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Conventional Oil Exploration & Production – A Natural Hedge?

It’s feeling like “Casablanca” all over again. Remember when Inspector Louis Renault says “Round up the usual suspects?” Or are we more in line with Groundhog Day when Bill Murray repeats the same events over and over again? Those of us who’ve been at this oil patch thing for a…

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50 Dollars for a Barrel of Oil – So What Now?

As someone who has worked in the E&P sector for the past 20+ years, I’ve seen my share of ups and downs in the industry. While the causes of past price swings have all been different, the effects have generally been the same. It’s been correctly stated that when E&P…

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Moving Past Rig Counts: a Deeper Look at Bakken Rig Activity

Rig Counts Did you know… “Over the last week the Bakken rig count has dropped another 9 rigs from 140 rigs. This is a 6.4% drop off when the US land rig count fell 7% over the same time period.” or how about… “Bakken rig count dropped another 47 rigs…

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Permian Basin Production – Midland vs Delaware Basins

This is the final entry to the three part series regarding the comparison of the Midland and Delaware sub-basins in the Greater Permian Basin. The previous entries have discussed the evolution, deposition, and stratigraphy of both of the sub-basins. This is fundamental information needed to understand the development and production…

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Enhanced Oil Recovery Part 2 |Infographic|

A month or so ago I posted an article on Enhanced Oil Recovery techniques and it proved to be a popular topic, so much so that we decided our good friend Bill Roth could make a useful infographic to better illustrate the concepts (check out Bill’s previous infographic for The…

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