Editor Jeremy Verdusco recently wrote about the negative reputation drilling has with the public, particularly environmentalists. What can the industry do to improve public perceptions of it being a “dirty” technology?
Recently, readers told us in a poll that it’s tough to find job candidates who even want to work in drilling trades. What’s the most common reason you hear from people who don’t want to work in the drilling trades?
Recently, editor Jeremy Verdusco wrote on the National Driller blog about the value of diverse revenue streams for drilling contractors. How many different revenue streams does your drilling company have?
For the You Know the Drill feature in April’s National Driller, we spoke with a woman who turned a short-term job in the drilling industry into a more than 20-year career. How did you get into drilling?
For November’s National Driller cover story, we spoke with Chuck Valenta at Terracon all about safety and how to talk to your crews about this important issue. Have you ever suffered an injury on a jobsite?
For October’s National Driller eNewsletter, associate editor Valerie King writes about getting the most out of training events — whether you’re attending them or putting them on. How often do you attend training events?
For September’s National Driller, columnist Brock Yordy profiled Shawver Well Drilling Inc., a company that shifted to an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) to help the owner retire. Do you have retirement plans?
A reader responding to a couple stories in our January issue insists that, as an industry magazine, we should use the spelling “fracing,” not “fracking.” I explain our reasoning here, but what do you think?
June’s issue of National Driller feature a story and a column about how to protect yourself from the heat and sun of summer work. As a drilling contractor, what precautions do you take in the summer heat?
In his debut blog post for National Driller, Ron Kubitz of foundations contractor Brayman Construction discusses some of the reasons new businesses fail. If you’re a contractor, how long has your company been in business?
A recent story here talked about a newly found aquifer in Kenya, but also about the lack of skills among drillers there. It got us wondering, do you have experience sharing knowledge abroad, through a charity or otherwise?
We recently published an open letter from a drilling contractor to President Obama on his energy policy. Matthew Winfield took issue with the president saying “we can’t drill our way out” to energy independence and a healthy climate. What do you think?