The nation's new energy mandate for exploratory searches below fifteen thousand feet coincides with a serious shortage of top echelon deep hole drilling specialists. The consultant, one who provides professional advice or services, fills the gap in the "brain drain" of the last 15 or 20 years. In making decisions, the consultant very likely uses a quick formula dealing with Cost Risk Analysis and Planning, Communication and Teamwork to arrive at a successful completion. His duties are never-ending. He expects much of himself, and delivers. As the available source for the knowledge and experience current conditions demand, the consultant may be the industry's best immediate hope.