By year’s end the number of rigs drilling in Divide County is expected to more than double and 2,000 more workers will be needed.Pretty incredible. Who wudda thought. Look for some crew camp applications. And be pro-active. Support the workers and their families.
“Divide County is just starting an explosion of drilling and jobs,” said Lynn Helms, director of the state Department of Mineral Resources.
Helms’ projects that the number of rigs working in Divide County could hit 24 sometime this year and stay at that level until 2016.
That’s more than double the 11 working rigs the county averaged in 2011, and the number of oil field workers will hit 4,000, double the number working in the county’s oil patch today.
I was recently surprised by some good TFS wells in Divide County. This could be quite exciting.