#037: The State of Oil & Gas in West Virginia with Charlie Burd

In this episode, Phil was joined by Charlie Burd of the Independent Oil & Gas Association of West Virginia (IOGAWV). Charlie touches on what’s been happening in West Virginia (WV) with the industry and the wins his association has had this year. He and Phil talk about the resilience of the industry, the decline in conventional permits in WV and what the association is working on moving forward. 

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

  • The current state of the oil and gas industry in WV
  • Focuses of the industry in WV on natural gas
  • Priorities of the IOGAWV going into 2021

Highlights:

1:26 What the oil and gas industry is like in West Virginia and what the IOGAWV does

2:09 The history of Marcellus wells in the state
2:56 What caused the decline in conventional permits
4:10 How the pandemic has affected the flow of natural gas in WV
5:34 The majority of the production in their state
8:13 Companies using the advantages of cheap natural gas
10:18 Wins they’ve had this year 
12:47 The resilience of those in the oil and gas industry
15:42 How the acquisition of assets by Warren Buffet’s company may affect future projects
16:16 What the association’s priorities are over the next several moments
17:22 His thoughts about oil and gas in WV and what people should know

About Charlie Burd:

Charlie Burd has been the executive director of the Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia since July 2002 where he manages the operations of the nearly 500-member trade association of oil and natural gas operators. Charlie also oversees IOGAWV’s legislative efforts.

Prior to joining IOGAWV, Charlie worked at Hope Gas, Inc., holding a variety of marketing, economic development, and management positions.  He holds an associate degree in accounting from Mountain State College, a Regents BA degree from Glenville State College and is a graduate of the University Of Oklahoma’s “Economic Development Institute.”  

Charlie serves on several industry advisory committees for West Virginia University, is active with the Independent Petroleum Association of America, the West Virginia Chamber, and the West Virginia Manufacturers Association.  Charlie is the Governor Jim Justices’ official state representative to the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission where he also serves as the organization’s 1st Vice Chairman. In 2017, Charlie was honored as the “West Virginia Oil and Gas Man of the Year.” 

Charlie and wife Leone reside in Vienna, WV, with their son Nathan, a senior in the WVU Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources – Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering where he majors in computer science with a minor in cyber security.  His older son Charlie is the VP and COO of the American Masala Enterprises and resides in New Delhi, India.    

Connect with Charlie:

Independent Oil & Gas Association of West Virginia

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#036: The State of Oil & Gas in Ohio with Mike Chadsey

In today’s episode, we brought back Mike Chadsey of the Ohio Oil and Gas Association to chat about the state of oil and gas in Ohio. Phil and Mike talk about how the pandemic has affected the state and how this impacts operators. Mike shares their priorities as an association, how the upcoming elections figure into the association’s plans and their outlook for the next few years. He also shares his thoughts on House Bill 6 and how the significant drop in operators since 2008 has affected the OOGA.

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

  • How the oil and gas industry has been in Ohio during the pandemic
  • What House Bill 6 means for the oil and gas industry
  • What the OOGA’s priorities are for 2020 and beyond

Highlights:

2:11 How virtual meetings have been for him this year
2:35 How the pandemic has affected oil and gas in Ohio
4:46 Mergers and acquisitions he’s seen during this year 
6:19 Wins that the OOGA has had this year
8:18 How the repeal of the House Bill 6 affects how they approach the legislature
10:47 Their priorities as an association for the remainder of 2020
11:59 How the upcoming elections figure into the OOGA’s plans
13:16 A discussion on a recent article about Google being carbon neutral
16:58 How the drop in operators in Ohio has affected membership in Ohio
18:21 What Mike wants people to know about oil and gas in Ohio
20:53 The association’s outlook for 2021 and beyond

About Mike Chadsey:

Mike Chadsey serves as Director of Public Relations for the Ohio Oil and Gas Association. In that capacity, he leads OOGA’s engagement with the media in the state and continues the Association’s great work of creating and building relationships with local elected, community, and business leaders throughout the state.

Immediately prior to joining OOGA, Mike served two years as the first state director of Energy In Depth-Ohio (EID), a grassroots advocacy, research and education initiative organized in support of responsible oil and gas development.

