20 Episode results for "Energy Technology Company"

Ondaka on Permian Perspective- PP037

Permian Perspective Podcast

27:40 min | 7 months ago

Ondaka on Permian Perspective- PP037

"The Permian Basin is an abundant oil and gas producing area already one of the world's leading oil producing regions the area in West Texas and southeastern New Mexico could nearly double crude oil production by the year. Twenty twenty three but who are the leaders behind this economic powerhouse and what is their story. This is permian perspective. I'm your host Krista. A skinny today show was sponsored by Baker Hughes who recently launched a new and reimagined Baker Hughes brand as an energy technology company they strive to make energy safer cleaner and more efficient for people and the planet. Hello everyone welcome to this. Week's episode of Permian Perspective is such a pleasure to spend this time with you as always we thank you for choosing our podcast for your listening pleasure. Wherever you're at today we want to welcome our special guests today. Who are in West Texas with me. Ryan Loxton the director of sales and Business Development for on Daca and John Joseph the founder and CEO of on Daca. Thank you so much for being with us today. You very welcome. Can't wait to hear your story and let everyone know how you're changing the oil and gas industry so we're going to jump right into that in just a moment but first. I want to thank everyone who has left us a review. I cannot thank you enough for doing so. We've received the nicest kindest words on itunes and I didn't even have to pay him for it. They just did it. It was so nice it was so thank you and if you would like to leave a five Star Review. I would really appreciate it and also like to thank apple for choosing Permian perspective to be on their new and noteworthy list. So let's jump right into this. So welcome to our podcast. We Have Ryan and John. Sitting with us today. Toes a little bit about on Daca and what your company does sure so. What we do is really lead. Anyone operators equipment manufacturers assemblers see their sights their facilities there without actually having goat to the site or to the facilities the equipment we start by capturing high fidelity three D models of the existing women could be Brownfield. Greenfield doesn't really matter to us and creating an augmented reality version of that. And so our general visas that you have to be able to see something to understand it sees understanding once you can actually see the real equipment you know what's going on? You can understand the pipe configuration and you can understand how things are laid out and let you make better more informed decisions and also has a side effect of letting you not have to go out to site as often you can stay in Houston or Dallas. Orf You wherever you live the more often and I really wish right now everybody can see. I wish this was television. But it's all audio so we have to explain it to them. Similar to virtual reality is how I explained it. But I'm sure you have a better technical term for it so what we showed you earlier is augmented rally. So it's very similar to virtual reality and in fact if you wanted to wear see them in virtually that's also very possible. It's not that far off but imagine taking your equipment. Your separators revere you whatever. The equipment is and seeing that wherever you are shrinking down and putting it on your desktop and looking at the actual limit. Nana cad render of it not an artist's rendition of it but the actual equipment down to the rust patterns. The grime is on it. The real thing that we're talking about it really is interesting when you see it and I have to ask you. What is your oil and gas background? I Know Ryan you've been in oil and gas for years Tut fifteen. So tell us a little bit about how you see this really benefiting the oil and gas companies here in the Permian. So when I was first introduced Daca as a consultant of been in operations. Pretty much my whole life and being able to manage my people and optimize. My service could see this being a huge platform where you're actually bringing the piece of equipment into the Shop Board Room. Whatever and discussing what the task scare me for that day or is my right side the same as your right side you know. Get you for guys that are out in the service industry. They get a lot of questions. And you have your qualified guy that you want to keep at home or you know in office not running out three hours. Four hours to go the field to show somebody a small widget or peace or boulder procedure on how to do something for some. They're more untechnical people right and I think how you explained it to me off. Podcast was say you have fifty valves that need to be replaced. You can actually look and go away. We thought there's fifty thirty two so now we know we need to bring in thirty two valves that need to be replaced so your accuracy and timeliness is going to improve and you're not gonna waste the time of going out there seeing it then going been purchasing vowels and then getting them replaced so really you're cutting about a month's time off so we start with building these three models that lets you see what's out there and you can save the time of understanding what's there without traveling back and forth. That's great for things like site reconfiguration equipment installation that sort of thing then we let you do stuff with model because you know seeing is great but what can really do day over day so then we'll let you do things like you can measure things you can add other data to. It's you could say label a particular. You know that this is a Kim rival and I can add the operating manual for. That can reveal where he can add. The CAD drawing right can add the maintenance schedule behind that so other people can access that other people that you want to come back as you can. Also we call it markup you can potentially sketch arrows or boxes or circles in highlight images on his three d models reality capture of the site and send that picture to someone to communicate. What did you do the fourth thing that we have today? Is We call it procedures? You can define an operating procedure and imagine you know. It's a four step procedures. Step one is go to this. Particular component this valve when you rotate the model you zoom into that particular valvoline show people. This is the three sub steps on step. One that you have to do and check off steps and then step two is to go to the control panel and do something control pound you rotate the model. And you show them where. There isn't with a checklist that's super useful. Today takes way any confusion any communication issues any language barrier issues. We think that's actually pretty useful but all of that is what we do today. That's what we do what we're doing is we're taking that information that data that's being put into the system that labeled data when you told me that that's a Kim rebel. We're taking that data and we're training essentially artificial intelligence to recognize those things. So that's within the power of that feature that I mentioned so when you tell me that. That's a camera valve. Our system will learn what a camera valve is and then when we released that feature in the next six to twelve months you'll be able to look at a As built say showed me all the camera vows and it will just find all the rebels every time someone adds a new label of new thing. You'll be able to find that new thing everywhere which means you have to go. Have a person go tag all the individual components. So really does it Saves Time. It saves money and safety because that is a key component to your businesses. You're keeping people safe. Let's talk about the competitive edge. So how does your technology help? Customers maintain a competitive edge. I think having that understanding of their site so there's the cost silent is really about being efficient and it's efficient. None terms of reducing their workforce but in terms of putting the people in the right places. Not Wasting time anything. Anybody can do that. Well can actually just be more productive overall and we really help facilitate that we have one. Customer Service is Independent. They told us that by using our platform today. They've reduced trips to sites by facilities engineering by thirty percent. Yeah because they just don't have to go up there just figure out what's there before they do the actual work right. Ultimately we want to bring the oil filled to the office not office to the woeful right and I like how you also said. Say You have a huge meeting five hundred people and instead of bringing those five hundred people out to the field. You're actually bringing the field to the people and that is a great. I think way to visualize it because you know you think you know one or two. We're going to go visit the site right. No big deal but five hundred you can get five hundred people there like they bid walks could be done virtually right. That's amazing. Let's talk a little bit about the Permian because you're here in the Permian and how do you see the Permian? I know you're in some other shales as well different than the others. In case you can tell. I'm not historically in oiling. Gaspar's and I freely admitted software guy just general technology so for me. It's really been a great learning experience. And when I first came to oil and gas in general in particular it was really to learn. It's really understand. I mean I know I can do one or two things that are kind of cool and I didn't really know if they could be useful and it was really talking to people who are in. The industry are living this day in day out to understand how this thing that I know it can do could actually be using could be useful. And that's how every feature we built has been bills based on what customer said. This is how I do my job. This is how my life is and they show them what we can do. They say you can do that. Well then if you can do that can you do this? Oh we'll get so it's really the knowledge and expertise and experience from the guys in the field or the guys that were in the field who are now in the boardroom. That drives everything that we do. Frankly without the people in the premium we wouldn't exist. Oh we want to say welcome. And you're actually from San Francisco area. Will you all over all over? Let just recently the San Francisco Area I live technically. We're a Silicon Valley company. I am Canadian. I grew up in Hamilton Ontario. So my dad worked in steel mills. Growing up a nurse and they worked very hard to have me have a white collar job so I didn't have to. You know get dirty way worked and about three. Four years ago I left my last startup. I started thinking about what I'm doing for the last fifty twenty years. I realized I spent a lot of time working with a lot of companies that were essentially helping people click ads better and that seemed very wasteful. And I thought well why can't help people with all this tech. We have available in the world. Why can we help people like my dad? And that's where the colonel came from. I love that. So that's how undock came to me. I love that. Let's talk a little bit about what you're doing in the next twelve months because they say technology is changing like. Oh just changed right. It just changed again. It's changing all the time and we've really seen that here in the oil and gas business. Where do you think it's going in the future? And how can undock help people so I think the missing link is the data right so the way you consume the data whether it's your laptop whether its an ipad whether it's a set of glasses that whole answer some other air glasses that'll change they'll always change and the adoption curve of that will depend on the particular company and how they want to adopt men more importantly it'll depend on the people who actually have to use it and what they want us? We actually don't care about that. We will use whatever medium of consumption that people WANNA use provided a tool. That's useful for people to get their jobs done better and makes their lives easier. You know whether it safer or more efficient for that which is why we don't just go into the sea level and sell down and try mandate. This is how you do things because it's a better way do things because if you do that no one's GONNA use. It actually prefer to go in bottoms up and like show the guys in the field. This is what we can do and get their opinion on it and have them champion as a chain because they want to use this tool Ryan. What's up number one question that that customers ask you when they're considering putting your software or using your software in the well field so a funny question. Just run across this question you know. It's it's a question that we get hit with all the time and it can go in two thousand different realms I mean we can cover manufacturing we can cover asset management. Hse facilities engineering operations. The platform what I like about it is it's very diverse and it's all touching click. It's pointing go. There's no code. You have to learn a special key strokes that's very user friendly and I think that's where everything is going. So question does a customer asked. It's more what can't we do in? Sometimes we have to kind of narrow them down to. Let's start here and expand what I like to say. Let's crawl than while them. Yes because your imagination go wild and we can't do it. But where do we start right more very good? Because I think a lot of people that are I'll go ahead and say it. I'm not scared. Technologically challenged his myself when I see something like that or software. My mom is like can I handle this? Can I work this? Will I be able to utilize this but you can because you showed it you put it in my hands and then immediately stepped away and I was like okay. I'm on a rig I mean. How cool is that? You know you really can. You can really use that technology to benefit your company and to be more efficient and to save lives. Let's talk about that aspect because I know you said to me that that was really important if you save one life. Then what's the cost of it? You know I mean. Can you put a price tag on now? So you know one of the things that I see is we can reduce the amount of trips that a guy might not have to take and if we can do that and we say. We passed by one incident in one fatality. I can't put a price on that. You know a couple of our previous customers. We've had them run some statistics on how much they just go on to the field and travel expenses and things like that so so there's a lot of new companies that come out to West Texas. I'm sure you know that in being a fairly new company within three to five years and I'm right there with you. We're going on our fifth year anniversary. What would say is the biggest challenge that you've seen as a business owner John? Maybe that we could all learn from that. You've learned this past few years. Generally this isn't about West Texas which is generally as a business owner. Pay attention to casual. Isn't that run out of cash? You're going to be dead in the water point. Learn that almost the hard way. But we're doing okay. Now yes so when. I just want to backtrack a second chance. Brian touched on was the user experience. We actually pay very close. Attention to are very focused on the user experience. Making the platform work so easily is actually really hard thing to do. And we designed it so that our users can use it so easily in fact I'll put ten bucks down right now that anybody could pick up our platform and start using it in five minutes with one minute training and that's it that's pretty impressive because one minute is you know. It's pretty fast. I'm saying right. Somebody who's been in operations in the field for thirty years who I teach them how to double. Click a mouse. I teach that guy ahead of us it in a minute right. I mean as long as I can teach them how to click out right which you can of course. I know you touched a little bit on your dad in his background in the mills. How did you pick oil and gas as your main focus? So had this idea that I want to do something I had this idea. That vr and ar were cool but in order for companies to make it work the OCULUS is and the facebooks news of the world. We're all doing the same thing developers to make games and I was tired of games worked games for a number of years so there were enough games out there and frankly. I was tired of working at in that world but thought about general space and then I would say what if you could change the nature of the equation instead of building expensive games. What if you could make things cheaply like three sixty videos and I had this idea of? What three sixty video of say tour of Museum? Who's GonNa buy that night? Some people buy it. But it's going to be really expensive and you're gonNA watch it once. Data on top of that date on top of that now every schoolteacher could say let's Tiger in. Timmy's project is tiger and here's this project. Suddenly a lot more people could use it. Well that's interesting and for about thirty seconds. I got really excited because teachers could use it and artists and musicians and museums and none of these people have any money so so very pragmatic could be used for that definitely but then I thought okay this let me put a pin in the idea because it is seems there's something there and I literally sat there and five. Well who has money? I'm not very smart and I doubt I think we're very certain. Start a technology company and NOT SMART. Maybe oil and gas has some little bit of money maybe mining has some money and maybe construction has money and I realized it was always companies that living in Silicon Valley Mo- Silicon Valley companies. Don't work with most of these industries and that sort of baffling a little bit. And then just start talking to folks in in these industries and that got the most interest from people in oil and gas and then he went to my first oil and gas event in Texas chip in Colorado and that's my learned a formative lesson who's a some barbecue and a person who is about gesturing. He's about seven foot tall about twelve feet wide. Now he was he was a big fellow. He's across the patio and it's his barbecue and he walked directly over to me and he said so. Where are you from and I said I live in California? He said you know what the problem with California's and he got a little bit of Christian and I looked up at him and I said I would love to know what the problem California's Sir. He said. Prom with California. Is You've got these punks. Come out of places like Stanford and they try to come here and they think they can tell me to my job better than I know how to do it. I gotTa tell you hasn't changed that much in the last forty years as not that different than what. My granddad was doing eighty years ago and I realized in that moment. The fact is the fundamental problem between most silicon valley companies and the rest of the real world. It's that there's this arrogance that a lot of companies have that they think they know better and we fundamentally will never have that problem. Because I don't know better. I joke that that's part. It's actually I fundamentally believe that because in the space in this link of Midland. I'm the dumbest guy in the room. Everything Oil and gas and I'm actually proud VAT because I shouldn't be the smarts of as I can do a couple of things about a couple of ings but you put me on radio on a pad. I'm terrified to learning. Sorry what a friend of mine says if you're the smartest person in the room you're in the wrong room and then I have another friend. I'm putting all my friends now that this other friend that Jackson she was just on the podcast. Jamie and she says be alerted all. Don't be a know it all and I love that. I love that quote and she'd truly lifts by that and she feels that you know you can always be learning and just like you said go in there and learn in those rooms so I'm not that great advice Since we're getting more personal. What kind of books and podcasts do you listen to? I always love to learn what business leaders and people that are immersed here in the basin are reading and listening to. Do you have any favorites? That's a good question. It's actually almost embarrassing. Because they don't really. I neither read nor listen to anything. We work and working is working in a rookie. Though I get that plus your parents we have you know we were talking. We all have kids. So if you're not working you're working on kid things if you're not with your kids you're working that I mean I have read some different books. I think the last book I read that was interesting. It was more of a sales technique book it was called Pitch Anything. Well I can privatize name was orange. Something embers lessening. Just how to have conversation how to really think about how you're having a conversation. I'm wondering how you walk into a big office or a big meeting room. And how the entire structure of that office medium with powerful person is designed to intimidate you and put them in the powerful position. And how you can actually breakthrough that bite being the right mindset. Orrin cloth or cloth definitely so I read it and it was really interesting. Actually tried some of the techniques in the book and I was terrified. Try them and they worked and I was like. Oh my God. It was like discovering fire so I can do this well. Thanks for sharing the love that I love to learn every day I feel like I learned so much and I love to hear what other people are reading and then I can you know what I have the time. Listen and take a few nuggets and applied my business. So thank you anything you want to share. No Right. It's like I'm good. Let's go to the next question. How about a favorite quote Ryan? Do you have favorite quote? You live by. Cms believing really. That's a good one. That's kind of what we base are off of him very good and John. Your favorite quote. You live by just reading. It's the man in the arena. Love that quote Theodore Roosevelt in Brunei? Brown has brought it back for all of us to because it's so key if you're not in the arena. I don't want your opinion and that's why I feel every day we are in the arena and we might fail. Maybe we're too soon. Maybe were too late. Maybe it's the wrong thing and I'm okay with all of it. I think have something that's interesting. I hope we do. I hope people see that people find it useful if I'M WRONG. That's okay but at least we're given their shot to try that's right you don't know if you don't try right well. I want to let everyone know where they can find you. So let's give your website out and you're social media's so where can everyone find if they have any questions sure our website is. Www DOT DACA DOT com. It's O. N. D. A. K. A. dot com. We're also Lincoln and I think it's just search for Dhaka you can find. It is probably the best ways to get. My personal you know is John J. O. H. N. add on Daca and Ryan is Ryan R. Y. A. N. Dot L. O. G. S. T. O. N. At Dot com fantastic and the final question. I was asked this and most people a little bit more than five minutes. If they're gonNA do the podcast so thank you. I said Hey. Y'All are here. Why don't you do it so when you were coming into this podcast today? Is there anything that you were hoping to get out to our listeners? That maybe we haven't covered yet. I always like to just ask that at the end to make sure you got everything out there that you want people to know about in Dhaka. Just reach out to us and US come by and show you like I said. Cnn's blame so if we can help anybody and do a demo. I would love to do you know I forgot to mention the one thing that I'm probably most proud of because we're really just coming up on three years now and the thing that I always talk about an it's the thing that I'm most proud of. Is that last night? We were invited to OTC which for a small company out of California's Yes. That was a huge deal and then we were named one of the ten most promising companies at the show and for that to me being not oil and gas person I thought. Oh that's pretty cool. We won this award but then the next day that news. All the trade magazines and articles can't and I was getting the kids ready for school. Christopher my seven year old was used a little bit annoying that morning that might get the wrong t shirt on him and drag him out. The door and my cell phone rang and I saw a number. They didn't recognize and most of the time. I never answer those calls. For some reason I decided to enter that day but I use my angry voice and it was a person I won't say which company but it was a major of a very major well-known oiling gas or company calling to talk to someone Daca because they saw that we won this award long and I quickly pretended to be my assistant and apologize for the chaos on her office this morning and I would take a message have Mr Joseph Colvin back. That's great. That's when they realize how big a deal that award wasn't and so that's why I'm so proud of it well. Congratulations I think that is amazing. And that just shows that where the future is going in. The future is technology. And we're so glad that you chose this over video games. Thank you for sharing your story. I really appreciate it if you would like any more information as we mentioned before go. Daca DOT COM. I would definitely like to thank once again. Ryan logged in the director of sales and Business Development and John Joseph the founder and CEO of Dhaka for sharing time today and sharing your story. So thank you so much. I appreciate you time now to announce today's community. Mvp and our Community Mvp Chevron and Odessa College oc as we call it around here recently received two hundred thousand dollars donated by Chevron for its instrumentation and automation programs. And they're FAB lab. Doesn't that sound like fun? The FAB now the FAB lab is completely open to the public way to go. Chevron for pouring into the youth of our community. That's what makes you this week's community. Mvp again very special. Thanks to Baker Hughes for Sponsoring Permian Perspective Baker Hughes as you know recently launched a new and reimagined Baker Hughes Bran as an Energy Technology Company. They strive to make energy safer cleaner and more efficient for people on the planet. That's it thank you so much for listening at home or in your car and your office wherever you are. This concludes this episode of Permian Perspective. The story behind the oil and gas leaders in the Permian Basin. Remember my mottos dream big and believe in yourself and never ever give up. You make it a great day. Hey everybody Alex here. With the events on deck for February we do not have any O. G. G. unhappy hours in February but we do have an exciting event coming up in Pittsburgh. This'll be our first happy hour there in March and it will be taking place on March twenty fifth. The location is to be determined so be sure to follow us on facebook link or twitter to keep up with those announcements and to purchase tickets the Houston. Api luncheon will be on February eleventh this will be networking about with top oil and gas business leaders and they promise that you'll be learning something really cool so check it out and sign up for that event. The wildcatters ball will be on February seventh in Houston. This ball is the primary oil and natural gas industry fundraising event for the IP A Educational Foundation proceeds go toward funding. The foundations energy education program. The Energy Houston three gun chapter. We'll be on March twentieth in Houston. This event fills up really quickly so make sure to get your team. Enter the best way to do so is to fax or E. Mail the form with at least a captain's name as soon as possible if you need to wait for a check. Just notat that on the bottom of the form and send it on we will be sending Mark Liqueur and Patrick pistre to Scotland to Aberdeen Scotland. On march fifth. Four Doku Kahn. Which is the first event of its kind. It is a conference or creating high impact sales in energy and mark and Patrick will be hosting panel and recording alive. Podcast if you're interested in attending this event visit Doku Yukon Dot Dokru DOT COM. And that is d o q a. R U C O. 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Oil & Gas + Coronavirus on Permian Perspective  PP040

Permian Perspective Podcast

09:19 min | 6 months ago

Oil & Gas + Coronavirus on Permian Perspective PP040

"The Permian Basin is an abundant oil and gas producing area already one of the world's leading oil producing regions the area in West Texas and southeastern New Mexico could nearly double crude oil production by the year. Twenty twenty three but who are the leaders behind this economic powerhouse and what is their story. This is permian perspective. I'm your host Krista. A skinny today show is sponsored by Baker Hughes who recently launched a new and reimagined Baker Hughes Brand has an Energy Technology Company. They strive to make energy safer cleaner and more efficient for the people and the planet. Hello everyone welcome to this special edition of Permian perspective. I'm Krista as skinny. Thank you so much for sharing your time with us today. I really appreciate it and I also want to let you know. This is a special edition. I will be visiting with you alone today. I just thought with everything that is going on in the world right now that we could just spend this time talking about what's happening what's happening in the Permian and share what's on my heart so I just WanNa say thank you for being here and it's been almost a year since I ran my first Permian Perspective podcast and what a ride. It has been a short year ago. The Permian was challenged with growth pains housing schools traffic and healthcare and those were the issues that were at the forefront of our community today we are faced with a whole new set of challenges that were sparked by the corona virus which is now a global pandemic as you know and now more than ever we must be permian strong. I know that it has been an emotional week for many of you as stressful. I completely understand. I know I have been right there with you. Every step of the way worried about my kids. My husband my family. My parents my in laws. My brother a the list goes on and I understand what you're going through. I know the developments around the coveted nineteen has really intensified here with school closings and colleges finishing up the semester online the NBA suspending play. The remainder of their season March madness cancelled Disneyland. That's right the happiest place on earth has closed their theme park in California and President trump restricting travel from nearly all of Europe to the United States also this week the World Health Organization who declared the corona virus at pandemic. So I wanted to catch you up a little bit on. What's happening here in the basin with some of the news and events that we have seen here locally so that I could share that with you if you are listening around the World Pioneer Natural Resources Chief Executive Scott Sheffield told The Washington Post this week that the company is preparing for two years of low prices and will make the necessary adjustments to maintain our great balance-sheet Sheffield also told the Post that pioneer is secure. But there will be. Many bankruptcies are industries and tens of thousands of layoffs over the next twelve months also according according to the Midland reporter telegram earlier this week diamondback reported it was immediately reducing its completion crew count from nine to six and will lay down to drilling rigs in April and a third rig later in the quarter this week according to CBS seven news Apache says it will reduce its permian rig. Count Two zero over the coming weeks and plans to lower activity in Egypt in the North Sea. According to seeking out the DOT com it also announced plans to cut twenty twenty capital spending to one billion to one point two billion which is actually down from one point six billion to one point nine billion a thirty seven percent. Drop at the midpoint now. The company says it has ample liquidity throughout its fourbillion dollars undrawn revolver and flexibility to manage the nine hundred and thirty seven million dollars of bonds maturing between twenty twenty one and January of two thousand twenty three. Those are just a couple of the interesting stories. I wanted to share with you coming out of the business world. Of course we will be hearing more over the next couple of weeks and I will definitely do another follow up on what's happening businesswise here. In the basin of course we also have the University of Texas Permian Basin that is a wonderful education facility here in Odessa. Texas and they are continuing to track the rapidly evolving Kovic nineteen virus. As of right now there are no reported are known cases in the Midland. Odessa area. Now you TB is extending their spring break and hold no face to face classes from March sixteenth to the twentieth. That is what they have just announced. They will not cancel current online classes. That are in progress now during this time. Utd Faculty and staff will begin the process of preparing for a possible transition to online classes. If it's needed sometime in the future however the university will remain open during the spring semester. Of course all of this information is unfolding and by the time you listen to this podcast at will have changed even more but I hope that I can bring a little bit of hope to you during this time. What it all boils down to is uncertainty when we are uncertain about what the future holds. It is easy to become fearful right. Just go to the grocery store you can see the toilet papers out here locally also water and of course hand sanitizer but I wanNA remind you something that. My husband reminded me of today. He said do not. Fear is in the Bible three hundred sixty five times one for each day of the year. If there's one thing I know about all of the leaders of the companies I mentioned above and those leading in the Permian is they are fearless so as this may be Challenging Week. I referred to one of my favorite quotes. You know how I love quotes right. Well this is a good one. Remember this story to will run out of rain. Yes this too shall pass and so to all my friends in the Permian. We will prevail and be better and stronger. I wish you and your families a healthy week please be safe and I look forward to seeing you all soon. Thank so much for joining us. This concludes this special edition of Permian perspective. The story behind the oil and gas leaders in the Permian Basin of course remember my favorite quotes on life. Matas dream big. Believe in yourself and never give up you make it a great day. Hey everybody Alex here. With the events on deck for the next month we have some exciting things coming up to happy hours one in Pittsburgh and one in Denver so the first one will be happening on March twenty second at Bubbas Gourmet Burgers and beer. This event won't be from forty seven and will feature a live recording of oil and gas this week with Jake Corley and Markel Corp so be sure to check that out. You can sign up our social. Media's we have bent bright sign up and should be good to go from there. The next event will be a happy hour in Denver at Liberty Oilfield Services on April second once again. Check our social media's for the event bright sign up and sign up there as some of our social media followers may know we are headed to Aberdeen Scotland. The first week of March in a couple of days actually for Doku con creating high impact sales and Energy Dokru is excited to launch. Its very first sales development conference and Jeans Mark and Patrick will be hosting a panel and recording alive podcasts. That we're really excited to be joining map. The leaders in industry luncheon is on March eleventh at the Petroleum Club of Houston. Port of the future is happening on March tenth and Eleventh in Houston your registration to the port of the future conference also allows you access to exclusive events including TSA security and terrorism research showcase and many more so be sure to view the agenda and see what they are offering the Houston energy. Breakfast will be on March twentieth at the Norris Conference Center in Houston the API Energy Houston three gun. Chapter will be on March Twentieth. This event is filling up very quickly so make sure to get a team in as soon as possible. The BP Energy Outlook Two thousand twenty edition will be on April twenty first. It's happening online. And this event is about transitions. That will take place to a low carbon energy system as offer this month. Everybody hope you guys have a good month and check back in next month to see what we're having thanked tune in next week for another episode of Permian Perspective a production of the oil and gas global network learn more at www dot org G. N. dot com.

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28:49 min | 7 months ago

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"The Permian Basin is an abundant oil and gas producing area already one of the world's leading oil producing regions the area in West Texas and southeastern New Mexico could nearly double crude oil production by the year. Twenty twenty three but who are the leaders behind this economic powerhouse and what is their story. This is permian perspective. I'm your host Krista. A skinny today show is sponsored by Baker Hughes who recently launched a new and reimagined Baker Hughes brand as an energy technology company they strive to make energy safer cleaner and more efficient for the people in the planet. Hello everyone one. Welcome to this week's episode of Permian Perspective. I'm Krista Eskimo at such a pleasure to spend this time with you as always and I am sitting here in Midland Texas with Chelsea Ray crossland. Who is the account manager for Pro Flow Measurement Chelsea right? Thanks so much for being yes. I'm excited I'm so excited to jump into your story for us to just chat like two girlfriends having coffee. It's GonNa be fun but I wanNA thank everyone who has shared our podcast with friends family and colleagues we have listeners all over the world and of course right here in the Permian Basin and I really appreciate each and every one of you feel free to leave a review when you stop by or you can also send me an email. We appreciate you. Thanks again Chelsea for being here today. So let's start at the beginning. How did you get in the oil and gas industry? Oa I never wanted to or I would never do it so owning a furniture store I was like I'm never going to be in the oil. I'm not GONNA do that. My Dad has done it his whole life. My brother was in it. You know and I was just like I'm not GonNa do that. I'm not going to be oil so I sold Chelsea race and went on to own rental company and I just didn't love it. I wasn't in love with it and you shouldn't do anything you're not in love with right and and so. I had an opportunity to sell and I did and I was like what is next. What am I gonNa do like twenty seven? I need to get it together. You know so. My Dad's like we'll have a sales position open like cool. Let's do this L. Yeah and then I got there and I was like what am I doing? I don't know anything that's going on. I don't we're talking about so I just kind of said in meetings and Kinda saw how my superiors were talking to people and what they were asking what people are asking them. And it's all about how you treat your customer and customer service in the end. I mean you can call and ask questions anytime you want. But that's what I needed to learn. That just took all that fear away. So I ended up working for crossfire for about two years and then came onto pro flow. And we're rocking and rolling. Just doing the same thing. So I'm just Kinda taken over what my dad did and it's nice it's cool that's awesome and I and I know those of you are not hearing the base in. Her furniture store was incredible and she's very talented designer. You you really are. But you're a people person like oh I just I love your energy you give off such great energy and that really translates into anything you do and then you say that you didn't want to go into oil and gas but you also grew up in it really. Yeah Your Dad. I did so explain what that was like and how that experience is now helping you and in your role today. Yeah I just think that my dad you know. He's never burned bridges. He's always do not burn a bridge and you work hard for your customers and I took that into furniture so everything. He's taught me with by in showing me what he did with his company. I've taken it with all my companies you know and I just took it with me in the oil and I just knew that you have to make customer happy no matter what. And they're always right. Committee is always always right. No matter if you don't want them to be you know so I just took that with me and it's a long way and a lot of my customers are more friends. Now you know and so. I've just taken his life lessons and moved onto my career and I do miss my furniture store but I feel like this is God's plan and this was to be because I'm probably the happiest I've ever been career wise. You know and so that's just when you know where you're supposed to be and I end. It opens a lot of doors up for me and gives me some time to do my charities and nonprofit stuff and that's what I really enjoy and so I have both of them. I can do both of them. And that's what I want. 'cause you know you want both of them but sometimes you can't do both right to constructing timing wise right in doesn't allow you to do your philanthropy and then sometimes we'll the flannery doesn't pay you so you also have to have jobs so you have to find that balance and that's what it sounds like this has been able to do for. Yeah and I think that's why I'm so fulfilled right now because I mean I've I've always said if I moved out of town I would love to get an events. Corporate events not so much weddings or parties but corporate events like nonprofits and conventions and trade shows stuff like that and my job now gives me that opportunity to be involved in events bigger events in so I just get a little. It's like a happy medium. You know that that's so important. You have to have balanced told us what pro flow does okay. So we sell pop galveston fittings. So we sell the facility's production. We do midstream all that. Good stuff and then we do actuators automative vows so we manufacture those in house but division on is pipe bells and fittings bent hell. Yeah we're like the grocery store to do. You need a pipe valve. You just walk in. You'd go down the I say that's the one and we deliver lung twenty four hours and so we kinda will work. I mean my boys have been working till nine o'clock at night and every day. This week has were slammed and we just do our customers need to do. I mean that's how you keep your business out here in a boom and bust and so when you treat your customers with respect when I think what you just said is probably Magic to a lot of people's ears right now to say that you are slammed because I think there has been a feeling of uncertainty right watching if you watch the oil and gas prices that you know. They're fluctuating but it is still busy. I think that oil is always going to go up and down. It's election year corona virus. Every we have all this stuff but I think the media makes it a little bit worse than it needs to be. I'm not so sure about drilling side and all of that but on the production side. We're pretty busy so I mean I know that. A lot of people are laying down some rigs this year because of the oil prices but as of now we're busy and I'm very grateful and appreciative of that. But absolutely we are I mean it is what it is kind of thing but I mean that's how I pushed really hard for him at probably the best group out here to work with and they just know that it's important to keep your customers happy and treat them with respect and you know always have them. I. I hope that helps us when. Or if this goes into a bust so well and I love that you are a team leader and your company and as a woman. You'd I love seeing women. Just take on those roles and I know that you know. Say Maybe Twenty. Thirty years ago when you're dead. You know turned. His company's there wasn't as many women in the roles. So how do you lead the teams? What is your key to success in that leadership role? I honestly think it's good chemistry with your people because you could have the best leadership skills and someone just doesn't want to learn you know and I just was so blessed my guys came from Chelsea raise and then they continued with my dad at crossfire us and then they came over to pro flow. So we've all been together for so long that we kind of know how to job together. You know how we work in certain situations so Brad has been with my dad for twenty five years. He's like an uncle to me and so he's the president of the company. And you know we all fall under him but it's his leadership and then you know. I help with the boys in the shop. And it's just set in that presidents that you need to work hard and keep the customer happy and they all understand that and they. You know bus there but for us and I mean I couldn't ask for anyone else and when you have that kind of longevity with your team you know each other strengths and weaknesses. You can help what we call around here that we learned from an amazing business coach. Debbie FRAPP he. Sometimes you have to hold the ladder. Yes I'm one and you know when you've worked with someone that long you know who needs her ladder hill. Yeah and then you know they'll know when you need your help. Yeah it and I take the new one new people coming in. They see that can watery and they want to join that. WanNa be a part of that and you. Kinda just don't allow anything else. You keep what's going on. You know you keep that attitude and don't let anyone else change it you know right in. So that's import whenever you just Kinda set that tone and this is what it's going to be. I mean they have no choice. Probably not going to be working there. I mean you have to set the tone of how he wanted to be in. Don't ever you know exterior from that. You know. Just stay on that exactly. So let's talk a little bit about your Philanthropy Day without is so important to you and you have a big event coming up and we're GONNA talk about that a little bit more but I wanNa talk about how you got into philanthropy and white so important to you. It's important because I've been so blessed in my life and I feel like it is very important to give back to community. I think that you should give back nationally too but I think that it should mostly be in your community. What can you do in your community? And that's always I mean through church and my parents and stuff like that of always just wanted to give back in. I've fallen I think else has their own opinion. On what organizations they love and whatnot but mine have fallen in Lake. The children with the Youth and American Cancer Society and I got brought into American society with decorating and because Chelsea raise than than I had a rental company and so they asked me if I would donate my time will then I just fell in love and now it's my fifth year and I'm charing this year and so I'm co chairing with Adrian Noble. But I mean I was driving down the road one day and I was like. How can we feed these kids? You know 'cause we'll right now probably about five hundred kids. Go home on the weekends with only food. And that's the garden through senior it's heartbreaking. Yeah it's so sad. I mean I couldn't imagine going home and not having anything to eat and so there's a ton of other organizations doing it but I got locked in to rope youth in on their board now and we started a program where we pack bags on Wednesdays and we feed them every Friday so we give them a bag to take home every Friday and you know we met a little boy and he said he has to make that work for the whole week and it's just so sad and you know junior highs are getting beat up for having the bag so we're trying to really hone in on how we can get these back to these kids without being embarrassed bullied. Beat up whatever you know. And that's our main goal and also paying off the school debt because if those kids have school debt the lunch debt then they get arts cut field trips cut and they'll just just things that you need you know in your school other than just math reading. You know you need other things you need. Art and kids need to be kids. It'd be worried about whether lunch account is caught up and we've had a teacher reach out and say you know that helps us a lot. Because that's less supplies. I have to buy. And so that cuts into their own money their personal money and so we're just trying to do better for our youth in where we now started a youth coalition to kind of figure out like kids getting in trouble how we can help them. Kids not eating. I mean it's just like all aspects of youth coming together and figuring out how we can really fix it because it's important and they're our future and I just don't think that any kids should go without eating and you know rope youth we do a young gentlemen's club and they get a suit and tie and they learn how to iron. And how did you resumes and how to just do things to become a gentleman a tie tie and so you and we just mentor them. And it's just sad that things that you see mean. Some kids won't even go into cafeteria because the lunch ladies like you. Oh this you know and I think yeah and you shouldn't be shamed it's not your fault not I mean whether it's if parents fault or not. It's still not their fault. Absolutely then they go on to have being bullied or just have that fear that anxiety and that's not fair no you know and so that means a lot to me because I mean I have four nephews and I love him to death in there my world and I couldn't imagine if they were in that situation you know well thank you for doing what you do in our community. I knew you personally so I know you're not just one of those that talks about you. Walk Yeah I know you were you. Were working hard. And usually I announced in our podcast at the very end after our interviews always announce a community MVP. But I'm going to announce today's because you're part of it and so I thought you. I thought you could talk about it better than anybody but we decided that this week's community. Mvp would be the American Cancer Society and the volunteers who are working on roundup. Twenty twenty under the big top so we are. You could go ahead and explain what the big event will entail so we just had our children's party which is awesome becky young chaired dot and so we had at the planetarium and we had family show up. The kid either has cancer or survived from it and we invite their whole family Kane sponsored it so we got some good canes and then we had musicians. We had a Selfie play as we had tied. I we had painting and they just enjoyed a full day. And then they're making a bowl or a base out of their hands so we auctioned off at our live auction in those usually. Go for a high number. 'cause they're just awesome in that goes to children research but are roundup is on April eighteenth. And it's under the big top. So it's circuses and we usually do a western theme in this year. We were like. Let's get some exciting. You know. Change it up. So we're excited in Matt News performing which we're so happy about because we're keeping it in the community and we think that's really important as well as in so Odessa Midland. Come together to put this whole thing on. We have a huge committee this year. I'm very grateful and appreciative them. They're awesome so we're going to have pig racing. It's so fun and just a lot of carnival games to like wine toss. We're GONNA have a liquor. Toss for the guys shotguns and shells and then we have a chanel to be raffled off as well and then we do yellow roses. So if you want to buy a yellow rose for someone that has cancer survived cancer or in memory of so we are very excited and Kathy. Broten and Jason. He's a little eighteen month old. Little boy they're going to be in honor of and they've survived cancer and then. David farmer is going to be our in memory of so. We're excited. That is so excited. I'm excited for the Chug. Wagging is going to be our hater. So their foods amazing and this will take place April. Eighteenth at the Melon County Horseshoe. Yes and how can people get tickets or tables or be a sponsor go online to American Cancer Society? Or we have round up the cattle baron's ball on facebook contact me. I mean there's endless opportunities there but yeah you can contact me on facebook or give me a call for three to six six four two zero two four and I get your sponsorship form and we're still looking for underwriter so I mean there's plenty opportunity get involved until we'll sharing that. I know that that's important to him so I thought what better community for this week. Show the nine. You know a lot of our stuff stays local and it goes to research and so we really like to push out and let everybody know that. Your money's not going national you know I mean there are research opportunities that we will put some of the money into but a lot of it's as local in the hope lodge in Lubbock and you know car rides to appointments and stuff like that and that's needed here and the whigs and all of that good stuff so we are local as well fantastic. Chelsea. I know you've lived here your whole life. What do you think makes the Permian Basin so great? I think it's gotten huge. You know better than when you were young. The small town feel like the football. You know everybody knowing each other. Everybody being involved in events in nonprofit stuff I think that in I mean with the shooting instead of every how everybody came together. That right there just shows you how good of a community we live in. I think that sometimes we forget it because all the traffic and all the craziness that the oilfield has brought but when it really comes down to serious events we come together and we say strong you know so. I think that's what's great about Melinda absolutely. What about favorite Booker podcast? You have a book that I love. Melissa Radke okay. She's just like my type of person like the sarcasm in the way you know how love her so probably her okay. I'm have to listen to her. Yes I listen. Every morning her and her husband on facebook they do alive. And they're just hilarious. Okay fantastic. What about a quote favorite quote that you live by? I don't know I kinda like innocence. Fake it till you make it but not so much fake it you know you just have to push through hard times and no matter. What just see your goal sier dream and push through and dilemma. Nobody bring you down. You know that's one of my favorites I say don't let anyone steal your joy. Yeah anyone I don't get mad because it's so easy to do and you could. I mean going on facebook and just looking at people's pictures can bring you down and it's just like that's not real rhino. You know what you're doing. You know what dream you hob. And what goals and just keep moving forward. It's right and if it's God's plan it'll happen and everything happens for a reason. I truly believe that you were talking. My where does how I believe? One Hundred L. I you know I hated things that didn't happen for me and I'm just like this God's plan and this is what's supposed to be in. I live by that so of great opportunities. Don't open them like there's a great one coming that's right. What about the most important lesson you've learned in life? Kinda just to be true to yourself. Don't let other people make decisions for you in a sense. Don't let them innocence. Bull you or make you change your decision because you don't think it's right you know. Stay true to yourself. What about your parents? I know there are strong influence on. Yeah you learned anything from them that you think. That was the best advice they ever gave me. Yeah it's like I said earlier. Like don't burn bridges and just really like stay true to yourself in be who you are because you know. I've never seen my dad. He's not like he has great friends but he's never an like click and he's never done things that you know people want him to do. He does what he thinks is right and for my mom as well and so. I think that's what they've religious truly taught me if whatever you feel you need to do pray about it. Whatever comes to you. That's what you need to stick with Indu. Don't let anybody influence you right so I think that is probably one of the greatest lessons and be close to your family. I think family is number one and he no one loves you more than your family and I mean I'm very close to mine and so I think that it's very important to be close to your family though true so for those of you who are not here from the base and may be explained who your parents are just. So they'll know who your your dad's company was okay so my dad's running crossland and my mom's norm across Lynn and he owned production specialty for about twenty twenty five years and grew up in Andrews. Oh well they grew McCain their high school sweetheart. Oh Yeah we just celebrated thirty six January. Yeah so and then I was born in Andrews and that's where my dad started his first store. He grew to twenty two stores after that and sold once bought it back sold again. And Yeah. It's been a ride. But and then I have a brother and he has four boys which is crazy town over there and then my sister-in-law Marcy she owns AMC aesthetics. So yeah we're all Kinda here actually. My parents just moved to Bernie but they're back and forth there. They're still here. Your Whole Family. The rocks that is us. Thanks for sure that we are those who maybe don't know that because we have listeners now all over the world which is just fantastic and that love to hear what's happening here in the Permian Basin. Sometimes us that live here. We forget that we are such a big energy provider for the world and so it's exciting to hear the stories of the people that really built businesses. Yeah it's crazy. I mean I mean like I said my dad sold out and then they started edge manufacturing and then crossfire and then we sold out there too. So it's just we've kind of tried to build up companies and then you know sell them. Yeah what have you learned the most from the ups and downs of the oil and gas industry. I think in that comes back to how you treat your customers. It's treat them like you're gonNA treat them in a bust because they realize that and they see that and if you don't treat them good in a boom because other people are more important r giving you more money than they're going to remember that in a bust and I mean you won't get their business and that goes for contractors or you know anybody you always should treat your customers with respect and I think that that will get you business in the long run. Buster boom 'cause I mean you really remember how you were treated and who had a little power trip you know? 'cause that's big out here get some power you think you can talk to people a certain way and so. I think that people remember that right absolutely good advice. If you had a piece of advice to give to someone who is maybe you know on a similar journey as you are and is maybe trying to get into the oil and gas industry. What advice would you give to them? I think you should study the company that you're going in with really. Just sit on on meetings. You don't need to be in you know stuff. That doesn't really pertain to you. But you can find out the INS and out of your company you need to know every little aspect you know because like mine. There's so many parts so I'm literally telling Barks Hearts. Yes there's so many parts to it and I'm constantly learning and I I mean even Brad. He's constantly learning and he's been in it for twenty five years you know and so just learn and study study study and then get to know your customers and if there's daughters has a birthday wish them a happy birthday or birthday or you know they're having family stuff. Hey just thinking about unions like you have a personal relationship with them to an extent you know but take some bundt cakes or something sweet. Nothing Bundt cakes about them on the holidays. You know and just really get to know them and make them feel like they're important to you and that's what's important right good advice. Yeah what are you looking forward to the most right now? I'm looking forward to acs for that round up. But I'm looking forward for. We're growing right now with pro flow and I'm so excited and I'm trying to slowly do it but I'm really excited to see where we're going to go and what we can do out here and also what we can do with the fruit program with rope youth. I think that youth coalitions GONNA do wonders and I'm excited to be involved in that in see where we can go with the youth so fantastic. How can people get a hold of you or your company on Social Media Online okay? So pro flow is on facebook and Lincoln. And then y'all like I said you can call me four three two six six four two zero two four and just I mean I'll pick it up anytime of the day. My email address is C. Crossland so C. C. R. O. S. S. LAND AT PRO flow P. R. O. F. L. MEASUREMENT DOT COM and tastic. And One more question when you're coming into today. Was there anything that maybe we haven't talked about yet? That you're like Oh. I hope that heard listeners. Get to know about me or my companies now. I think that it was really. I wanted to talk about pro flow and and then like American Cancer Society and stuff so now we got it all. We got an awesome fudge. I'm excited we. We were just visiting if you're just joining us and hopefully you've been listening the whole time but if you are just joining us just wanted to remind you. We were visiting the Chelsea Ray crossland account manager for pro flow measurement but she is also so philanthropic in our community and born as West Texas. It's just been such a joy and pleasure to hear your story so thank you. Thanks for having really appreciate you. Yeah well that's GonNa do it for today's episode. That's right. We already announced our community. Mvp So once again the American Cancer Society was today's community MVP. And of course a very special. Thank you to Baker Hughes for Sponsoring Permian perspective. We really appreciate Baker Hughes in their support and of course we thank all of you for listening and sharing this time with us. So that concludes this episode of Permian Perspective. The story behind the oil and gas leaders in the Permian Basin. Remember my modest dream. Big believe in yourself and never give up. You make it a great day. Hey everybody Alex here. With the events on deck for the next month we have some exciting things coming up to happy hours one in Pittsburgh and one in Denver so the first one will be happening on March twenty second at Bubbas Gourmet burgers and beer. This event won't be from four to seven and will feature live recording of oil and gas this week with Jake Corley and Markel Corp so be sure to check that out. You can sign up the our social media's we have an event bright sign up and should be good to go from there. The next event will be a happy hour in Denver at Liberty Oilfield Services on April second once again. Check our social media's for the event bright sign up and sign up there as some of our social media followers may know we are headed to Aberdeen Scotland the first week of March in a couple of days actually for Doku con creating high impact sales and Energy Dokru is excited to launch. Its very first sales development conference and Obgyn's mark and Patrick will be hosting a panel and recording live podcast. So we're really excited to be joining map. The leaders in industry luncheon is on March eleventh at the Petroleum Club of Houston. Port of the future is happening on March tenth and Eleventh in Houston your registration to the port of the future conference also allows you access to exclusive events including TSA security and terrorism research showcase and many more so be sure to view the agenda and see what they are offering the Houston energy. Breakfast will be on March twentieth at the Norris Conference Center in Houston the API Energy Houston Gun. Chapter will be on March Twentieth. This event is filling up very quickly so make sure to get a team in as soon as possible. The BP Energy Outlook Twenty twenty edition will be on April twenty. First it's happening online. And this event is about transitions that will take place to a low. Carbon energy system offer this month. Everybody hope you guys have a good and check back in next month to see what we're having thank tune in next week for another episode of Permian Perspective a production of the oil and gas global network learn more at www dot obgyn dot com.

