Showing Up Eighty Percent Of Success

Showing Up Means Staying Focused

Showing Up Means Staying Focused


Woody Allen is widely reported to have quipped, “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” We don’t know if he actually spoke those words or something slightly different. We do know that the quote is in fact true. Continue reading

Shaking Hands Right 2

Shaking Hands, The Lobster Claw

Lobster Claw Handshake, Business.Gov.AU


Have you ever encountered the lobster claw handshake? So many people in business were shaking hands badly that the Australian government business arm created the “Top 10 Bad Business Handshakes” video. It covers all the terrible handshakes you are likely to encounter, or use.

I’ll be blunt. You don’t want to shake hands like any of the shakes enumerated in this video. The only good handshake in the entire thing is in the intro before the top 10 countdown starts. That is your model. Continue reading

Colorado Oil And Gas Wells

Hydraulic Gas Fracking Well, Drilling Phase

Hydraulic Gas Fracking Well, Drilling Phase

Colorado oil and gas wells can now be found on the JobsPetroleum.net site. Based on data from the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, the list includes only wells with status codes AC, DG, IJ and WO. Continue reading

Job Hunting? Bird Dog It

Job Hunting? Bird Dog It

Job Hunting? Bird Dog It

When you are looking for a job, it pays to bird dog it. That means be persistent because persistence pays off.

Finding work these days is difficult. It can be so difficult that many people just give up and stop looking. Then they become part of the group called Continue reading

Nebraska Drilling Permits by County 2013

In 2013, Nebraska issued 185 drilling permits in 12 counties. 83 permits were for oil exploration. The remaining 102 permits were granted for oil development. Notably, there were no permits issued for gas wells.

This reflects an emerging trend in numerous fields across North America. Exploration and production are shifting from natural gas to oil. For fracking jobs, there is no real change. Continue reading

Horizontal Fracking Dominates North America Wells

Horizontal Fracking Dominates Wells in North America

Horizontal Fracking Dominates Wells in North America (click image for full-size view)

The trend toward more horizontal hydraulic fracking wells continues to increase. Compared to vertical and directional wells, horizontal drilling is the clear majority. Recent data from Baker Hughes shows just how completely this trajectory is dominating new wells in North America. Continue reading

Baker Hughes Careers

Baker Hughes is a large company involved in all aspects of the oilfield services business in the oil and gas industry. They have been in business for over 100 years and have operations in more than 80 countries around the world. Continue reading

Colorado Well Permits Map 2014

The Colorado well permits map shows how the permits distribution looks across the state. As the raw data states, the majority of permits and active wells are in Weld county. Weld is along the northern border with Wyoming and just east of Larimer county. Drilling activity has been Continue reading