Mike has served in a variety of roles over the last 20 years at both the local and state level working for various campaigns and office holders. He was elected by the voters of Summit County as a Board member of the Summit County Educational Service Center in 2017. He is a graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He lives with his wife, Jean Anne and their daughter Madeline and son Matthew in Green.

Connect with Mike:

Ohio Oil and Gas Association

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#035: The State of Oil & Gas in Louisiana with Daron Fredrickson

In this episode we’re continuing the conversation with oil and gas associations across the U.S. Today, Phil was joined by Daron Fredrickson of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association. Daron shares what his organization has been working on to help impact oil and gas producers and how this will affect taxes. They also discuss what the industry has looked like amidst the pandemic, OPEC and natural disasters such as hurricanes. 

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

  • What the oil and gas industry is currently like in Louisiana
  • The impacts of natural disasters on independent oil and gas producers 
  • Why it’s critical to vote in the upcoming election

Highlights:

2:05 What the oil and gas industry is like in Louisiana
3:15 The types of members in the association and the challenges they face
5:27 How the pandemic and OPEC has affected Louisiana’s oil and gas industry
8:00 How independent producers are affected by hurricanes
9:22 The election and how politics affect the industry
14:37 How the amendment came into place
20:54 The problems he’s seen this cause for the oil and gas industry
26:13 How this amendment will not affect landowners
26:47 Inequality impacts on oil and gas producers
34:21 How you can get involved in helping the industry

Connect with Daron:

Louisiana Oil and Gas Association

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#034: The State of Oil & Gas in Kentucky with Ryan Watts and Maverick Bentley

In this episode, we had on Ryan Watts and Maverick Bentley from the Kentucky Oil and Gas Association. Phil, Ryan and Maverick talk about oil and gas in the state of Kentucky including how the pandemic has affected the industry. They chat about moving association meetings virtual, what they’re doing to support association members and why the oil and gas industry is essential for people’s quality of life. You’ll hear some of the obstacles they see coming in the industry and the win’s they’ve had this year. 

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

  • What the current state of oil and gas is in Kentucky
  • The Kentucky Oil and Gas Association’s priorities for the rest of the year
  • The effect that oil and gas has on people’s quality of life

Highlights:

1:43 Ryan’s experience of working for the Kentucky Oil and Gas Association
3:02 What oil and gas is like in the state of Kentucky
3:55 The growth of the oil and gas industry in Kentucky
7:12 How the pandemic has affected oil and gas activity in the state
12:49 Their plans for moving meetings virtual
14:03 Wins they’ve had this year
16:59 The association’s priorities for the rest of the year
19:03 Obstacles they see coming up in the industry
24:45 How the oil and gas industry is important to the quality of life we have

About Ryan Watts:

Ryan Watts has served as the executive director for the Kentucky Oil and Gas Association (KOGA) since September 2017. KOGA represents and advocates for the interests of Kentucky’s crude oil & natural gas industry with a focus on the independent crude oil & natural gas operators.

Watts began his career as the press secretary for Lt. Governor Steve Pence. Watts also served as executive director of the Office of Public Affairs for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC). In that capacity, Watts directed all communications and served as chief spokesman for the 4,400 employee agency, which is responsible for maintaining and preserving a vast infrastructure network across Kentucky.

Ryan has served as the president of the Good Shepherd Catholic School Advisory Council for two years. Watts also earned his Eagle Scout Award and currently serves as an executive committee board member of the Bluegrass Council for the Boy Scouts of America.

Watts, originally from Bardstown, is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with degrees in political science and mathematics. He lives in Frankfort with his wife, Ashli, and two children.

Connect with Ryan:

Kentucky Oil and Gas Association | Twitter | Facebook

About Maverick Bentley:

Mr. Bentley joined Diversified in July of 2018 through its acquisition of EQT. He has 35 years in gas and oil operations, in both upstream and midstream. He is highly experienced in midstream operations, compression and well productivity. He is also an executive board member of the Kentucky Oil and Gas Association.

Connect with Maverick:

Kentucky Oil and Gas Association

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#033: The State of Oil & Gas in Colorado with Dan Haley

This week we’re bringing on someone from the Colorado Oil & Gas Association to talk about the state of the industry in Colorado. In this episode, Phil is joined by the President and CEO of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association, Dan Haley. Dan and Phil talk about the Senate Bill 19-181 bill that was passed in 2019 and what it means for them. Dan expresses the need of voting and getting involved as someone who is in the oil and gas industry to make your voice heard. He also talks about how the pandemic has affected the industry in Colorado and what the Colorado molecule is. 

