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Will Iraq be back to square one with increasing violence?

The twin suicide bombings in Baghdad, the Iraqi capital, once again shows the vulnerability of the oil-rich nation in a perpetually volatile region, especially when the West started gradually pulling out its troops. Although Iraqi leadership talks with pride about the country being free from foreign interference, the situation on the ground is far from being conducive for it – judging by the daily protests by the people over corruption, mismanagement, lack of basic care and of course, deter
 

Eagle Ford - update through October 2020

These interactive presentations contain the latest oil & gas production data from all 25,174 horizontal wells in the Eagle Ford region, that have started producing from 2008 onward, through October 2020. Visit ShaleProfile blog to explore the full interactive dashboard Total production Tight oil production in the Eagle Ford was unchanged m-o-m at 1.1 million bo/d in October (after upcoming revisions). Compared with December 2019

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Permian – update through October 2020

These interactive presentations contain the latest oil & gas production data from all 28,999 horizontal wells in the Permian (Texas & New Mexico) that started producing from 2008/2009 onward, through October. Visit ShaleProfile blog to explore the full interactive dashboard Total Production Permian tight oil production fell in October by 1% m-o-m to below 3.7 million bo/d (after upcoming revisions). Over 1/3rd fewer wells we

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North Dakota – update through November 2020

These interactive presentations contain the latest oil & gas production data from all 16,189 horizontal wells in North Dakota that started production from 2005 onward, through November. Visit ShaleProfile blog to explore the full interactive dashboard Total production Oil production in North Dakota fell by less than 1% in November at just below 1.18 million bo/d. This was a tad lower than the first peak in December 2014 (1.19 million b/d). Although more than 2,

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The Importance of Smart Grids

Written by: Sukhjit Singh, Richard Fu                                 With the increased reliance on technology, the efficiency of usage becomes a large issue that must be looked at. A proposed solution would be the a ‘smart grid’ with the Internet of Things. According to Professor Ferguson of the University of the District of Columbia in 2016, as a general matter, the concept behind the Internet of Things is quite simple: objects embedded with identifiers or recognizable by sensors seeking

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Sukhjit Singh

 

US - update through September 2020

These interactive presentations contain the latest oil & gas production data from 123,933 horizontal wells in 11 US states, through September. Oklahoma & West Virginia are excluded as these states did not yet publish complete production data for Q3. Visit ShaleProfile blog to explore the full interactive dashboard Total production US tight oil production was flat m-o-m in September at 7.0 million bo/d (after upcoming revisio

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Russia To Aid Iran In Major Sanctions-Skirting Energy Megaprojects

By Simon Watkins - Dec 28, 2020, 5:00 PM CST   Alongside the continued development of its huge West Karoun oil fields, the completion of the supergiant South Pars non-associated gas offshore sector (including the implementation of Phase 11 operations), and the finalisation of the crude oil transfer pipeline from Guriyeh to Jask, Iran’s core focus in the current sanctions environment is to optimise the output and revenues from its already world-scale petrochemicals sector. This has
 

Haynesville – update through September 2020

This interactive presentation contains the latest gas (and a little oil) production data, from all 5,735 horizontal wells in the Haynesville that started producing from 2007, through September 2020. Visit ShaleProfile blog to explore the full interactive dashboard Total production Natural gas production came in just above 10 Bcf/d in September (after upcoming revisions), down by 1 Bcf/d since May, but it has more than doubled since

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Eagle Ford - update through September 2020

These interactive presentations contain the latest oil & gas production data from all 25,046 horizontal wells in the Eagle Ford region, that have started producing from 2008 onward, through September 2020. Visit ShaleProfile blog to explore the full interactive dashboard Total production Tight oil production in the Eagle Ford held up at 1.1 million bo/d in September (after upcoming revisions). As is visible in the chart above, output from the ~2,800 wells that began produ

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Permian – update through September 2020

These interactive presentations contain the latest oil & gas production data from all 28,739 horizontal wells in the Permian (Texas & New Mexico) that started producing from 2008/2009 onward, through September. Visit ShaleProfile blog to explore the full interactive dashboard Total Production Permian tight oil production held steady for the 3rd consecutive month in September, at close to 3.8 million bo/d (after upcoming revi

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GSOM SPbU, founded with the support of Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, has improved its position in the FT rankings again.

St. Petersburg State University (SPbU) has improved its place in the Financial Times European Business School ranking 2020, published on December 7, 2020. The Graduate School of Management SPbU (GSOM SPbU) took a record 51st position in the overall European ranking, having risen by eight points compared to last year.  “15 years ago, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin initiated the priority national project “Education” and set the task of creating a world-class Russian
 

North Dakota – update through October 2020

These interactive presentations contain the latest oil & gas production data from all 16,149 horizontal wells in North Dakota that started production from 2005 onward, through October. Visit ShaleProfile blog to explore the full interactive dashboard Total production Oil production in North Dakota fell by 1% in October to just below 1.2 million bo/d, despite that more than 100 temporarily shut-in wells were brought back online.

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The use of thorium as a new primary energy source

Thorium is more abundant in nature than uranium. It is fertile rather than fissile, and can only be used as a fuel in conjunction with a fissile material such as recycled plutonium. Thorium fuels can breed fissile uranium-233 to be used in various kinds of nuclear reactors. Molten salt reactors are well suited to thorium fuel, as normal fuel fabrication is avoided. The use of thorium as a new primary energy source has been a tantalizing prospect for many years. Extracti

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US - update through August 2020

These interactive presentations contain the latest oil & gas production data from 138,874 horizontal wells in 13 US states, through August. Cumulative oil and gas production from these wells reached 15.7 billion bbl and 177 Tcf of natural gas. Ohio and West Virginia are excluded from most overviews, as they have not yet reported July/August production data. Visit ShaleProfile blog to explore the full interactive dashboard Total production US tight oil production made anot

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Pennsylvania – update through September 2020

These interactive presentations contain the latest gas (and a little oil) production data, from all 9,837 horizontal wells in Pennsylvania that started producing from 2010 onward, through September. Visit ShaleProfile blog to explore the full interactive dashboard Total production Pennsylvanian natural gas production fell in September by almost 1 Bcf/d, to ~18.5 Bcf/d (after upcoming revisions). In the first 9 months of this year, o

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Eagle Ford - update through August 2020

These interactive presentations contain the latest oil & gas production data from all 25,078 horizontal wells in the Eagle Ford region, that have started producing from 2008 onward, through August 2020. Visit ShaleProfile blog to explore the full interactive dashboard Total production Tight oil production in the Eagle Ford made a small additional recovery in August, to about 1.1 million bo/d. This was still almost 20% lower than

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