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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Oil Patch Songs from the Permian Basin Part 2

    Oil Patch Songs from the Permian Basin Part 2

      By Joe W. Specht Where the Cotton Grows and the Rich Oil Flows A musical tour through the Permian oil patch can be a tour through the energy industry’s colorful past as well. Hank Harral and Jimmy Simpson lived the life in fact and in song. In our first (August issue) installment of this […]

  • Toward Allowing Exports

    Toward Allowing Exports

      Octane Energy CEO Jared Blong, serving on behalf of the International Association of Drilling Contractors, testified June 26 before Congress on the issue of lifting the U.S. ban on exporting oil. Editor’s Note: The following is the statement given on June 26 by Jared Blong, CEO and President of Octane Energy LLC, before the […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Oilfield Bible

  Editor’s note: The following article by Russ Mabry was written and published more than two decades ago in the Burmass Directory, sister publication to Permian Basin Oil and Gas magazine. We reproduce it here to share the interesting and important background of the Burmass, an indispensible guide to the business resources within the Permian […]

Credit to Her Gender

Credit to Her Gender

  Rosalind Redfern Grover has a seat at the table. By Al Pickett, special contributor   Rosalind Redfern Grover readily admits she never planned on going into the oil and gas business when she left Midland to go to college at the University of Arizona in Tucson. But life doesn’t always follow the path that […]

Drilling Deeper: Success- Examples of it, Paths Toward It

Drilling Deeper: Success- Examples of it, Paths Toward It

  High achievement—as a topic and as an objective–is under discussion in some of this month’s array of truncated articles. As always, you are invited to sample these article intros below, and go to the PBOG website (pbog.com/DrillingDeeper) to get the full version of each one.   Fracking Tops Environmental Issues A full 57 percent  […]

Oil Patch Songs from the Permian Basin Part 2

Oil Patch Songs from the Permian Basin Part 2

  By Joe W. Specht Where the Cotton Grows and the Rich Oil Flows A musical tour through the Permian oil patch can be a tour through the energy industry’s colorful past as well. Hank Harral and Jimmy Simpson lived the life in fact and in song. In our first (August issue) installment of this […]

Toward Allowing Exports

Toward Allowing Exports

  Octane Energy CEO Jared Blong, serving on behalf of the International Association of Drilling Contractors, testified June 26 before Congress on the issue of lifting the U.S. ban on exporting oil. Editor’s Note: The following is the statement given on June 26 by Jared Blong, CEO and President of Octane Energy LLC, before the […]

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