Wanted: A few more good people!

10/02/2000
We should all be happy, right? The rig count is over 1,000. Natural gas is over $5/MMcf. Oil is trading for $35/bbl. The oil and gas companies are reporting record profits. The oil and gas service companies are working at 150% capacity. So what's missing in all of this? People. The simple fact is that there are more people leaving this industry every day than there are coming in. From roustabouts to petroleum engineers to exploration geologists and geophysicists this industry is hurting from 25 years of boom-to-bust cyclical uncertainty. What college sophomore or junior is going to change his or her major to petroleum engineering in hopes that this boom will last? Can this industry gu...
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