State officials visiting Lawrence County said they are highly impressed by a new and rapidly growing company.
Vulcan Oilfield Services on Cascade Street is capitalizing on the Marcellus and Utica shale under western Pennsylvania and West Virginia by providing a niche service.
The company tests newly drilled wells to measure how much gas and oil they are producing, according to its 26-year-old founder and owner, Matthew Anderson. His company provides data to the producers “that all gets reported to the state,” he said. “It’s all set up through temporary piping from the wells.”
Anderson started the company June 21 and hired his first employee July 15. By November, he had hired 19 more, and the count is now up to 30 and growing as it nears its first anniversary. The entrepreneur was pursuing a biology degree from Youngstown State University when he landed a job in the gas field, he said. “I didn’t know what a well was. I had no idea I’d be doing this.”
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