Oil-drilling rigs and gas-drilling rigs are similar in that they both include equipment to create holes in the ground to access deposits of naturally occurring substances; they mainly differ in their extraction tools. An... More »

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Horizontal drilling is a method of creating wells for water, oil or natural gas by altering the usual vertical angle of the well. By drilling sideways, the well can increase the "pay zone," thus increasing the amount of ... More »

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Websites that specialize in the oil and gas industry, such as Rigzone.com, are a good place to start when on the lookout for oil drilling companies that are hiring. Rigzone is a leading website that feature news, job pos... More »

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Horizontal drilling is a method of creating wells for water, oil or natural gas by altering the usual vertical angle of the well. By drilling sideways, the well can increase the "pay zone," thus increasing the amount of ... More »

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Baker Hughes Direct is an online portal that provides online access for clients, vendors and employees of Baker Hughes, an oilfield services company that offers solutions for oil and gas operators. Baker Hughes Direct en... More »

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Drilling rigs use pumps in several ways, depending on the stage of the drilling process, with the first use of the pump sucking mud up from the drill reservoir until it reaches the oil. When the rig locates oil, the rig ... More »

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To find out where an offshore oil rig is located, use the rig search tool that's available on RigZone.com, as of 2015. Reports of land and offshore oil rig locations are available with a subscription to RigData.com. More »

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