Petroleum: Renowned Oil Professor Proposes Fracking Alternative
Dr. George V. Chilingar & Tomer (Tom) Tamarkin at the Chilingar LA. CA homeDr. George Chilingar is truly the Renaissance man of the petroleum and gas industry. As professor emeritus of the University of Southern California, he has over sixty years of research and teaching behind him. In the...
The COP26 global climate summit earlier this month in Glasgow, Scotland, put the spotlight on the urgency to act on climate change. President Joe Biden promised his administration would heavily regulate methane, and for the first time, the Environmental Protection Agency is poised to limit the methane coming from...
Global Investment Slowdown Set to Hike Oil Prices
The COVID-19 pandemic will leave not only short-term, but also long-term, scars on the oil market. Even though the world is currently facing what is arguably the largest oil glut ever recorded, the tables will turn dramatically in coming years. The lack of activity and investments currently planned by...
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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....
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Bakken Shale – North Dakota/Montana Production continues to increase from the Bakken Shale play, even though the rig count has remained essentially unchanged since July 2017. This increase in production can largely be attributed to the opening of the Dakota Access Pipeline during the third quarter of 2017, which allows...
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The South Texas Energy & Economic Roundtable (STEER), serving the Eagle Ford Shale region in South Texas, is opening its call for nominations for the fifth annual Eagle Ford Excellence Awards. The awards are focused on honoring members of the oil and gas community for diligent efforts to preserve...
Tom Wolf’s Bullying of Natural Gas Harms All Pennsylvanians
The truth can seldom be obfuscated for long. Despite myriad headlines advocating green new deals and attacking fossil fuels, natural gas is riding high and is very much still "King of the Hill" when it comes to energy. A recent Today In Energy post from the U.S. Department of Energy...
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...
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In early January, the Department of the Interior released the National Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program (National OCS Program) for 2019-2024. The draft National OCS Program proposes to make more than 90 percent of the OCS acreage available for consideration for future exploration and development....
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Fields in the Permian Basin flow with more oil and natural gas than anywhere else in the world, yet the employees working in them live in a child care desert. Four major competitors — Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Chevron U.S.A., EOG Resources and Occidental Petroleum — recognized this issue and recently...