Texas employs far more welders than any other state and even during the oil and gas downturn, employers are still actively looking for qualified welders. So why are welders still in demand when energy companies are laying off and how much can an experienced welder make?
According to Houston based oilfield service giant, Baker Hughes, the North American rig count for the week of June 26th saw it first increase since rigs started shutting down last October. The rig count increased to 859 rigs, up 2 from the previous weeks’ count of 857. Most of the increase in activity came from
Mark Twain once said, “History seldom repeats but it often rhymes.” I am using that philosophy to help determine how long the current downturn in the oil and gas industry could last. Everybody has their opinion but no one really knows for sure. The best we can do is look at previous downturns in order to make
Reprinted with permission By DAN MOLINSKI The Wall Street Journal April 14, 2015 7:55 p.m. ET Like many other oil-field workers, Chris Sabulsky spent years working a schedule known as “14 on, 14 off:” two weeks at an oil or gas well somewhere followed by another 14 days at home in East Texas, fishing for