Discover something new about the oilfield with every episode of this Oilfield Basics podcast. Join us as we interview many hard working men and women across our great industry, learning about their particular specialty, tools, processes, techniques, and experiences. Wether you already work in the industry, are a student, or are an outsider to our industry, there will always be something new for you to learn.
Ep. 85 - Covid and the Workplace with Kirsten Bosman and Stephen Antonelli
In this episode co-hosted by Priya Manchiraju, Stephen Antonelli (Shareholder in BabstCalland's litigation group) and Kirsten Bosman (HR Generalist with FirstEnergy Corporation at West Penn Power Operating Company) shed light on the Families First Response Act and Return to Work Best Practices. We also discuss work from home culture, long-term effects, ongoing challenges, and more.
Ep. 84 - Drugs in the Workplace with John McCreary
In this episode, John McCreary (Attorney/Shareholder of Babst-Calland) helps clear up many questions around medical marijuana in the workplace, employer/employee rights, drug testing, federal vs. state law, and much more!
Ep. 83 - Federal Lands and the Election with Bresee Carlson
In this episode, Bresee Carlson (Partner at Kuiper Law Firm) helps us to better understand how federal lands are permitted, developed, produced, and managed for oil and gas extraction. We also heavily discuss how regulations are ruled out and theorize how a presidential candidate could affect operations.
Ep. 82 - Applying Oilfield Skills to Other Industries with Reed Stiles
In this episode, we talk with Reed Stiles about how our unique skillsets as employees of the oil and gas industry can translate into other industries. Times are tough, and many people are left determining what's next for them. For some, that might mean transitioning into other sectors of our economy entirely. Reed hosts a podcast entitled "Ex-Oilfield Resource" where he talks with individuals who have successfully transitioned out of our industry and he gratefully summarizes some key takeaways and advice for our listeners.
Ep. 81 - Dynamic Positioning and Subsea Interventions with Fernando Hernandez
In this episode co-hosted by Priya Manchiraju, Fernando Hernandez (Principal at Hernandez Analytica, Vice-Chairman at the Marine Technology Society, and more) discusses more innovative offshore technologies and operations. We learn more about dynamic position systems, subsea well interventions, floating production storage units, and more!
Ep. 80 - Offshore Remotely Operated Vehicles and the Transition to Deepwater with Fernando Hernandez
In this episode co-hosted by Jacob Mata, Fernando Hernandez (Principal at Hernandez Analytica, Vice-Chairman at the Marine Technology Society, and more) leads us further into the offshore world by discussing remote operated vehicles (ROVs), deepwater diving, how deepwater has evolved, infrastructure lead growth, and so much more.