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Gas and Oil Industry News

Thursday, October 28th, 2010
Gas and Oil Industry

Staying on Top of the Gas and Oil Industry News is a great source to find gas and oil industry news, events, stickers and other merchandise, and educational information. We are a website that is dedicated to promoting the gas and oil industry and its workers. We aim to unite workers and better the entire industry. Check out the many different features we offer on our website. sifts through gas and oil industry news to find the important news that affects the oil industry and oil field workers.  You can find news on gas and oil exploration, production, or industry news. You will no longer have to wade through lots of news or search out what you are looking for from many different websites because has it all for you in one place. We also have a calendar of current industry events such as golf tournaments and meetings so you will be able to stay informed of happenings in your area.

We offer many different gas and oil industry products for purchase. Visit the “Shop” section of the website to find funny bumper stickers, t-shirts, mugs, clocks, aprons, mouse pads, and pillows. These products are one of the perfect ways to show your oil industry pride. For example, by displaying one of our oil stickers you are showing your support of the industry and of All of our products make great gifts. Our stickers are made of high-quality vinyl that won’t fade or bleed in the sun.

Our “Company Man 101” section offers educational material for anyone currently in the oil industry or those who wish to join. Check it out if you want to find information about things like drilling bits, formulas, casing information, technical facts, calculations and so much more. All the information in this section is downloadable, free, and printable so you can take it with you on the job. We know that knowledge is a key way to get ahead in the drilling industry. If everyone who wanted to improve studied a little more, it would have a dramatic effect. We aim to help each oil field worker improve, thus we are helping the entire industry improve.

Oil Field Workers: An Asset To Our Country

Thursday, October 28th, 2010
Oil Field Workers Working

We Support The Oil Field Workers!

Oil field workers are an invaluable asset to this country. Their dedication, knowledge, and hard work literally fuel our great nation. Without great oil field workers, we would be at a great disadvantage. If you are an oil field worker, we are glad you found our website and the different tools and resouces we are offering to better help each worker and in turn help improve the oil industry.

The aim of our website is to promote the oil field industry and its workers. We want to bring workers together in the “forum” section of the site. Here member can discuss any number of things, such as the state of the oil industry, the current economy, jobs they know of or need, and all sorts of other topics. If you have a question, just ask. We are all here for each other and the improvement of the industry.

Oil field workers will also appreciate our “shop” section. Here you can look at funny bumper stickers, t-shirts, mugs, clocks, aprons, and pillows. Each of these products showcases your oil field pride and helps others to know of your dedication to the industry. Our products are high quality and made with the oil field worker in mind. Some of our products are also customizable, so go check it out!

Another way we work to promote the oil field industry is by featuring our “Company Man 101” section. Think of this section as a lot of educational tools that you may use to improve your knowledge and increase your opportunities. This section is fully downloadable, printable and free so you can take this information with you to the rig floor. We have charts, drilling information, casing information and so much more to help you out. Sometimes people wonder what they can do to become a better directional driller and the answer our founder Jay Colquitt always gives is to study. Now we provide the tools for anyone to do that and help everyone who desires to the chance to get ahead.

If you are in the oil field industry, it’s important that you stay connected to others in the industry. It’s also important that you can access the latest news and educational information. Our website provides all of those things and so much more. We also have a “stories” section and a “gallery” for your enjoyment. Check us out today and find out what you’ve been missing.

Stay Informed on Oil Industry News

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Oil Industry NewsIf you are involved in the oil industry, then you need to stay current on oil industry news. The oil and gas industry is constantly changing and there is always news about many different aspects of the industry. is a great place to go to get the most important news that pertains to the oil field workers and their families. Our site wades through all the news information and posts what is the most important information to you. Thus, you save time and have one place to come for all your oil industry news. aims to promote the oil industry and its workers. Jay Colquitt is the founder of He is an industry veteran with more than four decades of experience working in the oil industry. He understands the oil industry and knows firsthand how important oil industry news is to the people who work in oil fields. In addition to general oil industry news, our site offers information like worldwide rig counts, job openings, gas and oil prices, and announcements of current industry events.

