The Future Need for Petroleum
Don W. Lewis
to the AAPG House of Delegates, March 10, 2002
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Will the Gap Be Filled?
demand/year is taken from the previous slide with the additional assumption
that 2/3 of U.S. petroleum geoscientists belong to the AAPG or SEG,
i.e., the gap is 50 % larger than that based on members only. The number
of Earth Science graduates entering the industry is taken from two different
1999 studies which had different criteria but which show that the number
hired by the industry was roughly the same as the predicted need for
the coming years. So, yes, there likely will be enough graduates to
fill the gap. This slide is for the U.S. only. Not enough is known about
non-U.S. non-membership or graduate numbers to make more than a rough
guess at the worldwide gap (see second "Will There Be Jobs?"