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Currently, sitting on my portch. In the beginning, spent 16 years with drilling company starting out as a roughneck and rising through the positions of drilling manager, operations manager and finally Executive Vice President and CBW (Chief Bottle Washer). I have worked with a variety of... More
  • Facebook For Companies...huh? 0 comments
    Mar 24, 2013 3:05 PM | about stocks: APA, RDS.A, COP, BCCR, LNCGY

    I guess I am new to the social media scene. I have a twitter account that I constantly forget that I have, but why does a company need a facebook account?

    I find i curious that Apache (NYSE:APA), Shell Oil, Linc energy, ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) and even Buccaneer Energy (BCC:ASX) would need a facebook account.

    I rather like the look of the Buccaneer page, and I see that it is new and gaining followers, but who has the time for such things? Personally, if Buccaneer Energy needs some ideas of what to put on their page I would like a virtual tour of the Endeavour.

    I guess it is all in the eye of the beholder, I like to get my Google alerts, I like to get press releases, I guess a facebook update could be one more way to get information. Perhaps we could get Steve Ferris at Apache to come on Facebook and answer questions. That would be fun for the Pirates as well, where is our CPC (Chief Pirate in Charge) Curtis Burton. Since his trip to Alaska last year I haven't seen him. Apparently it is more important for him to be in London, Singapore and Australia than up here freezing in the winter.

    For that matter, since those brief presentations I haven't seen any Buccaneers running around. I talked to some of my contacts that suggest that management is hunting money (reason for London), Jim Watt has been on a constant vacation and Mark Landt has been so busy chasing permits that he hasn't been able to get to the office. I find it interesting that the people in Kenai are more familiar with Andy Rike and Curtis Burton than they are with Jim Watt and Alan Huckabay.

    This is where Alaska really needs to help these new comers out, if they spend all of their time chasing permits, no oil or gas ever get's produced.

    I talked to one of the boys over at Shell, he didn't even know they had a facebook account. His own is dedicated to the family and trying to stay connected with his kids from the previous and keep up with antics of the current.

    One has to wonder how this tool really relates to a companies communication strategy. Companies really don't have kids, but hey do have employees and shareholders. Sometimes those could be considered as such.

    Well, looking for comments here..Does anyone have any ideas whether a facebook page helps or hurts a company?

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