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Electric and Hydrogen Vehicles - the crucial difference between a Media Interview and a Presentation? pt.1

Electric and Hydrogen Vehicles - the crucial difference between a Media Interview and a Presentation? pt.1 "The West's rush for EV's lacks perspective. The main forces pushing the EV industry are rarely mentioned, nor is the 'elephant in the room' ". This is a good clear start to a Presentation but terrible for a Media interview. There might not be time to add the details.   The Presentation continues ... "The two main forces are: the guilt-agenda of green lobbying power on g

Roger Crisp

Roger Crisp

 

So About That Petronas Dividend From Its Cash Reserves

The Petronas Dividend of RM 30 Billion has been in the Malaysia news lately. Here's an excerpt from an article yesterday: Pakatan MP questions need to use Petronas reserves for special dividend A Pakatan Harapan MP today questioned the rationale in using 36% of national oil company Petroliam Nasional Bhd’s cash reserves for the special dividend of RM30 billion. Wong Chen (PH-Subang) pointed out that Petronas’ cash reserves, as of last year, stood at RM128 billion, and the profit a

Tom Kirkman

Tom Kirkman

US - update through July 2018

This interactive presentation contains the latest oil & gas production data from 95,093 horizontal wells in 10 US states, through July. Cumulative oil and gas production from these wells reached 9.3 Gbo and 102.9 Tcf. Ohio and West Virginia are deselected in most dashboards, as they have a greater reporting lag. Visit ShaleProfile blog to explore the full interactive dashboards Oil and gas production from horizontal wells kept setting new records through the first 7 months of

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Thoughts on Multiculturalism in Europe

Twenty-plus years ago I lived in England, had a Sri Lankan boyfriend, an Israeli best friend who shared a flat with a Palestinian guy, and a Persian housemate. This is still my idea of multiculturalism. Yet 20 years later what I read and see about Europe -- and Turkey but that's a different question altogether -- suggests the multicultural model governments have been shoving down people's throats has begun to backfire and it is backfiring spectacularly. Take the hidden camera film about the

Marina Schwarz

Marina Schwarz

Eagle Ford - update through July 2018

This interactive presentation contains the latest oil & gas production data from all 21,344 horizontal wells in the Eagle Ford region, that started producing since 2008, through July. Visit ShaleProfile blog to explore the full interactive dashboards In July 228 horizontal wells started production, the highest number in more than 3 years. Although the graph above shows a dip in production in July, this is partially because of reporting lag, and I expect that when these wells h

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TETRA Technologies: A Diamond In The Rough That Can Triple In The Next Year

This article was recently published on Seeking Alpha.  It might be of general interest to this community and, of course, I would be interested in any comments that might help to prove or disprove my thesis.   TETRA Technologies: A Diamond In The Rough That Can Triple In The Next Year Summary Tetra Technologies, Inc. (TTI) is a deeply undervalued small cap energy services company that will not stay so small and undervalued for long. Excluding its

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Mr. Bert

Omnipresent Big Need for Capital... Alternatives?

Smaller producers who are finding it more difficult to secure bank credit, with many loans still under pressure, are seeking new ways to capture funding.  As prices are making it a bit easier to add to the balance sheet, versus $26 per barrel in recent times, new avenues for capital have opened up. We see the increased ability of 'non-bank' capital sources to serve these operators that have a large need for capital.  Reserve Based Lending, (RBLs), are certainly in transition and many smalle

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BlackLine Resources

A New Polymer EOR Technology

Produced Water Mobility Inhibition Polymer Flooding Jay C. Reynolds, Applied Mobility, LLC, Oil City, Louisiana   Numerous reservoirs in the US are prone to early transition to high water production and produce at their economic limits in spite of often having 75-80% or more of their OOIP remaining in these developed and de-risked fields. It is the shallow reservoirs that were discovered first and mis-managed in the early days which are now in the hands of the Mom and Pops, w

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Permian – update through July 2018

This interactive presentation contains the latest oil & gas production data from all 17,140 horizontal wells in the Permian (Texas & New Mexico) that started producing since 2008/2009, through July. Visit ShaleProfile blog to explore the full interactive dashboards Output has continued to rise fast in the first half year, adding over 400 thousand barrels of oil per day from horizontal wells. The apparent drop in July is as usual due to incomplete data. As the graph above s

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oil market Russia's recent curious different stance on oil supply

The oil market is witnessing some interesting dynamics this week: On one hand Russia thinks (at least as stated in their public statement on Saturday) there were risks that global oil markets could be facing a deficit; on the other hand, OPEC (of which Saudi Arabia is the most influential player) hinted last week that it may have to reimpose output cuts as global inventories rise. This public divergence seems to be confusing the traders. The confusion stems from the fact that major oil players S

The lonely, thankless job of heating the world in winter

It’s almost here – the darkness and the icy death grip of winter. Some may not feel the full sting of it, if you live in sunny and warm climates, while other brave souls embrace it. Having had fingers so numb I couldn’t unlock a door, I tend to be not as thrilled, but in truth it makes no sense to go through life hating one of the four seasons just because it can be unpleasant. Whether you like or loathe winter though, if your home must endure one you have to respect it. Winter can kill you

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Terry Etam

Bouncing Back But For How Long?

