It’s becoming increasingly popular for those in the oil and gas sector to become contractors, rather than remain in the permanent employment of one company. Why is this? Here are some of the main benefits:


  • Freedom and flexibility. Do the jobs you want to do. Take time off when you want.
  • Higher hourly wage. Earn more than the permanent oil and gas pros.
  • A spectrum of experience. Working for more companies and on more projects means you’ll pick up more knowledge and skills.


If you’re thinking of becoming an oil and gas contractor, you must first decide whether to work through an umbrella company or your own limited company. This often hinges on where you plan to work. If a limited company is the way forward for you, you’ll still need to ensure you can continue working in this way before accepting a contract. The key factors will be:

  • Contract length
  • Country of work


If you need advice and help setting up as an oil and gas contractor – or if you’ve recently set up as one and want to know what to do next – Accounts Direct is here for you. We provide accountancy advice and help for all contractors within the profession. This includes oil and gas engineers, drillers, drill engineers, drilling consultants, pipeline engineers, subsea engineers, rig electrical and safety technicians.

We’re committed to delivering an outstanding accountancy service to all our clients. We have helped over 2,000 to date. All have benefitted from:

  • A personal accountant
  • Face-to-face meetings
  • Highly-competitive fees
  • Money back guarantee
  • Expert advice at every turn

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