The Oil and Gas Industry

Working on Oil Rigs

Recent discoveries of American crude oil and natural gas along with new extraction technologies are creating thousands of new job opportunities in the oil and gas industry. New opportunities range from drilling rig roustabout to company executive positions.

Work in the gas and oil industry does not necessarily require oil field experience. A growing fuel industry creates a lot of support jobs. Equipment manufacturing, material supply, construction, transportation, infrastructure, shipping and refining will be in great demand.

There are also a lot of boom town type jobs created in fields that are indirectly related to the industry. Workers and families need education, healthecare, housing, entertainment, food and personal services.

For the more adventurous, there are still plenty of opportunities in overseas and offshore drilling.The work is risky, and hard, The days are long, but the living accommodations and pay scales are excellent.