The Industry's #1 Digital Oil Field
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Susie Agee, Vice President
Marsh Oil & Gas Co.
Pauls Valley, OK
"GreaseBook’s oil sales report with run ticket images alone saves us 3-4 days a month. In fact, we know what our purchaser owes us (and what they’re missing) even before they’ve sent us our statement... Now that they know we're watching our account so closely, we find even less mistakes on their part because they know we’re holding them accountable!"
Randy Coy, President
Ranken Energy Corporation,
"Initially, we thought there may have been an issue with the GreaseBook. However, it was the app which ultimately enabled us to weed out any incompetence in the field. With the app, everyone is held accountable... our pumpers, haulers, and our service companies. Now, we've got some very qualified folks in the field – and we've got the information to prove it."
As your quantification tells you that you’ve successfully increased the efficiency or effectiveness of what you do by how you do it, the very next leg of a successful turnkey oil and gas information System is Orchestration.
What do we mean by Orchestration?
By Orchestration, we mean documenting the innovative improvement you’ve made on HOW you do WHAT you do, so that every individual on your team is able to MASTER the new, innovatively disruptive methodology, which has enabled you to produce greater, more effective results, time after time, after time.
Which is, of course, the very meaning of “turnkey”: The ability to replicate successful behavior. Again and again, without fail. This is how we gauge. This is how we record our gauges. This is how we hold our purchasers and service companies accountable. This is how we send in our tickets. This is how we reconcile those tickets.
Because, to the degree that you’re unable to replicate successful behavior, your ability to scale, sell, or simply take more time off is not only hampered, but blocked. Keeping you in that unfortunate state most oil and gas operators find themselves in, looking for better and better people in the hope that they will bring better and better results.
“It’s the people!”, most companies exclaim. Well, if that were true, that success resides in finding better and better people, Ford Motor Company would have never succeeded. Nor would it have grown. No company can.
To the contrary, success – which means your ability to grow exponentially, effectively and predictably – resides not in the acquisition of better and better people, but in the creation of exemplary systems, which the greenest of pumpers and most inexperienced of production techs can learn to master. Continuously.
For example, when managing, acquiring, or drilling any well, a key component of your System is the data capture solution you roll out to your guys and gals in the field. It’s only through the eyes, ears, and minds of your pumpers and field personnel that this information can flow to everyone else in your operations (and this is precisely Why Your Oil and Gas Data Management Strategy Sucks). Your oil field management System should create better pumpers – in fact, it’s from this information which all improvement flows.
To be clear, it’s not just ‘systemized capture’ of sending data back to HQ – it’s a two way communications platform giving your pumpers the ability to call upon a knowledge base of the experience your company has assembled to operate these wells: historical production, graphing, commentary from anyone who’s ever visited the well site.
"So far the Greasebooks have been very easy to transfer to. I haven’t had any complaints from the pumpers. I really like how the app makes the pumpers be accountable for the oil. I cant tell you how many times their old gauge sheets would have gauges that were so messed up and then throw a run ticket in there – it was a nightmare to sort out! With GreaseBook, it makes my guys correct any errors.Thanks for everything!"
The Secret to a (Highly Profitable) Digital Oil Field Management System
Dustin Wyer, Operations
Would you laugh if we told you our Dream was to transform the state of independent oil & gas operators nationwide?
That our Vision was to invent a turn-key oil field management software so powerful that it would eradicate failure of oil & gas operators from the face of the planet?
That our Purpose was to make it possible for every independently owned oil & gas operating company that heeds our call to create a successful enterprise that scales whether they choose to operate 1 well or 10,000?
For those who aren’t systems thinkers, or simply haven’t been exposed to the idea of running their operations ‘systematically’ – they might laugh at the idea.
However, for those operators who succeed in the most difficult of pricing environments, who have cash on hand when everyone else is dried up, and who continue to operate when everyone else is closing their doors – well, they won’t laugh at all. Instead, they’ll smile a knowing smile and ask themselves, “does this company really have the foresight and persistence to accomplish what they’ve set out to do?”
GreaseBook set out on a mission to invent a turnkey, intelligent, oil & gas operating system we could deliver to any independent operator in any State operating any kind of well – gangbuster horizontals and old-dog stripper wells alike.
Turnkey operating. Deliverable by any oil field manager, not hampered by her employees, her pumpers, her lack of cash or network, but only by her personal depth of oil & gas operating know-how and experience. Enabling her to share her knowledge across every team member, without her actually having to be there. Essentially, to scale systematically.
