Allen Gilmer
  “The lady that ran the courthouse was named ‘Peaches’.” - Allen Gilmer “We focused on Texas only, and we covered things we could get from the Railroad Commission. So, that was production data back to 1970. Then there were permits and completions. Permits, we collected daily, because we were located...
Tracee Bentley - Shale Mag March/April
Tracee Bentley - Partnering in the Permian The Permian Basin is a very big place. A vast expanse encompassing most of West Texas and the Southeastern quadrant of New Mexico, the region is roughly the size of the entire state of Utah. Like Utah, most of the Permian is characterized...
Jason Modglin
Jason Modglin Jumping Into Leadership at the Toughest Possible Time2020 has been a tough year for the oil and gas business. Most agree that it is the worst climate for the industry since at least the bust of the mid-1980s, and possibly the worst since the 1930s, once all...
Ryan Zinke, the former Commander in the U.S. Navy SEALs who served as Secretary of the Interior throughout 2017 and 2018, is quite happy about being out of Washington, D.C. He made that clear when we opened our recent interview by asking, “How are you today?” “You know, outstanding! Free...
Brian Freed EPIC
A Life of Work and Service “I probably have had the furthest thing from a straight-line path to where I am now that you’ll ever find,” Brian Freed, CEO of EPIC Midstream, told us when we sat down for our interview in September. “I started working when I was 12...
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The history of the oil and natural gas industry in North America is in many ways intertwined with the history of the railroad, which in the mid-19th century became the main means of transcontinental transportation for Americans and Canadians. As these great railroad systems were constructed across the continent, the...
Biden’s Energy Policy: A Potentially Tragic Consequence of the 2020 Election
Most Americans support the conceptual notion of moving away from fossil fuels toward a society that runs on 100% “clean” energy. Everyone wants to leave a legacy of clean air, clean water and an otherwise idyllic society to the generations that come after us. That impulse seems to be...
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It should not come as a surprise to anyone that John Walker is the CEO of a company that he created. From his days as a Boy Scout, to college, to his military service, to parenthood to the earliest days of his business career, Walker has always made it...
The U. S. Has No Business in the Paris Climate Accords
In March 2019,   House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled the Climate Action Now Act which was a bill that essentially forbids the US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accords.   At the same time Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer announced a new Democratic committee on climate change that would...
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Every new year, many people recommit to getting healthy. While their resolution may falter after a few days, weeks or months, their health should remain a high priority in their daily life. But with busy schedules and rising healthcare costs, it can be difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle...