Oil Documentary Film: Houston We Have a Problem

Blog Post created by katie.mehnert Champion on Dec 23, 2015

Looking for something to do during the holidays?  Curl up and watch a great documentary.


I know, I'm a bit of a geek spending my time watching movies about our industry, but for many of you who've asked for some of the history, this is an interesting flick.  Paula Waggoner-Aguilar - you will love this. I'm curious too what some of the guys in our community think about it.  David Skinner, Jun Ma, Ian Charman Joel Moxley


I did a fair amount of speaking in 2015.  As a part of that research, I stumbled upon a Houston, We Have a Problem.  This documentary was released in 2009, pre shale revolution/pre-Macondo days by New Angle Media. The movie looks at the controversial sides of oil: supply and demand, prices, OPEC, the politics, and how America has played/hasn't played enough of a role in it.  It profiles presidents in the 70s, 80s up to the current Obama administration.  Industry leaders like former Shell Oil President, John Hofmeister, Paul Taylor, former VP of Anadarko, John Schiller, CEO of Energy XXI...and politicians, Harry Reid of the US Senate and the Sierra Club activists are all interviewed to get perspective. 


It's about 85 minutes.  I've probably watched it 2X now in full.  I really got a lot out of it.  I've embedded it below and listed in on the main page of The Newsroom


I'd be curious what you think about it.


"Conservation isn't the answer.  America must get to work producing more energy." - Ronald Reagan