RigUp’s 1st ever hackathon

With all the new engineers, we wanted to get to know each other and establish better working relationship...

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…

Source Experienced Oilfield Contractors from Your Mobile Device

It just got easier to find the best talent for the oilfield - from the oilfield. Introducing Mobile Sourcing for OFS and E&P companies. RigUp understands that life in the energy business moves fast. OFS and E&P companies need to be able to quickly source the labor they need to get the job done - and they have to be able to trust that they’re making the best decisions possible while mitigating risk with the talent they hire. RigUp…

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…

RigUp Raises $60 Million in Series C Funding Led by Founders Fund

RigUp, the energy industry’s fastest growing tech startup, has raised $90 million+ to date. Austin, Texas, January 29, 2019 -- RigUp, the energy industry’s predominant marketplace for on-demand services and labor, has raised a $60 million Series C round led by Founders Fund. Existing investors including Quantum Energy Partners, Global Reserve Group, and Bedrock Capital also participated in the round. “We’re preparing to rapidly expand our products and services in response to a fast-growing customer…

RigUp Highlights of 2018

We started RigUp over four years ago to build the premier marketplace for oilfield services. Our product began as a mobile app for the field and has grown into the leading on-demand marketplace for the energy industry. Today, our growing team has enabled RigUp to double down on our mission of empowering the people who power the world.We connect E&P companies and service providers through technology–helping the energy industry get to work faster and more effectively. We're grateful for the support of over…

Source Contractors with Screening Questions

At RigUp, we put our people first with every product we deliver. We’re excited to start the new year by giving our service providers and companies the option to create unique screening questions when posting jobs on RigUp. The RigUp contractor base is filled with thousands of hard-working contractors looking for work, which can make it hard to find the right person for the job. Our goal with screening questions is to enable hiring managers to easily filter through contractor applications and…

5 Places to Relax in the Permian Basin

Whether you’re out in West Texas on a drilling rig, frac site, workover operation, production facility, or pipeline project, you’ll certainly need to take advantage of your days off. To save you time searching, we’ve collected a list of places you should visit near the Permian Basin when you’re ready to unwind from your jobs on RigUp. Monahans Sandhills State Park Take a minute to wander through the sandy wonderland that is Monahans Sandhills State Park. You could drive…

Things You Should Know About Being an Oil & Gas Landman

Professional Landmen working in oil & gas play an integral part in the oilfield business. There are many tasks that a Professional Landmen do on a day-to-day basis. Here are a few things you should know about being a Landman: Prepare for paperwork.Negotiating is a necessity.Become familiar with libraries, courthouses, and public record databases.Opportunities are out there to help you learn, grow, and progress in your career. 1. Prepare for paperwork. A Landman deals extensively with contracts, records, titles, leases,…

What’s In My Truck? The Essentials for an Independent Contractor in the Field

In the oil and gas industry, almost all professionals working on a rig or wellsite are expected to drive a truck (or similar vehicle)—usually due to poor lease road conditions. Now, a field professional with their long shifts and remote locations would be lost without a well-packed truck. When headed on location for a hitch, an independent oil and gas contractor must carry the following four necessities: Fire-resistant clothing and steel-toed boots Groceries and cleaning supplies Office…

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