Keffer May 2019
One of the benefits of being in charge of the Energy Law program at the law school at Texas Tech is being able to invite energy superstars to speak in our Energy Law Lecture Series. I recently hosted noted author and lecturer Robert Bryce, who is one of the...
The industry can still provide many high paying jobs and play a major role in the Texas and U.S. economy One of the many reasons I find the oil and gas industry so fascinating is the amount of opportunity and the many different facets it has available for jobs...
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For years, shale development in the Appalachian Basin has been routinely — and erroneously — met with skepticism. Anti-fracing activists and naysayers from national and regional media outlets have, at times, been quick to discount both the Marcellus and Utica shales with headlines like “Shale Boom? What Happened?” “Ohio’s Utica...
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We are going to learn some definitions and terms to help professionals from industries other than those in the energy sector better understand the natural gas side of the petroleum business. When a company goes out to drill a well, they are generally looking for either oil or gas....
AI in Oil & Gas
Hybrid Machine Learning Is the Best Model to Fuel Business Improvement, Revenues Until recently, purely data-driven AI — machine learning, most notably — has been seen as the most attractive enabling new data technology for digitalization across industries, including digital twins deployed by heavy asset industries such as oil and...
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This past February, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s office released an updated version of her Green New Deal bill. The 14-page document presents forecasts of the potential impact of climate change outlined in terms of mass migration, $500 billion in annual lost economic output by 2100, increased wildfire activity, loss of coral...
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Oklahoma’s ever-developing approach to dealing with earthquakes is having a positive effect. However, advocates for the oil and natural gas industry say they expect more directives to continue to come their way. The Oklahoma Oil & Gas Association, a trade industry that represents most of the state’s largest producers, has...
Advancing Technology Oilfield Jan Feb 2019
A series of very remarkable factoids about the U.S. oil and gas industry have come to light in the past few months. Among those are: • U.S. reserves for both oil and natural gas reached all-time record highs in November; •...
The message to Iran is clear and unambiguous: The days of U.S. capitulation are over  The President's decision to target and kill General Soleimani does not represent "a new war" but rather a substantial counter punch to Iran’s undisputed support of terrorism.Militarily, the President had earlier showed remarkable restraint when...
STEER South Texas Trash Clean Up Article May 2018 Featured
Members of the South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable (STEER) are working to help keep the roads of Karnes and DeWitt counties clean. STEER members ConocoPhillips, EOG Resources, Marathon Oil and Pioneer Natural Resources have partnered on an initiative to remove trash from state highways and county roads throughout Karnes...