Energy issues ///

In late August, one of my nephews enrolled in the engineering school of a well-known Texas university. He is considering a degree in petroleum engineering. Being the only member of the extended family actively engaged in the oil and gas industry, I was asked to advise my nephew on the merits, and the difficulties, of pursuing a career in the industry. The merits were not too difficult. But, I had to do a lot of thinking about the difficulties because, in terms of technological and operational issues, today’s industry is definitely not the one I grew up in.

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