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Baker Hughes on Permian Perspective- PP036

Permian Perspective Podcast

34:19 min | 8 months ago

Baker Hughes on Permian Perspective- PP036

"The Permian Basin is an abundant oil and gas producing area already one of the world's leading oil producing regions the area in West Texas and southeastern New Mexico could nearly double crude oil production by the year. Twenty twenty three but who are the leaders behind this economic powerhouse and what is their story. This is permian perspective. I'm your host Krista. As skinny today show is sponsored by Baker Hughes who recently launched a new and reimagined Baker Hughes brand as an energy technology company they strive to make energy safer cleaner and more efficient for the people and the planet. Hello everyone welcome to this week's episode at so nice to be sharing this time with you once again. I am sitting here today in Midland Texas with my friend Jimmy Butler the VP of Permian for Baker Hughes. Thanks so much for being with US Jamie. I Chris Great to be here. I'm so excited to talk all the fun and exciting changes at Baker and everything that's going on and you just recently had an an exciting trip Italy but before we get into our interview. I WanNa thank everyone who has shared our podcast with friends and colleagues. We truly have listeners. All over the world even in low France so thank you so much for listening. I really appreciate each and every one of you. I also would like to ask everyone to help our show out by taking a few minutes and leaving a review on itunes. I cannot thank you enough for doing this. We just recently had this fantastic review. They said Christopher's interview style brings out the best in her guests. Listeners brought into a conversation in which guests are allowed to be open about issues important to them professionally and personally krista interviews highlight the dichotomy between the hard scrabble oil business and the generous civically engaged attitude of the people who live in the Permian Basin. Wow thank you so much for those kind words. They didn't leave their names. O You know who you are. Whoever you are thank you so much I really appreciate you. Jamie thanks again for joining us. And congratulations on being nominated one of heart energies twenty-five influential women in energy for twenty twenty. How exciting was that when you found out. Oh just unbelievable. Almost had to pinch myself just wonderful nomination in recognition and even the class of women the other twenty four women in this twenty twenty s class so amazing talented and then even if you look at its third year so this is three years in the making. This has been going on and I looked at last year's twenty five in the year before that and it's just exciting to be in such a class in caliber of these amazing women of really truly. What an honor in that group and well-deserved. I have to say as well. I know that we visited before. But we WANNA get kind of. Everyone caught up with. Maybe they haven't listened to any of our previous podcast but tells a little bit about how you got an oil and gas and how you got here to the Permian all right so it's nineteen years. Though unbelievable. Last time we talked was eighteen years right so I've been in the Permian for about a year and a half now. Anna been with Baker used for nineteen years and nineteen years ago honestly. I just needed a job. So if you hear some of my podcast and speeches for her engagements that's really my story. I just needed a job right and I actually had not graduated from college yet and I was looking and Baker. Us hired me. I mean that is what you know going back in that time. Yeah you looked in the newspaper. It'll be. How did you find out that Baker Hughes was was hiring? Yeah I ran into. Actually my brother was coaching baseball. He was coaching tournament. Baseball and I ran into a leader Baker us and he asked me what I did and I said I was going to college and I was running a book warehouse Solo by myself while going to school and he said well have you thought about doing something different for your work and Baker. Use can help you finish out your degree so out. Yeah absolutely so actually interviewed for the first job. I didn't get it. And then that manager pass my resume onto another manager and said I think she'd be better fit for a role you have. I interviewed for that position. And yeah the rest is history so it was actually an administrative role so I started out at. I guess the bottom grade levels what we call them at Baker US and finished my degree and then I went into finance and then I went into marketing and then I went technology and then I went into supply chain and I finished my masters in supply chain management at Penn state going back and fourteen oversee park over a course of two years and then I went into manufacturing then I went to do field operations and then commercials so it was used doesn't at all crazy nineteen years and so a year and a half ago. I was in what we call our global accounts organization handling three of our largest accounts for Baker US across all product lines and an opportunity came to move to Midland Texas and leader Permian businesses. And I said yes absolutely why not. I mean this is the epicenter of oil and Gas. Right and I love your story. Because I've learned so many things just from hearing you just recap it even that first of all. If I don't succeed try try again right. Didn't get that I. I love for young women to hear that. Because sometimes you get that no one you think okay then this decision for me but you persevered and you were persistent and you kept going and then all these yeses then eventually led you to this. Vp position which is just incredible. Yeah it's amazing definitely when the bus pulls up you know. Don't turn it down so definitely get on the bus but at the same time if the bus doors shut you know. Think about what's that next bus that could pull up in. How can I overcome those challenges? And what can I learn and make myself better so I just think it's limitless possibilities and you just have to look at everything happens for a reason and you know when you fail or you make a mistake? How can you learn from it? And how can you move forward and turn that into an opportunity? Love that new definitely done that and then some let's talk a little bit about this one hundred th anniversary of the Permian which is a huge milestone an incredible to think of can you share what Baker is focusing on in the permian. Now yeah absolutely so we know that the Permian one hundred anniversary is a huge milestone for us. It's really exciting. To look back at the well that put us on the map in Nineteen twenty-three which was Santa Rita It produced for over seven decades. Which to me is like wow. That's amazing that a welcome produced that long but like the Permian Baker US also has over one hundred years of experience so I feel like that's what we bring to the table our legacy and our drive for innovation to the energy industry. You know obviously we bring all of that in a safe manner right. We protect our people the people island location in the environment. But at the same time I feel like a we can bring that expertise and knowledge to the well. Construction side in the production support side to support our customers to draw. Incomplete wells more efficiently. They can flow that I drew car- much sooner and they can also produce it longer and then the last pieces that were really focusing on energy transition and so how can we help our customers with that energy transition through either technology that we have today where they can take that flare gas and turn it into power and also is really to support our customers with our industries energy transition through the technology we have today so for instance how taking that gas and how we can turn it into power with our turbine technology and then any other technology that we can innovate and bring to the table to help. Our customers lower their carbon footprint. That's where we feel like this is going and how we can solve some of these challenges in the Permian but again. I'm going back to that foundation experience with well construction domain knowledge and expertise. We can deliver it and do it safely and efficiently for our customers here in the Permian. Fantastic let's talk a little bit about a conference. You just returned from in Italy yet. Yes how exciting was that very exciting? So acre uses. We have our annual meeting in Florence Italy and this was our twenty annual meeting in. It's always in Florence Italy. And what a fantastic being you to have an annual meeting. We had over seventeen hundred customers from around the world in attendance which is just phenomenal. Yeah it's unbelievable to bring that many customers together. This really isn't a conference where it's Baker used putting on our customers are the ones who are leading the monitoring the panels and we're talking about challenges and opportunities for our industry in this year's theme. We were really focused in on that energy transition and how we're going to come together to solve those challenges for industry which digital to. That was a a big theme as well but at the same time not only do we have those panels. We actually have a solution share so all of our technology is on display many of us that get to go internally you know it would take us probably a whole year to go and tore all the different sites around. Baker used to get that knowledge. That's in our solutions fair. So all of the technology that we have coming out is on display and we actually presented on Permian in Lawrence. Yeah you think it's wild to you. Go all the way to Florence to present Permian and share across the world but our presentation was on remote drilling and how we've been able to gain efficiencies with one of our local customers here through remote drilling and so many customers asking questions while I'm glad you said that I was GONNA ask. What was the number one question that people from around the world were asking you about the perm. Yeah well and that was it. How are you doing this? How are you working with your customer? And our customer actually presented with us so the rest of the customers got to hear our customer and how we worked together to stand up the remote center for them and how we've removed seventy five percent of our people off the field location and how we've been able to gain efficiencies and how we've been able to reduce in bt and they're all sitting together in a remote center so we're bringing their team members are team members and we're sitting off location and were drilling better wheels than we've ever drilled before and a lot of the customers wanted to know. How did we get there? What was the transition and we broke it down into phases and they really really learned from. Okay I can take this and I can implement it in my operation. I Bet I mean that is just incredible for them to hear that firsthand from you from your customer and seeing the fish. Nc because seventy five percent. You said you've taken us off location. That's a huge. When you think of the number wise you'd have some usually here. Ten percent fifteen percent bright seventy five percent. What has been the customer benefit that you've seen from that. So the standardization has been he but obviously safety right. I mean I think that's number. One is were removing people off. Location out of harm's way but the second benefit is the standardization between all of the rigs. That were that were operating. We're able to share lessons. Learned across the RIGS EASILY. Because we're all housed in that same remote center and in collaboration so when we see something going on were right there together and we can figure out. How do we mitigate? How do we overcome the challenge? And then we share that with the POD next door because they set up in pods for the different rigs and then we can have one directional driller looking over multiple rigs not just one rig and so again he can optimize across those rigs as well so one would think you're taking someone off location. How is that going to to work? But what we've seen is surprisingly better performance because we're able to collaborate and standardize across and really using technology to your benefit absolutely. Let's talk a little bit about technology because of there have been so many different cycles in this new energy cycle of course brings more technology and better ways to do things how has this been at the forefront of your transformation at Baker Hughes Aso. I mean obviously. We recently announced that. We're an energy technology company. Which is you catch yourself going when folks ask you about Baker US many of service providers say Oh were oil and gas company. What's really exciting about Baker? Using in our path forward is that were an energy technology company. We are helping our customers solve some of the greatest challenges as we move through this energy transition reduce the carbon footprint in our impact on the environment. And you know I feel like we have that technology in our portfolio. Not just again when we talked about earlier. The wall construction piece in the production piece. But we bring that expertise to utilize the natural gas and other ways and also measure methane. Yeah we have the sensors in the technology through our Avi toss our drones to measure methane emissions. Help our customers figure out where they're leaks are and how to solve those issues so again. It's just having all of that in our portfolio. Not just the wall construction and production. Is I think going to be really key for us as we move forward wonderful you mentioned challenges because I whenever group of people come together we always try to learn from each other right and you mentioned that in Italy. You talked about challenges. What are some of those challenges that you see moving forward in twenty twenty that we could all help each other out with and help overcome those challenges because I think as a business leader as a business owner? We want overcome the challenges that what do you see? Yes I think for the Permian in particular. One of the biggest challenges we're going to have to overcome is the fact of all the gas that were flaring and I. I covered that last year in podcasts. So they get the last number. I looked at was seven hundred. Mcs Per Day that we're flaring people who are not familiar with our industry when they see that or they're flying into the permanent night there's a very negative perception about our industry and to be honest with you. That's waste you know. But in some cases it's it's more efficient for our operators to flare than to use it and so we WANNA be that solution provider in collaborating with our customers to see. How can we take that and use it whether it's for a FRAC as which we talked about last year or is it for actual power and selling back to the grid and when we look at the Permian infrastructure for power there are large gaps in the grid and we can solve those gaps in the grid through utilizing natural? Gas into our turbines improvised infield power for our customers so me I really do. Think the Permian 's biggest challenges the fact that we've got to change that perception that we can show that we are reducing our carbon impact environment and that we are bringing energy to the world you know in a safe efficient manner that's environmental friendly you know and we all need energy right not to solar and wind because those will not tell the gap spoil gases a critical component of how we move forward and providing energy to the world. And I think when you're outside of the oil gas world you just don't realize how much energy use every day. I can't remember which podcast it was interviewing. Someone in they pointed out exactly everything in this room what comes off of energy and I just thought you know when you're not in oil and gas directly say you know when you're growing up you just don't think that way but the older you get the more you learn and the more that you're here's especially in the Permian if you're new to the area you realize just how much the world needs it and to be able to provide that energy to the world. It truly is remarkable. When you think about it is and that's something I feel like we're going to focus on this year for our employee base is to. How can we efficiently used energy? We feel like if it's not a habit at home then it will not be a habit at work now. We do have a lot of that technology already within our facilities of the automatic lights. You know the motion detection lives but again that's not everywhere right so we're really going to campaign and roll out. Term employee base be efficient at home be efficient at work conserve as as best as possible. Sore not impacting the environment and the second pieces. The recycling right recycling difficult to do here midlan and very difficult. It's a challenge if you don't make the effort that's right so simple things like we don't have the recycling pickup at our facilities. But what we're GONNA do in. Some of our offices is volunteer a rotation to take those recycles to the recycle center so in everybody raised their hand. When we came up with that idea. Oh count me in. I'm going to go on that rotation so nice you know. It may be a challenge for us to get some of the things done here to make those changes where were thinking about our environment. But you'd be surprised at how passionate our employee basis to step in and say you know what maybe we don't have that ability to have someone come and pick up. Are you know plastics right? But you know what we sorted out. I will volunteer to take it. So that's how we're going to solve and overcome. But maybe one day. We'll actually have a recycled pickup here. Midland we'll hope. Let's keep pushing for it. We can do it. And you'll kids are so good you know if you get kids going on something so encouraging them at a young age was going to ask you there any other tips that you can do as a family at home you mentioned of course if we go and recycle and drop off the light switch is is there anything else that we can do in our daily lives and get the kids involved because like I said they can be our biggest reminders champions because sometimes if I forget something I'll tell my youngest remind me of that. Yes they're on it. They'll remember in when they know something's important like this. They will encourage the family to do so. Yeah I'm seeing that lease with my children and the younger generation. They are very passionate about the environment they are in so they are kind of that gatekeeper as well recently. Just plastic bottles. How many water bottles do we go through in one of my son said? Why don't we have more water bottles? That are reasonable. And that's what I want to put my y water and but the second piece is also we adopted area here keep Midland beautiful and so getting my boys out there to help with cleanups I think is really important. And what's fun to watch as we go do that? But then they go out and clean up around Lee high school on their own right without being asked and they said well you know we're going to go and we're going to clean up Because this is unacceptable to me. That's just wonderful to see when the kids start caring about the environment as much as we all. Should you know when they started young age? It's just going to get better and better. And as they grow up and it's leading by example right they see me turning off the lights. They see me being conscious of our water usage. Because we know water here in the Permian you know it's not the greatest quality right and so we need to make sure we're conscious of that as well so we all do our part. Yes that's right absolutely. Let's talk a little bit about the ups and downs of the oil and gas businesses. We know we've seen some. Pretty fluctuating lately dislike today? We're below fifty dollars a barrel and so how as a company leader. How do you talk to your employees about that? And how do you? You know not get too worried. I guess I should say when you see the fluctuating price. Yeah I mean I think for us. It's been interesting over the last year to see that. A lot of activity that were seeing whether it's up or down is not based on commodity prices and it's really about our customers producing within cash flow and so really getting our workforce educated around that the ups and now that we're seeing aren't so much to do with the commodity prices. It's more about the health of our customers. The health of our business. And how do we manage through that one of the messages that we continue to you know make sure employee base knows here in the Permian is that we're greatly insulated from a lot of that because we are the epicenter of oil gas when we saw the activity this year in the other basins you know. Come down rapidly. We did see some activity. Come down here in the Permian but not nearly as much as some of the other areas so I think we we mentioned lash permeates the place to be it is and so we really stick to that message with our employee base. We make sure that were being as productive as possible as lean as possible as efficient as possible. So we're not impacted so much. Were more face with some of those up and downs in the business. Because we know we're in oil and gas but one thing I can't say as we have seen it stabilized And I think we're going to start to see more stabilized. Were not predicting some you know. Big crazy boom but it's nice to see kind of destabilization of activities and we're still we're still forecasted to meet our production targets for the Permian Basin so even though we've seen recount come down in commodities. Come DOWN. We still feel like this market is very healthy. And it's going to be a primary focus for us as we move forward and you know were committed to make sure we have all the people the products and services to stay in this market and you help it or get to those us. Production targets of five billion barrels per day fantastic. Yeah I know that mentoring women in the oil and gas businesses important to you. How do you see women progressing in this industry because it seems to me just being here in the Permian over twenty years I have seen more women in oil and gas? And I'm like yes. Go go go. It's exciting. So what would you say to any women that are thinking about going in oil and gas and where do you see them progressing? Yeah we'll one is. Don't be afraid. It's wonderful industry. I've had surrounded myself with just some amazing people have met. Some great friends even had family members work in the industry so one just don't be afraid to enter it and I think we're also making that transition to so you may enter into the oil and gas industry but ten fifteen twenty years you're going to be in the energy industry so I think you have so many different opportunities to move when you enter in. I don't regret coming into oil and gas. It has just been like I said you know. Just a phenomenal experience. One of the with the heart energy award. That was a question that I was asked in for me personally. I grew up with a learning disability. And so I was behind a lot. I couldn't read and couldn't comprehend a lot of. It was a struggle for me and I had to go to special classes all the way up through middle school and I struggled even into high school. I still struggled. I did make honorable but I felt like I had to work five times as hard as everyone else to be able to understand the content that I was being presented. What was my learning style and I really struggled with that but getting into oil and gas allowed me to touch and feel and so I think it's a great opportunity for women to get into an industry where they can get their hands dirty and they're going to be surrounded by people who will help them learn and that was my case and so. I don't think I ever realized that until looking back. And that's when my learning accelerated because now I'm able to be in the field or able to be in a manufacturing plant arm able to look at a financial statement and put it in real world terms and touch and feel it and understand it and that's when I learned that I'm a visual hands on learner. I am not. I'm not a test take. I'm not good at taking tests with you and I think that's a good point to bring up because I think it so often times in school with kids that this is you know and not all school because you know there's some fantastic schools that are teaching to the child and night to the test. But if you are not a test taker and you are a visual learner. And you've got to do it yourself. You know the traditional type schooling might work in that. I was right there with you and struggled in those areas as well. And it's like when you learn. You're learning capability. The Sky's limit. And I think that that's an important point to bring up two young men and women that you're not excelling in this might not be because Oh. I'm just not good at math or I'm just not good at science. It could be the way that you're going about learning and so try different method. I love what you did and you know showing the hard work will definitely pay off. It's just you have to find the way that you work right. Not everybody else spoils. Gas Can really give you that opportunity to like. I said 'cause you'll be surrounded by people who want to show you want to help you in nineteen years. Just some phenomenal mentors coaches people who showed me how to put tools together how to install nozzles how to. Jeddah Bit Your Company. Men who welcomed me out onto their locations who let me climb up and down the rigs asking all kinds of questions and if it weren't for that. I don't know where I would be right now but this industry is very open and they will help you to learn anything all you have to ask the questions. Don't come in and I guess that my last Parkas Spiel earn at all not a nodal. Just come in and ask a lot of questions and no matter. What male female. They will be absolutely thrilled to show you exactly how things are done. I think that is so true in the Permian. Everyone wants to help everyone out. That is one of the beautiful things about Oliver residents. It's not a me me me. It's Oh yeah how can I help you but I also love what you said. Be a learn at all not a note. All speaking of I always love to know what you're reading. So what are you reading these days? So I'm actually reading a book called A. Multipliers. Okay so it acres right now. We're really focusing on growth mindset versus fixed mindset so how can you think about things in a growing mindset versus a fixed mindset the way it's always been done and I looked at growth mindset researched it and I found a book called suppliers. And it's really about how leader helps that environment. How can I facilitate an environment where I am allowing all my people to innovate and create in? Think of big ideas. You know where they're not afraid to take risks and they're not afraid to bring new ideas to the table so creating that atmosphere where you're producing that growth mindset and they're able to almost like a fail fast environment where. I can make a mistake. I can learn from it but there could be a very very big awesome idea. Come out of everything so the book is in really really a good one for me. It kind of plays into my leadership style. So I've enjoyed reading so I recommend any leader to go out or you know anybody who's wanting to learn more about growth mindset and how can you get your organization to multiply that that growth mindset? Great I'm getting get. I love that. Let's talk about what you're looking forward to the most right now and this could be anything just in life. What are you looking forward to next? Ooh What am I looking forward to? Well my oldest one can get his permit next Monday so you get to take one less taxi route off. Yeah Hey hey watch out. Midland. I'm going to have a learner on the road next Monday. So that's exciting really. I think what I'm most excited in. Any of these. What motivates me? It goes right back to the theme throughout our discussion today. Which is where we going as industry How are we going to solve? Some of our greatest challenges in are impacting the environment reduce our carbon footprint in water recycling. I mean these are the things that really motivate me and I'm passionate that keep me going and excited to see you. Think about all the things. We've innovated over the last ten years about all the things that we're going to innovate in the next ten years through as we transition into this new world and we're really thinking about how we're impacting the environment so awesome and finally what do you want your legacy to be in this oil and gas business. I'm here serve so in my nineteen years in if I look fast forward. Ten Years and fifteen twenty years from now that it was really about servant leadership that. I've always been willing to help and serve anybody no matter who you are where you came from. And that's the way I was raised and it's the way that I live life everyday. Is You know who can I help today? I really passionate. You treat everyone as their number one than your business will be number one and the people that are surrounded by you in your life or number one so I think my legacy would be if people look back and go you know. Jamie was a servant leader. She served and help others grow. Because you know I find satisfaction in seeing other people. Succeed so whether it's personally professionally. If someone gets that job that they've been wanting for the last year you know. They set their sights on it. Or maybe it's a car. I don't know maybe something tangible than they set their mind to about a lot of guys want boats or guns whatever. Whatever it is that they've said I want to accomplish whether it's professionally or personally when they're able to you know do that like last year. It was Leeann when he scored that that time basket- basketball game last year. So when you see someone worked so hard and they accomplished their goal. That gives me like gratification. It's just amazing. I think you already living that legacy now. If you asked anybody they would say you do that already. So job well done. Congratulations and thank you for sharing. Today I really have loved learning more and I feel like we could talk another half hour forty five minutes to hours. But we're out of time already. Can you believe it went by that fast now? Is there anything that we didn't get to talk about? I was asked us at the end because I wanna make sure you got to say everything you wanted to say. Is there anything else that you want to share with our listeners? Yeah I think the last thing I'd like to close with is I mean. Obviously we talked about Baker using our new brand that were in energy technology and that we're bringing energy forward what I'd really like to share our values miss what we're going to live and breathe every day with our employee base. Banner customers are forced to core value as grow so we see challenges and opportunity and we learned from that every day the second core value is lead we make event and perform with impact and then the third is collaborate inspire be inclusive and bring out the best in each other and care is the last one do the right thing always for our customers. Our people and the environment. I think these speak to everything I've really covered today. They resonate with me. They resonate with our employees and our customers. And I'm really really excited about how we're going to grow leading collaborate and care and say it sounds like your personal core values as well as your love that. Jamie thanks again. I really appreciate sharing this time with us and of course Baker Hughes everywhere on all the social media platforms. They can go to Lincoln facebook website. If you'd like more information about Baker Hughes absolutely and follow me on Lincoln and you'll get to continue to see our wonderful permian journey here with bakeries wonderful. Thank you Jamie Shade you. It's now time to announce today's community. Mvp and the community. Mvp is night to shine this past weekend. Stonegate church also along with mid cities church. They were one of over seven hundred churches across the country to host an incredible night. It's a night where area adults with special needs. Enjoy a prom night and once they and they did this at stonegate fellowship. They partnered with the Tim. Tibo Foundation to host a night to shine prom and over. Two hundred area dolts. Were there dancing the night away? They were even crowned kings and Queens. And there were so many volunteers and partners. That helped make this amazing night happened. So it's very special. Thank you to all of the volunteers. What a beautiful thing and of course a a special. Thank you to the Tim. Tebow foundation fantastic and that concludes our edition of Permian Perspective. Special thank you to Baker Hughes for Sponsoring Permian Perspective Baker Hughes as we mentioned earlier recently launched new and reimagined Baker Hughes brand and has an energy technology company. They are striving to make energy safer cleaner and more efficient for people in the planet. And they're doing that every day right here in the Permian Basin so thanks again for joining us. Remember my mottos dream big believe in yourself and never give up you make it a great day. Hey Everybody Alex era the events on deck for February. We do not have any. Oh Gee happy hours in February but we do have an exciting event coming up in Pittsburgh. This'll be our first happy hour there in March and it will be taking place on March twenty fifth. The location is to be determined so be sure to follow us on facebook linked and or twitter to keep up with those announcements and to purchase tickets the Houston. 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Jeff Sparks on Permian Perspective  PP027

Permian Perspective Podcast

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Jeff Sparks on Permian Perspective PP027

"The Permian Basin is an abundant oil and gas producing area already one of the world's leading oil producing regions the area in West Texas and southeastern New Mexico could nearly double crude oil production by the year. Twenty twenty three but who are the leaders behind this economic powerhouse and what is their story. This is permian perspective. I'm your host Krista. A skinny today show. It was sponsored by Baker Hughes who recently launched a new and reimagined Baker Hughes brand as an energy technology company they strive to make energy safer cleaner and more officiant for people and the planet. Hello everyone welcome to this week's episodes such a pleasure to spend this time with olive you. I hope you are staying warm. If you're in the Permian and I hope you're doing well for all of you around the rest of the world we're sitting here in Midland Texas with Jeff sparks the Chief Operating Officer of Discovery Operating Inc.. Jeff thanks so much for being with us today here so excited to share your story. I've known you a long time but it's now going to be fun to hear it straight from you and from the beginning so we'll do that just a minute. Okay first of all though I do want to thank everyone who has shared our podcast with their friends and their family and their colleagues we really do have listeners. All over the world and of course right here in the Permian Basin and we get to share the stories that are making an impact in the energy world. I really appreciate each and every one of you and I would also like to ask you you to help our show out by taking a few minutes to leave a review on itunes. I cannot thank you enough for those of you have already done so. We are so appreciative. And I and we will read your reviews future broadcast. Also I WANNA thank apple for choosing Permian perspective to be on their new and noteworthy list. We really appreciate that honor. Alright all right Jeff. Thanks again for joining us. Let's get started from the beginning. How did you get in this oil and gas business? Well my dad was in the oil and gas business and so I grew up with it and so I don't know I guess I've always been rounded born and raised midland. No I was born in Austin Texas. Okay very good bone. In Austin Texas Obama Dad were in college and then graduated shortly after and was in the navy. Abi Got called to the Navy so I four years were booming from one coast to the other coast and back not that I remember for a whole lot of it. I do remember a little bit when we were in Virginia Beach. Was I guess. Three and my brother Kevin was born. Order the Naval Hospital in Norfolk. Wow and then eventually somehow your dad and your mom dad on sparks a lot of people from the Permian. Of Course Know Your Dad Eh. Great great man had the honor of interviewing him several times over the years. And how did he get that was working for shell heading obn- offer from Shell Navy called him. He did the navy then he came back and was working in the permian for shallow awesome and so through the years. I'm sure then the he decided one day. Let's start our own company. Well actually that was mom and dad had made some rude share midland show was looking king in transferring him out of Midland. Mom Basically said you know we moved up teen times where you were in the navy. I'm tired of moving. Move move down. She put her foot down and so he went to work for a consulting well. Actually no I went. He went to work for a company. Linkov freeport at that point in time and was head of their assets west of the Mississippi. So so out here okay and then of course then you have two brothers two younger brothers. I'm better looking than they are. But that's okay. They might argue. Since is your here. We'll go with that. Yeah yes great family. I just WanNa say I just love your whole family. They are just good people like when you think a good west Texas people really you think the sparks family thank you and so loving and caring never have a bad word to say about anybody. I mean just really uplifting people and you get the honor to work with your brothers Android Ado. How's that it's cool? We all have different things to do at Discovery Operating Kevin and Scott a degree in business. He's the CEO. Todd has degree in entrepreneurship and business management or business awesome ministration and todd handles investing family assets outside of of the oil and gas other than oil and gas investments. So and I have to say just because I know y'all you're pretty split on versus aggies that say oh yeah. Thereabouts just got to make football season interesting in your house and then and then I ended up with my children I had the two oldest ones went to. Ut A. and then my third child went am ship John Gotti Mall Lineup. Dana am and then. My youngest went to Blan- There in college station while her brother was at a and M so they kind of split away They still got the LONGHORNS. Yeah it was really disappointing for me when am left the big twelve right because we had fun during Thanksgiving would watch the game and and we didn't quite get into food fights but you gotta keep it civil right right but with Nagy show. There were a little bit during the Games. So how is it working with your family. I know that you know what is it that you love about it if you do just get Well because you know the people you're working around have your best interest at heart You never have to worry about somebody backbiting or anything. And they're helpful when things get really rough there. They do their part to keep me from getting depressed to boost your spirit when there's a little downturn in the oil and we'll talk about that and the minute I just want to talk about the highs and lows but I I wanNA talk about discovery. How did discovery come to beef or dad started discovery in one thousand nine hundred seventy three and so he had worked for Freeport than we did some consulting and he started in one thousand nine hundred seventy three? We are still in high school. Actually seventy-three was before high school. I graduated in seventy nine. So you're GONNA diapers in Highschool High School here in Midland. Yes yeah all. My schooling was in midland so we came back to midland and it was just before I was turning five. Okay Pacha and so. I have to ask the question lear. Hi Well I went to Lee okay. All my children went to midland so once again. Yeah well that that was a pretty easy job because it's nothing that I none of my lease stuff that I had in high school actually still fit fit by the time my kids. We're going to midland high so I was going to have to buy new clothes anyway. We definitely share that. I can't fit in anything from high school. So let's talk so then discovery came about in the seventies and did he get into to the drilling side. What was the main focus of discovery? Dad It always was on the drilling side drilling completions and then we operate the well from the time we drill it till the time. It gets unplugged. Generally okay very good. Let's talk a little bit about the processes that are in place. Now say compared to back in the seventies which I know you're in high school but what are the differences between now and say the back then when the business started. Well we're larger thing you grew. We did we grew. We have about thirty employees three hundred and fifty miles round West Texas. And I've got a few in Oklahoma but obviously now which is a big change from from the seventies. Is You have to think about drilling wells sideways. Horizontal as opposed to verticals. That's a huge huge change. In how how you approach your will and so therefore then it changes everything in the business changes everything absolutely changes everything. When I came amount of college in one thousand nine hundred eighty three were drilling wells? You would be out on location to look at logs and decide whether you're going to run casing. Can you know. Do you have a well and in when we decided where we're going to have a well we'd have a battery set up with a couple of two ten oil tanks. Thanks in a water tank and you were really happy if you made a forty barrel a day well today. There's a lot more planning involved before you ever get started drilling a horizontal well. Where's your water coming from? How to dispose water once you complete it? You don't worry about two tins anymore. You get thousand barrel tanks and it's just really different right. What have you learned about dealing with? You said your brothers are always there for you in the ups. Sundown's you've seen many booms and bus and through the years. How have you dealt with it? As a family and as a company will never believed believed in going too far into debt and so- discovery operating is an operating company but we get outside investors private placement and and so we have investors. We personally invest in all the wells but then we have outside investors that keeps us from going into debt on on any one project and so as long as you don't have debt when the downturn comes you just whether the storm but but you gotta keep your debt down because the all businesses got its ups and downs. It has it's less ups and downs. There's at at least talk that there's less ups and downs today than there was then Nice. I guess there is but they're still ups and downs. And if you don't control you're spending you'll still have problems and that's any industry really. It's pretty much downs as I know you. Listen to Dr Pyramids recent recent podcast here on Permian perspective. He said the oil is coming out of the ground. That's not the question you know. It's just how are we going to get it. How are we going to get it out where we're going to get it to where it needs to go and so with that? What has been the biggest lesson you've learned about the oil coming out of the ground? Well ahead a gentleman years ago. Just said that if you're in the oil business you've got a screw loose somewhere because you you go out you you raise all this money to drill a hole in the ground hoping that something's GonNa come out and that will get you money and you run casing and shoot holes in the put oil all in a tank for someone to come out in the middle of the night and take it away and you don't know what you're going to get paid till after they've taken it away so it's a little risky little risky. So he's got to have a screw loose to being this business but it's a lot of fun and now my oldest son worked for discovery operating. So yes it is a family legacy continues it continues and I have a nephew. That's working at discovery and the we're we're still really family oriented and when I think of your family I also think of philanthropic efforts that it y'all have given back to our community and I know you served as a city councilman. Let's talk a little bit about that. Why is philanthropy so important and why do you love West Texas so much wjr well obviously West Texas is home? Midland's home to me. But I learned that from John Nudges Mom and dad but the people of Midland are very very philanthropic. We're Bible based and the Bible tells us that we should be helping others and and so. That's just what I was taught it's fun. I mean actually helping others helping by. I being philanthropic is fun right. You do get a lot you get a lot in return. It feels good to give it does. And how much stuff stuff do you need. The more stuff I have the more it breaks. Then you just have to pay to fix it. That's right a great point. Let's talk about your if you don't mind a little time in your in your city council seat okay. What made you want to run? I was well I was asked. Okay there you yeah they actually. I started by talking to one of my brothers who've decided he didn't have enough time and decided why my my kids were older and decided that I did so. That's how I got into. It was just asked. And how long did you Servino nine years. Three three year terms and then we're term limited out. NCA You wrap things up just a couple of years ago right. Actually wrap things things up at the end of two thousand eighteen. Okay so yeah pretty recent. What are you most proud of that you accomplished? During that time as a city councilman are most proud of not screwing anything anything. That's a good answer in life and on City Council right now I would say that my philosophy of government comment is really just keep things orderly and stay out of the way. So do I have a great big accomplishment accomplishment. No I'd say the accomplishment is just trying to stay out of the way of Midland and doing the best we can to help during the boom on growth but really growth is still going to be done by the private sector and government needs to do the best. They can to help foster that by staying out of the way. And there's your political push right. That's my political push. That's it for today. Of course we have a big election going on right now and by the time this is released we'll have answers to said political election but anything you WANNA add on that. No I know too too many people that are running and we'll just we'll leave it at that I've got I've got my preferences. You can probably find those out by finding which candidates donated donated to. But we'll just keep it at that out right go vote absolutely. I think our country has a problem. Not that majority isn't isn't reasonable folks. But that they don't go out and vote and so you do have some friends that creeps in because because they're so motivated to vote and we're not good at at keeping ourselves motivated. Then we end up with with issues right. Well thank you for serving on our city council here. I know you did a great job and I had a chance to interview you for TV several times through that time. Yeah that was on stage. Yeah so that was fine. I'm still involved with live on stage. Let's give a little live. onstage plug tell everyone would live on stages live onstage is nonprofit brings live entertainment to the Permian Basin and we now have our shows it wagner ignorant Noel but we do it at dirt cheap prices. It's not because they're not professionals. It's because we have a lot of sponsors and grants from foundations that pay for these groups to come and so we're able to keep prices down but it's to foster you're live entertainment. which if you haven't been to live entertainment it is different than watching it on TV TV or listening to it on a CD? You get to understand a little bit of the entertainer and their personality comes through while they're on stage and you just can't get that through the media that's true it really there is something it does for you emotionally in. It just makes you walk out feeling feeling on top of the world. It's just fun and and ninety percent of our entertainers detainers will meet and greet everybody as they leave they come go by and visit with the entertainers. They'll hang around and do that now. It's not all singing Actually a next year we are bringing a dog at a fun. That sounds great. And did you bring in World Class Entertainers and now you get to be on this world class stage that we have for the Wagner. Noel it is really. It's incredible that you do this and at the prices because I remember always being shocked at the price I would ask you for ticket information. You would tell me out. That's it. It really is wonderful. So that his live on stage go ahead and Google it. If you Permian Basin there you go. Let's talk about a little bit about you. Okay let's dive into Jeff Sparks. What what is your favorite booker? PODCAST that you listen to my favorite book podcast. Well don't listen to a lot of podcasts. Excel except for Permian perspective. I did listen to. I did. Listen to that podcast to me are kind of new right and so I'm just not real familiar. Oh you with those so most of the time when I'm around the computer I'm working on something. I'm not entertaining myself and as far as books I like to. I read political books. I'm sorry that's what that's what you you have a favorite no one book that I liked was called power up and I can't remember the name of the author head to do with the oil and gas and basically how fossil fuels have improved life of humanity. And that if you were to take away fossil oh fuels. We would not have a standard of living that we have matter of fact you would not have the population on this earth that we have and you can go back. There's another book and I can't remember the title of it but talks about going all the way back to before Cole and how Cole people lived longer after coal was started to be utilized and then increased a lot during the nineteen hundreds the twentieth century when oil and gas got its birth and we started to utilizing that the amount of fossil fuels that is in our our lives. That isn't fuel is really unbelievable. The plastic that's in your headphones in in this Mike. The electricity like Trista out here is primarily natural gas in coal fired power plants. The wind doesn't blow all the time and because it doesn't blow all the time everything everything that generated by wind is backed up with fossil fuel. Fired ponant wow. You don't even think about it like you said when you're looking around My Office right here. You don't realize how your makeup has petroleum products and near Yes your base. All let stuff has petroleum products in it the tubing that goes into IV bags at the medicine and things have petroleum products in it. There's there's a lot of things that people don't don't think about that. Have Petroleum Products. So what kind of books do I read. Obviously read books that promote oil and gas awesome. Because that's what you do. That's what we're talking about this before the podcast. You have to be passionate about what you do and you were asking me how did yeah. I get into podcasting after broadcasting. And it's great. I still get to do what I love to do. Which is talk and hear stories and share stories with people and I think that's it's important that you find something you're passionate about? Yeah one of the things I like is that we make a difference in people's lives by what we produce produce. It's not just money maker for us. It makes people's lives better absolutely love that. What about a favorite quote? You have a favorite favorite quote. You live by yeah. I've got a couple of them are married and been married nearly thirty five years now and I had a pastor early in our marriage that took me to the side. He says now that you married. There's something you need to know about about married life. You have two choices you can be right or you can be happy because my wife Phen. Ira both Taipei personalities so we are utilizing and so we argued a lot while we were dating and and so the pastor wanted to let me know. Yeah you know there were times that you can be right or you can be happy so I decided to be happy most the time. Yeah it's just not worth it so decides to be happy and I think my wife does some of the same so good choice. Congratulations thirty five years. That's wonderful fall. Yeah Yeah I've been been blessed yes and of course you have a beautiful family as well thank you yeah. I've got four children three boys and my youngest daughter order and now I have four grandchildren and a fifth one on the way. That's due in January. Grandchildren are just a blast. Aw I've I've heard it's the best because and I can't even imagine it getting better after kids but I've heard it does and your little one that you just showed me adorable. Yes she is. She's she is absolutely absolutely adorable and I've been told again. Grandchildren is God's gift for not killing your kids when you could ah favorite Bible verse. There's several of them. I would say the way my week has gone is probably Romans. Five Live versus three and four and that I'm not gonNA quoted exactly but it has to do with. You can be happy even in the trials in your life. Trials bring along perseverance. Perseverance brings along character and then character. Dr Gives you faith in your salvation. I love it. Thank you for sharing that. And that's so important here because I think people think everybody. It doesn't go through those trials because not everybody talks about him and shares them and so it's good to know you're not alone during those trials and loved that your faith helps you through your trials you. Did you have a story that you could share with us where you really learned from one of those those trials in your life. That really helps you to become who you are today. Gosh Gosh it's not something I talk about very much I can tell you in the oilfield a lot of times. I don't know if you know what a fishing shing job is in the oilfield. But that's when you've lost tools in the whole or something. There have been a lot of times where I realized that I'm not auden control of what's going on. And Yeah they'll see me go on the edge location and pace in most of the time. I'm I'm praying going for God. gave me out of the situation that I mean. I know that sounds silly to sound. But that's that that way waited and and God has always provided. I don't know why I get upset and irritated and scared. I still do new even though I do believe that God's going to bring me through it But I I still have those anxious feelings just like everybody else right. And I think that's just part of like you said before this industry are just being in business for yourself. There is so much uncertainty and it's just kind of like that's normal to be fearful of. He's like what's going to happen next. I'm glad I'm not the only one one you definitely are. Not The only one. What is the best piece of advice that your dad has given you? Dad taught work ethic. I think the best thing that he taught me is family is forever and that no matter what happens happens if we would stick together as a family through our Lord. Jesus Christ we would always come out one of the reasons I love of Your Dad. That's a great man. Mr Don sparks. If you don't know him Google look him up. He is just fantastic. But that doesn't even touch on. If you do Google. It doesn't even touch on how wonderful he is and then the other advice she said is if you have a big fight with your wife taking her side uh-huh smart man. He's a smart man. What are you looking forward to the most right now? One might just in life whether you looking forward to next. What am I looking forward to? I actually am looking forward to playing with grandchildren. That is what I I look forward to. I have told my children. I want sixteen grandchildren. They said good luck. But I'm still holding out. Hope nope that I'm going to have sixteen grandchildren out of my four kids four kids. You've got a pretty good chance. I have one that said had nowhere through with three. I said well somebody else can have to pick up the slack right and five and no one has volunteered. That's funny we'll get like. I hope you ensure goal. What do you want your legacy to be? My legacy will be who my children are and so I want them to be good folks that help others that they can be respected. I want people to to think that I was a good solid God fearing person. I I don't have any real. I don't have any grander when I'm gone. You No no matter what you've done memories are GonNa Fade and so there's no real. The legacy is is my family really. That's going to be my legacy is what have I taught my children. What have I taught my grandchildren? If I'm a long bomb around long enough to see them grow up I hope I hope we get to see them grow up. I'd love to see some great grandchildren. Dad had now has great grandchildren so that'd be cool good genes so yeah well. I think you already living that legacy year family is just incredible and I really appreciate you sharing this time with us. I have one other question for us anything that when you were coming into this interview you thought Oh. I hope that the listeners get to know this about me or are no told you when I came in I was first of all. I'm not not a great storyteller. It's a great job. You did wonder I'm a little scared of getting in front of a microphone so no I just hope hope that I pronounce my words appropriately and didn't sound too much like a country Hick which I think is sound like a hick when I hear myself. How do you get used to hearing yourself after a recording? Well it is different. You definitely sound different than you think you sound when you listen back I I sound on so different you did not. You did wonderful. So what was the original question if you had anything else to say right. which and that made me think I did not ask? I do WanNa ask you this because you are a business owner and we have so many people coming to the Permian right now and opening businesses do have one piece of advice to for someone that is coming to the Permian Basin. Open their business or to you. Know get fit in corporation. What advice would you give them? Open up when you come to midland open up to the people that are around you. The people in Midland are wonderful people people and they will help you wherever they can but don't isolate yourself by just going to office. Go into the house. Go into the office gun house Get out meet people in the community do it through your church or whatever organization that you want to go through but get involved often the community because the people here are wonderful people and they will help you through those trials. I have you know we talked about family doing it. But People Midland have been part of my family to I still visit with a guy that grew up living next to. He's he's older within days just turned ninety as a matter of fact and I still seem `bout every Sunday whenever I'm at Church he's there but a widow man that he's he's helped me out of some some binds when I was a kid and and so but the people midlan business wise. I've had people will help when things were running slow and so that would be my advice is when you come to midland. Open up to the people around you get to meet some of your neighbors. The good people great advice. Thank you so much jeff sparks. I really enjoyed our time together. Thank you so much if you would like to connect with Jeff. They are on Lincoln Discovery. You can find them there or just google. That's what I did to fight to find your contact. I could've gone through your sister in law but I thought I'll just this google you because I know some of your family. Well they're just such such a precious family and so thank you so much for sharing with us. It was wonderful to get to know you better and I know our listeners enjoyed it too so thank you. Well it's now time to announce today's community. MVP and the MVP is midland fair havens now midland fair. Havens is a faith based ACE nonprofit organization that provides supportive services including education case management secure housing and life skills to determine single mothers and their children strengthening them emotionally and spiritually and there is a wonderful fundraising event coming up December. Third is the eighth annual gingerbread house. Decorating and and luncheon at the Horseshoe. Rena so much fun I look forward to it every year. Actually get to go with your sister in law. She invited me my wife Goes I love it. We have so much fun. I'm I'm not a decorator but just laughing and spending that time together in knowing that we're supporting such a good cause is definitely worth it. If you would like to more information please go and find more information online. You can go to M. F. H.. Dot Org and I know that they have still some tables left so please. It will fill up pretty quick but we would love to see you there and that's it for today's episode of special thanks to Baker Hughes for Sponsoring Permian Perspective Baker Hughes recently as I mentioned at the top of the show launched a new and reimagined Baker Hughes Brand as an energy technology company they are striving to make energy safer cleaner and more efficient for the people in the planet and that concludes this episode of premium perspective. The story behind the oil and gas leaders in the Permian Basin just remember my motto dream big and believe in yourself you make it a great day. Everyone Alex here with the events on deck for November. First of all we had our best ever for our latest happy hour. You're in Houston with our panel discussion. So thanks to everyone who attended and we hope to keep offering you guys value in the future. Be Sure to listen here for any future. 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"The Permian Basin is an abundant oil and gas producing area already one of the world's leading oil producing regions the area in West Texas and southeastern New Mexico could nearly double crude oil production by the year. Twenty twenty three but who are the leaders behind this economic powerhouse and what is their story. This is permian perspective. I'm your host Krista a skinny today show sponsored by Baker Hughes who recently launched a new and reimagined Baker Hughes brand as an energy technology company. They are striving to make energy safer cleaner and more efficient for people and the planet. Hello everyone welcome to this week's episode of Permian Perspective such a pleasure to spend this time with you as always. I'm sitting here today in Midland Texas in my office at redeem with Alexandra Brazier an Alexandra is the business development person for Kengo. Thank you so much for being with us today. Thank you for having me. I really appreciate it. And if any of you just recognized her voice yes she is Alex for the events on deck. That comes on right after our podcast. So it's so glad to have because you're also a member of the family I am. I am and I've been hearing your voice for a really really long time. And you know had never been able to put a face to the name so this is actually our first time meeting listeners. Face to face with great to be here and yeah great to join the PODCAST. So it is. It's so much fun. I'm so glad you stopped in. She was here in West Texas and doing some business and said Hey. Can I come over said yes. Let's podcast so that's what we're doing. I'm so excited you here before we get started. Alex I want to thank everyone who has shared our podcast with friends. Family and colleagues we have listeners all over the world and of course right here in West Texas and the Permian Basin and I really appreciate each and every one of you I also WanNa thank those of you who have stopped by on chains and left a review of course a five star review. We like this so we appreciate Jim for leaving that five star review recently he said I love hearing the stories from the Permian. I also enjoy learning about the latest technology. And what is working in West Texas? Your podcast is inspiring me to work harder every day. Thank you so much Jim. I appreciate those kind words. And of course it's easy to do. Just go on there. Click five stars lever of you. And you're done so thank you head of time okay. Alexandra once again I want to welcome you to our podcast Alexander. Brazier has been with Kengo. Probably a long time. I'm assuming you'll learn when you hear her story but tell us a little bit about what can grow is and how it got started. Yeah so it can grow is actually my family's company I'm generation to can grow and it was started by my parents and they are farmers and they decided to grow a crop that was not kind of the prices weren't determined by market and they ended up growing a crop called Canal when they've been doing that since like the mid eighties and along with that kind of they were trying to discover new uses for it and you know figure out ways to kind of come up with new products and they realized that this plant has microbes in it and those microbes actually can eat oil. So that's kind of how they ventured into oil and gas and we've been selling biodegradable oil absorbent ever since are growing and processing and selling. Yep Okay so explain to me how this works. How does this work for oil and Gas Company here in West Texas? Well it's a great question so yeah anytime oil is spilled. You have to take certain precautions and one of those is where you would bring a granular oil absorbent. In and our product is one of those grayndler and it's called Kendra BIOS ORB and yet is basically an oil absorbent that any company could use to clean up oil spill. Its hydrophobic so it floats on water it degrades after it absorbs the oil. So it's a really really cool products and ECO friendly and cost efficient. Those things right there will make any business owner happy. Yes exactly it's cost efficient. Yeah and it's a very ECO friendly product. We grow it and it's something that can be used and it essentially biodegrade the oil. So you know honestly what more can yardage asked for? That's fantastic it. I want to know about the process of taking it to market. Because I'm sure being that your parents that started this you saw them go through the highs and lows of being a business owner and seeing what works. And what doesn't? How did they get it out to the marketplace and get it known here in West Texas or beyond? Yeah so we actually did a process. That's pretty common for family businesses and we went through manufacturers representatives. We actually are partnered with one locally energy sales and service all the Permian Basin with us. They do a really great job. Wonderful and yeah. We came to west Texas with them. They are responsible for any needs out here. Actually that's I'm visiting right now. So yeah fantastic. How we do so. If say a company does need your absorbent. They would contact energy sales or do they contact. Ken Grow first off. So actually supply source is worse. Yeah we go through supply stores so they would contact their supply store whoever they are trying to and enjoy using and the supply store could contact us or energy sales to set up an accountant. You know see how that they they could get the product wonderful and if someone is not in the Permian say they're somewhere else and maybe they're thinking. Wow we need this here. What is the best way for them to get in touch with you and get it in their supply source? So we have a tab on our website. It's called how to buy or at the top. It's the how to buy TAB and there's a map there where you can plug in your zip code. Also I believe my contact information is right there perfect. So if you don't see a local supplies door feel free to shoot me an email. I think my cell is on there somewhere so I tried to be really available especially for customers. You know I try to put any information out there. So yeah that's available on our website under the how to buy section wonderful also one of the things I've noticed not being on. Your website is the reduced Labor time and I think that's important because a lot of people are always looking to reduce labor time right because then you're red money. How does your product Reduce Labor time? Yes so a lot of times. They're some oil absorbent on the market. That require being cleaned up. Or you know you have to put something out and go back and monitor it. We've actually had some projects with the railroad commission where our product has been tilled into the earth and left there so because it has these microbes it's similar to other like lab created microbes so it can actually biodegrade the oil and that prevents it sometimes from having to be disposed of in the same way that other absorbs must be. Wow Yeah so. That's the Labor Time. Yes that any. Yeah preventing people from having to go back and clean things up. Yeah fantastic so I've got to ask you some personal things. I always like to know what what you're reading. I love hearing with the leaders in oil and gas are reading. So what's on your plate right now? You got books podcast. What are you listening to? And that's a really great question. It wasn't necessarily my idea but my sister being a family business she actually came in and Kinda helped us with twenty twenty planning and we read a book called. Traction is by someone called. I think Gino Wick men Yes writing in our show notes. So People Jack it up. Yeah that's called. Traction I think. Kind of the essence of this book is if you're looking to take control of your business more a lot of times as a small business owner. It's easy to let a business run you as we both probably can attest to. I understand. Yeah and speaking my language. Yeah so it's all about you know kind of taking back the reins and taking time for your leadership team to get on the same page. Have quarterly rocks different? Things like that. So highly with your sister's name. We want an yell. Daniel so both of you work for the company. She actually does not okay so she was just suggesting this helping with the planning correct. Yes she does business consulting and Chicago Danielle. She has a really very very good at her job. And Yeah I just said. Hey sister you know get. Let's get us on track. We need to do some planning. She's very structured in a way that I'm very creative. Yeah so she came in and just helped out and did a really good job so that was a great book and I highly recommend for anyone who needs to put structure back in your company. I love that great. Let's talk about podcast. You have a favorite podcast Permian perspect- A let's see. I'm in the car lot. Obviously so I've realized that true crime podcast kind of keep me the most engaged. Keep you awake. Yes yes especially like that fifth hour. You know you're slang Hong can't do this anymore. And Alec says the Fifth Hour. Because if you've ever been. West Texas. You are five hours from every major city right an extremely great point. Yeah I had to drive five hours to get here right and usually the service is the fifth hour. The service just goes. You know. It's like you don't need to talk to anyone to drive right services left's leaves the vehicle so true so true crime podcast three rhymes. I can't remember to live and die in. La is what I listened to. Okay Anyway. True crime if you're into true crime. It's a good one but you know very good again. They don't use any of oil absorbent right in ninety of those crimes unless it was maybe for makeup. I'd be on the crime scene. What about quote? You have a favorite quote you live by. That's a great question. I feel like I have several. When you change the way you look at things the things you look at will change. Oh I like that. I'm not sure who said that but misses all a matter of perspective in the way you look at things this you know kind of ninety nine percent of the battle. Most of the time so true. That's one of my favorite ones. Yeah and that's what I love about Permian Perspective to as I love anything that kind of changes the way you look at things and you get to hear things or see things from another point or learn something new so I love. I just tie that in. So they're realizing good job so you studied marketing. Yuck right where'd you go to school? Mississippi State Wonderful Texan Mississippi where our companies and Mississippi and I'm a Texan by eleven months. I think I realized today veered almost been a year. We'll welcome to me any anybody. That's living in Texas already a Texan so there you go. It's hard to leave. Why Yeah Texas is a good place to be in your in a great city as well so good. Let's talk about marketing because I think marketing is such a key component to any business. What has been a marketing strategy? That has worked. Well for your company can grow. Yeah it's really funny that you ask that because all of the things I learned about marketing and college you know. It's almost like they don't apply to the oil and gas industry at all which I love Maine. I'm from Small Town Mississippi. You know. It's all about personal relationships here. And Yeah it's a whole different ballgame whereas a lot of things I learned in in college where about you know ads and media scheduling and all of that is very important but I definitely being in half sales. Half Marketing have realized the importance of Kinda putting down the marketing. Sometimes to you know make the personal relationships and and do stuff like that but focus on the relationships. Yes yeah and even in marketing to oil and gas but has to be really personable people really want to have that personal connection and yeah here your message. That is good advice because and your your industry of the marketing degree is not that much different than a communications degree. I feel as I got into broadcasting. I learned much more doing the job and in it and learning and building those relationships and trial and error really than what you book so I think that's kind of across the board and whatever you do just gotTa jump in there and get your feet wet and learn yet though from the job and you'll not that there's anything wrong with college. Don't WANNA do this way. Anyone from going to college right but you do learn everything when you hands on and doing the job. Yeah and I think it takes more time you know. I love to learn really fast and a lot of times yet. It's not about what you can learn from reading something or yeah it's it's just experience which has been a slow learning process for me but all the experiences. I've been really great and that's how you learn is nothing better than get experience a good or bad the highs and lows of it. That's how you learn. Yeah absolutely what about someone? That's on a similar journey as you. What advice would you give to them so far as a business owner and operator and and marketing? Because you're you know you're having to do it all with your family What advice would you give to someone? That is maybe going down that same path. Yeah so I would say I'm biggest advice would be to be able to delegate and not hold onto things so much. I think you know when your family's company is what you're selling every day and telling people about it becomes really connected with you and a lot of times you know you just gotTa got a separate every now and then he got a separate business and personal life so I would say you know. It's really great to tap into that family message and family structure but at the same time you know separate yourself a little bit right. I'm still learning how to do that. You I'm like thinking about it all the twenty four seven I'm thinking of new things and strategizing so that energy to the business that your parents. I'm sure appreciate I like to think so? Yeah I've been in business a long time. Sometimes you need that little little boost of energy. Someone's thinking this this waste change it. That is fantastic. What about a lesson? Do you have a lesson that you've learned? I don't WanNA say your age unless you do but I know you're a lot younger than me. But what in those years of life is one important lesson that has really stood out that you think others could learn from? Yeah I was GONNA say I don't know if I'm in any position to be giving less but yeah I mean a great one for me as I guess. Things don't always go as you plan so growing up. I was never interested in our family. That sounds horrible. It's interesting I have four kids. Go ahead and say you're going to say I know what you're gonNA say so. I had no idea you know where the hard work was going. Where the money was coming from. I had no idea what our product did. Sorry Mom and Dad. When you listen to this later you know and I just I wasn't invested at all live in my very you know nice little life and yeah so I think that for me to become as invested in the company as I am. It happened within a year and it was so unexpected. And Yeah so I think a lot of times you know follow your passion. That would be my advice because I definitely have been doing that. And sometimes it's hard but you know passionate passion and it's a great thing to have good advice. Thank you what about life events that you're looking forward to next. What is it? You're looking forward to right now and it could be anything like a couple of weeks ago for me. It was. I am looking forward to American idol. Starting up what are you looking forward to? I am actually moving a Monday. Go into my first home on tastic. Yeah a first time homeowner homeowner. Yeah and as we kind of talked a little bit before the show about I have been a little bit of. I don't know if you know. Gypsy is the right word. But I've moved around a lot young and sometimes we vagabond when we were young. Then sure you know traveling. So it's a huge step for me but I love you know I love Austin I love live in Texas so yeah. That's Monday final Monday. Congratulations that's so exciting. Thank you before we go. I want to talk a little bit about your events on deck for the and because those of us who are in the podcasting role we also have day jobs right. I of course own rig. Id Work where. But this is what I'm passionate about. I love podcasting and so I get to podcast as well. I know you're the same way you get to help out with O. G. G. N. Let's talk a little bit about your role there right. Yeah so at O. G. G. N. I had actually reached out to mark liqueur via twitter. A Mark Shutout Mar a Mark Shot. Tamar as I've seen since I've joined Johnny's really great about responding and doing everything he can to kind of support people oil and gas. He loves his industry. And so with that. I just kind of started volunteering on the street team. Shout out to the street to India. And Yeah. It slowly evolved into doing social media. So now I've been doing social media for oil and gas will not work for. I think since last maybe may April or May Pentastar. Yeah so coming up. Thank you so happy that we got two years. If you had to give one social media tip to business owner out there right now listening that could maybe help them engage their followers more. What would that Social Media Tippy? So I'm really passionate about branding and I think something that a lot of times is underutilized. Is just having your logo on everything so anything you put on social media you know and now that. I'm thinking about this. I may be guilty of this too but you all. Are we all the all posters? And then afterwards he go. There was no branding exactly. Yeah so don't even worry about. I understand exactly but just putting your local on things you know a lot of times. People will see something that someone has shared and the logo isn't there. They're looking for it the more you can get your logo in front of someone's face the better. Yeah that would be social. Media is and also people love to see other people so human interaction daily things that aren't so corporate looking. You know what happens behind the scenes people? Love look like the inside. And what's going on? Wonderful Well Alex. Thank you so much. It was nice to meet you. Nice to meet you too. And it's so that our voices have been together for a long time but now we are personally together in the same room and I just love that and this has been such a pleasure to meet you and I'm so excited for you and your future and you and I were talking before the podcast. You're Notre Douleur by heart and spirit and I love that about you. I am an entrepreneur by marriage. I told my husband. He is the true entrepreneur. I N attest to this. I met him earlier. That I'm now moving. In that direction I just loved the entrepreneurial spirit and I think it's fantastic so I know you'll do great things wherever you go from here. But you already are doing. Great things for your family's companies once again. Alexandra Brazier with Ken grow. She is the Business Development Director. And I'm so excited that you share this time with us and gave us some tips and we learn something and in a minute. You'll hear her voice again. Let's do one more time. Hey I think I'd say hey. Everybody I duNno Chris. They gave me some tips on how to be better at this. So I'm more from her after. I said I'm going to try to spruce up the though you're doing a great job. I level weary Alex. You're so cute. Well thank you again for sharing with us. We appreciate you. How can people find you on social media? Yeah so we're on social media under Kengo Corporation that's on facebook and linked then we also have twitter and instagram. We're not that hip so facebook linked in and twitter. And Yeah a great way if you my contact info. Our website is a great place to go. And that's kind of where you know. You can see rundown of everything and also get my contact great. That's came grow dot com. Alex was a pleasure. Thank you so much. Thank you appreciate you. Well WE WANNA now announce this week's community. Mvp and the community MVP is diamond back energy. Their employees recently took the time to prepare gift baskets for local elementary school and delivered them on Valentine's Day. Isn't that sweet way to go? Diamond back for showing love to our students here in West Texas. I just love that. Also a special thanks to Baker Hughes for Sponsoring Permian Perspective Baker Hughes as you know recently launched a new and reimagined Baker Hughes Brand speaking of brands. We're just talking about brands and you can see that. Wonderful Green Logo brand everywhere. They are in an energy technology company in their striving to make energy safer cleaner and more efficient for people in the planet. So that's it for today. Thank you so much for joining us. This concludes our episode of Permian Perspective. The story behind the oil and gas leaders in the Permian Basin remember my motto dream. Big believe in yourself and never give up you make it a Great Day Alex. Hey everybody Alex here. With the events on deck for February we do not have any. Oj UNHAPPY HOURS IN FEBRUARY. But we do have an exciting event coming up in Pittsburgh. This'll be our first happy hour there in March and it will be taking place on March twenty fifth the location to be determined so be sure to follow us on Facebook Link. Dan Or twitter to keep up with Those announcements and to purchase tickets the Houston. Api luncheon will be on February eleventh. This will be a networking about with top oil and gas business leaders and they a promise that you'll learning something really cool so check it out and sign up for that event. The wildcatters ball will be on February seventh in Houston. This fall is the primary oil and natural gas industry fundraising for the IP A Educational Foundation proceeds go toward funding foundations energy education program. The Energy Houston three gun. Chapter will be on March Twentieth in Houston. This event fills up really quickly so make sure to get your team. Enter the best way to do so is to fax or email. The form with at least a captain's name as soon as possible if you need to wait for a check just noted that on the bottom of form and send it on we will be sending Mark Liqueur and Patrick pistre to Scotland to Aberdeen Scotland on March fifth. Four Doku Kahn. Which is the first event of its kind. 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Permian Perspective Podcast

