211111 Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction

This U.S. industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in the following:

  1. the exploration, development, and/or the production of petroleum or natural gas from wells in which the hydrocarbons will initially flow or can be produced using normal pumping techniques or
  2. the production of crude petroleum from surface shales or tar sands or from reservoirs in which the hydrocarbons are semisolids.

Establishments in this industry operate oil and gas wells on their own account or for others on a contract or fee basis.