Welcome back to another episode! This week’s episode is our First Friday Q&A for February. 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! Have a question? Click here to ask
Show Notes & Links:
Good morning. Love the show and am beyond grateful for the information and insights you provide as I’m new to the industry. I’ll leave a rave review on the podcast but first wanted to ask if you have any plans to come out to the Bay Area this year for a happy hour. Please let me know if so, and how I could help coordinate.
You mentioned hoping Guyana’s government would manage their recent find responsibly. Can you share some examples for a template of a government doing a good job of managing oil or other resources (especially with regard to the corruption aspect and how any success stories avoided it)? Also, have you read The Prize yet?
Hi Guys – We heard yall mention something about water recyle/treatment during your show with Kurt and would like to know whats going on from a treatment side. If you’d like to collaborate and do a show or two that discusses the basics of water treatment and or some Q&A from the listeners we’d love to see what that looks like.
I’m a student looking for some advice on the field of petroleum engineering and would appreciate to hear what you think about the future of this field.
I have planned for some time and am fascinated by the technical side of petroleum engineering, I’m interested in the geology and exploration aspects of it and would eventually like to work as a reservoir engineer or in a similar capacity.
I have been fortunate being accepted to several highly regarded colleges offering petroleum engineering curricula and I have to make my choice soon.
My concern is the outlook for and the future of my professional career choice, as well as the industry.
Many of my family, friends and other contacts question my preference saying that the world is turning away from oil and that my career opportunities would be limited by my narrow focus on this field.
What would a petroleum engineer be able to effectively do, if industry trends made it necessary to pivot and apply his expertise to another field?
Any advice and insight you might have for me and that could shed some light on whether or not its a good idea to enter into the field of petroleum engineering, would be very much appreciated.
First time listener, but definitely will continue to follow. Two questions for you guys…
1) We are long past the days of peak oil (supply), but what are your thoughts on peak demand?
2) What’s your opinion on the shipping container(s) vs O&G export vessel(s) debate currently going on in the Houston Ship Channel?
Thank you for your time!
Love the show gents, and the Startups show as well!
Mark what do you think is the most important things facing our industry looking forward?
Jake when VC groups are looking to make an investment in O&G tech, what are the couple of things they often overlook? And explain what you and Collin are trying to do with your digital wildcatters vlog? I like it, just curious what you are trying to accomplish?
You have a raving fan base here in Brazil, let us know next time you make it here and would love to connect!
Weekly Rig Count
As of 2/18/2019 – The American Rig count is 1087 active rigs.
Monthly Happy Hour
Come out and enjoy a cold beer, food will be provided, and network with other professionals in oil & gas! This month’s happy hour will be held at The Cannon.
This month’s happy hour is brought to you by Churchill Drilling Tools, HEB and Karbach Brewery.
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Want to sponsor a Happy Hour? Email our project coordinator, Julie McLelland, by e-mail for more information.
IBM Giveaway — Coming Soon!
Be on the lookout for our upcoming giveaway with our new sponsor, IBM!
Energy Tech Night
When: Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019
Where: Houston, TX
Startups, Energy & Engineering Corporates and the Investment community all come together to catch up on the latest in energy digital innovation and emerging tech. Each Energy Tech Night offers insights from energy digitalization experts and rapid fire pitches from the cutting edge in startups offering solutions for the energy challenges of today & tomorrow.
SPE-GCS Inter-Corporate TopGolf Tournament
When: Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019
Where: TopGolf Katy
Join us for the first ever SPE GCS Inter-Corporate TopGolf Tournament / Networking Event on Thursday 21st Feb 2019 from 5pm to 8pm. Meet and network with 500+ oil & gas professionals from all disciplines and all experience levels while noshing on hors d’oeurves and playing in the TopGolf tournament. Sponsors will be recognized and prizes will be awarded at a special reception following the tournament!
SPE-IES: Innovation Entrepreneurship Symposium
When: Feb. 27th, 2019
Where: Houston, TX
The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Symposium is an excellent opportunity for operators, oilfield service companies, investors, entrepreneurs, and innovators to learn about new innovations from startup organizations.
Emerson’s Grand Opening Event
When: March 1st, 2019 | 3:30 PM
Where: 320 East I-20, Suite B | Odessa, TX 79766
Join us for an afternoon at our new facility. See our new training and services operations, meet Emerson industry leaders, and enjoy an afternoon of free BBQ and music.