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Beyond Outward Behavior

Over the past few decades, organizational safety programs have migrated towards a behavior-based structure.  While the goal of these programs is geared towards a safer environment for employees evidenced by lower incident rates and reduced severity, the success of these programs is contingent on a consistent core commitment.  The most successful organizational safety programs recognize […]
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Hurricanes and Handshakes

For twenty five years I have traveled from Boothville, LA to West Texas and everywhere in between. My days were filled with crew changes, office visits, site visits, oilfield events and trade shows. In March, Louisiana went on lock down for “two weeks”. Initially it seemed like an unexpected inconvenience. What’s two weeks going to hurt […]
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Steak & Beans

How many booms and busts should we expect? Can we survive the ups and downs? These answers are written in our industry’s history.  Take a look at oil price charts from 1861 to the present. Although, these are very unscientific statements from a professional consultant, but probably about right, my limited exposure says we have […]
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Clockwork or Teamwork?

Our future as innovators. Innovation and engineering developments are very exciting. Our industry relies upon these forward-moving evolutions to keep both our capacities and our expectations high. The university-level engineering and science departments hang their hats on new procedures and products students produce. Patents are king in some circles. Oil and gas companies often make […]
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The Entrepreneurial Spirit of America

I know firsthand that you don’t have to be born here to feel the strength of its essence. It exists in every city, town and small community in America. In April 2020, the number of small businesses in the US reached 31.7 million, making up 99.9 percent of US businesses (1). Small businesses are called […]