It’s no secret that one of the biggest issues facing the future of energy is the ability to cultivate the next generation of brainpower and leadership. With STEM education becoming more popular, oil and gas will be competing for the best and brightest of future generations with several other industries.
At the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston last week, students from several high schools competed for scholarships in the Energy Challenge. Jessica Morales was on hand for the awards ceremony and talked with several of the students about their projects. She also caught up with industry leaders to discuss the challenge of cultivating the next generation of oil and gas professionals.
Encino Energy COO Ray Walker, who retired from Range Resources last year, discusses what makes the Utica Shale company’s outlook so positive.
Jeff Fisher, CEO of Utica-focused Ascent Resources, says it’s been important for oil and gas producers to change the way they operate.
Rusty Hutson, Diversified Gas & Oil Co-founder & CEO, says the Appalachia company pays attention to its wells while empowering employees.