On July 17th, 2013, Colorado Energy News reported on a policy briefing from the Harvard Kennedy School (“Will U.S. Become Top Oil Producing Country in World?”) that indicated U.S. shale oil production could potentially increase to five million barrels per day by 2017, further positioning the U.S. as a global leader in oil production.
However, oil and gas (O&G) companies will need to assess their workforce infrastructure to fully capitalize on this growth opportunity. In Colorado alone, the Colorado Department of Labor is forecasting an 89.2 percent increase in employment in the state’s oil & gas extraction industry from 2011 to 2021. Read More at ColoradoEnergyNews.com