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  • Joe Specht

    Sweet Light Crude

    Knowing that our readers are well versed in the artistries and felicities of oil patch music, having followed Joe Specht’s 6-part series, “Oil Patch Songs of the Permian Basin” that ran in the past year, we just couldn’t resist sharing a message Joe himself shared with his followers and readers. He is currently at work […]

  • Keep That Data Secure

    Keep That Data Secure

    By Shanti Terry The digital world is one filled with dangers for all industries, and oil and gas is no exception. Industries that make up our nation’s critical infrastructure, like the energy sector, remain constant targets from entities outside the United States who mean to do as much harm as possible for their own gain. […]

  • Drilling Deeper: The More Things Change…

    Drilling Deeper: The More Things Change…

      This month, we take a look at the changing world of, well, change. It seems that the dang thing is inevitable. We found it in workforce training, energy efficiency, pipeline infrastructure, and a lot of other places. These are the full versions of the “Drilling Deeper” news items that appeared as abbreviated versions in […]

  • After the Black Gold Rush

    After the Black Gold Rush

    Some layoffs, efficiency improvements, and price decreases keep area dirt movers from being buried alive. By Paul Wiseman “This slowdown has been different [from the 2009 downturn] because it has affected a lot more people this time,” said Nick Tomlin, vice president of Big D Companies. With approximately 280 employees, Big D is one of […]

  • Pink Petro

    Pink Petro

    A new social media channel hopes to turn black gold a new shade of pink. By Paul Wiseman, Special contributor   “Just the good old boys / Never meanin’ no harm.” For most of its history the oil and gas industry’s mode d’emploi could’ve started with the opening lines from that Dukes of Hazzard theme […]

Joe Specht

Sweet Light Crude

Knowing that our readers are well versed in the artistries and felicities of oil patch music, having followed Joe Specht’s 6-part series, “Oil Patch Songs of the Permian Basin” that ran in the past year, we just couldn’t resist sharing a message Joe himself shared with his followers and readers. He is currently at work […]

Keep That Data Secure

Keep That Data Secure

By Shanti Terry The digital world is one filled with dangers for all industries, and oil and gas is no exception. Industries that make up our nation’s critical infrastructure, like the energy sector, remain constant targets from entities outside the United States who mean to do as much harm as possible for their own gain. […]

Drilling Deeper: The More Things Change…

Drilling Deeper: The More Things Change…

  This month, we take a look at the changing world of, well, change. It seems that the dang thing is inevitable. We found it in workforce training, energy efficiency, pipeline infrastructure, and a lot of other places. These are the full versions of the “Drilling Deeper” news items that appeared as abbreviated versions in […]

After the Black Gold Rush

After the Black Gold Rush

Some layoffs, efficiency improvements, and price decreases keep area dirt movers from being buried alive. By Paul Wiseman “This slowdown has been different [from the 2009 downturn] because it has affected a lot more people this time,” said Nick Tomlin, vice president of Big D Companies. With approximately 280 employees, Big D is one of […]

Pink Petro

Pink Petro

A new social media channel hopes to turn black gold a new shade of pink. By Paul Wiseman, Special contributor   “Just the good old boys / Never meanin’ no harm.” For most of its history the oil and gas industry’s mode d’emploi could’ve started with the opening lines from that Dukes of Hazzard theme […]

Ready for Takeoff

Ready for Takeoff

  The sky’s the limit as business travel, emergency response, surveillance, aviation, and oil industries intersect on multiple fronts. By Julie Anderson One industry drills down while the other climbs up. One taps into dark holes, while the other seeks stillness and sunlight. One is controlled by workers comfortable with the dust and grime, while […]

Bowed But Not Beaten Part Three

Bowed But Not Beaten Part Three

In our concluding Part 3 of this series, we arrive at the take-aways. Some are bitter medicine, others are rather more palatable. The dip that the Permian Basin has felt since last fall will soon go into its second year, and some “new normals” are emerging, but they’re not all bad. by Jesse Mullins As […]

Drilling Deeper: Getting it Together

Drilling Deeper: Getting it Together

Getting it together—whether that means acquisition activity or life-work balance, is just one of the themes to be explored in this month’s miscellany of truncated articles. These are the full versions of the “Drilling Deeper” news items that appeared as abbreviated versions in the print edition of PBOG’s August 2015 issue. Transactions Completed Woodford, LLC […]