What's new in exploration ///

I start this month with the current rig count, as of March 20: 1,069, down from 1,803 a year earlier. I owned part of a rig in 1982, when the rig count was 4,004. That 4,004th was mine. It was delivered a few days before the collapse. Things have been worse. People, especially men, often define themselves as part of what they do, where they live and what they drive. True explorationists are actually defined by who they are, on the inside, and that determines what they do. Often those folks are the oddballs, only later to be revered. It takes a great deal of management skill to recognize and keep a fundamental explorationist.

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