The Oil & Gas industry has been targeted by the online Financial Community MeettheBoss, as the company launched a secure forum for discourse among fellow company executives keen to share concerns over the economic crisis.

Originally focused on the financial services sector, MeettheBoss has launched a new section dedicated to the Oil and Gas industry. This secure platform for finance executives allowed them to communicate openly, free from vendors and the media. Over 40,000 members currently network on the site.

The company has now created the same tool, focusing on the oil and gas executives, and already the new section has over 8,000 members from companies such as BP, OMV and Shell.

Executives are thought to be using tools on the site such as IMS, SMS and free video conferencing to connect with their peers to discuss the major issues.