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Description for 1381: Drilling Oil and Gas Wells

Division B: Mining | Major Group 13: Oil And Gas Extraction | Industry Group 138: Oil And Gas Field Services


1381 Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
Establishments primarily engaged in drilling wells for oil or gas field operations for others on a contract or fee basis. This industry includes contractors that specialize in spudding in, drilling in, redrilling, and directional drilling.

  • Directional drilling of oil and gas wells on a contract basis
  • Redrilling oil and gas wells on a contract basis
  • Reworking oil and gas wells on a contract basis
  • Spudding in oil and gas wells on a contract basis
  • Well drilling gas, oil, and water intake: on a contract basis