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Paul Batts EAG Consultant

EAG Spotlight: Paul Batts

Meet Paul Batts, Consultant at EAG. Paul has 11+ years of oil and gas industry experience and is well-versed in key industry software. He has led and participated in a variety of projects, including complex data conversions, risk evaluation, risk scoring, M&A, business process improvement, process control automation, and more.

In his spotlight, Paul shares his proudest moments at EAG, a surprising fact about himself, what inspires him, and more! See below for the full story.

1) How would you describe EAG?

A diverse group of people who selflessly support each other to help solve complex client business problems.

2) What has been one of your proudest moments working at EAG?

Working on an ODL implementation project that involved 56 acquisitions that involved me having to do a refresh on SQL as part of the process. The ability to adapt and pivot to hit client deliverable targets before Go-Live made me proud.

3) What advice do you have for prospective candidates who want to join EAG?

My advice for prospective candidates would be to come in ready to absorb as much knowledge transfer as possible with an open mind to 360 feedback. Learning and collaborating on things outside of your comfort zone is exciting, and inevitably, you will get that opportunity in your first 90 days.

4) What’s one thing – either industry-related or not – you learned in the last month?

I learned the importance of quality assurance and the need to look at business problems from a new perspective that could uncover downstream business problems that weren’t initially uncovered in discovery.

5) What do you like to do in your free time? Any favorite places you like to visit?

I like to read memoirs from US military generals. US generals can provide insight into strategy and solving problems that carry over to the business world. I love visiting New Braunfels and the Texas Hill Country!

6) Tell us something that might surprise us about you.

I am usually an open book, but people are often surprised by my intellectual curiosity to learn new things whether it’s learning how AI will serve as a mainstream business tool of the future, to public policy decisions that had/could have an impact on humanity.

7) How do you balance your career with other priorities?

I keep a personal task board as a plus-1 to help keep me focused on tasks that must be done.  I usually start with large tasks and then create small tasks to help achieve those goals. I try to be realistic to keep my commitment up.

8) Who or what inspires you and why?

I find inspiration in learning new skill sets. I just learned SQL, and I’m still doing a deep dive into SQL advanced. The opportunity to master new skillsets, especially SQL motivates me because it will help me become a trusted advisor and reliable team resource.

9). What is your life motto or favorite quote?

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do”-Steve Jobs.  This is where I am currently.  I just learned SQL while working on a large-scale land implementation project that involved 56 acquisitions. M&A activity has increased which means a bigger demand for SQL.

10) What’s your superpower?

I have a knack for finding hidden value and making a full pivot after uncovering deficiencies, especially within data sets; I enjoy tying them to solutions that help solve business problems.

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