Introducing RigUp Trailblazer, Ross Setchell

At RigUp, we live for the opportunity to get to know our customers, and witness firsthand how our solutions empower the people who power our world™. That's why we're excited to shine a spotlight on RigUp Trailblazers, customers who are helping us pave the way for a brighter tomorrow in the energy industry and beyond. Meet Ross Setchell, the first of many RigUp Trailblazers we’re excited to introduce you to this year. We recently had…

Contractor Spotlight: Brannon Wood

May 30, 1991. A high school student made a routine delivery run for a machine shop in Laredo, TX. The delivery took him to a nearby oil rig – the same type of rig his father and grandfather had both worked on for years. To Brannon’s surprise, this would be the day he followed in their footsteps. In desperate need of an extra set of hands, the rig’s crew recruited him to pitch in. It would…

7 tips to building a powerful energy resume

Consulting in the energy industry is a constant hustle. Hard shifts and long hitches leave little time to book the next job, meaning you spend your off hitch days finding new opportunities. You don't have time to waste on applying for work using a subpar resume. It’s vital that your resume communicates the most important information about your experience and certifications during even the most casual skimming – not to mention, you have to make…

How to Break into the Energy Industry

The best way to find get your foot in the door of an exciting and growing industry. At first glance, finding information or listings for entry-level jobs in the energy industry is a daunting task. Most of the job posting you find will require at least five years of experience and there just isn’t information on how to break into the industry. The main reason for this is that the big energy companies, especially in…

RigUp Raises $300 Million in Series D Funding Led by a16z

The energy industry’s fastest growing tech startup has raised more than $450 million to date. (more…)

Looking for energy work? RigUp has you covered.

RigUp exists to empower the people who power the world. One of the ways we do this is through our platform – the largest workforce marketplace in the North American energy industry. And the key to tapping into the power of that marketplace is your profile.Whether your a long-time oilfield veteran or just wrapping up your first year as a roustabout, optimizing your RigUp profile is the best way to position yourself to operators and…

RigUp Families: Father-daughter team trim overhead with RigUp

When running an oil & gas consulting business, there's no shortage of things to manage. Between the job itself, the paperwork, and taxes, it's no wonder why oil & gas professionals often enlist family members to help their consulting businesses. We've spoken to wives, daughters, and other family members about how RigUp has changed the way their businesses work for the better.Meet Bobby, an oil & gas consultant with 40 years of experience in drilling,…

Tips for Pipeline Workers

Did you know the United States has the largest network of energy pipelines in the world? That's 2.4 million miles of pipe! Stay at the top of your game as a pipeline worker by checking out the tips below. 1. Staying Fit Pipeline work can be physically demanding and requires a certain level of endurance and stamina. Pipeliners can often find themselves in awkward positions doing physically repetitive tasks for long periods of time. On…

5 Fun Facts About the Permian Basin

  The Permian Basin is not only rich with petroleum and natural gas deposits; it’s rich in history, too. Here are five facts about the Permian Basin you might not know.  1. The Name  The Permian Basin gets its name from the Permian geologic period which began 299 million to 251 million years ago. This time period is best known for its dramatic ending, when an asteroid struck Earth and wiped out the dinosaurs! Over…

Tax Tips for Contractors

  It’s tax season! RigUp is here to help. Thanks to online marketplaces like RigUp, it’s easier than ever for people to work for themselves as 1099 independent contractors,  especially in industries like oil & gas. With the great freedom of contract work, however, comes the great responsibility of 1099 taxes. We recommend speaking to a tax professional when preparing your taxes to make sure you’re getting as much of your hard earned money back as…

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