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  • High Impact

    High Impact

      “An industry once written off by some has roared back to life in recent years, contributing tremendous amounts to government coffers and creating some of the highest-paying jobs in Texas. Texas’ oil and gas businesses have brought together technology, manpower, and investment to keep the State number one in energy production despite turbulent times […]

  • The Digital Oilfield Has Arrived

    The Digital Oilfield Has Arrived

      Editor’s Note: In this, our first-ever look at Information Technology (I.T.) as it pertains to the oilfield, we spoke with two experts in the field, one who heads the cyber security functions at a global, multinational oil company and one whose company provides I.T. and data security services for a variety of clients in […]

  • To Maximize Every Molecule

    To Maximize Every Molecule

      Larry S. Richards is a man on a mission, and that mission is to capture vaporous hydrocarbons. By Al Pickett, special contributor Larry S. Richards said he believes the oil and gas industry, 20 years from now, will regret the amount of hydrocarbon molecules that it failed to capture. “It took millions of years […]

  • Drilling Deeper: Forward Thinking

    Drilling Deeper: Forward Thinking

      “Improvements, innovations, and insights” are common ingredients in this month’s array of articles. These are the full versions of the “Drilling Deeper” news items that appeared as abbreviated versions in the print edition of the October 2014 PBOG.   Texas Energy Boom Requires Improved Infrastructure Texas’ oil boom has brought jobs and increased tax […]

  • Oil Patch Songs from the Permian Basin Part 3

    Oil Patch Songs from the Permian Basin Part 3

    Like Desperados Waiting on a Train Part 3 of 6 by Joe W. Specht The evocative lyric from Guy Clark’s classic song turns out to be, on deeper inspection, a tribute to the oil patch and one of its veterans. Explore this and more gems from the mostly unmined body of work that some call […]

High Impact

High Impact

  “An industry once written off by some has roared back to life in recent years, contributing tremendous amounts to government coffers and creating some of the highest-paying jobs in Texas. Texas’ oil and gas businesses have brought together technology, manpower, and investment to keep the State number one in energy production despite turbulent times […]

The Digital Oilfield Has Arrived

The Digital Oilfield Has Arrived

  Editor’s Note: In this, our first-ever look at Information Technology (I.T.) as it pertains to the oilfield, we spoke with two experts in the field, one who heads the cyber security functions at a global, multinational oil company and one whose company provides I.T. and data security services for a variety of clients in […]

Data Security: Sidebars

  The Industrial Control System Asked if companies face a larger risk factor as they increasingly handle larger amounts of data, one source from a global, multi-national oil company said that the volume of data was not the crux of the matter. “There’s less risk there simply because the data’s so large it’s hard to […]

To Maximize Every Molecule

To Maximize Every Molecule

  Larry S. Richards is a man on a mission, and that mission is to capture vaporous hydrocarbons. By Al Pickett, special contributor Larry S. Richards said he believes the oil and gas industry, 20 years from now, will regret the amount of hydrocarbon molecules that it failed to capture. “It took millions of years […]

Drilling Deeper: Forward Thinking

Drilling Deeper: Forward Thinking

  “Improvements, innovations, and insights” are common ingredients in this month’s array of articles. These are the full versions of the “Drilling Deeper” news items that appeared as abbreviated versions in the print edition of the October 2014 PBOG.   Texas Energy Boom Requires Improved Infrastructure Texas’ oil boom has brought jobs and increased tax […]

Oil Patch Songs from the Permian Basin Part 3

Oil Patch Songs from the Permian Basin Part 3

Like Desperados Waiting on a Train Part 3 of 6 by Joe W. Specht The evocative lyric from Guy Clark’s classic song turns out to be, on deeper inspection, a tribute to the oil patch and one of its veterans. Explore this and more gems from the mostly unmined body of work that some call […]

Early Adapter

Early Adapter

A prime example of a new breed of leadership that’s arising in the Basin, Shawn Beard is a Gen X-er who is a mix of Old School and New, leading a limber, lean, responsive, energetic operation into bold new times. by Jesse Mullins Even in boom times, it takes something special to take a two-person […]

Getting and Keeping People

Getting and Keeping People

Increasingly, it is described as the biggest challenge facing companies in the Permian Basin. Recruitment and retention of qualified personnel is high on everyone’s list. High on energy companies’ lists and—because of that boom—high on the list of all other industries and services across the Basin regions of Texas and New Mexico. Here’s how to […]

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