There’s plenty of talk — including us — around the Marcellus Shale and its current and potential impact on energy prices, jobs and the economy as a whole. But new and expanded oil exploration and extraction is getting started across the country; not just in Marcellus. Some industry experts are going so far as to call it the next “oil renaissance”. [Read more…] about Marcellus Shale Not the Only Play Making an Impact
New shale gas opportunities in the U.S. are no secret. Everywhere we turn, someone is talking about the impact of Marcellus, Bakken and the other big plays.
This week, in the first of three studies, IHS revealed the economic contributions of shale gas in terms of jobs, economic value and government revenues through 2035. The study also showed broader macroeconomic impacts on households and businesses.
The numbers are staggering, and we thought you might find the key findings interesting:
We’ve heard from more and more mining, oil and gas operators about the woes of workforce housing in Canada and the most active U.S. Shale plays: the Bakken in ND, Marcellus in PA and the Eagle Ford in Texas. But workforce housing doesn’t have to be complicated, or even expensive. A variety of housing solutions are available now, from single unit living quarters to large modular camps. Many of these buildings are constructed in a factory, then shipped to your site ready to use.
We recently completed five large dormitories in Labrador City, Newfoundland that allowed Bechtel and Iron-Ore Canada to bring workers onsite. With workers in a controlled environment and well rested, the companies saw improved productivity, better worksite safety and significant savings to their bottom line.
Watch this time-lapse video that shows three of the five buildings in motion. Then, share your thoughts on workforce housing for oil and natural gas.
We’ve seen the energy boom in America create new opportunities, and new needs, at an impressive rate. Energy companies and their suppliers are trying to keep up with demand and codes. We’ve heard from many of them who are looking for immediate ways to keep remote teams safe and productive at the mine, the drill site, the pipeline, the plant…
The need and demand will be met in many different ways. We thought you’d be interested in one such solution, delivered recently for Wellmore Energy. The company needed onsite shower and changing facilities to comply with Mining Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) requirements at its Happy Hollow Mine. Days lost at the mine meant profit lost to the company.