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[http://hughpickens.com Hugh Pickens] (Po-Hi '67) is a physicist who has explored for oil in the Amazon jungle, crossed the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rub'_al_Khali empty quarter of Saudi Arabia], and [http://project-tools.com/projects.htm built satellite control stations for Goddard Space Flight Center] all over the world. Retired in 1999, Pickens and his [http://www.thefreelibrary.com/GREEN+SPRING+NAMES+PICKENS+VICE+PRESIDENT+OF+PHYSICIAN+SERVICES-a018294703 wife] moved from Baltimore back to his hometown of Ponca City, Oklahoma in 2005 where he cultivates his square foot garden, mows [https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=2301+Donner+Ave%2C+Ponca+City%2C+OK&data=!1m8!1m3!1d3!2d-97.052085!3d36.733001!2m2!1f349.46!2f95.82!4f75!2m7!1e1!2m2!1svvDhInRwrcsKtmDssDlMoQ!2e0!5m2!1svvDhInRwrcsKtmDssDlMoQ!2e0!4m15!2m14!1m13!1s0x87b0f527d270150b%3A0xc6f2815ca3b9fd20!3m8!1m3!1d229448!2d-122.2366068!3d47.6290804!3m2!1i1423!2i1024!4f13.1!4m2!3d36.733934!4d-97.052318&fid=5 nine acres of lawn], [http://poncacityweloveyou.com writes about local history] and [http://flickr.com/photos/20881138@N00/sets/ photographs events] at the Poncan Theatre and [http://thebrokenstatue.com Ponca Playhouse].
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[http://hughpickens.com Hugh Pickens] (Po-Hi '67) is a physicist who has explored for oil in the Amazon jungle, crossed the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rub'_al_Khali empty quarter of Saudi Arabia], and [http://project-tools.com/projects.htm built satellite control stations for Goddard Space Flight Center] all over the world. Retired in 1999, Pickens and his [http://www.thefreelibrary.com/GREEN+SPRING+NAMES+PICKENS+VICE+PRESIDENT+OF+PHYSICIAN+SERVICES-a018294703 wife] of 32 years moved from Baltimore back to his hometown of Ponca City, Oklahoma in 2005 where he cultivates his square foot garden, mows [https://www.google.com/maps/@36.7330002,-97.052024,3a,75y,359h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sv2vG7x1djhzBBHQ4mpb6zA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1 nine acres of lawn], [http://poncacityweloveyou.com writes about local history], [http://flickr.com/photos/20881138@N00/sets/ photographs events] at the Poncan Theatre and, with his wife produce the annual [http://oklahomapride.com Oklahoma Pride] series at [http://thebrokenstatue.com Ponca Playhouse]. Hugh can be contacted at hughpickens@gmail.com.
  
In 1996, Pickens edited and published [http://www.amazon.com/My-Life-Review-Have-Lucky/dp/0965560198 ''My Life In Review: Have I Been Lucky of What?''], the memoirs of Jack Crandall, Pickens' college mentor and professor of history at SUNY Brockport. Since 2001 Pickens has edited and published [http://peacecorpsonline.org/frontpage/index.html “Peace Corps Online,”] serving over one million monthly pageviews. Pickens' other writing includes contributing over 2,000 stories to [http://hughpickens.com/slashdot/ “Slashdot: News for Nerds,”] and articles for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Reservoirhill Wikipedia], [http://poncacityweloveyou.com “Ponca City, We Love You”], and [http://peacecorpsworldwide.org/pickens-writes-writes/ Peace Corps Worldwide].
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===Hugh's Publishing===
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In 1996, Pickens edited and published [http://www.amazon.com/My-Life-Review-Have-Lucky/dp/0965560198 ''My Life In Review: Have I Been Lucky of What?''], the memoirs of Jack Crandall, professor of history at SUNY Brockport. Since 2001 Pickens has edited and published [http://peacecorpsonline.org/frontpage/index.html “Peace Corps Online,”] serving over one million monthly pageviews. Pickens' other writing includes contributing [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Hugh_Pickens%27_Stories_on_Slashdot over 2,000 stories to “Slashdot: News for Nerds,”] and articles for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Reservoirhill Wikipedia], and [http://poncacityweloveyou.com “Ponca City, We Love You”]. Pickens has written the following articles available on his wiki at [http://researchandideas.com Research and Ideas].
  
