Shale Boom Workforce Summit
June 7-8, 2012
The shale boom has radically changed the US oil and gas industry workforce. As companies ramp up their shale production, skilled workers are more critically needed than ever. In some areas, production has been hampered or even halted due to a lack of the skilled personnel needed to maximize drilling capability and keep oil and gas moving steadily out of the field. Many oil and gas companies are finding that even in the current economy, it’s tough to find – and keep – the qualified workers they so desperately need to ensure maximum, unimpeded production.
The highly-ramped up pace of drilling and lack of infrastructure in some regions has meant a mad scramble for qualified personnel – and not just the more obvious engineers, geologists, and drilling and completions specialists. For example, in Eagle Ford, the need for drivers with commercial licenses who are certified to transport hazardous materials is particularly dire.
Further complicating the situation is the fact that there is a lack of a “pipeline” to replace skilled professionals nearing retirement, as well as a general depletion of workers with the specialized skill sets oil and gas companies need. Smaller oil and gas companies are facing wage pressures as a result of the shortage. It’s clear that both the ability to conduct long-term planning and to obtain short-term relief are urgently needed on this front.
Those companies who know how to create valuable networks to source and obtain potential employees, know how to find workers with the necessary skill sets, and know how to strategically incorporate workforce development into their corporate planning will be the ones who can move forward and maximize their returns from prolific shale plays without impediment.
To ensure your company is one of those companies, attend Infocast’s Shale Boom Workforce Summit. Attend to get up-to-the-minute information you need so you can make the critical workforce decisions necessary to maximize profitability while keeping costs down. Get valuable information on conducting long-range planning, plus immediate strategies and solutions so you can ensure your corporate targets are not missed due to a lack of qualified personnel ready and willing to do the required jobs.
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