Energy In Transition

Oilfield 360 Media

The Energy in Transition podcast is a first of its kind exploration of the critical role of oil and gas in energy transition. The podcast, hosted by PESA President Leslie Beyer, engages thought leaders in discussions about the path ahead in a world of lower-carbon energy development, including emerging technologies, global energy demand, capital markets, ESG, workforce innovation and much more.

All Episodes

In part three of a series on critical and strategic minerals, Dr. Michelle Foss and Energy Workforce & Technology Council CEO Leslie Beyer engage in an in-depth discussion about the material needs for a lower-carbon future, the hegemonic role of China, and the policies needed to support sustainable mining in the United States. 

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Nov 17

33 min 28 sec

In part two of a series on critical and strategic minerals, Zumwalt-Forbes and Council CEO Leslie Beyer engage in an in-depth discussion about the role of these resources in the future of energy and geopolitical considerations in producing the materials needed for the energy transition.

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Oct 4

42 min 33 sec

In this episode — the first of a three-part series on critical and strategic minerals — Hans Smit from Ocean Minerals joins Council CEO Leslie Beyer for a deep dive on what these minerals and metals are, what goes into producing them, and why they’re so important to the global economy and the future of energy.

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Aug 17

42 min 2 sec

In this episode, Council CEO Leslie Beyer and Schlumberger’s Lees Rodionov discuss energy transition, sustainability and ESG. Rodionov describes what the triple bottom line means to Schlumberger, as well as how ESG relates to risk management.

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Jun 22

40 min 5 sec

Host Leslie Beyer and Assaad Mohanna discuss how NOV is examining the underlying economics and meeting the needs of an energy industry in transition by supporting the oil and gas industry while diversifying into other energies that fit their skill sets. This insightful conversation delves into ESG, purposeful innovation, and overcoming technological hurdles to achieving a lower carbon future.

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May 18

37 min 54 sec

This episode is a conversation between Council CEO Leslie Beyer and GoExpedi CEO Tim Neal about how artificial intelligence and machine learning are helping the energy industry proactively manage supply chains and minimize risk. It’s an education on how technology is helping build resilience in supply chains and business operations.

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May 5

22 min 15 sec

In this episode, Council CEO Leslie Beyer and Baker Hughes Vice President of Energy Transition Allyson Book discuss energy transition, ESG reporting, and the vital role of the energy services sector in getting to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. They delve into Baker Hughes’ leading role as an energy technology company that’s working to make energy safer, cleaner, and more efficient for people and the planet.   NOTE: This episode was recorded in November 2020.

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Mar 26

42 min 23 sec

In the latest episode Council CEO Leslie Beyer and Frank’s International CFO Melissa Cougle analyzed major topics affecting the OFS sector and the future of energy, including ESG, technology development and deployment, access to capital, and inclusion and diversity. Cougle’s optimistic outlook for the future is grounded in the sector’s combination of talent, grit, and ingenuity.

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Mar 11

42 min 8 sec

Tarpley and host Leslie Beyer discuss the merger of PESA and AESC to form the Energy Workforce & Technology Council, and how the combined organization will elevate and advocate for the oilfield services and equipment sector. They also analyze President Biden’s executive orders and look ahead to how legislative and administration actions could affect OFS companies. This informative conversation will get you up to speed on changes in US energy policy and what it means for the future of energy.

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Feb 15

43 min 18 sec

Host Leslie Beyer and ProSep CEO Mahesh Konduru discuss what the oilfield sector needs to do to recover from effects of the downturn, the market opportunities available to agile companies, how ProSep delivers value by helping customers clean water used in production and reduce chemical usage, and the importance of ESG reporting for companies of all sizes. This is an in-depth conversation that delves into how the interaction of technology and economics will drive the future of oil and gas, and the energy industry.

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Jan 12

47 min 32 sec

Scott Gale, Executive Director of Halliburton Labs, joins host Leslie Beyer to discuss Halliburton's initiative to accelerate development and growth of cleaner energy companies. Halliburton Labs is helping companies scale new technologies to meet global needs, assist with customer development, and provide an array of support resources, capabilities, and expertise. In this conversation, Gale and Beyer dig into how the technologies that will define the future of energy are being developed.

Dec 2020

38 min 17 sec

In this episode, sponsored by Milestone Environmental Services, PESA President and podcast host Leslie Beyer and Milestone Environmental Services President & CEO Gabriel Rio analyze the future of energy, the work the oilfield sector is doing to remove carbon from the atmosphere, and how Milestone’s waste disposal and remediation innovations are critical to improving operational efficiency and environmental performance. This is an insightful and informative conversation between two of the OFS sector’s leading thinkers on ESG and the role of oil and gas in the transition to a lower carbon energy future.

Nov 2020

53 min 7 sec

Ken Medlock is one of the world’s foremost experts on energy policy and economics. In this wide-ranging conversation, Medlock and host Leslie Beyer discuss the implications of rising energy demand in the developing world, the need for different energy transitions in different regions of the world, and future opportunities for the oilfield services and equipment sector. Medlock’s practical, realistic, science-based perspective is a critical contribution to the ongoing conversation about combatting climate change and the transition to a lower carbon energy future.

Nov 2020

51 min 53 sec

In this conversation, Ramachandran and host Leslie Beyer discuss emerging trends in oilfield automation, how Solaris is approaching ESG across the enterprise and incorporating these strategies into short- and long-term planning. An illuminating discussion on how it all connects with energy transition and access to capital markets. Extraordinary insights from one of OFS’s most widely recognized new leaders.

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Oct 2020

47 min 5 sec

In this special election episode, Leslie Beyer is joined by Bob Moran, Senior Managing Director of FTI Consulting and guest co-host Tim Tarpley, PESA Vice President Government Affairs to analyze the upcoming election and what it means for the oil and gas industry. Moran draws on his long experience in advocacy for the OFS sector at Halliburton and leading DC trade associations as the group does a deep dive on races for the presidency, U.S. Senate and U.S. House.

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Oct 2020

59 min 38 sec

Drummond and host Leslie Beyer discuss how NexTier is deploying technology to drive efficiency and reduce environmental impact while producing affordable and reliable energy for people all over the world. They dive into how digital technologies are enabling a new way to work and will change the nature of the OFS sector’s workforce, as well as critical strategic issues like inclusion and diversity and ESG.

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Oct 2020

42 min 25 sec

The Energy In Transition podcast launches with its first guest, President & CEO of Oceaneering Rod Larson. Together with host Leslie Beyer, Larson discusses the essential role of the oil and gas industry in driving technologies that will enable a lower-carbon energy future. They dive into Oceaneering's approach to innovation, how the skills and knowledge of the OFS sector apply broadly to the future of energy and the growing relevance of ESG.

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Oct 2020

38 min 55 sec

Host Leslie Beyer is joined by production partners Josh Lowrey and David de Roode to introduce the new Energy In Transition podcast — a first of its kind examination of the oil and gas industry’s critical role in developing lower-carbon energy. In the episodes ahead, Leslie will be joined by industry leaders to show how the oil and gas industry is leading efforts to meet future energy needs through emerging technologies, emissions reduction, efficiencies and collaboration with renewables.

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Oct 2020

36 min 26 sec