26:36 min | 4 months ago

Ondaka virtual Oil & Gas Round-table on Permian Perspective PP048

"The Permian Basin is an abundant oil and gas producing area already one of the world's leading oil producing regions the area in West Texas and southeastern New Mexico could nearly double crude oil production by the year. Twenty twenty three but who are the leaders behind this economic powerhouse and what is their story. This is permian perspective. I'm your host Krista. A skinny today show sponsored by Baker Hughes who recently launched a new and reimagined Baker Hughes. Brand has an energy technology company. They strive to make energy safer cleaner and more efficient for people in the planet. Hello everyone welcome to this week's episode. I'm just so thankful that you were spending this time with us here at Permian Perspective and I hope that you're doing well. I do want to let everyone know that today's episode is a recording of Virtual Roundtable that I was honored to recently host and at the day of recording. Oil was much less. But so I wanted to let you know what oils trading at. Today's at twenty seven seventy seven West Texas is opening up. Restaurants are open twenty five percent capacity retail stores are open for curbside service. Here in the Permian. And there's a little buzz in West Texas. I have to say people are going back to work. It is nice to see some of you are able to return to your office. The other thing that many are doing is putting in social distancing protocol and wearing masks and so I just want to thank all of you for what a great job you're doing I know we're all doing our best. I just want to give you a virtual high five and say great job on doing your best through this pandemic as we all say we are all in this together and I've never heard her words and ensure fashion than what West Texas is showing right now during this challenging time so with that said I want to welcome you to this virtual roundtable it was honored to host it for on. Daca and thanks for listening. Have a great day. Welcome to part two virtual roundtable brought to you by on Daca and sponsored by the Iowa so glad that you could be with us here today. Discussing these are happening. The oil and gas in the air That you can utilize your business won't start off gentlemen by welcoming you back for TV. Have with as Jim cliche in James With N. B. I we have summer BOSCA's with intros strategic solutions. We have done just that with on Daca and Derek Clark With Pinnacle Contracts Gentlemen. Thanks for being with us today. Thank you progress. Schmil much today as a reporting oil is trading in one thousand. Nine hundred. Sixty eight league recounts today that four away which is down fifty seven from last week shocking began five hundred eighty two from last year a gentleman. I think what we all WanNa know is. Where do you think is heading it and also you share? Maybe two three tips that you had Dan in your business sales wise. That could maybe help all of us since we are all in this together gin getaway. We want to hear these well earlier this morning. That crystal ball out at out Milan added got it said guesses. Good Ma so wouldn't told me so. I really believe we have to look in a couple of factors this in the election. Year old enough to remember is about the gassing Election years are always down. You always without exception to bow them. Sixteen we get beaten up by energy companies to lower outrage mediums. You still operating those same rights now here to win twenty four years later. Wiz PANDEMIC THAT. We're face in like nothing we've ever seen with that. Donald Trump in the White House who was a friend of the energy business. But he's always send me and you know Joe Biden Ryan against the all very critical things but at the end of the day. Trump has worked with India p negotiated an opportunity for us to sell all about access to any. That's a lindvall that shield Saudi Arabia Faris and Russia but had stabilized it forces world prices up because India is the fastest growing civilized nations in the world. They are going to sing. Pass China those loose. Saying that I see are optimistic. That India will maybe fifteen years the middle lower middle-class country where everyone had automobiles everyone had motorbikes? Everyone Electric moderate omen sewage. It always in the only abortion. Asian has now and aging rapidly billed as fast as China. It so you know that will bring up. Global demand lead global demand global demand not only for diesel and gasoline global demand for chemicals for plastics for resins polymers. All things that oil she bought up now we also need to natural gas exports we government that will support the building of Ellen g systems so we have that now. Will we have that in a few chummy. Posted either for approved already so though the very things and I see light at the end of the tunnel but we've navigated they sayings before will do it again. I-i-in necessarily agree with said especially when you look at how strong gas mystery is. Just you know a backbone being research area you know in times like this. We've Seen Innovation Develop Processes Ping streamlined. Tell like everything's on the table at this point in in our elected officials MC tough job. It's not easy plot the railroad commission especially chairman. Christians done a great job being a leader answering hard questions. Socratic is thing. It's just not looking at what our options are at. What do we need says? Because at Texas is partly S. Were a global leader. Energy-sector folks are turning to us for inches and so the silver lining up down charm or economic abrupt. Stop like this is a forces us to take a breath and intimate right slowdown angst. You one thing I've always said is the best and brightest minds in this industry worked for our companies small companies like Derek in mind or large companies like the Exxon World everybody is looking at ways to get us out of this thing and so I think we trust ship to do they wanna do but organically out of the industry. I think we will find answers. And so when the was. What do you do to kind of bolster cells? What do you do to improve? Processes will Jews vokes in it. Why don't do direct sales? You know putting people in the same room. I think like both like John. Ikea Too busy of attention. Now all of a chance to explore how these technologies can streamline save money cut costs through processes. You know you look at ways to be so the last piece of advice out. Is You know at this moment. Focused on what? You're really good at right. Now is not the time to be. I do everything. I'm glad to help with everything and do what I can. Go beyond the service Mike Lines but I try to focus on what? I'm really good at that for me. It's raining people together. Tearing Information Keeping folks educated so that so that we eliminate some of the advantage comes along with insurgency but I I do believe that we should especially condition just And we'll find a way out of this number Anki sandwich fish with their tails. Say it just to kind of piggyback silver and said You know what I'm seeing a lot of oil and gas on him out in same time there's not anybody old world right everybody. It's it's a tough market no matter what your Mrs Bud. Oil and gas. I think what I've seen it's always out of Stanley. Kinda drooping community base out here on the Permian and I think now more so received back from a lot of people. I think it's interesting to see. Every communities are all team over been. I think that's going to be the keep going forward as everybody seems to understand. We all are in the same fight and we all need to help each other through this fight or none of his shooting. Make out and as far as you know your second part of that question you know how to increase themselves or anything like that. I wish there was a magic answer. Had be a lot better but I think silver drive. I think network news is she. I spend a lot of time. Prospecting of most of my sails. Paul should be. Autrey warm leads through my network and I think that's what will help you ultimately relationships and I know silver work together with another organization basing sociation finers. That's big part of what that Organization for about everything but a big part of it is the network decided that in been able to put people in same room in my town. As long as I'm trying to help other people give business somehow comes back around with me and other people in the bubbling media. So if you're not working on your network I think that's the first thing you'd be doing is building your network reaching out a late. Dan and even more so building Personal Branford cell phone lines ended and building content but people want to have dialogue with not just putting up with cheesy flyer on there. Like I've done a million times myself but you know China create engagement with people. Actually you know. Put something out that people want to respond back to in through that. And we're looking at you to liberty company Organically Trudeau sales for yourself. But yet I got a lot to learn that. She's got what I consider the last couple of months. Great advice dolls. It really is about that communication in communication during these times when he can't have lunch together or they will now you can today Texas but we're before UH couple months meeting like this insane connected sending that tests that constant contact email at Chia customers. Just just check on you know. I think that's a check on if there is anything that you can do. It doesn't always have to be about putting that sale right in front of the at that moment that contacted. It's just checking seeing headed so personally shoot. John What about you? What do you think where we having this guy? Some unique clearly things are are not great now and I think he's unserved one out of his ears so that seat as you had a herniated and plus one necessary which is the smaller guys arm more old as they just don't have resources it's not decided who relates the quality of thing that they're building she's in a lot of our founders. Were terrified is. They're clearly long if you're doing restaurant reservations online and on the restaurants either visually gene in the short-term. Let's actually think we're somewhere in front of us is awesome in one of the biggest opportunities. I think our life now. One of my life and it was at the lock had just started really release. It told me like it's more doksan remote learning tools at numerous more remember university levels of the previous use. Mac that makes this win something. What was interesting was not but it happened why it wasn't happening before because they had they had budgets. Tenure professors were blocking Bush functional. Basically as you said Yeah. That's great advice. You might which Micra cycles relate some of the Bible in other industries like well. Yes since rack rate. But I'd rather die of their because that's just what you might suddenly visor open as listen. Neither loosening national. They can not to do so. I think there's opportunity for new ideas new Beijing and hopefully the family is open to getting some second resulting valley's really's lawyered up figures to transform each down that I don't really look at his arrogance. Confidence is that night. Want y'all to be confident in the technology because I know I'm not so when I taught think about Silicon Valley and think about just the technology companies in general. Just thank you because I know my communication brain doesn't work that way. I can talk to people they want but I need the avenue to get there and you all have those amazing Abbas because of your intelligence and your experience so thank you for that. I really appreciate you mention that the gentleman I know running out of time in this segment it goes faster than a virtual roundtable. Quick that before relieve. I wanted to ask silver because I know all of us have worked forces. I know we have team members that much to ask says employers are asking questions to know what is the number one question. You're getting asked for solutions using could help. Everybody awesome the one thing that folks are asking for sprout. Now I will tell you know the pleasure of working with or for Solutions Alamo. In helping them with some other rural work in San Antonio Assistance overwhelmed. But certainly there's been a lot of data coming in as a male folks condition to help people that need help. And so the one thing that would freeze patients but out of this need or so many networking opportunities with the Small Business Association which e Commerce. With the governor's office people go online and find out more opportunities next week. There's a whole process on spur. Small businesses on out to apply for loans not just the federal coming in but existing loans. How do I implement those opportunities to In so think people are coming to us. Or Create a workforce of scary. But there's a lot of Out there to help is just when everybody desk at the same time. It's tough to that. You know office more people to work for them. They're doing the best. They can and trying to capitalize on areas. Where he's got critical mass? You know it's tough now but I think you know. Very slowly Recruitment in owes to me you know just a little patient and maintain the Brazilians which might be a positive outcome. You the rest of you with your teams in their questions and their concerns because then as a business centre or as a business leader and sure they are coming to you with. What are we gonNA have a job to needs from our different perceptions Tom mckean exactly where we are. That we know the is only no decisions on the spur of reversing. But we're in this together. No one hundred percents where with operational redo its is involves a different situation. Please insert single all our place so he very flexible when their own one does year. Like perched by awesome Hospice who needed and it's really to glass records entries upset. Probably I said definitely also meet Valley people connected with life and productive Mass Bay to up date and some lesser players. Were too so does can do to help. Team sweaters students other things and those loaded darry magic that just to touch base on what John was saying. Start at the same thing. We're very transparent. We sat down with. Our team explained our concerns and their concerns. We had a good talk on everything. Oddly enough I think it builds a little working broderie between us and lay understood. We were going to do everything we can. Keep the hours coming in. And everybody makes paychecks ago families but not me just a touch on that transparency and. I think for our team kind of builds a little bit more you know some rotary with Venice. 'cause we're we basically all decided we are going to ride this out. We are GONNA fight reason. We've all had to make sacrifices around ways Fortunate better teams that way. So that south Oddly positive light coming out stronger on the other hand on that. You didn't get your thoughts on malet go too long on them but uh Lonely sometime that top from Jayme Wood fiber people depending on their lives so transparently. Whichever couple times me that's correct you have to be transparent bagels. And whether they're eighteen year veteran are eighteen weeks with the company team days. They all worried because when this first started I was going to happen with a rule news. What was so. I was continuously sending letter out trying to see. Many people obviously could ahead changing flying around the country to each office that got knocked out and in transplanted. Everyone worked winning best. We can made sacrifices and more comments twenty two one on the sacrifices that we may versus negative conflicts and that was really heartfelt to me by the employee base of India. I didn't want to do is but who forced the great part. Most people realize that Decide on management side whenever on meeting. Everybody knows it's not ideal for anybody right With the police understand sacrifices are UNFORTUN- and visit? You had time for me. They got one like a thirty second comment on someone said palm of them a couple of other industry. It's my love in the healthshare drug rehabilitation in the state as a investing am also involved in aviation and I will tell you that the oil and gas industry is one of the rare industries at all pulled together and help each other. Make the I can assure you the healthcare business China to find out when they can chop off in. Get your super to your client base in aviation. It's cutthroat anything on earth and I've been years ago business electric impasse on and as his Ever been involved so this gas industry is brilliant compilation of really good at the end of the day active great way to end this segment because it truly is that what. I have noticed here in West Texas being year over twenty one years is that I don't care who you want. You're always trying to help send someone always trying to help you and if you call someone or you show up at their door and say I need health. They're not going to turn the way they're going to help you out so gentlemen. Thank you so much for sharing. I thought that was wonderful. Great Conversation we wanted to thank everyone who is watching at home or at your office watching this virtual roundtable sponsored by MB. We're going to wrap things up in this but we're gonNA hear the conversation on one more. Let's go part three. Does that sound gentlemen three okay. We will do that. We're going to wrap this Megyn CLICHE to sober. Bosca's John Joseph Kandar Clark or being with us today sharing their experience ensuring their knowledge with us. We hope you'll join us for our next virtual roundtable where we will talk about. What can be done on a national level and however all GonNa get through this roller coaster ride of the oil and gas industry together in the payment in that heard negative people refer to it as the perfect storm or the double whammy we are going to talk about that on our next virtual roundtable much for joining us and you get a great. I really enjoyed that and thanks again. Gentlemen that was fun to hear. Different perspectives and how they are dealing with the pandemic. I've posted links in the show notes to part one and two of our virtual roundtable. If you would like to listen if you WANNA watch us you can go to those links and part three will be out in the next week or two. So it's time now to announce today's community MVP and today's community. Mvp is an absolutely wonderful mental health source here in West Texas Centers for families and children and this caught my attention on social media. Recently centers is proud to provide two free sessions to healthcare workers and first responders who were fighting Ovid nineteen. I am not surprised by generosity. Centers does so many wonderful things here in our community and we thank you centers. We thank you healthcare workers and we thank you first responders for all you do. You are the true heroes during this difficult time. So that concludes this episode of Permian Perspective. A special thank you to Baker Hughes for sponsoring our show Baker Hughes you know recently launched a new and reimagined Baker Hughes brand and as an energy technology company they are striving to make energy safer cleaner and more efficient for people and the planet. Okay remember my life. Matas is always dream big believe and never give up these words or so true not only today but tomorrow and the next day and the next day and the next day. That's right. We are all in this together. So DREAM BIG BELIEVER. Never give up. Thanks again for joining us for Permian perspective. The story behind the oil and gas leaders in the Permian. You make it a great day. Hey everybody Alex here with the events on deck so do current circumstances of course we are not able to have any in person events so I've nothing of that nature to update you guys on but we have been hosting some virtual events so obgyn is wanting to offer free webinars live happy hours et Cetera. During this time since these events are not scheduled out as far in advance as in person events we would like to keep you guys updated via facebook Lincoln twitter so be sure to keep checking on that. And we'll keep you guys posted on anything. We're offering. It has been free to offer you guys value during this time that we're all at home so please continue checking in and joining us for these virtual events. We are looking forward to seeing you guys whenever we're able to have in person events and hope you're staying safe and sound tune in next week for another episode of Permian Perspective it production of the oil and gas global network learn more at www dot obgyn dot com.

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Impacts of COVID-19 on Permian Perspective  PP042

Permian Perspective Podcast

14:22 min | 6 months ago

Impacts of COVID-19 on Permian Perspective PP042

"The Permian Basin is an abundant oil and gas producing area already one of the world's leading oil producing regions the area in West Texas and southeastern New Mexico could nearly double crude oil production by the year. Twenty twenty three but who are the leaders behind this economic powerhouse and what is their story. This is permian perspective. I'm your host Krista as skinny today show a sponsored by Baker Hughes who recently launched a new and reimagined Baker Hughes Brand has an Energy Technology Company. They strive to make energy safer cleaner and more efficient for people in the planet. Hello everyone and thank you for joining us for the special edition of Permian perspective. It is so wonderful to be spending this time with all of you. I hope and pray that you and your family are doing well. During this difficult time I know many of you are likely working from home while listening. Or maybe you're out enjoying a walk. The weather has been absolutely beautiful here in West Texas little windy but were used to that but it has been really really nice so hopefully. You're taking advantage of that. I know we've seen a lot of people in our neighborhood out walking and it is such a joy to see families together spending that time so let us know what you're doing during this time if you're working from home or if you are going into the office on a limited schedule just let us know what is going on. We can stay connected through social media. I'm on facebook instagram. And of course on Lincoln so I would love to hear from all of you speaking of hearing from you. I heard a wonderful review from one of our listeners and I wanted to share it with all of you a special thank you to slide jumper for this five star review. Whoever you are slide jumper I want to thank you for these kind words. Here's what you had to say. The different perspectives that make up the Permian Basin all one podcast with a great interviewer and facilitator of conversation. If you live West Texas you should have this on your list. Very very kind. Thank you. So much jumpers for those kind words I really appreciate it and if you would like to leave a five star review please feel free to do. So you can head over to itunes or Google play or you can just shoot us an email and let us know your thoughts on in perspective. We appreciate all of you so much for listening so this week. I wanted to catch you up on the very latest on what is happening here. In the Permian Basin due to the COVE NINETEEN CORONA VIRUS. As you know we are all affected by the pandemic the economy across the nation. And of course right here in the epicenter of oil and gas is taking a big financial hit so I wanted to begin with where oil is trading at an remember this as at recording time of this podcast. Wti is at twenty dollars and fourteen cents. A barrel. Now rig counts dropped dramatically last week. According to the weekly count from Baker Hughes the impact of cuts layoffs are starting to show more than half the weeks losses came here in the Permian Basin which lost twenty three rigs for account of three hundred eighty two now the US rig count dropped forty four to seven twenty eight. It was the largest single week. Drop since the bottom of last oil downturn according to the Houston Chronicle New Mexico the only other producing state with the triple digit recount lost three rigs down to one. Oh nine in other news. Pioneer Natural Resources. Ceo Scott Sheffield spoke to CNBC. Recently and said the current price downturn reminds him of nineteen eighty six and opposition to a settlement with the Saudis from companies like Exxon Mobil threaten the future existence of independent companies. He went on to say that it will take a long time to the market and the next on is an example of the oil industry. Heavyweights that WANNA see all independence. Go bankrupt and then pick up the scraps. He also predicted there will only be ten out of the seventy four independence left at the end of twenty twenty one that will have decent balance sheets once again. Those were the words. Scott Sheffield the CEO of Pioneer Natural Resources recently on CNBC and the layoffs continued. Hit our area hard pro. Petro notified the state Friday at plans to lay off three hundred eighty eight employees in its hydraulic fracturing division according to the Houston Chronicle slumber j. The Largest Oilfield Service Company in the world plans to cut up to thirty percent from its budget as oil prices continue to drop and cove nineteen cases rise. The company also expects to lay off workers and reduce compensation in North America Shumba. Jai Joins Chevron and numerous other companies in the energy industry who are cutting billions of dollars in response to the falling oil prices Kirk Edwards. Who is an odessa-based independent oil and gas producer wrote a letter to President trump that was printed in our local paper? The Odessa American in it he says the following to President trump quote. I asked President trump to immediately place. They've forty dollars per barrel tariff on Saudi oil coming into the United States. I ask you to quit defending Saudi Arabia with our troops and aircraft carriers and start defending your most critical domestic industry. The one that keeps US country moving with affordable gasoline and electricity the forty dollar TARIFF IS THE DIFFERENCE IN PRICE. American energy producers. Were getting just two months ago versus the twenty dollar per barrel that we are getting this week that tariff would generate nearly one point two five billion dollars per month to the US government. The government can direct that revenue back to the oil producing states like Texas Louisiana New Mexico and Oklahoma in an effort to help those states. That are being massively impaired by the current dumping on Saudi Arabia filling the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Twenty dollar oil does nothing for the American energy producer. We need jobs and we need a price. We can economically drill for and twenty dollars per barrel. Certainly. Isn't it end quote once again that was from Kirk Edwards who is an odessa-based independent oil and gas producer? Writing a letter to president trump. That was permitted in our local paper. The Odessa American in Other News Governor Greg Abbott Expanded Quarantine Orders for travelers heading into Texas on Sunday any air traveler entering Texas from Miami Atlanta Detroit Chicago and the states of California in Washington must self quarantine for fourteen days at it said his original order which included air travel from New Orleans now includes any road travel from people entering Texas from Louisiana. He also recently announced an executive order requiring a mandatory self quarantine for air travelers arriving to Texas from airports in New York New Jersey Connecticut and New Orleans here on the local front. The city of Midland has confirmed thirteen positive covered. Nineteen patients and actor county has confirmed five positive cases the city of Midland Memorial Hospital mist acs. D have done a phenomenal job. Keeping the residents of West Texas updated on the situation most residents on the Permian Basin or following the advice of our local and state officials and staying home. Now Land is following governor. Greg Abbott's executive order limiting social gathering to ten people prohibiting eating and drinking at restaurants and bars while still allowing takeout closing gyms bannon's people from visiting nursing homes except for critical care and temporarily closing schools now. The city of Odessa decided this week to sign a limited shelter in place that will close many businesses including hair and nail salons gems massage businesses food courts parks and pavilions and ratliff ranch golf links. They're also asking real estate. Businesses to close on homes. Virtually not face to face and childcare can stay open but not have more than ten kids at a time. Of course. Most of this information can be found on facebook. You can go to actor county health department. You can also find nightly updates on midland mayor. Patrick Payton's facebook page and of course all of our local news are covering these stories from top to bottom. Of course also these regulations and rules are changing. Is this as a fluid situation. So by the tiny here this they may be different but as of recording. These are the very latest happenings here in West Texas. Now I know this is all hard news to hear and I wanNA share some good news with you and what I've been calling. Tell me something good. If you WANNA sing along with me feel free. Tell me somethin' good. Let's right we have to find the good. I know that this is a difficult time. But there's always a beacon of light and I would love to share good stories with all of you just like this one was shared with me. I love it in front of Middleham Memorial Hospital. Someone surprised the nurses and doctors with the sign out front that reads heroes work here. It's one of those huge signs. I believe it's Card my yard. Who does these and it is just a fantastic way for those nurses and doctors to be reminded that we are so thankful of them and they truly are the heroes. They're working the front lines and that is why for the second week in a row our community. Mvp Our nurses and doctors who are the real heroes. Working to heal those west Texans who are sick and we cannot thank you enough now. They're truly has been so much good. That has come out of the pandemic kids all over town or Writing Bible verses on the sidewalks in front of their houses and in front of stonegate church there is an entire block of encouraging words in scripture so beautiful to walk by just brightens your day. If you are feeling a little bit down and you need to get out and get some fresh air highly encourage you to walk up and down the sidewalk there and you will immediately feel your spirits lifted. I've witnessed over and over the past couple of weeks. The Permian standing firm and helping others their restaurants who are delivering to nurses and doctors the elderly the homebound of course West Texas Food Bank just doing outstanding work here in our community the volunteers and in so many others that are just helping out Libyan Craig everyone. There are just wonderful people and they are doing their part to make sure that nobody goes hungry. During these times so in in traditional West Texas Manner Permian Basin is coming through for each other. Like no other. I do want to thank you all for joining me for this. Very special edition. I'm going to do this from time to time as we just have these weekly updates and everything is changing so much that way all of you who are not here in the Permian can know what is going on here in West Texas. I would love to hear from you. Reach out to me on Lincoln on Instagram. I'm also on facebook at KRISTA ESKIN MIA and we can keep the conversations going. Tell me the good that you're seeing in the world because there is so much good and we want to spread that and spread that joy with that said I wish you all good health love and joy and take care of yourself stay healthy. This concludes this episode of Permian Perspective. The story behind the oil and gas leaders in the Permian Basin. Remember my mottos dream. Big believe in yourself and never give up. You make it a great day. Hey everybody Alex here. With the events on deck for the next month we have some exciting things coming up to happy hours one in Pittsburgh and one in Denver so the first one will be happening on March twenty second at Bubbas Gourmet Burgers and beer. This event will be from four to seven and will feature a live recording of oil and gas this week with Jake Corley Markel Corp so be sure to check that out. You can sign up via our social. Media's we have an event bright sign up and should be good to go from there. The next event will be a happy hour in Denver at Liberty Oilfield Services on April second once again. Check our social media's for the event bright sign up and sign up there ask some of our social media followers no we are headed to Aberdeen Scotland the first week of March. But he had a couple of days actually for. Doku con creating high impact sales and energy dokru excited to launch its very first sales development conference and Obgyn's mark and Patrick will be hosting a panel and recording alive podcasts. That we're really excited to be joining map. The leaders in industry luncheon is on March eleventh at the betraying club of Houston. Port of the future is happening on March tenth and Eleventh in Houston your registration to the port of the future conference also allows you access to exclusive events including TSA security and terrorism research showcase and many more so be sure to view the agenda and see what they are offering the Houston energy. Breakfast will be on March twentieth at the Norris Conference Center in Houston the API Energy Houston three gun. Chapter will be on March twentieth this spilling out very quickly so make sure to get a team in as soon as possible. The BP Energy Outlook Twenty twenty edition will be on April twenty. First it's happening online and this event is about transitions that will take place to a low carbon energy system. That's offered this month. Everybody hope you guys have a good month and check back in next month to see what we're having. Thanks tune in next week for another episode of Permian Perspective it production of the oil and gas global network learn more at www dot org G. N. dot com.

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Tucker Construction on Permian Perspective- PP034

Permian Perspective Podcast

32:23 min | 8 months ago

Tucker Construction on Permian Perspective- PP034

"The Permian Basin is an abundant oil and gas producing area already one of the world's leading oil producing regions the area in West Texas and southeastern New Mexico could nearly double crude oil production by the year. Twenty twenty three but who are the leaders behind this economic powerhouse and what is their story. This is permian perspective. I'm your host Krista. As skinny today show show is sponsored by Baker Hughes who recently launched a new and reimagined Baker Hughes brand as an energy technology company they strive to make energy safer cleaner and more efficient officiant for people in the planet over one. Welcome to this week's episode so nice to be spending this time with all of you. I hope your New Year is off to a great start. I know mine is. I'm sitting here today with my friend. Sarah Woodruff who is with Tucker. Now she is the business development coordinator with Tucker. Thanks so much for being with us. Sarah thank you for having having me. I can't wait to hear your story. We were just talking all off podcasts camera and we were just saying Oh this is all new to do the podcast. This is your first one one very first. Yes you're GONNA do great and we can't wait to hear your story but I I wanted to ask everyone to share our podcast with friends family and colleagues and thank those of you. who have we really appreciate each and every one of our listeners who are not just here in the Permian Basin but all over the world and we appreciate you leaving those five star reviews? We have received some really nice ones and we cannot thank you enough for doing so. We also WANNA THINK APPLE FOR CHOOSING PERMIAN PERSPECTIVE to be on their new and noteworthy list. That was pretty cool when we found out. So I know this exciting. I think are literally screaming like what so thank you so much and we hope that you are enjoying permian perspective as much as we are sharing the stories just like the story. We're about to share so once again. Sarah Drif is with us. Thank you Sarah for being here today. First let's start off with. How did you get started in? This is oil in this crazy oil and gas industry. Well my story starts off a little different I at the time it was about thirty two thirty three when I first got into willing on gas and I just I really just I fell into it. My employer at the time was fidelity investments. I worked at one of their main campuses in Westlake and and after two years of it really was not my cup of tea found out that was not for you yes Sitting in front of a screen and dealing with people's investments was just not what I wanted to do. I needed to be able to get up and walk around and stuff in so I took two weeks off at the time. I was also going to school for the for Red Tech Program Program and so I took two weeks off and I you know I wanted to try to figure out what I wanted to do how I was going to. You know supple my income. If I did in fact you know leave fidelity. My friend's father had his own little dirt company. He built roads. He did pad sites and so am I two weeks. He asked me if I would help him out. Go pull a trailer behind a truck and help them clean up one of the sites that he was building and I assured him yes. Oh when whenever they are to the job site when warning and he was man that was known. I'm for having a temper and not really being able to keep employees because he would just run them off all the time and anyways he did he walked up to the truck knocked on the window and told me how he just he fired his back operator and so I just kinda looked at Civil Jim. I don't really know what you want me to do. And then he asked me Dino how to run one of those and I don't know why you think I would and he said well there's only one way to learn get your button there and let me show you and so it was a very quick couple of minutes of this makes the bucket. Go Up and down. This is how you roll it now haul ass and so I did. I had so much fun that day. Playing in the dirt digging in the dirt and so I quit and I went and I ran back Geico for love quarter year. You're hooked from that first button. Push this that instant gratification of seeing seeing what year you know what you're doing. I mean that was really it and just you know working outside and working with the very gruff man and I mean we have lasted a really enjoyed it so that kind of segue the an to yell. At the time I lived in decatur north of decatur rather or nutshell already come to a slow really not much going on there and so a lot of my friends ends or welders in the industry and they were all fixed in a take off and go to West Texas and job amount montanes so I would always kind of tool around in the shop with him and it was as well. It's going to be now or never if you actually want to jump in so I did I. I followed him out to Monaghan. I actually ended up being welder's helper for them. That was very interesting. First job another form in one or two run me off immediately because he just we were doing a pipeline. Reroute the middle of nowhere. There weren't Porta Johns. There's no bathrooms and this is Monte. Hence is he is and he's like I mean we were we were staying Monte hands. We ended up going West Paco's and and so yeah it was a you know. Will you do realize what are you going to do as well. Well I guess I'M GONNA drink enough water stay hydrated but not enough to where I have to use the bathroom. I mean I was just you know kind of smart thinking. Yeah and he said and he put us in the front of the line and that way he could burn Out Basically. He's no week though. We we basically ended up moving so far ahead of the pack that we ended up having a comeback unit additional pass. And that's not what he was expecting expecting so he thought you were going to be gone too but I had a lot of respect for I understood. He was out there and he needed to do a job and at the time. They're just you know there really weren't many women Out there you know doing hard labor or anything like that or is certainly in the elements too so I stayed I was a helper for about two and a half years and yeah. That's that's how I got into it and it just it just kind of went i. I was so fortunate I got to work with the same true for over a year. We all ended up back in North Texas Texas and built to the finishing phases on trial. Plan out there and so I have the same crew day in and day out fervor year. They took care of me they they had my back and and a lot of respect for those guys and it just kind of went from there labor hand to. I always wanted to learn. I started doing the job packages. Basically I would be in charge charge of the X ray careers as it came in. Take shots at the end of the day after we were done just literally. Just got your hands dirty and learned it was ground up. Yes what was it that really hooked you in that made you go. This is what I WANNA do for my career during those times when you were out there you know just on the pipeline and you were just try learning everything. What was it that you loved about it? I love the camaraderie with my guys. I mean I really did I. I love the guys that I work with. They were fun. I mean we worked hard hard and you know I. I'm sure you know and I could probably ask any of them now today. Just what were your thoughts when he saw me show up. I'm sure it was just like you. GotTa be kidding me really those. Oh you can't see she's beautiful beautiful woman you would if you walked in here. I wouldn't think that you were working out on the pipeline right. I mean that's probably what you got definitely really what I got but I. I made sure that you know I knew I needed to prove myself. and to be honest I mean I'm I'm I am not a feminist in any way shape or form I I like my work to speak for itself and I think that if you really want something. You're going to work hard for it and I don't need a movement or anything like that to do it. I just need my own my own grit basically and and that was is it I I just I enjoyed them and I knew that I had to prove myself to him. And so when everybody else would send the trucks and take their breaks I would. I'd be out there working on the grinding down. And getting you know setting up the pipe the stands and and get everything set up for our for the next part of the job and I know that he appreciated that and once they knew that I was there to stay and I was going to be. You know I was Gonna working just as hard as they were and I was. You know definitely going to help out where I could you know it just it was was great. It really was hard. Work speaks louder than any. Oh Yeah it was funny. uh-huh so let's Segue then. Yeah I know you spent some time here in Montana and then you said that you also were here in Midland for three years. Let's fast forward a little bit it and get to what your time here in West Texas. What did you love about West Texas well? I can't say that three years living here. What I really did enjoy was getting to? I know the the actual foundation of of Midland Odessa. It's a very transient town. Obviously because of all the opportunity here with an oil and gas and so it doesn't really give a true representation of the people and the values and so fortunately for me. I was able to befriend a lovely really lady by the name of the Info or new last name now. Married last name is titled Seidel Yes so by defining her I really got to know the the people and it is kind of appreciate. She's born and raised in this area. I asked her. You know I said to find a church and shave. She was the one that pointed me towards her and another friend actually pointed to the church the family went to and it was just really. You know the people right and there's my alarm I just said hey our our our phones off in mind goes off right. That's my note to pick up my little one but I got to cover so we keep on going but I just want to say Memphis. Married name is causa just got married so I wanted to make sure we got that. Is that because NIP is. She is so awesome. She is just one of those incredible go-getters here in West Texas and so thankful that she actually really brought us to yes. And that's I think the true heart of West Texas is the people and then it just the connecting the networking. The I wanNA to help you sincerity of it all. Yes a beautiful thing and you also met your husband here yes yet. How did Y'all meet well my company? He is a is a client of his company. He works for Midstream Company. Here or at the time he worked he worked here in Milan and he had just kind of moved into a new group. The group was a group that I had already been working with for several years. I was kind of tasked with your breaking into that group and making sure that you know Tucker had opportunities there and and so I I didn't know him and so he got you know he was. The new guy came in and so the guys that I was working with the introduced me to him and enemy honest I won't get into. We did not get along. Oh so wasn't love at first sight. Okay no I love the kind of makes the story even better taste so there was a little little bit all day. We had special four and the reason being an an honestly when I figured out why he was just being so Marut and argumentative. It was valid reason so he had never been in a position or a role where he was having to deal with sales people all the time and now he was in a position to where he actually managed work and had the you know how the responsibility of selecting contractors and in choosing he was going to execute and and so he was very much overwhelmed with the amount of sales people. Coming all the time. Because I'm trying I'm trying to think back. This is pretty busy time here yet. This boom we're talking talking about here and so when I came in you know it was I was already very familiar with guys in his in his group and you know neither wives and you know we were good friends and we were doing work for them but I guess for him. He wasn't and I get it being a female in the industry again. There's a lot of women. Sales people and his immediate assumption was that I didn't know what I was talking about. I was capable of basically reading off a brochure and giving a very superficial rundown of what I had to offer. That was before he knew you correct so after US butting heads quite a bit at the guy's really you know they're in his group. They kind of pulled him aside and they're like what is your problem. And he told me his like why can refer to you know. And she didn't know what she's talking about and they're like no actually she does. She's putting some work again end so he reached out and he said I apologize. This is why US Walton. I admire that you know I. I appreciate that you know the individuals that you want want to actually do business with you. Expect them to actually be able to talk the talk and warmer walk and so after that if he invited me bid on a job the rest is history. Yeah we we became. We were good friends for several months before we started dating went on her first name. So we'll congratulations. Thank thank you and your with Tucker. So let's talk a little bit about what Tucker does and how we're how you got into this position that you are in now with Tucker you're the business development element yes yes so Tucker J swift. We've grown exponentially in the last two years so starting off we are roots are from mm-hmm Oklahoma and Lindsey Oklahoma. And when I came on board we had four offices we had just done an acquisition here in West Texas that put us in our midland office now. We acquired an existing contractor by the name of the BJP services and so yeah. Mechanical Construction Station Pipeline Gathering Systems meaner inter stations and then we also have a very thoughtful design clan was put into place of. How are we going to grow? Did we want to do it. You know where we saw. So many of our competitors editors kind of following the same path of. We're going to go after. Go after the biggest star we possibly can. We're going to ramp up to their employees. And when the job's done you don't have anything lined up the they get laid off. Our CEO is probably one of the most humble in just impressive. Men Than I've I've had the pleasure of working with and he always told me we know. Now we're incremental growth. We're going to grow. We're going to do it smart and you know our blend is always going to be. Of course there's always going to be new construction but you know everybody knows long gas industry. There's boom in the bus bus. Always GonNa come so you never know what is coming either so we wanted to make sure that our blend was kind of a constant fifty fifty new construction but then really have our roots in operations maintenance integrity you know things. I never go away even if there is not new construction going on you have to maintain your asset. So we've I've always been very strong in our in our integrity crews and maintenance crews and working with the local operations groups here for all of our clients so I'm sure if through the past and how long have you been there with God. Spend almost seven years seven years. You've seen a lot of highs and lows in. What have you learned most from those highs and lows really? It's it's just you know the one thing that I can say that I was really impressed with about two thousand fourteen when it seemed like so many other businesses a lot of our competitors orders were shutting their doors or having to move out of the area because they just couldn't get the light. Keep the lights on a really had to you. Know take a look at the financials of course we had a really take a look at what we're GONNA do. Do you know how how we needed to manipulate time. In our efforts to ensure that you know of course nobody ever wants to let anybody go and we've got some really great folks that have been with the company for longer than I have and so you know we definitely what I appreciate. It was the you know we could work and our relationships are of course horse. Were were contractor but you know I can say honestly that our relationships are. They're very they're very true very sincere. So because of the hard work of my guys did I. And because of our you know our impeccable safety record and doing good work and honoring you know everything that we did with integrity. You know out saying there's ever going to be a perfect contractor tractor but if we messed up we fixed it you know and I can say that that. That definitely helped quite a bit. I think that we have we have to revalue and what we do. How's your company preparing for the next twelve months? We've got a lot of things in the works right now. We have acquired heard a escape a company in the last couple of years. We also have new compliance company that we purchased and so right now. What we're trying to do is really really just I? I have a sales team now which is great. When I first started with Tucker I was I was there first salesperson through the last two years we have a sales group of Gosh? I think there's maybe maybe eight now. Total out of all the different service lines and so our our target for twenty twenty is really trying to integrate all all the different service lines that we have and educating eating all of the sales team and of course even are supportive personnel operations everything to be able to identify opportunity within these other groups. You know just in passing housing. We're with a client so it's been it's been great I was you know it's I don't WanNa say I was scared to you know to learn about these need service lines that we offer but it was kind of intimidating. It's it's a lot we definitely have our. You know we have our guys that are well versed in their experts in it but for me to be able to have a concise nice conversation with somebody that was like how. How am I going to do that? Read just learning a whole new the whole category and a whole new talk trying to put the puzzle pieces together of you know when you when you get to the point of construction. Where where where does everything else fit in you know? In how can I offer that successfully to the clients make things easier for them. So that's definitely our the focus here is making sure that we can translate that to the customer effectively and let them know. You know we've got a lot of great things that we can offer them. Make make life a lot easier form arm so but how exciting to go from sales team of one. You're just having your cup of coffee in the morning. Here's my sales meeting to now. I've got this ting. Luckily an end to build the lead that team in especially as a woman. I just WANNA say first of all congratulations on so i. I do not leave that team part of the team we got. I've got so being a part of that team. How has that been you know to be able to see it? Grow and to expand and like added Second Inada third. It's really cool. It is. I can tell you one thing that I've always told my. CEO is if. I'm not. I'm not working for you. I'm not going to work in the industry. I've the hat offers the unfortunate enough you know occasionally to have offers from other competitors but you know it really is a work family for me and just yeah I just I don't know the integrity and the values and the morals I mean you can't pay us and everything and it's just can you. Can you work with these guys do you. Do you have a great relationship. Do you know they have your back. You know like you have their back and and tiger definitely offers that always has and it's you know it's been great. I mean I love that. Just yeah you I mean you look around. It's kind of funny our corporate office in Houston when we first started it was. It's definitely smaller than what you have. He really there was an. I'm not in some really big little conference room and three offices and that was it but we've always you know we've never been flashier writing kind of like a sleeping giant but so now in that same building we have. Gosh I think at the end of the year we might be on three floors. But wow yeah it's and that's fun to watch something something like that grow apart. I walk in there and I'm here. Are you know so. It's kind of neat but I always have to make sure that I run through all the different new offices. Does that have been at an end since my last trip to Houston and introduce myself and okay. So what are you. Are you part of a cool. You know so yeah. It's pretty neat. And how many locations do you have. Oh Jeez four offices we have to in the East Coast one in Ohio. When in Virginia we have four in Oklahoma we just kind of added a spot there in Denver and we have eight in Texas? So yeah you speak very highly of of your company of course which I just love that I love that loyalty and what is said about your boss and that you you said you would never leave because what is it that you have learned there that has given you this extreme loyalty. I firmly believe that. No matter where you're at it absolutely trickles down from the top so he is a testament to that he is. He's very humble individual. I can tell you I I had to have business cards made with his name on it because when I started off. I'm like my Gosh. We go to these meetings. And here he is. I mean he's you L. leading the The introduction I mean he's he's just a very smart man and and so here he's allowing these folks in there like I'm sorry his name's Paul. Tom Paulin giving you a new door for shoutout tall. Yes and would ask them. You know I'm sorry Paul what do you what do you do for the company. Because he would never never. He's not in a titles wouldn't say he wouldn't call himself the CEO if he didn't have to he doesn't like calling himself this year when he never does I love so they would ask them. You know like I'm sorry. What are you who are you you and what do you do in his response would be? I'm just the head cheerleader. These are the guys. Do all the work you know these are. This is the foundation on the company. And then he'd sit down. I'm like you gotta kidding me. So I'd have to bring his cards because even bring his cars passed out he's like why do I love that kind of humbled. Though there there is nothing better than than learning from someone like that because it really does teach you a lot about life right. He's not a man of errors and he'll tell you I may not have all the answers but you know let's figure it out together and we did. I mean it's very his idea and is believed behind a strong team. I mean it's it's not. He's not just saying he believes you. Breathe it and he's the other great thing about it too. I in a stolen amazes me today as many employees as we have we have well over a thousand at this point that man can go into any office and he can go out onto onto the field and he knows the names and it's genuine conversation. How's your wife doing doing how you know your son? Listen that I mean and he knows my you know my two boys and his interactions with them are very genuine sincere and I mean they're popping math equations off to each other in the last time we were at a golf tournament. And it's just it's it's really neat. I mean he's he's very genuine individual allow that though. What's the most important lesson you've learned through through your years as a woman in the oil and gas field that you would like to pass on? That could maybe help someone. That's up and coming. That is just now getting their feet feet wet. I absolutely believe that you know the the industry is male dominated and again I like I said I. I'm the last person that's ever going to sign up on the feminist March. It is dominant though. It's been nice to see that there's been there's been a lot. More women in the industry engineers engineering managers and so on and so forth. But but what I'd like to say. Is You know if if you WANNA get into it. Don't ever sell yourself short. Don't ever think that you you're not worth it. You don't have what it takes. Don't let anybody convince you. Otherwise I mean you if you again if you're if you're willing to put in the time in the work and the effort you you can do anything anybody can do anything but that's gotta be the biggest thing you know you. Can I run into some. You know there are. There's old school individuals out there smell and I've heard it all and if there's you know don't believe him Just yeah stand your ground and keep working proven wrong right. I'm GonNa ask you some personal questions. Now what's your favorite book or podcasts. That you listened to well okay so now my new podcast okay. Besides Permian Perspective I. Oh I'm such a Dork very very old school I i. Honestly I don't Eve- I was Gonna ask you after this. How do I even listen to this? I don't know how to. I've never listened to go so I love this. I literally asked Sarah Five minutes before we did this podcast. Hey will you be on my podcast because we just hit it off so well that I just loved her story and I was like I just WanNa share share this everyone so yeah you did not have any prep time to this at all. But how about books do you have any books. That may have been influential in your life. I can tell you there's A. There's a fund fund series of books. I think she's got about twenty or twenty seven twenty eight books in this in this series but it's Janet Ivanovic and that's one Arthur. That will I mean when they laugh out allowed. I would sit there and giggle and sometimes tears coming onto my eyes because it's such a silly and fun story about a woman who falls into being a bounty hunter and just all her She's just an idiot and she is horrible at life. And there's this you know so it's something light light hearted that time so I can read it in the author's name is Janet Avakian it. Okay and I book in each book is you know. There's like twenty seven twenty eight so book one is one for the money and then to was a play on words of what book it is in the in the series. Gotcha so but outside of that. I'm just I really love history now. I love politics. We won't get into that. Aw that's in the one of the top three. You don't discuss at the dinner table right. What about your favorite quote? You have a favorite quote that you've kind of live by through through the years that no not really in a yeah I guess one of the biggest things that I you know. I remind myself every morning or any you you know. Multiple Times throughout the day is that all things are possible through him and only him and so and there's a lot of days I have like this week has been amazing. I've had some really fruitful opportunities. Yeah so it's been awesome. But I mean Gosh I mean the highs and lows with sales I mean. There's a lot of disappointments involved Eh. But I will tell you. There's many times throughout the day that you know as I'm driving I just got to pull over and be like okay. You've been L.. Notice that you know my mood. I'm just I'm a little will upset over. You know losing losing an opportunity and you know anything that happens and it's you know it's definitely just you know pullover I'll I have no qualms uh-huh praying while I'm at you know out in public. You know sitting by myself at dinner Taylor or whatever but I do know that he listens answers and so definitely I mean yes that is a anything and everything that I want as long as it is it is righteous in it as good off things are always possible through him. Absolutely thank you for sharing that if you had one piece of advice to and someone that is listening about getting into this business. I know we mentioned focusing on women earlier but just anyone in general that's going down a similar path as you journey. What would you say to them? I would say that you know. Gosh we have so many amazing networking events dance and even just the conventions. Permian pipe liners chapters here and they're very active and and I mean even if you just even if you just volunteer they do a local oughta local charity work here in the Permian and just coming to a meeting. You'll be amazed at here. You're sitting next to you again very humbling. That's one thing I learned about the industry as you know there are. I can't say everybody but I mean there's a few that you know maybe a little full of themselves but honestly you get when you sit down at any of these meanings any of these any of these. Everybody loves play Golf. There's tons of clay shoots. I mean rush. Just go show up. Nobody's GONNA turn their back to you. Ask Him questions telling what she wanted to tell them. What you you know you so you just want to get involved? You not quite sure exactly how you want to be apart but you WANNA be a part of it and I promise you you're gonNA walk away with a pocket full of business cards in in tons of new contacts. It's just a very welcoming organization and industry. So we'll Sarah. I have to say thank you so much for sharing your time with us your honesty I just I feel like we could talk for hours and hours more but we're running out of time. I'm like no great and I always asked us at the end of my podcast. Ask You wouldn't know because you've been listening but you're gonNA show you how to down acid a minute I always ask. Is there anything coming into this interview that you know when you when you were preparing on the way in that whole five minute walk over. My Office are less than five minutes right here. Is there anything that you wanted to get out. That maybe didn't get out and that you we want our listeners to know about either Tucker or your journey or being in this oil and gas industry now I feel like we've kind of went from the beginning to the end end but just the this is just the middle. The best is yet. I think it covered. Okay good well. Thank you so much for sharing time. How can we find? Do you on social media. I mean you can go on Lincoln and because I am somewhat newly married and I do have a hyphen. If you were to look me up Sarah. Graham Woodruff in certainly certainly go onto our company's websites so we have Tucker Services Dot Com and then our parent company we have many different segments in units again. Different Service Lines so our parent company for all of those businesses line star. So you can go on that website as well and with as many office locations we have if you ever see Tucker signed as pull in the welcome you like family so love that. We'll thank you so much. I feel like I've learned so much about you Dave Tucker today and I'm just so so proud to know you because you are a Rockstar in this industry so glad to finally meet you too. I'm so glad this worked out. It was all all all supposed to happen today. And I'm just thankful that you shared your stories so thank you so much appreciate she ate you. It's time now to announce today's community. Mvp we would like to recognize endeavors dedicated energy services. Division which provides trucking roused about out. Well Service wireline and vehicle maintenance services through a special partnership with Midland College. Six members of endeavors energy services team serve on technical advisory Serie Committees to help students successfully prepare for vibrant career in the Permian Basin energy industry so way to go endeavor for pouring into the youth in our wonderful community aid also a special thanks to Baker Hughes for Sponsoring Permian perspective. We are so appreciative. Love the Baker Hughes team. They're awesome and doing wonderful things here in West Texas Texas so big thank you to them and of course all of you listening at home or in your car or at work maybe taking a little break from work. I really appreciate that. Of course we have once again appreciate all those reviews you been leaving four also on I tunes and that concludes this episode of Permian Perspective. The story behind the oil and gas leaders in the Permian Basin Jason. So just remember my favorite Matas dream big and believe in yourself and never give up you make it a great day. Hey everybody Alex here. With the events on deck for January twenty twenty first of all happy New Year we have a couple of great events coming up to twenty twenty with all the first one will be a Houston happy hour taking place on January sixteenth at the Canon from six to nine. PM This event will be all about artificial intelligence for oil and gas reality not hype. 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James Durbin on Permian Perspective  PP026