Colquitt has added a “Company Man 101” section to this site. This section includes loads of great information and educational materials for the oil field worker. All the information is downloadable and easily printed so you can take it with you and have it when you are ready to use the information. There are many equations for applications needed on the rig. This section also includes drill bit information, directional drilling information, and report forms. We have added this section to benefit you and the oil industry. When you improve your knowledge, you improve the oil industry, and that is a goal we want to achieve. Sometimes people have asked Colquitt what they can do to be a better directional driller. He responds by saying that studying and learning with tools like those found in “Company Man 101” will greatly improve anyone’s abilities at being a directional driller. You owe it to yourself and the great industry you work in to be the best at what you do. It’s easy with tools found on our website. There are also forums available on the site to ask questions and to connect with those in the oil field. We’ll all do a little bit better to help our fellow oil workers whenever possible.

Drilling Consultant Jobs

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Drilling Consultant Jobs If you are searching for drilling consultant jobs, then check out This site is an excellent one for oil and gas industry workers of all kinds for many reasons.

The oil and gas industry is constantly in flux. It’s important for those connected to the industry to stay informed of the latest happenings. is a great source for the latest industry news. They wade through all the information sources and present the most important things through this site. If you are an oil industry worker you have probably wondered or needed to know things like worldwide rig counts, current oil and gas prices, when certain oil industry events would happen, and of course when drilling consultant jobs or other jobs become available. You can find all these things on

The oil industry is being challenge by the government. Because of this and other reasons, it is important for oil field workers to stay connected. provides a great forum where members may post concerns or answer others’ questions. It is also a place to share frustrations and plans of actions to better the industry. Anyone is welcome to contribute and lively conversation is welcome.

One of the benefits to is the educational feature found in the “Company Man 101” section. This part of the site is full of information for the oil field worker. From drill bit information to valuable equation information that is used on drilling rigs, this site is important for every oil field worker. According to Jay Colquitt, founder of and industry veteran, studying and learning is one of the best ways to improve you as an oil and gas industry worker. Many people have asked him how one can become a directional driller or improve their skills, and he always tells them to study up and this will improve their skills and make them a more valuable asset to the industry. It truly makes a difference and is easy to do since all the necessary reference material can be found on this site.

Drilling consultant jobs as well as lots of other information is just a click away at Check it out today!

Keeping Up with Oil and gas industry news

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Oil and gas industry newsThe oil and gas industry is constantly changing. So, it would stand to reason that oil and gas industry news would be changing as well. If you want or need to keep up with the latest oil and gas industry news, then is the place to look. is a website dedicated to providing news to those for those interested in the oil and gas industry. They also work to promote the oil field industry and help those who work in the oil field. Their website contains up to date information on worldwide oil rig numbers, job openings, oil and gas prices, and announcements of current industry events. If you are looking for some great oil field stickers or apparel, then is also the place to look. contains a lot of educational tools and online reference materials. In the section titled, “Company Man 101” you can find information about working in the oil field. Lots of drilling information can be found here. For example, technical facts, report forms, and drill bit information can all be found on this website. This is a great reference tool for all oil industry personnel. If you need drill bit information or want to know more about hydraulics and pumps, this site is ready to teach you all these things. They include such tools as technical data, necessary formulas, report forms, directional programs, and cementing and casing programs. All information is downloadable and free! Contributions of information to the site are welcome.

In the current economy it is important that oil field workers stick together. Jay Colquitt, industry veteran and founder of, wanted to bring the oil and gas industry together and keep its workers informed of what they can do to stay ahead of the game. The website has a forum where users may post questions or topics they would like to discuss. Oil and gas industry news may also be shared on the forum. With the industry constantly changing, it’s time for oil field workers to stay informed of the latest changes and find what they can do to better themselves and the industry.

The Gulf Drilling Disaster

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

gulf drilling disasterThe recent gulf drilling disaster has brought a lot of scrutiny to the drilling and oil industry. Many people are saying that America should wean itself from the dangers of using oil. However, as a nation we are far from being able to or even wanting to change our oil usage habits. We not only use oil in our cars and trucks but also for plastics, asphalt for roads, and other petro chemicals. The United States already consumes twice the amount of oil as it produces and so limiting deepwater oil drilling will further our dependence on imported oil.