==Writing==
 
 
===History, Biography, and Politics===
 
===History, Biography, and Politics===
* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Jon_Carson Jon Carson -The Man Who Won the Nomination for Barack Obama in 2008]  (>250,000 pageviews)
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Jon_Carson Jon Carson -The Man Who Won the Presidential Nomination for Barack Obama]  (>375,000 pageviews)
* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Stanley_Ann_Dunham Barack Obama's Mother Grew Up in Ponca City] February 6, 2009 (>120,000 pageviews)
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Stanley_Ann_Dunham Barack Obama's Mother Grew Up in Ponca City] February 6, 2009 (>140,000 pageviews)
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=America%27s_Fresh_Water_Submarines America's Fresh Water Submarines in World War II] (>40,000 pageviews)
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*[http://cognitivecomputers.com/index.php?title=A_Biography_of_Director_and_Screenwriter_Chris_Terrio Academy Award Winning Screenwriter Chris Terrio] (>33,000 pageviews)
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Phillips_66:_Ponca_City_Refinery#Ponca_City_and_its_Century-Old_Oil_Refining_History A History of the Ponca Refinery in Ponca City, Oklahoma] (>180,000 pageviews)
 
* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=What_happened_to_Okies_after_%22The_Grapes_of_Wrath%22 What Happened to Okies after "The Grapes of Wrath"]
 
* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=What_happened_to_Okies_after_%22The_Grapes_of_Wrath%22 What Happened to Okies after "The Grapes of Wrath"]
* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=America%27s_Fresh_Water_Submarines America's Fresh Water Submarines in World War II]
 
* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Peace_Corps_Director_Aaron_Williams Peace Corps Director Aaron Williams]
 
  
 
===Science and Technology===
 
===Science and Technology===
 
* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Hugh_Pickens%27_Stories_on_Slashdot Stories on Slashdot]
 
* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Hugh_Pickens%27_Stories_on_Slashdot Stories on Slashdot]
 
* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Hugh_Pickens%27_Stories_on_Soylent Stories on Soylent News]
 
* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Hugh_Pickens%27_Stories_on_Soylent Stories on Soylent News]
* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=NASA%27s_GRO_Remote_Terminal_System_(GRTS) Building NASA's NASA's GRO Remote Terminal System (GRTS) in Australia]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=NASA%27s_GRO_Remote_Terminal_System_(GRTS) Building NASA's GRO Remote Terminal System (GRTS) in Australia]
 
* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Writing_for_Slashdot Why I enjoy Writing for Slashdot]
 
* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Writing_for_Slashdot Why I enjoy Writing for Slashdot]
 
* [http://peacecorpsonline.typepad.com/poncacityweloveyou/2007/11/writing-for-wik.html Why I enjoy Writing for Wikipedia]
 
* [http://peacecorpsonline.typepad.com/poncacityweloveyou/2007/11/writing-for-wik.html Why I enjoy Writing for Wikipedia]
  
 
===Business===
 
===Business===
* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=An_Independent_Evaluation_of_Phillips_66,_its_Business_Strategy,_and_Execution#Introduction An Independent Evaluation of Phillips 66, its Business Strategy, and Execution] (>325,000 pageviews)
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=An_Independent_Evaluation_of_Phillips_66,_its_Business_Strategy,_and_Execution#Introduction An Independent Evaluation of Phillips 66, its Business Strategy, and Execution] (>380,000 pageviews)
* [http://respectponcacity.com A History of the Marland Refinery in Ponca City] (>50,000 pageviews)
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* [http://poncarefinery.com A History of the Ponca Refinery in Ponca City] (>207,000 pageviews)
* [http://tingmodel.com A Financial Model for Tucows and Ting]
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* [http://tingmodel.com A Financial Model for Tucows and Ting] (>236,000 pageviews)
  
 
===Ponca City, Oklahoma===
 
===Ponca City, Oklahoma===
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Stanley_Ann_Dunham President Barack Obama's Mother Grew Up in Ponca City] February 6, 2009
 
* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Stanley_Ann_Dunham President Barack Obama's Mother Grew Up in Ponca City] February 6, 2009
 
* [http://peacecorpsonline.org/standingbear/ Standing Bear Looks to the Future]
 
* [http://peacecorpsonline.org/standingbear/ Standing Bear Looks to the Future]
* [[What to See in Ponca City]]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=What_to_See_in_Ponca_City What to See in Ponca City]
 
* [http://thebrokenstatue.com/ Ponca Playhouse to Present "The Broken Statue"] January 17, 2012
 
* [http://thebrokenstatue.com/ Ponca Playhouse to Present "The Broken Statue"] January 17, 2012
* [[What Ponca City Owes EW Marland]] June 20, 2012
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=What_Ponca_City_Owes_EW_Marland What Ponca City Owes EW Marland] June 20, 2012
 
* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=An_Independent_Evaluation_of_Phillips_66,_its_Business_Strategy,_and_Execution#How_Much_Money_Does_the_Marland_Refinery_in_Ponca_City_Earn_for_Phillips_66.3F How Much Money Does the Marland Refinery in Ponca City Earn for Phillips 66?] July 23, 2012
 
* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=An_Independent_Evaluation_of_Phillips_66,_its_Business_Strategy,_and_Execution#How_Much_Money_Does_the_Marland_Refinery_in_Ponca_City_Earn_for_Phillips_66.3F How Much Money Does the Marland Refinery in Ponca City Earn for Phillips 66?] July 23, 2012
 
* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=EW_Marland_and_%22The_Ends_of_the_Earth%22 EW Marland and the Movie "The Ends of the Earth"] May 23, 2013
 
* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=EW_Marland_and_%22The_Ends_of_the_Earth%22 EW Marland and the Movie "The Ends of the Earth"] May 23, 2013
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Sculptor_Bryant_Baker%27s_Lost_Masterpiece Sculptor Bryant Baker's Lost Masterpiece] November 3, 2015
  
 
===Peace Corps Writing===
 
===Peace Corps Writing===
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=The_Peace_Corps_Sharp_Incident_in_Kazahkstan The Peace Corps "Sharp Incident" in Kazakhstan]
 
* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=The_Peace_Corps_Sharp_Incident_in_Kazahkstan The Peace Corps "Sharp Incident" in Kazakhstan]
 
* [http://peacecorpswriters.org/pages/2001/0111/111hpnogv.html Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing on the Nominee for Peace Corps Director]
 
* [http://peacecorpswriters.org/pages/2001/0111/111hpnogv.html Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing on the Nominee for Peace Corps Director]
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* [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/3212158.html An Interview with Peace Corps Director Ron Tschetter]
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* [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2023627.html An Interview with Peace Corps Director Gaddi Vasquez]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Peace_Corps_Director_Aaron_Williams A Profile of Peace Corps Director Aaron Williams]
  
 
===Personal Essays===
 
===Personal Essays===
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=My_Favorite_Christmas My Favorite Christmas]
 
* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=My_Favorite_Christmas My Favorite Christmas]
 
* [http://reservoirhill.org A Victorian Mansion in Baltimore's Reservoir Hill]
 
* [http://reservoirhill.org A Victorian Mansion in Baltimore's Reservoir Hill]
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*[http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Remembering_John_D_MacDonald_and_His_House_on_Siesta_Key Remembering John D MacDonald and His House on Siesta Key]
  
 
===Phillips 66===
 
===Phillips 66===

Revision as of 15:32, 9 January 2017

Hugh and Dr. S. J. Pickens

Hugh Pickens (Po-Hi '67) is a physicist who has explored for oil in the Amazon jungle, crossed the empty quarter of Saudi Arabia, and built satellite control stations for Goddard Space Flight Center all over the world. Retired in 1999, Pickens and his wife of 32 years moved from Baltimore back to his hometown of Ponca City, Oklahoma in 2005 where he cultivates his square foot garden, mows nine acres of lawn, writes about local history, photographs events at the Poncan Theatre and, with his wife produce the annual Oklahoma Pride series at Ponca Playhouse. Hugh can be contacted at hughpickens@gmail.com.

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Hugh's Publishing

In 1996, Pickens edited and published My Life In Review: Have I Been Lucky of What?, the memoirs of Jack Crandall, professor of history at SUNY Brockport. Since 2001 Pickens has edited and published “Peace Corps Online,” serving over one million monthly pageviews. Pickens' other writing includes contributing over 2,000 stories to “Slashdot: News for Nerds,” and articles for Wikipedia, and “Ponca City, We Love You”. Pickens has written the following articles available on his wiki at Research and Ideas.

History, Biography, and Politics

Science and Technology

Business

Ponca City, Oklahoma

Peace Corps Writing

Personal Essays

Phillips 66

Conoco and Phillips 66 announced on November 18, 2001 that their boards of directors had unanimously approved a definitive agreement for a "merger of equals". The merged company, ConocoPhillips, became the third-largest integrated U.S. energy company based on market capitalization and oil and gas reserves and production. On November 11, 2011 ConocoPhillips announced that Phillips 66 would be the name of a new independent oil and gasoline refining and marketing firm, created as ConocoPhillips split into two companies. ConocoPhillips kept the current name of the company and concentrated on oil exploration and production side while Phillips 66 included refining, marketing, midstream, and chemical portions of the company. Photo: Hugh Pickens all rights reserved.

For nearly 100 years oil refining has provided the bedrock of Ponca City's local economy and shaped the character of our community. Today the Ponca City Refinery is the best run and most profitable of Phillips 66's fifteen worldwide refineries. The purpose of this collection of reports is to provide a comprehensive overview of Phillips 66's business that documents and explains the company's business strategy and execution of that strategy.

Safety, Environment, Legal


Corporate


Strategic and Financial


Business Segments


Stock Market


Reference

Refining Business Segment


Increasing Profitability in Refining Business Segment


Detailed Look at Ponca City Refinery


Other Phillips Refineries


Other Locations

Personal tools