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James Durbin on Permian Perspective PP026

"The Permian Basin is an abundant oil and gas producing area already one of the world's leading oil producing regions the area in West Texas and southeastern New Mexico could nearly double crude oil production by the year. Twenty twenty three but who are the leaders behind this economic powerhouse and what is their story. This is permian perspective. I'm your host Krista. A skinny today show show is sponsored by Baker Hughes who recently launched a new and reimagined Baker Hughes brand as an energy technology company they strive to make energy safer cleaner her and more efficient for people in the planet. Hello everyone welcome to this week's episode so nice to be sharing this time with all of you. I'm sitting here today. In Midland Texas with James Durbin the owner co owner will get into more of that in just a minute but co owner of the oilfields photographer. James thanks so much for being here today. Pleasure thank thank you. I'm so excited to hear your story and how you got started but first before we begin I want to thank everyone who has shared our podcast with their friends with their colleagues with her family. We now have listeners in all over the US Canada UK Australia Bolivia India Spain Mexico. The list goes on. I'm so oh thankful for each and every one of you that has shared it and helped grow our podcast. I also want to thank everyone who has taken a few minutes to leave a review on I tunes. We are so appreciative of these reviews and we will read them in a future. Broadcast like Dave's Dave sent us this e mail. Dave said thank you for sharing the stories of the Permian. I really enjoyed Dr Perriman recent podcast. I also enjoy getting to know all of your guests a little better. I've seen and met many of them around town and to hear how they got to West. Texas makes me appreciate each person's story even more keep up the good work Christa. Thank you so much Dave. I appreciate those kind words and we're GONNA keep up the good work right now and start our podcast today with James Durbin James. Thanks again for being with us. Super excited tell me how you got into this crazy oil and gas industry. Well I moved to midland about seven or eight years ago. Twenty twelve when the when the boom was just out of control and you couldn't find anywhere to live love or drive anywhere. Moved out here to work for the newspaper. The Midland reporter telegram and didn't know anything about oil and gas didn't know anything about really midland at all. So it's kind of been a fast learning curve for me as I as I worked there and eventually winning business for myself right and we'll talk more about that in in just a moment but you came from Illinois was your last stop. Is that where you went to school with the school choice and buy from St Louis Missouri. Originally okay very good and did you study daddy photography. 'cause you're you're photography is just incredible. It really is and I'll tell you all where you can go see his photography a little bit later in the broadcast. But how did you get started in photography. Something I've always done but I went to school for photojournalism. An always worked in the news business for different newspapers just over the years and my background is in is in news and storytelling from journalistic aspect which may lend to why my pictures look the way they do because they really do they tell a story and I have been a fan in your pictures when they were in the MRT and when you got that call to come to Midland Texas did you say where like most of us right. You have to get a map out and look at it unless you were born and raised here of course then you made the transition. What have you loved most about being here since two thousand twelve well? I think it's a common theme. You probably hear people say but the people out here and opportunities that exist in west Texas are just astonishing. A person can work as hard as they wanna work and pretty much guaranteed to make something of yourself if you just if you just apply yourself and and give it a chance and network with people. The opportunity is just come your way people want want to see you succeed out here absolutely. I think that is definitely a common thread. So what made you decide to switch from the newspaper industry into being your around boss and starting oilfield photographer well. The newspaper treated well and allowed me to start my business while I was still working for them. Because a lot of connections that I've made through the newspaper business being in all these philanthropic events a lot of the sports events things that people are are participating in connect connected me with with a great amount of people who'd become future customers so they were very understanding and supportive as I as I struck out in my own time of course to to seek to produce some of these photos for those people and eventually it just got to a point though where I was working fulltime for myself and fulltime afterwards afterwards for the paper or vice versa and I really what we call the side-hustle yes it was the side. Hustle became the full time. I had to make a choice and it was. It was a crossroads moment and I. I don't think I could've done any sooner than I did it. But it's been a great choice in. I have a a lot more time to pursue my business a lot more time with my family which is important and I don't feel quite a spread thin as I as I did when when I was doing both at the same time Nice now you mentioned your family I know that you and your wife Co own. The oilfield photographer. I love meeting another husband and wife team because it really is fun because you can balance each other and help each other. Where needed most? What do you love about working with your wife? We work well together with our company because she added SMO- pictures and that gives me more time to be out shooting or to be running the business side of things books and making calls and answering emails for me. I've always enjoyed shooting pictures using being creative in the field more than I've enjoyed sitting at the computer going through them and and turning back the final product so when she expressed I interested in learning to to run the back end of our photo management software. And all that I was I was very excited. And she's done an amazing job. She came about it with a fresh point of view. And really she makes she puts the finishing touches kind of on my shoots in a way that I think makes them even even better than what I would have done nice so we do strive we shoot everything right the first time round in camera of course but she she's able to to just give it up make them pop a little bit. Lovat that the perfect partnership so tell me what do you look for. When you're shooting subject what do you? What does it catches your eye? Because I I have seen so many different shots of Jack over the years but yours do really stand out. So what is it. You're looking for well. We do a lot of different photography for a Lotta different oil and gas companies. Sometimes we're photographing people sometimes. We're photographing equipment or people an equipment but We're helping companies promote their business. And what they do that makes them special. So Oh the number one thing when we go out in the field is we make sure that everybody. That's appears on camera is is following safety role than his is has proper. PVC On is is promoting their company in a good way because we have to produce a product is very usable nationwide and everybody has to kind of play along and of of course we all know everybody safety's important everybody but sometimes things slip up out in the field or you don't have someone might not have ear plugs in or something like that so we uh we kind of have to look after everyone else and ourselves when we're in the field so that's probably the first thing we look after. Just make sure that everything that happens on. Cameras is able to be photographed and documented or or video recorded a lot of that and then I yep safety I and and to that note we do have a rig pass them. H Two certified certified and all that so we we do follow the same rules. Then after that I mean we get to be creative and look for first of all. What is it that sets your company apart? Why why am I here to help you? Show your story. What do you do different? What piece of equipment that you have is worth sharing? That's better than your your competitor and so we really try and highlight that at a creative way we try and shoot when the light is nice sunrises and sunsets are ideal the golden hours. Tell me that is. They'll they'll be taking a selfie and they'll say it's the golden hour it'd be better better be shooting something during that time it. It doesn't last long but for that reason we we do schedule a Lotta shoots at sunrise and that might mean we're leaving middle at four. Am to get the carpet. You know or or somewhere when it is time or before its time so we can due safety briefings and all that then get out in the field and start shooting. So that's just the name of the game and and people out here are kind of used to that. Nobody really bats an eye when I say let's get it out there. It's unwise people people work hard out here and it's that's fine. That is so true. That really is well. You definitely have a great I and you know the finished product is just amazing. Explain how you can help. Companies like these oil and gas companies that I know that you're you're doing photography for. I know that you're showcasing them. Tell them how else you can help them. Well we help companies put together comprehensive catalogues of the the equipment that they offer or the services they provide and that's invaluable because because you need to have sales people who know what your products are and how they appear in the field in again why they are better or different than the competition so it really takes. Photos is or video to show that and a lot of companies out here operating with with sort of iphone type photos of of what their what their services are and you know we help them make that better and then on another note you know. Companies often times out here in Midland. Odessa will will give back to the community sponsor answer events or do cookouts or Klay Shoots Golf tournaments so we work with those companies to cover those events as well and then with my news contacts from working in the business us for for several years. We help those companies. Get those events featured in magazines and newspapers are not just around the region but around the state in and around the whole country. Audrey to fantastic that really is a benefit to many companies here in West Texas. I see that you have traveled overseas as as well to African Haiti. When you're shooting over there what were some of the differences between maybe shooting there and then shooting back here in West Texas oil? It's about as different different. You can get. I would say working overseas definitely gave me a certain skill set to be able to operate in the field. The old translates well to operating in the field here because in some ways I'm not a stranger to being in a remote situation needing to have maybe things like water water and just basic supplies in order to to maintain my time in the field or time on scene for the for the customer. And just you know being able to operate in stressful environments or being able to sort of roll with the punches. I guess you could say when things inevitably don't don't turn out the way they're supposed to I think that's news teaches chizzy high to be able to go with the flow. I mean we the show must go on and when you work overseas nothing really ever happens. It seems like as it's supposed to you and so when you then when you translate that oilfield where we do have schedules on things. You not surprised. Window piece of equipment isn't where it's supposed to be or or happened to move since since the time that it was thought to be there right. All that stuff happens right it does. What is the most interesting thing that or person that you've ever photographed you know? It's so hard to say because I photographed so many different things and you know John just commercial oilfield build photography. I mean I've had so many great opportunities working in the news business in the last year I got to go shoot the Final Four basketball tournaments. NCAA tournament in which has nothing to due at the oilfield. But it's through my three contacts and so that was a once in a lifetime opportunity I've been in the pits. Texas Motor speedway photographing NASCAR. My photograph some of the most amazing emotional things have photographed. Is Officers. Funerals had the chance to do that in the oilfield. You know getting to be the one when it gets to see. A new piece of equipment unveiled for the first time in producing that that marketing material. That accompanies GONNA use before anybody's gotten to see. It is is a neat thing to be trusted that way just to have the level of access that I get to have with companies and their equipment level of trust. It's really that's that's thrilling. Because even though so they may not be a certain piece of equipment or a certain technique may not be important to to everybody. It's it's it's critical to this company. And they're trusting me to be the. I wanted to to show that often so I really take pride in the lead. Do a great job. I know because I told my husband this because he's a photographer as well. And I can literally be standing right next to him and take take a picture the same picture that you know. He's taking and then I look at the finished product and mine. Looks horrible looks great. I'm sure you've heard. Are Those stories where people say you captured something so beautifully that maybe none of us. Because we've been at the same events through the years together you know through through our news connections but that I'll be at the same event but I'll see one of your pictures and I go what I didn't. I didn't even think to focus in on that. How do you not focus on what you focus on? Well we're GONNA in a news definitely makes you get good. It's trial by fire. You know you have to. You have to produce every day in what you produce the day before no longer matters the next day because it's got to do it again and you got to do it better so I'm always looking for those for those moments that are just sort of intimate sneak peeks into maybe somebody's life that they will let me into and it translates well on the oil field because you know people people make the oilfield go round. It's that none China. This would happen without them. We're trying to automate more stuff all the time. But it's still there's still a tremendous workforce out here and and people really l. e.. Just tell the story and drive my images. You're you're you're not often defined too many mile and gas pictures that don't have people sometimes sometimes when we're shooting equipment and stuff. Of course you know you you will but I really want to be mindful of those interpersonal moments that I think take a photograph to the next level because it adds authenticity and realism to awesome so say Joe's trucking company needs some pictures and they're going going to reach out to you and give you a call. What's The a number one question they usually ask you right off the bat you know most people ask me right off the bat? Are you really in Midland. Really because a lot of companies will will besides that. Somebody's here doing this. You know a lot of times before I was doing this. They'd have to fly in a photographer from maybe Dallas or Houston and Austin and so when someone finds out that I'm here or or it appears that I'm here. They will double check or they WANNA make sure they want to make sure that I'm truly hearing and can do this job. Because it is kind of a niche market market but then let me think after that what do I wear. Do they arrest that. You know what I mean. Sometimes they will ask you know. They'll they'll want to make sure do you. Do you have our clothes you know and you tell them yes. Get them at work. We're super happy to be devoting so new rigour well thank you we appreciate you wearing it out there but I think that's I think that's important to know questions because a lot of times people aren't sure like do I need this service and are you here because I think that is a great question and I love that people here in Midland want to buy local and they want to support local people and I think that that is. What's so wonderful? Is that yes you are and you you and your family are here and yet you produce this world class last photography and I think that's that's probably why you get that question for like wait. Are you sure you're young. People are companies are very used to to have to bring bring in photographers. Yes and so. I do work for a lot of companies that are based out of Houston or Austin or not even not even in Texas. But you know they've had a huge hole in their material when it comes to their services in the basin and the Permian Basin just because they they really haven't been able to show it off maybe the way they can do their assets that are closer to Houston or or or even Oklahoma or or other Louisiana places that are just. Maybe there's more people doing photography but even in those areas. I think you're hard pressed to find someone who's WHO's niche. Whose specialty is commercial oil and gas photography so we do travel for that reason? We will have companies even if they're based in Houston. They'll bring us down. They're actually or go to Pennsylvania different places to you know to photograph whatever needs done equipment or sometimes accompany will say. Hey we're glad you're in midland. We're GONNA have you do some stuff but we really liked the way. Our Yard looks down in South Texas. So you know. Let's get you down there to shoot that wonderful. CD Travel for sure when when you think of Your Business and where it is now and where you want it to go. Where do you see the at going in the next say ten years well we are expanding into some other markets outside of oil and gas as far as taking care of photography if he needs for the youth sports teams and high school booster clubs and things like that? I've started another company that just to handle that and I have a few people working for me to help. Let me shoot some of these different community events but as far as growing the oilfield photographer we're doing a few more permanent type art installs and company offices like corporate offices where we will be putting art in where we're also doing some corporate headshots some of the stuff off that that some of the other stuff that's needed to help produce like a website. You know such as your employees photographs and things like that. I read that you're doing drown work as well. We also are expanding into that sector as well and all of the challenges that that that that brings up but basically we're we're open to to whatever the industry needs and right now. The common theme seems to be that that nobody really has their website or their marketing material. Were they like it to be in. Maybe that's due to the pace that the industry grows yes and maybe it's also due to the fact that the Permian Basin has kind of always been able to do you business with a handshake and sort of you know an agreement and and and in some ways people are starting to gravitate towards wanting to see what something might look like you're right. They want a handshake agreement and a website. Because I think that's probably the future and maybe we're ten or fifteen years on some other people but well as you said it's such a fast paced business and it's kind of a common theme here on the PODCAST. Everyone says they want something yesterday. And I think that's you know sometimes the last when you think of is your online presence that is so important in today's world set that you're on line is as good as what. You're pretty pretty sing for your customer. Yeah I mean the key is is always that you can sit down with someone and they won't be able to tell you in words why what they do is the best but sometimes sometimes you want to see it so I have to ask you because you are out in the field. You're you're out on the rigs and you're talking to people every day you came here during during the boom time right twenty twelve. What are the differences? Maybe in today's twenty nineteen era compared to maybe the twenty twelve here. During that time I was just getting my feet wet with oil and gas learning lingo learning what even a rig was probably I put on a rig for a newspaper. Shoot You you know in twelve twenty thirteen and didn't know anything so you know it's it's hard to I can tell you. I've seen the technology evolved to due to become safer. I see a lot more power tools being used instead of hands being on objects that that maybe slightly dangerous which believe it or not actually lens to harder. It's harder to get photos. Now of people getting dirty covered covered in oil. You know those kind of iconic will fill photos we think of ours. You know faces all dripping in oil and because in some always there people are being better isolated from stuff like that so you know. That's that's interesting and and you're right. I have noticed that your exam. We have splashed shields around around the all the connections. There's a power tools making the spin in the pipes. You know when I'm right there on the scene and I see the guys go hands on I really. We only have a few seconds to make picture of of contact before the connection is made. And and it's you know onto drilling so I think that the I've seen the industry get way more automated in the sense of computer controls and and and adding a little layer of insulation between the people. I've definitely noticed that over the years and then just from the standpoint of living in Midland it's way easier to get around and find a place to live and just think travel around in general that it wasn't twenty tall. It was just out of control as as I do. Remember what about the buzz on the street. Anyone talk I know I know it seems like things may be slowed down a little bit in the in the last few weeks here and maybe not as busy. Are you seeing that out out. When you're out shooting and out and about in town I see activity at as strong a pace as I've ever seen it and you know the rig count can do it does and people can say what they say and the news articles can read what they read? You know they have to put something in them. I know because they worked in the business. But what you see when you drive down the highway and you see a constant pace of activity and you see new areas that are so you know just been discovered now. There's eight rigs clustered on it. You know I think. I think that there's so much that goes on behind the scenes here. People who are spending their days researching where the resources are I. Just I feel very optimistic. I think I see stuff just clogging along. I love that. I couldn't agree more. I feel the same. That what we're seeing you. Just you know you hear little little buzz here in little buzz there and you think it's GonNa be alright. Everything's it's everything's buzzing along long great and you just gotTa keep on keeping on. That's it tell me this is now going to get a little personal. Is there a business tool that you've used so that has helped you be successful over the years when you say business tool. Do you mean like a computer program or anything you know for some people. It's it's it's the ability to pick up the phone and call somebody for others. It's it is yes a piece of technology. Just whatever you think is helped make you successful. I think the the business tool that has helped make me the most successful that I continue to rely on even when things might be a little slow is a community. Calendar of events are scouring the different news companies are chamber of Commerce Events Calendar and putting yourself out there with whatever is going going on. You know even if it's something maybe that you're not totally interested in but you know people will be at because keeping your face fresh and active and out in in this community. which is what working for the newspaper did for me for so many years is crucial? Yeah it's networking but I think sometimes is networking gets a bad spin. Like you could think that you're you have to go to some young professionals meeting to network where you have to be messaging on on linked into network right but I think that working at least in Midland. Odessa can be very genuine and in the sense of your at extracurricular activities concerts festivals. Even restaurants are open houses or chamber mixers just staying fresh in in having your face out is probably one of the best tools that I've had because that's when you have a conversation with someone and say you know what we could use some. You know some photos or oh I really like what you did hear this or something like that and and that is to me. What working for the news did for me? And since I've left a newspaper in now now on my own I just. I'm the one that puts myself out in find things to do there. There really are a lot of things to do Midland Odessa. People may not not always think so but there are some ways to get plugged in and there's some great calendars that she can follow chamber for like you mentioned share the yeah the chamber. There's there's a automated text broadcast that you can sign up for through a believe mode communications. I Love I always look forward to my Thursday. I ain't taxes to see what's going on so the buzz on that as they you know I heard from them that they scour over a hundred or hundred and fifty earlier so events a week happening within driving distance of Midland. Just a little that list down to about seven or eight. They include clued surrounding areas. But if you're not finding something to do during a week in Midland Odessa. I don't think you're looking at all all right. What's the biggest lesson you've learned in your career so far? I told you I was getting personal. Well the biggest lesson. I think I've learned is to is to treat each opportunity as an opportunity to make something great and again working in the news. Business taught me that because I can't tell you how many things I've had to photograph or go to that on the surface were extremely boring to me. Maybe but they are important to the people who were there and it could be everything to somebody. That's there that you you are there that I was there and make the most of every so don't just breeze through it and get a few photos that are very pedestrian and move on. Take the time to to to try and find the importance. And and you and I've been surprised. Many Times how I've managed is to make great connections either with people or through the Lens at some something that I thought was not going to be very interesting. That's a good lesson. That is very good in any in any business whether it's photography oil and gas real estate. They're exactly right. Do you have a favorite book or a podcast. You listen to. Oh Permian perspective. That is your favorite podcast. I'm just kidding. No favorite books. Anything that's kind of stood out in through the years you know I wish I. I wish I had some advice to bestow on books their authors or things to keep up with but I think I've always just tried the sort of very my sources and I do value like reading different news news organizations stuff headlines favorite of that. Well I like the Wall Street Journal I like that Google News Google App sort of Taylor's things to what you might like but it doesn't do it too too much and I and I think that's incredibly important because I think nowadays news sources have become a bit of an Echo Chamber for people they can in the sense that they can only listen or follow something that reassure what they already think and sometimes you need to get hit with some things that you might not WanNa hear or you thought you knew about and it turned out you don't and so I think that a news source that can and show you things you're interested in but also throw a few oddball things in about something that might be happening around the world or or maybe even something from from a certain subject object that you thought you didn't agree with can only help you be more well rounded spoken like a true journalist. I love that we could probably talk journalism for a whole another tower. But I'm so sad that we're already running out of time because I had a lot more questions for you but I have to ask you this when you were coming into this this podcast. was there anything that you thought. Oh Oh I hope I hope I get that out to listeners and I hope they get to learn that about me or my company. Well I I think I hit it. I don't think I miss anything I will think of something later. Parenti you go. Hey can we have that in. I know I wanted to talk about the commitment community and I wanted to talk about being safety conscious from photographic perspective and and you know I I think I think I cannot speak highly enough of what this community Millo Desa this area west Texas in general can do you for you if you have an idea of something you wanna pursue and sometimes. I didn't even have this idea to be the oilfield photographer when I got out here and it took a long time to develop. People pushed me in a sense to be more than the newspaper photographer which was a great job but but to be my own boss you really never would have never would have thought that when I moved out here. But that's how great West Texans are. They encourage each other to be yes. Don't guess well thank you so much for sharing your story. It has been such a pleasure. Let everybody know how they can find you on social media. Because I know there's somebody out there that needs your pictures. Thank you yes. We are on instagram at the oilfield photographer. And we're on Lincoln under the same name. We are I m the oilfield photographer so if you type can you will find me. Fantastic of course have a website as well and I will put that all in the show notes. James Thank you so much. It's been a pleasure to sit and visit and get to know you more than just as a colleague League in the news business and so I really appreciate you sharing your story and we wish you and your wife much success for the oilfield photographer Dot Com business. So thank you so much for for being here today. Thank you well. It's now time to announce today's community. MVP Apache employs in midland assembled recently for personal care packages for troops is at home and overseas as part of the US owes force behind the forces campaign. So thank you of course patchy for doing this in a huge thank you to our servicemen and women who sacrificed so much to protect our freedom. We really appreciate you another special. Thanks to Baker Hughes for Sponsoring Permian perspective. We really appreciate get your sponsorship and love the new look of Baker Hughes. Maybe you've noticed. Baker Hughes recently launched a new and reimagined Baker Hughes Brand as an energy technology company they strive to make energy safer cleaner and more efficient for people in the planet so Baker Hughes. Thank you so much for supporting this podcast and of course thank all of you. Listeners listeners. For taking the time whether you're driving to work you're out on your run or maybe you're in your office just taking a break eating lunch. We appreciate you spending this time with us here at Permian perspective and remember. I'd love to hear from you either by email or on I tunes and let us know what you love about the podcast. Or if there's someone you'd like to hear from this concludes this episode of premium perspective. The story behind the oil and gas leaders in the Permian Basin. So just remember my motto dream big and believe in yourself you you make it a great day. Hey guys we have a couple of OBGYN events on deck for the next month OBGYN's next Houston. Happy hour will be on October. Twenty nine the cannon for four to six as always a portion of the proceeds will go toward redeem ministries to fight human sex trafficking. At this happy hour. We'll be discussing the process of taking a startup startup from simply an idea to obtaining the first purchase orders the panel discussion will include Saudi Aramco ventures shell ventures and lovie. SEF enters turn eternal energy and well diver our next Denver. Happy hour will be on November. Six Tim join us for food. Drinks and alive podcast that we will announce it's at a later date. A portion of this events proceeds will go to local charities say Pals Denver and oilfield helping hands. Okay now to the events on deck the the Tamara less oil and gas summit two thousand nineteen will be on October third through fourth in Dili. Tomorrow lift up the S. M. R. P. Third Quarter West Houston Chapter Meeting on October. Third at eleven thirty in Houston. This event will cover the topic. RPM's preventing or causing failures doc ip a and TI PR or hosting their leaders in industry luncheon on October ninth in Houston on October fourteenth. The cannon will be having having a disruptive energy workshop the API Golf Tournament will be held on October fourteenth. Two Thousand Nineteen at Kingwood Country Club and as of right now there are some some spots still open so be sure to check their Web site and register your team. The two thousand nineteen operations and process technology summit will be on October. Fourteenth Eighteen thirty sixteen in San Antonio the summit will cover maximizing your molecular advantage practical solutions today forethought for tomorrow on October October twenty fourth. OBGYN's very own mark. LACOUER will be speaking at tech to market in Shreveport Louisiana. The Falcons Petroleum Conference will be held on October. Twenty four through twenty fifth in Buda Montenegro the summit is the official for the Balkans oil and gas industries. Lastly the George H.W. Bush conference this year will be on October. Twenty eight twenty nine in Houston honoring President George H W Bush. The Bush China conference brings together Americans and Chinese

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"The Permian Basin is an abundant oil and gas producing area already one of the world's leading oil producing regions area in West Texas and southeastern New Mexico could nearly double crude oil production by the year twenty twenty three but who are the leaders behind this economic powerhouse dot com candidates I we have E. J. Baldrige and his website is EJ Baldrige dot com then we have Catherine Chandler and she has a facebook page you can go there chandler for midland a Jack Elad and also another facebook page lad for Midland Bradley James Show is sponsored by Baker Hughes who recently launched a new and reimagined Baker Hughes brand has an energy technology company they strive to make energy India Spain Mexico in the list goes on we even have three listeners in France so hello France we really appreciate all of you topics that we cover here weekly on Permian perspective with our guests are the same issues that our community is concerned with when choosing elected officials Jenny cud her website is Jennifer Mayor Dot Com and local businessman and consultant Patrick Peyton Peyton for mayor dot com safer cleaner and more efficient for people in the planet Baker Hughes Hello Everyone I'm Krista as skinny thank you so much for joining us for appreciative of the reviews we've received so far and for Apple Choosing Permian perspective to be on their new and noteworthy list. Okay just in case you're not able to write these down right now don't worry you have all of these listed for you on our show notes section so please feel free to go to the show notes and I have all the website aired our podcast with friends and colleagues I really appreciate you doing that we have listeners now in the US Canada UK Australia Bolivia Time today which is Monday October twenty first first day of early voting and go over some of the hot topics and share some voting information with all of you first and foremost infrastructure education health care roads and housing with that set. Let's get started. We have three candidates who are running in for mayor local businessman and incumbent Mayor Jerry Morales you can go to his website Morales for dot com local businesswoman form on the key issues facing our community and of course they do have a facebook page as well so you can go on facebook to okay we have city council district three we have five links I have all that information there for you okay now moving onto city council district four Kimberly Crisp in her website is crisp for counseled for listening and I also want to ask you to help our show out by taking a few minutes to leave a review on I tunes I cannot thank you enough for doing this we are I I want to say I will not be sharing my opinion in any of today's broadcast I just want all of you to be informed and know how important I do think it is let's get started if you live here in the Permian you've probably heard by now that we have an election coming up with some big items on the ballot so I thought I would take some time com again I encourage you to either go to their websites or their facebook pages the midland independent school district is proposing the following bond and is website now all three are very impressive candidates who I happen to know personally so I encourage you to go to their websites read their BIOS and their plan dot com we have Lori blong Laurie blong dot com and Dan Corrales Corrales for City Council Dot Mian Perspective and I'm so grateful that you're here today because we have a special edition of Permian perspective for you before getting started I do want to thank everyone who has to exercise your right to vote okay that's the only opinion I'll be sharing for those of you living in other parts of the world this election means a lot to our community because many of the acquisition and equipment of school buildings in the district including the rehabilitation renovation expansion and improved he's and Robin Pool and Robbins website is pull for city council dot com that is for our city council district four and I took this right off of the sample ballot that of course you can find yourself online I will put a link to those as well so this is the sample ballots it says proposition a the issuance of a five hundred sixty nine million dollar bond school building bonds for the construction dot com they say the money from the bond will help the kids and students stay safe address aging overcrowded schools expand eight of college and Career Technology Programs at twelve hundred pre k seats and included twenty first century technology upgrade thereof and levying of the tax payment thereof according to the website and I've provided the Lincoln show notes for this website is yes for Midland kid missile animals bonds you can actually go to ballot pedia dot org slash Texas for more information on each and every seven pm so here are the locations for You County Annex Office Centennial Library Fellowship Community Church Kaga Learning Center for more information go to yes for Midland kids dot com there are also ten state of Texas propositions voters will be deciding topics include immune position but once again I encourage you to do that because you will be voting on ten propositions for the state of Texas now early voting is underway now until Friday night and Manor Park and provided a link therefore you for more information election day reminder it is Tuesday November fifth and on election Ogden learning center and Manor Park now curbside voting for disabled voters is available during early voting and on election days number first here are the early voting locations in midland they are open from eight am until five pm except for the county annex which is open from seven am to today you can vote from seven am to seven PM at the following locations in Midland the county Annex Office Centennial Library Fellowship Community Church RT DOT com they have put out an extensive election coverage packet on Sunday and so you can go to martine dot com and you can read four eight nine zero and I also want to add that are friends that are voting an extra county they do not have any candidates or bonds but it is so please notify an election worker by having someone assist you or by calling the elections office if you need some help ahead of time that number is four three two six eight eight L. important for them to vote on the state proposition so I've provided a link in the show notes to the elections office for our friends in Odessa who would like more information and that is days community MVP and all the volunteers who have poured their heart into this election is today's community VP. And I know that there are so many of you so you WANNA get informed you're not sure where you can go for this information and so with that said I also Wanna add that the midland reporter telegram you can out there who've done this weather it's for elections a candidate or the bond you are appreciated for your passion your love of our community and for committing your time for that and once again inform yourself more on the candidates on the bond and on the propositions okay it's time to announce to the extra county website for elections so once again go to the show notes you will get all that information they are just tried to make this easy for everyone because I know it's hard sometimes officiant for people and for the plant so thank you Baker Hughes for sponsoring so that's it that wraps up this special edition I hope you enjoyed it I hope you receive something out of it you and reimagined Baker Hughes Brand they have gone green you notice their new logo all over town you'll see it when you drive by when you'll see decisions because it is important that every voice is heard and of course I want your voice heard because you're listening to my voice right now so thank you better so thank you thank you thank you also a special thanks to Baker Hughes for Sponsoring Permian Perspective as we mentioned at the top of the show Baker Hughes recently launched pat you'll see it in all of their branding and really they're providing an energy technology companies to the basin and they're striving to make energy safer cleaner and more efficient the story behind the oil and gas leaders in the Permian Basin remember my motto Dream Big and believe in yourself you make it a great day and get out there and came to what you believe in that is why all the local volunteers whether it's your helping out in an election site or you've helped with an election helping hi dea to obtaining the first purchasers the panel discussion will include Saudi Aramco Ventures Shell Ventures and Lovie SEF enters attornal at your favorite candidate known in the community whoever you volunteers are you are this week's community MVP for doing your part to make our community to know them better and learn something from them so I would love to hear from each and every one of you so that's it thanks again for joining us this concludes this episode of Permian Perspective I guess that you would love to hear from because we have so many amazing oil and gas leaders here in West Texas and the Permian Basin and we would love to share their story so that you can get in San Antonio the summit will cover maximizing your molecular advantage practical solutions for today forethought for tomorrow on October twenty fourth I know that it is our right to vote and I really appreciate each and every one of you for taking the time to learn more about the candidates the bond the proper Gi and well diver our next Denver happy hour will be on November six join us for food drinks alive podcast that we will announce at a later date six as always a portion of the proceeds will go toward redeem ministries to fight human sex trafficking at this happy hour we'll be discussing the process of taking start up from simply pope hey guys we have a couple of OBGYN events on deck for the next month OBGYN's next Houston happy hour will be on October twenty nine at the Canon or so be sure to check their Web site and register your team the two thousand nineteen operations and process technology summit will be on October fourteenth through Sixteen Energy Workshop the Api Golf Tournament will be held on October fourteenth two thousand nineteen at Kingwood country club and as of right now there are some spots still open I really appreciate that and if there was ever a guest that you WanNa hear here on Permian Perspective please reach out to me and leave a review Lee Zhen's very own mark lacouer will be speaking at tech to market in Shreveport Louisiana the Balkans Petroleum Conference will be held on October twenty four Nicole bilateral regional and global issues and to generate innovative recommendations for advancing the relationship link is on October third at eleven thirty in Houston this about we'll cover the topic are Europeans preventing or causing failures I tune in next week for another episode of Permian Perspective it production of the oil and gas global network learn more at www dot org g a anti P R O or hosting their leaders in industry luncheon on October nine in Houston on October fourteenth the cannon will be having a disrupted a portion of this events proceeds will go to local charities say Pals Denver and Oilfield Helping Hands Okay now to the events on deck the tomorrow less and what is their story this is Permian perspective I'm your host Krista as skinny today's through twenty fifth in Buda Montenegro the summit is the official of that for the Balkan oil and gas industries lastly the George h.w Bush conference this year in Gas Summit two thousand nineteen will 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23:19 min | 4 months ago

