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A Must-Listen for Oil and Gas

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The Crude Life has quality guests and regular contributors on the show that provide useful insights in energy.

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Great content and well delivered!

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12 Ratings
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2

A Must-Listen for Oil and Gas

By jonclarkx - Jan 16 2020
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The Crude Life has quality guests and regular contributors on the show that provide useful insights in energy.

Great Info

By mattc5454 - Apr 16 2019
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Great content and well delivered!

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Rank #1: The Crude Life Week in Review Episode 353: Looking for Leases, Rig Count Zero and Bitcoin

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Brandon Davis, Swan Energy, explains why their energy company is going heavy natural gas in the future and are looking to buy up fields right now. Davis says they have already looked at about 100 leases and are continuing their search for natural gas opportunities. He estimated they will add another 500 wells and 40,000 acres.

Davis gives an update on their water hauling business, which is essentially on auto pilot at best as the industry has slowed down. The interview also discusses Jerry Jones, Planet of the Humans, Nationalizing Oil and opportunities in capitalism.

Lynn Helms, Director, North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources, recalls what life was like during the last bust when rig counts reached zero in the Bakken. Helms was a week into his job when this historic feat occurred. Helms explains some of the logistics behind going from several rigs to zero rigs and why so many operators will hang on as long as they can. Ancillary issues like finding workers, innovation advancements and equipment integration are just a few of the issues with Rig Count Zero. Helms also gives an update on the current situation in the Bakken oil fields with the effects of OPEC, coronavirus impact and COVID-19 Shutdown.

Tom Masiero, Great American Mining, discusses Bitcoin Mining in the Bakken and how blockchain could be entering into oil and gas sooner than later. Masiero explains how the Chinese integration of blockchain into oil and gas will be relevant in the United States very soon. Many in China believe it will change the world.

The Crude Life Podcast can be heard every Monday through Thursday with a Week in Review on Friday.

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May 02 2020

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Rank #2: Building the Bakken Radio Episode 281: Frack-Free Natural Gas, Enviro-Tech and Mobile Greenhouses

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Weekly Davis Refinery Update
Interview: William Prentice, CEO, Meridian Energy Group
William Prentice, Meridian Energy Group, gives a Year in Review for the Davis Refinery. The Davis Refinery which is being designed with a throughput capacity of 49,500 bpd of Bakken crude oil. Oil refining facilities that are designed to, or capable of, processing 50,000 bpd or more of crude oil fall under the PSC’s siting jurisdiction.

Energy Communities
Terry Etam, Energy Reporter, BOE Report
Terry Etam, BOE Report, talks about alternative and unconventional natural gas technologies. Everything from portable LNG devices to mobile greenhouses are discussed.

GroundBreakers
Chris Ginsbach, VP of Finance, Carbon Creek Energy
Chris Ginsbach, Carbon Creek Energy, talks about a first-of-its kind sale in commodities markets — Frack-Free Natural Gas Certificates.

Energy Economy
Sarah Skinner, Oilman Magazine
Sarah Skinner, Oilman Magazine, gives a preview of their current issue of the Oilman Magazine. Skinner talks about the features related to bridging the skills gap in the energy industry.

This week’s singer-songwriter spotlight: Blind Joe

Dec 18 2018

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Rank #3: MultiMedia Cafe Episode 30: Funkwerks Brewery and North Dakota Sweet Crude

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MultiMedia Cafe Special Guest and Topics Menu
Friday February 22, 2019

Brad Lincoln, co-founder, Funkwerks Brewery, Fort Collins, CO, talks about some of the hurdles to enter the microbrew and craft beer industry. He also explains sale, distribution and product development for the growing microbrew industry.

Arthur Weidner, Doodlebug Beverages, talks about the family history behind his great grandfather’s “sweet crude” liqueur. Weidner now distributes ND Sweet Crude across two states with more states on the horizon.

He explains how it took over three years to get the product to market, some of the learning curves and how it is now taking off to the point where he is retiring from his “day-to-day” engineering career to focus on his hobby business that has grown.

Feb 25 2019

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Rank #4: MultiMedia Cafe Episode 87: iPipe and Big Data in Oil and Gas

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Joe Dancy, energy expert and educator, gives an update from the Interstate Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in Oklahoma City, OK.

