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90 Years of Energy Workforce: The Efficient Element

The Sector Has Played an Integral Part in the Massive Energy Evolution

Celebrating 90 Years of Energy Workforce

As part of the monthly “In Our Element” series honoring Energy Workforce’s 90th Anniversary, we are highlighting the “Efficient Element,” how the men and women of Energy Workforce are propelling the energy industry forward.

Celebrating 90 Years of Excellence
About This Series
Changing the Element
Critical Elements
The Elements That Make Us Whole

As we celebrate Energy Workforce’s 90th Anniversary, this month we shine a spotlight on how the men and women of Energy Workforce are propelling the energy industry forward with the “Efficient Element.” Over the past 90 years, there has been a remarkable evolution in energy production, marked by advancements in clean energy technology within the oilfield. Through technological ingenuity, the sector has transformed to become more efficient with lower emissions while meeting the ever-growing global demand for energy.

The surge in demand for oil during the early 20th century cemented the industry’s position as the primary supplier for the burgeoning global energy needs. At the outset, the industry was primarily focused on supplying energy and understanding its potential uses. However, it soon became apparent that for the industry to maintain its role as the leading supplier of energy, a shift towards prioritizing efficiency and sustainability was imperative.

As global energy demand continues on an upward trajectory, the men and women of Energy Workforce are leveraging nine decades of progress to confront the dual challenge of expanding production while curbing emissions. Looking toward the future, there is a sustained commitment to investing in technologies that provide solutions to this multifaceted challenge. Energy Workforce companies stand at the forefront of advancements, including methane monitoring systems that prevent costly and harmful methane leaks. They are also expanding e-frac fleets, significantly reducing emissions from pressure pumping without compromising the hydraulic fracturing process, resulting in cleaner-burning natural gas. Moreover, the industry is adapting offshore production knowledge to support offshore wind development, streamline the natural gas liquefaction process and spearhead hydrogen technologies.

The men and women of Energy Workforce are the driving force behind the “Efficient Element” in energy production, surpassing the imaginations of early producers. Their unwavering commitment to meeting the demands for reliable and affordable energy, coupled with a perpetual spirit of innovation, positions the industry for success well into the next century.

Deidre Almstead Kohlrus, Senior Director Government Affairs, writes about industry-specific policies for the Energy Workforce & Technology Council. Click here to subscribe to the Energy Workforce newsletter, which highlights sector-specific issues, best practices, activities and more.


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