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"The Permian Basin is an abundant oil and gas, producing area already one of the world's leading oil, producing regions, the area in West Texas and southeastern New Mexico could nearly double crude oil production by the year twenty, twenty three, but who are the leaders behind this economic powerhouse and what is their story? This is Permian perspective I'm your host Krista a skinny. Today's show is sponsored by Baker Hughes. Who recently launched a new and reimagined Baker Hughes Brand as an energy technology company, they strive to make energy safer, cleaner and more efficient for people in the planet over one welcome to this week's episode of Permian Perspective. It's so nice to be spending this time with all of you I hope that you were doing well and enjoying. Back out there in this world. That's right. We've all been going through this together and I hope that you and your family situation has been okay and that you're healthy during this pandemic I'm sitting here today in my office in Midland Texas and joining me via Zen caster. That is the way with us. podcasters do things these days is then caster in I'm in Midland or visiting with William Skelton? WHO's in Midland Texas as well? He is the business development director for gyro. Data West Texas William. Thank you so much for being here. It's a pleasure to be here Chris to how you doing. I'm doing good navigating this new environment. We're in yes, the tastic. Meeting face to face, but instead it's to computer, but that's okay. We'll do what we have to do. Right to help out and flatten this curve. Right show jar with days. That's right well before we get started. I do WANNA. Thank everyone who has shared our podcast with friends and family and colleagues. We have listeners all over the world, and of course right here in the basin where William I are, and I appreciate each and every one of you special thanks. Thanks to those who've been kind enough to leave the five star review, I really appreciate your kind words and I look forward to reading those and sharing them on future episodes so once again. We are joined by William Skelton the Business Development director for gyro Data West. Texas William Tell us how you got in this oil and gas business, or we're all in West Texas. I think we all ended up in it. In one way shape performer another for me. In twenty eleven, it was really about seeking a different opportunity. And it was an opportunity for me to do something that I had not done before so. You know put in an application and spoke with the district manager at the time. That's really history right? There just got on and started going new thing for me. I'd I'd been another career for ten years and really had just. Just, wanted a change so here. I am is your West Texas boy right. Yes man wellborn in Houston raised here. I've been here all my life fantastic, and so with that. Tell us what it is. You love about West. Texas, you know it's really hard to put into words. Honestly, if you're not from here, the sunsets all of the sunset love relatively mild winters. I love the fact that it's not super humid. If you've been out of West, Texas, you know what I'm talking about us. So there's you know. It's always just been owned to me. So I can imagine not liking it honestly right, so you said you were in another business for ten years decided to make that switch into oil and gas. That's kind of how I was to. Until about five years ago, I felt like everybody else was in oil and gas, except my husband and I and then made that switch. What was it that made? You make that change well out. The obvious answer to that question would be money, but it'd be honest with you i. just wanted something that was less stressful. If not can be said about the oilfield really relish learning new things and so becoming survey specialist at. Was a really good move for me. I got to learn a whole. Whole other skillset, so I embrace that and it was a great move for me. That's awesome. Say you made the switch to Gyro data? How did how was that for you going into completely new field and tell us a little bit about what your company does. Well it was to say I was nervous. would be really an understatement honestly is done other things in the oilfield like giving testing and hydro static pipeline testing, so I'd had my stint in the oil field, and when I got out to a different rear I'm not going back well. You know you say that, but I got back into it because it was really just the right move for me financially and personally and for my professional growth. I felt like it was a good move so. What we do is gyroscopic serving. That's kind of the main thing with a lot of things fall under that we also do gyro while drilling, we do orientation works such as whip star. And also realtime gyros staring. And we can also do NS, collision, modeling and monitoring. There's just a huge huge number of things that we can do with. So you've been working for the company, I believe that eleven years now. No, it'll be ten years this coming March so just over nine years awesome so over nine years. What changes have you seen in technology and just the way that you do things at data? What have you seen over the past ten years that have really been beneficial to the industry will as you will know, safeties become very not to say that it wasn't important in the beginning, so I wouldn't want to say that I would just say safety safety has come a long way from just even twenty eleven to now. Safety is huge as you not. Ben So that along with the development of you know how technologies progressed. You know we've developed a new solid state GYRO. Is Far and away GonNa? Be Really huge for us. It's already proven to reduce the ellipse of uncertainty on most surveys by fifty six percent, so it's it's huge. The development of technology and safety culture obviously has been the big are the biggest changes I've seen over the over my time. So how has your company shifted now during this pandemic wear? Obviously, you and I both know things have slowed down quite a bit in West Texas. How has it changed over the past three months? It's really been a ride to say the least you know. Obviously, we had some layoffs. Just like US companies have there's been people out there making some really hard decision It's caused us to really look inward, honestly I I know this is gonNA sound really unusual to say, but it's made us all better. It's put us all closer. We have a more interactive team than we had before. If that's possible because we were really interactive before, but now we're even more in his changed the way we contact the. Engineers out there that are like good. Gosh. I'm so tired of answering emails. Because it's the only way we can know this one of the ways we can contact people doing that and as well as contacting A. By phone, so you know, I'm not the only salesperson out here on. No, that's not. That's going through that tough patch. Because in all honesty, it's really difficult to get people to engage this planet. Right and I think that's the biggest thing were so used to. We are a very social community I would say. In the in regular times pre cove it, I should say and we're just not able to socialize like we were before you know I. Mean you and I both know I've been here twenty two years and and you know how West Texas. Are We golf together? We Barbecue together we. Now. Know, networking events, and since all that is halted, you're right. It has changed quite a bit, but I like what you said. He said. There've been some real positives to it. As well as you know, you have to be a little more intentional. I think with your connectedness. Yeah, you don't have the physical interaction where you can see someone smile, see how they enter. You know how they react to. What your talent! You really just these days. You'd really just honestly you don't know so. You've just got to put your best foot forward, but I think the positives that come out of this are gonNA. Be Great just from a business standpoint. I think it's really challenged everybody to be better position. Position. I could not agree more so I have to ask you. What's the word on the street? What is everybody or or the word on the email thread? Does everyone seem to be optimistic that you're talking to that? Things are GONNA. Turn around quickly looking at eighteen months. What are you hearing? Well I think it's really tough, were really in a area that none of us have being been in before was cove nineteen. In the way, it's actually way. It's put everybody in their house. The way it's put all of us on a different contact level to me I believe the economy will get back moving again this what we really need. We need that surplus that we have are moving. I think that will eventually start happening. I, think we're seeing a little bit of it now with oil being over thirty over thirty dollars, but it's got to stabilize before anybody feels comfortable enough to really start. You know, look into. Do things again and stuff. For everybody and there's people have made some really tough decisions in these in this day in time and I'm positive about it. I believe it's GonNa happen sooner than later just on the street from what I get you know it's. It could slowly slowly pick up as the months progress That's what I'm hoping for you. Too I'm right there. With Arlene I'm tired of this. And there's definitely a lot of activity when you drive around town more compared to say a month ago. When you are driving down, glued to fifty or business, twenty right would jr agree as? There's more movement others definitely more movement you know, but when you're out in about in the field, like say if you go through how you go through mentone or you know the really congested areas kermit normally congested with all the activity way experience previously, it's very noticeable. The traffic has dwindled out in the field. Is Really. It's really nice to see people moving around town again. Yes absolutely I. Know that quality of service is one of Giro data's greatest assets. You're committed to improving the competitive advantage. What is your competitive advantage over say some of your competition are competitive advantages, the accuracy of our equipment as well as the reliability of it, you know jared and has been in business since nineteen eighty. We did the first commercial Darus Skopje survey in nineteen, eighty three. We've been around a while. We kind of for lack of a better term. We started this in over the years. We've just continued to develop our tools in a more rugged fashion. We've taken a lot of the guesswork out of it by adding sensor packages that sort torok Whitman also diversity. We haven't been in the field before. We can run our equipment off. Line trucks as well as our own. We have several ways. We can actually benefit the customer. Probably over and above some of our competitors in fact, I know we can. We've got a very very high success rate on our equipment, so I believe all of the work that's been put in for all the years is just made us better year-by-year. How large the company is! It's a company of around a thousand employees where worldwide our main headquarters is in Houston for the Western Hemisphere in the eastern hemisphere. We have headquarters in Aberdeen Scotland. And we're worldwide we're in. Up Forty countries or your fifty, I can be wrong. I didn't write that down so. That's. Tim. We're out there. Let's just put it wherever there's a field for oil or gas, or even mining for that matter were there that is fantastic and with a long history you are like you said one of the first ones in this this oilfield technology, and just being being one of the first on the scene I'm sure you've seen a lot through the years and I think that that gives us that edge as well because you have the experience. Wow I had. No idea s thousand employees. That is outstanding. What do you think is that makes your company so strong in this arena that has made you grow to be. One of the largest is the people. The people in the fostering the development of people. When I got hired. You know. I was blown away by the fact that virtually everybody I've talked to or willing to help. If you have question, reach out to me. If you need something you know, let me know and really that goes a long way when people feel comfortable in their position. They perform better. And I felt like that was immediately something I can do it. Really. The people make any company so the people that I work with her hands down some of the best people I've ever met. That's awesome. What an incredible testament to your company for using that because I think that is. The best. Out when your own team members just love working there and know what you're doing a good job. There's nothing better than hearing that, so it has off to. Our company. It's very passionate group of people and I enjoy working with them. You know the old saying. If you're the smartest person in the room, you're in the wrong room. So a lawn lot of brain trust here. I love that. EVERY CHANCE I get! It's awesome. What one piece of advice would you give to someone that is maybe thinking of going into the oil and gas industry, or maybe had just gotten into it before covid obviously just us really got to just keep at. It perseverance the only way you're going to get through, you know learn all you can take classes and even free classes. There's education out there for everyone I would advise anybody that does it to just be diverse. Learn everything you can about odds and ends. Make yourself indispensable. That's one thing I've I've learned is to make yourself indispensable. It'd be willing to learn things and step out of your comfort zone in learn. Right get advice. What about our favorite Booker podcast? Do you have any that you're listening to right now? Reading that kind of helped you get through this time. Released reloaded inspirational stuff just quotes and things like that. I haven't really gotten into. The whole podcast seemed to be honest with you, so this is this is all new to me ally. One of my favorite books was Dylan. Jr. Book on racing to the finish out that. He's. A very very eye-opening. Look into figure that was. Wonderful, I'll have to look into that one. You said you've carts. You Love quotes I'm a quote. Person Myself. I mean I just read daily. Do you have a favorite one? If. You're the smartest one in the room. Here in the wrong room that's right that just goes back to learning right so if you're the smartest person in the room, you can't really glean anything from well. I say you probably can learn something from other people in the room, but the room of people that I work with on a daily basis are constantly learn so. I think competition has to go out the window there. Right so true! What is the most important lesson that you've learned in the oil and gas industry? Beyond Tom. On time. And, if you'RE GONNA, be there be there early. They'd rather. They would rather look at you. Then look for you. Oh, that's good. We're going on a year of doing the Permian. Perspective podcasts have to say that's one of my favorite answers that question. That is so true. It is so much better to be earlier than late and. Love what you said. It's better you them to look at you than the look for you love that Louis. You're in the old. You know exactly what I just. Yes! That's great. What are you looking forward to the most right now? William you know I'm really looking forward to the rebound. or at least the parcel rebound of our of the. Gas Industry as well as our economy. I think that this time has been. You know largely introspective I think it's actually made some of the people like myself. Better at communication because we've to change the way we do, so. I think coming out of this. I think you're going to see some Yunessi stronger peop-. Obviously getting back out, it's all going to happen slow, but I believe that you know as a company jarding in general. I think we're going to be stronger coming out the other side of this I think we're going to be more more of a team if that's possible. And I just really look forward to every buddy in the industry. Just being are just. How do you communicate even the new normal right that's. GonNa Change some things. Obviously, we know there will be change changes inevitable. So I, really believe it's how we deal with it and move forward from their attitude is everything. That's right. It sure is. We'll tell me. Is there anything that maybe we haven't talked about Gyro data that you really WanNa get out to our listeners that you think is important for them to know about your company. Okay, so if we have any production, people or completions, people one thing I'd like to talk about his our micro guide logs. That's probably the most in-depth look in fact I know it's the most in depth. Look, you can get at your well. It's down to one foot intervals, and it gives you the very best data driven information. Your well is by far. Far, and above the best thing to have when you WANNA. Put Rod guides in the right spot, or you want to send an ESPN area and get the very most usage out of it. You should use our micro God log technology antastic, and those guys that are listening and understand what those those acronyms were going. Yes, all right. I'm GONNA give you a call. So how did they? How can they get a hold of you? William can reach me W. my last name Skilton at Gyro data dot com. Fantastic course you're on social media often. GYRO data dot com is a great resource. I was just looking at it actually before our interview tells a lot about what your company does and very informative, so those are other ways to connect before we leave I've been. Everyone I've interviewed lately. Just tell me something good. That is happening that you're seeing and so I'd like for you to share with us some. Tell us something good. That's happening that you see. Kindness Kindness I mean. We can all get wrapped up in our daily lives. It's that's easy. To do myself or next door? Get wrapped up in what's going on, but what I'm seeing is deeper level of kindness. I really would like to see that. Continue you know. If anything this. This cove nineteen has taught us all that you know what really matters are the people obviously and just be kind. You know. A smile simple smile. Can Make Somebody's Day. We don't know what stress is other people are going through so just be caught. Yes, absolutely I love that in West Texans are pretty kind already. Bet I would say out of all the places. I've lived. You know West Texans are just so kind and generous before Kovic, but you are right the kindness that has just been coming out and people helping people in coming together. It just continues in true West Texas fashion, so thank you so much for saying that that's it. That's the conclusion of our interview. William unless there's anything else you'd like to add I just WanNa say thank you so much, and I want to let everyone know that. Of course they can reach out to you for more information on all the social media's and as we. Address that thank you I. Really Appreciate Your Time Today and learn more about your company. Appreciated? Thanks for having me. It was pleasure to talk to you. Thank you so much. William and before we leave, we do want to announce today's community MVP and the MVP is protected the basin Dot Com. You can help stop high level nuclear waste from coming to the Permian Basin. The Permian Basin coalition of land royalty owners and operators is fighting to prevent massive quantities of high level, radioactive nuclear waste from coming to the base in by rail to be stored at the surface, largely unprotected for a long time in perhaps forever so. So there is a petition going around. 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Jose Cuevas on Permian Perspective  PP028

Permian Perspective Podcast

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Jose Cuevas on Permian Perspective PP028

"The Permian Basin is an abundant oil and gas producing area already one of the world's leading oil producing regions the area in West Texas and southeastern New Mexico could nearly double crude oil production by the year. Twenty twenty three but who are the leaders behind this economic powerhouse and what is their story. This is permian perspective. I'm your host Krista. A skinny today show show is sponsored by Baker Hughes who recently launched a new and reimagined Baker Hughes brand as an energy technology company they strive to make energy safer cleaner and and more efficient for people in the planet. Hello everyone welcome to this week's episode of Permian Perspective. It's such a pleasure to share this time with you. I'm sitting here in Rig Guy de work. Where with one of my longtime friends? Jose Cuevas. Who is the owner of Jumper Rita? And I'm so excited that you're here today. Jose first of all just wants to the best breakfast Burrito in town. Thank you KRISTA. I think man. That's a wonderful and actually actually beyond just this town I think about it whenever I go somewhere. I always kind of compare and go No not as good as number eight over eight. Oh I'm always surprised when I go to San Antonio or other places that you would think you'd have a great breakfast breed. I'm like no not quite a Burrito. I know it's just not quite there but I'm so excited to hear your story. Thanks for sharing this time with us. We're going to get started in just a minute. But first I want to remind everyone to please take a few minutes out of their day and leave us a review. I tunes I cannot thank you all enough for doing this. Received some wonderful reviews and we appreciate each and every every one of them we also appreciate apple for choosing Permian perspective to be on their new and noteworthy lists. So thank you so much all right Jose. Let's let's find out. No this all began and I heard a little rumor that it all started from a sale sign in the window of a small pharmacy that was going out of business and sowing as restaurant equipment. Forty years ago forty years is working at the Hilton Hotel and I want to cross the street to get some mints and it was Kirkland Pharmacy in its worthy. The new convention center is today and it says Restaurant equipments for sales. I asked Mr Kirkland how much you want for that. He said twenty five hundred bucks. And that's as much as Diana on and I my wife Diane and I had saved for a down payment on new house and I called her up. Hey I can buy this restaurant equipment and we can open restaurant. She said you always wanted a restaurant. Go ahead I love that head jumped into it. You got a small loan from the bank for five thousand dollars in Joe. Maria was born December fifth. So we were upon the anniversary Fritos for everyone. Just kidding just kidding so you open your first store at the LAMESA located yes ask the and it was just a small two hundred six hundred square foot part of that big building because it used to be an old filling station and there was a record shop next to me. And then there was a ice ice-cream Parlor so whereas they closed up I just took the entire building and bought the building and you know that's where we started manufacturing not is until we got so big that we had to buy our own commissary to produce them. And now you have. How many locations you know we have five locations and a new one coming back up there on south mid calf and you know we we do between between eighty six hundred ten thousand every day? Wow that is a lot of tortillas or four million miles sauces year. Wow I have to tell you the hot and mild. I love them both. I love them both so much. I have to get them both every time and then I split my time between I go green red then green. They're so good yeah. I'm sure I'm sure let's talk about that. Because I know you feed the oil and gas industry. I mean really you do if you think about it. You're the one fueling the people that I feel the world absolutely. How tell me a little bit about your journey? It started there in one thousand nine hundred ninety nine and can you know. I'd like to always tell people that Diana and I both worked at the Hilton Hotel. That's where we met and I asked her out thousand times and she said no no no and then finally one day she sitting under Nutri reading a book and I said you need right and she's been riding with ever sense about forty two years and we say what twenty two euro so in twenty year old know about business but we knew we wanted to make a great product and I think a dollar we start just like your business out here. You know you started with ingredients. You have an idea of what what you want. You set your goals and then you go after you know never in my wildest dreams did we ever think we wake up one day with a company of this a lot of volume here has has over one hundred and seventy five employees. How see I was going to ask you that how you know when you did started? Did you see this as your vision or this just grow over time just because of demand I I just grew over time. Would we really thought is may twenty six thousand dollars year. We'd be happy because that was Diana nice combine income per year so we just substitute institute and one for the other and you know within the second year we were paying twenty six thousand dollars in income tax so we knew we had arrived. What what you just hope for the lines would be real long and I would run Outta tortillas and tell people it's going to be about ten minutes are people rolled them right? The're and we had a great Cook Demosthenes this and they said wait. Wait so you know. I had to figure a way how to beat that volume so I actually went around the neighborhood knocking on people's doors and say who makes Greater Tia's and they would point me to different ladies and pretty soon. I had five ladies making their home in every time about ten thirty swing by and get all the Tortilla Saad have enough to go through the lunch rush and then we just kept up and pretty soon then you get a strategic machine and you start to look at. How can make this more efficient right you but I think those were the days? When I think of people making Tortillas at their house and that wasn't very healthy department wouldn't have locked me now so yeah definitely homemade? What a great story because it really did it? Start from the ground up. I mean you said you didn't have the experience you knew that you wanted to own a restaurant. What was year one like? Because I think year one is where you learn most of your lessons and really the business evolves over time but what what did you learn the most in year one I think in your one you do learn a lot of things and you know for one. Diane went to college. Learn how to keep books because we didn't know anything about accounting. But we do. We need to know what was coming in the most one out and then what we learned was you know the volume. How do you get ahead of it? You can't just sit there and say oh me I can't keep up with it. You have to keep looking forward you know you learn that you have to market really hard because not everyone knows who you are and at first. It's your cousins. Your brothers brothers. Your sisters and everyone are the first ones to be your customers. Then you've got to expand beyond that I would get actual flower flyers and I told people that was really great. I I put fliers all over the neighborhood and then I'd get a box of Burritos and take him to workshops transmission shops or at oil companies. Wherever people were at? I will take him there and give them to free because I need to give them a taste of why have in. We just continued it and we just continued until like I said the volume got really really heavy. Maybe once once you get a taste of a number you know you're hooked would be my hope and there was no social media back. Then you were the social media you had to go face to face and get in front of those customers and Diana were laughing because the first year my sister Caroline worked for me and it was part of her job program from school and she was very pretty and she was very gorgeous back then. I'd have sweep in the park leading a lot of customers. Why do you have misread America out there sweeping the parking lot? I wanted a job. Why not we were laughing? Today was funny. We talked about it. That's funny funny. And and that brings up the point. It is family family owned restaurant. I know that you've had so many people worked for many years. I don't know the numbers exactly but I know just from knowing you personally through time that you've had people work with you for twenty years we have Rosie. Rice has been with this twenty three years. And then we'd probably have another fifteen employees have been and with this more than fifteen years and then after that we go to ten years and numbers actually quite baby because we do really good job retention and also at the end of the year of there's money leftover we'll share it with them because we know that they only make X. amount of dollars so any bit that we can reward them with at the end of the year. There's really life changing it is. I love that I was going to ask you. What is the key to retention and I think that's something as a business owner we all strive for? What do you think has really really been the key? You know we do a lot of things. I think you have to try different programs to see wish worked best for you you know. We have always had a college tuition program. Where basically if you work twenty hours with this will pay one hundred percent of your tuition and one hundred percent of your books? Wow you pay going in but at the end of the semester you just bring us your grades and and a bill of your books and we'll give hundred percent and they use that for the next year and we've been that for a long time and we also do a bonus program when you start working for us we give you X.. Amount of dollars in the ninety days would give you a bonus. That's how we keep him for ninety days. Yeah rather than give them like an extra dollar or two dollars a front. We figured we'll give it to them at end of ninety days because I know I've got them right as we also have big employee gift programs every quarter. We have massive Jumbo Ombo Buck Day where we give jumbo bucks throughout the quarter for good performance so on and then we buy. TV's and Washer dryers and we bought a bunch of stuff that employees can go and bid for them. So we I look back. I mean we do a lot and then we at one time you know had a differential pay for weekends because it was harder to get employees. Come in the weekend so we pay them three dollars more an hour per hour and then we moved that program to now every time you work a weekend you get to put your name in a box and at the end of the quarter then we pick one and we will pay your rent for that day for. I mean for that month. Wow I love that idea yes awesome. I love that because you know as as you were still a small business and we're always looking at ways to reward. RT team members. Because you know that you can't have a business without your team absolutely and I love the creative ways that you've done that through the years. I think that's awesome thank you. Let's Talk Doc. Little bit about the Permian. What is it that you love so much about the Permian Basin? There's no doubt about its people have always been wonderful and they've always been accepting you know they're loyal oil and they're loyal to a fault. which is you know tremendous because all the people who are generous who give? Because they've gotten more and they I really believe that they need to share it or help those that are less fortunate and we try to do programs like West Texas Food Bank. You know we try to give them a big check at December but otherwise we try to help them but I think the generosity and when the need is there people stand up and I think by customers I you know you can't say enough about uh-huh we love to see him. Every day we some people come and eat with the street times we some every day so I used to be one of those that came every Friday and then my waist is line was showing Jose like. Oh this one's jumbo right here. This are all right here. Oh that's jewelry too but you're you do have a great loyalty the program as well your Europe you give back to your customers as the loyalty card and then we get free Burritos for you know how often we for anniversary free. Free burritos birthdays. Also every time you use it you get certain points about the dollar amount and pretty soon you could rack up those points and I. It's like tindal ten percent off and then you you know you redeem them and you can get free Marito's talk with whatever you want. We have one guy has roughly about sixteen seventeen six sixteen eighteen hundred dollars in rewards. And he says you'RE GONNA pay for my retirement party when I have. I'm ready anybody. Rex Up Sixteen Sixteen hundred points or sixteen hundred dollars worth deserving more. That's so wonderful. And I know you do feed when I say you feed the oil and gas industry. Sure you truly do you have some companies that you've delivered to for years. And what is that like working with oil and gas companies. I really enjoy because you know as long as you deliver their happiest can be because a lot of people can't deliver on their promise so we pride ourselves and delivering whatever you ordered and like pioneer will price in order for twelve hundred burritos at aches amount of time and we have to have it ready and they have to have coffee and we have to have that ready. We have other companies the do the same you know safety training eight hundred six hundred burritos. But it's about being consistent about exceeding their expectations and all companies like that because they have enough on their plate. They don't need to be worrying about where the BURRITOS ARE GONNA get here for. The safety mean arrears. Going to get here for the meeting. So if I can make that seamless then then they really appreciate it in. Your consistency is so wonderful. And I think I'm sure that's something you pride yourself on because I I really cannot ever say I've had a bad burrito there. I mean really. It's so consistent so good and I have to say the kicks for Kenya event that every year because I get those little burritos at the end because you do the mini burritos offer for big companies and organising absolutely. I don't know how many we made this year for them. But I know it's within sixteen hundred or something. Now that's wonderful. Let's talk about the oil when gas industry because I know you've seen many ups and downs as a business owner for the past forty years. I'm trying to think how many best you've been through the eighty one one. It was the beginning of a bust west and there was a lot of layoffs and then in eighty six were it was truly truly the worst economy ever been to in fact come close to losing my company company and see it and I had to. I had to go work actual shift. Lean commission cleaner bathrooms. I said you know. We'll clean our own bathrooms because I can't afford to pay you and then with Matt's instead of getting ten I'd get five and with aprons instead of sending them to Snow White to get washed. I sit. We'll do our own so I had to get that my costs down and get them down quickly to match my income. That was coming in and there was a lot of times. S that corner my bed. Praying Lord Lord. Just give me enough money to pay my employees Friday. And there's wonderful stories around then because I was young and I would share with what I've got transmissions or other things come up and in my darkest hour I would receive a check Mr Cuevas. I'm sorry it took me so long. But here's your five five hundred dollars and I was just just always enough to cover what I needed until I could work everything out until you could get those employees paid and then slowly reduce my cost and everything where we could survive and I mean it's a little money but it is five hundred nuff like you say it's a small companies five hundred a a lot of money right because back then in that first that first downturn that you were going through as a business owner you just wanted to survive and pay people and that's it and then look what happened after that. How did you get through those times? What was it that I can tell? Your faith is strong. You know what is it that got you through those difficult times. Well you definitely have to believe in the Lorde has had on your life and also I think the first thing to do in my opinion is when things are good. We tend to get a a lot of toys in when things start going south. Some individuals have a very hard time letting go of those toys where I didn't have very many toys and I had debt so my reality was you know trying to reduce my debt so I could meet my income but but I watch a lot of friends. That just couldn't get rid of those toys and I always tell people if you start seeing it common. You better start selling it now. Because in five five months or a year or two years there's going to be a hundred thousand of those for cell and the value has gone to zero. Nobody's GONNA no one's GONNA WANNA buy if they want to buy it though by dirt cheap and I think those are the key you have to look forward to and you have to really plan making this but I believe the economy's going down twenty percent than I better be adjust now to twenty percent reduction in my future is until we can get a better foot in and really see where the economy's going you know we now starts hearing about companies laying off and we see it at the restaurant. We see no decimal so than we do in midland but we know it's coming right now right now and and we know it's coming. I talked to a lot of people and they tell me. This is a real one. This is a this is truly a downturn so I'm already prepared like I've been through this before I got this and you know. Fortunately now we're dead for his company in personally where we weren't that in eighty six so I think that's it's another thing is live within your means and that's something I think everyone should take. KITA is because don't keep up with the Joneses. Smith is so whoever live your own own life and sometimes I know we would go. Were you know we'd say want that guy have a bigger house or have a second house and I would say would because we're investing our money today and we'll have it when we get hold the right. Now's not the time to be buying the toys and everything else that can home right. He it was more more about your family more than the toys. Yeah and I mean some people can afford it and I'm not talking about. I'm just talking about generally the you know when you're a small company and you know that you have to look look at what you've got and decide what value put on. What are the differences you see now in this downturn maybe compared to some of the other ones through the years business was will you know one thing is? We have a large population so we still have a good customer base. You know I think that a lot of things seem similar to me because there's lots of building going on and then all of a sudden it's a slowdown. So one is renters. are going to get better rats and everything else you do comes down if you're building a house or you're building this. Those will come down because the rates got crazy you know. We started paying a lot more than I thought we should head and I see now where some of the major companies here are dropping their wage by two dollars. You know. Yeah we paid you fifteen dollars an hour an hour to start to twelve fifty instead of twelve fifty an hour. We're GONNA pay you ten fifty so we already see that and so those are very similar of what happened in eighty six. And I think that you know there's going to be great eight opportunities for people that are consistent and they don't get too much debt there's GonNa be opportunities to buy things at fairly reas- reasonable prices. It's more quieter right now of people being laid off But we know they're being laid off because we're at first the first barometer in a community uh-huh when people start eating out less than you're asking how come you haven't come in. Why lost all my over time? My wife not working anymore so the restaurant an industry is the first to see it happen. That's interesting to hear because you would think the oil and gas buzz within oil and gas companies would would would would be the first to know but really it's the restaurants. Yeah yeah it's the restaurants because people are being laid off and we already know. I had a conversation with a friend of mine about last week and she was man. I got some bad news last week and I said what was that she said. My husband has worked for a multibillion dollar company for fourteen in years and they call them all in one day and said priorities the last day of work and those have been with this more than ten years. We'll get a severance and and the other one's thank you for your thank you for your time. Wow that quick. And she said they decided they didn't want to be in the Permian basin anymore and so those are a lot of stories stories that are happening out there that we're not seeing right. I know you're really plugged in not just here but also on the state level you serve for the ABC for several years. What has that experience been like for you to be on that? Not just the local level but really expanding across the nation we always I love the because they were stuck back in the twentieth century. So I knew I had to push them to get to the twenty first century and then also police in an enforcement has really changed. There's no reason season we need to be thugs or be you know Nazis or whatever they used to call the officers you know you need to use your resources correctly. I don't I need to spend a Lotta time. In restaurants that are are bars or convenience stores that don't have violations have very little Liley I need to put my ass is where we have a lot of violations. Were drug sales or going on prostitution going on in lottery. Legal stuff is going on. So that's how we started to change. Change the focus of ABC and we also changed. And how we enforce you know we'd better be treating everyone with respect and we are better be consistent about added. I started in two thousand and four when Governor Perry appointed me and then I served thirteen years. Eight of those as chairman and there's nothing like when they call you chairman and it's only a three member board. That's really nice three to really really well while I was GONNA say there's there's probably nothing like getting that call from the governor either absolutely. There's nothing like getting after the governor and Rick Perry was always very generous to me I also serve. He had appointed appointed me to the Texas Mutual Insurance Company. Tim and I served with them for God my six years until I got the call. It says the governor wants she over to a PC. I said okay. I'll go. That's where he wants me to go. But you can meet a lot of wonderful people because you travel to Texas and you meet your staff that are at at the border you meet staff we at the porch were people get off ships and then all the enforcement people see and there's a lot of good people inside side the organization that really has taken to the future we needed to be on the computer technology. be able to renew things online. They don't I had to go through this whole process. And you own one five bars you would have to get five different permits now you can get a master permit and cover all those five so we trust we were really made it consistent efficient and I think more friendly. What are you must proud of that time that you served as the chairman I think has changed in the mindset of enforcement? I mean they didn't like it right. You know they thought we were really downgrade in a more making less less than a peace officer but there's no need to go who out there and beat up people and Spray Mason. There is. I'll give you an example. One guy's walking out of a or well. It's one of those sports bar. You know food. And this and he walked out and yes he's had a little bit of drink and he's walking to a car officers walking in and he says hey how you doing guys is fine he says hey. Can I talk talk to you and the Guy Says No. I'm just getting my taxi. So right away the. ABC officer gets him and questions him and then they arrested for public intoxication. And we saw. Ah How does that right. He's doing the right thing tax. He's going home right and they said well he could've come back for his car. He could have been a danger for himself further down the road. That's not that's not acceptable right. I'm just making those changes making those changes. Even how we've always breach that have a designated driver. They were still arrest in everyone even though they had a designated driver. So we're sending mixed messages if people have have a designated driver and their little tips. Your whatever you know. We already know that they've made good decisions. So I think that was. My proudest is really change. In the culture they're awesome. Let's talk a little bit about years. Some of Your Business tools that you've used through the years that have made you effective as a leader in your company in a couple of things that we've every company has to have and even as a small as they are they have to have an orb chart who reports to and the other side. They have to have an employ handbook that outlines everything that the company will provide them or anything. Anything they need to know and Dan one of the things we did was. We are not a bank. So don't ask us for money so when people come asking for money we said. Did you read your employee. Handbook on this item. It says we don't don't lend money that banks do but we provide you this in vacation. Payer whatever everything you've put one spill out and then job descriptions. What is the job? Description of that person have avid written out. So they know what your expectations are and you can hold them accountable because you can't hold someone accountable. They don't really know the rules of the facts are what you wanted from them right. I think those three major things really changed the company and you also have to look at a company as as vehicle to create wealth. You're not creating a the job just because you took one job and you're going to put this job you're going to look at it. How do I create wealth? What are the steps I need I need to do? And once you get to that point then you have a truly understand that. Yeah I can't always be the cheapest I've got to be a little bit but more because I give it a little bit more service or I give a little bit more quality or give a little bit more. Whatever the difference is then? That's what you start charging in four in once you decide that your own a business that provides income and better life for you then. You're happier person because if you have go to that business every day from morning to close and it's just a grind. You're not very happy right. There's no so that's I think is when I finally elite dawned on me. What do I have here? Then what do I need to do. And once I said Org chart employee handbook job descriptions and what are my the cost and how to make profit and in how to do a while. How many different than other companies? I love that those are great tools. I think they're fantastic ASPIC. I'm just sitting my wheels turning. I'm like Oh we need implement that. Okay we love that. Let's talk about your most important lesson learned because I'm sure you've learned so many lessons through the years. Do you have one. That just stands out that you go that one made a huge difference or you know. There's a lot of things that happen in life to make a big difference but I think one of the the biggest ones and I know it goes back really far size in sixth grade and King's vill Texas and I had an Anglo teacher who was trying to pronounce my name Jose Z.. Cuevas Blah Blah Blah. And she say why can't you. Mexicans have regular American names. I felt this mall. The whole room laughed and I got this small but I said I'm going to be somebody. I'm going to show her that I'm better in. That was my motivation. That was my vote. Ovation is that. I'm going to be somebody and I'M GONNA prove her wrong and you have and then some since when I remember you telling me a story years ago that you had to sit in a balcony. I believe it was at a movie theater. Oh you remember that story and how they go on fifteen years back here. I didn't know the difference but yeah when we went to the movies I was going into the bottom lobby me and they said No. You can't sit there. You have to go over there nice and I was only I was small like five or six years old and he says Yeah Mexicans Black people sit upstairs as an Belkin okay so but they were different times in. Fortunately the world has changed. It's more acceptable. And you know it's it's wonderful. I I have no complaints but you have to go through those struggles. And that's why it makes me kind of unhappy to see that that hate starting to rise is again because it's not right. You know we're all Americans and that's what makes us unique and different. I like watching the Olympics. When we're all colors others rather than one certain type of individual like Japan or South Korea or whatever it anyways I that's what I like about as we're so different? Let's talk a little bit about some things that personally feed you. Do you have favorite books or podcasts. I know you said you're just starting to get into the podcast world so maybe some some books that have have really been instrumental in your life. You know I'm a big reader in autobiographies in one I like is Ray kroc behind the Golden Arches. You know just read read it and read it and read it. Pays the pages you know he had such a personality. That's so much loved his brand and refused to let anyone bring it down in those stories. You know that's what we need to be as we are the brand keeper. I tell people you know I've got to take care of it and I've you gotTa make sure my Hus- my employees know how to keep it you know. He hated people to put up tape up posters on his windows and that was just not something to do so he ran in there and got after the Franchisee. And just you know custom out one way or another. He says then they was dry. He was driving off and then he's as the Nice job went back he took a brick and threw it through the window. He says I I will never put a poster up. I said wow I mean you don't have to be right but it's a message right. That's how much he loved his breakouts. How much he loved Brandon? How much he wanted to make sure everyone understood it? Because he wanted to uh-huh customers would be happy ham consistency. Yeah it's there's a lot of good books. I even read you know. McDonald's founder. Tom Monaghan the historic goes ones. I like is where he. They're taking all of his stuff because you know he has close to file bankruptcy so the banks are taking stuff and he said there's guy on on the lobby and he's been sitting there for three or four hours and finally I come up and I say how can I help you says well. I came here to buy a French. uh-huh don't you see what's happening here. Let anybody sell the franchise. The guy became really good friends. But just the picture picture in my mind taking pictures off your wall and taking stuff and he just sits to. I'm here to buy a franchise. That's funny yeah. What about a quote? Do you have a favorite quote that has has really guy we believe it achieve it. Love it that's what I do and I mean you have to do that. You have to believe you have to see it and then you just go out and cheat it and you have to play you know you. You have to have a road to get there because you can't see it blew without having a plan right got to have some action action plan. mm-hmm what about. What are you looking forward to next in life like what is I know you are such an amazing family man and I just love your wife Diane to pieces and I know she's an amazing grandma's those beautiful grandchildren? What are you? What are you looking forward to next? I think we continue a growth but I you know that's not what drives anymore more now with Dr. Is We enjoy our family and we join employees so Dan I travel quite a lot to see grandkids and San Antonio Edmund and we also take a a lot of concerts. And we like to say that you know now we get the front row rather than back row. We were young. We couldn't afford the front row. So and we go to festivals we we one of our big ones. We like is immoral fast. In North Carolina woke borough and you see so much talent. They have twelve stages forty two different type of band members and and discuss this bluegrass bluegrass. They have some really good talent combined. Their you know James Taylor was there and Zac Brown. Come through their way. The Judd and EVA brothers. Listen can mow. I love him. Oh so anyway. That's what we do a lot of and we thought we might as well do it while we're young because there's too you you never know what your health is in the future and there's a lot of things we wanted to see and wanted to do so. We do take time to do that but we built that company. Let me so that we could do this right now. You get to actually enjoy. It enjoys years of hard work. The work that has gone into jumbo I know has truly been. It's just amazing. What you've done with your companies and to you know to see it grow through the years? Yeah it's been a labor of love and I think that you get to a point where you really look look back and you see what a difference you've made in not only the community in people's lives in journey has not been without pitfalls falls. I've made a Lotta mistakes. Probably lost several million dollars. Casinos didn't work out. But I mean you don't stay there you get up and move again you can't you can't feel sorry for yourself and I think that's the biggest thing is waking up every day face the day absolutely. Do you want to share any of those stories stories like your biggest. You may be the one that just that you really felt like Gosh. HOW ARE WE GONNA get it from this one but then you did well you know? Oh I've always got out of I think. ABC Six was most difficult. I really do. I think nothing has come close to that because I owned a lot of real estate and I told people it's kind of funny because interest rates went from eighteen percent down to nine percent over a period of time and everyone says eighteen percent that was the going rate back in the eighties. But I tell everybody you know I sat at a desk and I wrote Pan Rootin- letter to all the banks and saying look. I'm sorry but I can't afford to pay you this type of interest. I don't want you to forgive my loan. Just want you to lower my interest rates in line percent and I will pay you in every bank worked with me except for one but it was more of a difference. We want you to pay five hundred dollars for the attorney fees and that was okay so we worked on that way. Oy and then some real estate that I had on contract I went back to the owner and say look. I can't afford them here. I'm getting back to you so I I think the biggest thing is always communicate with your lender or who you own. Because they're in the same situation they want you to pay. They wanted to be successful. But you can't run on. I mean they're gonNa find you sooner or later so the soon as you man up or woman up as you say this you know I just can't afford it. This is my income today. It was that much last last year. Or whatever you'd be surprised of banks will work with you if you're up front with them right away. I love that honesty you have you have to be honest with them right right at Pratt. Yeah that communication create trust creates. Trust some advice right there. We're building that new building over here on South Midkiff and you know I was GonNa. It's an expensive bill to put it that way but anyways I was going to borrow from the bank just a one point five million dollars just you know we're going to pay cash upfront. But then I decided why pay Castles Asas go and borrow some money. So yesterday I was talking to the bank or Nice. Yeah let's go to a million and he said why I said. Well I really don't want a lot of dead at the of the economy cosell. He said okay. I understand but you know there again. You're talking and convey into your banker what you're thinking right and I think that's what you always have to absolutely. What do you want your legacy to be you know? I don't think I've ever thought of it but I think I want my legacy to be. He is that when people go back and read articles grandkids. Go back and say who's GRANDPA. Well you know. GRANDPA SAT on City Council. Mine year so it was at large council member. Yeah he was chairman of the Texas alchoholic beverage community he served on Rick Perry's campaign you know. He went to the George Bush Economic Forum warm and he got to speak. You know he knew. All you know all these people but at the same time he was still a very in his skin person person and I think that's the main places you know. Show them that. You did a great job for community you believe in you know you believe leaving your savior and you believe in family and I think that's it. I mean because I always tell people when you die. A lot of people don't remember you anymore and five years a to leave it to your grant. I don't care how big and important you are at the end of the day when you're dead. They're moving along because life has to go on for what a great legacy you have and thank. Thank you for your service for all these years. I know you've served our community so well and not just feeding us the best breakfast Burrito town and beyond but you have served us in a city councilman did such a great job and and and a lot of you know a lot of people don't realize the time and hours that go into something like that and run a business and have a family and and so it's A. It's a lot that you did for our great community here in West Texas. Thank you. I think it absolutely if you WANNA be a member or good contributing person to any board. Take a Lotta time. It just can't show up and vote. I mean you have to put a lot of study behind to get to where you want to go. And what are the issues that you feel so passionate about and how you can get there and who you need to get votes from and stuff like that. I mean it's it was wonderful and I left when I wanted to live on my terms and that was kind of like I talked to the mayor yesterday and Jerry's done such a wonderful job for the surging loves. This community has a passion for it and it was very disappointed. But I tell Jerry you know about them want. Nobody's GonNa know you. anyways tide is because I was on the couch and I was a mover and Shaker and I was doing on everything I said but by the end of a month is no one's calling you know newspaper wanting interview nip no. TV's Watson interview. It's over with so yeah. It's part of life right and the next the next chapter begins mix chapter begins. We're running out of time and I wish we had more time. I've I've I've really enjoyed our conversation and just learning more about your story. It's been wonderful. I've got two more questions. Okay I I one is a mentor as there have been a mentor in your life that really has made a difference. You know there has not but I can say I had a lot of friends that are older than I was so I learned a lot from them. uh-huh but not so much in a guy that takes you by the hand and tells you how to bank and show you how to do this. It learn it on yourself learned. Yeah those were self learned and then finally when I reached out to you and said Hey will you be on my podcast and you're coming in here and you thought Oh. I hope I get this out. You know what's Krista Christa ask me. Is there anything that I haven't asked you that. Maybe you would like to share with our listeners. You know we have listeners. All over the world by the way drinking you wanNA share to them. Those people over there in France and in life is good and pursue it with all the passion. You half and don't stay at a job. You're not happy with you. Have to be happy and everything the thing you do because you don't want to wake up forty five years with the mortgage five kids and kids going to college and not happy great advice do what you WanNa do. I love it Jose. Cuevas thank you so so much for being with us. Today I have loved loved our conversation if anybody would like to learn more of course there on Lynton they have a website. We have all of that in our show notes but my best advice is go. Get a number of today if you haven't had asthma. When is rainy and misty? A forty degrees thirty nine. Yeah this is time sounded have read or exactly right. That's when I actually. I have a salad under my desk. But I'm thinking of kicking the salad to the side and getting jamboree does so thank you so much. We really appreciate gate. This time with us it is now time to announce today's community. MVP and our community MVP is based on PBS for the First Time In over twenty years based basis. PBS hosted live programming. They started with the mayoral debates in city council debates as some of you know we just had an election and now they're providing a two hour holiday today concert featuring local West Texas talent live from the Anwar family studio at Basin. PBS There will be special guests that night. They will include recording artist. Artist latent fields and recently the voice contestant and local artists Matt New and I'm excited to announce I will be hosting this event which will take place on Thursday December nineteenth nineteenth from seven to nine. PM So congratulations to my friends at based on PBS for providing these local live productions and focusing on our great community will. Oh this is it. That concludes our episode of Permian Perspective. 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"The Permian Basin is an abundant oil and gas producing area. Already one of the world's leading oil producing regions the area in West Texas and southeastern New Mexico could nearly double crude oil production by the year twenty, twenty three. But who are the leaders behind this economic powerhouse and what is their story? This is Permian perspective I'm your host Krista s skinny. Today show is sponsored by Baker Hughes who recently launched a new and reimagined Baker Hughes brand as an energy technology company they strive to make energy safer cleaner and more efficient for people and the planet over welcome to this week's episode of Permian Perspective it is so wonderful to be spending this time with you. I know I've told you before but I want to tell you again, I really appreciate you sharing this time. Wherever you are whether that's at home on the road on your walk I know your time is precious and I appreciate you choosing US I'm sitting here today in Midland Texas at my office at raggedy work where and joining us is Mike England. He is the vice president of business development with energy ogre and Sami fields who is an authorized representative for energy. Ogre. Gentlemen. Thank you so much for being with us today. It's been a crazy time lately are y'all doing. Good good head while I'm so excited to hear about energy ogre in what your company does I. I want to invite everyone to leave us a five star review. We like the five if it's okay to but we we'd really love for you to stop by on itunes and leave us a five star review and tell us what you look forward to hearing on Permian perspective. I appreciate all of you who have left one. We will definitely read those in a future broadcast. So thank you ahead of time. All right. Gentlemen was dive right into it. Let's talk about energy ogre what is energy ogre? Is a technology company that does residential energy management. So what we do is we digest. Trinity rate in our system and there's roughly two or three thousand any given time from one hundred, thirty different electricity providers, and when the consumer comes into our online platform where basically the first online platform for the consumer to buy energy at the lowest possible rate for their home. And the technology behind it, which is why I wanted to be on your show is that we actually access their historical usage from their home and we take that we called it a demand curve and we match it with the right supply curve. And it's almost impossible for the consumer to do all that on their own. Therefore, you're saving money saving money for the consumer, right? It's one reason sin that were out here in middle and in West Texas. Right now is ninety five percent. KRISTA overpay. In sixty percent overpay by thirty, five, forty percent. And it's it's become such a complex way to purchase it in. It's kind of by design because if you kind of figure it out, you can get the lowest rate. But if you can't figure out, it enables these providers to make more margin on us. Gotcha is it because nobody knows how to go about doing it or take the time to do it and figure out what that low rate is were. You have it down to a system correct even if you do, it would take you hours to do it. The Right Way and nobody has that kind of time anymore right and since Texas is a what they call a deregulated state, which means that competition to provide electricity. So many different types of plans. You hear free weekends, solar night, see her all these kinds of things, and it's almost impossible to sort through and figure out what's best for my home and anything. That's at advertise anything that that we see on a regular basis are typically not good for us right? Those are their margin plans in. So when when when it gets to a point when a particular market segment or whatever the consumer can no longer optimize the value. Eventually, a technology or a process comes along that disrupts that. And in it, it helps solve that problem that the consumer can't solve on their own Gotcha. Now, do you focus on homes and businesses or just homes? Good question our core competencies is residential but guess what you know we do people's homes and they say, Hey, can you do our business right right and so we do commercial we don't advertise a lot, but it actually grows pretty fast because all these homeowners you know owned businesses my this is so interesting and I and love the concept. How did you come up with it and `and before before you answer that I have to tell you I went to your website and you have the best meet the team. Portion of any website I've ever seen. I've seen a lot of websites in my time I love what y'all did and see what was your nickname vertical integration Mike Vertical Integration England. With the tallest guy there you have a loved that you have nicknames for everybody and it's not just a static picture, its video and there's color and Dog My picture but you throw in some color and it's just like I. Don't know I just wanted to commend you for that thought I've never seen a meet the team jump out like that. Yeah, it's really neat. We don't take ourselves too. seriously. What we do is the bottom line is were just helping. We're helping people and it's I'm telling you. It's a great feeling when you get calls emails in things that Hey your service was a godsend for us and everything that you're able to do to help my family. I was worried about this worried about that and it's it's pretty neat way to go to work every day knowing that you can help so many people what's interesting. Is the route two thousand nineteen KRISTA. We've saved the market almost a hundred and fifty million dollars Slough. So that's redistributed from the margins that these providers have been making back into our our neighbors pockets right and then back door community, right? Right. Pretty Neat. That is fantastic. So get back to my first question before I got sidetracked with your meet the team 'cause I love that. So how did how did you come about this year about five years old man just just like rig ideas here about five years old what made you decide to go into this marketplace? It's interest it's it's a great story and so the President and I started the parent company, which is net zero power. And we had no idea what we were doing. I just sold a business that I was in. He was an executive for the Atlanta braves and he had retired from there and we were basically trying to figure out some something we could start on our own and that Scott met our CEO's Jessen Bradshaw's is name and he had been in this industry industry. From generation to he owns providers and he's always had this idea that that this needs to be done differently and so he when you think about like Zukin Berg from facebook and all kinds of people. That's the kind of guy this guy is and on top of that, he's the most humble person you never meet and so he had his his idea of of what this could look like for the consumer. And Scott is the president. We were literally working out a back of a church KRISTA with with no money no money, and then we were very fortunate that we met Jackson and another thing too about this whole thing as we as we grow and and do all kinds of neat things is we've learned so much. Me When you're doing something brand new that nobody's ever done and your plowing trees and your start in ear introducing you know this new concept you learn so much about how to integrate Huddah, market it, and how to get going all those kinds of things. What was the biggest lesson learned year? One one is at the platform was set up, but we nobody did it and it's never is easy as you think. No matter how good it is. And the two things that we faced at the very beginning was it was too good to be true and people just didn't care. and. So we were all gung Ho to run out there and change the world right and we can save you money. Right you want to save money and we used to get mad that you gotta do this. I'm telling you right and even even my neighbors house get yet the beginning to get friends family everybody on it. And even that was kind hard But guess what in we had no money for advertising. Guess what when we got him on board at. The end they got their first bill. Guess what they told everybody. That's great. There's nothing better than word of mouth. They told five people with. Older brother, their sister, their neighbors eve, my own wife take story. So. I've done all kinds of different things in my career and she lets me do it. Right. She's really good about that. We've got started in this whole thing and we got our own house signed up. So I'm sitting on the patio and she comes out with the first bill. And she go. Comes out the door she goes well, he goes I bill in as it was cut in half. Wow and she goes I gotta be honest with you I didn't believe it. Got Honesty. Though. So that's my wife. So good she sees his green ogres and all these fancy things, and then when we got her first bill, she became a believer, right? That's great. That's fantastic Sammy I don't want to leave you out over there. We're so excited you here today tell us a little bit about how you got involved with energy ogre. 'cause you are representing West Texas here about a year and a half ago we were experiencing very high electric bills with house. So we went through the standard deal of Adam people come out check air conditioners and say where we were having problems. So a friend of mine recommended energy groom we we signed up almost immediately and we saved fifty five percent. We dropped our electric bills from four or five hundred dollars a month or my last one was one hundred, sixty, seven. Wow that's awesome. Now is our contract. You have to sign a contract when you join or how does that work? You can join muck month energy ogre itself. We do have a small fee of ten dollars a month or one, hundred, twenty dollars a year, and then for that, we monitor and manager electricity account in put you in the best contract with whichever provider platform butcher with okay. I have some common questions in front of me, and so I thought this was a good one and it says. Because nobody wants to handle the break up with your provider. So will you have to tell your current electricity provider that you're leaving? We have for you how? We take care of it and you don't even have to send him a text message. Okay. That's awesome. Here's some other good questions at sea. Will my power go out when you switch over because I think a lot of people are concerned about that. No that that's a that's a misnomer that the providers kinda liked to have out there because they want you to feel like the that that relationship impacts, how electricity is delivered to you but that's not the case encore out here in West. Texas if you have a problem or anything happens, you would contact encore all of us out here your provider really has nothing to do with that. Really. Oh seats it learn something new every day. Let's see. Here's some other questions here. What did the electric companies think about this? Well we're a market disruptor. And little competition. When we first began, we were just kind of a nat hanging around right and then they kind of saw were but didn't didn't do anything. We'll guess what as we got bigger and bigger and bigger now it's problem right and so thank God for Jessore Ceo, he had the foresight. So he began to develop close relationships with the Public Utility Commission and tried to explain to them and educate them I'll how helping the consumer and so it went to legislation recently and we came through and we made it through legislation and at the end of the day they the Public Utility Commission says May I can't see were helping consumers a bad thing right and so now we're. We're on our way. That's fantastic. What is the most common question that you get asked when someone when you're out and about and you're telling someone? Hey, you know you should check into energy ogre. What's the first question? They ask really kind of what is the cost and how does it work So so is there a cost that you that the consumer so say I am going to switch over that I pay energy ogre row I mean they're asking what our fees are okay, and then they're asking you know what's going to happen to. My previous contract will have if we run the analysis and found that you are in a contract. We will evaluate that to make sure it's a good move for you to do in. If not then we're going to recommend you stay where you are until the contract expires. Nice. Yes, and if they come into our system and we can't say them we we just say, Hey, you can't save ya good work come work for us. Had gone that and so so we we represent them, they pay us to represent them. So we treat their home as if it were ono great. What is the most important thing? You want people to know about your company that we care about them and that we know more about this than they could ever know about it in that they feel comfortable that if they give it to us that we can. Provide the assistance they need to do by this at the lowest possible cost when we first started, it wasn't easy to explain because it's something that's never been done. And you go back to your question a minute ago that was hard right hard to explain houses were houses go. Now you do this do that, and the easiest way explain is that is that we help you get the lowest rate for your home and then we manage it for you and so a better rate comes along we switch you to the better rate. And then we do all your souls and everything for you in. So it's really for people that are on the go fast paced got kids and things, and they're tons of things going on all of us wanted things. Convenience became a big deal for people. Yes. For sure will that that's incredible while I'm so excited to hear about your company I. Think it's wonderful. I want to hear a little bit more about you guys because we always like to hear what the oil and gas leaders of our area are listening to reading. So tell me and we can start with whoever wants to you just jump in what's your favorite book what have you read lately or do you have a favorite that you wanNA share I'm more magazines, Golf? Digest. Yes. We have Golfer in the how yes. Love Plan Golf, and raised here in West Texas just display of it out here. What do you love about West Texas? What is it the older I get? It's it's the appreciation of the people were still you know we're we're getting to be a larger city everyday but we still have that grassroots small town community for sure how about you Mike Anything reading that share? Yeah. I'll tell you a good one that I actually I i. carry with me on my car occurred you guys are rated it's called the greatest success in the world okay. Written by Augmon Dino And matter of fact, my kids graduate I, give it to him, and so it's it's the ten commandments to be successful in your life and it's pretty it's pretty neat and it talks about you know saving money for a rainy day all kinds of things around mixing your personal with your with your work and how it all comes together. You know think of others before yourself and it's pretty neat and I would suggest it's not hard to read. I'm not a person that reads these thick books and all that kind of thing but it's an easy read in. It's something that you can. It's hard. It's hard to follow those ten. Gathering, no, we're not perfect right right. Right but it's good to it's good to try and to give reminder head to read over from time to time. Go get on that sounds great. Give it to my kids. And when they first started out in the world real world, it's good to. Keep that around antastic. What about podcast? Listen any podcasts right now that? I'm very. To the. House explaining your first PODCAST I. That's great. Well, this is a podcast. I'll show you the little purple button on your phone. You're going to subscribe to Permian Perspective after and then there's a bunch of golf when I'll connect you with my husband he'll tell you all the golf podcasts you need to listen to if you will love them there's some great ones but how about you mike you know what what you're doing Krista is really the future is hard it's hard to defer to get good information today we see that every day with our own media and things like that and so. I I listened to you know a lot of political things I listened to sports stuff. My boys listened to sports podcast all the time, and so I think what you're doing and what people are doing is really really cool and how it can help. Well, thank you I'm enjoying it and and you're right. The younger generation is really listening to podcasts a lot I know my son listens to a lot of different sports ones as well, and it's just it's just neat because you can dive into a subject and talk longer than you can any other really media. Forum. So it really gives you an opportunity to learn more and to hear others experience and then take that and use it in your life, and that's what that's what I love about it. So thanks thanks for acknowledging that. That's cool. All right. What's the most important lesson that y'all have learned in life? Sammy's. Up. Her so many of them, but I think probably the most is just be honest and respectful and treat people the way you expect expect to be treated pressure gettleman and mine is it took me a while Krista the learn this but think of others before yourself in your your career your personal goals everything will fall into line if you think of yourself less in other people more. And a musher of his divine intervention or how it all comes together. But it's pretty cool when you do that. Absolutely right definitely notice things clicking with. What about through cove it? I mean I know this has been such a different time for everybody and we're all kind of kind of navigating new times together. Is there anything that you have released seen his changed you? That is maybe for the good that you've thought you know what this Kinda helped me in this avenue of my life just kind of reconnecting with family. We're forced to spend more time together and. Forced. You are forced to eat dinner. But it's just been to have that time. Put back in the placen in enjoy it I can agree more. Yeah. Everything's slowed down and you know we got our bikes. We Walk Dogs. We everything's slowed down and ate dinner at home member because you can go out. And I think we're all running around pretty crazy. You know and and everything Kinda, came to skid in and made us Kinda thankful for the little things. I. Think I agree could not agree more. I have to say with that slow down and not. So busy part of life that usually when you're chasing kids and run in and working, you really got to just enjoy each other more on a different level like you said, riding bikes. So we would go for nightly walks after eating dinner. At home together and it's not that we didn't appreciate those things before but it seems like they're more appreciated. Now there's just that appreciation level that was really heightened. So very cool. Let's see what else. Oh, I wanted to know if you could share a piece of advice with someone that's going down the journey that you've gone down or maybe starting a new business because you're I say I five years is still fairly new. You know we're we're not in infancy, but we're in toddler stage. What advice would you give to someone patients? Matter of fact, we started into the ranch adventure little over a year ago when it's really taught us patience and perseverance. And kind of build on Sammy's KRISTA. I worked for big companies earlier my career, and then I'm trying to think how it got started doing things on my own. But when I started to do things on my own, my whole perspective, everything everything changed and I failed a lot and actually I don't talk about this Alah but actually was in started a business at grew to one hundred million dollars and I got a lot of best friends when I did that. And they you know took that. Away from me and I lost I lost almost lost at all. And then I was able to rebound and and be a part of this and so when one door closes another one opens and the failing is the only way I know that you hear that a lot that's the only way you learn. It's true. Absolutely will thank you for sharing that and I think that's important for people that are just starting new or maybe they're scared to try it because of fear of failure because I think we've all been there with your failure and you you also can't have fear of success either you have to go for. So you learn a lot from those those failures I know we've all been there and experienced that but I think as a young person you think I'm not supposed to fail I'm you know you've got that I'm supposed to get straight A.'s or this and. What if you do? It's okay. You know if you if you get a beer C or D been there. It's GonNa be okay life will go on. So I think those are those are definitely important points to really think about. So thank you for sharing that finally. Is there anything coming into this interview that you thought? Oh. Really want them to know about either yourselves or about energy ogre that maybe we haven't talked about that you'd like to share and I'm thankful that you're. Able to let us come on here is we knew we could help out here, but it's important for us to figure out how to get it started and Sammy's point and the you said, the same thing is such a close community that once you get our service started and people start to see savings it will grow fast because of the tight knit community and one of. The reasons that we started to come out here was when the oil business went down a little bit and we had this code that hit, we knew this area was gonna take the brunt of that as much as anybody, and so we figured it was a good time to see if we can help and get our name out in in that help that save that. One thousand dollars of fifteen hundred dollars because they may be out of work or they may be furloughed rows gotTA. Thank. So that's really in what we started come out here right when that happened and that's so true I've been everyone's trying to save you know Dr Thousand Dollars now I mean that's that's a great idea if you can save thousand dollars would you? Yeah That's wonderful. Well, thank you so much for sharing and Sami. If someone wants to get a hold of you here in West Texas or energy ogre, how did they do that? They can get a hold of me, my personal cellphone or three to five to eight, eight, one, eight four or you can go to energy ogre dot com or my personal email is s. w. fields one, four, three at gmail.com. Fantastic. Will Gentlemen thank you so. Much for sharing today I. Really appreciate it. It's been wonderful to hear more about your company. We wish you much success here in West Texas and thank you for sharing. It. Was Fun. Enjoyed it. Thank you so much like you so much for having. US Welcome. 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Katy Cervantes on Permian Perspective  PP054

