B&l Pipeco Services



What the Frac is a podcast that touches on all things oil and gas, random facts of irrelevance, and your common topics that come up in any work environment. Our podcast is hosted by the CEO/President and Sr. VP of Sales of B&L Pipeco Services. Its not often that you find your executives giving you the behind the scenes view of your industry! Listen in for various guests, live events, and answers to many questions developed within the oil and gas market! -- B&L Pipeco Services is an upstream products and services company that focuses on providing custom solutions for our customers involved in various aspects of drilling and upstream services. If you want to see WHAT THE FRAC is going on, then tune in to our podcast today!


  • i-dunno-bout-that! – Ep. 15

    30/06/2020 Duration: 18min

    We’re back! When COVID-19 hit it turned our industry upside down. The present and future is unknown and the past is just that—the Past. Things may never be the same, but where do we go from here? Tune in to our first market update since the pandemic as we talk about oversupply, mill shut downs, oil prices, and asset valuation.

  • Leadership Development

    08/04/2020 Duration: 25min

    This week on “What the Frac?!” we bring in Deborah Degner – Founder and President of The Leadership Bridge, LLC. Her strategic coaching business works with executives, managers, and academic leaders to develop their leadership skills. Deb has been working with B&L Pipeco Services to develop and grow their leadership team over the past couple of months. She speaks on key subjects such as, emotional intelligence and self-awareness, helping grow future leaders. Tune in to hear more!

  • i-dunno-bout-that! - Ep. 14

    10/02/2020 Duration: 15min

    It has been an interesting 2 weeks. We have witnessed an Impeachment and Acquittal and are witnessing the effects of the coronavirus on our economy. Within the oil and gas industry, we have begun to see a decrease in oil prices due to the coronavirus. Flights are being canceled, less transportation is available, and numerous facilities are shutting down – all affecting the price of oil. Tune in to hear more about other market factors and our current outlooks.

  • College Football Recap

    31/01/2020 Duration: 23min

    College Football Season has sadly come to a close. There were many prestigious predictions that came unraveling throughout the season. We discuss the final outcome, place more bets, and of course have more controversy that arises!

  • i-dunno-bout-that! - Ep. 13

    24/01/2020 Duration: 13min

    Forecasting….what’s that?! It’s hard to determine a forecast with the way the market has been fluctuating. There has been continuous destocking and various price increases within the last couple of weeks. We continue to forecast a steady to slow growth throughout 2020. Tune in to hear more about what is happening in the market this week!

  • The Challenges of Communication with Cheryl Blake

    09/01/2020 Duration: 20min

    Communication tends to be a continual challenge throughout our lives as a whole. There are certain values that shape our lives that we avoid discussing amongst customers, vendors, friends, and colleagues. With so many platforms of communication, we find we have to be cautious about things we say or post to the world. Cheryl Blake, Director of HR for B&L Pipeco Services, gives us her insight on how to handle some of these situations and what is the best etiquette within your business.

  • i-dunno-bout-that! Ep. 12

    07/01/2020 Duration: 14min

    It’s the start of a new year with hopes the market has hit the bottom. Supply is more in balance with demand, but the rig count can’t seem to hold steady. Tension has developed in the Middle East causing oil prices to increase. We will continue to watch how the next couple of weeks play out in regards to stability and activity in the Middle East. Tune in to hear more about the most recent updates in the market!

  • i-dunno-bout-that! Ep. 11

    12/12/2019 Duration: 12min

    Optimism! It’s been a while since we have heard that word. A few rigs are being added, DUCs are declining, capacity is coming out of the market, there isn’t a bottleneck in the Permian, these are just a few things that are helping the market reach the bottom. We feel it’s close and we hope we’re right! What a great Christmas gift it would be to see a turnaround soon! Tune in to hear more about the most recent market updates.

  • Top 5 Vacation Destinations in Texas

    11/12/2019 Duration: 28min

    It’s our first Top 5 debate featuring Vacation Destinations in Texas. Tune in to hear our favorite locations around the great state and some of the controversial choices...plus a surprise ending!

  • i-dunno-bout-that! Ep. 10

    02/12/2019 Duration: 09min

    It's been a difficult year with an uncertain market. We are continuing to look for the bottom but have fortunately seen some flattening. Tune in to hear the latest update in the market!

  • Thanksgivings Around the World

    27/11/2019 Duration: 21min

    With the holidays fast approaching, we dive into a feast of a conversation about other countries that celebrate Thanksgiving and our own family traditions.

  • i-dunno-bout-that! Ep. 9

    26/09/2019 Duration: 18min

    It’s been a tough market the last couple of months and it’s difficult to predict where we are going from here. We discuss drilling to cash flow, elections, imports, and a variety of other topics that are currently affecting the market. Tune in to hear our latest updates!

  • Are You Ready For Some Football?!

    06/09/2019 Duration: 26min

    Are you ready for some football?! College Football is back and it's creating a lot of controversy in the office. Listen in for our thoughts and predictions for college playoffs and of course the rivalries taking place!

  • i-dunno-bout-that! Ep. 8

    21/08/2019 Duration: 06min

    "i-dunno-bout-that" fits the market description perfectly. Once again we are experiencing an uncertain market with the expectation that the rig count will continue to drop each month. The steel industry as a whole is slowing down and supply is creeping closer to demand. Tune in to hear about the current market updates and please subscribe, rate and review!

  • Part 2: Diversity, Inclusion and Women in Energy with Leslie Beyer

    14/08/2019 Duration: 16min

    Part 2 of a 2 part episode featuring Leslie Beyer - President of Petroleum Equipment and Services Association (PESA). We sit down with Leslie to discuss diversity, inclusion, and women in energy. We discuss how to attract more people to our industry, the obstacles encountered, and how we can adjust our culture to address these problems.

  • Part 1: Diversity, Inclusion and Women in Energy with Leslie Beyer

    14/08/2019 Duration: 25min

    Part 1 of a 2 part episode featuring Leslie Beyer - President of Petroleum Equipment and Services Association (PESA). We sit down with Leslie to discuss diversity, inclusion, and women in energy. We discuss how to attract more people to our industry, the obstacles encountered, and how we can adjust our culture to address these problems.

  • i-dunno-bout-that! Ep. 7

    25/07/2019 Duration: 10min

    This week in the market we are seeing new added capacity for steel coming online, mill price increases for HRC, inventory levels slowly leveling out and much more. Tune in for our most recent updates in the market!

  • Ep. 8 - "Rolling with the Punches" with Susan Murphy

    10/07/2019 Duration: 15min

    This week we bring in Susan Murphy, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of The OCTG Situation Report. With years of knowledge, she is one of the best market analysts in the industry. We go in-depth with Susan on the current market changes and foreseeable future.

  • i-dunno-bout-that! Ep. 6

    28/06/2019 Duration: 10min

    Another muddy week of market ups and downs has led to an uncertain future over the next couple of months. We discuss the rig count drop, oil price rise, production numbers, idling of mills and much more. Through all the mud we are still optimistic for Q4 19 and 2020. Tune in!

  • i-dunno-bout-that! Ep. 5

    28/06/2019 Duration: 05min

    Due to our recent technical difficulties, we brought in Alvin and the Chipmunks to host our market update! We thought everyone would enjoy a good laugh at our podcasting growing pains. Stay tuned for the REAL market update tomorrow!

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