April Sees Highest Monthly Job Growth in Upstream Oil and Natural Gas Sector in Nearly 11 Years

May 20, 2022 Data released by the Texas Workforce Commission shows 5,200 upstream oil and natural gas jobs were added in April, the highest monthly growth in nearly 11 years. “Despite continued policy setbacks and supply bottleneck challenges, oil and natural gas companies are moving forward to meet demand here at home and abroad,” said…

March 14, 2022 January 2022 jobs up 10% from January 2021 AUSTIN–Last year showed steady recovery for upstream oil and gas employment in Texas and new data from the Texas Workforce Commission confirms that this climb continues. In January 2022, Texas upstream jobs grew by 1,200. Since the low point in employment in September of…

3,000 jobs added in December; employment has grown for past eight months AUSTIN – Data from the Workforce Commission suggests that Texas upstream oil and gas employment continues to climb as upstream employers expanded payrolls by 3,000 jobs in December 2021. At 188,700 upstream jobs, December 2021 jobs are up by 27,800, or 17.3%, from…

July 30, 2018 AUSTIN – Texas oil and natural gas companies added 4,800 upstream jobs* in June, marking the 19th consecutive month of job growth, according to data from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). Texas has recovered 42% of jobs lost between the high point in employment in December 2014 and the low point in…

AUSTIN – For the 14th consecutive month, Texas oil and natural gas companies added upstream jobs* in November 2017, according to data from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). “In less than a year, Texas recovered nearly a third of the jobs lost from peak upstream employment in December 2014, with another 1,600 jobs added in…

Nicole Oakes, a crude supply and trading manager for Chevron’s Latin America team, starts her day connecting with her counterparts all over the world. The energy and variety in a day of energy trading is something Nicole is drawn to. “Not many people can say their day’s work involves constant contact with teams located in…

Jessica joined Chevron as a cyber threat intelligence coordinator where her job was to read and edit reports written by cybersecurity analysts. As she learned more about cybersecurity and got on the job training, her interest in the role of a cyber threat intelligence analyst grew. A big part of her job entails researching and accurately writing…

Will Bentley is a console supervisor for the Chevron Pipe Line control center in Houston, Texas. Will and the control center team manage the pipeline systems to ensure Chevron safely meets its daily commodity transportation commitments and protects assets through diligent surveillance of remotely monitored facilities. “We’re looking after 3,000 miles of pipe carrying about…

Kelsey Prestidge, a drill site manager, oversees personnel on location, logistics and safety for Chevron’s midcontinent business unit. As a drill site manager, she oversees personnel on location, logistics and safety. The personnel aspect entails ordering equipment, the cement product, casing, cleaning supplies, etc. The safety aspect entails working with safety representatives on location to…

University of Texas (UT) student Katie shares her story about the role oil and natural gas play in her life. Katie is a second-year petroleum engineering major, and while she has a STEM focus, the industry could not provide for all Texans without employees of other educational backgrounds, including communications, government or business. At UT, students…

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