The future of the economy of the United States of America rests on the country’s ability to efficiently generate energy offshore. Currently, a fifth of all of the domestic oil reserves exist in offshore drilling ventures, and that number is on the rise. Not only does drilling for oil offshore play a role in the country’s future energy reserves, but now companies that specialize in wind generated energy are also looking to expand their horizons beyond the shores of the country and into the often turbulent winds that exist beyond the coastline.
With the advancement of technology and the country’s ability to safely generate energy offshore through multiple facets, the future looks brighter than it ever has in the past. Not only does this mean more jobs for people in the energy industry, oil or any other specific energy service, but it also means more jobs for companies that exist in the offshore maritime sector. Especially during construction, all of these energy companies will depend on the maritime service sector for the transportation of equipment, employees, construction workers, engineers, and almost everything else. This means more crew boats, more employees, and more opportunities to be successful in the maritime industry.
Andy Naquin is currently the Vice President of Operations for the company called Kilgore Marine Services and has been successful in the field since 2001. He is excited about the future of his industry and what it will mean for he and his company to supply their services to many of the companies looking to expand offshore. He thoroughly enjoys working in the industry and has worked his way up from the bottom through hard work and determination.