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Katy Cervantes on Permian Perspective PP054

"The Permian Basin is an abundant oil and gas producing area. Already, one of the world's leading oil producing regions the area in West Texas and southeastern. New. Mexico could nearly double crude oil production by the year twenty, twenty three. But who are the leaders behind this economic powerhouse and what is their story? This is Permian perspective I'm your host Krista a skinny. Today show is sponsored by Baker Hughes, who recently launched a new and reimagined Baker Hughes. Brand as an energy technology company, they strive to make energy safer cleaner and more efficient for people and the planet. Hello everyone. Welcome to this week's episode of Permian Perspective. It is so nice to be spending time with all of you and as always I appreciate you taking the time to listen whether you're in. Your car, your office during your workout where else could you be listening Maybe the breakfast table wherever you're at I really appreciate you spending this time together. I'm here today in my office in Midland Texas and joining us is Katie Cervantes and she is the president of four K. Land Services. Thank you so much for being with us. Thank you for having me today I appreciate it, Katie I'm. So, excited to hear your story and we're going to jump into that just a minute but before we do. So I wanNA thank everyone who has shared our podcast with friends and family and colleagues. We now have listeners all over the world and of course, my friends right here in the Permian Basin and I appreciate each and every one of you and I really appreciate you taking the time to. Leave those five star reviews. We've had some very kind ones over the past year and I cannot thank you enough. So please feel free if you have an extra two minutes at actually find only take one minute just one minute head on over there hit five stars leave leave a few words on why you like premium perspective and we will definitely mention you in a future broadcast. So thank you. Well now it's time to hear Katie Story Katie Cervantes I'm so excited and we have mutual friends and it's just it was just meant to be for us to visit today. So let's get started on how you got started in the oil and gas business while it's a perfect segue when you say meant to be an perfect timing that is the story. Of My life, and that's the story of how this company came to be. This is actually twenty years in the making. So I was a student at Abilene Christian, university and my sophomore year I got a phone call from my youth minister who asked me if I would be youth intern with him at Hillcrest Church Christ in Abilene I've no interest in youth. Ministry whatsoever but he said, I got to go camping with the kids on wilderness trekking take him to Mount Elbert in Colorado said great man right that sounds like a good day spent absolutely absolutely and a summer and I thought okay fantastic. So I was asking him about you know where I was gonna live and all that kind. So he said No. No problem we're GONNA introduce you to your host family and I said Okay Great. So I then met the Moors and the Moore's consisted of Kathy and Kelly Moore and their sons, Kyle Casey in Kelly, and so I made Katie Katie and it was love at first sight I lived with him over the summer and we instantly became more than host family and. It was just an extension of my family. We've stayed in touch over the years often on. Kelly has had an incredible career, Fort Worth Christian schools, and then Cathy, actually has been a coach as she was nominated at and Christian University Sports Hall of fame recently as her coach volleyball and then coach alongside West Ketley who is now the Texas tech head track coach. But fast forward twenty years to just a month or so ago and Kelly more calls in he says, Hey, what should doing? Don't you love those calls fantastic and it at first being me if you've ever listened to Bernard Brown forboding joy, I'm a little bit of that I'm like, oh my gosh, what's happened who in the family is hurt or or what's going on, but he he said, no, he said Kyle and I just WanNa come pick your brain a thought. Okay. You'RE GONNA use Short Dole objects is not going to take much and he assured me no that was not the case or kyle was doing land work in is currently doing land where in the Permian Basin I. have. Also been doing land work since two thousand fourteen but they had talked about what's going on. They did not know that I was no longer employed with the current company that had been with and so since March, I have just been a fulltime ranchers wife and out in between New Mexico and Midland with our kids and all the cattle and horses and just kind of reevaluating and seeing what I really wanted to do and I've been doing contract land work but nothing substantial or under company and dress trying to see what that look like taking my time. We sat down we hadn't they drove in from. Abilene we had lunch and he said we can't believe that we are paying consultants out of town out of state to come in and advise clients advise operators to charges for right away as an easement. That are sitting at a computer screen hundreds and thousands of miles away and have no idea what's going on here and Katie. Your name keeps coming up and I thought good about. So. Long Story Short. They know that I have been involved in landmark right-of-ways easement land-management specifically with ranches in southeastern. New Mexico I thrive on working with the bill am in new. Mexico. State Land Office things that when you talk to most companies over here at that is the bane of their existence but you love it I, love it. It's a niche and mainly because I win in ignorance is bliss. I went in not knowing, and so I, asked I walked into the office I didn't know better than to not call the New Mexico State Lang Michener and ask him for a meeting. Why not? Why? Not? What's the worst late? They can say ex exactly and that's one of the things that I've learned over the years is the worst thing that someone can tell you is no, and it really is not that bad when that happens all it means. Is that another door is going to be opening. That's better for you. Absolutely. So that's kind of in a nutshell how that got started I love that what a great story and I know I can tell because united just met we've been saint circles, but we just met but I can tell you and I both share that same sentiment that everything happens for a reason and that was a god thing when you call watch sally so that's incredible. So Let's talk a little bit about being lamb it. What does that been like since two thousand fourteen he says cracked because you've seen you've seen a couple of highs and lows in the oil and gas industry since that timing is everything. Yeah. So I worked for well again, I kind of have to back up a little bit hiving i. didn't know a FRAC from a tissue. I'm not from the oil and gas industry. I'm a West Texas girl in the Panhandle Freon born and then graduated high school from Friendship High School in Lubbock Texas Little Lubbock shot out right? Absolutely. Governed raiders I don't mind. And so I'm used to the area but oil and gas is just not been a part of my pass ranching animal science horses that types up it's been my past. But I through a situation, I needed a job to help support my kids and I was working as a single mom and two of some of the finest men that I know Mark Bales and Tobin Scott. We met through Golf Course Road Church of Christ through our life group and I asked one night for prayers for a job and they didn't even bow their. Heads they said, you can start and work as our administrator and they were starting Agritech Energy Services I started as an administrator, and then I knew I needed more I wanted more because if I'm not growing and I'm not expanding, it's not enough for me. It's just how I'm built and I said I, I'm looking for something new and they said actually have you considered being land man was like number one I'm a girl number two I don't know anything about it, and thankfully landman stands for land manager and all it means is. said that I was wondering where that came from, it's not as sexist statement at all. No. In fact, there is some really incredible women that continue to be ladies and and his Feminine Get out that are incredible amount. So it is Leeann manager and it's a liaison basically between an oil and gas operator and owner of a piece of property, and then any government regulatory agencies that have any involvement. So it could be something as simple as putting in pipeline across somebody's property it could be building an oil and gas facility and new rig any lease, a business lease anything like that where New Mexico gets a little bit more complicated. Is You can have an owner of the surface and federal government be LM owns a lot of land in south eastern Mexico. So does the New Mexico state land office and then you can have a private owner as well. Now in addition to the Bielema owning the surface, you can have a grazing lessee someone that has cattle and is also grazing that property. So that's actually where my husband and I can. So we lease a over one hundred and fifty sections in southeastern Mexico and raise cattle out there and it covers. So someone else owns the surface This covers beal emily lands, New Mexico state lands, and then some private lands. So. What I get to do is be liaison if I am working on behalf of the rancher I'm on behalf of their interest and protecting their cattle, their fences, their boundaries, their homes, their water. If I'm operating on behalf of the oil and gas operator, I'm going to help them negotiate damages to what they're gonNA pay the rancher how many fence crossings they're going to have to do how many road crossings if I need to get permission from New Mexico. State, land, office or federal. Bureau all of those entities. So it's complex and yet at the same time, it's just communication right I love that and I love that you did not go to college for this. No. I did not view. You had a completely different path, but yet look how you took all that knowledge look right through through college and through what you love and turned it into this amazing career. What advice would you give to someone that is? Maybe thinking about getting to oil and gas A. Because obviously you I'm assuming self todd that you know you your yours was on the job training and learning from asking those questions. What advice would you give to someone? That's maybe thinking of stepping into something sure like this I would talk to someone or look at someone that you think that's interesting. I wonder what they do or find an aspect. I did not know much about landmark work at all and. Tobin Amar were just the kind of people they wanted their employees to succeed still do and they afforded me the opportunity to go to. Midland College here to lay man school and so I got my landman certificate and then I also was able to train under a title attorney. This is not the norm writing about my my way up is the norm I did not know that my ranching background my land background was going to be the thing that actually. Brought me to success in this industry and in southeastern New Mexico being able to understand now the aspect oil and gas perspective and understanding what they need specifically in saltwater disposals water transfer. That's been basically the focus of what happened in the last five years, and then also understanding the ranchers perspective being able to communicate on both sides and understanding both parties needs before you even walk in the door has been unbelievable and that is just God has prepared. By Way to be here at this at this time, I'm glad you mentioned that because so many people think there's you know there's just one way to get somewhere. There's one way to do it, and I've got to go to this school I've gotta go do that. But really no to recipes are the same and I think that's for any any job any business anything that you're passionate about but the beautiful part. Is is the people that you meet along the way help you get there and that's what I'm getting from. You is that you have just met some incredible people along the way and I, think that's important for people to really think about you know when they're thinking about their journey, they may not be where they want to be right now. But this is just a step to get where you're supposed to be and. Honestly, that is the reason that I'm here and it's the people that got us put in my life over the years perfect example, golf course road church been a member there for a while and you know you have to reach out of your comfort zone. You may not be a people person, but if you want to succeed in any business relationships and networking and that doesn't mean that you have to go to to. Social and all of that kind of stuff it's networking within who you know and if you're supposed to be down a path, I promise you, those people will be put in your path. If that's where you're going, it just happens. But I was it golf course road and I signed up for a mentorship program that they had and it was a woman to woman mentorship and I got put with Gail Burleson now. Bright. She told me that she knew I called her. So she was my mentor I did not know her from atom had no idea who she was. She didn't know who I was. I had just started with an attack and she is for those of you that don't know she is the vice president of business development for contrary sources. She's also head of the Land Department. Wow. I'm just like to be put together with her having what an amazing mentor ship. Exactly. So over the years I have been able to sit across from the woman that has been in the trenches. Now, she is a chemical engineering background absolutely one of the most intelligent women I've ever met. She proved to me that you can be an executive position. You can be a leader in the oil and gas industry in West Texas town and you can remain classy. You can remain yourself. You can may remain true to yourself, and you can be a family person all of those things that I admired and respected and I didn't WanNa change so you don't have to be an aggressive. Female row for lack of better words, you can remain true and Kinda. Good. If you know your stuff, people will respect you out here in the basin will I can tell you know your stuff so I'm so proud of you and I'm so excited to your story because I think you're an inspiration to a lot of women in this business and just hearing hearing how you got here and now i WanNa hear where you're going because I'm so excited about your new business that is opening up called four K land services because not only because you're doing but it's all women how amazing is that? Tell us a little bit more about it well, not it's not oh well, I'm one guy right. Sir. So, Kelly is married to Cathy so and then so Kellyanne Kathy, and then myself kyle more and then his wife Beth and so the forecast, of course, Kathy Kelly Katie and Kyle that's how we came up with four ks not a huge leap but something just clean and crispin and we couldn't believe that it wasn't used. So simple is always the best route of fall. Yes. Sure. So again, you know what Kyle was seeing, what I've known I think my biggest surprise when I came out here and I started working oilfield is I assumed everyone knew more than I? Did I assume that everyone and I'm just going to have to be catching up and I'm going to be riding coat tails. What we're going to be doing just an expansion of what I've been doing for salt water disposal companies is I'm going to be using the personal relationships that I have our current neighbors, my husband, and is ranch neighbors and using those relationships using the relationships that I've made with the operators with the Landman I know it Yoji Chevron Cacho x t oh all of these relationships that I've developed and worked with. Over the years, there's been so many layoffs so many people during this unprecedented time. I know that's overused word it's but it's the truth it is unprecedented. We're on this huge learning curve everyone's on this learning curve but so many people have been out of work and landman tend to be the first to be let go. It's a paying job for people that are expanding. You'd need right away if you're not laying. New Pipelines and even though the traffic is still high out there in South Eastern Mexico, you can tell things of slowed way way down. So there's been a lot of people that have laid off. However, there is still a need for these people and the people that have the relationships that truly understand the business that are literally in the field. I can go out I know where to meet people I know. Where the roads are I know where the ranch's are another ranch boundaries I understand fencing I understand cattle I understand blm somebody does not have to call a person in Oklahoma City or somewhere else they know that they can call me and I can physically be out on location within an hour and a half two hours I can deal with their problem we can work on pipelines I, call him turn and Burns. When things heat up and it's fast and it's hot you always needed something yesterday, and so I pride myself on knowing people to call. It's the contacts. They know that I respect whether I'm talking to someone at the helm I respect their rules and regulations i. also respect the landowner the landowners trust me they know that I absolutely have their best interest in mind and I'll follow up. So what we're doing is just expanding on the groundwork that has been laid over the last four or five years, and now I have a whole team to work with me on the accounting side on the business development side of that and just excited to see where God takes it honestly. I'm so excited for you all and I know you will be a huge success I know it's going to do wonderful things. What does the word on the street right now for oil and gas I think we have a lot of listeners from all over the world, but they wanNA know really is happening in West Texas in the Permian Basin. So where are we in in? The state of this post Kovic or during Cova because we're not even post yet we are still in it. So you know I have only my perspective and one of my favorite sayings is don't close your mouth and let people think you're a fool but you know if you open it, then it'll be confirmed. So I try not to speak about too many things that I'm not. But from my own to I literally driving down one, twenty, eight yesterday in that's the highway between Carlsbad New Mexico and JAL. New Mexico, it's one of the busiest highways and all of New Mexico if not the united. States right now there are some rigs. There are not enough there are some pipelines going in not enough drilling is definitely slowed i. know that the layoffs are continuing I know that there are people still moving out of the community just from the first signs going up I could not speak to any particular how that's going I know that some people were set up better than others to handle the storm. I do believe that it's just a storm and Permian Basin has always come back intends to come back stronger each time. So I have no doubt that it's it's on its way back up and those people that have the faith and they know. Who they are. They've already defined themselves and they're not trying to recreate who they are. They're the ones that are gonNA that are GONNA hold on. So there are some out there. The traffic is picking back up I. See a Silver Lining love that thank you for sharing your perspective I. Love Everything you had to say those awesome. Let's talk a little bit about you. I'M GONNA. Ask You some questions because I always love to know what the leaders of the oil and gas industry listening to and reading, and so do you have a favorite book or podcast I do have a bunch but I'll narrow you're likely. Throw a mammy. So Brandt Hanson's undefendable. Okay I. Think I've Read It four times I'm on my fifth time and I just keep it. I'm an audible huge fan because I have so much windshield time and so man I just plug it in and whatever chapters on I just think that that's the one I'm supposed to hear for they and I'm going to type it in our show note absolutely it's called unaffordable unaffordable brant Hansen. Them and basically if your faith we as Christians, should be the most undefendable people in the world because we have been saved by grace and if we would focus on that, then it helps us focus all of our energy and our love on other people and we don't have to spend time being offended because of Christ wasn't offended by the people that he encountered. Then who are we? So it is just a reminder and a day to day realism. So that is one of my absolute favorite books as far as podcast Rene. Brand. Yes. Oh man the power of realty. It's life changing. It's absolutely incredible getting out of your own way. Yes. It's great daily reminder number, and then of course, Andy Stanley so true leadership, and then of course, from recruiter perspective too. But absolutely fantastic leader. So those are things that I have on hand all the time. Great. What about a quote? You have a favorite quote that you live by you know I don't know that it's by anyone in particular but treat everyone the same and with respect and that's The person that takes out your trash to the person that you're going to see in the suit everyone has value and what we see on the outside is never the whole truth about anyone and I think that has served me so well over the years and my parents taught us that from a very early age and so always respect and treat everyone equally, and with love and kindness you do not know the battles that people are fighting. Yes. Amen. Amen. What about the most important lesson you've learned? ooh. Most important lesson that you can be right but you don't have to tell people that you're right and you don't have to die on that cross all the time you can be as right as you want to but it doesn't necessarily win you any bonus points when you pointed out that is so true. Oh let that sink in everyone without thinking because I know I need to. That's a good one. We think we are all very right now right now. That is so good and I think you know just kind of thinking back through the years when I've made that mistake Usually. It's the EGO that comes into play percent. That ego is something else there's a saying that anyone who dries faster than we are idiots and anyone who drives slower than we do our morons. We just have this sense that we are in the right that we are and yeah, we we probably should the summer that you go just a bit just a little bit. All right. So tell me if you're one thing to say bright now to someone that is maybe thinking of going down the same path as you they're like, Oh, I, think I wanna be a land man and I want to do this but they're just getting started someone heading into college. What advice would you give them? Absolutely so there's actually different avenues landman within a lamb chops you can have surface landman, you could have mineral title work, you. Could just title work some people like to deal with people and have those conversations. That's my deal I love to meet people in and find out what their needs are. So look into it if that something that you're interested in and there's just a specific niche in that maybe it's the mapping part of it may be art gs work any of that I, would see if you're interested in some of it or all of it, and then start finding out who the experts are in that area WHO's working in that area reach out make contact one of the things that I I would tell people don't be afraid to ask. Make that phone call. Hey. I know you're in this business I think more people especially out here in West Texas, want to help other people. But if you don't ask you, you'll never know how to and what what is your favorite thing about West Texas oh people yeah. Hundred and ten percent. There is nothing like it. I had a chance to live on Oahu Hawaii my brother stationed there in the military and train Polo Polo ponies ponies on the island and thought it was just you know the best thing ever. And I missed I was so homesick and I was so homesick for the people and there's just something about the generosity and the gentleman nature old school the handshakes smiles and just the kindness. Yes. What's the one thing you've learned the most through covid nineteen dead it's a chapter. There is absolutely nothing permanent about this. This is nothing greater or less than anything else that we've ever experienced before it's just a moment and it's just something new and it's different and it can changes fearful and changes uncomfortable and it absolutely does not rock the boat of anybody that knows who they are. So true. Tell me something good. We're almost done I. Don't want this I don't WanNa our podcast to end this has been so much fun but tell me something good. Let's see. You know my son is about to be sixteen and starting school soon well, whatever that looks like right we talked about that. Yeah foot little four week delay for those of you who maybe aren't in the area at my st just announced this week that they will be doing remote learning for four weeks but there still starting school, right? It's just GONNA be remote. It is a remote exactly and we're all just learning and and going with a change in some of his better than others. But we are going with the flow but one of the things that Cova did for us and my family this summer is that the kids had a chance to spend more time on Iran's than they ever have before and my son was able to flank cavs with us and it's old school. We'd we dragged the cavs to the fire to do the branding and the whole it's it's take you back two hundred years and they did exactly the same and being able to share that experience with my kids and watching them be a part of that and something that their grandfather was a part of and their father those things are just. It is it such incredible and that's been the most fun thing and I think we can all find positives out of the craziest situations. Amazing. I love it. Thank you so much Katie. This has been such a pleasure. If you'd like to learn more about four K. land services, you can find them online and I just cannot tell you how thankful I am that you spent this time with us today and we got to hear your story and I'm just so proud of you and excited to see where for K. Lancer assist goes. No, you're GONNA do amazing things here. And continue to do amazing things here in the basin. So thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you very much. Well, it's now time to announce this week's community MVP and this week's community. MVP, is Michigan Bay they are committed to fighting food insecurity and I actually asked Katie when she walked in I was like who is your favorite nonprofit? That is doing good in our community and you picked this week's community MVP. So what is it that you love about? Michigan Ave you know it's hard enough right now for kids and everything that they're facing in school but to. have to worry about food or where your next meal comes from is something that no kids should have to face and this organization taking that burden off of apparent taking that burden off of a child is huge that let's kid be a kid and it leads a mom worry just a little bit less and I can't speak enough to anybody that helps the life of a child will be blessed, and so I I really hope that this organization just thrives. Wonderful. Thank you for selecting that today, and if you'd like more information, you can go to mission agajabey wt exit. Dot Org will that concludes this week's Permian perspective the story behind the oil and gas leaders in the Permian Basin of course, a very special. Thank you to Baker. 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RRC Chairman Wayne Christian & TXOGA President Todd Staples on Permian Perspective  PP047

Permian Perspective Podcast

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RRC Chairman Wayne Christian & TXOGA President Todd Staples on Permian Perspective PP047

"The Permian Basin is an abundant oil and gas producing area already one of the world's leading oil producing regions the area in West Texas and southeastern New Mexico could nearly double crude oil production by the year. Twenty twenty three but who are the leaders behind this economic powerhouse and what is their story. This is permian perspective. I'm your host Krista. As skinny today show is sponsored by Baker Hughes who recently launched a new and reimagined Baker Hughes brand as an energy technology company they strive to make energy safer cleaner and more efficient for people in the planet. Hello everyone welcome to this week's episode of Permian Perspective podcast and so it was a pleasure to be here with you all today. I WanNa thank of course I wanNA thank Jason and Jim and silver for inviting me to be the moderator and are fantastic guests. Who ARE WITH US? Today special. Thank you to Wayne Christian the Commissioner of the Texas Railroad Commission and also hod staple the president of Texas oil and Gas Association. So gentlemen thank you so much for being our special guest today. We also want to thank the thirty nine participants who were watching so hello thirty nine participants. I know we're going to see that number grow here over the next hour and before we get started. I do WANNA send it over to jammed Soto. Who was the president of the PB and also to Jason Wolfe? Who will be giving you remarks before we get started so gentlemen taken away just wanted to thank you for joining us. Today may have to excellent analysts will be answered some questions that are relevant to the oil and gas industry. The basis season is Thanksgiving when joining we think while a member Supporting Organizational West careers. That's related good. Work in community outreach scholarships are chairman. Jason will be speaking about that. Actually after the panellist spoke Jason to close out comments about that have taken place over last month's end some our future future as we wanna be doing for twenty twenty so I just want to thank you again for for joining and I watch kristen. We can get moving with it. Alison questions Elastic thank you so much appreciate it. Jim First of all. I WanNa let everyone know how we're going to do this. We're going to. I do a questions that have been sent in to us from the members from the board we also will be taking questions at the very end. We want to let everyone know that this Shin will be recorded so yes. Everything is as reported and we also want to let you know that you can ask questions in the QNA if you look at the bottom there. There's that cuny section we're GONNA use that rather than the chat. That's a way for you to participate and ask US questions after we've had a chance to talk and have a wonderful conversation with commissioner Christian and with Mr Staples so I just wanted to also do a little more housekeeping if everyone can mute. Unless you're speaking I would really appreciate it. That would be wonderful and I just want you to sit back. Relax enjoy this wonderful conversation and know that we are all in this together. We all have really wonderful roles that we all play in the oil and gas industry and we are all essential your essential and we are all in this together and we are going to gather some fantastic information today from our panelists and once again we'll be opening it up to your questions at the very end so without any further ado gentlemen you ready to get started. Okay fantastic I got to read a little bio so we can get to you a little bit better. Our first guest is the railroad. Commissioner and current chairman wing Christian Christian is a lifelong businessman and he was elected as our fiftieth Texas Railroad Commissioner in November of Twenty. Sixteen since taking office. Commissioner Christian has been appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to the interstate oil and Gas Compact Commission as the official representative of Texas Christian graduated from High School as Valedictorian See. I knew you're smart. You you said otherwise earlier so. He was kicked so if the Valedictorian went onto graduate from Stephen F. Austin with a BB A in general business. Fun Fact I love this after college. Commissioner Christian found success in the music industry with his Country Gospel Band mercy. The mercy boys and went on to be a finalist for a Grammy Award in Nineteen Seventy Nine Ladies and gentlemen. Please welcome with a round of applause in your home. The Patriots together there. You Go Commissioner Wayne Christian. Thanks for being with us. Thank you are other guests today? Very special guests. Todd staples he was named president of the Texas Oil and Gas Association. In November of twenty fourteen as president of the state's oldest and largest trade association representing the Industry Staples has focused on expanding tech's Oguz presence as the GO-TO source for reliable and credible oil and gas information. After graduating with honors from Texas A. and M. Giga. He also went on to have a career at on the Palestine City Council where he was a successful businessman and rancher very proud family man todd and his wife. Split Their time between Austin and Palestine. Thank you so much for being with us. Mr Staples is okay. If I call you taught in sharing Christian fantastic will gentlemen. Thank you again for being with us today before we ask you some questions. We were wondering if you could. Each highlight the role that are and the Tech Soga. Plays may be giving us some background information on the organization's relationship with oil and gas chairman. Texas Railroad Commission was trout and and in great from State of Texas in World War. I came along its years old. It is the throws magazine. Texas comment that I brag about all the time it says beyond doubt the Railroad Commission of Texas is the most respected regulatory own gasoline planet or Sports magazine. And it's because of a lot of good worker folks can came before me need thing. Railroad Commission of Texas. I believe is it. It has done things different income respected because it values the individuals the folks that apple roughnecks people out there that tried to draw a hole in the ground with their last dollar invested. L. Dollars and we've always treated seem black. The guys that were private in Gaza trying to risk it and do the work we trusted businesspeople and we trust the people out there trying to do it now. Once they discovered it the walk we regulated might say a watched over carefully but we've ultimate for the free market system in America to do when supposed to and we kept our hands as far back to controlling what business does in Texas which is very different from states such as California and others for government is trying to tell me how to do their job. I think the best thing to do is stay back. Mexican. Keep the public safe. Watch the band actors. Like you'll find the road. Mr Texas historically as played the porn tastic. Thank you and talk Nice. I again moment chairman Christian Today Day yesterday its Commission hearing appreciate your leadership all the commissioners for the work you guys do the Texas on Gas Association. Some one hundred year anniversary last year and really is the story of all again. This is the story texts at Tech. Soga were very fortunate to represent every sector of the Industry. We vet the members produce in excess of eighty percent of our states crude oil and natural gas. We bent over. Eighty percent of our states. Refining capacity of vast majority of our states pipelines are service companies. That are out there. Making things happen or members of Texoma we focus on four primary areas legislation regulation judicial affairs and then public affairs and we have a variety of programs. We have workers compensation group because safety is the number one issue when the gas business. But I think everyone's in the his whether you're on the roads your own side on location site is number one. We appreciate the importance that are meant companies place psyche. Were glad to be a part of Texas. We think that if you're going to invest anymore the world you to invest in the star state and you know when we think about the current demise that we're today we know that exit is well-positioned to lead out of this. That commission yesterday took strong actions. German Commissioner craddock and were excited about the direction that we're going to be all that progress tastic Donna. Thank you again for that. Thank you for all that you do. First of all there's been of course you know there's been a lot of talk about production curtailments and with the vote yesterday. One of the key takeaways from these discussions and does it change. How companies will approach their operations in the future. Perhaps maybe even we could start with what is probation and why it could be useful. Maybe even when was the last time the state enacted limits? And how would it be enforced? Whoever wants to take that one away verse to companies basically to Zero pro-russian just limiting the production of That we could produce an state taxes and we have not done that in some fifty years. It was used backman last time they used as Backman Texas producing twenty twenty five percent of world production southern we made a cut in Texas. That will be significant worldwide as we looked into it and I started looking at the request that came in most of the request during a ten half hour basically townhall stats out meeting that. We didn't much we're doing the meeting. We had looney around thirty. Almost thirty thousand kissed One hundred sixty plus countries forty nine stakes and I think this is stored in open government. Open input from people will sit up. Ever venue and pro-russian itself most of the motions were made including the requesting to companies. Were the Texas basically not going along that we make wranglings other states to pro right because we now are thirty percent of the national production of owning gas and so we did it just along. What keeps other states under control to do that? It was this mystical faith that will reach across our fingers and hope and feel real secured a that so I called. Jc where I'm members you mention. Top Mass Transit North Dakota even talk to the minister energy in Cancun and called around and just found that we were not gonna get participation through them so the actual request is made by multiple people to enact pro. Russian was not fulfilled. Nobody else was going to jump on board with US and so with that in itself even by their own motions or requests we did not meet their standard and so legally after that ten after meeting called Title Asset Athlete. We need is the industry as regulatory to know what the industry who built the greatest only guest industry in the history of planet earth which is Texas who's producing forty percent of the national. Iming Texas can brag when you look to our energy capital in the United States and I said suggestive job building industry arch all the ones that should come up with answers to fix and Tom Jumped on board and can tell put together. They yesterday came as a task force before us. With recommendations in fact about four dozen recommendations formality recognition legislature and other agencies government can release that report request of the differ associations to our staff with rogue nations which they could appropriate which they could do which they felt Iraq and yesterday the commissioners voted to adopt act three nothing the recommendations of Todd's taskforce appreciate top relating in e- eliminating unsure can stay in the program so a recommendation made that we've implemented the railroad commission while fame gets a little too much credit German Christie. We've had a great team. Obviously the game to get our enemy. Say This for those that are in the gas business. We all recognize the extreme cash off in circumstances that are taking place in the US. Why German crucial challenge the industry to step worked? Really come together. And you know the industry or was a difference of opinion on Obviously but the good news is on this blue dashboard. German person to come up with we came together at differences of views on probation. As far as technology in our association we have members that different opinions on the on the mat but a vast majority of our members we can poison that it was not for Texas. An infant ever do more damage than good. I kinda think applying pro-russian to this current process that we're in is not putting a nineteen fifty tire on a twenty twenty. Sports doesn't fit it. Wouldn't be a Saint Ryan is going to cause more problems than good in this modern day environment that we operate innovation. Technology is what has enabled us to be the energy gap or Laurel and maintain that Lhasa fee as we work through these issues. The moving actually did that as Jewish Christian sat over four dozen recommendations and it was not exclusive to the Rabbit Commission and looked at things at. Tc We appreciate the leadership of Commissioner. George Bush at the General Land Office in the things that the land offices now we appreciate university lands working with industry. We added some additional ideas that vendors how we appreciate the leadership of Glen Hangar at the Controller's Office. We made some more work. That could be done there. Some of the trade associations were at a federal level texts. We try to focus our I say you go. Please go to the votes in the sable smile at you now. Nothing ever good happens. It saves Bad but we didn't play at the federal level as well ought to create the door within the introducing things and so as not look at the work that's done here. This is just the beginning. This recovery process is going to take a while unfortunately the Ford Contract for entity is actually in the posit ranges. It was in the upper twenties spent over twenty nine the upper upper twenties which has been a good signal. But we've got a long way to go may generally chaffee months. Our goal in this lucrative and task force was to yet employees in their jobs and help implore employers. Availa survived through these difficult circumstances. So we've got a ways to go but we want to continue to get your idea. We now that members are At lives have given address to the asphalt with project us. We want to continue. This is going to be an ongoing process. The commission did strong action gesture night. Authentic majority you and commissioner products Overnight atoms the you immediately put into action in thinking about as it's nice when industry can't agree to in the because we know that they can use these tools to go work. Keep people in their jobs in the industry. The rebound quicker. But I'll say one thing out here L. So you know the the thing. We need more than anything to get. This industry back on state is to get our calm. There is no substitute for consumers going about their daily lives. You know s what's needed. Government added is focused on that. We appreciate that. The president is focus on that we have to do it. The site lie but the only thing. That's really going to help get out with Tom. Thank you for that and I think the great car analogy. That was great too. It is wonderful to see the industry working together. Tell us what why you think it's important for synergy for multiple trade groups for oil and gas to come together. This dot com size fits all problem the solution being and I think our ribbon task force led by Todd was was very good common site. We're really concerned about those companies. That are thousand barrels a day or less. It's actually the little guys. You're strong small couple of strong companies but indeed were concerned that there's rules. We needed. Relax the commission that while the safety to continue the protection of the public continue but at the same time back offer at least one year it was us get through this downturn and hopefully we can review them in that time saw that we put a one year town lock on these policies that we wrong that finally reduced income to the Railroad Commission to our budget which wanted government suffer at the same time as the industry of the citizens. Do we're matching trying to address these issues one time but we we have backed off those fees regulations in that that Matt now is is the first of the big picture this is. I unlike the solutions that make the handle sadly sometimes wrong just when government comes in and says it's in you this you do that you do this. We handled it believe in Texas. The railroad bridge was a historic day. We showed that government went to the free market to the industry to the people gathered. Put this strong system. Get it and we said. Where can we assist you? Where can we get out way up work and we come in and regulate to accomplish more purposes so that the free market can again accomplish? What always hundred persona has a success better than government? Not like this. This is a real question in our society today. Do We want socialism? Big Brother Government in the United States as is being proposed today politically ours at best the system I believe our founders gave us in this country three market economy that indeed nothing understand but the answer always seems to come better from allowing government to support industry resin government be the dictator to the industry. I think that was established in just over out Las Vegas equipped frankly. The markets need certainty. Yesterday it was wind up meeting with some proposing. Not Make a decision. We just talked about the pro-russian as being a stockbroker for thirty plus years and banker. Understand that one of the hardest things market deals with is uncertain and I thought it was only appropriate. We take a boat yesterday on this specific tag to say yes or no pro-russian yesterday we did two to one vote to not consideration. This particular instance. That gig Sony the Martin Market Out grab the the let's s Alta credit for that. Don't it's always nice to see it go up. Yesterday you charge the Task Force with developing a report on flaring by June Sixteenth. What's the idea behind the report quiz? The thing is what I've seen on your before this downturn ever happening. This is a separate almost situation referring issue. We the study. The commission found that actually western two percent of the produce Gash right now is being flair. But that's a heck of a lot in texts mostly because a whole nother discussion of how mishandled Dr Renewed. Deal in our challenge. Early guesses something terrible. And that's been allowed to be on the mind of our public after falsely that we have some covering ourselves as the offense when you take on acquainting the public what actually oil and gas in fossil fuel have done to make us the strongest greatest country in history that that to be so the flaring issue on Love Street will stopping financing from coming to many of our producers in the state of Texas. Was it the fact of firings bad as bad as the perception is killings and right now of the big problems this downturn different from the other downturns is when we went into the last downturns. The bikes were rather strong. The companies were rather strong. What we're seeing now a potential bankruptcy some bankruptcies large downturn stop bays by major producers Industry is weak financially. Bikes are really highly committed to our industry. They're hurting right now. So the financing is going to be very critical going into the recovery and because it's in danger. I felt again that we should give certainty to the market. To know had a flaring issue was harming us by the perception street to those investors who normally have funded. Our banks ended Funded with their partnerships with their investments are expiration was challenged in fact we need to give certainty to the market again that Rebounds Zest Flourishing Gentlemen. You mentioned perception. Why is it so important that the industry develop communication strategy to win over the general public? Figure this you mentioned earlier as well wasn't voted for industry to be cohesive in our thinking if you think about the attacks on modern day all yes. The very components that provides fuel for our cars from power for our homes on an after components are used in ninety six percent of the products that consumer use each and every day. So I think communicating this message in coming together and find solutions is is a responsibility that we have as an industry when word of I think the public doesn't listen to us as much but when we can come together like we did in the Lunar Tash Force to say these are good solutions that will not negatively affect health safety our environment of their operational flexibility so that we keep people in their jobs. I think than we see response Hopefully the Parisian issue whether regardless of what style that it should be on head made your mind up the set aside now now we can move forward and we need to be thinking about ways to best communicate to the public. What it is doing this about life is about the quality of life the best oil laugh in the world the most opportunity for advancement because a raw album affordable energy supplies in when we think about our environment this industry has actually spent more money than other sectors of our economy in the private in the government combined on gas is done more to air quality as being proved around the globe today because clean natural gas that has displacing other forms of energy. That natural gas is being pushed. Right here are saying so. We need to take advantage of these Senate is at educational process to do. Just that I anderson is committed to reducing methane emissions. And Larry this one we started Texas methane flying coalition. You can actually go to our website Texas Methane Flaring Coalition Dot Org. I believe it is and that is comprised of dozens of individual companies and many different individual traits engender personal. When you guys to bring back. I did a student commission. You did say August sixteenth. Not June's at Ryan really suppress And Todd I think we need to send a message to the public that we are addressing the issue. I think it's the most important and we are not you. Did I do this? Donald J now pressure on us because we're actually needing every week but the leaders of the Task Force in I've got together. We talked about the best way to do that. Will Use the coalition. Because that's in the works right now or challenging the coalition that many expedite their schedule a little bit more. Because we agree with you we needed in straight. Were committed to these reductions. Totally good as manage. Math animations and fly will be down in twenty one not out there believing wells. We're not do these things. We important for the history demonstrate in good times and in bad we're committed to environmental progress and so we will be working diligently to come up with ideas in the public needs to understand that you flair for safety reasons. Some nuns Eliah taps. That's recent sometimes is necessary as the producer. There may be trouble on on the land that is out of your control and so we will find the down swoon if Iraq definitions than we will be ours in developing these solutions. You appreciate that todd. The thing is again. I believe the industry should have answered for how to best do this. Not The government regulators. So I think we should support the thing. Lubricate support you on. We've not told the public about one thing interesting in looking on just google this so it's gotta be verbal. It's a losing this time to say. Okay this'll be a great time with August market in problems down to replace it with wind and so is the great can't do that. And through the statistics of the impossibility of that one take in the green new deal WHO's author lashed? Aetna said this was great. Guest families. Were all out of jobs. In moms DADS can make them heinous for Congress person to sites such a thing but you look at the number of electric car if they wanted to. Instead OF GAS RACK nowadays approximately one million electric vehicles on the roadways. The United States there are two hundred eighty five million gas diesel trucks and on the bills on the road rights. They will stop now. They'll be welcome lot of places and they will not see groceries coming to their communities on anything else secondly come out electric generation the power. Let's turn to another several tells. Clean Energy is to this terrible also. Pupils Manny eight percent of electric. It's being used in. These United States is coming from gas and nuclear energy less than six percents them windmills and solar panels. So if you shut down fossil fuels right now. Guess what. There'll be blackouts in every city in many smaller towns across the United States. Anxiously have the since dawn. Stand even understand from the director the Environmental Protection Agency since nineteen seventy every place. Not Bad gas. It's EPA is now has been reduced by seventy three plus percent for thirty something years we've decreased by seventy group sent every gas. They've identified so guess what the most successful industry in the history of the world is in cleaning the environment the fossil fuel gas industry and are we ragged on the most successful people cleaning the environment affect. That's the funding public is needs to be educated. Is that if you include the industry if you'll came the world use the industry's the most twenty. That's guess thank you chairman Christian as you know it's been a turbulent couple of months here in West Texas and we understand everyone's dealing with it all over the world but we feel like we had been hit with the perfect storm here and just kind of that double-whammy so what would you tell the hardworking Permian Basin workers as we turned the corner into summer. Can you offer any insights? Can you look at that that magic eight ball and tell us what's going to happen the next six months? And what have you seen in past downturns that gives us some hope? Rub thing I'll say. Is that the biggest one. I know that are large companies. Come as we look at it and they're in a crisis as is everyone this entry but my heart is that mom and dad in the families out there. Algi disturbed me most. Feel my biggest My commitment to do everything. I can to put a backward in this state but as we said in East Texas. You can put lipstick on. This is a horrible of situation of people hurting. I wish that were true. And I think what academic in we saw yesterday railroad commission is. We're going to do everything with eight hundred workers across the state if Legion opposites had been instructed to communicate with Austin Texas recognition office and we told industry we've told our Association Commission is fully prepared armed for Do WATER WE'RE CALLING UPON. Becton bring relief as quickly as possible while than concerns about this whole though problem we have is not so might the wrong illicitly. China Saudi Arabia and Russia. The bad guys. This is just shut rule demand for all against. We're dependent on that what's different in this victory or downfall compared to last is we have a worldwide shutdown of demand. In how quickly is that demand? Come come back so we have something the other week shutdown flying in driving everything in the world just United States I'm encouraged as governors elect Gutter Avenue start releasing us out of our homes in our homes to see the roads are backup a little faster like folks expected. The beaches are filling up faster. People are getting out. I think people have has much of this hun in my house mentality as possible and it gives me encouragement to say that there's lose two weekly. It lacked back to normal. Hopefully we'll see there. That's that's the whole is how fast it back using against and unfortunately it's not gonNA be rapid recovery. I think the months of May and June are going to be very difficult. Times for companies to continue to navigate route as the supply and demand continues to rebounds as the economy move forward. It will have broker that you help build. A supply has to be worked with you have to work through all the excess supply because dementia now lack going in so you acted workout that different initials to happen. Probably throughout the remainder of twenty twenty. But here's the good news if you're going to be anywhere else in the world or in any other state you won't be All Star. State to ride out the storm and the reason it has been demonstrated yesterday. That railroad commission by looking at ways for flexibility. If you look at our tax policy in Texas Wall nighters attempt to make it as fair as possible. Sometimes it gets out of balance in rain it back in but we have more freighters more opportunity in the reason that taxes is going to be a player in this recovery and the reason that the Permian Basin is GonNa be on the front lines of this goverry calls of infrastructure. If you think the geology we have in the orientation in the infrastructure that is there if you look at the Gulf coast of Texas where are the finding Bassetti? Is Our ports our bill. We have export capacity. We have a tremendous MIDSTREAM SYSTEM. That connects all of that again. We are well positioned to be player for a on time and our only limitations ourselves limitations tax aussie that drives people at a Texas. Oklahoma was in a pinch. They raised taxes alone. Gas and those were the first areas to the abandoned when the market started getting tie. This is a great lesson. For policymakers that capital has feet investment gail anywhere in the world? I guess you'd be anyone will. We wanted to be produced writer in Texas so a science-based based regulatory posses fare tax policies and the continued commitment of as an at technology at our free market principles. That is made Texan. Hotbed of innovation and technology Is Cannot abandon during these times and we will say good taps come back again but it is gonNA be over pauses. We definitely look forward to those days. So thank you so much for that taught you recently invited the p. p. to participate in the Texas Energy Day at the Capitol. Why is that event? So important for our industry out the Texas gap Alexa see stay curing Christian served in the legislature. I have legislators need to hear from their constituents. At any given day during the legislative session there are literally thousands and thousands of people. They're expressing their viewpoints. About what needs to be for their particular industry all against as wars leaving silent there. We have done a fabulous job. Our men and women use second-to-none in reducing oil and natural gas. But we kind of taken a back seat to telling our story that's why Texas Energy Day at the Capitol is something that we need everyone in the car out. We need every organization to be a part of. We need to get buses and cars and calm the sand on the Texas Chapel going to do that. Figure wary at twenty twenty one years ago to Texoma DOT org. Dx Dot org network mention that telling the story on gas is essential because there are so many voices in our world today providing misinformation providing false information that we need to tell the story. I'll tell you this we think about who Texans WanNa hear from. They would rather hear from men and women that are actually in all natural gas cylinder story. Our data indicates that is a very credible source. You know your industry better than anyone and so coming to Texas energy date. The cabin was important. We do things like regional energy sites around our state owing par with invision back to put those events on a different regions because we need to equip and empower energy employees. We have developed employee mobilization. Get that we make invitable to companies to tell the story. Dole only gas make available to their employees so they can participates hope. Everyone listening today will certainly be with us or Energy Day to Capitol will hear from our railroad commissioner we hear from other statewide officials that come in and then very importantly you may visits your State Rep and a your state senator until one or gas or guest needs to be many handsome that todd as we both have been there. There's charges out. Add to them when you go to Capitol during the day and speak your into the direct sentences senators. I governor whoever you make. Make sure you have specific request if you need them to. Taylor represented your legislators victim and tell them we appreciate you and this is what we're meeting if our need you have their specific names. We definitely do specifically the second part of that is go and follow your local representatives senator and make sure they're addressing the you carry into the all that day you know it's it's easy for me as a politician to talk to a group that shows on man. I'm going to do that and if I never hear again if y'all go back to sleep on too many times we've citizens don't actively participate in through to hold our elected officials accountable for what we asked them to do. So I think not only at carcasses that you make them in your ear today at Corpus shooting for and go home and contact them consistently say hey we asked you this representative Senator. And you've been doing that. And I promise when the staffs of these representatives and senators start getting calls during the sessions. Say You got. Tim Calls this morning from Followthrough whatever that is the attention that gets action Karen. I have a request. Make make oil eighty dollars a barrel again. Got The hat. That's exactly would be the biggest help all one more quick thing on energy that gap to follow you know you. Don't even the arming. You may think are represented Radic Revenue Landgraf Cinder Sinaga are they all on board in the NHL. But here's why this is your neighbors and friends and relatives that announced San Antonio and other parts of the state. They don't understand that whether you live in the middle of the facts were not all and gas. Ha's effectively contributes to our dated is because it funds schools if ans are Armed University on if our school find if funds are highly on so it doesn't matter where you live Texas oil and gas positive benefits you if you participated this energy capital if you get the talking points and you don't have to worry if you've never been awesome. You're probably a great person. Is You come and we need. We will give you the talking horse will give you the issue the Lee Vines and work with you on that messaging and they need to carry that to your relatives off prostate who can't NBA. Who need apart with you because think about this out. This is your ability to send your children to University of your choice like Any of our good quality schools in stay. This is your ability to provide for your long-term nation challenge is being threatened every day from the misinformation campaigns at Texaco. We monitor about sixty different organizations. Whose mission is to put everyone on this call at your genome. I'm not making this. Their mission is to stop allowing gas and they're not bound by the truth and so it's very important that we in power and we engage. We come together and work local as we. We have the best at orderbook to Char- rod core Shroud Orange Gentleman. I want to remind our members that we are going to be taking questions here in about fifteen minutes. We have a few more questions right now. Just WanNa know gentlemen what is on the horizon for the next legislative session for oil and gas and what are some of the topics that we can expect to hear only affect. We've we've done a good job. Charges done a good job with his organization. Tried since my my three years. I've been honored Beyong tuition to my former legislative friends new there would exactly as John has just expressed very articulately. Imported August is to the state of Texas. Many of our representatives and senators. Were really aware that one third of the retail industry in the state of Texas of the direct or indirect. Guess one out of every ten jobs in the state of Texas all of the rain they fund emergency fund is there for hard times is contributed my own gas that they rely on to Texas differed also look government understand. There's only one bill. The legislature has to pass Bilawal in the neck and go home and that's the budget. The budget is Supreme Court if you whatever you believe in the way it supported by gets the money and WHO. That's what session is about. As I worked as a banker financial I went in and found that forever dollar that the legislature funds the Rim of commission return back to the State of Texas is fifty one box. That's a one dollar return. My message to the legislators was to make them aware that we're able to be Texas in Texas is different Texas the ability to have these mini program support our what's going out archly because gives us on a Gash Latin. No other state in the nation and just to make them aware on. Energie died at any other time that they're able to be legislators along being happy and safe the good thing done large own gaps. Challenge this session is to make them relies in the hard times. We don't need to be left abandoned his own gas industry because this is the of the Texas different and we don't need to let the gas Levinas forced Anne from the legislature. Back a big challenge. And it's going to be impacted right because this industry paid last year over sixteen billion dollars in state and local taxes and stable. These this over forty four million dollars each and every day to fund or fool's funnel roads in the other things itself legislature. Confide in be short that they're going to be sharp because the interact wire that this industry is shown as so finding is going to be a huge issue and that's important Gaza. Their Commission is going to need additional funding based on what the Industry Pays. Anna above beyond it gets spread out to other agencies so funding of this agency is going to be a priority for the industry. We know that as we think about transportation as the legislature last session we wish the governor the Lieutenant Gutter and the ledger particularly German product in German Landgraf for helping to get two hundred fifty million dollars allocated towards rose in the system that run down for safety issues continue funding for text dot so that transportation funding is going to be there to meet the needs of the Permian Basin at all over decks is going to be a big broth. We know that continues to be a legislative now. We had allowed boost water in the gas visits. Were watching legislation there to make certain nothing adverse We know that session. The legislature Main is going to be another big topic of groups have tried to make changes through few sessions on. Guest is actually come up with this. May challenges make start enough to things we don't want a curse litigation in Texas along the landowner ideas would resulted in a that Bad for everyone or the legislation would have slowed down the ability to connect projects thus hurting our state's economy in earning jobs. So we know that will be another topic. Industry is going to come together to help. Find Solutions. Were were optimistic. That we can all come together in a time of crisis life. This actually should work together more than any so domain water transportation funding agency ending big ticket. Items that everyone probably will want Absolutely will generally have a question from one of our members. They have said this. You guys have been through few downturns from the industry in terms of innovation and resilience. That will come out of these. Lean Times should issue done it. S The beauty of America's technology innovative. The people having the guts the willingness to pledge their dollars and a dream to note. Something's on the work. I mean I'm already right now. Got called yesterday. The group of Jenner. They're starting drilling in Corpus. Christi Founded Great. Times of prices arrived the of there so the entrepreneurs is what I have thanked the. That's it I'm you know. Government is not answer to the problem. Is those people get their data Corpus Christi wrapped now drilling homes kusnits employing people at the worst time? I think we've seen lighting lifetime. I guess that's the energy is the American dream. Is Erica October near ship? It's that person's willing to take off the half. What all I get in the ground. That's one of them curse in. That's my that's my vision. That's why I feel as against stockbroker one thing. You always say Oscar chances of this happening in this. I'll tell you the history is one hundred percent of the time. Texans have come back stronger. Better and more technologically advanced more efficient. They they have prior to downturn so hope is to lock on this not just dreaming. It's the facts of this. I think you'll see continued advancements in digital analytics data analytics. You've seen how drums have been used to identify problem. Areas so they can go be fixed quicker more responsibly. Thank you look at people looking ahead you get to the sides more quickly more efficiently and Cypher and looking for ways to come together to do that. I think you'll look at technology using the associated. Gas Onside hacking you catch on that but it or our generation more cost-effectively. These are the types of things and look. Don't do these things. We're not going to be in business and feature because the world will of this is a global commodity is a very competitive environment so technology innovations actual answering examples that we know that work is going on in in any water recycling water reuse of that water these types of things that will make us competitive and will keep people in jobs and we have to make certain commission. General girls been a champion a workforce development and tying. Yonhap can we train this next generation of energy walkers and I think that the narrative we have service on as well. That's your best. Resource are people got contained to find ways to educate them to make certain that of oval to now. So that we can you vantage of the tools and use Gentlemen we have another question from one of our members. Is there a reason the? Us doesn't consume its own energy and set its own prices would prevent market fluctuations created by foreign governments six years ago. Something has happened. A lot of people don't realize as we're no longer importer of energy we've become the number one extra order on planet Earth Energy. The Ellen g facilities a talk was mentioning Builder or coast or originally built as we seedings. Tyson's wanted to go in there in term. Turn the trolley around and turn the weekend extract from there and so what we were positioned as the United States was the number one producer of in becoming a major extra Only Gates and of course this downturn is crippled that as it is everything else but that's the reason to be efficient. I'm in Vernon I'm Erica. I make sure we're taking care of on storage other those issues. Federal Government Mission can work with industry and working at added is ongoing is not just catch. Labs ourselves as you only want Our goal is to open this thing up because the United States has already proven. Were number one in the world and I'm GonNa make a whole of money instead of near Putin and the Saudis making all the money on this stuff our threes to be back American Oil Have Meghan Products Ellen g American around the world and so we will be the sales people for Lower. Mina Kim catch ourselves to take care of our own attacks. Let's differ go in along. Those same is look when all was shredding negative prices here last shocking situation. No one forecast. Why would anyone on? Wti that restraining negatively get back to do it. If you could just use that so I think it really points to the complexity of our finding system. Deputy ladder oils produced more. Gasoline is still what is it. We have too much about now. We have gasoline. So you have to have that. Land Heavy oils allows. Interestingly our data shows that eighty six percent of the Ola refined last year in the United States James Replaces the United States Canada Mexico. And so we are using North American energy to the fullest extent that we can but there has to be a wild. We can't just simply use what we producer. I've been watching this now as policy maker for over twenty five years and I'll always while just convert our Firas Ryan. Just use the old weaker. This year or volley is very expensive. Secondly other products come from different grades of crude. Therefore you have to have lance at finally to the marketing aspect the Ashman cannon still arrest Lockett gotta ship LNG oversees our refined products. We shut millions of barrels of refined products that refined in Texas across the globe. And so it's a big world Aparna example back. Then trump president trump went to the first NATO meeting and he jumped the Chancellor of Germany for doing this with a pack on with blabber putting Russian and he made a big issue just to her face while you pay the enemy for this another people now after he left they stopped pat on Russia. In the reason was president trump new America was a backup expert? King of the world as we're working toward so why Santa this is another irritant. International deals up in the northeast are Bregman in Massachusetts other states up there instead of using neighboring Pennsylvania all while akrons cross are importing about ten percent or so of their natural gas from Vladimir Poo if anything ever just take me off unreal unbelievable that these environmental extremist having issues blender pigs gas instead of good next next Labor natural. Hits you cave Thank you I know. Your time is precious. We are closing in on an hour of wonderful conversation. I cannot thank you enough for your inside and for all that you do I like to close out by asking my guest to tell me something good so in your final parting words. Tell me something good that we can look to in this time well. You're you're spiritually balances as you go through the Valley of Death. You will fear no evil were. There's through we all these promised in scripture in American history in Texas history. There's never been a time when going through the challenge you know making you. Quick wickets uses one happy good more in Texas ingenuity came to power to make the world a different place. Warm Up Near Eastern Canada ranger field was discovered in from ranger field. We sent the largest amount of loan gas over to our troops in world war which were converted from horses to the family during that at the end of the American museum. Own Gas is located in a statement to ranger feeling Texas Heike them for the WII from Texas at win were were one or two. I will poster here. But Winston Churchill as we had little incher in big incher Kilgore Texas since eighty percent of low against our allied forces in world war two in Winston Churchill infamous quote. I will mount role that says we learn a seed of oil from East Texas that was another timely colored generation. Aladin responsible waste generation. We're sitting here today with this challenge at all of a sudden what is good. Lord Guinness the largest discovery oil in history from West Texas and. It's hard to believe those billions of barrels of oil an trillions of cubic natural. Gas that the good. Lord has given us that we're not going to be as responsible in Texas with a good morning gift as we have in the past so I'm totally purge is a bad patch. Were going through. But God gave Texas the opportunity to lead and I think we'll stood up at challenge Close challenged everyone is listening in. Remind you that you can make a difference. You can make a difference in how this industry comes forward and goes for the next few decades in the next three weeks as a matter of fact there's a saying politics that don't have a seat at the table. You become part of the meal and you have to recognize that everything happens in Austin will. There's commission it's at the legislature. If you're not engaged other voices are going to be so. I'd encourage you to participate. Thank you for this Association for. Give us a chance to visit the daycare. So thank you for guiding us through this process in essence these awful questions but be apart of being engaged and we look for is saying it will how you thank you so much. Thank you for sitting at our table today. Final question chairman since you were a grammy nominee. What's your favorite country song to their song. Okay it's what are you going to do my own Tattoo? It's a great song talking about divorce. And the wife has her husband's last name on her tattoo in Hunk. What is your mood to is just a look. Nothing right. I'M GONNA go. I'M GONNA go download it. Listen to it today. Thank you so much gentlemen. It was a pleasure. We really appreciate your time and we cannot thank you enough for all you do. So thanks for being here today. We're going to turn it over to Jason Wolk. Now thank you. The Knicks Today on the second of your thanks to Michigan Christianne Mr Staples We really enjoy hearing about the action. Items that recruit yesterday absolutely during the vote also unanimous in supporting our free market economy in in support each these companies voltage regulator business in response. Market conditions are not be regulated agree wholeheartedly reverence main issues or business. allow succeed in. We've seen that over Texas's great To say few words about what your reinvasion association I climbers has doing this release address. Our forty five members on the line. Busy your officers and board members have been busy over the last several months where you prescribe the strategy documents which you'll to you. Shortly you're a the recently announcement energy one of the items that we cover is our willingness to participate with EXA startled other rate emissions and from hearing about Mr Staples Beatty the Blue Ribbon Task Force and that was in yesterday's To the record generating over the next five or six weeks line glaring here in the great state of Texas. We want to be a part of many organizations initiatives in specifically Riera as you heard Tessa Saturday coming up next worry you will be there in spring supporting net also supporting Texas Willing Gas Association. Good government we five one. Six are very interested in supporting committees such as that will be joining forces there as well as supporting Join Association Trade Initiative. And we're excited about at Roster. GonNa follow takes his lead in several areas such as writing insurance for our members and the June meeting. You'll hear from Dan. Epic good As launched at Initiative. We also have a safety grand initiatives to improve training tracking an transparency. Three keys there. As companies comply with the Afar romantic five operator off occasions and routing process does not replace those but simply improve those and that will also provide a revenue stream your East were excited about that initiative. What else have we been doing over? The last couple of months as downturn occurred in our industry with an act with the ashes of Saudi and Russia. We've contributed over thirteen thousand dollars to the community of five different organizations that are providing p. e. area hospitals and clinics were riding meals to first responders in healthcare workers. The organizations that are active in the community in supporting those less fortunate salads. We also two weeks ago in support of Earth Day it twenty five hundred dollars to the EDESSA beautiful battle ONC- three and twenty five hundred dollars to keep rhythm beautiful although we couldn't go out and join them in activities this year. We hope that is not as turn order to summer into fall will continue to support US organizations as they take care of our community. Finally we're in the process of reviewing eight scholarship applications for stem students who are pursuing degrees in the gas industry. As well as five grant proposals that have come to us through area Universities will be giving out over one hundred thousand dollars in combination of this ship request in in grant proposals. Your officers were members are reviewing those over. The next couple of weeks will ask for June on how that went in Were finally I'm the end with southen passage gun just GonNa Echo or outstanding guest remarks earlier in that is were a tremendous family of tremendous workers in this will and gas industry and we don't know which and we don't know fail and we don't know no so we are going to make this engine run again stronger than ever and as rice blow comes back up encouraged to see that in part. I am sure because of the activities of the road mission yesterday as we see that in the mid twenties headed towards the Mid Thirties and Louis into the forties again in the next three to six months. I'm excited to help joining this. I'm really excited L. Joining this improvement in our industry and to see our coasts game back were and to see that success that we've enjoyed for so many years here in the great state of Texas so again thank you very much. Thanks for allowing me. A few minutes to speak about our association of the Great Work that we have in. Our Future. And y'all have Redmond saying thank you so much have a good day gentlemen. Bye Bye thank you. Hi Everybody Alex here with the events on deck so obviously we are in unprecedented times right now and have been unable to carry out last couple of happy hours that we had scheduled for last month. We have chosen to delay them and will continue to update you. On when exactly we will be able. To have those events again obviously. We're following along the recommended guidelines of the CDC in the World Health Organization. So we're really looking forward to seeing you and we're hoping that these events are going to happen sooner rather than later but for now stay tuned and we will keep you posted on those states also just want to say thank you to everyone for continuing to listen to oil and gas global network. We are fortunate to Artie. Has Been Virtual Company before the corona virus and all these issues started plaguing various countries. And we just WanNa continue bringing you guys the best information and to the best of our ability. Keep you informed especially while everyone is at home or at least most more people than ever before our at home so we just would like to thank you for continuing to tune in and continuing to listen and we hope that everyone is staying safe and we wish everyone the best and thanks again tune in next week for another episode of Permian Perspective it production of the oil and gas global network learn more at www dot org G. N. dot com.