Drones, UAS, pipelines, iPipe technology, Big Data, the Bakken and Permian were discussed in detail.

May 19 2019

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Rank #5: The Crude Life Podcast Episode 45: O&G’s Role in Healing and Helping the COVID-19 Fight and Small Business Financing & Factoring

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The Crude Life Podcast Episode 45

March 31, 2020

Guests/Topics:

Zachary Ellis talks about the coronavirus which has had a detrimental impact on all businesses worldwide, but the blow is felt just a little harder with small and mid-size businesses. While most of us are all working from home as shelter-in-place orders have been put in place, we often find an unusual time to reflect on our business, our employees, and our future. This is a scary time for most as we face a virus that can capture millions of Americans, with no true cure to date. Increasing cash flow is the first thing on a company’s agenda, as most aren’t working if business is not considered “essential”

The interview with Zach Ellis takes an intuitive approach to provide solutions and answers to the questions you need answered most. Factoring is an immediate way to increase cash flow, improve company morale, and keep a steady stream of income coming each month. Essentially factoring is buying your company’s invoice from said shipper, or contracted MSA work, and Commercial Credit pays you up front. Commercial Credit will follow up with the original debtor to secure payment, all the while your company remains financially positive and moving in a forward direction.

Refinancing debt is another viable option as businesses seek to lower their overall exposure, and maintain a lower cost of ownership. Whether a simple interest loan, or lease, Commercial Credit Group can provide options on servicing your existing debt, while partnering with an equipment professional that understands your business.

Ellis is based in Aledo, Tx just outside of Weatherford, and only a short drive to the Permian. This is his main customer base, along with customers in the Eagle Ford. No matter what shale play you find yourself in, or what state you’re in. Remember, we service the Oilfield, Transportation, and Construction Industries including all associate equipment.

Reach Zach Ellis at 682-386-7973 or Zellis@commercialcreditgroup.com

Matthew Hill, Knight Energy, explains how the oil and gas industry is healing and helping many in the coronavirus epidemic and COVID-19 Shutdown.

Daily Headlines:

Court blocks Broomfield’s attempt to temporarily halt Extraction’s oil and gas operations

Oil and gas industry releases updated global sustainability reporting guidance

Astrophysicist gets magnets stuck up nose while inventing coronavirus device:

Sponsor: Royal Creek Consulting

Royal Creek Consulting services the Oil and Gas Industry and provide business development services for Service and Supply companies. They are currently working in the following states: VA, WV, PA, OH, LA, OK, CO, NM & TX.

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Featured Event:    The Crude Life 2020 March Madness Tournament

The Crude Life 2020 March Madness Tournament Schedule

Marcellus Region
(1) Swan Energy vs. (2) Knighten Industries

Permian Region
(2) Target Hospitality vs. (9) The Earth’s Champion Johnny Green

Bakken Region
(3) Aries Buildings vs. (9) Elite Energy Services

Powder River Region
(2) Brigade Energy Services vs. (13) K9 Pipe Inspection

The Earth’s Champion Johnny Green’s Eco-Watch:  The Great Wind Delusion

Planet Service Announcement:

Links to Exclusive Interviews:

Zachary Ellis, Commercial Credit Group

Matthew Hill, Swan Energy

The Crude Life Music Crossover: Blind Joe

Studio Sponsor: Hatch Coaching

Phone Line Sponsor: Bakken BBQ

The Crude Life Podcast can be heard every Monday through Thursday with a Week in Review on Friday.

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Apr 01 2020

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Rank #6: MultiMedia Cafe Episode 124: BBQ Tricks and Tips Special!

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4th of July BBQ Special!  Leonard, Jesse Johnson, Dennis Jared, Ram
Laster, Rusty Padgett, Junior Urias
and Guillermo Barreto share secrets,
tips and BBQ stories. Junior Urias tells the story of how he became
Travel Channel’s BBQ Pitmaster’s Champion.

Jul 14 2019

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Rank #7: The Crude Life Interview: Joseph “JB” Bendik, The Navitas Organization

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Joseph “JB” Bendik, The Navitas Organization, comments on some of Energy’s Top Stories, Trends and Issues of 2019.

