Exigo Brings Benefits of Social Networking to Oil & Gas Teams

By | 2017-03-14T09:01:58+00:00 March 14th, 2017|News and Musings|

Press Release - Houston software startup combines social and mobile technologies with Internet-of-Things to improve communication, productivity, and safety in the oilfield HOUSTON, March 14, 2017 – Exigo announces the commercial launch of its collaboration app designed to help oil & gas teams securely communicate and capture knowledge. Exigo’s knowledge sharing app was inspired by social [...]

Too many emails? It’s costing you more than you think…

By | 2017-02-18T19:02:42+00:00 February 17th, 2017|News and Musings|

Social collaboration at work is a hot topic at the moment. Slack, founded in 2013, was recently valued at over $3.8 billion due to the overwhelming demand for their tool that helps teams in the Tech industry collaborate more efficiently than using email. Symphony, founded in 2014, is estimated to be worth over $1 billion [...]

Super Tanker Surfing Entrepreneur

By | 2016-11-09T18:37:15+00:00 November 9th, 2016|News and Musings|

When two endurance athletes / entrepreneurs set their mind to something, the outcome is might be unknown but adventure is certain. This is a repost of a blog written by Kirk Coburn about our SuperTanker surfing adventures on the weekend.  If you don't know Kirk, he's the founder of Chief Outsiders and Surge Ventures among  others, [...]

Oil scandal jails Interior Secretary (1929)

By | 2016-10-07T15:56:25+00:00 October 7th, 2016|News and Musings|

Every Friday I post my favorite Flashback from Bruce Wells weekly blog, This week in American Oil and Gas History as a tribute to those that created Energy Abundance for humanity. I also take a look at the future by finishing with a Flash Forward, a glimpse into the future and what we have to look forward to. This [...]

What is your Company’s greatest asset?

By | 2017-02-18T19:08:07+00:00 October 5th, 2016|News and Musings|

This is a question that I commonly ask large audiences at conferences.  The first few responses are usually related to a play or basin.  "The Marcellus" says one person, "The Bakken" says another.  "Wrong" I reply.  "You see none of these 'assets' are worth anything without people to operate them, people to plan their development [...]

Deepwater Horizon Movie: Raw, Real and Painful

By | 2016-10-03T16:11:58+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|News and Musings|

The tears streaming down my cheeks do not do justice to the raw emotion I'm experiencing as I silently leave the theater. I'm not alone. Heads are bowed, eyes are red and the mood is very somber. I'm in Houston, Texas, for the public premiere of Deepwater Horizon, the Hollywood dramatization of the tragic events [...]

How cheating at school made me more effective at work

By | 2016-09-28T17:32:27+00:00 September 28th, 2016|News and Musings|

Busted.  I could feel the blood rushing to my face as our Professor casually asked Jack and I to stay after class for a chat.  It was Sedimentary Geology 101, a required class for Petroleum Engineers, but not a favorite.  We were aiming to become engineers and many of us resented being forced to study [...]

“We don’t do write-downs.”

By | 2016-09-26T16:19:24+00:00 September 26th, 2016|News and Musings|

Last week the Wall Street Journal broke the news that the SEC plans to investigate Exxon's valuation practices. The announcement follows on from action taken by the New York Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, who has been investigating Exxon's past knowledge of the impact of Climate Change since Nov 2015. Mr Schneiderman's office recently added reserves [...]

Help! I’m drowning in email!

By | 2016-09-22T18:21:57+00:00 September 22nd, 2016|News and Musings|

Ping. Ping. Ping…. Ping! That’s the sound of distraction and over notification. Aka "reply all”. We’ve all felt it. The weight of stress on our shoulders, at the mere sight of our unread email count. It grows. An endless stream of attention seeking notifications that we barely have enough hours in the day to keep [...]