Episodes
We’re still here, despite the fear-mongering that the media attempts to bring to the public, despite oil prices hitting record lows. This pandemic has brought a double whammy to the oil and gas industry but it will indeed recover. In this episode, Phil shares why traditional energy sources will never become obsolete and why it's superior to misnamed, “renewable energy sources”. He shares a few interesting articles about the prospects of the oil and gas industry and how it will recover.    ...
Published 06/01/20
Being a part of the oil and gas industry affords you with many opportunities and the ability to be a part of an industry that is constantly evolving. In this episode, Phil is joined by Brad Gray, COO of Diversified Gas & Oil to talk about his experience of being with the company and helping it grow from a couple thousand producing wells to over 18,000+ producing wells. He shares his advice for being in the oil and gas industry and his predictions for how the company will continue to...
Published 05/18/20
With everything that’s currently going on in the world, there’s a lot of fear, panic and uncertainty. In the oil and gas industry, we’ve seen oil prices dip into the negatives and many companies are unsure of what will happen next. But what can we do to help eliminate the spirit of fear? In this episode, Phil talks about three practices that can help you deal with uncertainty. He clarifies the three things that cause fear and shares an exercise you can use to overcome fears that come your...
Published 05/04/20
Today you’ll get to hear from the entire SherWare, Inc. team on their thoughts as we wrap up the year. We chat about the big wins that we’ve had in 2019, including our two new hires, Eric and Aubin. You’ll hear about new updates coming to the SherWare software, how we reached record sales this year and what we’re grateful for. We also look ahead to 2020 and discuss what we have planned for the new year, including the release of Well Profits to the public and our plans for putting together a...
Published 12/19/19
Published 12/19/19
Today on the podcast, Phil interviews three professionals in the oil and gas industry to discuss their experiences of using SherWare, Inc. He chats with each guest one-on-one to hear how they found SherWare, Inc., what they like most about the software, their advice for someone considering making a switch and more. You’ll get to hear from seasoned professionals with many decades of experience in the oil and gas industry about how this software could help to improve your reporting, data,...
Published 11/21/19
In Oklahoma there’s a club connecting people from upstream, midstream and downstream communities. On this episode, Eric Werdin, director of Sales at SherWare, Inc. interviews Clay Scott, founder and the current president of the Pipeliner’s Club of Oklahoma City (PCOC) about how they’ve built an organization that connects all facets of the oil and gas community.   The PCOC was created to help bridge the gap between upstream, midstream and downstream energy communities for the mutual benefit...
Published 11/07/19
How do you best set up your oil and gas business for financial success? What about if you want to avoid a personal guarantee loan or are unsure of how to navigate the challenges that come with financing drilling and producing wells?  This week’s podcast guest is Milan Simic, a Strategic Solutions Advisor for a CPA firm who has many years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He shares how he first got into the oil and gas industry and the different positions he’s held over the course of...
Published 10/24/19
It comes as no surprise that many people aren’t aware of what the oil and gas industry actually does for our communities. Today Eric Warden of SherWare sits down with Mindy Stitt, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board (OERB). They discuss the education initiatives of the OERB and what they do to educate people of all ages about the oil and gas industry. She shares how she got started with OERB, what efforts they use to generate public attention and what they do with the...
Published 10/10/19
Software geek alert! Today’s interview is with Chuck Prickett, an employee with Associated Systems with over 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Phil and Chuck chat about his career at Associated Systems and the work he’s done with GOALS, an accounting software developed by him and a few other software developers for Associated Systems. They discuss how GOALS has evolved over the years, how clients have helped improve the software and his memories of building relationships...
Published 09/19/19
Have you ever had a conversation with someone about the earth and their opinion on global warming? Chances are, you probably have. On this episode, Phil sat down with Gregory Wrightstone, author and creator of Inconvenient Facts, an app and book that helps to disprove a lot of the myths that we hear about our planet and global warming. Listen to the full episode to learn why the the author knows his book and app will empower those working in the oil and gas industry
Published 09/05/19
How do conventional wells look in Kansas right now, what issues are they lobbying for across the state and what’s on the horizon? Today Phil is chatting with Ed Cross, President of the Kansas Independent Oil & Gas Association (KIOGA) about how he got into the oil and gas industry and how he ended up working for KIOGA. You’ll hear about the state and federal issues that they’re fighting for and what has been going on in Kansas in the oil and gas industry. Ed shares what he’s most excited...
