Oil & Gas Support Services

Oil & Gas Support Services

Overview

The 8,500 oil and gas service companies provide a variety of support activities to oil and gas operations on a contract or fee basis. Services support the exploration, drilling, testing, and clean-up operations for on-shore or off-shore oil and gas wells.

Dependence On Petroleum Demand

During periods of slow or negative economic growth, demand for petroleum products falls, resulting in fewer capital projects by the oil and gas industry.

New Environmental Regulations

Adoption of any future federal or state laws limiting use of specific technologies and services, such as hydraulic fracturing, vapor extraction processes (VPX), and cyclic steam stimulation (CSS) could make it more difficult and expensive to obtain petroleum products from unconventional sources.