Oil and gas firm is No. 3 mid-size company in Top Workplaces for 2022 - Albuquerque Journal

Oil and gas firm is No. 3 mid-size company in Top Workplaces for 2022

EOG Resources is the No. 3 mid-size company in Top Workplaces for 2022.

Description: EOG Resources was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Houston. The company has 193 employees across its four New Mexico locations. This is EOG Resources’ third year in making the Journal’s Top Workplaces.

From the organization: “EOG’s unique, decentralized organizational structure is comprised of regional, multidisciplinary teams that maximize returns on invested capital while maintaining a commitment to safety, environmental stewardship, and community involvement. All employees, regardless of background, are business people first, and they collaborate across the organization to share knowledge, improve well performance and capture cost efficiencies.”

From the employees: “We are able to make decisions on our own, we are held to a high standard work ethic,” said one staffer. Another employee described the environment by saying, “It pushes me to grow, learn and teach everyday. Being able to troubleshoot and make things run smoother is rewarding to me.”

The following is an excerpt from an interview with EOG Resources CEO Ezra Yacob, whose comments have been edited and condensed for length and clarity.

How has your organization’s culture helped you to succeed during the last year?

“The pandemic was not only new, and a challenge because we had to work remotely, but in our business, you go through a commodity price cycle. That’s really the biggest impact that the pandemic had for us. We encourage each employee to be a businessperson first, we encourage them to think about returns, free cash flow, capital discipline, sustainability — and we encourage them to think about the culture also and their role in it and how each of us are leaders. It’s a very flat organization and we really tried to encourage people to bring their whole self to work and innovate and really provide value added ideas and that’s really what helped us.”

What is the best thing that your organization does to retain its talent?

“We collect a lot of data and we encourage the employees to look at this data and to try and innovate. We’re looking for them to lead, not through doing what’s been done before. But really, we’re hoping to recruit really critical thinkers that are humble and collaborative. I really do think the most important thing in any company is that the senior leadership focuses on creating, establishing and managing a healthy culture. If you can do that, you know, your workforce is going to be engaged. They’re going to be driving the business forward and they’re going to have ownership over it all.”

What ways did the staff step up to meet clients’ and community needs during the pandemic?

“In Artesia, we helped build an aquatic center after hearing from and working with the local employees and the local community members there. In 2019, we worked with the (Bureau of Land Management) to construct a campsite out next to the Guadalupe Mountains and Carlsbad Caverns on restored and reclaimed lands that we had. Those are things that, actively working and living in New Mexico, we see as very important to do. And that bleeds over not just for the community service needs, but also as we run our business day-to-day. When we think about our operations in Midland and Artesia, we’ve worked closely with the state and federal regulators there to try and pilot some new environmental initiatives. The way that we structure some of our community giving too, we offer a two to one (donation) match program for our employees. So our community donations, the biggest piece of it is started with our employees.”

Home » ABQnews Seeker » Oil and gas firm is No. 3 mid-size company in Top Workplaces for 2022

Insert Question Legislature form in Legis only stories




Albuquerque Journal and its reporters are committed to telling the stories of our community.

• Do you have a question you want someone to try to answer for you? Do you have a bright spot you want to share?
   We want to hear from you. Please email yourstory@abqjournal.com

taboola desktop

ABQjournal can get you answers in all pages

 

Questions about the Legislature?
Albuquerque Journal can get you answers
Email addresses are used solely for verification and to speed the verification process for repeat questioners.
1
Ready for Rihanna? A look at five songs that ...
ABQnews Seeker
Journal Staff WriterI am not sure ... Journal Staff WriterI am not sure if you have heard, but there is a football game this ...
2
Senate Bill 12 aims to expand film incentive package
ABQnews Seeker
A proposed bill will help continue ... A proposed bill will help continue growth of state film jobs and workforce training. On Wednesday, Senate Bill 12 was introduced by Sen. Nancy ...
3
7 gun laws proposed in New Mexico
ABQnews Seeker
Gun control legislation is a priority ... Gun control legislation is a priority this year; here’s a round-up of what proposed laws would do, and where they’re at in the process.
4
Walmart shooting suspect pleads guilty to federal charges
ABQnews Seeker
EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- A ... EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- A Texas man pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges accusing him of killing nearly two dozen people in a ...
5
Man found slain at home in Northwest Albuquerque
ABQnews Seeker
A man was found dead inside ... A man was found dead inside a home Wednesday afternoon in Northwest Albuquerque. Gilbert Gallegos, an Albuquerque police spokesman, said officer responded just after ...
6
Emptying the Notebook: Lobos losing 3-point battle every night ...
ABQnews Seeker
Some extra notes, quotes and analysis ... Some extra notes, quotes and analysis from Tuesday night's UNM Lobos loss to the Nevada Wolf Pack in the Pit.
7
Walmart near Highland High School to close next month
ABQnews Seeker
The roughly 287 employees who work ... The roughly 287 employees who work at the store are eligible for transfers to nearby Walmart locations, the company said.
8
House committee endorses automatic voter registration in New Mexico
ABQnews Seeker
In-person transactions at MVD offices would ... In-person transactions at MVD offices would register new voters, and Election Day would be a school holiday
9
Alford, Nevada break Lobo hearts yet again
ABQnews Seeker
Kenan Blackshear's final-second shot pushed Nevada ... Kenan Blackshear's final-second shot pushed Nevada past the UNM Lobos and continued Steve Alford's dominance over his former team.