How to Become a Completion Consultant


Completion consultants are highly knowledgeable and skilled professionals who supervise workover and completion operations on behalf of a contract oil and gas operating company. These operations include hydraulic fracturing of vertical and horizontal wells, coil tubing cleanout, running tubing, casing and frac strings, setting down-hole pumps and rods, as well as pumping unit installation. There are several paths to become a completion consultant.

Many completion consultants have 20 to 30 years of oilfield experience. However, it is not uncommon for individuals with 10 to 15 years’ experience to break into these roles.

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Typical Path to Become a Completion Consultant

Non-Technical Degree

Service Operator Experience
(min. 4-6 yrs)

Service Supervisor Experience
(4+ yrs)

Service Leader / Performance Coordinator
(min. 2-3 yrs)

Completion Consultant

Technical Degree

Engineering Technician
(1-2 yrs)

Field / Completions Engineer
(3-4 yrs)

Completions Manager
(3-4 yrs)

Completion Consultant

Desired Skills & Experience for Completion Consultants

  • Excellent safety record
  • Understanding of computer systems and reporting
  • Experience in various service lines:
    • Frac
      • X-linked & slickwater fluids and acid jobs
      • Order frac valves, spot frac tanks, flowback equipment
      • Zipper fracs
      • Plug & perf
      • Sliding sleeve
    •  Workover
      • Cleanouts, milling plugs, spotting acid, TCP, perforating, pump-down plugs
    • Coil Tubing
    •  Snubbing
      •  Stand Alone units
    •  Wireline
      •  CBL, perforating, etc.
    •  Fishing

Download our Completion Consultant Resume Template:

Oilfield Consultant Resume Template
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Top 5 Things Operators Look for When Hiring Oilfield Consultants

Operators differ on what their top criteria is for hiring oilfield consultants. In our experience at DTC Energy Group, we’ve found they tend to focus on five main categories.


DTC Energy Group Team Benefits:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Fast & reliable pay
  • Group health insurance (including independent contractors)
  • 24/7 staff support
  • Safety training courses
  • Direct deposit
  • Stable work environment
  • Career advancement
  • 401(k) plan (employees only)

What our consultants have to say about working for DTC

“I am very proud to be able to work for DTC Energy Group. The company is made up of real oilfield hands, and I feel confident knowing I’m backed by owners and officers who have the necessary experience, knowledge and wisdom.  I don’t know of any consulting companies that provide the benefits that DTC does – health insurance, retirement planning, direct deposit, safety training and sharing in the cost of Well Control School.  I appreciate all that DTC does to provide for my family and myself.”
J. BentleyDTC Energy Group Consultant
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