April 2019 - Ernie LaFlure

It was great seeing many of you at our 2019 ETGS Prospect & Tech Expo!  We had a strong turn out and combined with our generous sponsors, it is looking like we covered expenses. Our two presentations were excellent and had some great in depth technical discussions for those interested in the Haynesville and Eagle Ford plays.   Events like this take a good deal of effort to put on and we want to thank all our volunteers and sponsors for their efforts to make this event successful.  We especially want to thank the extra effort of Matt Bailey, Barbara Cade, Robert Reese and Rusty Jackson.  This is Matt’s ninth year organizing the event!  We also had a very good icebreaker turn out the evening before.  Thanks goes to Carl Gray in organizing the event and sponsors. 

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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, www.easttexasgeo.com. Additional questions about registration or other info can be referred to Barbara Cade at 903-593-3071 or bacade@suddenlinkmail.com.

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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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