Fracking Companies: Find Them Here

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Fracking Companies: Find Them Here

Fracking Jobs has compiled a directory featuring over 100 oilfield companies that are active in the “unconventional” oil and gas industry throughout the United States. The directory is free, but registration to use it is required. Register to use the FJ Fracking Companies Directory here. Or, find out more about the directory below: What information is available within the directory? We have compiled the names and websites for over 100 fracking companies. Also, if available, we have included the Facebook and Twitter links for the featured companies. Keep in mind that most of the companies featured in the directory are not well known outside of the oil and gas industry. Did these companies pay to be in the directory? No, they did not. As a result, we have no biases for or against the companies in our directory. Well, what criteria did you use to add these companies to the directory? There were no “hard and fast” rules at work regarding which companies to include. In fact, if we omitted an active company in the fracking business that has at least a few dozen employees, we’ll gladly add it to the directory if you submit the company information via our contact page. We simply tried to add those companies that we know are very active in the major U.S. (and, with some companies, Canada) oilfields. Some are very large, and some are smaller family-owned businesses. We wanted to compile a list of companies that might be looking to hire new employees as oil shale drilling continues to expand. What about other contact information for these companies? In most cases you’ll find home and field office addresses, and corporate phone numbers. However, if you’re looking for a fracking job, be aware that most of these companies (like the companies in other industries) will expect you to apply for any open positions online before they’ll consider hiring you. Shouldn’t I just drive to Texas or North Dakota, and try my luck at finding a fracking job? Well, you could. But that’s very risky, to say the least. Even if you are considering relocating to a booming oil shale area, you should know a little bit about some of the companies operating in that area. Also, you’ll need to line up housing, which might not be easy to come by in some boom towns. Some employers can connect you with housing while others might require you to have a local address before they’ll hire you. Knowing what companies expect of you and what they can offer you, before you relocate, will save you a great deal of frustration (and money). What exactly do these various oilfield companies do? We made every effort to include a solid mix of different types of companies in the oil shale industry. Not only will you find large and small firms as noted above, but you’ll find...

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Oil and Gas Industry Internships

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Oil and Gas Industry Internships

From time to time, we at Fracking Jobs receive inquiries regarding oil and gas industry internships. While we don’t compile a list of the companies that offer internships, we thought it would be worthwhile to post a brief article about the subject. If you’re a student who is considering a career in the shale oil industry, you should be focusing on high demand degree programs such as petroleum engineering or geology. In fact, a major from any engineering field will make you a desirable job candidate for many energy companies vs. other liberal arts degrees. Keep in mind that the largest energy firms will be the ones most likely to offer internship programs for students interested in working in the sector. We thought we’d offer a very brief overview of five companies that currently offer internships in the oil and gas world: Encana – One of the largest North American producers of oil and gas. Encana offers an internship program known as EXPLORE in which interns are exposed to real-world challenges within the oil and gas industry. Interns are expected to participate in Encana charitable activities, visit working rigs, and take part in community service projects as well as social events. Find out more about the EXPLORE program. Chevron – As one of the world’s largest energy companies, Chevron offers an entire suite of internship programs. At least a dozen different internship programs are available through Chevron. One of them, the “Downstream & Chemicals Summer Internship Program”, allows interns to interact with Chevron senior management, tour Chevron facilities, attend presentations, and socialize with Chevron officials. According to Chevron’s website, interviews for the company’s summer internship spots take place in January and February of each year. Schlumberger – This vast international energy company also offers a wide range of internship programs. Students can pursue internships within Schlumberger’s supply chain, human resources, information technology, or business consulting units. While Schlumberger prefers business consulting interns to be in master’s or doctorate degree programs, supply chain or IT interns can apply after their second year of undergrad studies. The company offers internships year-round, and they last from three to six months. Baker Hughes – A premier player in the American fracking world, Baker Hughes offers internship programs to four-year technical students during their second or third years. Like other companies, Baker Hughes seeks interns who are working toward degrees in engineering, geology, chemistry, mathematics, or supply-chain / logistics. Chesapeake Energy – Oklahoma’s powerhouse energy company is one of the driving forces behind the current shale boom in the U.S. To get your foot in the door, visit the company’s internship page. Like the other companies listed above, Chesapeake is on the lookout for students pursuing degrees in engineering, IT, logistics, and finance. The sky’s the limit for students who are able to gain employment with Chesapeake. By no means are these the only...

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Which Shale Plays Produce the Most Oil and Gas?

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Perhaps the best known oil and gas shale regions in the United States are the Bakken region which is located primarily in North Dakota, and the Eagle Ford region which is located in South Texas. However, there are many other shale plays located in the lower 48 United States, and six of these plays (including the aforementioned Bakken and Eagle Ford plays) are currently producing approximately 90% of the country’s oil and gas. You can see where all six shale plays are located on the map above (from the Energy Information Administration). Let’s take a look at the six plays in brief: Bakken – located in Montana and North Dakota. Ranked 3rd in oil production of the six plays; ranked 6th in natural gas production of the six plays*. Eagle Ford – located in South Texas. Ranked 2nd in oil production of the six; ranked 2nd in gas production. Haynesville – located in Arkansas, Louisiana, and East Texas. This is not a big oil producing shale play as it’s no. 5 of the six; but it’s the 3rd most productive shale play for natural gas. Marcellus – located in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and West Virginia. This large play is ranked last for oil production but is far and away the big leader for natural gas production of the six plays. Niobrara – located in Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, and Kansas. 4th most productive shale play for oil; 5th most productive for natural gas. Permian – located in West Texas and New Mexico. The Permian basin is the top ranked oil producing shale region of the six major plays; it is the 4th most productive natural gas shale play. *Stats from EIA.gov based on April 2014 data Take a look at how the six major plays compare against each other in the graphs below…   See Also: Keystone XL Pipeline MapSpotlight On: Colorado Oil and Gas ProductionFJ Sample Oilfield CompanySpotlight On: Texas Oil ProductionSpotlight On: Monterey Shale PlaySpotlight On: Eagle Ford Shale PlaySpotlight On: Utica / Marcellus Shale...

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