A major shift towards oil drilling is currently on the increase in the US. This is largely due to an over production of natural gas. There are a number of contributing factors for this over production listed below.
What are the primary reasons for the oil drilling shift?
- A slump has occurred in the demand for Natural Gas.
- The primary reason for the demand slump is due to the unusually warm winter in America.
- Also Natural Gas drilling and production is at an all time high.
- The high production has created a surplus of natural gas.
- That surplus is pushing the US capacity for natural gas storage.
- To compensate for all of this, drilling companies have shifted to oil.
Where is this oil drilling shift taking place?
Some of the major areas seeing a shift in drilling patterns are Northwest Louisiana, East Texas, and Central Arkansas. More than 30 percent of the rigs have stopped drilling for natural gas. There remain 658 that are being redeployed to drilling for oil.
The total oil drilling rigs in America are at an all time high over the past 25 years. There has been an oil boom all across the country due to the fracking technology. The new procedure breaks apart the shale which eases the extraction of oil.
How can this information help you get oil rig jobs?
If you have been paying attention to the oil boom occurring in North Dakota there is a common element among workers. They have been actively going to the area to locate work. I have long advocated that the best way to find a job is to go where the work is.
Here are some suggestions for locating an oil rig job.
- Do a Google News search on these terms. (Haynesville Shale, Fayetteville Shale, oil play, oil drilling contracts, and oil drilling permits)
- This will provide you a list of articles detailing specific drilling activity.
- From this information you will gather names of companies and specific locations of activity.
- You can do further research with company names to determine contact information.
- From there you can trace down specific local news services that may provide further information.
- You can even call local businesses, such as hotel managers to gather discreet information on local drilling information.
- From there you can contact drilling companies directly.
- Or another option would be to plan a trip and attempt to contact several potential employers.
Most jobs will never walk up and bite you with a paycheck. However, if you are willing to put forth some extra effort…you are likely to be the benefactor of a great new job.
As one final consideration, don’t exclude the possibility of working for supporting industry jobs. There are many support positions when it comes to drilling for oil.
Wishing you the best in your oil job search.
To get the full scoop on what is happening in the natural gas industry and the move towards Oil Drilling Jobs, click below.