150 episodes

You've now found your dysfunctional life coach, the Investor Formerly known as Prominent Businessman Chuck Yates. What's not to learn from the self-proclaimed Galactic Viceroy, who was publicly canned from a prominent private equity firm, has had enough therapy to quote Brene Brown chapter and verse and spends most days embarrassing himself on Energy Finance Twitter as @Nimblephatty. Chuck's diverse and entertaining guests do agree on one thing - Chuck Yates Needs a Job.

Chuck Yates Needs A Job Digital Wildcatters

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    • 4.8 • 106 Ratings

You've now found your dysfunctional life coach, the Investor Formerly known as Prominent Businessman Chuck Yates. What's not to learn from the self-proclaimed Galactic Viceroy, who was publicly canned from a prominent private equity firm, has had enough therapy to quote Brene Brown chapter and verse and spends most days embarrassing himself on Energy Finance Twitter as @Nimblephatty. Chuck's diverse and entertaining guests do agree on one thing - Chuck Yates Needs a Job.

    Travis Boeker on Chuck Yates Needs A Job

    Travis Boeker on Chuck Yates Needs A Job

    I had Travis on the podcast and we just name dropped for an hour.  Yeah, we talked a bunch of energy stuff - Halcon and the shale revolution, debt deals with Oak Tree, nuclear powering tech, hydrocarbons powering the developing world - but then we went through celebrity encounters - Justin Timberlake, Jeff Skilling, Michael Milken, Bret Michael, David Lee Roth.  The only thing strange about this energy finance bro hash session was we weren’t wearing Pickering Energy vests.
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    • 1 hr
    The Future of Lithium with Daniel Layton and John Burba of IBAT

    The Future of Lithium with Daniel Layton and John Burba of IBAT

    I wanted to learn more about lithium because this mineral is a big deal for batteries.  Phones EVs everything needs lithium.  So I had the guys from International Battery Metals on to talk lithium and their extraction methodology.  Direct lithium extraction (DLE) is a thing, a real thing, even Exxon is doing it.  Think about it, oil and gas guys, if you got waste water, why aren’t you extracting the lithium?
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    • 48 min
    Kathleen Kelley on Chuck Yates Needs a Job

    Kathleen Kelley on Chuck Yates Needs a Job

    Always cool getting to chat with Kathleen Kelley a/k/a the OPEC Whisperer.  She’s doing some really cool charity stuff, volunteer led disaster relief with All Hands and Hearts.  She also level sets us on oil prices - demand, supply, China, Middle East unrest.
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    • 41 min
    Kevin Searcy, Odessa’s School Bond Election

    Kevin Searcy, Odessa’s School Bond Election

    I had heard all about the Midland County school bond election last winter. $1.4 billion for new buildings, upgrading old ones, new technology.  I didn’t realize that right next door the Ector County Independent School District had a similar election for $423 million that passed too.   A large part of the proceeds will be used for the  Career & Technical Education Center.  CTE sounds totally dope - trains high school kids for real world stuff like welding, rig operations, electrical, roustabouting.  Longtime active Odessa resident Kevin Searcy was kind enough to come on and walk me all through the ECISD’s initiatives.

    • 37 min
    Are family offices really investing in oil and gas deals?

    Are family offices really investing in oil and gas deals?

    The head of Stephens Inc.’s Energy practice told me he’s got family offices investing in oil and gas.  I cried “bull shit, that’s up there with UFOs, Bigfoot and pleasant ex-wives.”  Keith doth protest so I had him, Brad Nelson and Evan Smith on to convince me otherwise.  Cool discussion on family offices - how to find them, how they operate, how they view the energy world. 

    • 46 min
    How Bitcoin Mining is Bridging the Gap Between Tech and Energy

    How Bitcoin Mining is Bridging the Gap Between Tech and Energy

    In this episode, we delve into the fascinating intersection of the energy sector and technology through the lens of Bitcoin mining. With insights from industry insiders at Digital Wildcatters and special guest Chuck Yates, we explore how energy companies are increasingly becoming tech companies, and vice versa, driven by the demands of high-performance computing and the opportunities presented by Bitcoin mining.
    This episode dives into:
    The strategic decision by EQT, the largest natural gas producer in the US, to curtail production due to low natural gas prices and the potential impact of redirecting that energy towards Bitcoin mining.The acquisition of a data center by AWS for $650 million, highlighting the trend of tech companies venturing into energy management to support their computing needs.The evolution of Bitcoin mining from a niche activity to a significant player in the energy market, offering innovative solutions for managing flare gas and optimizing energy use.The role of high-performance computing in driving the demand for energy and the implications for energy companies to adapt and innovate.The challenges and opportunities for oil and gas companies to integrate Bitcoin mining and other tech-driven energy solutions into their operations, including considerations for infrastructure, maintenance, and regulatory compliance.The potential for energy companies to leverage Bitcoin mining not only as a revenue stream but also as a strategic tool for energy management, environmental compliance, and enhancing operational efficiency.Join us as we explore how the convergence of energy and technology is reshaping the landscape of both industries, offering new opportunities for innovation, sustainability, and profitability.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
106 Ratings

106 Ratings

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5 stars for Check & Bidets!

Great listen

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Just found your podcast Chuck. Awesome stuff. Myth power value!
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Chuck is kinda cool

I like his insight and how he formulates questions that grant educational responses

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