The gulf drilling disaster began in April. On April 20, 2010 there was an explosion and fire on the drilling rig deemed Deepwater Horizon. It was being licensed to BP. The well was 5,000 feet below the surface of the water. It was also 13,000 feet below the seabed. The explosion and subsequent sinking of the rig resulted in eleven workers being killed. The well, now not connected to the rig, opened up and spewed forth gallons and gallons of oil. Efforts to use the well’s blowout preventer failed and oil continued to gush out of the well.

Since the gulf drilling disaster began, many efforts have been made to contain the spill and cap off the well. Oil has washed ashore in each of the states that border the gulf. It has severely impacted the lives of those living and working in the Gulf States. Many of those critical to oil drilling have used this case as the prime example of why the United States should shy away from drilling off our coasts. However, this case should actually be the exception. Many rigs operate safely in shallow and deep waters off our coasts. One reason that people are so critical of the situation is because the blowout preventer did not work properly.

A blowout preventer is a series of valves that can close off the well that is being worked on. Properly closing off a well when the pressure builds reduces the number of blowouts. It’s obvious to many that the gulf drilling disaster could have been prevented with a properly installed and working blowout preventer. Unfortunately, the oil industry now has to pay for one rig’s mistake. The oil industry has had a moratorium placed on oil drilling in the Gulf. Many people have been affected and will continue to be affected by the gulf drilling disaster.

Why Deepwater Drilling Rigs?

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

deepwater drilling rigsDeepwater drilling rigs exist to extract oil and natural gas from beneath the sea floor in deep waters. The drilling rigs come in many different types from permanent to movable. There are many deepwater drilling rigs stationed off the coast of the United States as well as other countries. Recently deepwater drilling rigs have been in the oil and gas industry news due to the Deepwater Horizon platform explosion. The Deepwater Horizon was a semi-submersible rig that was stationed off the Louisiana coast before it experienced an explosion on April 20, 2010 and sank two days later. Immediate attempts to stop the flow of oil from the well through the blowout preventer failed and gallons and gallons of oil reached the Gulf Shore a few months later. The disaster, in conjunction with a subsequent moratorium on oil drilling, caused the loss of many jobs and revenue for the affected states and people.

When operated using guidelines and precautions, deepwater drilling rigs are not usually causes of problems that we have seen recently. Many rigs operate in the same area as the Deepwater Horizon and this is the worst oil spill problem to date. Most of the time problems are controlled by a properly working blowout preventer. The blowout preventer is a series of valves that can close over the well when problems are sensed. This causes the oil to be contained and problems to be reduced. Unfortunately the recent events have shown what happens when oil drilling rigs don’t have adequate blowout preventers among other problems that caused the big catastrophe. Greater caution needs to be used but it is premature to say the United States is finished with its oil dependence.

Oil is not just used to power cars and trucks. It is also used in asphalt, plastics, and petro chemicals. The United States produces about half of the oil that it consumes. Limiting the amount of oil that we allow to be drilled will only increase our dependence on other nations and decrease our freedom. Even if we were closer to finding other sources of energy, we would probably be dependent on other nations for battery components like lithium. Oil is one way that the United States uses its own resources to further its energy needs.

Drilling Moratorium and the Effects

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

drilling moratoriumRecent events in the Gulf of Mexico have caused a drilling moratorium to be placed on all offshore drilling in the area. A drilling moratorium means that all drilling activity has been suspended by the government until further notice. The drilling moratorium has adversely affected drilling companies as well as workers who are no longer allowed to work in offshore drilling rigs as a result of the ban. President Obama has enforced a six-month moratorium on drilling for now. Many are upset with the seemingly arbitrary time frame. They are wondering why things will be different six months from now, why not ensure rigs are safe now and then allow them to continue working.

The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig experienced an explosion on April 20, 2010. Two days later the rig sank. Eleven workers died and many others were seriously injured. The rig was one of 33 offshore deep drilling rigs in the Gulf. It had a blowout preventer that failed. A blowout preventer is a series of valves that closes off the well in the event of a problem. The blowout preventer would have prevented gallons and gallons of oil from spewing out of the well and reaching land. Instead BP has been working tirelessly to correct the problem. This accident doesn’t mean that oil shouldn’t be drilled for or that all rigs are unsafe and an accident waiting to happen. America depends on its supply of oil. Without it we would be more dependent on other countries for oil to run our cars and trucks. We also depend on oil to produce plastics, asphalt, and petro chemicals. Eliminating our oil supply by continuing the current drilling moratorium would be devastating.

