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Ethanol Nonexistent Without Oil
With the 2020 election cycle dominating national news and the Iowa Caucus recently taking place, there was once again renewed attention on industries and debates relevant to the energy industry. Corn is king in Iowa, and you can’t talk politics in that state without touching on farming and the...
Clayton Williams
Clayton Williams - Legendary Texan This past February, Texas lost one of the great characters that made it a successful state. Clayton “Claytie” Williams died in Midland, Texas on Feb. 14, 2020. This article is not written to be an obituary but as a series of recollections of my memories...
Decline in Energy Markets
Things have gone from bad to worse. Following a year of lackluster oil pricing and a general decline in oil and gas E&P activity in Texas in 2019, oil markets are now reeling from the fallout of the coronavirus and its impact on energy demand growth in the U.S....
The industry can still provide many high paying jobs and play a major role in the Texas and U.S. economy One of the many reasons I find the oil and gas industry so fascinating is the amount of opportunity and the many different facets it has available for jobs...
pipelines are lifelines
Private mineral owners think more rationally than your average protester Pipelines are lifelines! The U.S. Energy Information Administration announced that the U.S. has set yet another new record for proved reserves of both crude oil and natural gas. “Proved reserves” are those volumes that are believed to be recoverable in...
The message to Iran is clear and unambiguous: The days of U.S. capitulation are over  The President's decision to target and kill General Soleimani does not represent "a new war" but rather a substantial counter punch to Iran’s undisputed support of terrorism.Militarily, the President had earlier showed remarkable restraint when...
AI in Oil & Gas
Hybrid Machine Learning Is the Best Model to Fuel Business Improvement, Revenues Until recently, purely data-driven AI — machine learning, most notably — has been seen as the most attractive enabling new data technology for digitalization across industries, including digital twins deployed by heavy asset industries such as oil and...
Women in Oil & Gas
From the Spindletop to the shale revolution, the major historical accomplishments of our industry are well known. And while oil and gas currently lags behind in hiring and promoting women in oild and gas — who are only 15% of the workforce — there are several little-known women who...
ompeting Oil Companies Work Together
Fields in the Permian Basin flow with more oil and natural gas than anywhere else in the world, yet the employees working in them live in a child care desert. Four major competitors — Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Chevron U.S.A., EOG Resources and Occidental Petroleum — recognized this issue and recently...
The University of Texas was host to possibly the most ironic and ill-conceived protest in history in late October. As reported by the Daily Texan student newspaper: “The UT Center for Enterprise and Policy Analytics at the McCombs School of Business hosted the lecture in the Cockerell School of...
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