Gary L Hunt

About Gary L Hunt

Gary Hunt is a global business executive with 20+ years experience as a “C’ level trusted adviser on corporate strategy, M&A, and recurring revenue business model strategies.

His focus is information technology and energy vertical “sweet spots” where IT and OT converge to offer scalable growth opportunities to leverage data and analytics into advanced predictive analytics solutions using recurring revenue business models.

TClabz Performance+ Wellsite Analytics

Chemical Injection Rate tracking

Improving Oil & Gas Field Performance Starts at the Well TCLabs Energy The pace of change in the energy industry is growing significantly. The industry is being turned on its head by the shale revolution sweeping across North America. Abundant supply of natural gas from domestic production is making North America a magnet for manufacturing returning from offshore attracted to low natural gas prices.  But low prices are squeezing producers.  Energy infrastructure built for a …Continue Reading »

The Big Shift in Energy is a Complete Reversal of Fortunes

As we all read the 2012 economic reports last year we collectively thought of the right technical terms---the results sucked!  GDP growth had slowed to 1.5%, unemployment rates remained stubbornly high at 8.2% over average nationwide but the damage to youth, black and Hispanic and those with less than college educations are still horrible.  Clearly we need an economic shot in the arm. How could there possibly be any good news on the horizon? The good news is the big shift in energy is a …Continue Reading »

Tracking Oil & Gas Field Performance with Visual Data Analytics

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North America’s oil & gas production growth is the envy of the world. From the Alberta oil sands to shale plays across the US, we are getting down to business fueling our economy.  In the first five months of 2012 the US grew domestic oil production by 395,000 barrels per day to 6.2 million barrels per day. (See figure above.) Think about that---395,000 barrels per day growth in production is equal to about 15% of the 2.6 million barrels per day in spare productive global oil …Continue Reading »

Lessons from the Front Lines of Disruptive Innovation

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Tech and Creative Labs (TCLABZ) was born out of the disruptive innovation realization that insight about this energy market volatility could be extracted from the online dynamic interaction of people trying to figure out what is going on, what might happen next, and what if I do “X” instead of “Y”? We believe disruptive innovation technologies help us see new opportunities among the volatility and risk in the world around us.  By helping us play better defense in our volatile world, …Continue Reading »

The Big Shift in Energy is Underway

TCLabz O&G Extraction Analytics Platform

The United States is engaged in a fierce debate over energy strategy, policy and production. Today there is wave after wave of new Federal regulation designed to favor clean energy strategies at the expense of fossil fuels that still provide most of our energy resources.  These rules are being promulgated as a consequence of a Supreme Court Decision in EPA vs Massachusetts which held that EPA does have authority to regulated carbon dioxide emissions under the Clean Air Act even though there is …Continue Reading »

Can the Big Shift in Energy bring a Return of Industrial Demand?

Outsourcing became a dirty word in the 2012 elections, in part, because over the last decade the US lost more than 5 million jobs to offshore emerging markets.  While politicians will continue to score points about which party or players are responsible for these job losses, they are losing sight of a reversal of fortunes now taking place that offers the potential of bringing many of these manufacturing jobs back to the US---if we get our policy and political act together. Accenture just …Continue Reading »

Lower Costs, Better Performance and More Profitability in Well Field Operations

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HotLeap TRACKER pays for itself in savings at one well by alerting field crews to match methanol injection to well production rates across the well field. North America’s energy production growth is the envy of the world. From the Alberta oil sands to shale plays across the US, we are getting down to business fueling our economic growth. New technology is enabling domestic energy production growth and solving the most vexing field problems.  New regulations impact well operations …Continue Reading »

Doha was a Dud!

The Doha climate change conference concluded this week with what has become a familiar ring.  Nothing much of import happened and increasingly fewer people noticed.  Oh, the issues at the surface are still the same as they have been since they first flamed out in 2009 at Copenhagen.  These events have become a global debate over wealth redistribution with the poorer countries trying to guilt the richer ones into paying them not to pollute their own backyards----and if that is not silly enough …Continue Reading »

Common Sense Kiss of Death for Climate Change Lawsuits

The decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Native Village of Kivalina v. ExxonMobil Corp., No. 09-17490, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 19870 (9th Cir. Sept. 21, 2012) if left standing has the practical effect of ending the way environmental law claims are decided.  In a unanimous decision, the Appeals Court dismissed the case against XOM and other oil, energy and utilities companies alleging that their greenhouse gas emissions threaten the defendants’ property and …Continue Reading »

RIP A123

The battery technology firm A123 burned cash faster than it was coming in the door in a market for PHEV that is not as hot as many would like.  But unlike other green energy companies to flame out the A123 bankruptcy saw one an industry giant, Johnson Controls, ride in to make a bid for its assets. Not even the $7500 Federal tax credit has been enough to get car buyers to buy a Chevy Volt. Toyota Prius is turning from the name of one car into a franchise of several model types in an effort by …Continue Reading »