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

  • What you need to know about Senate Bill 19-181
  • Why you need to vote and make your voice heard
  • How the pandemic has affected the oil and gas industry in Colorado

Highlights:

2:23 The key provisions for the Senate Bill 19-181
6:17 Who the commission is made up of 
9:20 Why they want to see the bill implemented 
12:24 Why you can’t just ignore politics
12:51 How COVID-19 has affected the industry in Colorado
15:54 What the Colorado molecule is
22:24 His thoughts on oil and gas and why you need to get involved

About Seth Whitehead:

Mr. Dan Haley serves as President & Chief Executive Officer of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association. As President, Mr. Haley is responsible for leading the industry in Colorado legislative, regulatory, and public relations matters.

Previously, he was Vice President of Communications, Development and Strategy at EIS Solutions, a public affairs firm where he served as a consultant for numerous corporate and political clients, including oil and gas interests. Prior to that, Mr. Haley spent more than 20 years in the communications field, including 13 years at The Denver Post, where he was the Editorial Page Editor. He also was Director of Corporate Communications for CoBank, a $100 billion bank headquartered in Denver.

A Colorado native, Mr. Haley has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Wyoming and sits on the Advisory Council to the USO Denver as well as the Colorado Advisory Committee for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition.

Connect with Dan:

Colorado Oil and Gas Association 

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#032: The State of Oil & Gas in Illinois with Seth Whitehead

We’re continuing our series of conversations with different state oil and gas associations. In this episode, Phil is joined by Seth Whitehead of the Illinois Oil and Gas Association and Illinois Petroleum Resources Board to talk about the industry in the state of Illinois, what they do to improve the industry within their state and what type of education they provide. He shares the biggest obstacles they’re facing as an industry in Illinois, their top 3 priorities going forward and how the state is made up of small independent producers rather than large corporations.

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

  • How we can work together to shift how people view oil and gas as an industry
  • How the Illinois oil and gas industry is made up of small independent producers
  • The top 3 priorities for the Illinois Oil and Gas Association

Highlights:

1:32 How Seth got involved in the oil and gas industry2:46 The mission of the Illinois Petroleum Resources Board3:54 What type of adult education they provide about the oil and gas industry5:36 Seth’s advice about changing the way people see the industry7:13 His transition to working for the Illinois Oil and Gas Association10:23 The biggest obstacles of the oil and gas industry in Illinois11:27 How has COVID-19 affected the industry14:09 Their top focuses for the association 15:50 The current state of oil and gas in the state of Illinois

About Seth Whitehead:

I am currently the interim operations administrator for the Illinois Oil & Gas Association and the executive director of the Illinois Petroleum Resources Board (IPRB). IPRB is an education and outreach program that is voluntarily funded by Illinois oil producers and royalty owners. I was previously Team Lead for the Energy In Depth program from 2016-2018. I am a graduate of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and am married with five kids.

“Hopefully educating the kids about an industry that’s misunderstood, to put it mildly.” – Seth Whitehead

Connect with Seth:

Illinois Petroleum Resources Board | Illinois Oil and Gas Association | IPRB Twitter | IPRB Facebook

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#031: Why The Industry Will Recover

We’re still here, despite the fear-mongering that the media attempts to bring to the public, despite oil prices hitting record lows. This pandemic has brought a double whammy to the oil and gas industry but it will indeed recover. In this episode, Phil shares why traditional energy sources will never become obsolete and why it’s superior to misnamed, “renewable energy sources”. He shares a few interesting articles about the prospects of the oil and gas industry and how it will recover. 

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

  • Why we’re still here
  • How oil has surged over 80% as demand has returned
  • Why the misnamed “renewable energy sources” won’t replace traditional energy sources

“We’ve been through more up and down cycles than most other industries and the people in this industry are still here.”  – Phil Sherwood

Highlights:
1:25 How this pandemic has been a double whammy for the oil and gas industry
2:01 How not everything going on right now is doom and gloom
5:22 Why the world cannot work without oil
9:55 How Amazon is a huge partner in the oil and gas industry
11:16 Current conversations about replacing traditional energy sources with renewable energy sources
14:19 One of Phil’s favorite books over the past few years
16:02 An acronym for fear that the oil and gas industry leans on

About SherWare, Inc.

