Houston is the U.S. energy headquarters and a world center for virtually every segment of the oil and gas industry including exploration, production, transmission, marketing, supply and technology. If you’re a Houstonian seeking work that will make a meaningful impact on your city, there’s no better industry than oil and gas. As the energy capital of the world, Houston is a major producer; as a “driving city” where the main mode of transportation is by car, Houston is also a major consumer. The oil and gas industry affects nearly every Houstonian every day. Beyond Houston, oil and natural gas supply more than 60% of our nation’s energy — fueling American cars, heating our homes, cooking our food, and helping to generate the electricity that powers our daily lives.
There are many types of work to be done and roles to be filled; some are more physical, and others are more technical in nature. But every aspect of the work is important; no question. If environmental concerns deter you from working in oil and gas, a lesser known aspect of the industry is its increasing focus on innovation and sustainability. As a lucrative industry on which Houston’s (now diverse) economy was founded, the oil and gas sector carries an important legacy. However, despite its deep roots, Houston’s oil and gas sector is not stuck in its old ways. Driven into the future by a young and innovative workforce, the industry is constantly evolving. By working in the oil and gas sector, you could both fuel Houston’s economy and help steer our city in the right direction.
A career in the Oil & Gas industry might be right for you if…
- You are a quick learner and take initiative.
- You are flexible and have a strong work ethic.
- You have great communication skills and function well as part of a team.
- You have strong technical and computer skills.