The Marcellus Shale drilling boom, although at times controversial, is proving to be an incredible opportunity for many Pennsylvania companies, and individuals. It has created a boom in local jobs and provided many landowners and companies with opportunities that otherwise wouldn’t exist. Because the Marcellus Shale is a large section of shale containing valuable domestic natural gas which starts at the base of the Catskills in upstate New York and stretches through West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio with its deepest sections on the Southeast edge of the formation which borders the ridge and valley regions of New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and West Virginia, it has positively affected not only the local region, but the Northeast United States as well.
In 2008, a Penn State professor of Geology named Terry Engelder estimated that based on drilling results, the amount of natural gas in the Marcellus Shale was 363 TCF of recoverable resource, which would be capable of supplying the United States consumption for at least fourteen years. If all of the Marcellus Shale is recoverable, that number will be much higher producing and extended resource for many years to come.
With this expansion and growth comes a need for an experienced partner with knowledge of the area, the processes and procedures being performed, and the personnel with the capacity and background to accomplish the task. Baron Douglas understands the uniqueness and complexities of working in the region and provides our clients with resources and opportunities to fulfill their labor needs. We are here to assist your firm with qualified individuals ranging from labors and machine operators, through superintendents, safety managers, foreman and engineering staff.
We often have a strong grouping of local candidates providing our clients with an additional benefit of a local commutable worker reducing needs for per diem and overall reducing overhead and job costs. Our ability to provide a flexible workforce ensures that you have the amount of labor you need when you want it, and a scalable force when you don’t. Because we act as the employer of record and take care of all pay rolling, we also help to reduce your liability and costs.