Black Gold

Black Gold
From the creator of Ice Road Truckers and Deadliest Catch comes a one-of-a-kind series about Texas oil men who gamble everything for a chance to strike it rich. Wildcatters risk their life savings and roughnecks risk their lives. Black Gold takes you inside the action as the race for oil heats up.

Genre: Documentary, Reality

  • Watch Black Gold Season 5

    • Episode 6

      6. End of the Line

      aired: Tue, Jan 22, 2013

      Brandon has a run in with the law far from home, and when his buddy Cheston breaks a promise to bust him out of jail, there is hell to pay on the home front.?

    • Episode 5

      5. Double Cross

      aired: Tue, Jan 15, 2013

      A deadly gas build up threatens the crew, and it's up to Brandon to soar high above the rig to try and relieve the pressure.

    • Episode 4

      4. Drilling Lessons

      aired: Tue, Jan 8, 2013

      Cheston walks a fine line between loyalty and self preservation when Brandon lets him down yet again, and he must seek out the help of a rival driller - behind his best friend's back.

    • Episode 3

      3. Growing Pains

      aired: Tue, Jan 1, 2013

      Brandon keeps his promise to Cheston and gives him a drilling lesson, but after losing time with a twist off, things don't play out as planned and Cheston risks their friendship by talking to a rival driller in the hopes of coming out on top.?

    • Episode 2

      2. Home Sweet Homeless

      aired: Tue, Dec 25, 2012

      Brandon's always been an elusive dude, but when he doesn't show up to work, something has to be wrong - very wrong.

  • Watch Black Gold Season 4

    • Episode 8

      Season 4 Episode 8

      aired: Tue, Jan 17, 2012

      Rig 28 feels the heat as a rival driller pays Oscar and his crew a visit.

    • Episode 4

      4. Cheston on the Chopping Block

      aired: Tue, Dec 20, 2011

      Cheston guns for a promotion only to find himself fighting for his job.

    • Episode 3

      Season 4, Episode 3

      aired: Tue, Dec 13, 2011

      The long arm of the law catches up with Brandon Watson, and the Big Dog driller could face hard time.

  • Watch Black Gold Season 2

    • Episode 8

      Season 2, Episode 8

      aired: Tue, Oct 6, 2009

      With three days left to finish the final hole, all hell breaks loose. The rig breaks down, a drug test rattles the crew, and a veteran roughneck takes a pipe spinner to the head. Can the team hit total depth before Big Dog 28 gets shut down for good?

    • Episode 7


      aired: Tue, Sep 29, 2009

      Fired from the rig, Gerald tries his hand at stripping airplanes, while Tank and Cheston switch shifts in an attempt to improve their standing with the drillers.

    • Episode 6

      Season 2 Episode 6

      aired: Tue, Sep 22, 2009

      Driller Pee-Wee has a problem with the tool pusher, and the crew is worried and angered when Gerald's hard drinking ways put his job and the safety of his colleagues at serious risk.

    • Episode 5


      aired: Tue, Sep 15, 2009

      Tool pusher Freddie plays a mean trick on superstitious driller Ron, while the crew of Big Dog 28, a week behind on their third hole, struggles to catch up.

    • Episode 4

      Season 2, Episode 4

      aired: Wed, Sep 9, 2009

      Cheston pushes Pee Wee to his breaking point, irritating even Gerald the veteran; Ron's evening crew loses a roughneck to another company and is forced to break in a new man who calls himself "Tank," and the team is faced with "The Hole from Hell."

    • Episode 3

      Season 2 Episode 3

      aired: Tue, Sep 1, 2009

      The crews of Big Dog 28 race to finish the second of four wells in 50 days, Oscar the driller threatens Tool Pusher Freddy with quitting his job, and Gerald takes advantage after Cheston makes a mistake that threatens everyone’s lives on the rig.

    • Episode 2

      Season 2 Episode 2

      aired: Tue, Aug 25, 2009

      Veteran Gerald makes a rookie error that could cost everyone their jobs; Pee Wee is pulling out all the stops to get Cheston to quit, and the entire night crew gets very testy after a huge mistake by Brandon brings drilling to a screeching halt.

    • Episode 1


      aired: Tue, Aug 18, 2009

      Oilfield veteran Gerald attempts to show rookie Cheston the ropes; Ron, the driller on the night shift is forced to deal with the flaring tempers of his crew, and when a new guy shows up late, hotheaded Brandon challenges him to a throwdown.

  • Watch Black Gold Season 1

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