Texas has the most wind capacity of any state, generating about 16% of its electricity from wind. In August, as temperatures rose to over 100 degrees and consumers increased their use of air conditioning, Texas’ grid operators struggled to meet the record demand for electricity. Many of the wind...
Looking back on 2019, it is amazing how the headlines in the energy world continue to be more of the same, in terms of both achievements and challenges — only more so. In fact, on the day I’m writing this column, one of the headlines is, “US crude oil...
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...
SCOOP/STACK Play – Oklahoma Citizen Energy Operating, LLC announced that it has entered into a merger agreement with Roan Resources, Inc. in an all-cash transaction valued at $1 billion, including Roan's debt. Roan stockholders will receive $1.52 in cash for each share of Roan common stock in the deal. Roan...
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...
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...
We are still a long way from Nov. 2020, but if one of the Democrat candidates wins the election you are going to need more than President Carter’s cardigan to keep warm. The candidates’ positions on energy and the environment are changing faster than the weather. Of course, Sen. Bernie...
SHALE Magazine attended the Women Supporting Women event co-hosted by Women’s Energy Network South Texas and Women Empowered, an internal CPS Energy organization. The event featured a chat with Paula Gold-Williams, CEO of CPS Energy and Felecia Etheridge, Chief Customer Engagement Officer of CPS Energy. A panel followed the...
Publishers Note
Today’s companies recognize the importance of conducting employment background checks. Background checks are an important component of most hiring practices. According to a national survey of HR professionals, 96% of employers conduct at least one type of background screening. Whether organizations seek to verify previous employment and educational credentials, check...
Economy After COVID-19
In the new shale-dominated world, we all know that the industry is changing. With threats ranging from geopolitical issues to the rise in electric vehicles and alternative fuel sources, we need repeat investors now more than ever if we’re going to stay in business. If we turn people off...
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