For anyone hit by our ailing economy, the prospect of earning a six-figure salary in a North Dakota boomtown might seem irresistible. However, jobs in oil and gas often come at a price, and though one’s first inclination is to follow the money, there are other factors to take into account, especially for those with a family. Here are eight questions you’ll ...more
Companies operating in the Marcellus and Utica shales say it's been a challenge to fill openings in engineering, geology, environmental health and other professional fields.
The Marcellus Shale Coalition, a gas drilling-industry trade group, released a workforce survey Wednesday of more than 100 of its members.
The survey indicates that about half of the industry's new hires in 2012 were ...more
Natural gas faces growing competition from coal and renewable energy sources at a time when its potential demand growth is slowing down, an International Energy Agency official said. “The last large contracts for [LNG] were signed in 2014 just before oil prices collapsed. We believe it is still competitive, but there are risks,” said Laszlo Varro, who heads IEA’s gas, ...more
The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that engineering jobs in energy will see 11% growth through 2016. That number is just part of the whopping 58% projected rise in the oil and gas extraction industry, or 1.5 million new jobs through 2012. With figures like that, you’d think that getting a job in the energy industry would be a breeze. ...more
Growth in unconventional oil and natural gas activity is transforming America’s energy future and strengthening its overall economy in terms of jobs, government revenues, and gross domestic product, according to a recent report from IHS.
The report, entitled “America’s New Energy Future: The Unconventional Oil & Gas Revolution & the US Economy, Vol. 3,” extends on the initial analysis to ...more
With more than 90,000 attendees from more than 120 countries, the annual Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston is one of the world’s largest gatherings for the oil and gas industry. The event provides a valuable platform for energy professionals to exchange ideas and see the latest advancements in offshore technology and resources.
Some of the key industry trends and ...more
The oil and gas industry is one of the few bright spots in today's job market, as hiring in this sector is projected to rise by 8% annually through 2020. But even if companies are begging for your skills, you still need to know how to market yourself effectively to land one of these coveted jobs.
By incorporating the strategies ...more