What 126 managers think

Oil and gas managers in a recent survey expect more mergers and another year of budgetary focus outside the US.They also see a lack of high-quality prospects in the US and a shortage of qualified workers as constraints on upstream activity.Oil & Gas Journal conducted the electronic survey of 126 professionals for the KPMG Global Energy Conference May 25-26 in Houston.The survey, not a valid sample of the whole industry, targeted decision-makers. Most of the respondents work for large companies in technical and managerial jobs.Fifty-two of the respondents work for integrated companies, 24 for large independents, and 15 for medium-size or small independents. One respondent works for a servi...

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