The Baker Hughes US oil rig count – a proxy for health and optimism in the overall upstream sector – has just reached a 31-month high to 1067 rigs,  though nowhere near the all-time high of 1609 back in July 2014. This recent development is not surprising; crude prices have been trending upwards and reached a new 24-month peak last week as well. Looking at the breakout data, it is possible that some of the gains could be from re-started sites shut down in the wake of Hurricane Michael bypas

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Easwaran Kanason

Mineral Rich Nation Looking for Money

Pakistan is one of the very few blessed countries in the world. We should take pride GOD has blessed with all fruits, vegetables, crops and minerals a country need to prosper at all cylinders. Pakistan has got all of them. But unfortunately Pakistan never prosper in last few decades as it should have been. We reeling with energy shortages which are badly impacting our manufacturing, exports etc putting extra ordinary pressure on Pakistan’s economy. Pakistan seeking money support its import

Bilal Zaidi

Bilal Zaidi

Marcellus (PA) – update through August 2018

This interactive presentation contains the latest gas (and a little oil) production data, from all 8,406 horizontal wells in Pennsylvania that started producing since 2010, through August. Visit ShaleProfile blog to explore the full interactive dashboards Gas production from horizontal wells in this state set another record in August, at 17 Bcf/d. An important factor behind this was a large number of wells that were brought online during the month; 108, the highest in almost 4 yea

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Pakistan Oil Requirement at a Glance

Crude oil also known as black gold is the commodity keep the country’s wheel moving. If a country is deprived of this natural resource it has to import it from outside world, which makes it everything expensive and heavy reliance on countries selling it. With each day world political scenario changing each day the prices keeps moving. In the world there are countries in the world always prefer to control their own resources and keep country economy under their control. They make every effor

Bilal Zaidi

Bilal Zaidi

North Dakota – update through August 2018

These interactive presentations contains the latest oil & gas production data from all 13,899 horizontal wells in North Dakota that started production since 2005, through August. Visit ShaleProfile blog to explore the full interactive dashboards Oil production in North Dakota came in at 1,291 kbo/d in August, after a month-on-month rise of 1.7%, setting again a new record. As the graph shows, the 782 wells that started production in 2018 contributed already to more than 1/3rd

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US - update through June 2018

This interactive presentation contains the latest oil & gas production data from 93,991 horizontal wells in 10 US states, through June. Cumulative oil and gas production from these wells reached 9.1 Gbo and 101.4 Tcf. Visit ShaleProfile blog to explore the full interactive dashboards In just one and a half year, production from these wells grew by more than 1.5 million bo/d and 10 Bcf/d. Operators increased the pace of drilling and completion activity, and as the ‘Well quality

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OILESS

Oil use is overestimated. Our perceived outlook on the importance of oil is completely distorted.  Humans have a hard time looking both into the past, and also into the future.  Unless someone has done extensive research on history of all eras, and had real conclusions on just how the world works, until someone has then used this same historical approach and applied it to the future, how then can one really have a bearing on where they stand in the scale of things.  OIl is a revenue generator, l

Danial Gable

Danial Gable

 

Crumbling america

Under certain conditions the economy becomes very wasteful, and this is a recipe for disaster.   The public debt load is unsustainable under the current economic conditions. They are reasonable under real growth, but currently, the US is not under stable conditions.  The largest Us global corps are falling deeply behind the rest of the world. Companies like Lockheed and Boeing are large employers in the arms trade. This is an extremely vulnerable industry. The oil and gas, coal and even natural

Danial Gable

Danial Gable

 

Bull Run Not Over?

Oil is on an upward climb. I dont see this bull run easing. In my opinion, This industry only has so much life left in it, as we can all clearly see a carbon free future. With so little time, and still so much money to make, it makes more sense to drive up the price real high. This is beneficial on many levels, as it encourages green tec development, almost real time with each increase in price.  Also, then the billions of dollars produced will and can help catapult society into a green era.  It

Danial Gable

Danial Gable

Eagle Ford - update through June 2018

This interactive presentation contains the latest oil & gas production data from all 21,081 horizontal wells in the Eagle Ford region, that started producing since 2008, through June. Visit ShaleProfile blog to explore the full interactive dashboards In the first half of this year, oil production from horizontal wells has hovered just above 1.2 million bo/d, while gas output stood at about 5.8 Bcf per day.   Unlike the Permian, production growth is rather timi

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Permian – update through June 2018

This interactive presentation contains the latest oil & gas production data through June from all 16,770 horizontal wells in the Permian (Texas & New Mexico) that started producing since 2008/2009. Visit ShaleProfile blog to explore the full interactive dashboards Even though data for the last few months is still somewhat incomplete, it is already clear that the Permian set another production record in June, producing well above 2.4 million bo/d from these horizontal wells

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Niobrara (CO & WY) - update through July 2018

This interactive presentation contains the latest oil & gas production data through July, from all 8,221 horizontal wells that started production in the Niobrara region (Colorado & Wyoming) since 2009/2010. Although we had a post on this region just 3 weeks ago, as we now have reliable data up through July, I wanted to share another update. A few percent of the wells were not yet reported in July, so there will be some upward revisions.   Visit ShaleProfile blog to ex

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