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The Responsiblity of Influence

August 1, 2020

Guyana; 2018

July 29, 2020

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"Leverage has gone to levels not seen in recent downturns and (Chevron's)management’s comments that it doesn’t plan to take on more leverage could indicate that a protracted recovery would force the company to cut spending further, or even its vaunted dividend."

-- Fernando Valle, Bloomberg Intelligence analyst



Some old footage of Kuwait, 1991, used 

in Mike's presentation, The History of 

Oil Well Firefighting and Well Control.

 Mike gave this presentation once a month, sometimes twice a month, for years; from California to Florida, North 

Dakota to Texas and back. Biggest crowd

was Orlando, +1000; standing ovation.

Most fun, Bismark, +300; we all got

drunk and the stories were great.

Cost to give presentation was $1-2K; 

all of which was donated back to the host's scholarship funds

Best played on current scale as resolution of film is not very good.


I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!

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