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Overview Industry Overview:

Fracking – short for hydraulic fracturing – is the process of injecting a combination of water, proppants, and additives at high pressure into a wellbore to create small fractures which release various hydrocarbons. In contrast to traditional drilling, fracking can open up rock formations and allow companies to harness resources that would otherwise be too expensive to retrieve. Fracking has played a vital role in reversing America’s energy crisis, providing us with an abundance of natural gas; in fact, the United States is the leading natural gas producer in the world. These natural gases burn much cleaner and cheaper than gasoline and coal, and produce much less air pollution.

The industry, however, is not without its controversies. There are concerns that fracking can trigger earthquakes, deplete water supplies, and contaminate groundwater. However, when done with the proper precautions in place, these risk factors can be greatly diminished. The risks are also counterbalanced by its many benefits, including its contribution to our energy needs and the thousands of jobs it has created across the country.

App Common Applications:

  • Shale gas
  • Well services
  • Natural Gas Liquid (NGL)
  • Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
  • Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)
  • Amine gas treating
  • Well stimulation
  • Acidizing
  • Proppant fracturing
  • High-volume hydraulic fracturing
  • Proppants: CRCS (Curable Resin Coated Sand) or PRCS (Pre-Cured Resin Coated Sands), Ceramics, sintered bauxite.
  • Adsorbed Natural Gas (ANG)

Solutions Solutions:

With almost 35 years as a top energy industry recruitment agency, Ropella is well-versed in the challenges companies face in their search to find highly qualified professionals. As talent acquisition specialists, we excel at attracting, recruiting and building relationships with potential candidates. Our executive search consultants stay abreast of current industry trends making Ropella a knowledgeable, efficient and effective partner for recruiting top energy talent.

A proven executive search firm, Ropella is dedicated to helping companies gain a competitive advantage by providing customized and strategic talent solutions. We leverage our industry expertise, proprietary smart search system and global network to deliver exceptional results quickly for even the most challenging searches. Successful industry leaders count on Ropella to find the right talent to drive their business forward.

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I wanted to take a moment to extend our thanks to your team at Ropella for our successful search.  We are delighted to have Susan coming on board with us in July and think that you found just the right fit for us!  All of my conversations with Ropella have been so professional and the knowledge that all of you possess of your business has far surpassed any firm that I have worked with previously. In fact, anytime that we requested information or asked to have interviews set up we got such a quick turnaround that it felt like we were your only client! I have very much enjoyed working with you and the rest of the team at Ropella and will not hesitate to recommend the team in the future.

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Engineering Planning and Management (EPM), Inc.
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