The future of fossil fuels, perception and engagement are discusses in detail. Everything from herd mentality to indoctrination to speaking up to public relations’ paradigm shift.

Innovation, mineral rights, pipelines, natural gas, California wildfires, renewable energy and flaring are also topics bantered around.

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Nov 13 2019

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Rank #8: The Crude Life Interview: Ann Hafner, Killdeer Area Ambulance Services

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Ann Hafner, Killdeer Area Ambulance Services, talks about the $15K donation from Marathon Oil. Hafner also names a few other recent sponsors and donors for their emergency equipment upgrades.

Hafner also talks about volunteerism and how there is a shortage of volunteers in the oil and gas communities. Hafner also discusses some of the challenges of rural America and emergency services.

Jul 28 2019

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Rank #9: The Crude Life Podcast Episode 47: Force Majeure Impact, COVID-19 Shutdown and The Hand of God

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The Crude Life Podcast Episode 47

April 6, 2020

Guests/Topics:

Christopher Cottrell, Winston & Strawn, gives an update on how their legal offices are handling the coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19 Shutdown.

Cottrell discusses some of the recent M&A activity in the oil and gas industry as well as the recent news of Whiting Petroleum filing for bankruptcy. Although not a bankruptcy attorney, Cottrell gives a basic overview of what type of bankruptcy Whiting has filed.

Cottrell said the M&A activity had been pented up, and reiterated that many of the companies having financial struggles still have valuable assets to optimize.

The interview dives into “force majeure” within contracts. Starting in the NBA, the phrase ” force majeure ” began making the rounds within contractual law circles are “acts of God”, “epidemic” and “pandemic” become important words in today’s world.

Recently, in response to the COVID-19-related market disruption, China’s largest natural gas and liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) importers have declared force majeure to provide relief and excuse performance from their contractual obligations. Major suppliers are contesting these assertions of force majeure.

Cottrell believes “force majeure” has the potential to become an issue in the oil and gas industry and suggested that the Texas Railroad Commission get ahead and define some terms. 

Josh Swanson, Vogel Law, comments on “force majeure” and how it applies to the COVID-19 Shutdown and the oil and gas industry.

Swanson, who wrote a law review paper at University of North Dakota on the topic “force majeure” title “The Hand of God”, explains how the portion of a contract rarely is brought to light, but when it does there are processes and terminology that companies need to consider. From mailing letters to flooding wells, Swanson cites multiple examples of “force majeure” in recent history.

The interview then transitions into working from home and the paradigm shift society is currently going through. The Great Depression was mentioned as the last time period that is the closest in comparison due to the major shift in technology, agrarian education, urban land use and the migration to cities from rural America. A similar transition is happening right now with the digital world in distance education and home workplaces.

Swanson also comments on Whiting Petroleum’s recent bankruptcy filing and what some of his oil and gas clients are processing during the coronavirus pandemic.

Daily Radio Update on The Podcast: 

Devin Becker, Becker Safety & Supply explains how the COVID-19 Shutdown has impacted his safety store’s traffic as well as outside sale people.

Daily Headlines:

As Prices Plummet, The Oil And Gas Industry Scrambles To Keep Businesses Afloat

Oil and gas sector critical to Canada’s economy

WrestleMania in front of no crowd is a reminder that fans matter

Sponsor of the Day:W.I.C.

W.I.C has been the leading industrial insulation company in the mountain states for over 41 years. They provide their partners with safety, quality, and productivity on every project big or small, but most of all integrity. From insulation and fireproofing to asbestos abatement and scaffolding. W.I.C believes perfection is possible and achievable on all projects.

W.I.C. is based in the rockies and serving the industry west of the Mississippi (but not limited to).

Leading the Industry in Safety, Quality, and Productivity!

