Welcome back to another episode! This week’s episode is our First Friday Q&A for May. You ask the questions and we answer them. Big thanks to everyone who wrote in. If you want to get a question answered for next month’s FFQA, click the link below. Enjoy!
Show Notes & Links:
Good day! I have just discovered your podcast and was really impressed with the amount of valuable information you have provided in regards to the listeners’ inquiries. So I thought I would do the same and ask a few questions that pertain to the bidding phases before the project. I have searched high and low for detailed information (public information) and I keep hitting a wall with bid solicitation software or memberships.
- Are there any “public” bidding informational sources that pertain to oil and gas projects?
- What are the process of bidding on projects?
- Once there is a bid winner, what are some of the ways of announcing to contractors the opportunity for proposals?
Thank you for your time and keep up the great work!
O&G Weekly Podcast team,
I have two questions regarding significantly different topics:
- With proposed steel tariffs poised to impact the bottom line of upstream and midstream, are there high-grade plastics, Kevlar’s, or alternative materials that can be utilized for pipeline, facilities, or downhole tubing that are safe and cost effective?
- With increased scrutiny of flaring secondary gas in the Permian, how do you see companies in The Basin evolving to deal with the higher than expected gas cuts from “Oil” wells? Natural gas EOR (like EOG in the Eagle Ford), virtual pipeline or pipeline infrastructure, electric generation, natural gas to liquids facilities, etc.?
Keep up the exploration and transmission of technology and business information for all the knowledge hungry consumers out here.
Southwestern Energy announced the potential sell of their Fayetteville Shale assets early this year. With declining natural gas prices who would be interested in the Fayetteville Shale? What’s the future hold for the Fayetteville and other dry gas plays?
Do y’all have any concrete examples/case studies of a turnaround in safety performance and culture by changing management in the safety department?
I am a petroleum engineering major at A&M and will be having my second internship this Summer in New Mexico focusing on the Delaware Basin. For all of the young’n’s listening as well, would y’all mind offering some advice to have a successful internship and land a return offer?
Thank you! I really enjoy listening to your podcasts!
I’m a first-time listener to your recent podcast where you do a Q&A session. I loved it and would like to seek advice from two veterans of podcasts on how to go about starting my own podcast. I’m passionate about the environment (in particular, water resources) and would like to start a podcast on this industry with influences from engineering (my degree is in water and environmental engineering).
How do I go about setting this up, please?
First off, great show. Started listening over a year ago while still at Montana Tech. It made it easier being connected to the industry while in such a non-industry area. Butte, great for outdoors and scenery, horrible for hands on oil and gas. Now, living in Houston, I have a new perspective of your show, what with being in the heart of it all. Makes me fall in love with the industry all over again. So thank you.
I’m on what we call “The Wave” committee. It’s a program here at Noble Energy for young professionals with the goal of connecting them to the industry, the company, and each other. We have a conference coming up this summer (July 18) that gets put on annually, and for guest speakers I wanted to reach out and ask what the possibility would be to have you guys come and talk at our conference.
Please feel free to call or email if this may be an option, if not, there’s always next year. Keep up the great work, love the show.
Really love the show gents! I’ve heard you both talk about blockchain and cryptocurrency on the show before, can you do a deeper dive into what both of these are? And also how the may be used in the accounting part of our industry? Many thanks!
Weekly Rig Count
As of 05/05/2018 – The American Rig count is 1100 active rigs.