The hydrogen economy has been a discussion in academia and with researchers for decades. The most substantial effort to bring it to reality occurred during high oil prices in the early 2000s, yet as with every previous effort, it ended with unprofitable projects and disappointed investors. As the climate...
After more than a month of fighting, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has devolved into a grinding war of attrition replete with indiscriminate attacks on Ukrainian civilians, cities and infrastructure. The U.S., Canada, Western European allies and others have responded with increasingly severe sanctions that have isolated Russia and decimated...
Russia’s attack on Ukraine has roiled energy markets, pU.S.hing crude oil prices upward from already high levels. And no wonder, as RU.S.sia is one of the world’s top producers and exporters of crude oil and petroleum products. RU.S.sia has consistently been the second largest single-country producer of crude oil...
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Blackouts and Power Grid: The Looming Energy Crisis in America The Washington Post recently published an article warning of a summer of blackouts and a wheezing power grid that leaves states at risk. However, this issue is not new, as under-investment in new baseload capacity and reliance on unreliable and...
Bakken Shale – North Dakota/Montana Mid-cap independent producers Oasis Petroleum and Whiting Petroleum agreed to merge in early March, creating a ‘mini-major’ operator in the Bakken Basin. In a prepared statement, the companies said, "The combined company will have a premier Williston Basin position with top tier assets across approximately...
In reading through this issue of SHALE Magazine, you will notice a heavy focus on events surrounding Russia’s war on Ukraine. That was not our plan for this issue when the year began, but everyone has a plan and they tend to fall apart as soon as the first...
Energy prices have been rising for over a year and in recent weeks, they’ve been skyrocketing both at home and abroad. The causes of this impending energy cost crisis are multitudinous, but they are all rooted in the same problem: command and control energy and fiscal policies put in...
The oil and gas industry has faced significant volatility over the past few years, including the unprecedented destruction in demand from Covid-19, the rise in ESG driven investment, and increased geopolitical risk. In addition to formulating a profitable drilling strategy in such an environment, how can North American unconventional...
Unless you’ve already done the smart thing and retired to the wilderness of your choice, you’ve probably heard the news that the European Union struck a deal with the United States to considerably boost its intake of American LNG. Considerably in this case means an additional 15 billion cubic meters...
In finance, a “black swan” is an unpredictable event with severe consequences for investors. Black swans have occurred throughout modern history but rarely has the world experienced a double black swan, such as the impact of the Covid-19 crisis and the imbalance between oil supply and demand. In this...