Some Reasons for Optimism at the End of a Troubling Year
The history of the oil and gas business in the United States is that every time the “experts” all line up to declare it to be dead, it finds a way to come roaring back. This scenario has played itself out at least half a dozen times across my...
OGCI Sets a 2025 Target on Emission Reduction
The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) is a group of oil and gas companies in 130 countries representing over 30% of global operated oil and gas production. You have most likely heard of many of their members: BP, Chevron, CNPC, Eni, Equinor, ExxonMobil, Occidental, Petrobras, Repsol, Saudi Aramco,...
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We've talked a lot in recent issues of Shale Magazine about the fact that the Permian Basin in West Texas and Southeast New Mexico is currently undergoing a tremendous boom in oil and gas activity.  We've also pointed out that other oil shale basins, like the Eagle Ford in...
If you want to understand what’s happening in the world, and specifically, the world of energy, one needs only to watch what elites do as opposed to what they say. By this, I’m not talking about their hypocrisy. We do far too much of that, which accomplishes precisely nothing....
Ethanol Nonexistent Without Oil
With the 2020 election cycle dominating national news and the Iowa Caucus recently taking place, there was once again renewed attention on industries and debates relevant to the energy industry. Corn is king in Iowa, and you can’t talk politics in that state without touching on farming and the...
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Here are the Top Dozen Oil & Gas stories for May 26, 2017, taken directly from the @GDBlackmon Twitter Feed: Aaaaaannnnd the price tanks. #smdh: OPEC agrees to extend oil production cuts via @usatoday They do this every year. Someday they'll be right.: NOAA predicts above normal hurricane season via @houstonchron Need...
10 Things You Should Know About Oil and Gas Today The Big Story The June contract for West Texas Intermediate (WTI) was crashing towards single digits on Monday, just a week after we saw prices on the May contract fall into negative territory. As of this writing, WTI was selling for...
Managing Safety Amid New Challenges
Dell recently ranked oil and gas production among the top 20 most rugged jobs in America. The list evaluated the physical labor, risk of fatality and injury, and environmental exposure that workers encounter daily. These conditions push mental and physical limits, but a context that is often overlooked is...
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Here are the Top Dozen Oil & Gas stories for February 17, 2017, taken directly from the @GDBlackmon Twitter Feed (that’s me): Probably not, no.  The Permian's returns and economics are just superior to any other basin in the country, and economics drive budgets at oil and gas operating companies....
How Top Oil & Gas Companies Use Predictive Analytics
Attempting to prevent a catastrophic electrical grid collapse, Texans endured mass power outages instituted by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) in response to the unprecedented February winter storm that plagued the state. Leaving citizens chilled for several days and nights, electricity moguls are experiencing an icy response...