When I didn’t have the answers they provided me with more training or education to find those answers. They gave me the freedom to design and implement process improvement. They gave me the ability to train others, which I really enjoyed. The compensation and the benefits are phenomenal. The only downside was the stress level and the hours that were required. It was a lot of hours. I went multiple nights where I would wake up dreaming about work, about spreadsheets, about the well. It’s on your mind and in every fiber of your being. But I embraced that and I liked it. I would do it again for sure. … [Read more...] about The Oil-Production Accountant Who Wishes People Didn’t Waste Resources
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Then Manuel had an idea. They found that, on occasion, Bryan would have groups of people over, allegedly drug dealers and prostitutes. If Manuel and the cops could somehow get them out of the house before they finished off the drugs, there would be enough time to call in a tip and bust Bryan driving around in possession of narcotics with hookers in the car. It was now fully spring, so cranking the air conditioner was already necessary in Louisiana; if they could turn Bryan’s off, Manuel figured, Bryan would have to leave his house. There wasn’t an accessible breaker to cut the power, so Manuel put on fatigues and face paint and crawled on his belly across the lawn. Bryan’s next-door neighbors, an elderly couple, were watching television, and Manuel could see through their window. Manuel watched TV for a few minutes, then snuck over to the industrial air conditioner, pulled out his Leatherman, and began to cut through the power line. “Well, it energized while I … [Read more...] about Cain and Abel and Oil
If you want to create a more aromatic crêpe add some dry herbs, such as rosemary, but make sure you balance it out with sugar as this will help the aroma stick to the mix, adding to the flavour. … [Read more...] about How to make the PERFECT pancakes: Pastry chef advises using olive oil, leaving batter to rest and adding a dash of rosemary – but NEVER using a spatula to flip
While a weakened Russia might strike some as a geopolitical boon for the United States, authoritarian regimes have a habit of deflecting domestic tensions with foreign misadventures. Which raises ominous questions of how Saudi Arabia will behave, in a moment when the kingdom is already engaged in multiple proxy wars with Iran. No one knows how all of this will shake out, but considering that the current international system was more or less designed by the U.S. to advance its own interests, unpredictable change is undesirable — as are heightened poverty rates in oil-dependent economies and, ya know, world wars. … [Read more...] about 4 Reasons You Should Panic About the Falling Stock Market. And 4 Reasons You Shouldn’t.
But Exxon has opted to forego that nicety. Rex Tillerson’s former company is asking the government for a waiver allowing it to resume its joint venture with Rosneft, Russia’s state-owned oil company, to pump billions of barrels of oil out of the Arctic, Siberia, and the Black Sea — on the grounds that such a waiver would be good for Exxon’s profitability, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. … [Read more...] about Exxon Seeks Permission to Ignore Sanctions, Drill in Russia