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Description for 1311: Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas

Division B: Mining | Major Group 13: Oil And Gas Extraction

Industry Group 131: Crude Petroleum And Natural Gas


1311 Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas
Establishments primarily engaged in operating oil and gas field properties. Such activities may include exploration for crude petroleum and natural gas; drilling, completing, and equipping wells; operation of separators, emulsion breakers, desilting equipment, and field gathering lines for crude petroleum; and all other activities in the preparation of oil and gas up to the point of shipment from the producing property. This industry includes the production of oil through the mining and extraction of oil from oil shale and oil sands and the production of gas and hydrocarbon liquids through gasification, liquid faction, and pyrolysis of coal at the mine site. Also included are establishments which have complete responsibility for operating oil and gas wells for others on a contract or fee basis. Establishments primarily engaged in performing oil field services for operators on a contract or fee basis are classified in Industry Group 138.
  • Coal gasification at the mine site
  • Coal liquefaction at the mine site
  • Coal pyrolysis at the mine site
  • Crude oil production
  • Crude petroleum production
  • Kerogen processing
  • Natural gas production
  • Oil sand mining
  • Oil shale mining
  • Tar sands mining


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