The drilling of a single well requires 400 people working in nearly 150 occupations. 47% of a well's workforce consists of jobs that do not require a 4-year degree: general labor (20%), heavy equipment operators (17%), and commercial driver's license on- and off-road truckers (10%).

These positions offer an important opportunity to re-train and assist low-wage, unemployed, and dislocated workers for jobs that have significant career growth opportunity and offer family sustaining wages.