三个平台分别是Longhorn、 Viking、Big Dog。在这里，工人将面对劳累、危险、永久性损伤，甚至死亡！
Black Gold is a documentary-style reality television series that chronicles three oil drilling rigs in Andrews County, Texas, 60 miles northwest of Odessa. The title "Black Gold" comes from a slang term for oil.
The series follows three rigs—Longhorn, Viking, and Big Dog—that have only 50 days to successfully locate and retrieve the crude oil. The roughnecks, as they are called on the rig, endure exhausting, dangerous work demands and face debilitating injury, permanent disfigurement or even death. Oil rigs Longhorn and Viking are funded by Mike Lamonica while the Big Dog is funded by independent oilmen Autry Stevens, whom both have put up millions of dollars in hopes of finding new deposits of oil. The show also features pipe salesman Michael “Rooster” McConaughey, brother of actor Matthew McConaughey.
The "Black Gold" theme song is sung by country music star Trace Adkins.
"Black Gold" airs Wednesday nights on truTV at 10 PM. It is also shown sometimes as a special presentation on TNT in high definition. It is produced by Thom Beers, creator of "Deadliest Catch" and "Ice Road Truckers."