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Featured Event:    The Crude Life 2020 March Madness Tournament

The Crude Life 2020 March Madness Tournament Schedule

Marcellus Region
(1) Swan Energy over (2) Knighten Industries 74-65

Permian Region
(2) Target Hospitality over (9) The Earth’s Champion Johnny Green 88-71

Bakken Region
(3) Aries Buildings over (9) Elite Energy Services 91-74

Powder River Region
(13) K9 Pipe Inspections over (2) Brigade Energy Servives 80-74

The Earth’s Champion Johnny Green’s Eco-Watch: Grand Theft: US Taxpayers Liable For $120,000,000,000 In Subsidies to Wind & Solar

The Earth’s Champion Johnny Green has been traveling across the planet cleaning streets, sidewalks, swamps and souls as part of the Clean Your Mind Tour.

The Eco-Champ is engaging with people from all of Earth’s nations about the eco-realities cell phone usage and environmental energy.

The Greatest Environmentalist on Earth is letting the world know environmentalists have lost their way and Renewables Ain’t Doable Without Fossil Fuelables.

Planet Service Announcement:

Links to Exclusive Interviews:

Josh Swanson, Vogel Law Firm

Chris Cottrell, Winstron & Strawn

Devin Becker, Becker Safety & Supply

The Crude Life Music Crossover: Moody River Band

Studio Sponsor: Hatch Coaching

Phone Line Sponsor: Bakken BBQ

The Crude Life Podcast can be heard every Monday through Thursday with a Week in Review on Friday.

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Apr 06 2020

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Rank #10: MultiMedia Cafe Episode 144: Pros and Cons of Renewable Energy

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Dr. Loren C. Scott, Loren C. Scott & Associates, Inc talks about solar, wind and natural gas as it pertains to the economy, politics and consumerism. Scott explains the pros and cons with renewables and how it compares to other countries who have devoted resources to a renewable economy and infrastructure.

Scott also gives a history of Earth Day and how “climate change” became part of our lives lexicon.

Loren C. Scott & Associates, Inc., is a 35-year old firm that provides economic consulting and public speaking services for a wide range of clients. Consulting activities include impact studies, forecasting services, analysis of policy proposals, and general economic analyses. Consulting clients include BP, ExxonMobil, Entergy Corporation, J. P. Morgan Chase, Capital One Financial, Nucor, Sasol, and a diversity of others. Their objective is to put together the very best team of associates to attack our client’s problems. Dr. Scott makes 50-70 presentations a year on the state of—and the outlook for—the economy and the energy sector in particular.

He is one of the 32-member National Business Economic Issues Council, which meets quarterly to discuss issues of state, national, and international interest. This group has experts who cover international trade, Washington economic policy, retail trade, trucking, steel, chemicals, etc. Dr. Scott is an energy specialist on the NBEIC. He has been appointed to the Economic Advisory Board of the U.S. Council on Competitiveness—a group made up of the CEOs of the Fortune 100, top university presidents, and presidents of three major unions.

He has been interviewed on MSNBC, CNBC, Bloomberg TV, and several local TV stations and his work has been cited in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times and the Moscow Times, to name a few.

Aug 06 2019

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Rank #11: The Crude Life Week In Review Episode 301: The War on Oil and Gas

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William Prentice, CEO, Meridian Energy Group, gives an update on the Davis Refinery, being constructed in the Bakken oil fields. The location of the refinery, near Belfield, is close to major transportation and distribution arteries.

Destenie McMillen, senior landman, Northern Colorado Legal Support, talks about the new oil and gas regulations in Colorado which are having major impacts.

McMillen, third-generation oil, talks about the early industry hits and how it is already bleeding into Wyoming. Plus some companies have already left the state of Colorado for Oklahoma.

McMillen, opines on whether the oil and gas industry should be promoting more as the “war against oil and gas” continues.

May 04 2019

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Rank #12: MultiMedia Cafe Episode 90: Friday Night Singer Songerwriter Showcase

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Friday Night Singer Songwriter Spectacular! Blind Joe, Blue Wailers, Flatlands, Bump, Ciro and Topher, Tom Peckskamp, Pat Lenertz, Saving Reign, Haley Rydell, Patrick Thiel, Lucielle Black and Moody River Band.

May 19 2019

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Rank #13: The Crude Life Week In Review Episode 306: Birthing Wing Receives Large Donation, Meridian Moves Along

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Weekly Davis Refinery Update
William Prentice, CEO, Meridian Energy Group, gives an update on the Davis Refinery, being constructed in the Bakken oil fields. The location of the refinery, near Belfield, is close to major transportation and distribution arteries.

