The People of America's Oil and Natural Gas Indusry

Digital Resources

Energy Works: Safety and Quality Assurance on Crude Oil Tankers Janet DeCastro, Quality Assurance Officer for Polar Tankers, works on vessels like the Polar Enterprise that deliver crude oil from Alaska to refineries on the US West Coast and Hawaii. Her job is to assist the tanker's crew in overseeing the safety of the vessel and its environmental compliance. Polar Tankers is a subsidiary of Conoco Phillips.

Researching & Developing Environmentally Friendly Energy Products Bob Morton, Chief Materials Scientist for ConocoPhillips at the Bartlesville Technology Center, works with other scientists and engineers to develop environmentally friendly energy products for the consumer. Employees of the Bartlesville Technology Center research biofuels, alternate fuels, nano technology, petroleum and natural petroleum to meet global future energy needs. For more information, visit http For more information, visit

Energy Works: Fueling Communities Across America Jamie Truett, an Engineer at Marathon Refining Division in Texas City, Texas, manages safety and environmental performance projects and coordinates capital spending at the refinery, which processes nearly 80000 barrels of crude oil each day. Jamie is proud to work in this industry because she provides people with the fuel they need to get to and from work each day and the fuel they need to heat their homes at night. For more information, visit http

Energy Works: Oxy's Long Beach, Calif., Production Facility - Hidden in Plain Sight Frank Komin, President and General Manager of Oxy Long Beach Inc., showcases Occidental Petroleum's THUMS oil and gas production facility, which blends into the local environment while providing good-paying jobs as well as revenue for the City and Port of Long Beach and the state of California. For more information, visit http

Energy Works: Cutting-Edge Technology in the Hunt for Oil & Gas George Laguros, Geophysicist for Marathon Oil Corporation in Houston, Texas, analyzes seismic data to visualize what's going on deep inside the earth and decide where to drill for oil and natural gas. He describes his work in exploration and production, discusses advances in technology and gives an insider's look at the Visionarium where experts analyze seismic data in their hunt for oil and gas. For more information, visit http

Energy Works: Drilling for Natural Gas and Being a Good Neighbor April Mestas coordinates Williams' natural gas drilling operations in Garfield County, Colorado. She works closely with landowners and local business leaders to ensure Williams' operations have a positive impact on the community. For more information, visit http

Drilling for Natural Gas and Protecting the Environment John Suchar is an environmental specialist for Williams' natural gas drilling operations in Parachute, Colorado. He ensures drilling operations leave as little impact as possible on the natural environment. For more information, visit http

Safety as a Priority

Operations Manager of the San Juan Business Unit, John Whitehead, talks about employee safety.

Reclamation Site in San Juan Basin

Construction Superintendent of the San Juan Business Unit, Virgil Chavez, talks about natural gas site reclamation in the San Juan Basin.

Women of oil and natural gas: Lynne

Lynne, a land man in the Gulf of Mexico, talks about her experience in the industry and the importance of access to domestic oil and natural gas.