Can hydrogen and renewable natural gas displace shale?
Today, corporate and state decarbonization announcements are progressing into actual strategic plans, often calling for increased production of hydrogen and renewable natural gas (RNG—cleaned methane from a landfill or anaerobic digester). These gases can use existing infrastructure while producing low-to-negative carbon emissions, making them an attractive lever for decarbonization....
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As we move further into 2019, we’d like to give an overview of the trends we see developing in the cybersecurity and data privacy area for the year. We’ll be sure to elaborate on these areas with more details as they unfold. State legislation continues to move the data privacy...
Seamless Invoicing
Meet the Demand to Improve Liquidity with Seamless Invoicing If you were to pick the singular, culture-defining moment that transformed the business environment in the decades bracketing the turn of the millennium, you would have to choose technology for the many ways it streamlined operational processes. Two decades later, we are...
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When and where does leadership start? It begins in childhood and develops throughout a lifetime. One’s values and belief systems form the behaviors they bring to leadership. Their self-esteem and self-image play a huge role in the confidence they project. Business acumen, critical thinking and experience contribute to their...
Finding a Career in Safety and a Calling in Lif
For many, selecting the right career path can be a daunting task with happiness and self-contentment being difficult to obtain. Some are never fortunate enough to achieve this feat, and others seem to encounter this revelation when and where they least expect it. This would be the route Jenny...
SHALE Magazine Rural Texas Transitions May 2019
Years ago, Texas was a predominantly rural state. Populations of cities and counties in the late 1800s and early 1900s were much more evenly distributed back then. If we look back to the 1860s, we would note that nearly 60 percent of the U.S. workforce consisted of farmers. In...
Distilled Spirits
Distillers in Texas continue to experience rapid growth, as evidenced by a recently released study by The University of Texas at San Antonio Institute for Economic Development, highlighting the economic impact on the state. For example, in 2008, only six distilleries reported production in Texas. By 2017, that number...
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As soon as you read the title of this article, someone (or perhaps multiple individuals) may pop into your thoughts. Because we all have different personalities, varying backgrounds and unique opinions on how things should be done, we are bound to encounter problems with others in the workplace. As...
Checking in With the Permian Strategic Partnership
I recently had the opportunity of catching up with Tracee Bently, CEO of the Permian Strategic Partnership (PSP). If you will recall, Tracee was on the cover of the March/April issue of SHALE Magazine. (The issue is still available on our website.) In it, David Blackmon did an excellent...

A Tale of Caution

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Developing and executing a strategic plan to help manage real estate and occupancy costs is an important consideration for oil and gas companies. A well thought out plan will have long term financial implications and will impact the ability to attract and retain talent moving forward.  By sharing some...