When you think of oil and gas, it’s almost best to think of it as an oil drill. For the crown block and water table to work, it has to be connected to the drilling line. And the drilling line has to hoist and pull the drill pipe. So...
Ever since coming to office in 2018, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) has been pushing for greater nationalization of the energy sector. AMLO cites over-greedy international energy companies, sectoral corruption, and the need for enhanced national energy security as the main reasons behind the scheme. However, nationalization...
American oil and gas companies have been at the forefront of pushing innovation over the past 20 years. Yet strangely, outside of a few small think tanks and industry groups in Washington, we hear very little that is positive about this American success story and the benefits it has...
There’s a lot of talk about tackling climate change these days. If you listen to the media, you’d think that the solution is to electrify everything, but that’s meaningless if you do not have access to a clean, efficient, sustainable, low-cost way of generating electricity. However, not everywhere has...
Modern oil companies are going digital. To accomplish that, they are looking for easy-to-install, easy-to-use solutions that solve an immediate problem using cost-effective digital technology. Those three attributes—easy to install, easy to use, and cost-effective—are reshaping well monitoring, and by extension the oil and gas industry as a whole. Well-monitoring...
We have come to rely on the innovation of the modern era: smartphones that help you keep in contact with anyone anywhere; Alexas that will tell you the weather or turn your lights off; the ability to reach out to a consultant that will help you establish a strong...
Grit, sacrifice, hard work, vision…There’s no shortage of advice on developing any of these attributes crucial to entrepreneurship. Yet, little is said about these specific needs that all entrepreneurs must have if they’re going to succeed:  Courage As a four-time CEO of public and private companies, the founder of one of...
Perhaps the best chance to pass a permitting reform was recently lost when what originally was a bipartisan effort became about payback partisan politics. Continued polarization is the greatest enemy of our nation’s energy security. Flip-flopping between political and ideological extremes makes a long-term investment in any type of...
High-impact oil exploration has returned to the scene following a bleak 2021, which saw a relatively low success rate in discovering new oil and gas resources. In fact, it was one of the lowest on record. But this year is seeing a much higher success rate with high-impact offshore...
The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), recently signed into law by President Biden, is a wide-reaching piece of legislation that includes the largest climate investment ever made by Congress. With $369 billion allocated for cutting emissions, developing clean energy technology, and advancing environmental initiatives, the IRA is projected to reduce...