NAICS 3 Digit Subsector Code 211

Subsector 211

NAICS Subsector Code 211 – Oil and Gas Extraction

Definition of NAICS 3 Digit Subsector Code 211: Industries in the Oil and Gas Extraction subsector operate and/or develop oil and gas field properties. Such activities may include exploration for crude petroleum and natural gas; drilling, completing, and equipping wells; operating separators, emulsion breakers, desilting equipment, and field gathering lines for crude petroleum and natural gas; and all other activities in the preparation of oil and gas up to the point of shipment from the producing property. This subsector includes the production of crude petroleum, the mining and extraction of oil from oil shale and oil sands, and the production of natural gas, sulfur recovery from natural gas, and recovery of hydrocarbon liquids.

Establishments in this subsector include those that operate oil and gas wells on their own account or for others on a contract or fee basis. Establishments primarily engaged in providing support services, on a fee or contract basis, required for the drilling or operation of oil and gas wells (except geophysical surveying and mapping, mine site preparation, and construction of oil/gas pipelines) are classified in Subsector 213, Support Activities for Mining.

Three Digit Subsector Breakdown for the North American Industry Classification System

NAICS codes are broken down by digit. The broadest description starts with the 2 digit sector codes. The 3 digit subsector codes are more specific, then the 4 digit industry group, 5 digit industry, and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code. If NAICS Subsector 211 does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

  • Sector 21: Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
    • Subsector 211: Oil and Gas Extraction
      • Industry Group 2111: Oil and Gas Extraction
        • Industry 21111: Oil and Gas Extraction
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 211111: Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 211112: Natural Gas Liquid Extraction

Other helpful NAICS Downloads

View the download page for the material below.

NAICS 3 Digit Subsector Code 211