Texas US Todd staples president chairman Texas Oil and Gas Association Commissioner West Texas Texas Railroad Commission Railroad Commission Permian Basin legislature Grammy Award America East Texas producer
Tally Energy Services on Permian Perspective  PP053

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Tally Energy Services on Permian Perspective PP053

"The Permian Basin is an abundant oil and gas producing area. Already one of the world's leading oil producing regions the area in West Texas and southeastern New Mexico could nearly double crude oil production by the year twenty, twenty three. But who are the leaders behind this economic powerhouse and what is their story? This is Permian perspective I'm your host Krista s skinny. Sponsored by Baker, Hughes who recently launched a new and reimagined Baker Hughes Brand as an energy technology company, they strive to make energy safer cleaner in more efficient for people on the planet. Allow everyone. Welcome to this week's episode per perspective. So nice to be spending time with you as always and I just WanNa thank you for listening and your car and your office during your workout. You, are I'm actually sitting in my office in Midland Texas today joining us via Zen caster is the executive sales manager John Hammond. He is the executive sales manager for drilling services at Tally Energy Services John Thanks for joining us today summer of beer. We'll thank you so much. We're going to get her interview in just a second before we do smog WanNa. Thank everyone who has been cheering our podcast with friends and family and colleagues. We've received such nice emails from listeners all over the world and of course, right? Here in the Permian Basin and I really appreciate each and every one of you and especially those who stop by give that five star review on Itunes we love seeing those but most importantly, I'm just grateful that you appreciate the information and that you're listening and learning each week just like I am. So thank you for doing that or John Hammon is joining us today. Have you been doing? Oh, it's been great. You know really join the new styles and fashions with with face masks. These days is that it's been fun. It's definitely different times different times. Yes Unusual area yes, and the thing is we're all going through this together. We're all here for each other and I and I think that's what I love about the podcast is is that we're getting to hear how how people are transitioning during this time. So I wait to hear your story with tally energy services, but I tell us how did you get into the oil and gas business autopacific question I studied engineering in college I served my career with slumber J. I guess really the primary reason why I gotta go visit it's offered the opportunity to travel. The world a little bit. So I started my career slow Jane worked in. About four years was great experienced, tremendous opportunity the exposure to Scotland. In particular within when you're in your, you realize how much times just on a personal level was recalled travel well, transitions Brazil were an offer projects offer Zil, Internet, for about three years. Came back to the US at into consulting in software development efforts in entrepreneurial neural projects that GonNa found me your new talent organization. That's just it's. A lot of fun you meet all very interesting from all of the world is probably the most international business that I can think of I was finding the also people are are always salt of the earth in. There is a great great career choice for me out for sure despite all the channels revisit this year resilience is run industry for people and I always find that our experiences really helped. You know give us that different perspective in you have really received that by going International Brooke has that been like because you're now? In Houston and of course, doing business here in the Permian. Sure things are a little bit different than maybe being in Scotland. But that experience I'm sure has helped today tell us a little bit about how that has shaped you to be where you are in your career. Well, the word used his perspective I think it's a tremendous opportunity to get to meet lots of different people travel replaces, but also see that while food navy different than the you know the terrain, the geography be different. There's really so much more similar battles that. It makes you feel understand we're all really kind of this the other goals, similar attentions whether you're in the freezing cold haughtily, rain of Scotland, the hot dusty windstorm of a There's sort of unifying things you see across everyone you meet in Economic Asia an interesting perspective keep things if you'll be Zindler outsing absolutely. So then you switched, you said into more into a consulting and entrepreneurial position and that Brady to tally talk a little bit about what tally is doing and how it's making willing gas businesses thrive for also debris question up to talk about what we do. Tally Energy is integrated oilfield. Services Company. So we have we offer technology services across the drilling space, which is where I were completion space as well as production. So it's a tally is busy was created on the acquisition of eleven companies of last few years. So really fantastic technology France. For example, drilling the drill services business where our all time we are off our flagship is premier directional drilling which. Stabbed rain drilled several thousand wells the base over the last few years, and is a great flagship business force withdrew inside the Talian how I came joint. Allen. Was Me along with the are this offer company called Dynasty? The does you three D. operations really real operations or GIO. Syrian well-placed wins during opposition and so kind of Italian idea. Would be to repair established successful brand businesses with cool technology hopefully when you combine the two together. What, what's expression? The whole is greater than the sum of the parts around of what we know what we're trying to do it in a lot of what's the hotel are tallied focuses we want to help our make that wells and so let's providing. The operators with the right speed the right size, the right priced technology purpose in the premiums. For example, the kind of market the we want to service the customers that we try to tailor our offerings round and it's a it's been a great learning strange to me. I was listening to your other podcast, the guy named comments of. The smartest guy in the room? You're in the wrong room. That's that's never problem for me. I'm never in the wrong room. So it's been reopened learn a lot about you know the drilling business in general and just how he's done in the Bermuda in it's really kind of awe-inspiring you. In with scale out things of progress in changing proved in the times in the speed was operations happens much faster efficient or visiting got is really quite staggering. I love that analogy John, I'm never in the wrong room either some. Technology because technology has changed so much sure since you when you first got into oil and gas with slumber J. Tim now, how has technology really helped? Inch aged benefited your customers now with tally and with with drilling with everything how I mean how how do you see it benefiting customers? Well, this is an interesting question. It's an interesting thing about perspective you know what was working for slumber J. was. There was a hundred thousand employees. It was enormous being of the company and it still is of it was extremely large then in. At a huge amount of RND development budgets in the way that they went after markets what I think as technology advances my personal theory is technological advances really kind of help democratize opportunities for people who are willing to put an effort putting the work and so. We can with our company if we don't necessarily have the billion dollar are but we have burst mark B we developed in improving enhance erade onto the work trying to drive that performances in in be competitive in operate it much more for a much lower cost of acquisition costs of exposure to really cruel technologies, and so we don't want to over engineer things, but we always wanted to prove things in iterating and we have to call the virtuous. Circle of continuous improvement where you're you said a plan, you communicate that plan you act on the plane, and then you've got review the your performance against it and always trying to make those small incremental improvements whether it's technology or processor training development people. Those are extremely important things to, and so I feel like it's just we made couldn't done this. You know twenty years ago but through the development of of new down hole technology within DVD motor-manufacturing polymers and the. Rubber, in the are the most of us all things Kinda come together to allow us to deliver performances really really breathtaking given the circumstance giving up. Some what have. Learned working here in West Texas and drilling that you know maybe maybe surprised you coming into this market, is there anything that is made different for some of it may hasn't been here to the Permian well, I'll tell you that I I remember it as clear as yesterday. The first time I would midland was about eight years ago and I flew in from Houston and I got off the airplane was in my car driving from the airport hotel when there was three drilling rigs lit up. On the side of the highway thought is the cruelest thing I've ever seen because normally in my in my previous field experience was universal for long journey where the GONNA helicoptering off offshore to a rib but just didn't have the the immediate exposure to to the actual drilling operations. I. Was that just the for me is a fantastic thing. was on the Great Place Right? I. Know It is kind of shocking when literally there is a regular backyard. So it is it is so cool and I think. Doing here in West Texas, it may be similar to other places in the world, but there's something special about West Texans, and then that is the people for sure and just the willingness for everyone to help each other out what kind of help would you or or advice would you give someone that may be is about to start a business here in West Texas? Maybe just moved here. What advice would you give to them? I would tell you you're absolutely writing the people were sexist fantastic folks. There's a willingness to help. There's a friendliness in a in a warmth. I can't think of time where I've had a uncomfortable conversation with a stranger in West Texas they're just really friendly people and there is a certain amount of length of heritage in there's like a cultural history of these families and businesses and entrepreneurs. Bits and I think you get the reputation. Sufficient happiness is a very entrepreneurial place. There's lots of people see a problem see an opportunity they wanna you'll start company in in address. And grow as a result of this. It's just. A lot of parallels between American, entrepreneurism frontier mentality still mathis itself in in West Texas because it can be a challenging place. It's hardy. It's the hardest place to live in candy. It's. Like now challenging market sued Near respected about XS and I think that there's also the. Field is we have not yet succumbed with the demand for credential ISM and you know you have to have a fancy degree in a fancy pedigree is if you have brains if you have. To work hard willing to. These up in the dirty go efforts. There are a ton of opportunities still exist in oil field athlete particularly in Texas absolutely what have you found to be the most challenging thing about what we've been going through as an industry in oil and gas during this? For me, it's just the level of uncertainty. That the difficulty the plan on what do we expect the future to to look like what's the demand effect of the COVID? From the fact that we're. Home, it would not fly on airplanes were not. Not, using energy in the same way that he had asked not interacting with people is doing about in the past and there's a lot of uncertainty as to how long it's GonNa go on what what what does the new normal look like? We make plans out of reach, make investments in physician ourselves to be. Strong and healthy going forward I think. Sometimes we get told that shouldn't wear masks in should wear masks, and then there's always difference with mixed messages that. Feed into an underlying level of uncertainty about the future I think is, is probably the thing that it's ours everybody. Say That you can suffer anything if you know exactly when it's going to end. The indeterminate nature things what makes it a lot art up to to work through? That is so true that really is right now we just don't know when it's going to end. We're all hoping soon we just don't know. Is there one thing like one tool that you've used during this time or whether it's a business tool or or otherwise that is really kind of helped you with your team members to keep you wall on-track because if You or anything anybody anything like me I should say, sometimes it's easy for your mind start to wander during the day, and then you have to get back on track the InFocus because there is so much uncertainty. So is any one tool that has help oriented Funny but it's shameless plug for Microsoft I. Think we we been expanding our users Microsoft teams over. And have found it to be like our. A good way because we've got on mining got people that were people in West Texas with. That south Texas Houston, so we're of spread around and so it's a great tool for us to. Keep negated share files, share information, and work collaboratively, and then we have weekly meetings as group at long meetings regular basis as well. Just you know keeping communication in, it's funny big the difference between a phone call and I originally grown to appreciate since I also all the Webcam but there is something nice about seeing some woods face when you speak to them. Is never going to be the same as in person meeting, but there is something nice about being That kind of helps approximate you know. We're used to. I think that's been a really good thing for us on reduced to kind of keep your body Luke gets Kinda chat ribs and things that can go on a new your own smashing I couldn't agree more. There is definitely something to you know to see someone in and to see their expansion, and that's why usually I do my podcast in person but today we're having to via's. Time it it still nice apple take a phone call or ABC. Cam Or facetime over a an email or text any day just because it's so nice to hear someone's voice right and. To, feel that connection. So I love that I. Think it's a great plug for Microsoft's. Based on that to save your check writing were were. Customers. Won't take a chapter from what we will. CHECK THE ENDORSE I used to say that you know a face to face meeting is worth ten phone calls in a phone. Call is worth tennis. You know in the sort of like the efficiency negation how much you can get packed into what's communicated between people. We travel we get on our planes. We travel long distances sometimes for. Know an hour or two faced facing are actually because it actually is a more efficient way to communicate general, and so I think using webcams things occur situations is the best approximation for something like that. I could not agree more. What is the one thing that you want our listeners to know about tally and what your goals are for the future during you know not just during these answer times but you know what is your goal in general for your customers at tally energy services what it's in our timeline we are we we save all time. We we sit. We think about it all the time we begged into whether one out for us make their wells I think. Today's in the uncertain future market I think that's where we're GONNA BE IN Sounds kind of trivial, but it's so much baked into that that mentality, which is you know how do we? Work more efficiently. Had We. Extract willing to ask more efficiently. OUTTA weeds you know. Given the certainly this front of us the more efficient yet the better we can make the work that we do count. The better will be insulated and protected from from the variability in the uncertain future things. So from a kind of. Technical operational standpoint you know we believe in. What we do helps our customers mega wells on. Ways of you do that as we believe in, you know cross-disciplinary team. So correcting downloads, communication styles of exists organizations whether it's between the you know a very famous and long-standing traditional and gases these competition between the drillers and geologists men how? Friendly. This vinas sometimes it's the more important than who knows what they're doing more or who complains about the other hand more strongly. And then awful. Lot of stealing the drilling guys were completion guys you know all those kind of. Friendly, but maybe not always certainly a opportunities for gravitation technologies and services that bridge those gaps so that and we will observe whenever we do that. Well, it really does unlock lot value in really helps our customers away. So those things kind of get us the most sinus able to really do those kind of crosses Larry multi technology configurations that yields Lou insight or help reduce the cost or in glimmered ways those kinds of things that are we that's what gives us jazz up. Excited really kind of central to the the tally energy. Business thesis analogous specifically where group that I work with on a day-to-day basis the guys premier directional among best ritual ruling service companies, Americans Day. I think it's I. Think. Two? Thousand cloudy or forty nine wells been operating there since twenty twelve in an advocate of experience. A lot of really good customers that we appreciate a Latin and enjoy work from that we learned from and that we. The appreciate our. Suggestions for proves authorizations and things, and and also the thing that the that I would say is that we care about our community to give them our people were big supporters of the oilfield I disagree organization been a a big become foster those guys for a long time we Ganda goes their signal and helps or your their their fundraising efforts. Visits is really really good program and effort It can suit it fits with our corporate Italian of YOU WANNA be want to be helpful and supportive of the. Community in general absolutely. Okay. It's time to get personal. This is the Barbara. Tell us John what is your favorite Boker podcast that you're listening to my favorite book? Well as funny. So my favorite book of All Times is the alchemist the by pollock William it's just. Right now it's a great book. I make my kids read it. You know give gifts a lot. You know something silly. It's. It's a great book for me in the less the I don't want to spoil it for you if you're not too far into but there's a great lesson about the boy who goes to is fan world and vice about. How to pay attention to the spoon, but also the oil in this boom also don't miss all the wonders Rogers. Is One of those you know outer. Zen Be mindful of the details, but also keeping perspective on the bigger picture and the beauty that the s offer. That kind of resonates with me a lot a reluctance story, and also just the the notion that she wants of the net enough. If you will work hard enough for it, you know the whole universities fires help you get it. I really liked unit and that's a it's a kind of A. Cool Way to think about the world into thinking about your efforts in focus your mind on your was care about was trying to try to achieve. Yes. I love that I'm so excited to finish it I'm about halfway through my my son who is an avid reader he's in in college be a a junior this year in college there in Houston actually rice and. Said I said what book one book do I need to read this summer and he told me the alchemist and so I'm Lebanon it's a great book. So thanks for suggesting that and not spoil the ending for. was. The other one that I read recently, which is great more. Business in sales marketing is. Similar name interesting enough. It's called alchemy in. The Garden of choose relook at upside. The also the the proper credits, but essentially, it's a book written by. Sort of human behavioral scientists. WHO's also advertising executive at the big firm in the UK and he tells his. Business examples of how will we think we will we say that we want customers and where we actually want very often her are completely different and they're like, well, we we actually want in our minds that we use our logic intellect try to justify it. But like the reason why we actually choose something over nothing really not based on logic very often at all, it's it's really. Cumulus something else in our in our human software which the in one of the examiners it gives if people are waiting for an airplane were train or or bus understanding, we think it will want as a train that comes on time or airplane is never late. We're actually really want is to understand how long do we have to wait the there uncertainty the how long have to wait for League for situation stabilized same thing if you're the big difference between being told that your flight is delayed or your flight is delayed, ninety minutes is an enormous difference in your sort of satisfaction is a customer and you're feeling about your your upcoming flight because you're giving. These sunken restaurant than you consider, plan your life. If you just have this sort of in indefinite glades, you just suffered all the time and so they did experiment where people who were told how the delay would be actually had half the wait time as the Hebrew words one review will be waiting ninety minutes. The other people reveal were told to wait at all urge is GONNA delay. We're giving a specific time espy for how long they weights and in the experiment they only waited forty five minutes but the people who had to wait ninety minutes or much happier much more satisfied with their child's feelings because they've been given an estimate, it was much longer delay twice. But it didn't affect their peace of mind or their sense of the quality of the journey because yesterday. was accurate in other the other group were determinedly waiting for five minutes. Like a really interesting insight through look into al-Qaeda's thing about things on your from a sales for service standpoint how can we use that information and make sure we're communicating where s worse? Helps ease that no sense Yes that is so true. We'll thank you for those suggestions to great books. I hope everyone gets chance to read them and thank you for sharing that. What about the most important lesson you've learned in life The most were less learn life is you have to tell the truth and you have to own up to it. When you make a mistake, I was a young field engineer and I made a big mistake and was very error in I had two options I could sort of tried to defuse the blame or pointing or somewhere, and just inanimate is L. Mattos. nope not through this. Is really my fault. I, should have been prevented isn't. My fault in I found out I kind of found out after the fact that that was the stunning response that people are not expected to hear from from from you'll feel is near and that it actually was the the only thing that prevented me from getting fired for my for my big mistake owned up to tonight. Hilma look this this much group I own. Rights and that was. It was a very lucky experienced related to be young up twenty, four, twenty, five years old in to learn that lesson see the impact and value of integrity in. Owning. Up to mistakes and that was a that served me. Well, concert have made lots of mistakes and also. As is the is the most important ethic also supposed to implies like what sexist were your word matters mutation matters huge amount. So Notre people with respect being honest about. When you're screwed up in your what you need to fix it is not unanimous mistakes, and so I think that kind of mentality is appreciated certainly places like army. Respects reputation kind of honor goes still still matter is still count in good wet on I think that's such a great point to make because we all make mistakes and if not, then you really are you know, are you really in there or you in the arena because you're GonNa make mistakes and I think owning up to them is so key in. and. What a great lesson the learn at such a young age of twenty four to to go. You know what? We're all GONNA make mistakes and they're gonNA really appreciate the honesty rather than the cover up in. So I think that is just a fantastic lesson to share and to know that it's okay. You'RE GONNA make mistakes minutes. Okay. That's how we learn. Elvis Michael Jordan Wayne, risky One of those guys I think it was said coach Y'all Miss Hundred Senators shots you don't take out Michael Jordan guest. I love doing right. So you. Pick. Shots for them when you miss. Handle. That situation with with integrity and honesty you'll probably be just fine. Absolutely will speaking, I, love quotes. So what is your favorite pok? Okay. So it's it's the coolest on my Lincoln headers while is it probably is my favorite time in its by Eisenhower. I think when he was still general in World War. Two and he said in his experience battle plans are useless. The battle planning is indispensable and it's one of those things i. feel like sort of wisdom jeans you can pack in a huge amount of useful information to a few words in it's what he says is so true is it not? So seldom do our plans go exactly as we thought they would. So you could have the the notion that we don't need to spend some planning but the reality is that going through the planning process allows you to think about different things and win those variations in in the plane happened you're better prepared to deal with them to adjust the pitted and come out still successful even if it doesn't go exactly how you you drew it up on the playbook. That's a big measles planning preparation whether you call you digitalising success were pining for success, but also going to those processes that are processes, Veggie for whenever things go awry, and that might my husband and I always tell our kids to write it down in Pensacola because sometimes at a racer comes in handy. Because the clan. And then you just Yet. I know your kids Golfer by golf. pensyl-. threat. Next question. This is just in general. What are you looking forward to the most right now? Oh, man to like hang out with. People that I might my friends family coworkers in a group in a way that we're not like paranoid that we can't shake hands that we have to. Stand socially. I would I would love to be plays. Were you go back to the? Comfort level of people in in person not just on the selfish Will tell me something good. What's what's happening in your life? Tell me something good. Let's see. My son is thirteen Lacrosse player and they won the championship determined last week in and at the very end of the championship game. Coast matching. Four to three and the other team was coming down the field to your threatening to score in someplace defense, and he made an interception and. Ran The ball downfield around the clock. In this dramatic, an championship game type fashioned is predicting tangled. That's awesome. Congratulations. Getting way I know if you like. Your kids play their sports and there's It's fun to see them do what they love to do and how exciting ending that is that is awesome. Congressional Elections Shot Using House. Finally is there anything that maybe we haven't touched on today that you really were hoping to our listeners would get to know either about you or about tally that you wanNA share I guess. Very simple level. Are. Drilling Services. Businesses we invested ten million dollars to our disabilities. Last year, we had a really world facility a headquarters Houston where we do all our maintenance. And Service and manufacturing for are really drink. Women are are super high quality. Mud voters are blisteringly fast systems maintain manufacturer Still Houston is really beautiful and unfortunately we can't we get invited person to do jurors like used to, but we have done a very cool three d virtual rendition of the shop and would love to be able to do A. Teams goal where we can walk it through reversal of facility and kind of show you what we're all about and so only perhaps demonstrate Arkham. Equality are to building good equipment and then obser- service deliveries has been really exceptional. Laden were just want to be as useful as we can't choose many people who are still operating in these times. ANTASTIC. Well, thank you. So much for sharing today I've really enjoyed our conversation and learning more about what you do with your company and just I appreciate all the words of wisdom you shared as well. How can people get a hold of you if they would like to talk to you further while Lincoln's spot you're always trying to in this sort of Danish, raise our digital profile. Are Digital Pretty might say so you can you can find new premier directional drilling DOT COM. We could find his tally energy dot com where you can find on the link Dan. We already put posts out there sometimes refining sometimes you're technical, but we try to be offering content as much as we can to free to reach out to me in in Anne's. Leaped in or orients meeting mail at John Dot, ammend, tally, energy, dot, com wonderful on. We will definitely post those links in our show notes Sean. Thank you so much for sharing with us today. We appreciate you wish you the best during these times and beyond, and just hope to see you here in the Permian soon so I can forgive can't wait to the mid Olympics much don ruins or the Christopher shoot. Thank you. It's now time to announce today's community MVP and our MVP this week or my good friends Natalie and cargyll. They recently made a major donation the cargo charitable foundation just donated one hundred thousand dollars to the West Texas Food Bank. The car are so kind in their donation and just an amazing couple Ed just love Natalie to pieces and their hearts are just so giving. So congratulations to the foundation for being able to help so many people this is just fantastic for those of you who know the West Texas, food? Bank. They've been feeding families in Odessa Midland and the entire West Texas area for more than thirty five years. They are the largest nonprofit nongovernmental hunger relief organization in the Permian and they are proud to distribute in donate purchase food to children, families, seniors with the help of more than eighty partner agencies, and of course, this one, hundred, thousand dollar donation from the car gals is truly amazing if you know someone who needs help feeding their family or if you're looking to donate to a wonderful organization here in West Texas please visit. W. T. X. Foodbank. Dot Org. Well, that concludes this week's Permian. Perspective the story behind the oil and gas leaders in the Permian Basin a very special. Thank you to. Baker. Hughes for sponsoring. Permian. Perspective. We can do it without them. We appreciate them and all they're doing here in West Texas. So remember my mottos dream big believe in yourself and never give up you make it a great day. Hey. 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Water Standard on Permian Perspective- PP035

Permian Perspective Podcast

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Water Standard on Permian Perspective- PP035