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#030: Smarter Well Management with Brad Gray

Being a part of the oil and gas industry affords you many opportunities and the ability to be a part of an industry that is constantly evolving. In this episode, Phil is joined by Brad Gray, COO of Diversified Gas & Oil to talk about his experience of being with the company and helping it grow from a couple thousand producing wells to over 60,000+ producing wells. He shares his advice for being in the oil and gas industry and his predictions for how the company will continue to grow.

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

  • How Brad’s seen the company grow over the past four years
  • What the term “smarter well management” is (and why you should know about it)
  • Advice for being apart of the oil and gas industry

Highlights:

2:33 Brad’s experience of joining Diversified Gas & Oil

5:06 The growth he’s seen at the company since coming on in 2016

8:03 What “smarter well management” means to them

10:07 Their experience of utilizing remote monitoring for their wells

11:13 What they see for the future of their conventional and unconventional wells

12:53 What he predicts for the future growth of the company

14:36 His advice on the oil and gas industry

About SherWare, Inc.

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#029: How Leaders Handle Chaos

With everything that’s currently going on in the world, there’s a lot of fear, panic and uncertainty. In the oil and gas industry, we’ve seen oil prices dip into the negatives and many companies are unsure of what will happen next. But what can we do to help eliminate the spirit of fear? In this episode, Phil talks about three practices that can help you deal with uncertainty. He clarifies the three things that cause fear and shares an exercise you can use to overcome fears that come your way. We’ve been through it before, and we’ll probably go through it again but just remember: We’re still here. 

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

  • The three practices that can help you deal with uncertainty
  • The three things that cause you to fear
  • An exercise you can do to overcome fears

“You’ve got to learn to conquer the struggle and not fear it.”
– Phil Sherwood

Highlights:


2:12 Three practices that can help you deal with fear and uncertainty
2:56 Adopting the role model mindset
4:41 Why you should check in with the news and social media multiple times a day
6:44 Choose how much you’re going to check in and sticking to that
8:28 Why you should choose to act instead of react
8:39 How you can describe your reality without complaints
10:25 Why you need more self-evaluation to develop self-awareness
11:39 Learning to understand and tap into why your fear is showing up
14:16 Giving more emotional energy to the other side of fear
17:58 Why people are terrified of the hardships
22:48 How you’re a role model in your community and your home
24:05 An exercise for overcoming fears

About SherWare, Inc.


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#028: The Best of 2019 with the SherWare, Inc. Team

Today you’ll get to hear from the entire SherWare, Inc. team on their thoughts as we wrap up the year. We chat about the big wins that we’ve had in 2019, including our two new hires, Eric and Aubin. You’ll hear about new updates coming to the SherWare software, how we reached record sales this year and what we’re grateful for. We also look ahead to 2020 and discuss what we have planned for the new year, including the release of Well Profits to the public and our plans for putting together a one-day training event in a city near you, and releasing an integration with QuickBooks Online.

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

  • Big wins that SherWare, Inc. had in 2019
  • A teaser about a new update coming to the software
  • What everyone on the SherWare, Inc. team is grateful for this year

“I just want to salute the team for thinking positively. That’s one thing we always try to do at SherWare is to celebrate the wins and to think and remember things we’re grateful for because the human mind always goes to the negative for some reason.”

– Phil Sherwood

Highlights:

2:01 Some of the big wins of SherWare, Inc. in 2019
2:14 Eric’s experience with being apart of the SherWare, Inc. team
3:05 What Abin’s experience has been like since joining SherWare, Inc. 
3:38 Anthony’s experience in going to the programming conference and applying that to SherWare, Inc.
4:19 Visiting conferences with Phil and getting to know current clients
5:26 Getting record sales this year and how the team worked together to make it happen
6:48 A new update coming to SherWare software 
8:55 The one-day training events that SherWare, Inc. will be putting on in 2020
9:44 News about SherWare Inc. integrating with Quickbooks Online
10:01 Hitting the road in 2020 and what tradeshows they plan to attend
11:15 Rolling out Well Profits to the public in 2020 
13:17 What the SherWare, Inc. team is grateful for in 2019

Links Mentioned

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