30 under 30: What We can Learn?

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Recently, Forbes Magazine introduces the inaugural 30 Under 30 List, 300 of the top promising young leaders, daring entrepreneurs and game changers in 10 different sectors. It also inaugurates specially for Asia. Surprisingly, some youth from Indonesia are appearing in there. One of my best friends, Muhammad Alfatih Timur, is so incredibly chosen as one in Social Entrepreneurs. My sincere congratulation upon your election. But to be honest, I really disappointed because no Indonesian are chosen in the Manufacture and Energy Forbes list 2016.

Okay, every year, I always interest to learn more about all elected people in Manufacture and Energy 30 under 30 List especially in Oil and Gas Industry. Due to almost person focus in manufacture sector instead of energy sector, so I cannot take so many learn in Asia 2016 List. So lets move to 30 under 30 United States.

In 30 under 30 US list, I find some inspirational people in Energy Sector especially in oil and gas industry that we can take a lesson. All of them can struggle in hard condition of oil price at the moment. Some people focus on how making a deal and to make efficiency in working in upstream business, some people focus on how to innovate the service in downstream business.

And here are them:

  1. Dakin Sloss, 25 (Founder Tachyus)
    The modern oil and gas industry has equipped every nook and cranny of their operations with sensors. But the voluminous amounts of data, including second-by-second records of temperatures, pressures and flow volumes, generated by this equipment are still not totally understood. Twenty-five-year-old Sloss is building a business around that problem with his software startup Tachyus. His software combines machine learning with physics-based modeling to inform operators how best to engineer their wells—where to drill, how much to drill and using what method. Sloss says the software boosts production about 20% on average, and he has raised $20 million in venture financing. Founded in 2013, Tachyus’ software is already being used on 6,350 wells operating in 13 fields, mostly in California.
  2. Scott Hempy, 23 (Cofounder Filld)
    Filld (his application) is like the Uber for filling up your tank with gas. Just pull up their iPhone app, mark the location of your car, and their truck will come to fill it up. You pay the average price of gas in your hood, plus a $5 filling fee. So far the company has attracted $3.25 million in funding, has 10 employees, and expects to do more than $ 5 million in revenue in the coming year.
  3. Nathan Ganser, 27; Austin Morrell, 26; Chris Saum, 26 (Cofounder MUD Geochemical)
    MUD Geochemical has created an innovative service for oil companies that uses x-ray fluorescence and high-resolution scanning to analyze core samples recovered from oil and gas wells. Their tool and software helps determine the mineral makeup of rock layers, which helps companies determine where to drill and how best to engineer their fracking operations to maximize recovery
  4. Wei Chien, 30  (CEO Observ’s Commodities)
    Observ’s software deciphers the cost of transporting natural gas across North America. It is used by natural gas buyers and traders to gain better insights on market movements. Prior to founding Observ Commodities, Wei was product manager at Genscape and a gas fundamentals analyst at Barclays.
  5. Matthew Owens, 29 (President, Oil and Gas Extraction)
    In 2012 Owens launched Extraction to acquire acreage and drill wells in the Wattenberg field in Colorado. He and his partners have attracted $1 billion in capital to acquire acreage in areas not believed to be economically viable to develop, with the belief that technology would continue to progress to the point of making the economics works. Despite the oil downturn, the company now has more than 100 employees and produces more than 20,000 barrels per day.

You can directly continue to make a learn deeply by see one by one of them (just click the link). Hopefully, we are -as a youth of course- can get an inspiration or more to duplicate and modify all of their ideas to implement in our place. As we know, the problem of energy is a  multi-generational problem. So it’s not impossible that you are the solution.

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