#043: How Data Gumbo Can Save You Time and Money with Robin Macmillan

On this week’s episode, Tom and Phil are joined by Robin Macmillan, Chief Sales Officer of Data Gumbo. Robin is giving us all the details on how Data Gumbo’s GumboNet™, a private blockchain, can replace manual processes in your business with automation providing more efficiency, improved business relationships and saving on expenses in the process. Robin also introduces smart contracts and  gives examples of ways they can  work in oil and gas scenarios.



1:34 From a geology degree to drilling

4:42 Handling smart contracts with a private blockchain

8:10 Using a blockchain for transactions and smart contracts

10:58 What is a smart contract?

14:31 The greatest benefits of using smart contracts

20:58 Verifying and testing a contract before it goes into service

23:21 Limitations of a smart contract

35:15 Generating carbon credits

38:33 How to get started with blockchain and smart contracts in the oil and gas industry

About Robin Macmillan:

Robin Macmillan is the Chief Sales Officer at Data Gumbo. With a 40+ year career in energy, he was previously Senior Vice President for Business Development at National Oilwell Varco (NOV Inc.), Manager of Schlumberger Drilling and Measurements in Canada and President at the drill bit company ReedHycalog. He is the current VP of Drilling Services at the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC), where he is also Chair Emeritus of the Advanced Rig Technology committee.  He is also former vice-chair of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section. Robin holds a degree in Geology from the University of Leeds in England. 

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