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Texas oil fields rebound from lull, but jobs are left behind

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"Pretty soon every rig will have one worker and a robot," says Mr Velazquez (above), whose career has been upended by technology.But Mr Nel says technology has created the need for engineers with computer-science background like him.

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"Pretty soon every rig will have one worker and a robot," says Mr Velazquez, whose career has been upended by technology.But Mr Nel (above) says technology has created the need for engineers with computer-science background like him.

Midland, United States

IN the land where oil jobs were once a guaranteed road to security for blue-collar workers, Eustasio Velazquez's career has been upended by technology.

For 10 years, he laid cables for service companies doing seismic testing in the search for the next big

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