Oil and Gas Recruitment and Staffing

Upstream, midstream, and downstream are the three components that oil and gas are separated into. The terms downstream and upstream oil and gas production is a reference to the location in the supply chain of an oil or gas company. 

What is Upstream Oil and Gas?

Companies that produce, extract, or identify the raw materials are performed upstream oil and gas production. Therefore, upstream oil and gas refer to the beginning of the supply chain.

Recovering raw materials, identifying deposits, and drilling wells are all part of upstream oil and gas operations and productions.

The industry’s upstream sector employs a wide array of different specialties, including but not limited to:

  • Lease Analysts
  • Geologists
  • Geophysicist
  • SCADA Technician
  • Flowback    
  • Water Transfer
  • GIS Analyst
  • BOP Testing
  • Mud Engineer
  • Roustabout
  • Rig Hand

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oil rig equipment

What is Midstream Oil and Gas?

The midstream sector involves transportation (by pipeline, rail, barge, oil tanker or truck), storage, and wholesale marketing of crude or refined petroleum products. Midstream operations can include a combination of elements from the upstream and downstream sectors. 

Roles in midstream oil and gas include:

  • Chemical Cleaning
  • Warehouseman
  • Fleet Manager
  • Superintendent
  • Construction Manager
  • Smart Tool Technician
  • Pipefitter
  • Corrosion Technician
  • NDT
  • Water Transfer
  • Hydrotesting
  • Pipeline Integrity
  • Welder
  • Welder Helper
  • Swamper 
  • CWI Inspector
  • Utility Inspector
  • Design Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Plant Operator
  • Safety
  • Offshore
  • QA/QC
  • Bold and Torque Technician
  • Nitrogen Pump Truck Driver
  • HDD
  • Pipeline Operator
an oil rig

What is Downstream Oil and Gas?

This refers to the last step in the production process and is where refiners of natural gas processors and petroleum crude oil can be found. These people are the ones who ultimately deliver usable products to their users or customers.

Roles in downstream oil and gas include:

  • Chemical Cleaning
  • Pipefitters
  • Valve Technician
  • Instrumentation Technician
  • Boilermaker
  • Millwright
  • Hydro Blasting
  • Crane and Rigging

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