“Feeling Great in 15 Minutes – The CliffsNotes Version”
What Are Cognitive Distortions Anyway? What are cognitive distortions and why might you be interested in them? The term cognitive may sound pretty intimidating or overly intellectual, but it has a simple meaning. Cognition is just a fancy word for a thought. It’s the way you think about what’s happening....
Biosurfactants: The ESG-Friendly Technology Reviving Shale Profitability and Production
Shale is a big part of the U.S. energy industry supplying more than 63% of gross domestic oil and gas production, but it’s getting hit hard. Drilling new wells to offset steep production declines is difficult in the current capital-constrained environment. Current lower oil prices and decreased demand have...
2021: What now for flaring?
Here in the U.S., we are among the top four countries for gas flaring in the world. According to the World Bank, together with our top-four peers — Russia, Iraq and Iran — we account for 45% of gas flaring worldwide and have done for three years running. What’s...
Biting the Hand that Feeds You: Virtue Signaling Against Oil and Gas
The North Face is inviting scorn and maybe a little coal into their petroleum-based stockings this Christmas. Why does a performance nylon apparel brand want to cut off their nose to spite their face? The North Face, a high-end outdoor brand, made the latest move in the never-ending quest to...
Staying Fit From Home
Due to COVID-19, everyone is challenged to figure out their own way to stay fit without having access to a gym. The best tip for staying consistent with no gym access is having a set time each day to get your workout done. This keeps you on schedule and...
Oil and Gas and the Economy in 2021
What began last March as a brief relocation from the office to a work-at-home setting eventually transitioned into something much more. The weeks bled into months, ultimately extending over the course of the year for many folks. The brake on economic activity resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic sapped more...
The Future of OPEC+

The Future of OPEC+

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The UAE’s decision to play hardball at the most recent OPEC ministerial and OPEC+ meetings in early December was based on three factors. First, it believes that amongst the winners and losers of the OPEC+ deal first agreed in April, it belongs firmly in the latter category, given that...
Eating Well in the New Year
At this time of the year, many become diet conscious and look for healthier foods. Of course, part of a better approach is moderation in quantity. And Julia Child’s advice to keep moderation in moderation is classic. I offer two recipes that are moderately caloric yet delicious and, as...
Yes, the Blue Wave Hit a Red Brick Wall, but Now What?
With all elections, we must recognize there are a multitude of factors that determine the results. Despite the consistent success delivered by the Trump administration in energy and environmental policy, Joe Biden has secured the necessary votes in the Electoral College to officially seal President Trump’s fate as a...
Can the Oil Industry Avoid Drilling Itself out of Prosperity For Once?
The year 2020 has come to a merciful end, and praise the Lord and pass the pancakes for that bit of good news. When the publisher of SHALE Magazine and host of In the Oil Patch radio show, Kym Bolado, asked me during one of our December shows if the...