Slate has a report listing the 20 large United States companies with the highest turnover rates. Many of them are tech companies (that surprisingly includes Google at #3. A few oil and gas companies are on the list.More at Slate.
Energy companies are currently challenged to find enough skilled workers to fill open positions. Maersk has developed a digital game – “Quest for Oil ” – to stimulate interest in energy careers.
 http://questforoil.com/More at Maersk.
Need a new rock hammer, chisel, field bag, hammer holster, field book, hardness set, hand lens, topo map, gold pan or other geological tool? Check out the Geology.com store.More at .
Slate.com has a short article titled: “What its like to work on an oil rig” by Ryan Carlyle, BSChE Subsea Hydraulics Engineer. He says his experience isn’t typical because he works on the biggest, nicest rigs.More at Slate.com.
An article on the FuelFix.com website explains how an experienced drilling team can provide an enormous advantage in the shale plays. Cutting a few days off the time required to drill a well can be not only a cost savings but also a competitive advant…More at FuelFix.com.
Activity to explore and develop the Utica Shale created an estimated 38,830 jobs in eastern Ohio during 2012. Most of those jobs have gone to workers from other states who have skills that are not available from the Ohio workforce.More at Bucyrus Telegraph Forum.
A new study by IHS estimates that unconventional oil and gas activity in the United States during 2012 supported over 1.7 million jobs and generated about $63 billion in government revenues. Those numbers are expected to grow to 3 million jobs and $11…More at IHS.
Just as the energy industry needs to fill an enormous number of new jobs in the shale plays, the baby boomers start to retire.More at FuelFix.com.
An article at FuelFix.com reports on an IHS Global Insight study that estimates the shale plays in the United States will generate 1.5 million jobs by 2015.More at FuelFix.com.
The Oil On My Shoes website provides an introduction to petroleum geology and information about career opportunities in the oil and gas industry. Check it out.More at Oil On My Shoes.
PricewaterhouseCoopers has released a study titled: “Shale Gas: A renaissance in US manufacturing?”. Here is a quote from the study…
“Lower feedstock and energy costs from shale gas could help US manufacturers [...] employ approximately one million more workers by 2025.”More at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
An article on the PennLive.com website explores the diversity of jobs associated with development of the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania. Sue Mukherjee a directory with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry says: “The fastest 12 growing occupations in Pennsylvania are all directly related to Marcellus Shale.”More at PennLive.com.
An article in Crain’s New York Business titled “Natural-gas drilling is a great divider” explores why natural gas drilling has enormous support and enormous opposition in the state of New York.More at Crain's New York Business.
In many parts of the Marcellus Shale gas play local residents are disappointed to see so many workers from over a thousand miles away getting high-paying jobs while local unemployment rates are very high. Letters similar to this one have been publishe…More at Huntington News.net.
A report from IHS Global Insight forecasts that the production of oil and gas from shale will support 870,000 jobs within the next four years and produce $57 billion in tax revenue by 2035.More at Bloomberg.
With shale gas plays rapidly developing in several parts of the United States a severe shortage of trained workers is a major problem. A Wall Street Journal article reports on several schools that have launched new programs or receive significant fund…More at Wall Street Journal.
An article on the BizJournals.com website summarizes the economic impact of natural gas development in the Barnett Shale of Texas.More at BizJournals.com.
An article in the Wall Street Journal provides estimates of total employment for Marcellus Shale core industries in Pennsylvania and explores the various ways of producing such job estimates.More at Wall Street Journal.