#040: Uplevel Your Oil and Gas Upstream Accounting with Magnum Forge￼
This week’s episode is part one of a series that highlights oil and gas upstream consulting firms. Today’s guest is Russell Corl, a managing partner at Magnum Forge. Russell gives us an inside look at the struggles some of his clients, especially with regards to becoming more efficient and automating as much backend as possible, and how his consulting firm partners with operators to do just that. Magnum Forge is always excited to meet new clients and help them do a better job of running their systems so they can focus on what they’re best at, which is producing oil and gas.Tom, Phil and Russell discuss the top four areas of consulting that Magnum Force provides to the upstream oil and gas industry and why building and cultivating relationships is so important to his company.
1:49 From the IRS to a boutique consultancy
4:36 Magnum Forge and the clients they serve
9:12 Why relationship building is so important at Magnum Forge
13:54 How Magnum Forge helps select and implement big software migrations and decisions
20:52 Some of the pitfalls that are possible when you don’t have the help of a consulting company
23:02 What precipitates the need for a consultant in the area of acquisition
27:51 How to optimize the accounting platform you’re using
About Russell Corl:
Since beginning his consulting career in 1996, Russell has focused on developing strategies to ensure the effective use of IT. His background includes an in-depth understanding of accounting and finance, operations, and technology. He has led multiple IT and application projects focused on financial applications, ERP, custom development, and cross-system reporting and integration. His specialties lie in troubled ERP systems, complex system implementations, and significant financial or cost accounting reporting issues.
Russell’s clients include major international oil companies and independent E&P companies. He has assisted most of these clients with software selection, implementation, and enhancement projects that span the entire enterprise. He has also led efforts to redesign and implement new data collection and reporting processes, including technology, training, and change management.
Russell received a Bachelor of Science and a Master’s of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin.
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