Oil is an important industry in our country. Finding a way to make the industry realistically safer is the way to go. Simply diminishing our supply will not solve our oil dependence. While the current drilling moratorium may prevent immediate accidents, it must be balanced with the economic problems of job loss. Unfortunately, the current moratorium has forced several rigs to leave the area. This of course equals job loss and increased economic downturn. So whats your opinion? Send Bob an email and let us know!

Deepwater Drilling Companies in the Media

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

deepwater drilling companiesDeepwater drilling companies exist to harvest the oil off the coasts of the shores of the United States as well as many other countries. These companies use deepwater drilling rigs to find oil and natural gas offshore. Many times the drilling takes place in water thousands of feet deep. This presents some interesting challenges for deepwater drilling companies when they are drilling many miles from the nearest shore.

Deepwater drilling companies have come into the spotlight recently due to the Deepwater Horizon gulf drilling disaster. Deepwater Horizon is a semi-submersible drilling rig that was operated by BP in the Gulf of Mexico. On April 20, 2010 it experienced an explosion. Two days later it sank. Eleven workers were killed and many others were seriously injured. Oil started spewing out of the well. The well was equipped with a blowout preventer that unfortunately failed. A blowout preventer is a series of valves placed over the well that can be closed in the event of an emergency to prevent oil from gushing out of the hole. Normally when something like this occurs, a blowout preventer will stop the flow of oil from causing too many problems. Now BP is faced with cleanup and trying to solve the problem of the continued gushing.

As a result of the accident and spill, a drilling moratorium has been placed on other deepwater drilling companies in the region. This has caused a great impact on the economy because of the lost jobs and revenue. Workers are upset at the moratorium and are suffering in light of its effect. BP has pledged to pay reasonable claims as a result of the spill. Unfortunately the entire oil industry has taken a hit because of the accident. The accident has caused increased scrutiny toward the oil industry and has also exposed the United State’s dependence on oil. However, offshore drilling accounts for more than 30% of the country’s consumption and simply turning off the supply could be further devastating to an already weakened economy. Oil is used for plastics, petro chemicals, asphalt, and of course cars and trucks. Continued moratorium could severely hurt many aspects of citizens’ lives.

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Funny Political Bumper Stickers

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Funny Political Bumper StickersIn addition to our other great oil field products, also offers many different funny political bumper stickers.  Our selection includes great bumper stickers for expressing your feelings while driving down the road.  You could also buy one to stick on your wall.  Many of our funny political bumper stickers poke fun at President Obama and his supporters.  We offer many custom stickers that you will only find on

Each funny political bumper sticker measures ten inches by three inches.  The bumper stickers are printed on 4mil vinyl using water and UV resistant inks.  This means no fading in the sun or ink bleeding in the rain.  They typically cost $5.00.  However, some can be purchased in bulk for a savings.  Buying in bulk means you can share with your friends.  Your toughest choice may be deciding which funny political bumper sticker you should buy.  With our great prices you can definitely pick multiple stickers and have a great time showing off your personality to everyone around.

If you’ve ever wondered how you can tell everyone how you feel about the current political state of the U.S., you’ve found the answer in our funny political bumper stickers.  Examples of our inventory include, “I was anti-Obama before it was cool” and “Stop Government Waste, Abolish Congress.”  Don’t forget to find the one that says, “ObamaCare, An Early Goodbye to Granny.” has a great selection and we hope you find exactly what you are looking for.  Just imagine—you can exhibit your views, frustrations, and individuality through a simple and inexpensive bumper sticker.

Jay Colquitt, founder of, knows it’s important to express yourself and show your support to your political views.  If you’re reading these bumper stickers and find yourself nodding your head in agreement or laughing, you need one of these stickers to call your own!  Buying and displaying one of these funny political bumper stickers is an easy and quick way to unite like minds or even ignite some controversy.  Check out all our options today and add some to your cart to enjoy for many more years to come.