Ashley McNamee, Whiting Petroleum & Lynn Welker, Consultant-McKenzie County Healthcare Systems, give details about the $200K donation Whiting made to the McKenzie County Healthcare Systems.

The donation will provide resources for the hospital’s labor and birth wing. Watford City has grown over 250% in the past decade and births are a quality of life issue. This donation help improve their community’s quality of life.

The interview also discusses other donations to the McKenzie County Healthcare Systems as well as other donation made by Whiting in the Bakken.

“The Essence of Capitalism” is also discusses as energy companies continue to give in addition to paying high taxes, fees and donating to local service groups and churches.

Jun 23 2019

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Rank #14: MultiMedia Cafe Week In Review Episode 235: Colorado’s Energy Issues

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Jack Hamlin, Summit Engineering & Energy Strong Colorado, talks about Colorado’s recent shift in oil and gas perception, and how it has been catching on in other states.

Prop 112 and SB 181 are discussed in detail, from the history to the current state of energy in Colorado.

The idea of modern day environmentalism is discussed, whereas the energy industry is leading the movement to save the earth through investments, innovation and education.

The paradigm shift in energy, herd mentality and “Boulder Democrats” are also discussed in detail.

The interview concludes with a conversation about natural gas and how a world would look if natural gas received subsidies to solve the flaring issue.

Jul 29 2019

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Rank #15: The Crude Life Podcast Episode 15: NAPE, Protesting Kids, Marcellus and McMillions

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February 6, 2020

Guests/Topics:

Jim Willis, Marcellus Drilling News, responds to John Hess’ comments that shale oil has peaked and global warming is real. Willis describes how Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has been good to industry in some areas like pipelines and permits, but needs to be watched in areas of impact fees and taxes.

The interview also dives into the use of children for profiting and politicking. Willis believes it is one of the biggest issues in oil and gas today. Public health and silly studies are also bantered.

Willis gives an oil and gas activity update on the Marcellus and Utica, as well as the state of Michigan.

Jon Clark, Clark Energy Consulting, gives an update from NAPE 2020.  The update includes what the overall vibe is like, some highlights from speakers and what the underlying themes and conversations are in Houston.  

Matt Kruse, Huskerland Oilfield Services, describes how “money grabs” and cutthroat business practices in the oil field turns into the old adage of short-term pain equals long-term pain.

Headlines:

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham: Permian Basin oil and gas a main driver for policy

Oil and gas industry leaders meeting with IoT experts in Alberta to discuss industry issues 

Behind ‘McMillion$,’ the thrilling new series exploring the stranger-than-fiction McDonald’s Monopoly scam

Sponsor:BMA Biotech

BMA Biotech is a diverse company which develops a wide range of oilfield chemicals and oil spill remediation products, as well as, providing a wide range of environmental services to the oil and gas industry. They provide their clients with cost-effective and sustainable solutions for their oilfield chemical and environmental needs. BMA Biotech’s advanced oilfield chemical range is 100% biodegrade within 75-days and considerably reduces risks to health, safety, and the environment. www.bmabiotech.com

Event:  NAPE Summit 2020

Planet Service Announcement:

Links to Exclusive Interviews:

Jim Willis, Marcellus Drilling News

Jon Clark, Clark Energy Consulting

Matt Kruse, Huskerland Oilfield Services

Today’s Featured Music: The Moody River Band

The Crude Life Podcast can be heard every Monday through Thursday with a Week in Review every Friday.

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Feb 06 2020

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Rank #16: MultiMedia Cafe Episode 1: Persistence, Passion and Pipelines

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Special guest and topics include:

Dale Brown is a former college basketball coach who spent 25 years coaching the LSU Tigers. His teams earned Final Four appearances in 1981 and 1986. He is also remembered for coaching Shaquille O’Neal and as one of the most vocal critics of the NCAA because he said it legislated against human dignity.

Brown talks about coaching Randy Livingston, a player who made it to the NBA after blowing out both his knees in college. Brown also discusses whether former UCLA coach John Wooden would be fired in today’s coaching environment.

