It’s no secret: activists, motivated by hard-core anti-fossil fuels ideology, have manipulated the law to slow down pipeline development. They’ve gotten to the governors of some states and pushed them to use certain powers granted to the latter under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act as a weapon...
November Sees Increase in Oil-Field Services Jobs
Texas — the first two images that spring to my mind are cattle and oil wells. Thinking a little deeper, I see wide-open spaces, small country churches, good people, BBQ, Tex-Mex and even football. Yes, these are stereotypes of Texas, but usually, stereotypes don’t become stereotypes unless there is...
Lupe Tortilla Cedar Park
The original Lupe Tortilla first opened its doors in 1983, nestled in a 1940s frame house on the outskirts of Houston, and quickly received a dedicated following. After growing up watching our parents successfully nurture the first location, my brother, Peter Holt, and I took over the family business...
Alpha Energy Sets Sights on Pure Energy Oklahoma Rogers County Assets
The oil and gas industry’s talent pipeline is in dire need of repair. Skill shortages are damaging productivity, gaps are widening in every sector of the industry and ad-hoc attempts to source qualified workers are akin to wildcat drilling, rarely yielding the results businesses need to execute their plans....
Cybersecurity
Data breaches put not only your company and employees at risk but also your customers. Depending on the scale of a breach, your reputation could become significantly damaged, driving down profits and jeopardizing relationships and business with customers and clients. According to the Ponemon Institute’s 2018 Cost of a Data Breach study,...
“What’s so great about dinner?” This is a question I’ve asked myself time and time again. The foods I enjoy most arrive before 3 p.m. — perfectly poached eggs, strips of crunchy bacon and layer upon layer of thin-sliced turkey and pastrami. These are the foods I dream about...
UNCOMBUSTED METHANE
Texas has defied her critics since the first days of the Republic. Few expected the Texian rebels to route the Mexican army and defeat General Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto, and few believed that the fledgling country would survive and ultimately join the Union. However, Texas...
United States of America
SCOOP/STACK Play – Oklahoma The SCOOP/STACK continued to shed oil rigs in August according to both the Baker Hughes and Enverus rig count numbers, as operators continued to pare back drilling budgets for the second half of 2019. According to Enverus (formerly DrillingInfo), the count in the Anadarko Basin —...
Ryan Zinke, the former Commander in the U.S. Navy SEALs who served as Secretary of the Interior throughout 2017 and 2018, is quite happy about being out of Washington, D.C. He made that clear when we opened our recent interview by asking, “How are you today?” “You know, outstanding! Free...
Crude Oil Markets are Looking Up for a Change
The Bakken formation in North Dakota has been a laboratory of sorts as drilling techniques, materials and equipment have been developed and refined to efficiently develop the oil and gas resource. The next “discovery” in the Bakken may be related to property rights and something called “pore space,” subsurface...