The Crude Life Interview: Steve Burnett, Crude Oil Calendars

The Crude Life Interview: Steve Burnett, Crude Oil Calendars


Steve Burnett, Crude Oil Calendars, gives a history of his Crude Oil Calendars and cartoons. Burnett, who has worked in the oil and gas industry since age 14, explains how his background helped shape his calendars and cartoons.

The paradigm shift in oil and gas is talked about along with the Big Crew Shift and Retirement Issue. Burnett comments how during the 1990’s industry was in a downturn with oil prices as low as $8/barrel and companies did little hiring and an entire generations was passed over.

The interview also dives into capitalism, changing skill sets, top to bottom communication and how oil and gas CEOs are much more accessible today than 30 years ago.

Crude Oil Calendars and cartoons are available for purchase and seen in numerous newspapers and magazines.

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Jason Spiess is a multimedia journalist, entrepreneur and content consultant. Spiess has over 25 years of media experience in broadcasting, journalism, reporting and principal ownership in media companies.  (Over 30 years experience if you count his adolescent years as a newspaper delivery boy learning the importance and logistics of daily distribution and monthly door-to-door bill collecting.) Spiess has worked in the areas of oil and gas, UAS and precision agriculture, health care, cannabis, agriculture, real estate, government affairs and economic development. Spiess is the host of two radio programs, Building the Bakken and Coffee & Capitalism, and three specialty programs, MonDak OilField Review, Corporate Ink and UnStuck, that carry a radio network that spans five states and two countries. Spiess is a North Dakota native and graduated from North Dakota State University.

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