Noble Energy’s Operations and Safety Training Center (NOSTC) is a full-scale training facility and competency center located in our Greeley, CO office that features simulated operations equipment to train our employees and educate our communities about the oil and natural gas production process.  

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What is the Noble Operations and Safety Training Center?

The NOSTC and our accompanying operations and safety training program were modeled after the training procedures and protocols of the U.S. Air Force.

Simulated operations for safe learning and training

We bring employees, contractors, and first responders into a controlled environment to train on equipment that simulates the equipment we use in the field. Water and air run through the equipment to simulate operational conditions, so our teams can safely learn about equipment before they go out into the field. The ability to perform drills and other training exercises in a simulated environment provides employees, contractors, and first responders with invaluable skills and experience.

“The most important part of our operations is the safety of our people, the safety of our community and the safety of the environment.”

— Zach Houston, Training and Competency Manager

Controlled environment for team members, first responders, and community partners

At Noble Energy, we always strive to be better. The NOSTC provides even the most experienced employees and contractors with a controlled environment to practice and familiarize themselves with new equipment, procedures, and technologies.

We also hold training sessions for first responders and use the center to educate and support our community partners. We invite schools and public officials to tour the NOSTC, giving members of the public the opportunity to see our equipment up close and ask questions of our expert training staff.

Competency assurance

The NOSTC’s core mission is to ensure Noble Energy’s Colorado operators have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to operate safely in the field. All new hires must pass Noble Energy’s Colorado Competency Assurance Program, and current employees must pass a yearly safety examination.

In the course of their training, Noble Energy employees and contractors are instructed on Colorado’s strong regulations governing safety and environmental protection, how to ensure compliance with those regulations, and the procedures developed by Noble Energy to meet or exceed them.