease Operator is to work in a manner safe to you and those around you while complying with all applicable regulations.


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This course is designed to provide training in place of experience for those seeking an entry level position as a Lease Operator.

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Instruction is provided by experienced oilfield personnel including:

  • Lease Operator,
  • Petroleum Engineer,
  • Computer Specialist,
  • HSE Specialist

Classes beginning:     

  •         February 13th, 2023  completed
  •         March 20th, 2023 completed
  •           April 17th, 2023 completed
  •         May 8th, 2023 completed
  •         June 12th, 2023  cancelled
  •         July 10th, 2023 completed
  •         August 14th, 2023 completed
  •         September 11th, 2023 completed
  •         October 16th, 2023 completed
  •         November 27th, 2023 completed 
  •         January 22nd, 2024 completed  
  •         February 26th, 2024 closed
  •         April 1st, 2024 registering
  •         May 6th, 2024 scheduled
  •         June 17th, 2024 scheduled
  •         July 22nd, 2024 scheduled
  •         August 26th, 2024 scheduled
  •         September 30th, 2024 scheduled
  •         November 4th, 2024 scheduled         


 For additional class, registration, or scholarship information, please contact:

Director of Oil and Gas Technology

5317 N Lovington Hwy

Hobbs, NM 88240




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