Upstream Petroleum Management Is Celebrating 5 Years!

On March 4, 2018, the team at Upstream Petroleum Management will mark their fifth year serving the oil and gas industry’s regulatory needs. The previous half decade has delivered its share of difficulties and victories, but Upstream founder Kim Rodell has overseen a period of consistent growth, carving out a niche in the oil and gas’ challenging regulatory sector.

Just five short years ago, Kim opened the doors of Upstream Petroleum Management, Inc. with a handful of clients, decades of industry insight, and a universal commitment to relationship building and customer service. Over the years, the family at Upstream has stayed together, growing as professionals and adding to their knowledge with each passing year. Andrea Gross, Mitchell Dix, Angela Callaway and Shea Andress have been working tirelessly for clients since day one.

Upstream has even added talent to the team in Tish Jenkins, a veteran oil and gas employee with a Master’s Degree from the University of Denver. Buoyed by a growing number of satisfied customers and a reputation for excellence, Upstream Petroleum Management, Inc. continues to grow.

Over the last five years, Kim has become an active member of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, the Denver Petroleum Club, and Women in Energy, in addition to taking on a role as a board member of the Western Energy Alliance. The CEO is thrilled to put these experiences to work for every one of her clients.

As Upstream approaches this pivotal benchmark, we want to convey our immense gratitude for the people who have helped us thrive in a competitive world.

We cannot say enough about our loyal clients and our extensive list of government contacts. The men and women with whom we have forged valuable relationships have helped forge Upstream into the company it is today.

To the operators who have kept our number in mind even after changing companies, to the customers who have passed our name along, to the extensive list of people who have helped nurture our business since we opened our doors, we say thank you.

We look forward to another five fantastic years honoring our commitment to our community and introducing customers to the entire Upstream family. Together, we can work toward a brighter future.

Thank you for Five Great Years!

Upstream Petroleum Management, Inc.

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Colorado’s Oil and Gas Landscape Faces Bountiful, But Uncertain Future

Oil and gas fever is sweeping the planet. Nations large and small are either beginning to reap the benefits of an energy program or becoming mired in bickering between industry experts and a handful of environmentalists. Either way, every country capable of doing so is moving forward with plans to develop their own energy solutions. In spite of all those programs in the works, Colorado’s oil and gas landscape remains one of the most eventful.

If you haven’t been keeping tabs on the state’s ever-changing oil and gas scene, there’s no need to fear. We’ve catalogued the biggest and best stories for February right here.

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Olympia, Wash. Anti-fracking Protestors Had No Clue What They Were Doing

Over the last several days, a handful of news outlets have reported scuffles that resulted on a small stretch of Olympia railroad tracks. Early Wednesday, Olympia’s finest cleared a week-old encampment of protestors off their makeshift home.

Headlines call attention to the friction. They draw attention to the protestors’ purpose. They don’t focus on a major issue of the Olympia protestor’s sit-in: these guys were “protesting” in the wrong place.

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Fracking, By the Numbers

Whether you realize it or not, hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has been benefitting your everyday life for the past seventy years. As fracking has grown in prominence, it has drawn controversy every step of the way.

If you listen to the handful of people who plant themselves outside otherwise productive fracking sites throughout the United States, you might believe that hydraulic fracturing is the worst thing to happen to planet Earth since the last Ice Age. For all their dogged protesting and legal battling, anti-fracking protestors have been unable to provide substantial numbers on quite the same scale as the oil and gas industry.

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Oil and Gas Has the Opportunity to Rebuild Right

Now that the price of oil is once again climbing, there are some among the oil and gas industry who worry that the industry won’t be able to find enough qualified employees to fill the gaps in the field. After several thousand job losses between 2015 and 2016, the prospective pool of oil and gas employees is smaller than ever. However, there is room for hope, because two significant factors are working in favor of oil and gas companies throughout the world.

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A Look at Broomfield’s Ballot Question 301

In November, the voters of Broomfield, Colorado will be confronted with another initiative designed to stymie production of future oil and gas projects in the area. Ballot Question 301 is a controversial amendment to Broomfield’s home rule charter that would place unprecedented control of oil and gas development in the hands of the Broomfield city council.

Question 301 asserts that oil and gas development in Broomfield should “only occur in a manner that does not adversely impact the health, safety and welfare of Broomfield’s residents in their workplaces, their homes, their schools, and public parks.” Though it sounds innocuous enough, Question 301 has troubling implications for the people and the economy of Broomfield.

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The World Oil and Gas Market Fluctuates in the Wake of Violence in Kirkuk

Following a vote for independence on September 25, the region of Iraqi Kurdistan has erupted in a fresh wave of violence. In addition to the inevitable destruction and loss of life that will result, violence in and around the city of Kirkuk could have a huge impact on the world’s economy, most notably in the oil and gas industry.

The conflict may be a world away, but the discord in the Kurdish region of Iraq is going to show up at an oil pump near you.

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