What has happened since the early part of this century is that the empire builders have begun to understand the game as it is played. And instead of building a company, the domain of budgets and the number of people are all that bureaucrats are concerned about. Simply the stuff that makes their blood flow. What we have now in my estimation, at least in Canada, is at least half of our organizations are bureaucratic waste. That’s correct I think if we lost half the people in the industry we would be far better off than we are today. Now if you're still reading this you belong in the user community as the people that have stopped reading have found it too painful to listen to, those being the bureaucrats.
One needs to ask themselves for what purpose does a bureaucrat exist today? Well there are the friends that keep the bureaucrats self confidence high. And there are the wife and kids, and the private school that they no doubt attend. These are the things that provide for the reasons for the existence of a bureaucrat. But my question was more oriented to the use and productivity within the organization and specifically from the point of view of a dynamic, innovative and profitable oil and gas producer. They are but a cost, and a healthy cost at that. And they incur costs, many of them in the manner of time and energy of others. But in terms of productivity within the producer firm it would be a tall tale for one to believe that bureaucrats provide any value to the producer firm.
Take the situation that we find ourselves in today. Technology provides a means in which to deal with the administration and accounting of an oil and gas producer. And the Preliminary Specification aligns the compliance and governance frameworks of the hierarchy with the seven frameworks of the Joint Operating Committee. Enabling greater speed, innovativeness, accountability and profitability. Why with the technology that can be developed today are we still constrained by bureaucracies? Are bureaucracies and technology not mutually exclusive? Doesn't one eliminate the other? Yes they do. And that is why I write to you from outside the industry. There is no bureaucrat operating in the oil and gas industry today with a vested interest in developing the technology to eliminate themselves. They have the game fixed in their favour and as far as they are concerned it will stay that way.
So it comes down to the question of... “do you hire the bureaucrats to run the oil and gas industry, or do you spend the time, energy and money to build the systems, user community and service providers to offer an alternative to that archaic, lethargic, unchanging, and losing proposition the bureaucrats? Guess which side I'm on. Your suspicions were correct that not everyone could be part of the user community or the service providers. We don't need any bureaucrats to run the industry. We can do it much better with fewer people. And some may say that’s a bad thing because we will be putting a lot of people out of work. And I say, in this case we should look at it as significant progress.
The Preliminary Specification and user community provides the oil and gas producer with the most dynamic, innovative and profitable means of oil and gas operations. People, Ideas & Objects Revenue Model specifies the means in which investors can participate in these user defined software developments. Users are welcome to join me here. Together we can begin to meet the future demands for energy. And don't forget to join our network on Twitter @piobiz anyone can contact me at 403-200-2302 or email here.