Texas Oilfield Collections: Texas Property Code Chapter 56 – Liens Against Mineral Property

Texas Property Code Chapter 56 is a useful tool to get energy service companies paid in the Texas oilfield.  This article generally explains how Chapter 56 liens work…

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Wage and Hour Litigation is on the Rise: 6 Steps You Can Take Now to Protect Your Business

We are seasoned employment litigators and we know a thing or two about the plight of companies battling wage and hour class and collective actions in the oil…

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What a Year, This 2020! The P2 Principle

As many of us attended the February winter meeting in Galveston, Texas, I don’t believe anyone anticipated the twists and turns of not only the industry, but life…

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Member Profile: Gay L. Wathen

A native Texan, Gay L. Wathen was born in Henrietta, but has been a Houstonian for 54 years. Her father, Bobby Gill, started Gill Services, Inc. in the…

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Farewell From Our Outgoing President Mark Gjovig

This is my final letter as president of the AESC. My year had a promising beginning in July 2019. I made a few trips and met many people…

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A Message From Incoming President: Gay Wathen

WOW…what a crazy time we are living in! The entire world came to a screeching halt for a period of time due to the Covid pandemic and now…

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Oilfield Fights Modern Day Slavery

In my 30 years in the oil and gas business, I have been a supporter of the development and growth of women in our industry. From the beginning,…

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Flu Pandemic 1918

The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn comparisons to the influenza outbreak of 1918, what became known as the Spanish flu, which was the 20th century’s deadliest pandemic. The Spanish…

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HBW Resources Election Analysis: What We Know Now

The shape of the nation’s new political dynamics at the federal and state levels are still emerging now. With the most votes cast in American history, the 2020…

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