Mark J. Lindquist and Jared Bye discuss following your passion in life and in business.

Mark J. Lindquist is a nationally recognized motivational speaker, world-touring entertainer and author of the book, “Passion! 8 Steps to Find Yours.” Mark has performed live for over 1,000,000 people in 22 countries and 44 states throughout his career. As an actor, he has appeared in ABC’s LOST, CBS’ Hawaii Five-O and the Universal Studios movie “Battleship.”

He has performed for Grammy winning artists, Academy Award nominated actors, foreign dignitaries around the world as well as staffers at the White House. Mark has been featured on CNN.com, C-Span, The Washington Post and the Korea Today Newspaper (Seoul, South Korea). Mark has shared the stage with former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, Senator John McCain, Magic Johnson, Edward James Olmos, Grammy Award winning artists Rihanna, Brooks and Dunn and Brandy, Academy Award nominated actor Liam Neeson, CEO Bob Nardelli (Home Depot), Steve Case (AOL/Time Warner), Ken Thompson (Wachovia), Jeff Swartz (Timberland) and Ben and Jerry (Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream).

Throughout his entertainment career, Mark has performed for the Tuskegee Airmen, the Secretary of the Interior Gayle Norton, Secretary of Commerce Don Evans, Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, Members of Congress, Sargent Shriver, Mia Hamm, Tony Stewart, The Washington Redskins, The Atlanta Falcons, and The New York Giants (NFL), the Florida Panthers (NHL), the Washington Nationals (MLB), the NCAA, Universal Studios and The Supreme Allied Commander of NATO Europe. Currently, Mark travels the country delivering keynote addresses for businesses, colleges, young professionals networks, conferences and school assemblies.

He also performs the National Anthem for collegiate and professional sports teams and is the full-time National Anthem singer for the University of North Dakota Men’s Hockey program as well as a guest performer for the College World Series, WE Fest, The Minnesota Twins and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Mark co-founded Breath Is Limited Motivational Speaking and Entertainment, LLC in order to advance ideas and ignite passion all over the world. Mark is a former Sergeant in the United States Air Force and an Afghanistan War Veteran who currently lives in Fargo, North Dakota.

The Crude Life Daily Update: Dr. Loren C. Scott, energy expert and economist, explains how the oil and gas industry will be impacted by the construction of pipelines and processing facilities.

Dr. Loren C. Scott was on the Economics Department faculty at Louisiana State University from 1969 to 1998, where he rose through the ranks from Assistant Professor to the holder of the Freeport-McMoran endowed Chair of Economics. He is presently Professor Emeritus of Economics at LSU.

Over the thirteen-year period from 1983-96, Dr. Scott was the chairman of
the Economics Department at LSU. During that time, the Department’s ranking among the 3,000 economics departments in the U.S. rose from 101st to 38th. He received 7 awards at LSU for outstanding classroom teaching.

Dr. Scott is co-developer of the Louisiana econometric model, a model used for providing annual forecasts of the Louisiana economy, which are released each fall. He was a co-investigator on over $1 million in grant research at LSU and is the author of over 75 articles and technical reports in addition to reports written for consulting clients.

Jan 11 2019

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Rank #17: MultiMedia Cafe Episode 149: Skills, Torque, Tech, Tools and Trades

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Patrick Bertagnolli, MBI Energy Services, talks about the skills initiative program in the Bakken and how they are engaging with high school students to expose them to tech and skills careers. He explains how the student council leaders will be assisting the state of North Dakota attracting workers to the Bakken. The term T4 was used, Tools, Trade, Torque and Tech.

Bertagnolli also shares his thoughts on his recent attendance at TEDx Fargo. Communication within the state and industry was stressed multiple time during this thread of the interview.

Aug 12 2019

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Rank #18: What Happened with Colorado’s Energy Industry Panel from the 2019 Energy Exposition

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Colorado State Senator John Cooke; Dan Haley, Colorado Oil and Gas Association; John Robitaille, Petroleum Association of Wyoming and Jason Spiess, The Crude Life discuss “What Happened with Colorado’s Energy Industry” at the Energy Exposition 2019 in Gillette, Wy. The panel discussion was moderated by Harriet Hageman, Hageman Law PC.

