March 2019 - Ernie LaFlure

It is time for the 20TH ANNUAL, 2019 ETGS PROSPECT & TECH EXPO!

Remember to attend the EXPO on March 26, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Harvey Hall Convention Center. We can use everyone’s help buying or promoting booths.  Booths are very reasonable at $350.00 for Vendors and $250.00 for Prospects. Individual attendee passes are $40 pre-registered by March 12 or $50 each at the door. Passes include a great 3 meat bbq lunch from Spring Creek with all the sides and fixins.  This is the best networking opportunity for the day!  You can download a flyer or get more info on our website, Additional questions about registration or other info can be referred to Barbara Cade at 903-593-3071 or

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February 2019 - Ernie LaFlure

Last night as our President gave the State of the Union address, I could not help but feel some pride for the contributions of our industry.  The President highlighted how the United States is now the World’s leading Energy producer and we have become a net energy exporter!  We are so familiar in our industry with the incredible changes that have occurred; we often take it for granted that others realize this.  For perspective, I did a little looking back on how dramatic this change has been.  In seven years from 2011 to 2018 we erased 25 years of production declines in the U.S. to reach the peak production in our nation’s history.  WOW!!  It was just 10 years ago that the hottest industry discussion was the Simmons study on peak oil and the accompanying book “Twilight in the Dessert”.  What an incredible decade of innovation and accomplishment it has been!  I can’t wait to see what the next decade has in store for our great industry.

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January 2019 - Ernie LaFlure

I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday Season!  Now we venture forward into 2019 and one of the few things we can be certain off is that it will be another roller coaster year in the oil patch.  In the midst of this uncertainty, it is valuable to reflect on the timeless value our Society brings to help us in these times. The greatest technology and business innovations often come in times of challenge and our Society offers the opportunity to share the ideas that may spark those ideas for you.  Additionally, networking with your peers is always valuable but especially so when the business climate is difficult.  Perhaps most valuable of all, our great membership combined with fun events make our journey enjoyable and worthwhile.

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