The oil patch pays good. They’re decent jobs paying between 50 and 70 thousand a year. Fracking has a big impact on the oil consumption in the United States.
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It’s harder, but we’re still finding oil in Oklahoma today. The bar has been raised on startup companies, but it can still be done. Every regulation and every rule limits you, but, yes, it can still be done. That’s the beauty of living in a free country and having the freedom to have an idea and become an entrepreneur.
I’m a professional geologist, an explorationist for oil. That’s what I’ve done in my career, one that’s culminated in – at least to this point – playing a part in finding the largest field in the last 40 years anywhere in the world. That’s the Bakken field, which I believe will yield 24 billion barrels of oil in the decades to come, maybe more.
|Birth:||11th December, 1945|
Harold Glenn Hamm was born in Lexington, Oklahoma, USA. He is an American businessman primarily involved in the oil and gas business who is best known for pioneering the development of the large shale oil resources of the Bakken formation. He was given honorary degrees from Northwestern Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma. He appeared on the cover of Forbes in May 2014 in a story entitled "Harold Hamm: The Billionaire Oilman Fueling America's Recovery". On June 24, 2016, he was ranked by Forbes magazine as the 39th richest person in United States and 98th richest person in the world.
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