Emerging Workforce Trends in the U.S. Energy and Mining by National Research Council, Policy and Global Affairs, Board

By National Research Council, Policy and Global Affairs, Board on Higher Education and Workforce, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Committee on Earth Resources

Power and mineral assets are crucial for the nation's primary capabilities, its economic system, and safeguard. Nonfuel minerals are crucial for the lifestyles and operations of goods which are utilized by humans on a daily basis and are supplied via quite a few sectors of the mining undefined. strength within the usa is equipped from a number of assets together with fossil fuels, and renewable and nuclear power, all with proven advertisement bases. the U.S. is the biggest electrical strength manufacturer on the earth. the general price further to the U.S. gross family product (GDP) in 2011 via significant industries that ate up processed nonfuel mineral fabrics was once $2.2 trillion.

spotting the significance of realizing the country of the strength and mining crew within the usa to guarantee a proficient and expert staff of enough dimension for the long run, the dept of Energy's (DOE's) nationwide power expertise Laboratory (NETL) shrunk with the nationwide study Council (NRC) to accomplish a learn of the rising team developments within the U.S. strength and mining industries. Emerging group developments within the U.S. strength and Mining Industries: a choice to motion summarizes the findings of this learn.

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The top six schools (Texas A&M University, University of Texas, Colorado School of Mines, University of Oklahoma, Louisiana State University, and Texas Tech University) account for well over 50 percent of the total petroleum engineering students. S. graduated about 1,000 undergraduate petroleum engineers in 2011. , up 10,000 from 2008 (Olson, 2011). S. work visas. S. petroleum engineering enrollment for 1972-2010. SOURCES: Heinze (2004), Holditch (2009), Olson (2011). S. Petroleum Engineering Heads.

Oil and gas employment by NAICS industry code for 2005-2010. 8 percent. 2 percent. 7 percent for 2005-2010. Employment over this same period grew in all of the oil and gas NAICS codes except for natural gas distribution, in which employment remained basically the same. 12 in Appendix C show average annual oil and gas employment for 2005-2010 for the private and local government sectors, respectively. 13 provides key demographic information for the oil and gas workforce by Census industry for which information is available.

5 The large turnover of retiring industry personnel to a younger workforce is under way. The graph displays the percentage of petrotechnical professionals (PTPs) by age category on a global basis. The number of experienced petrotechnicals (those age 35 and older) is expected to drop by 5,000 between 2009 and 2014. Experienced petrotechnicals refers to those age 35 and older. SOURCE: Rousset et al. (2011, Fig. 1). 6). The state of geoscience Prepublication Version Copyright © National Academy of Sciences.

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