Your Oil Field Job Has Been Automated. What Now?

Your Oil Field Job Has Been Automated. What Now?

While there are some who may still wax poetic about the days of cassette tapes, CD players and boomboxes, reports show that Gen Z represents roughly one quarter of the oil and gas workforce. Still, there are probably some of you reading this who do not know what those things…

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Ben Samuels, CEO of Source Rock Midstream, and chief growth officer of Blu Capital Resources, is an entrepreneur focused on the energy markets with an innovative and collaborative approach to the issues facing the industry today. Based in Midland, Texas, since 2014, Samuels has had a front row seat to the boom-and-bust cycles of energy investment and development, which has helped form his view on the markets, domestically and internationally. Samuels is a stakeholder in a litany of ventures across the energy markets value chain, with an emphasis on value creation, innovation and risk mitigation. His podcasts, Don't Let The Facts and Coffee & Liquidity, and body of work for The War Room, Oilman Magazine, Energy Brushback Insider and others, all speak to Samuels’ motivation to be a voice for the underserved and a positive force in the lives of those around him. When he is not producing content for these channels, he can be found immersed in other passions such as sports cards and cooking. Find Samuels on Twitter: @baspermian

Oil and gas operations are commonly found in remote locations far from company headquarters. Now, it's possible to monitor pump operations, collate and analyze seismic data, and track employees around the world from almost anywhere. Whether employees are in the office or in the field, the internet and related applications enable a greater multidirectional flow of information – and control – than ever before.

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