Is it an outrageous idea? All such ideas are outrageous. If it weren’t outrageous somebody would’ve already done it. But to our way of thinking it’s all so obvious. In our beginner’s mind, we asked, “how come nobody has done this before?”
To our way of thinking, it was ridiculously simple. So simple in fact that when we solved this problem — this ‘failure to systemize’ by almost every oil & gas operator — the economic performance of the oil patch would be transformed.
Bobi Posey, Admin
Phoenix Oil & Gas, Inc.
The Oil Field Manager’s “Holy Shit” Moment
In the marketplace of oil & gas, the cost at which you extract oil and the System that enables you to do it is who you are. This system you either create or ascribe to is the reason your company is alive. However, as the world changes, you and your operations must become “street-smart” if you’re going to stand a chance of succeeding – perhaps, even surviving.
Remember, all of this work we’re doing is about getting results. We’re not creating only to be creative. We’re not innovating simply to be innovative. We’re not operating oil & gas wells just to operate oil & gas wells. We’ve got a serious end in mind. And, to discover how to get there, we’re going to want to study the laws of production and cost to most effectively produce exactly what we’re looking for from our oil & gas assets which is Maximum Profit.
You’re looking for a System that has already proven itself. One that can be successfully implemented. One that successfully delivers the improved results you require. One that enables you to scale at will, in the hands of ordinary people, all at a low cost, to give you an extreme competitive advantage.
And we simply believe that a new breed of field service software is the quickest to get you there.
Sure, you hear a lot of talk about the digital oilfield, introduction of scada to oilfield operations, and the implementation of E&P tank software and hardware. And while this idea of the ‘digital oil field’ and its tools has merit, most operators roll these expensive systems out before they come to understand their most chronic dysfunction. And that underlying dysfunction is always a strategic problem, a workflow problem, something easily solved by reevaluating the way they communicate – never a technological problem.
Unfortunately, instead of reevaluating their System (which would solve 90% of their issues for a fraction of the cost), most operators that roll-out scada and sensors simply exchange a set of systematic personnel issues for a new set of technological issues.
That said, allow us to articulate the simple, clear-cut premise that “the System is the solution”. Not the hardware, nor the sensors, nor the tank sticks. The idea that “The System is the solution” is core to our position in the marketplace: to transform the state of oil & gas operators nationwide.
The human element in Oil & Gas is alive and well, and the model for all successful oil and gas operators is one in which “systems run the business and people run the System.”
And, to achieve this objective of ours, we had to invent the scalable, universal oil field management software SYSTEM, which could have resonance with and be applied to every single oil & gas operator in the country.
Not only that, but be executed by the greenest of gauger, most technologically challenged pumper, and inexperienced production technician in exactly the same way every single time—in the same way a minimum wage worker makes a Big Mac or french fries.
First and foremost (and where so many of our contemporaries failed to execute, or perhaps failed to listen) was that the System must be Simple. Once the idea simplicity is recognized and achieved, you move on to be scalable. To be replicable. To be manageable. To be repeatable.
To follow the quality lexicon and to flawlessly and consistently exhibit the System’s best practices, delivering a consistent, satisfying result Every. Single. Time.
Which brings us back to our Dream, which is to transform the state of the independent oil & gas operator nationwide.
Our Vision, to invent turn-key oil field management software so powerful as to eradicate failure of oil & gas operators from the face of the planet.
And our Purpose, to make it possible for every independently owned oil & gas operator that heeds our call to create a successful company that scales whether they operate 1 well or 10,000...
To us, figuring this out seemed like a walk in the park. We were too inexperienced to know any better, right? It was just nuts and bolts and the like, wasn’t it?
That said, our Dream gave our System energy. Our Vision gave the System form. Our actions gave it the life needed to produce this System in reality.
Today, that ‘dream’ is known as GreaseBook. And we are transforming the state of independent oil & gas operators nationwide.
If you’re like most operators, reality only settles in once you want to scale your company, try to create some sort of freedom from your operations (ie the reason most of us start a business in the first place), or decide to sell the business. Pick your poison, but it’s one of these three scenarios that always serves as the ice-water-in-the-face moment for the independent operator.
It’s the “holy shit” moment when most – say 99% – of all operators wake up to the realization that they’ve been doing it all wrong.
All of that hard work, all of that great suffering, all of that “doing it, doing it, doing it” – which is the tactical reality of almost every oil and gas operator – that they’ve been consumed with during the years preceding that moment when they finally think to themselves: “How do I scale? How do I make this company work for me? How do I prepare this company for sale?”
Then and only then do they see that there’s absolutely no way they’re going to get from here to scale. Here to freedom. Here to sale. Why? Because the necessary System hasn’t been deployed so that their company can succeed at what it has set out to do.
