Letting loose and having fun

Most of what we cover here at PennWell’s Hydro Group is serious.

Dam safety, powerplant rehabilitation, drought effects, fish passage, new development, evolving policies. The list goes on and on.

If you approach a serious subject in a lighthearted way, you risk trivializing it.

But, every once in a while, it’s fun to do something a little different, shake things up.

Maybe that’s why I enjoyed the below “movie trailer” so much. Watch it now. I’ll wait.


What did you think? Pretty funny, huh? I particularly liked the “theme” at the end: “If anything exciting happens, we’ve done it wrong.”

While we could never measure up to John Oliver in terms of comedic value (or star power), we’ve been trying to have a little more “fun” with our work as well. Case in point is our weekly newscast.

Gregory B. Poindexter, associate editor, has been the inspiration behind this effort. Watch our newscasts all the way to the end and you’ll see that as “Mr. Newscast Guy,” he has more than a little fun with his material.

This is a particularly relevant example of that:


So, we hope you enjoy our new approach and it gives you a chance to get to learn about important offerings while also getting to know the Hydro Group people a little better.

And if you have any fun ideas for Mr. Newscast Guy, post them below. We’re always looking for new material!

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...

Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...

Latest PennEnergy Jobs

PennEnergy Oil & Gas Jobs