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...
Oil and gas investing
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...
air pollutants
The EPA came out with an online report titled simply “Our Nation’s Air.” It should make all environmentalists smile. It won’t, of course. Too many of the more extreme members of that group today want issues more than they desire real progress. Yet, the data is undeniable; clean air...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system implies a supremely customizable and configurable set of commercial and industrial software applications. The system can be used to support the management of any process chain in the midstream and downstream oil and gas sectors. The midstream oil and gas sector requires...
Gift-giving can be rewarding, but it can also be stressful. No one wants to make the faux pa of giving an insensitive, unwanted or lame gift to a friend or loved one. However, trying to find a gift within a budget, sending a positive message, and providing usefulness to...
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...
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