"The Permian Basin is an abundant oil and gas producing area already one of the world's leading oil producing regions the area in West Texas and southeastern New Mexico could nearly double crude oil production by the year. Twenty twenty three but who are the leaders behind this economic powerhouse and what is their story. This is permian perspective. I'm your host Krista as skinny. Today's show oh a sponsored by Baker Hughes who recently launched a new and reimagined Baker Hughes brand as an energy technology company. They're striving to make energy safer cleaner and more efficient for people in the planet. Hello everyone welcome to this week's episode. I'm sitting here today in Midland Texas with Dwayne divall the Vice President Gordon of global sales for Water Standard and Buddy Boyce in the technology and engineering director for water standard. Gentlemen thank you so much for being here today. Thank you glad to be here. You're welcome thanks for having us so excited to hear more about water standard and what you're doing here in west Texas and beyond so looking forward to our conversation but first before we begin I want i WanNa thank everyone who has shared our podcast with friends and family and colleagues we have listeners all over the world and of course right here in the basin. Hi Friends I really appreciate each and every one of you and feel free to leave a review when you stop by just like Gina did. This is what Gina had to say a special thanks to Gina. Who left this five star review on? Itunes she said the the first thing that stood out to me about this podcast is Christopher voice. I could listen to it all day. Thank you Gina. That's so sweet her guests fascinating and I've learned something from each and every one of them that I can implement in my industry. She puts to bed the myth that there's nothing to do around here. You can't help but be energized and inspired after listening to this podcast. Thank you so much gina for those kind words. I am super energized and inspired after hearing that so thank you if you would like to leave review please do so on itunes all right hi. We're ready to begin here we go. Thanks again Dwayne and Buddy for joining us today. First of all. Just tell us how you got started in the oil and gas industry. Sure I'm Chemical engineer by trade but up been doing sales for twenty five years so I really kind of started out in the refining and PETROCHEM industry for nine nine years and and then just wanted to make a change and so I went into the upstream business and since really since they started in in water and the upstream business of water treatment and really love it and always always have and so you know for me kind of looking at it from the all gas production side as well as the environmental side. So for me. It's just I wanted to stick with. I've been doing for the the last twelve thirteen years. Fantastic and betty. How about you? My Dad had a business. It did produce water disposal in Wyoming and so as a kid I ended up working with him alive and working through the summers. And then you know all the way through college and just kind of happened naturally wonderful. So let's talk a little bit about water standard and what water standard does and how long they've been in business yeah. Water Standard has been a business over ten years. Honestly a couple of different business models. But really I would say in your buddy but it was kind of at the start and with water standard but really. It's a kind of a comprehensive water treatment company me water standard started out with looking at desalination the nation projects worldwide in Alpha ships basically said desalination systems on chips for seawater and then moved into enhanced oil recovery in recovery recovery in chemical enhanced oil recovery and then in two thousand sixteen water standard bought a company called monarch separators which is a forty five to fifty year old company in Houston that has as a fabrication shop that has built fabricated water treatment equipment since it started. So you know it's interesting marriage of different technologies what we call kind of one side advanced treatment versus conventional produce water treatment equipment so we look at it as a sort of a fully integrated company that that really does any type of water treatment project and of course in the oil and gas industry water is a necessity and becoming bigger and bigger picture. How has that really changed over the past few years? How have you seen water? Play a bigger role sure especially here in the basin right so this is taken on even more important. The biggest change I've seen in my career with water. Is it going from purely. What's looked at his away way? String right offshore. It's go overboard. MEET THE MINIMUM SPEC to go overboard where now you know what we're saying is because of the fact that it has to be used in production you know in the in fracking operations that it's gone from a waste stream to a value stream that people are looking at water as a you know A. Let's say say something. Something helps generate revenue versus something. That's just a cost center so that to me has been the biggest change over. Let's say the last ten to fifteen years in the water business and you know honestly there's so many places now that have scarcity of water resources freshwater resources that I think you're gonNA see more and more of that right where we're going to have to treat more more water it and put it back in. That's really our mission. Water Standard Buddy will go into this as well but you know our mission. Is We look at everything as you know comprehensively right we're taking water out of the you know the ecosystem you know we'd like to do is put that back in and make the balance right and so to me. That's it's going that direction. It slow to get their especially oil and gas because the industry itself obviously has been doing things a long time. But you see that shift happening that to me has been a big change in in my career. Let's talk about that buddy about about the mission and what you're seeing. What has been the biggest changes that you've seen over the past few years? Yes so looking at it from my perspective. I've seen a whole bunch. Chat Tech -nology providers become active in the market. And that's given us a ability to do a whole range of different things with the water where the water's no longer really really ally ability so much as an asset or project enabling Marie source that's available and as we start seeing that technology come out you know when dwelling talks about bringing special technologies into the industry for me. Personally I see taking a step place where instead of doing disposal so you know as a long term strategy and certainly not anything that's happening immediately but we're GONNA start. Seeing people really bring that water back into the environment through agricultural reuse and crop watering or through direct discharges to rivers and lakes were able to make that water into something that's really valuable the -able and on the other side as we bring these other technologies and we're also seeing the price of produced water disposal and re-use go down and so from my perspective. I think that that's how the industry's changing in the old days you you might try different kinds of disposal because there just wasn't any ability to do deep well disposal so especially in Wyoming where I'm from the disposal. Wells were relatively expensive because of how deep they had to be drilled. And I wouldn't you start looking at nowadays as you know. We basically overcome that to the point where we're able to create a really clean water resource for people who are considering even using it for just water offsets Frac Water and from my perspective. I guess that holistic picture to use a really used term is that were offset and freshwater demands with with water that used to be considered a waste stream and really happy about that right because economic. It's good environment. It's good and that's the goal role I mean as a business owner. That's what everybody is hoping for right. Is this business something that you see changing a lot in the next ten years because looking back at what has happened the past ten years or do you feel like we've got something good now this is it. No I definitely see it. Continuing that trend in the reason being is that we're using more and more water all the Tom So as long as productions pubescent especially domestically right and you know we always hear the terms energy independence and we want to be able to produce here in the united. It's date and there's obviously a lot of resources there and the technology is caught up and now we're able to do that however the downside of that is we use more and more water all the time and we're producing more and more water all the time so. It's hard for me to see that you know that that trend is going to change. I think it's only gonNA become greater and I think because of a a lack of resources in some areas. We're really going to have to as buddy said we're really going to have to look at different technologies and I do think that companies whether that be through the regulatory regime via the government but I think the companies themselves as well are going to move in that direction as to what. What can we do to make this? Sustainable right nobody wants to see something going forward. It's not sustainable right. So I think that trend's GONNA continue. How fast you know that? That's the question probably but you know for me. I definitely see it moving that direction. Let's talk a little bit about the Permian in shale water management and the hidden costs associated with it. What do you see that those here in West Texas can do to need help with that from my perspective? One of the biggest things that I've seen as there's huge variations in the water that's bringing being brought to treatment plants or just in the way that you're operating those facilities water quality changes lot. There might be a lot of oil in the water and then at times there might be none and when we look at how that affects the treatment the process you know even something as simple as ozone infiltration is subject to these upsets where he might see really high hydrogen sulfide. Oh fighter you might see really high higher levels just make the water quality. That's being produced. Be More difficult to treat. I Dunno Dwayne de of anything. You WanNa ed to woodhams. No I agree I agree what about where we are located because it seems like we are definitely in the desert for those of we haven't been in west Texas. We're out here in the middle of nowhere right. Does that bring on different challenges. That say maybe some of the other shells so for me getting back to when you start seeing that range of variability the ability you know. The desert definitely has higher ranges of temperatures in those can kind of affect the way that you're treating as the water variability changes ally. It can be difficult to achieve your treatment goals for us when we were talking about the underlying economics of treatment. We've seen in the experiences that we've had as at UB unpaid to dispose of water and the times when you not able to treat that water to a standard that's acceptable for whatever and use. It was gonNA have either. You'RE GONNA end up paying for the disposal or more likely you're going to end up shutting down your facility in order to be able to get everything back online so that you can due treatment to the levels say you know promised or guaranteed and when you do that most those shutdowns and having a bigger impact even than the selection election of the technology you know if if you look at the cost of treatment the cost of downtime or even bigger and so be able to guarantee treatment across a wider range. You know along the very ability and water quality that we're talking about you can take a plant and make it from completely economically unfeasible able to something that's GonNa be a big revenue maker and I guess that's one of the things that I'm seeing you know especially related to out here in the Permian. There's just such a large volume of water available when we start looking at funding these projects really based on large volumes of water. And when he can't achieve that when you you can't get that much water through your facility up really missing out on a lot of money they could be making. Yes I think one of the challenges here as well on supposed. Let's say offshore everywhere in the Gulf of Mexico has the same outlet specification. Here every company might be different every single locale might be different. The water quality coming in obviously obviously depending on exactly where yet might be different but different companies have different specs for what they WANNA do in the FRAC right. So it's let's say there's a lot of variables here here there may be you'll elsewhere so there's talk right now and there's a if you will kind of it's gaining momentum and to try to come up with sort of a universal specification but again it's very difficult difficult because every company has their own unique characteristics. They're looking for when they reuse water right so it's definitely one of the challenges that you have to work through here. Thank in Armenian Mian and some of the other domestic shale place. I'm glad you mentioned that. Because everybody's needs are different. If you could give me a little Frac One oh one what is it that makes your water services services different than maybe another competitors. We've looked at treating produced water to do a lot of different things with it. You know because we have this global presence since because we've been involved in projects that are offshore and onshore were not just CNN onshore solution and some of the stuff that we've looked at doing doing with produced waters on really large projects you know combining them in front of sulfate removal system and having to treat them with Nanno filtration. We see the ranges of what's possible for the produced water. Obviously there's a cost that's incurred for treating the water further and we've been very active in onshore ensure markets especially around the shale plays. And we've seen that you know market for water to offset water for hydraulic fracturing is really very a small in comparison offsetting some of those regulations and stuff on our big water flooding projects and because of that because we've had to deal with with that right wide range of treatment. I think you know it really allows us to look at a solution is right for whatever people are trying to do. What the water you know whether it's running cooling towers ours are discharging? The river discharging treated produced water to a river in Colorado. You know we've seen was possible. And I think I guess that that's the biggest differentiator were not just selling one technology that treats to certain level. Yeah I'll just add. We look in water. We look at a system sort of as a box right if we can identify. What's coming in if we can look water quality analysis? You tell us what you need on the outlet and then we will go in and kind of look at its gain holistically and say this is the most cost effective way in the best technology fit for your application so we try not to look at. Thanks as even though we have products we try not to look at AS Roma pull this product off the shelf. And give it to you. Gotcha we want a one size that no we want to take a look at the inlet. We WanNa see which you need on the AL and we want to put a do a cost benefit analysis. And do what's right for you. You can't just turn on the garden hose and just start going and again. It goes to buddies comment about the range. Water qualities in right in the different specs and the different needs of each customer. So that's the way we approach which is from kind of a holistic view. I love that that is great. Let's talk about the regular. You mentioned. Regulations are there any new regulations. That may be those of us here in the basin need to be aware of that. Have maybe changed recently. Yeah here on not an. There's a lot of talk right and go to enough enough conferences. You see a lot of different discussions and you don't know exactly what's going to happen tomorrow but I think one thing that we're we're going to say more and more you know Texas going to be it's going to be the last place is to do it and don't we'll never get away from disposal wells right. There's too many of them. You have to have that capacity as well. There's too much difference between what's actually needed for completion. Relations in fracking versus. What happened was produced? So there's always gonna be that Delta if you will but you know we've seen in other areas I think that it's just going to become more and more challenging being in difficult to to build deputies right so whether it's here in just west taxes again. That's not going to go away anytime soon. Have to have it but you you know everybody knows what you've just crossed the border in New Mexico you cross the border into Colorado and it's a completely different regulatory regime Oklahoma. So I think that as we move four. I think we're going to be saying more and more of that whether it's the fact that you can build no more debbie days in certain areas or be seismic activity. You name it. There's all these there's all this inertia sure right now kind of moving in that direction. I don't think it's going to happen immediately. But I do think it's going to move there whether it's harder to get a permit whether the fact that she can't get him rated at the capacities you need so that one has to go somewhere so as that is there you know as it squeezes down and disposed. CAPAC- what happens. It's gotta be some kind of the answer for that water whether it's being able to buddy said used for agricultural use or reuse or whatever so I think we're gonNA see more and more and more drivers pushing it that direction betty against the only thing that I would add on top of that as you know we see this trend where you have something like say induced seismicity that's affecting fracture disposal well said and other states and you end up seeing it be carried into this state although were slow to adopt we end up. Adopting similar regulations is to the stuff that's being proposed when I look at regulations that are being considered for discharges to surface waters Colorado or e you know an increased east focus on toxic testing as part of any surface despite. Also say you're GONNA do. I realized that those regulations are going to come to the state of Texas. They may be slowed arrive but it eventually the regulations are GonNa kind of be consistently applied me. You know to the extent practical in Texas and so for me. I'm seeing some of that in the work that we're doing and other places especially related to effluent toxicity testing or toxicity limits on water. And and you know stuff like Sodium Absorption Ratios. That are a big deal when you start looking at the the salinity of the waters that were treated here and I I guess I would just say that Texas's eventually GonNa follow suit especially when we start looking at using the water for other stuff like like your Gatien or surface discharge very interesting. y'All are so well informed. This is this is fun and it is so it is interesting to hear about an eerie from the guys that are out there in the field doing on this day in and day out you also I know. Go to the conference as you mentioned. And you know the oil and gas business the ups and downs. What is the word at those conferences? What is the outlook doc? Notice a great question great questions thank. You'll see contradict reviews right and I've been to. I've been to a few are honestly within this. You know presentations -tations probably within a you know two or three presentation of each other. Somebody saying that the price is going to go up just from a pure supply demand. It's it has to go up and then you hear kind kind of this sort of negative perception of drilling down in oil prices down and you know so. There's a lot of contradicting views out. There I would say I will say this in this is just. You know my opinion which doesn't mean that much sure that everyone's opinion on Permian perspective means a lot to lot just the fact that the resources are here that is domestic stay friendly. Obviously it's hard for me to thank the production and I would say this. I think this has been pretty consistent. The price of all discussion can go a lot of different ways because a lot the different variables and factors everything from geopolitics to electric cars. Right right but the fact is we have the resources here. There's no reason not to produce right here here in the United States. I don't see that changing the more production it comes in. It might not grow at the same pace however the more production comes in more water. This going to we use this as a problem is not going away. I think everybody is still pretty consistent in the view that production has to continue here. And it's going to grow now whether or not it grows at an exponential pace that's a whole nother discussion. No you hear a lot of term you know a lot of. There's a lot of stuff out regarding Wall Street and financing and you know the money that flow into the system however you know again I the resources are here. I think is pretty consistent. Everybody would like to see production. Maintain maintain engro so I think the problems and the challenges are still going to be there right it. Go ahead buddy. Hey you know I was at a conference recently. It was I pet conference in in San Antonio in November and closing speaker made a really interesting point in terms of what Duane was talking about with economics we saw the shutdown of a refinery in Saudi Arabia and in the V.. You Know Normal Times. Even ten years ago that would have been a global global. Catastrophe would have seen the president on the news talking about the white panel half of Saudi Arabia's production capacity we barely even saw any change in oil prices and I think you know we hear a lot of numbers that are thrown around like oil is going to go to sixty five dollars barrel. It's going to go the seventy s gonNA stay at fifty. But I think one of the things that I'm seeing especially in the show when I hear people talking is about this excess capacity that we have all this production volume that we have in America and the stabilizing force. That that's having on the world. Do you know where we had. Iran ten tempers flared up. And we didn't even see the price of oil rise and I think that that's historic and it says something about the industry on the strength of our industry right now especially American oil and I know you know a lot of that's being developed here in the Permian when you look at. Rick County concede that this is the epicenter of it in America. And I think it's pretty cool. I think the message that that I'm getting from the conferences is pretty cool. That we are that force. Yeah I think I pointed the one of the things we've heard too. You know I mean there is sort of this sometimes negative perception action but the fact is that some of the service companies have definitely taken hit in part of that is due to the efficiencies now in the operations woohoo right whether it be via automation automation whether it be via just overall efficiency it you know it is affected. Let's say some of the services companies that are out doing doing some of the work right so when that happens you get it kind of this. I would say negative view of things but but the fact is we are the swing producer right now in the world and that's not GonNa Change Right. We're just it's more effective now in something times have just changed times of technology. Let's talk about the Permian. I know you're a Houston based company. Shout out to Oliver Houston friends. That are listening. What is it that you love about about doing business here in the Permian? Oh yeah no I can answer that one. We just had two hours. Yeah well number one for us I mean midland is coming to Houston right to all gas base. So when you're here you know to to me is almost like a comfort zone from Louisiana originally. So that's all in gas as well but but the people are friendly. You know hard-working so so for for me. It's not a culture shock coming to Houston in a Houston obviously a lot bigger right but the industry wind the people you deal with you know when we come out here. It's kind of seamless. Right me almost feels like a mini home. How about you what do you love doing business out here on top of everything? Everything that Duane said about the people being grade out here one of the things that I really love the people in the Permian dream big and we go around. We come out here. We meet with breath. You know ten people during one trip and all of them are talking about these great ideas to make billions of dollars and this is the place where that's possible and I think it's an interesting combination of technology and the People's willingness to do these amazing projects. But you know we hear about all all arranges of stuff from little people doing well too big companies doing well here and for me seeing how that happens as always exciting to come out to midland. It's it's really really cool to get to go all over the area all the way up to the Delaware New Mexico and just see that attitude being applied. It's stuff you see my sign right there to in your dream big victory. That's right and there is. There is an energy here no pun intended but there is an energy can do attitude. It really is a can-do can do attitude. You know make it happen. So that's a that's refreshing. Let's talk about some periodic goals that you that you read or what keeps you in the industry or keeps you motivated and and going every day you have any favorites we really just about every oil and gas out there. Writer gas investor whether it's processing magazines and everything anything else so now we'd definitely like to keep up and now there's so much information and almost hits it can almost be overwhelming right. That's why that's why I often I always. I like to ask this this question because I always wonder. We'll what are y'all reading because there is so much out there that it's tough to kind of choose what you're gonNA feed yourself every day right so whether it's a podcast like premium perspective. It's a book or periodical. No for sure remain of you can go on the Internet. is He different stories. That contradict each other right. And so it's it's you have to kind of get get yourself yourself through all the different formation but for us talking about coming out here the fact is you really get the real story when you talk to customers right. So that's that's the real perspective of everybody on the ground. What their needs are what they deal with? Everyday their challenges you know and get a feel for where it's going. It's moving for me as a technical person in my company Anthony. I think that there's a range of magazines that I read. I mean I think that there's probably forty or fifty of them sitting on my desk right now. But Journal Petroleum Technology -nology oilfield technology or to the big ones. I Read Chemical Engineering magazine. I read American. Water Works Association Journal and a also ended up spending a lot of time. Online looking at stuff like salination magazine to see where they technologies are headed. I had a feeling you read a lot what it was like. You have big words that I really need to ask you off the podcast. What that meant that? The I think that's fantastic because we should always be learning and growing in our industry and and and just trying to be the best that we can be. Let's talk a little bit about water. Standard how I know that I'm on your website and it says we maximize your oil recovery. Yeah no that's important to you. Do you have any final words on. Maybe something that we haven't talked about that you think is important that our listeners know about how you do maximize that oil recovery coverage because at the end of the day. That's what that's what your customers are looking for. Go ahead. You are kind of our enhanced oil recovery expert there and I can add to on requirements out or whatever we need so to take this. Yeah so so. We've looked at a couple of things. And one of them is treating produced water in order to be able to reduce costs. During hydraulic fracturing. By looking at what biocides are costing and how that balance of treatment is for us we start talking about maximizing while recovery though it always points back to do an enhanced oil recovery projects water flooding or chemically enhanced oil recovery projects and in both of those applications nations as seems like there's a level of how much treatment you need to provide. There's there's base minimum which is ally in comparison to other things they use. He's water for an oil and gas. But but then when you get into that we have technologies that we've developed or treatment processes set or special around the desalination Asian part of the process and really leaving the right types of salt in the water. So that you can get better separation on the back end of chemical flood. I think that that's one of the places is where we really special when when we look at it you know bringing new technologies to market looking at you know multi pass Nanno filtration and reverse osmosis assist process as reindeer raters. I think those are a lot of the stuff that the rest of the industry isn't necessarily looking out and I think that that's something that we're really special at her really focused on because of the way that monarch water standard work together. We've really got people that are good at the whole oil solution. But AH beyond that we really have people that are good at membranes. And I guess if I was GonNa say anything I think that's. That's the biggest thing that we're bringing to maximizing oil recovery awesome. You know what's the most important lesson you've learned in this oil and gas business. Screw question if think about that for just to say. But I'll say I'll I'll have to kind. WanNa keep this with water treatment right and and it's GonNa go is going to support what I said earlier on it. The biggest lesson I've learned and again this is a challenge. I think we've had some issues. She's with this and all the gas industry is that we should be able to do this that we should be able to produce oil and do it. Environmentally friendly the technologies are there like Buddy said the technologies are out there to do whatever we need to do a comes down to the perception of water as a way. String this something you throw away and it's a cost center meaningless. Let's just make it as cheap as possible verses waters important right and so you have to have that mindset and we need the industry look at this as we need to do something. Sustainable going forward right. So the the biggest learned is that we can do that. It's there it's been proven you know. There's testing being done their applications locations going on right now. Where we're doing? We're doing things like this but as an industry and it's tough I get it you know and again the industry's been been been there for one hundred years right and he'd been doing doing doing things at certain way but the big learned is that we can do this and we can do it. Cost effectively to we just need the mindset of people to do that wonderful but did you have anything on adamant and just the biggest lesson you've learned since being in oil and gas. I've learned a few lessons that are really large and transitioning from being one of the younger people in the room. I'm to be an in the middle and maybe now one of the older not necessarily like Patti but as as I make that transition I remember what it was like to to be young and to have these new ideas and to fill pushback from people that were used to doing things a certain way or seeing things a certain way. Thing thing for me as I've transitioned that being willing to listen to especially the young people that we bring into our team because they have amazing stuff to contribute when you look at the education that kids are getting in college or you know young people. I guess they're no longer kids but they're able to do advanced programming. These kids come out of college able to program a computer to look Intel black hole and when you start looking at how that applies to oil and gas the world world. Those geyser as you're seeing on the one that they're trying to make very different than the one that we were used to doing and I know you know. There's been a lot of progress since I started so we. We have moved away from some of the older ways of doing stuff. But just you know trying to be open to those things people who were very smarter capable of doing and you know they're very different than the ways ways that we've approached it and I think I'm excited about that but I think that's also one of the biggest things that I've had to work on and learn is to listen so and I'm with you anybody under younger than me. I think they're still a kid. But then I think these kids are really smart and you. Don't listen to these kids. Know always be super smart. They do have. We're running out of time. But I just I always like to ask everyone's favorite quote because I think it just brings insight to the leaders in our industry. Do you have a favorite quote that you will live live by or that has helped you get through life on a day to day. That's a good question. And there are several quotes. I'm as one the other day. I'll just share it. Okay because honestly just made me you think of a lot of different things but it just puts things in perspective but the quote was piece does not come through understanding peace comes through acceptance and I think we fight a lot at a time trying to understand everything out there such as. Why doesn't the Industry WanNa be environmentally-friendly sometimes right but it's moving there right right and so in any way it it just Kinda came up the other day and I was like a really really good quote? That is a good one. I love it very good. Then he got any. I'm having a really hard time remembering the whole quote. That's okay we'll take it apart. I'll take a partial quote and I just love quotes so it's basically about taking the next step in your life and it's Tiptoe if you must he no but take the step and I know it's it's part of a bigger bigger quote but anyway that's the one that is always there with me as you've got to keep keep doing stuff you've got to keep moving and agreed. I love that love that all right. We're we're running out of time as I mentioned to you off the podcast at the end I always say hey. Is there anything coming into this that you thought. Oh I hope the listeners. Learn about me or about our company or about what we do anything you just want to add at the end to let everyone know about no not not right off hand I mean you listen to buy those guys talk too much. It's been great formative. y'All job so not right off hand. I can't think of anything I heard that means. We covered it. I think so quite a bit I was awesome. Thank you very much. Thank you for sharing your time. I appreciate you. We WanNa let everyone know how they can reach out to you either on social media. Yeah or your website so if you want go ahead and throw out all your social media feel free where yet. Yeah I mean. We're we're on linked in obviously water standard dot Com Amina any questions really. If there's any any question about water tree in general right that we entertain we. That's what we want the way we look at it is not. We want to put a product in front. WE WE WANNA conversation right and so reach out to us on the web site linked in or facebook or anything right collison have a conversation. We'd be happy to have that fantastic. Well Gentlemen thank you so much for sharing your time. You're very knowledgeable. Very good at what you do. Tell that just by spending this time with you today sharing that with our listeners. Today thank you so much. Thank thank you well. This concludes this episode of Permian Perspective. Thank you so much for joining us. Of course a very special. Thank you to Baker Hughes Sponsoring Permian Perspective as you know. 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Click on HR on Permian Perspective- PP033

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Click on HR on Permian Perspective- PP033

"The Permian Basin is an abundant oil and gas producing area already one of the world's leading oil producing regions the area in West Texas and southeastern New Mexico could nearly double crude oil production by the year. Twenty twenty three but who are the leaders behind this economic powerhouse and what is their story. This is permian perspective. I'm your host Krista. A skinny today shows shows sponsored by Baker Hughes who recently launched a new and reimagined Baker Hughes brand as an energy technology company they strive to make energy safer cleaner opener and more efficient for people in the planet. Hello everyone welcome to this week's episode. I'm so happy to be spending this time with all of you. I'm sitting here this morning and Midland Texas with Ria stone and Ria is the owner of Click on. HR rethink so much for being with us today. Thank you for having me. We're so excited to hear your story about your company and how it can help all of us here in the oil and gas business. So we'll get started in just a minute but first I wanNA thank everyone who has shared our podcast with friends and family and colleagues. We have listeners all over the world and of course right here in the basin I really appreciate each and every one of you so feel free to leave a nice positive review. We like those five star reviews on itunes and feel free to share it with your friends and family. We appreciate you okay. Ria Tell us a little bit about yourself and Click Click on. Hr how it came to be great a little bit about myself. I was born racing poor and I been in midland. I moved here about six months ago. And the last ten years I've been going back and forth he S- in Midland. I'm excited to be here. As broad resident of Midland Texas. Think you were so excited. We'd love it when people come to town and WanNa Wanna stay that's always that's always a bonus yep and people here in Midland are so warm and friendly. Since I've moved out here and just been really helpful in getting me assimilated and settled and so I'm excited grading. So what's your background. What what did you go to school for? Tell us how you got into this business because I'll let you explain more. What the businesses but you provide HR services services concierge style for oil and gas companies? Yeah absolutely so we started out a couple of years ago. It's GONNA be a couple years here in the next few weeks got it. Yeah we're going to do a little cake for it. Probably Worse. Love can always celebrate celebrate the big milestones for sure absolutely lately so I've been in. Hr for the last fourteen to fifteen years. I absolutely enjoy working with people. Just because it's the one product or type of you know where you every person so different unique that every problem solving issue or approach is different and just the fact that you never have a straightforward straightforward solution in working with people's probably. HR keeps me engaged. And I'm just really excited to be in it for the last fourteen fifteen years and I wanna see what more success a story that we have in working with companies and people out here fantastic say you saw a need then for this concierge style service explain how it works yep so we are very full service. Hr Audit and compliance farm where we pretty much do outsource services as long as human resources services. The concerts doll is where a lot of companies out here who warren different growth patterns usually may may only need seasonal. HR services such as right when it's open season or right as they're looking to launch a new 401k. One K plan or if they're looking to buy a different company and not sure what kind of liabilities they're buying whether they're buying people or companies with employees who may not be correctly directly classified as exempt non exempt. And at that point you're buying a liability so a lot of times we come in to do on demand services where when there's a need or able to offer up our services assist temporarily and the good thing about us is that we own the project so we pretty much you know do turnkey solutions and we started out. Make sure that we deliver the end of the project. And we check into the stakeholders older string the course of the project as well a lot of clients out here users just on a seasonal basis or they'll outsource entire. HR services to us where they meaning not need a fulltime HR person but they we do need some ongoing help on a weekly basis. And that's what I loved about it. I found out when I was looking on your website that you have different needs for what different companies may be looking for maybe they just need help with policies and forms or maybe they need exit termination records. Let's talk a little bit about some of those services and how they can help oil and gas companies. Yeah absolutely when an employee comes into their first day on the job that pretty much the tone and oppression for how their arrest of employment one of the company's going to go through for them are they. Do they have access to the right type of support making sure they're clocking incorrectly. Making sure their benefits are signed up correctly. How has a a welcome experience been so far? So a lot of the on boarding experience really sets the tone for their comfort level and really improve retention for a lot of employers out here so if they set it up correctly from the get go then the more likely to reduce turnover in the long run so the on boarding off boarding and the performance management or some of the key areas we focus on a lot of our clients out here. Because that's where you may have somebody in the back office running certain things like setting up the pre employment checks but when it comes to day one will be able to help with the employees hand holding and making sure they get assimilated acclimated and settle into the new role. And how does that work. Is it all done through computers through email. How does that work when you do have an HR person it's maybe not in your office? Yeah that's actually great question so we actually service nationwide and we also do some work in Mexico and Canada at the moment so depending being on the client and what their scope is a lot of times our on boarding experience can be one where we can just to you know on an Uber Conference or zoom or even just you know teams which is what we use internally to communicate with all the employees or internal meetings so we'll be able to help on board them even just with the Waltham video and then be able to engage them by saying. Hey let's update your Lincoln Post to say welcome to your first day let's update your Lincoln profiled with your new company name and we can do a lot of a work remote at this at this point in time now now that also means that in the front of things we have to set up things correctly so that includes the on boarding report for the client making sure that we're in compliance for all their policies procedures features and their checks and balances so that includes everything from your fleet policy or if you have disclosure for you know anti nepotism. They're you know making sure that they're disclosing conflicts of interest and things like that so getting your client is key and making sure we get them complaints by giving them or setting up the paperwork and then going going forward the follow through by on boarding employees correctly remote or in person. That's what we do here. The reason we have a midland office or location out. Here's because a lot of our clients are here. Do require that in-person warm fuzzy touch which is why we're able to onboard for a lot of clien person compared to remote on boarding waiting for some of the other locations that we might have fantastic. How small is too small the company? What is his -cause just hearing you talk a little bit about it? I think I'm a prime candidate here rig. Id Work where we're going into our fifth year. We'll be celebrating our fifth year. Coming up in April. Thank you and we don't have an HR person the tearful time name and so a lot of us are just kind of handling those things amongst ourselves. Why would it be important for say a company like like mine to have your services says yeah great question? I think you start out with what supplies to smaller to dig. I really think that there's no are models such where we are able to service any the company from three employees and up all up to five thousand employees. Typically the scope will change depending on the company size. It's also as an example a lot of companies who start out offices here here. They may not even know how to do. The right workers comp class coats setup or making sure that their unemployment account set up correctly or whether we should pay city taxes says or state taxes on top of federal income tax deduction should be coming up or is your quickbooks online payroll system even set up correctly the nine forties to Texas workforce solutions or wherever Robert might be at the end of the quarter. So if you're starting up then at one to two employees stage that's a perfect time to utilize us for all of the above and setting up your policies and procedures up up to five hundred employees. It's a great model to outsourcing. Hr because sometimes you may not need a full HR person in each location or that you might have. That's a great point because a lot of the companies out here especially the larger companies have so many locations throughout the Permian that I didn't even think about this would be a perfect perfect ideal fit for a company like that. Yeah some of our best clients here are not even here from the states with a mention we work with different Canadian company so when they set up shop here and Stanton Antonio Mara Hans they can set up a yard here. Our team will go in and do the on boarding for them off boarding for them making sure that we get Kirkland payroll drug test them make sure they're set up in DIESE LISA for their quarterly random drug testing program to be in compliance with their. MSA's so I think the company size it can vary but the services will vary depending on the company size. It's also regarding here. It would be a great fit if depending on what your twenty twenty goals are if you're looking to set up a new benefits plan for two thousand twenty but you're not sure where to start or should I do a profit sharing worse as a 401k. Hey Plan so you do that. Too absolutely will be able to help with the analysis as to what makes sense best for your company. So that's why our service services service offerings will change depending on the size of the company the type of management getting to know your CEO's CFO's are really important making sure that their vision for that year matches with what you're executing executing for them on the compliance side. Anything of a five to five thousand employees. I would say the project scope will change in different ways for example if you're moving from one payroll platform to another her or implementing sap Oracle and. You don't know how to implement the human capital management modules or the payroll modules. So those are some of the European limitation work that we also do click on. Hr are so the scope will change because it depends on how much horsepower the HR Department within the company itself has whether they wanting to take on a project or or outsource dot project so we can outsource services or the project or any miscellaneous halt during the course of the year. Wow that out fantastic. What about insurance do you cover insurance? Is there as well. Yeah so if you're if you're shopping for workers comp or employment practice liability insurance health insurance plans which just you know. I mentioned open enrollment earlier. That actually keeps US pretty busy. Because a lot of companies may not have the bandwidth to even execute and collect. Everybody's forms bag. Make sure that the carriers are notified defied the foul feats etc.. So we take care of what a lot of that but if you're talking about shopping for health insurance rates benefits coordination. We had a lot of that for our clients as well. So we'll be from the get. Go commodifying a health benefits broker making sure that we under defy the type of plants that makes sense for the company where there's a high deductible plan or you know you wanna critical own this piece out of two it should we do a F- essay or Hsa what makes sense for the company. So that's where we'll be able to help advice because your broker can give you all the technical details but from HR perspective that we have to figure out what makes sense financially for the company and for the employees. You know you're an awful company you're you know should you focus more short-term disability were says says long-term disability and if you're an IT company that may not be something that's on the forefront of your mind but it could be a flexible spending account at that point so getting to know the region where the company's located at the culture of the company and what direction is keen how we alter or modify services. Wow fantastic that really is. There's so many issues. I think that people don't even realize is in. Hr Y and especially when you're starting out a company and as you know here in the basin we have so many new companies that pop up daily and then of course depending on oil and the highs and lows how do you see click on HR helping oil and gas companies with that with the highs and lows and particularly what I was thinking was recruiting. Absolutely we do a lot of recruiting for existing Clientele by proxy a lot of times when they build a relationship with is on the HR and complaints piece automatically the the next question. Is I also have this issue on a you're tackling turnover for us. Would you mind helping us with recruiting so for current clientele if we get to know them well enough and they're interested in outsourcing service to us we help out on the recruiting front. There's a couple of different options. Either we can completely take over the recruiting piece all nationwide and make sure that. Are we start of the project for you or if you have a recruiter in house. But he's still need help firm scanning resume setting up interviews. You can also outsource that piece to us. So it can be in recruiting adleman piece or fully outsource recruiting piece that we can also help with in regards to companies that go through waves here. You're absolutely right. We've been with some of our the clients for a while. Now we're seeing the highs and lows and everything else so in the highs we wanna make sure that recruiting strategy set up correctly on boarding a set up correctly because the turnover here can be really high. If that is not managed from the get-go that includes employee experience of on boarding making sure that we hearing them out. If we're not not getting the feedback from employees and translating that to the supervisor so CEOS then there's not much we can do there right so we want to make sure we get all that as far as lows go a lot of companies also are not not sure how to handle the exit process so we are able to assist with recommending for low options or layoffs making sure that we run the adverse impact for them making sure they're not terminating or laying off somebody that could get them in hot water or if they've opened up a claim recently but they're not aware how to handle it so those are the highs and lows that we can help with a lot of our clients here and we've done uh-huh here quite effectively and making sure they understand that cutting payroll is not the best way to always get to your end goal of cost savings right so advising clients of that and making. I'm sure that they understand that. Getting rid of people is not the best solution. If you're going to turn them back in six weeks that furlough might be a better option about point and is you. You know person in this role the most critical person that you need to retain or let go or how can you really reorganize you. Let them go so we help with the reorganization. Swale upon after early officer during furloughs making sure about manager benefits and things like that too. That's a great point because that happens all the time here where they'll get laid off in two weeks later they're back on the same company and there's a different way you're saying that you can handle that. Hr wise absolutely. There's tons of options he can do partial for low full furlough. Ye can just do you a temporary off. And then he coordinated with Texas workforce solutions. So that way you'll have some state funding to help you during the course of the time so tons of options. But I think most importantly is learning your client client and making sure that we don't have knee jerk reactions. Because it's always easy to see Allen go okay done. We're GONNA fire. You know this many people but is it really going to get the end goal because by the time you get them off your payroll. Guess what the works really picked up next quarter really being able to look at that and advise your client is what we specialize in which is why we focus focus on human capital management. A Lot. Wonderful let's talk about the number one question that people come to you and ask what is the first thing right you know right off the bat and they think you know maybe so you can help us. What does that first question? They ask the first question they really ask is. How will you be able to add value already got? HR person in place. Oh that is a good question joke because not everyone is a small company. Maybe they had that person there yet or even if it's a small company they have somebody who's a bookkeeper or office assistant who's doing the. Hr soon their remind payroll Adleman all runs together so that person is their you know de facto. HR person and they they'll ask. How will you be able to provide value okay? So we've mentioned just to kind of recap we mentioned like you can do. Hr New hire packets. Also unemployment claims Sir Handbook. Let's talk about handbook because I think that's an important tool that a lotta people. Maybe don't that's kind of always put on the back burner because is there really just trying to first of all get a product. Get it out in the to the marketplace. Get a team to do that. It almost seems like the handbook is the last thing you do you know. Why is that an important in part of the business asked the company's change and evolve? It's really important. You policies changing off for a couple of different reasons one for federal regulations because because that's always changing so if your minimum wage is changing your drug testing laws and regulations are changing your disclosures laws and are changing than you WanNa make sure you're up to date and changing it on the operational side behind the business and effectively communicating on the employee handbook so for complaints perspective. Yes definitely update that on a ongoing business management perspective. You WanNa make sure that those policies are communicate effectively to the employees if not there's no way to performance manage them so if you wanna stay steady stagnant keep them where they are but if you really really are thinking about growing your business or looking for two bigger you're in a bigger Shinier horizons than you WanNa make sure that you keep up with the current issues that we have in the employment population figuring out how to best address them and then rolling up. Paul ceased to effectively manage the both the business and the people at the same time. So I think that's kind of the big reason why we need to be looking at them. I mean there's no way you can manage an employee effectively if you're not telling them. These are standard work of hours or A. Please don't be smoking on the premises or if you're running running late. Here's what you need to be doing. And if it's not clearly communicated then there's no way to problem solve at that point becomes muddier and you can help that small company. You say they have no hand no no rules in place you can help get them started on that. Yeah absolutely okay. Yep you're so smart we have. I'm just sitting here listening to him. Like how how did you learn. All of this about compliance and workforce and. What was it that you loved about? Hr that made you want to start this company. Because I hear you talk about I can tell you're just so passionate about it and love it so much. What was it that made you start? WanNa start it. I think it was just that I wanted to do a different business model. In which I we were able to grow grow and learn every single platform. That's out there for the sapiro platform or an HR module or European system. So I think it was just more of the desire to learn learn more But what really drives the passion is I started my career. In recruiting and write us is my passion for recruiting was taking off. We had the recession. You you know in two thousand eight two thousand seven and I just remember the the feeling of being able to recruit somebody and your client being happy with them and employees being so happy was is the most fulfilling thing especially in a downturn. And that's really where my passion comes into play being able to effectively problem solve and help someone at the same time. But but doing a good job where your C.. Suite has also happy with what you're executing for them because a happy workforce means is a productive workforce that means more money for the company more money in employs. He's pockets so it's a win win in my mind where I'm able to make an impact and I think that's what drives me to want to learn more and just keep you know staying in. HR and compliance. I'm so proud of this is just such a great concept and I just love this business. Model that you've if formed. Tell me because as you know. It's tough keeping employees here in the Permian Basin right because because depending on what aspect of the oil and gas business. You're in maybe you're not and we all say no matter what your directly everybody in the Permian is directly related somehow somehow oil and gas even if your like one of our podcasters that we had on the owner Jim Burrito even if you're selling Cumbria's to the people that fuel the world you're it directly tied to the oil and gas industry and of course there's a little bit more money to be made may be in oil and gas compared to say restaurants and hotels and so what advice vice would you give to a business owner on keeping your employees happy and retention listening to them. If you haven't had any time this year to set you know just make some time. Time to get the feedback from them and you can do it either. In whichever format you like whether it's one on one getting that feedback asking questions so if you were the business owner for the day what changes would you be making this business. And if you're not brave enough to ask your employees then there's no way you're getting the constructive feedback or whether it's a survey monkey survey you know that you're sending out all your employees to collectively gather the feedback. Whatever that information gathering or feedback gathering session is it's time to look at that and get that feedback and then come up with a strategy how to get that beat packed on so as recent example one of our clients we had a pretty much? You know. Ask the employees. Do you want a cut in your your rates for health benefits if it's payment plan next year or do you WANNA bonus structure next year or would you like more time off next year. And that was just based on some of the feedback that had been getting from their weekly manager meetings so when and he put that survey out there that employs felt engaged. Enough they answered it and actually one actually implement a bonus program so that the top of their priority now so being able to get that feedback from employees employee's where they feel badly and part of community is how we're going to best retain our our employs end of the day so I would recommend that business owners take some time to get that feedback with employees. He's and let them feel like they have a safe zone addition and that's how they're going to be committed in twenty twenty and the following year that's big for retention here. I love that because yes. We're starting a new year and this is a great time to really be thinking about some of your policies in places a business owner or as a team leader or as a manager to really make everyone because I think when start the new year everyone kind of like yes. Yeah here we now and then two weeks sent. It's like DUNTON YOU WANNA keep that energy going during the entire year and that's a great way to do it is to really involve your employees or I liked county members of team members. Because if they're feeling like they're being heard then they're going to be happy in the workplace and that's that's what I strive for is I want everyone to be happy. I mean peace love and happiness is one of my mottos so I just WanNa see Happy People and I think that's great waited do that. I love that you're just going to include people in the decision-making they're going to want to stay on and see how that evolves right so you only start looking when you don't feel like you're part of a community community or team and you just WanNa see what else is out there absolutely so I'm GonNa ask you some personal questions because I always love to hear who people are listening to and what they're feeding themselves so. Do you have a favorite book or podcasts. That you listened to. I think there's a few right now. That's their favorite book. I think there's also several that I could list but you know one of my favorites was took by Herman has said Artha that I read years ago and it's interesting because every ten years I picked up the book and reread it and I almost see it from a different perspective and I learned so so much more. So that's probably the one book that comes to mind. Even that's a fiction by great author. So I really like that. I'd love that idea to rereading every ten years because you're right you pick up the book at a different time in your lining. Oh boy does it have a whole new meaning to absolutely it being able to relate to the main characters and go. Oh Wow. I didn't think about that. So that's one of my favorite books. What about a favorite quote diva favorite quote? Don't buy nothing comes to mind but I know there's a couple of things that I think about when I wake up in the morning where I know his Gogo Day. uh-huh yeah how'd you do because we we all often feel that way. I my my thing is I lay there and say okay five things that I'm grateful for and then five four three two one go. Oh I don't know if you've heard of Mel Robbins. She says five four three two one go. So what is it that you do so I like to remind myself this quote from an old mentor that I heard. I'm not sure where it originated. Got It from but the quote is something along the lines of you know if you're not feeling always a little bit out of control you're not driving fast enough and so if I ever get to quite point which just very rarely given the first two minutes just go Maybe I'm not driving fast enough so I'm definitely one of those personalities where I love to challenge myself and I'm always going to try for a better version of Mary and better version my work every day so I think that quote pretty much is what I think about when I go okay. We're not going fast enough. Let's let's turn this up nausea right. I love that love that so we focused a lot on. What Your Business does I wanted to ask you a question now about you personally if you had a piece of advice vice to give someone because as a business owner you know? There's there's a lot of as you know a lot of highs and lows of of being a business owner. What advice would you give to someone that is maybe on a similar journey? Any as you. I don't really have any business advice. But maybe on the personal side I I would say. Just be brave. And don't don't let anything scare you off and be true to yourself and that also means being transparent with yourself and your clients. I think that what's made us our business grow or me. Take a positive leap in this journey is or afford leap in. This journey is making sure there were always always true to ourselves so I think just being brave and be true to yourself and to your clients has just how we've Pentagram great advice. Great advice let's end with. I was asked this question because I always feel like. I hope that they got out what they wanted to say. So when you knew that you're coming in for this podcast. Is there anything that maybe we haven't talked about yet that you really wanted to focus on and and let the listeners know about click on HR and make sure that they understand fully. What your stuff? I think one thing that we haven't talked about yet is our company or our business model is such that we deliver to add hawk work so that means that even if you have your your set and steady one that one question comes up or any the first complaint call or a sexual harassment case or anything. We are always able to help you with any of that. Just were just a phone call or click away and I say that because because most companies usually will go think we're not but what you always need a security blanket and were security blanket for them whereas sometimes okay this is beyond my capabilities. WHO DO I call? And that's where we are able to help out. And that's proven really effective for clients. I just want to say that it doesn't have to be true of HR project. It can be the craziest thing that comes. Does your mind going. This is something I can't handle. What can I who can call? They can call you absolutely will. Where can they find you? We are actually based here in Midland Texas at seven. Oh five westwardly. So we're pretty close to downtown and you can also visit our website at. WWW DOT click on hr dot com. We also have HR hotline. That's twenty four seven then that works that while for a lot of international clients or even employees who can call in and we're able to assist them and that Linus one eight three click. HR So it's the Lic K.. Hr One eight three three UCLA SEEK HR. And of course Ron linked in your on all those social media platforms. They can always find. Thank you so much for sharing your time with us stay. I'm just so excited and happy for you. I think this is just such a necessity in today's world to have services like we didn't even get tossed. I just thought about that. What are the price ranges real quick? Before are we let you go completely vary so were only calling us just for an hour's worth of help it's literally sixty five seventy five an hour depending on what type of service that you might need. So that's pretty much for the great. Hr generalist or HR assistance. Anything beyond that. We can just bill by the hour or we can completely do. Project cost based on the statement of work and the scope itself so we're very flexible and the pricing accessibility. There's not a minimum retainer either wonderful reassign owner of click on. Hr It is such a pleasure after to meet you. And I'm just so excited for you and your growing company. It is wonderful and wish you much success continued Gra says. I think you're having thank you so much. Well it's now time to announced today's community. MVP In today's community MVP is safe place of the Permian Basin. They'll save place began in nineteen seventy eight. When a group of concerned citizens citizens came together to provide help and shelter to victims of domestic violence living in and around Midland today safe place operates the residential shelter and fulltime time advocacy and counseling services and Midland and a fulltime advocacy and counseling office? In Odessa. Safe Place serves over fifteen counties here in the Permian now. The mission of safe places to break the cycle of family violence by empowering individuals to make healthy choices through awareness counselling advocacy advocacy and shelter while promoting hope healing and dignity for more information on this wonderful program that is helping so many people here in the Permian. You mean you can volunteer or donate by going to safe place. Now Dot Com. You can call them at this number four three two five seven zero fourteen sixty five and if you need help. There is a twenty four hour hotline number. That number is four three two five seven zero fourteen. Sixty five will. That's it a special. Thank you again to Baker Hughes Sponsoring Permian perspective. We appreciate all of you sharing your time with us and listening and sharing with your friends and family right. You did that right you. You went and clicked share. Okay just checking. Okay thank you so much for doing that. We of course appreciate each and every one of you for listening and this includes this episode of Permian perspective the story behind behind the oil and gas leaders in the Permian Basin. Remember my life Matas a dream big believe in yourself and never give up you make it a great day. Hey everybody Alex here. With the events on deck for January twenty twenty first of all happy New Year we have a couple of great events coming up to kick off twenty twenty with the first one will be a Houston happy hour taking place on January sixteenth at the Canon from six to nine. PM This event will be all about artificial intelligence for oil and gas reality not hype. The event will feature a panel discussion and include drinks and snacks. Be Sure to get your tickets. Yes you can find our event rattling on Lincoln twitter or facebook or in our modal point newsletter. Every month the next happy hour having is our Denver happy be our on January thirtieth report a six. PM At Liberty Oilfield Services this amount will have a panel of Gao's and and feature a live recording of the crew. Aussie podcast. So that'll be super bowl. Be sure to join us. Also get your tickets. Once again from the links posted in our little point newsletter or on oil and gas global networks linked on facebook and twitter. We also will be having a Pittsburgh happy hour sometime in February with date coming soon and so be sure to stay tuned for that other events on deck include the Houston. Api Energy General Meeting on January fourteenth deep guest Speaker Eric Switzer VP global services. A Baker Hughes will be discussing accelerating transformation in oiling gas. The two thousand twenty industrial market Outlook and networking event will be on January twenty third in Houston and they will be discussing the latest trends that will impact project spending in North America including the Gulf off coast region over the next twelve to twenty four months. Lastly the wildcatters ball will be held on February seven twenty twenty in Houston breath. This ball is the primary oil and natural gas industry fundraising event for the IP a educational foundation the proceeds will go toward funding the foundations energy energy education programs offer this month. Thanks for tuning in guys and check in next month for the events on deck for February tune in next week for another episode of Permian Perspective it production of the oil and gas global network learn more at www dot org G. N. dot com.

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"The Permian Basin is an abundant oil and gas producing area already one of the world's leading oil producing regions the area in West Texas and southeastern New Mexico could nearly double crude oil production by the year. Twenty twenty three but who are the leaders behind this economic powerhouse and what is their story. This is permian perspective. I'm your host Krista s skinny today show is sponsored by Baker Hughes recently launched a new and reimagined Baker Hughes brand as an energy technology company they strive to make energy safer cleaner and more efficient for people and the planet. Hello everyone welcome to this week's episode of Permian Perspective. I really appreciate you spending this time with us. I sure do love spending time with all of you. We have special edition for you today and I just want to say that I hope and pray that you were doing well during these challenging times I know we are still deep in the heart of a pandemic and a financial uproar as we should call it here in the Permian Basin and just hope that you and your family are doing well. I WanNa thank those of you. Who have shared our podcast with loved. Ones either through text email or facebook a special. Thank you to Amanda Frye. Who left this kind review on facebook? She said she absolutely enjoyed this episode. Very informative thank you and also for these kind words from Tina Brown. She said very informative and refreshing to have a professional be completely candid greatly appreciated. Thank you Krista for this interview will thank you so much. Tina and Amanda for those kind words. I really really appreciate those words and that you're enjoying the podcast. That's what it's all about. You can leave a review on itunes or on facebook instagram or Lincoln. All you have to follow me at Krista as skin MIA so I want to catch you up on some important news that impacts your life here locally in the basin today is July six twenty twenty the total number of krona virus cases in Midland County now stands at eight hundred eighty six confirmed cases quite a bit from the last time that we talked about the case. Numbers Sixteen patients have died and two hundred and forty nine are recovered. Those are in Midland county actor. County has lost eleven patients to covid nineteen. They have one thousand three hundred and ninety two total cases. Five hundred twenty two recovered. An Andrew has one hundred and three confirmed cases. Thirty-six recovered and one patient has died in the state of Texas. There are one hundred and ninety five thousand positive cases and two thousand six hundred and thirty seven deaths today we are celebrating our fifty second episode of Permian Perspective and in that past year we have seen WTI trade as high as sixty two and as low as well. You know you're the day we can never forget the negative numbers that's right at recording time West. Texas intermediate is trading at forty dollars and sixty one cents a barrel. That's according to Bloomberg. Now the rig count is currently at two hundred sixty three. We'd like to thank Baker Hughes for those numbers and these are actually down the last If we if we look back at your date R- actually down seven hundred rigs from that date over the past year we've heard stories from oil and gas legends on the ups and downs of the oil and gas business. And now we've all lived those downs like we never thought we would do to the pandemic best part of continuing to share stories interview. People on premium perspective is the optimism from those who are sharing stories with me and I really truly feel like we are all learning together. I love hearing what they're reading. What podcast they listened to what works in leadership roles and that definitely one of the things that I really have taken away from the past year. Their honesty wisdom and advice has made me grow as an interviewer. But I'm also listening to and I listen back and I learn something every single time so I just want to thank all of the wonderful guest that I've had the honor to interview here on Permian perspective. I know when I got into journalism over twenty three. I guess it has been over twenty three years ago that my goal was to inform people with information that would help in their day to day. Life I also wanted to inspire people to live their best life whether it was telling them about a new vitamin that lowered their cholesterol or school. Closings on a snow day or maybe a story about a neighbor making our community better stories that impact people was always the goal over the past fifty two weeks. I've had the opportunity to visit with so many local guests that represent the Permian Basin. We've listened to Permian official state officials like the Railroad Commissioner. Some of the most influential women like Jimmy Butler with Baker Hughes and the use of three s Laura Wolf with base and PBS. And through it. All we've learned one common denominator makes the Permian Basin. Can you guess what it is? That's right you got it. It's the people I look forward to continue sharing the stories of oil and gas leaders of the Permian Basin. And if there's a story you'd love to hear from a leader please let me know who it is. I will reach out and we will sit down and interview them. Whether that's here in person at my store rig idea work where then caster? We've been doing a lot of interviews through the internet which has been so wonderful that we've continued to be able to share stories during this time. So Lemme he'd love to hear from. I'd also like to thank each and every one of you for listening. I know that we wouldn't have a podcast without listeners. And I love running into the grocery store or at the bank or now just driving by in the neighborhood or walking in the neighborhood and hearing that you listened to one of the podcast truly made a difference in your life. That's what I hope comes out of premium perspective and I appreciate when you do. Share that with me so thank you. Let's keep on making the permian great together all right last episode. I'll let you know about a fantastic tradition called movies in the park that they were going ahead with and they were going to have will. Unfortunately the city of Midland House postponed its series due to concerns over covid nineteen according to the press release. The decision was made following governor. Greg Abbott's recent order restricting gatherings of more than ten people so it's time now to announce this week's community. Mvp and we have three local organizations sharing that title we have based on PBS Midland Community Theatre and the Museum of the South West. Now all three of these entities have had to make difficult decisions cancel their largest fundraising events. Main Street live summer. Mummers and September fest. Now they do plan to bring them back next year. They really could use your support. You may have even seen the letter in the Midland reporter telegram recently asking for support an absence of these fantastic community events that we all look forward to in if you've been in the Bison you've been to summer members it is something you will never forget September fest another fantastic local community event that I look forward to every year and of course recently main street live which just kicked off last year and it had to be cancelled so if you would like to support the arts that need our help now more than ever. Here's how you can do it. You can become a member renew or increase your membership level or make a gift to replace the losses from these cancelled events. You can go to the following websites or you can reach out to these amazing leaders at the following. So I we have. Daniel Eck the executive director of the Museum of southwest. You can go to museum. S W dot Org Tim Jebsen the Executive Director of Midland Community Theatre. You can go to M. C. T. Midland dot org to donate and Laura Wolf the CEO general manager of Basin PBS. He can reach out to Laura she would love to talk to you about how you can support based on pbs because base and PBS. Is Your station and you can do that by calling her or you can go online. Www DOT basin pbs. Dot Org? So we WANNA leave you today with some news to make you smile. I think always have to find the good and I think there's so much good that has come out of this time. It just on a personal note I think slowing down and just enjoying family time and not being in a rush so much to get somewhere has definitely been one of the positives love cooking more and having my family around the dinner table every night. Another huge blessing through the so. I hope that you are definitely counting your blessings. Through this time I notice difficult and as many of you. I'm sure have seen you know. We may all be in the same situation but everybody. Their situation is a little different. I think there was analogy about a boat will be all in the same boat. Our boats all are different. And I think that's that is so true but I think we can all try to find a one little piece of silver lining every single day and something that we can really say has changed for the good during this time and I know I have. I have more than a handful and of course being with my family more has just been one of the biggest blessing so I hope that you are finding those blessings through this time. But here's something to make you. Smile Basin PBS. Recently launched a twenty four seven kids channel. Now your kids can watch and learn from the source that is trusted by parents. The channel is thirty. Six point two. Now if you're on an antenna you'll need to rescan your television to receive the channel. If you're on cable or satellite you'll need to call the provider and requests the channel and think. It's just fantastic. I think anything that little ones can learn from is a beautiful thing because kids are sponges. You know that and sometimes parents You know you're busy. You're doing laundry. I understand you're cooking. You're going to work or you're working in the living room and maybe just a you know an hour to learning from the TV will help you. And of course you'll feel better about that time spent in front of Technology so based on PBS. Once again launching that twenty four seven kids channel great source for you to utilize during this time. That's it for today. I thank you all so much. I wish you good love and joy. Mature. Take care of yourself. Stay safe and stay healthy. This concludes our episode of Permian Perspective. The story behind the oil and gas leaders in the Permian Basin. Remember my Matas dream. Big believe in yourself and never ever give up. You make it a great day. Hey everybody Alex here. With the events on deck so Doodoo current circumstances of course we are not able to have any in person events so I've nothing of that nature to update you guys on but we have been hosting some virtual events so obgyn is wanting to offer free webinars live happy hours at Cetera. During this time since these events are not scheduled out as far in advance as in person events we would like to keep you guys updated. The facebook linked in and twitter. So be sure to keep checking up on that and we'll keep you guys posted on anything we're offering it has been free. We want to offer you guys value during this time that we're all at home so please continue checking in joining us for these virtual events. We are looking forward to seeing you guys whenever we're able to have imprison event and hope you're staying safe and sound tune in next week for another episode of Permian Perspective a production of the oil and gas global network learn more at www dot g g N. DOT COM.

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