If you’ve reached this article, chances are you are interested in the lucrative Oil & Gas Industry. WARNING – this article is the mother-load of Oil & Gas Jobs info. You may want to bookmark this page, so you can come back to fully digest everything we’re giving you here.  FYI.. red links are PDF downloads (gifts from us to you) and green links take to you to the websites of the companies mentioned.

If you know anything about this industry, you know that Texas is the mecca of oil in the United States.  However, there are other locations across the country that offer great opportunities in this growing industry.  Do yourself a favor and research Shale Plays in US to get a better idea.

Whether you currently live in the lone star state, are planning to move there or just want to get into the O&G business, you’ll want to look into West Texas – Odessa, Midland, Seagraves, Big Spring and the like. If you should also look into South Texas – San Antonio, to be more specific. This list of the Largest Companies Headquarted in Texas is compliments of the Office of the Governor of Texas.

We won’t keep you waiting with too much fluff.  Take a look below for a list of companies and jobs in this field.

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Areas of Work

One of the great aspects of the Oil & Gas job market is that there are so many different areas in which you could work.  From truck drivers, office managers, engineers to fracing crew!  You’ve got plenty to choose from.  Here is a very special tip, if you have no experience and want to get your feet wet, to learn the business, do a search for “Oil and Gas transloads” or “Oil and Gas terminals”.

For even more targeted and efficient results add a city to your job search criteria.  You will learn a great deal about the business and have the opportunity to move up from there in your new career. Just don’t forget the little people!


Current Oil & Gas Jobs

Take a look at some of current Oil & Gas job openings on

LinkedIn also has a few O&G jobs posted that you can look through.

A quick Google search will show you just how popular these jobs are and how much people just like you are searching for jobs in this growing industry.


Oil & Gas Job Titles


Real Time Snap Shot: Architecture and Engineering Occupations:



Civil Engineers

Electrical Engineers

Environmental Engineers

Mechanical Engineers

Petroleum Engineers


Real Time Snap Shot: Architecture and Engineering Technician Occupations:

Architectural and Civil Drafters

Surveying and Mapping Technicians

Civil Engineering Technicians

Electronics Engineering Technicians

Environmental Engineering Technicians

Mechanical Engineering Technicians

Chemical Technicians

Occupational Health and Safety Technicians



Real Time Snap Shot: Management Occupations:

Construction Managers

Supply Chain Managers

Risk Management Specialists


Real Time Snap Shot: Supervisory Occupations:

Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers

Supervisors of Installers, Mechanics and Repairers

Supervisors of Production and Operation Workers



Real Time Snap Shot: Construction Occupations:

Production, Planning and Expediting Clerks


Construction Laborers

Operating Engineers

Pipe layers

Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

Construction and Building Inspectors



Real Time Snap Shot: Extraction Occupations:

Derrick Operators

Rotary Drill Operators

Service Unit Operators

Earth Drillers


Helpers – Extraction Workers



Real Time Snap Shot: Installation, Maintenance and Repair Occupations:

Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics

Industrial Machinery Mechanics

Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers

Telecommunications Line Installers

General Maintenance and Repair Workers

Helpers – Installation, Maintenance and Repair Workers



Real Time Snap Shot: Production Occupations:


Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operator

Wellhead Pumpers


Real Time Snap Shot: Transportation Occupations:

Heavy-Truck and Tractor-Trailer Drivers

Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators


Oil and Gas Companies

Okay, this is a HUGE list (and not just limited to the US), but we wanted to give you as much information as possible.  Also, we told you there’s plenty to go around so we had to prove it.  We’ve also prepared a few little gems that you can download and save for more research later to get you closer to your new job in the O&G industry.  Yes, that’s legit industry terminology.  A very good friend of mine currently works in the industry and she loves it.

BIG TEX  Top O&G Producers 2017 (compliments of the Railroad Commission of Texas)

And… another gift for those who are interested in Oil & Gas Drilling Companies

Here you can read about industry big shots: Oil & Gas Industry Giants


Here are the five of major onshore drilling companies:

Nabors Industries Ltd.

Nabors operates the world’s largest land drilling rig fleet, with around 500 rigs operating in over 25 countries – in almost every significant O&G basin on the planet. It also has the largest number of high-specification rigs (including new AC rigs and refurbished SCR rigs) and custom rigs, built to withstand challenging conditions such as extreme cold, desert and many complex shale plays.

Helmerich & Payne Inc.

Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, H&P is a global business with land operations across the US, as well as offshore operations in the Gulf of Mexico. It is engaged primarily in the drilling of O&G wells for E&P companies, and recognised for its innovative FlexRig technology.

Patterson-UTI Energy Inc.

Patterson-UTI operates land based drilling rigs, primarily in O&G producing regions of the continental US, and western Canada. The company also provides pressure pumping services to US E&P companies and specialist technology, notably pipe handling components, to drilling contractors globally.

Precision Drilling Corporation

Precision is an oilfield services company and Canada’s largest drilling rig contractor, with over 240 rigs in operation worldwide. The Company has two segments. The Contract Drilling Services segment operates its rigs in Canada, the United States and internationally. The Completion and Production Services segment provides completion and workover services and ancillary services to O&G E&P companies in Canada and the US.

Pioneer Energy Services Corp.

Pioneer operates a modern fleet of more than 24 top performing drilling rigs throughout onshore O&G producing regions of the US and Colombia. The company also offers production services include well servicing, wireline, and coiled tubing services – supported by 100 well-servicing rigs, and more than 100 cased-hole, open-hole and offshore wireline units.

One last gift with even more companies for your you consider working with. O&G Companies List


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