Since Oil and Gas is a depleting natural resource, large oil
companies are always in the search for greener pastures where they
can get more oil. This hunt for 'black gold' requires the resources
of explorers. It takes significant education and training to work in
exploration and drilling specializing in areas such as engineering,
seismic testing, drilling, operation of service rigs, and other
equipment manufacture and supply.
In the search for crude oil and natural gas the drilling industry
plays a vital role all over the globe. It would be pretty much
futile without the drillers. The geologists and other scientists
specialize in studies of oil resources and find out where to find
oil, after which, the drillers start work on the site to extract
According to industry research, there are over 3,000 oil rigs
worldwide. All these rigs require lots of manpower to keep the
Industry going and provide energy to the world. There are several
job vacancies for such oil rigs at any point of time.
A bird eyes view of the upstream activities:
It is the initial stages of oil exploration where experts either
employed by Oil companies or under contract from a private firm are
involved in planning for the exploration of crude oil.
Exploration comprises of the search and prospecting of sites for
extraction of crude oil. The sites can be Off-shore or On-shore.
Rigs form the entire setup of the drilling system to extract oil
from the reserve under the surface of the earth.
The process by which holes are made on the surface of the earth to
extract the oil from underneath is known as drilling.
The reserve from which crude oil is pumped out is known as the