When people hear about trends, often times images of fashion and sloppy outfits come to mind. In some cases, there might be images of investments and marketing. Basically, a trend is a direction. Trends can come in the form of any industry. For instance, technology has trends. First there was the internet. Then the internet eventually brought social media. Another exciting trend was the mobile network which has been brought to life with the use of smartphones and tablets. Smartphones have become the primary way of reaching the internet and enjoying entertainment for many users.
One trend that excites creative director Bridget Scarr is the use of virtual reality. However, it is not just virtual reality in and of itself that is exciting her, it is the use of it for education and other positive activities. This not only shows that technology is not necessarily good or bad but also shows how other forms of media can be used for positive things. Television does not have to be mindless entertainment. Some of the best shows on television not only entertain people but educate them. The same can be said for theatrical movies from major blockbuster production studios.
Among the things that virtual reality can be used is for healing. People can also use virtual reality in order fulfill their dying wishes. While there are certain dangers to watch out for when it comes to virtual reality and augmented reality, Bridget Scarr looks at all of the positives that come with these types of devices when they are used right.
Trends are a very important part of business to follow. At the same time, the most successful people are able to influence and set trends as opposed to follow them. Bridget Starr, being a creative director is always looking to bring forth something that is groundbreaking. Working as a producer who has helped people bring their ideas to life has given her the experience and insight to know what is required for her to bring forth her ideas. The biggest advantage to her career is that she is able to work at her own pace.
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Mexico nationalized its oil industry in 1938. The nationalization of the oil industry meant that the Mexican federal government would own all the petroleum reserves, facilities, and foreign companies operating in the oil industry. Subsequently, the Mexican oil industry has been underperforming, and 80 years later, the government has decided to open the industry to private investors.
Mexico decided in 2015 to accept private investors in its oil industry. Three companies placed their bid and won rights to explore oil in in the Sureste Basin off the state of Tabasco. The three companies, Premier Oil, Talos Energy LLC, and Sierra Oil & Gas, joined hands to drill their first oil well, the Zama-1. It is the first non-Petroleos Mexicanos well since 1938. Experts approximate the volume of oil present in the well to be between 100-500 million barrels.
Some analysts have welcomed the move and termed it progressive. Elaine Reynolds, an analyst at London-based Edison Investment Research Ltd, lauded the move by the Mexican government to invite other players to its oil industry. He further added that Zama-1 well being the first non-Pemex well, would be under a keen scrutiny from all players in the oil industry. Charlie Sharp, an analyst at Canaccord Genuity Ltd., echoed Reynold’s sentiments. Sharp referred to Zama well as “one of the most interesting exploration wells to be drilled in the sector this year,’’ perhaps based on the implications the well would have on the Mexican oil market.
The decision to allow Talos manage the operations of the Zama well could have been informed by the entrepreneurial nature of Talos’ employees. For instance, Ash Shepherd the commercial manager at Talos Energy Mexico was recently the Thirty Under 40 honoree for his efforts of enabling Talos to operate in Mexico. All Talos employees have reported being satisfied with their work environment which has been made possible by the chief executive of Talos, Tim Duncan. WorkplaceDynamics this year named Talos the best workplace among local small businesses.
Talos Energy is headquartered in Houston; the company has witnessed an exponential growth over the last few years. The company recently acquired an oil and gas producing subsidiary of Helix Energy Solutions. It plans on acquiring another company with a budget of over $500 million. In the coming years, Talos is expected to increase the number of its employees immensely.