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As a young girl, I never realized my career path would lead to volunteer management in a hospital — but I’m so glad that it did. Volunteerism has been a common thread that has linked my past to my present. From a young age, I learned the importance of...
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Each issue I like to make a special visit to a location such as a restaurant, hotel, entertainment venue, etc. to share with readers what my thoughts are on the chosen location. This month, I was very excited to visit our friends at Fogo de Chão to have a...
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Every entrepreneur I’ve met wants to go faster. Whether that means faster processes, faster content creation or faster sales, people like us are hard-wired to chase momentum. But in my experience, entrepreneurs often overlook their single biggest weapon in increasing the speed of growth: their company’s culture. One of the...
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Below, you’ll find the Business our March/April 2017 issue of SHALE Oil & Gas Business Magazine featuring Doug Suttles. Suttles is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Encana, a leading North American energy producer that is focused on growing its strong portfolio of diverse resource plays producing natural gas,...
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SHALE attended the NAPE Summit in Houston Feb. 15–17 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The event hosted a myriad of companies interested in connecting and networking in the upstream oil and gas business. The annual three-day event offered over 14 acres of exhibition space and included breakout...
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Waiting on information is a thing of the past. In this age of instant knowledge, real-time data grants immediate information, whenever and wherever you want it. In today’s agile markets, problems are solved faster, questions are answered more quickly, and data can be accessed at the click of a button...
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Culture is the driving factor behind why people feel connected — whether it is within a company, an industry group, a recreational club or a nonprofit organization. Although often overlooked, connection is critical to organizational success and essential to unlocking extraordinary performance in employees. Many tech companies are known for...
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Once upon a time, we imagined flying cars. Think The Jetsons and Back to the Future. While we haven’t reached that point (yet), there’s a glimpse of the future on the market now: a flying all-terrain vehicle (ATV). The brainchild of CEO Stewart Hamel, the SkyRunner travels by land...
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The National Service, Transmission, Exploration & Production Safety (STEPS) Network is a national safety network in the oil and gas industry that is comprised of volunteers from oil and gas companies, service companies, contractors and trade associations that operate within the U.S. It began in 2003 in South Texas,...
Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) Stumbles but Still Expects Completion in 2021
President Trump wasted no time issuing executive orders to move stalled pipeline projects forward: the Dakota Access and Keystone XL. The United States is the No. 1 consumer of oil and boasts the largest pipeline network in the world. Pipelines are lifelines to the American economy and modern way...