We've all been guilty of it at one time or another. You want to spice up the content on your Bizzuka site by adding a photograph, so you click the "Add Image" button, attach the photo and click "Insert." Sounds simple enough, but if this is your typical routine, you're missing out on one of the most underused and yet most important image properties you can set.
Over the past 14 years, Bizzuka has developed websites for many oil & gas industry companies and allied organizations. It’s they who have helped us become Louisiana’s largest web design company.
In the spirit of giving back, we gathered a list of ten of the industry’s leading websites that every oil & gas professional should be familiar with and use.
While we’re certain these sites pass muster, if there are others you would like to recommend, please do so in the comments,
DrillingInfo’s mission is to enable better, faster oil & gas decisions. Founded in 1999, it is a leader in oil & gas exploration information services.
In 2008, the company expanded into the global arena by starting Drillinginfo International. In 2009, Drillinginfo expanded its North American operations with the acquisition of HPDI (now DI Desktop), a nationwide production data provider, making it one of the largest oil & gas databases in the world.
2. Oil & Gas Journal (OGJ)
First published in 1902, the Oil & Gas Journal is the world’s most widely read petroleum industry publication. Considered the “industry magazine,” it features articles on all aspects of the oil & gas value chain.
OGJ is designed to meet the needs of engineers, oil management and executives throughout the oil & gas industry.
Rigzone provides industry professionals with news and information, careers, company directory, offshore rig data, equipment marketplace, and more.
Since 1999, the site has developed a membership numbering more than 1.8 million. According to Rigzone, its pre-screened candidate database of 1.2 million CVs is the largest in the world.
4. American Petroleum Institute (API)
The American Petroleum Institute is primary trade association of the U. S. oil and natural gas industry. API represents over 600 members involved in all aspects of petroleum including a cross section of petroleum and allied industries in exploration, production, transportation, refining and marketing.
Like Rigzone, Oil and Gas People claims to be the oil & gas industry’s leading job site. Nearly 6,000 companies use the site to find candidates, and it is the only site that allows recruiters to post jobs, preview applicants and search a live candidate database for free.
A government agency, the U.S. Energy Information Administration collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.
EIA provides an extensive range of information and data products covering energy production, stocks, demand, imports, exports, and prices; and prepares analyses and special reports on topics of current interest.
Begun in 1929 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., the Independent Petroleum Association of America is a trade association that represents thousands of independent oil and natural gas producers across the United States.
The organization serves as a “voice for the exploration and production segment of the industry, and advocates its members’ views before the U.S. Congress, the Administration and federal agencies.”
IPAA provides economic and statistical information about the domestic exploration and production industry. IPAA also develops investment symposia and other opportunities for its members.
Platts is a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals, metals and agriculture information, and a premier source of benchmark price assessments for those commodity markets.
The company has expanded from strictly focusing on petroleum to cover petrochemicals, metals, shipping and other energy-related commodities such as natural gas, electric power, coal, LNG, nuclear and biofuels.
Platts produces the Oilgram Price Report, which is a daily report that covers market changes, market fundamentals and factors driving prices.
9. Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition (LAGCOE)
Held biannually in Lafayette, LAGCOE has grown to be one of the largest oil & gas industry expositions in the United States. In 2013, LAGCOE hosted 416 exhibiting companies from around the world, and more than 17,000 attendees from 43 countries and 47 states.