Published 08/22/19
It’s hard to believe that it has been 25 years since SherWare first started. On today’s episode of the podcast, you’ll hear from the employees of SherWare on what it is that they do with the company, how it’s evolved over the years and the most memorable experiences they have about working for SherWare. They share the biggest changes they’ve noticed and how they transitioned from working in an office to working from home. Phil chats with each team member to get their take on the business and...
Published 08/08/19
On today’s episode of the podcast, Phil is joined by his friend and business mentor, Robert “Butch” Rogers. Butch is a CPA who has his own accounting business and also works as a consultant for other CPA’s and producers in the oil and gas industry and as a contract CFO for a few oil and gas companies. Phil and Butch share how they got to know one another, how they both ended up living in Ohio and how Phil got started with his business, SherWare software 25 years ago. They chat about how Butch...
Published 07/25/19
On today’s episode of the podcast, Eric Werdin, SherWare’s sales director, discusses the oil and gas industry in Kentucky with two leaders from the Kentucky Oil and Gas Association (KOGA), Ryan Watts, Executive Director, and Mark Hughes, President. They chat about the history of KOGA, the founding members of the organization and what KOGA does for the community in Kentucky. They also discuss the current state of oil and gas in Kentucky and their predictions on the future of the industry.   ...
Published 07/11/19
Today on the podcast, Phil chats with Mark LaCour, a former market researcher who now produces some of the top podcasts in oil and gas. They chat about how he got started with the first podcast and how this led him and his team to create a number of other podcasts about the oil and gas industry. He shares what he has learned from the younger generation in the workforce about learning and networking. Mark also discusses a new AI technology he is developing to make recruiting the right...
Published 06/27/19
In this episode of the podcast, Phil sits down with a few vendors in the oil & gas industry while at the National American Petroleum Accounting Conference (NAPAC) in Dallas, TX. He chats with each vendor about the company that they work for and what products and services they offer for their clients. You will hear about different companies that help make running an oil and gas business a lot easier. If you have been looking to simplify your oil and gas business, then you will want to tune...
Published 06/13/19
Treating employees right and creating a positive work culture will save you thousands of dollars by simply retaining staff. Today on the podcast, Phil is joined by his friend and business coach, Scott Ballard, founder of the Confidence Coach. Scott shares why employers need to focus on employee retention and creating a workplace that people are excited about. He also discusses what he does as a business coach and shares the structure of some of his coaching programs.   Here are some of the...
Published 05/30/19
On today’s episode, we chat with Wade Cox, Senior Accountant for JMA Energy Company, L.L.C. (JMA). He discusses the in’s and out’s of working as an accountant in the oil and gas industry. You’ll find out what Wade does accounting wise for JMA, how he keeps track of their oil and gas interests and the issues that come up in his profession. He also discusses what he does outside of his work with JMA as a tax professional.   Here are some of the things you can look forward to in this episode: ...
Published 05/16/19
In this episode, Phil discusses a topic that is a bit different from the usual conversation on the podcast. Phil shares information about the launch of an online-cloud based application of the SherWare software, Well Profits which has been around since 1996. This transition is just the beginning of all of the SherWare applications and software moving to the web.
Published 05/02/19
In this episode, we talk with Matt Sands, the host of the Mineral Rights podcast that helps owners learn about owning mineral rights and answers questions like: What is a lease? What taxes are involved? How do I check production for my wells? How do I calculate my royalty interest? What is a division order? I got an offer to purchase or lease, but is it reasonable? How do I read my check stub? Matt gives you answers to these and more questions about managing mineral rights and royalty...
Published 04/18/19
In this episode, Phil talks with Mike Chadsey, the director of public relations for Ohio Oil and Gas Association about the annual Winter Meeting and hot topics being discussed.
Published 02/21/19
Thanks to technology advances, automation and remote tracking are simplifying the way those in the field and the back office work together, creating more efficient companies that are safer, more agile and getting profitable faster. Find out about two companies making the difference.
Published 02/15/19
Growing and running a business in the 21st century, no matter what industry you’re in, requires knowing a little bit of everything, while still specializing in what makes your business so successful. On today's episode learn about 9 productivity/organization + communication tech tools that make automating your office a breeze.
Published 01/31/19
Is climate change going to doom the world? Or is it a well-fueled agenda led by climate alarmists? On today's episode Gregory Wrightstone, geologist and author of Inconvenient Facts, speaks with Phil about how his career as a geologist in the Marcellus Shale led to him searching for the truth on climate change backed by science. Here are some of the things you can look forward to in this episode: How rising temps actually benefit humanity Why forest fires, hurricanes and severe weather...
Published 12/27/18