2018 March-April Interviews 

Interview: Dr. Lee Hunt, Partner, Hunt Petty LP

The following is an interview with Dr. Lee Hunt, a partner with Hunt Petty LP. Dr. Hunt holds advanced degrees in political science and jurisprudence. He is also a member of the State Bar of Texas. Tonae’ Hamilton: How did the Hunt/Petty partnership come about? Lee Hunt: Brian Petty and I were both senior executives for the International Association of… Read More
Offshore Drilling: Tread Carefully 2018 March-April Upstream 

Offshore Drilling: Tread Carefully

In early February the Trump Administration ended the ban on offshore drilling implemented by Barack Obama late in his term. It was intended to cement his legacy in the protection of the nation’s environment. He had little opposition in the face of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, which killed eleven workers on the offshore rig and spewed oil all along the… Read More
Dave McCarthy 2018 March-April Technology 

Using IIoT to Improve O&G Operations

Digital innovation strategies incorporating the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are top-of-mind for oil and gas operators working to achieve greater productivity and lower costs, even in the face of escalating prices. While the use of connected equipment to help improve operational visibility and control isn’t new, advances in software and analytics capacity give operators an entirely new asset for… Read More
2018 March-April Contributors Mark A. Stansberry 

America’s Energy Transformation

“The elements of our strengths are many. They include our democratic government, our economic system, our great natural resources,” stated Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick in the 80s about the United States. The business page headline, in the November 3rd, 2001 Oklahoman, read “Terrorist attacks spur need for national energy policy.” The day before, energy experts and government officials had attended the… Read More
2018 March-April Technology 

Blockchain, IoT, and Wearables Enter the Digital Oilfield

The world is abuzz with Bitcoin, blockchain technology, and the Internet of Things (IoT), with many oil and gas executives asking, “Where do these new technologies fit into our company? How can we implement them to make our business better, more profitable?” While Bitcoin might not be the answer these companies are looking for, Venezuela’s “petro” cryptocurrency might not be… Read More
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