Starting Oilfield Business

If you want to start an oilfield business, the ideal structure is corporation. This will allow you have access to a larger capital. Finding the oilfield is the hardest and will entail intensive research, studies, and evaluation.

Invest on a surefire location and comply with the legal requirements of the business.

Many big time companies were able to generate wealth through oil businesses. If you have the same passion, you might want to consider starting an oilfield business. Today, oil prices are skyrocketing and the petroleum products are the most expensive. Having your own oilfield business can put you at an advantage. With this type of business, you must know the environmental implications to prevent any problems. You should also look into the competition in the market before you proceed with startup. You can guarantee success if you’re located in any of these countries – Canada, France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Nigeria, Norway, and USA.

How to Start Your Own Oilfield Company?

In this type of business, you should know what an oilfield is. To succeed in this type of business, you must be able to spot your very own oilfield. Under the ground, you will find rock areas that contain gas or oil. The field is usually around 10 to 20 km wide. This is the hardest part when starting this business but once you find an ideal location, you can proceed with startup. It would be best if you work in any of the relevant fields to gain some experience. With knowledge and experience, you will be able to succeed.

This is a big business and its best if you incorporate. You will need a hefty sum for the capital alone and there is still the possibility that you won’t find any oil in a particular field. With a capital intensive business, you must conduct a thorough study of the area and create a feasibility study. You shouldn’t start with the drilling tasks unless you’re very sure that there is a deposit of underneath; otherwise, you can lose a lot of money. In this business, you will also need a lot of equipment like trailers, trucks, generator sets, etc. You will also need an office where you can conduct all operations of the business.

There are many requirements that you need to comply. Oftentimes, a business license is not enough. You will need to secure special permits and licenses from the state or country where you live in. You have to check with Minerals Management Services (MMS) because this is the agency that handles natural gas or oil. A drilling permit is needed and should come from the said agency. You will also need to secure an Employer Identification Number, business license, and other permits. When you have addressed these things, you can now hire employees and train them. In due time, you can open your oilfield to the whole world.


  • NIZAR SHAM said on May 31, 2012
    Dear Sir/Madam, Please guide me to open a OIL & GAS industry oriented trading in eastern province of saudi arabia. Also tell me the prime locations. Best Regards. Nizar Sham
  • Benda baya said on August 26, 2012
    Dear Nizam, I'm also interested in opening oil company. In the middle east if you are interested we can partnership, so as to expand the business. Can contact me on
  • Wyatt Dickeycrick said on April 10, 2013
    I started a business in this field but I got really annoyed the driller who kept shitting in my office and masturbating the nearby horses.... I shut down shop and opened a natural foods store.
  • Antonio Gonzalez said on August 31, 2013
    Laredo, Texas/ Webb County surrounding counties, I plan to open a business. Providing service to recover crude oil from flowback, Produced water & to recycle water for frac reuse. What type of permits do I need? All permits.
  • junior lujan said on June 17, 2014
    I want to start a business here in Andrews TX 79714 business here is taking off and I know starting a business here will take off!
  • Dylan said on December 1, 2014
    I want to start a business that builds the pad that the rig sits on, which means moving the dirt to level the ground and then compacting it. Then to bring gravel and even it out. Is there anyone that knows what permits or how to get into doing this? Email me at
  • Glen Bradley said on June 3, 2015
    I'm looking to start a flowback and well testing company I'm needing to know what insurances i need and possibly what other permits and/or requirements are needed to be met before continuing on with my business i will be operating in the eagle ford shale when i first start up. thank you


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