Topics ranged from environmentalism, politics, clean air, millennials to the Walking Dead.

The Crude Life Podcast can be heard every Monday through Thursday with a Week in Review every Friday.

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Aug 03 2019

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Rank #19: The Crude Life Podcast Episode 50: OPEC Reactions, Essential Energy and Now Busier Than Ever

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The Crude Life Podcast Episode 50

April 13, 2020

Guests/Topics:

Jon Clark, Clark Energy Consulting – OPEC+ agreed to an outline of an unprecedented agreement for production cuts of 23% or 11MBPD at an “emergency virtual meeting” ahead but many analysts are suggesting it could fall through if other OPEC nations don’t agree to cuts as well. Ultimately we need more clarity on this “outline of an agreement” and many are suggesting this could be clarified during Friday’s G20 meeting as to whether or not this global reduction requires US production cuts as well.

The tentative agreement which would be the largest ever oil output cut agreed on by OPEC+ ministers is coming without the US mandating curbs on its own crude production.

Jake Milne and Bailey Midkiff, W.I.C., talk about some of adaptions their company has had to make with the COVID-19 Shutdown and coronavirus pandemic.

Midkiff says his outside sales meetings have picked up since the COVID-19 Shutdown, but how the meetings happen are a different story.

The interview transitioned into how the oil and gas industry is healing and helping in the COVID-19 Shutdown and coronavirus pandemic.

Daily Radio Update on The Podcast: 

Josh Swanson, Vogel Law, talks about why the language of “pandemic” and “epidemic” could be extremely important in the oil and gas industry, as well as others, when it comes to collecting insurance claims due to the COVID-19 Shutdown.

Daily Headlines:

EXCLUSIVE-U.S. banks prepare to seize energy assets as shale boom goes bust

Texas oil regulators meet Tuesday to consider state’s first output cut since 1970s

Coronavirus: Congressman wants Zoom meetings banned after being ‘Zoom-bombed’ multiple times

Sponsor of the Day: Trunkine 

Trunkline is the one-stop shop for oilfield materials, equipment, and merchandise. Search, compare, and purchase products from vendors all across the industry.

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Featured Event:   The Crude Life 2020 March Madness Tournament

The Crude Life 2020 March Madness Tournament Schedule

National Championship Game

(1) Swan Energy over (2) Target Hospitality

The Earth’s Champion Johnny Green’s Eco-Watch: 

The Earth’s Champion Johnny Green (not pictured) has been traveling across the planet cleaning streets, sidewalks, swamps and souls as part of the Clean Your Mind Tour.

The Eco-Champ is engaging with people from all of Earth’s nations about the eco-realities cell phone usage and environmental energy.

The Greatest Environmentalist on Earth is letting the world know environmentalists have lost their way and Renewables Ain’t Doable Without Fossil Fuelables.

Planet Service Announcement:

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Jon Clark, Clark Energy Consulting

Jake Milne and Bailey Midkiff, W.I.C

Josh Swanson, Vogel Law Firm

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Rank #20: The Crude Life Podcast Episode 34: Price Wars, Oxy Spending $3.7B, $10 oil and Protect Alex Trebek at all Costs

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The Crude Life Podcast Episode 34

March 11, 2020

Guests/Topics:

Jon Clark, Clark Energy Consulting gives and update on the Oil Price War and Politics.

Oil futures plummeted over the weekend after Saudi Arabia slashed prices and ramped up production in response to Russian reluctance to scale back output. Makes logical sense, right?

“It starts with the virus,” said Yergin, vice chairman of IHS Markit. “In the first quarter, we estimate that oil demand compared to last year was down almost 4 million barrels a day.” That’s significant. Add to that an output hike from Saudi Arabia, US sanctions on Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Europe, protecting the “Petrodollar,” and an election year where geopolitics are extremely heightened, and we have an all-out price war.

The WallStreet Journal writes “The situation has gone from gloomy to grim. Oil demand is down. The coronavirus has reduced trade and travel. Riyadh offered discounts of as much as $13 a barrel. The Saudi’s just lifted a finger and said “pricing discount.”

