The oil and gas industry is usually divided into three major components: upstream, midstream, and downstream.

Markpointe is diversified across upstream, downstream, midstream and EPC companies within the energy industry and provides world class service and flexibility to both our clients and contractors. With 10 employees, and hundreds of affiliated contractors, our geographical reach and pool, of skilled tradesmen is unmatched in the industry.

What is Upstream Oil and Gas?

The upstream sector of the oil and gas industry includes all the steps involved from the preliminary exploration through the extraction of the resource. Upstream companies can be involved in all the steps of this phase of the life cycle of the oil and gas industry, or they may only be involved in part of the upstream sector. Another name for the upstream oil sector, which is actually more representative of what occurs in this stage of development of an oil asset and/or natural gas asset, is the exploration and production (E&P) sector. Oil and gas exploration is an important part of the upstream sector. Petroleum exploration requires very sophisticated techniques, and the technology available for petroleum exploration is rapidly advancing. Petroleum is used as fuel to power vehicles, heating units, and machines, as well as being converted into plastics and other materials. Because the majority of the world relies on petroleum for many goods and services, the petroleum industry is extremely powerful and is a major influence on world politics and the global economy.

Markpointe recruiters have the extensive knowledge and networks to find the perfect candidate within a range of upstream disciplines. To see a full list of our upstream disciplines, please click here.

What is Midstream Oil and Gas?

The midstream sector involves the transportation (by pipeline, rail, barge, oil tanker or truck), storage, and wholesale marketing of crude or refined petroleum products. Pipelines, railroad, and tanker trucks can be used to move crude oil from production sites to refineries and deliver the various refined products to downstream distributors. Natural gas pipeline networks aggregate gas from natural gas purification plants and deliver it to downstream customers, such as local utilities. Midstream operations include some elements of the upstream and downstream sectors. For example, the midstream sector may include natural gas processing plants that purify the raw natural gas, as well as removing and producing elemental sulfur and natural gas liquids (NGL) as finished end-products

Markpointe recruiters have the extensive knowledge and networks to find the perfect candidate within a range of midstream disciplines. To see a full list of our midstream disciplines, please click here.

What is Downstream Oil and Gas?

Downstream is an oil industry term used to refer to all petroleum activities from the processing of refining crude oil into petroleum products to the distribution, marketing, and shipping of the products. As part of our growing footprint in the refining and petrochemical industry, we have built trusted relationships with many key downstream clients and have expanded our database of candidates within the downstream sector. Markpointe partners with many leading companies around the world and has supported various turnarounds and shutdowns for both major corporations and specialty service general contractors, providing tailored workforce solutions to meet the individual needs of refineries and process facilities.

Markpointe recruiters have the extensive knowledge and networks to find the perfect candidate within a range of downstream disciplines. To see a full list of our downstream disciplines, please click here.