From the field to the racquet club
As a global energy analyst, Jacinto Hernandez has logged thousands of miles visiting oil and gas industry companies around the world. His research trips have yielded many decisive investment insights, as well as some colorful stories.
On a recent visit to a petroleum and energy company in Texas, Jacinto spent time thoroughly reviewing the company’s properties, including a survey that covered 7 counties and 400 miles.
He also had the opportunity to dine with the executive management team at the local racquet club. It’s the hub of social and business life in a small city where personal relationships matter.
Owners of petroleum and energy companies spend their afternoons doing business at the club while their families play tennis. Most have dinner together nightly at the club. It's a place where oil legends, operators and other characters meet to talk shop. “It was actually hard to get to our table, as there were so many introductions to be made,” says Jacinto.