In episode 8, anchor Brock Yordy gets into the important topics of plugging orphan oil & gas wells and recruiting new hires, and then interviews driller Robert Coon.
Coon retired from the company that bears his family name and says he sees a big drop in the number of people who are willing to work in drilling.
“Owners need to start breeding more drillers, I guess,” Coon says.
This episode covers:
- Federal funding for plugging orphan oil & gas wells
- 2022 Rio Grande water supply
- Historic low levels in Lake Powell, Lake Mead
- Repetitive stress injuries in drilling and construction work
- Physical conditioning for drilling and construction workers
- Advice on staying safe over a drilling career
- Inspiring a younger generation to work in drilling and construction
- The aging construction and drilling workforce
- A “living wage” for drilling and construction
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