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  • The Digital Oilfield, Now and Forever

    The Digital Oilfield, Now and Forever

    Oil and gas are changed for all time. How each company responds to those changes will determine its fortunes. by Jesse Mullins   Editor’s Note: In this, Part 2 of our first-ever look at Information Technology (I.T.) as it pertains to the oilfield, we spoke with a handful of experts in the field. Technology and […]

  • Oil Patch Songs: In the Lights of Loving County

    Oil Patch Songs: In the Lights of Loving County

    by Joe W. Specht Oil Patch Songs from the Permian Basin Part 4 of 6 Andy Wilkinson and Charlie Robison, two sons of the West, are troubadours of the West Texas mystique as well. Twenty-one miles northwest of Odessa on the Kermit highway (Texas 302), and in the heart of the TXL oil field, is […]

  • 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 […]

The Digital Oilfield, Now and Forever: Sidebars

Sidebars to accompany the second installment of the Digital Oilfield. Editor’s Note: PBOG Magazine asked Lance Tolar, president of Tolar Systems Inc., to comment on how technology is transforming the oilfield. He’s done that, both in this issue and in last month’s installment of this series, but he also indicated to us that there is a tradeoff that […]

The Digital Oilfield, Now and Forever

The Digital Oilfield, Now and Forever

Oil and gas are changed for all time. How each company responds to those changes will determine its fortunes. by Jesse Mullins   Editor’s Note: In this, Part 2 of our first-ever look at Information Technology (I.T.) as it pertains to the oilfield, we spoke with a handful of experts in the field. Technology and […]

Oil Patch Songs: In the Lights of Loving County

Oil Patch Songs: In the Lights of Loving County

by Joe W. Specht Oil Patch Songs from the Permian Basin Part 4 of 6 Andy Wilkinson and Charlie Robison, two sons of the West, are troubadours of the West Texas mystique as well. Twenty-one miles northwest of Odessa on the Kermit highway (Texas 302), and in the heart of the TXL oil field, is […]

Breaking from the Break-Fix Model

[The following item appeared in a box that accompanied PBOG Magazine's feature article that is entitled "The Digital Oilfield Has Arrived." The material appears in the October 2014 issue.] Lance Tolar: “It’s very interesting. Our industry has shifted over the past few years to managed I.T. Before, you would have a break-it-fix-it model. You would […]

Tolar on BYOD

Tolar on BYOD

[Editor's Note: This piece appeared as a sidebar to a longer feature that is entitled "The Digital Oilfield Has Arrived." The material appears in the October 2014 issue of PBOG Magazine.] The business of security is best handled with a holistic approach, according to Lance Tolar of Tolar Systems. “This approach is better than focusing […]

Lance Tolar, president, Tolar Systems Inc., Abilene, Texas.

Tolar on Buy-In

[Editor's Note: This piece appeared as a sidebar to a larger feature entitled "The Digital Oilfield Has Arrived," appearing in the October 2014 issue of PBOG Magazine as Part 1 of a 2-Parter.] It takes buy-in to have information security. Buy-in from everyone in the company, from the top brass to the folks in the […]

The Industrial Control System

[Editor's Note: This piece appeared as a sidebar to PBOG's feature article entitled "The Digital Oilfield Has Arrived," which appears in the October 2014 issue as Part 1 of a 2-Parter.] 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 […]

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 […]

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