#010: Field Tools Transforming the Oil & Gas Industry

Thanks to technology advances, automation, and remote tracking are simplifying the way those in the field and the back office work together, creating more efficient companies that are safer, more agile and getting profitable faster.

On today’s episode, Phil Sherwood talks with Greg Archbald, CEO of Greasebook and Ken Sigmon, Marketing Manager for Blue Tick, Inc. They discuss the changing landscape for those in the field in the oil and gas industry and their respective applications and automation offerings.

Here are some of the things you can look forward to in this episode: 

• How to simplify how the back-end office gets data from the field
• How automation is coming down the pike in the oil and gas industry
• Why remote tracking in the field is making everyone safer
• How robotics could change the landscape for pumpers and more in the field

Connect with Greg Archbald
Bio: Greg Archbald, founder of GreaseBook, graduated from the Honors College at the University of Oklahoma in 2005 where he received a dual degree in Energy Management and Finance. In 2010, Greg was invited to attend ESADE’s Global MBA program on scholarship in Barcelona, Spain, ranked by both Financial Times and Business Week as one of the top international business schools in the world.

While attending ESADE, Greg was introduced to some of the mobile industry’s brightest mobile app design and development specialists. By combining their knowledge with the exposure he gained from working at his family’s business, SSI, Greg immediately recognized how much the owners of oil & gas operating companies stand to profit from mobile apps in the form of increased oil production and awareness of the employee efforts that directly affect the bottom line.

Connect with Ken Sigmon
Bio: Ken Sigmon is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Bluetick Inc.  Bluetick provides innovative cloud-based full end to end remote monitoring solutions for the upstream and midstream oil and gas industry.  He received his MBA from Wake Forest University and undergraduate degrees from Guilford College, B.A.Sc in Management and Guilford Technical Community College, AAS in Electronics Engineering Technology.  He spent twenty-seven years in the semiconductor industry working for Analog Devices (Sensors and Measurement) and RF Micro Devices now Qorvo (RF Telemetry) prior to making a change into the oil and gas industry utilizing his MBA education in strategic business development roles. 


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