And while your System may have worked while you had 2, 5, or even 50 wells, any field management solution comprised of text messages, email updates, dossier files on well history, loose run tickets, and daily oil reporting forms in paper or Excel format isn’t going to get you where you want to go.
The System we’re talking about is the creation of your turnkey oil field management solution. Without that, you’ll never have a scalable company. It all begins or dies right here. This choice to invent your oil field management System is the most elemental entrepreneurial choice of them all.
Which is precisely the reason why it’s so damned hard for operators to rise above the entrapment of what we like to call the ‘tyranny of routine’. The calls. The texts. The emails. The daily oil reporting forms (or lack thereof). The mistakes. The incompetence.
Most operators fail to make this choice, or, even worse, make the wrong choice when it comes to oil field management software to stand in for their System, and it’s destined to fail from the get go.
It’s “doing it, doing it, doing it” – all until you simply can’t do it anymore.
"Over the last year, the GreaseBook Oilfield Management Software has given me the ability to take on a considerable amount of supervision of the company. Now, I don’t have to rely so heavily on our contract field supervisor. In fact, I compared our company costs from 2013 with those of 2014, and we have been able to reduce our costs by more than half. And, those reduced costs include our 2014 GreaseBook charges! Thanks for developing this tool!!"
Key Frustrations: A Checklist for the Oil & Gas Operator
One essential characteristic of oilfield operations (and modern life) is that we all depend on Systems – on assemblages of people or technologies or both – and among our most profound difficulties is making them work.
“All this talk about the System sounds great, but it’s still not clear… what exactly is a System? How can I develop my own ‘System’?”
Your oil field management System – which is essentially your oil and gas information systems workflow – is the methodology through which you deliver the result you have promised to your partners, your employees, and yourself.
It’s how you integrate the visual, operational, functional, and financial components of your oil & gas operations. Everything an independent operator would need to scale from 1 to 10,000 wells (if she so chooses).
For example, the checklist is the humblest of all Systems. Quite simply, the checklist is a quality-control device. The value of using checklists springs directly from the complexity of modern life, whether we're talking about surgery, flying an airplane, or building a skyscraper.
The complexities of oil & gas operations overwhelm even the best-trained engineers, supervisors, and field staff. What the operator needs in order to achieve Maximum Profit, isn't just people working together to be nice to each other. It’s discipline. And discipline is freakin’ tough.
We are not built for discipline. We are built for novelty and excitement, not for careful attention to detail. Discipline is something we have to work at.
Good checklists, on the other hand are precise. They are efficient, to the point, and easy to use even in the most difficult situations. They do not try to spell out everything – a checklist cannot fly a plane or build a building. Instead, they provide reminders of only the most critical and important steps – the ones that even the highly skilled professional using them could miss.
Understand, checklists are not just for simple, straightforward tasks. Checklists help people communicate and work together better, especially when the unexpected occurs.
So as an oil & gas operator, we must identify the missing pieces in our operational puzzle – which, in turn, are the systems that need to be there, but aren’t.
Monthly Maintenance Checklist:
Daily Maintenance Checklist:
Checklist for Short Production:
Checklist for Downhole Issue:
Checklist for Over Production:
Repairs and Maintenance Checklist:
Pumping Unit and Wellhead Maintenance Checklist:
... you get the idea.
These checklists should serve as an eye opener (and for some of you an emotional roller coaster...)
When working through these Checklists, you must ask yourself: “Do I have this? Do I have that? Do we know this? Do we know that?” From function to function to function to function. It becomes transparently clear that you don’t have almost anything we need to have in order to operate our company as effectively as a McDonald’s.
Which is why we say that your operation’s ultimate success depends upon the creation of an exemplary turnkey System, which says, to all and sundry, “This is how we operate here!”
A System that doesn’t depend upon your ability to find and hire exemplary pumpers, production techs, or assistants, but upon YOUR exemplary ability to systematize the management the affairs of your pumpers, production techs, and assistants (via simple tools like the checklist).
Unfortunately, few of us are taught this as oil men and women. It might be said that we are left to discover it on our own (or not). The signals we receive from industry conferences, executive education and the like, are at best, veiled instructions, brought to us in the form of edicts and directions rather than inspiration.
Lower your operating costs!
Be more efficient!
Employ a multi-well drill pad!
Of course these instructions are the product of other human beings’ genuine efforts to exercise leadership (as, a generation earlier, they experienced it) – but, more often than not, are interpreted as a need to proflecize, rather than create any real change. But the “true North” for the oil & gas operator is its System.
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