Oil & Gas | Oilfield Services | Technology |Manufacturing

The Energy CFO® serves independent oil and gas operators, oilfield services, oilfield technology, and manufacturers of oilfield equipment.    


  • Exploration

  • Developers

    • Commercialization

    • International Projects

    • AIPN Contracts

    • Domestic Projects

    • COPAS Contracts

    • LNG Liquefaction Trains

Upstream Continued

  • Producers

    • Onshore or Offshore

    • Shale or Conventional

    • Domestic or International

    • Independents

    • Vertically Integrated

    • Integrated Majors

    • Private Equity

  • Marketers

    • Negotiations

    • Oil, Gas & NGLs

    • LNG Supply

Oil Field & Manufacturing

  • Oilfield Service Verticles

    • Geoscience & Seismic

    • Drilling

    • Fracking

    • Mining

    • Fluids & Chemicals

    • Engineering

    • Many Others

  • Oilfield Technology

    • Software-as-a-Service

    • Mobile Field Apps

    • Supply Chain & Field Ticketing Technologies

    • IoT Platforms

  • Equipment Manufacturing

Upstream Oil & Gas

Our Shale Playbook...Operational Focus

  • Manage cash flow and costs

  • Shorten the cash conversion cycle

  • Validate business economics and lookback analysis

  • Improve profitability by focusing on procurement, inventory, dispatch, and productivity

  • Cash flow forecasting, revisit capital budgets, and adopt rolling forecasts

  • Optimize costs by simplifying and automating operations, processes, and integrating systems.

  • Leverage and integrate IOT and IT technology

  • Eliminate fixed costs where outsourcing makes sense

  • Oilfield focus on credit, customer pricing, utilization, sector pivots, and field ticket automation

 Challenging the Traditional CFO Hiring Model

The founding of The Energy CFO® is a story about an experienced industry CFO who challenged the conventional thinking and hiring models in technically complex industries, like oil and gas and oilfield services, and her convincing case to business owners in favor of CFO Leadership As-A-Service.  It is a story that illustrates how creative, critical thinking entrepreneurs are leveraging their corporate experience, new technology, and collaborative as-a-service networks to help business owners do more with fewer dollars. 


Shale Magazine got Paula to share her story on their radio show "In the Oil Patch" in her own words at the start of the energy downturn.  This one Shale episode has been played more than 24,000 times.   Be sure to check out In the Oil Patch Episode 19 on Sound Cloud.

We Are Energizing Businesses

We offer temporary and permanent fractional CFO and virtual CFO services to startups and young private equity-backed companies.  For larger and more mature private companies, we offer interim CFO service.

We provide experienced upstream financial leaders focused on conserving your cash flow and improving your profitability, integrating procurement and managing inventory just in time for field dispatch, budgeting, and forecasting, financial planning and analysis, managing investor and banking relationships, and finding creative and clever new ways to rethink and optimize processes and reduce costs.