Shale Fights For Survival: This Time it’s Different

In 2016, during the previous downturn (also an election year when we saw a low of $26 per barrel in late February) investors poured billions into cash-strapped U.S. firms through equity offerings and private funds. OPEC+ agreed to curtail output to support prices, which also subsidized higher-cost shale drilling.

“Companies could also continue selling assets to generate cash, but only if there are interested buyers offering reasonable prices – a big if.” – WSJ

“Overhead ‘at those companies is eating them alive. Checkerboard acreage makes them inefficient. No one wants to put up the cash, so the industry seems to be frozen.'” Said John D. Arnold, a billionaire investor.

“The latest move are part of a strategic game after U.S. shale production fundamentally shifted supply, market share and pricing power. Saudi Arabia pushed prices down late in 2014 to curb U.S. production, but it didn’t work: Producers cut costs and lenders and investors stepped in to keep the shale party going. Russia has had enough. It seems to be betting that the price war will permanently impair U.S. production and market share. Now Saudi Arabia wants Moscow to reconsider production cuts, but there is no evidence yet that playing hardball with Russia will work.”

“Bankruptcies will be more substantial and have a bigger impact on supply than they did back then,” said Shawn Reynolds, a portfolio manager at asset firm VanEck. “There’s only a dozen or two [shale] companies that can survive at $40.”

“Probably 50% of the public E&Ps will go bankrupt over the next two years,” said Pioneer Natural Resources CEO Scott Sheffield.

But ultimately, Yergin said, “I don’t think this can last very long because it’s going to hit everybody’s finances including that of the countries,” referring in particular to Saudi Arabia and Russia.

The silver lining is that “$35 oil reduces the economic case for cutting fossil fuels. Green-energy plans might be shelved.

Energy Stocks Dive to a 15-Year Low on Monday:

Apache (-54%)

Oxy (-52%)

Marathon (-49%)

Diamondback (-48%)

Whiting (-40%)

Parsley (-39%)

Pioneer (-39%)

Noble (-30%)

BP (-19%)

Total (-18%)

Shell (-17%)

Chevron (-15%)

Exxon (-12%)

William Prentice, CEO, Meridian Energy Group, gives some examples of environmental innovations the Davis Refinery has implemented into the pre-construction phase along with what technology has been replaced.

Daily Headlines:

Outlook for oil and gas demand remains strong

Major oil and gas producer in the Permian cuts spending by $1 billion

‘Protect Alex Trebek at all costs’: Live audiences banished from ‘Jeopardy!’ and ‘Wheel of Fortune’ tapings amid coronavirus fears

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Social Media Moment

Could oil really fall to less than $10 per barrel? – CNBC

Via email – Chad P Yes, I get it….we also have plans in case china attacks us. No, they never will, but we have plans…. But oil below $10??

Via NiobraraChalkJames Richardson Not with the current rate of hyper inflation induced by government minimum wage increases. Corona virus may push it down that low but to speculate over a 10 year period what it will do is like asking your crystal ball what will happen in the future.

Via The Crude LifeJack Hamlin This is absolutely stupid and is not rooted in any sort of fundamental understanding of oil and gas production.

The Earth’s Champion Johnny Green’s Eco-Watch:  The Main Challenges Faced By The Upcoming EV Era

The Earth’s Champion Johnny Green (not pictured above) has been traveling across the planet cleaning streets, sidewalks, swamps and souls as part of the Clean Your Mind Tour.

The Eco-Champ is engaging with people from all of Earth’s nations about the eco-realities cell phone usage and environmental energy.

The Greatest Environmentalist on Earth is letting the world know environmentalists have lost their way and Renewables Ain’t Doable Without Fossil Fuelables.

Planet Service Announcement:

Links to Exclusive Interviews:

Jon Clark, Clark Energy Consulting

William Prentice, CEO, Meridian Energy Group

The Crude Life Music Crossover: Blind Joe

Studio Sponsor: Hatch Coaching

Phone Line Sponsor: Bakken BBQ

The Crude Life Podcast can be heard every Monday through Thursday with a Week in Review on Friday.

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