Our columnist urges business owners to ask “What if?” and sketch out plans for sudden health issues, major equipment failures and other calamities. Do you have back-up plans for important aspects of your business?
President Biden’s recent American Jobs Plan proposal features plenty of changes to infrastructure in the United States: how it’s funded and what gets emphasized. How do you think it will affect the drilling industry?
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?
For November’s The 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 The 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 The 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?
In his debut blog post for The 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?