2019 July-August OILMAN Publisher 

Letter from the Publisher (July-August 2019)

Where would the industry be without embracing technology? I’m sure that question is often asked in the executive suite and in the oil field as hard-working individuals go about their daily work contributing to produce the energy we need to run our modern society. Emerging technology such as IoT, machine learning and data analytics, and innovative products are improving productivity… Read More
United States Strategic Petroleum Reserve Well Pad Aerial View, West Hackberry, Louisiana Photo courtesy of Energy.gov 2019 July-August 

Salt of the Earth: The U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve

The U.S. SPR (Strategic Petroleum Reserve) is an oil reserve created in response to the 1973-1974 oil embargo. America’s dependence on OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) revealed the extent to which those countries could potentially influence United States foreign policy. Over the decades, U.S. energy consumption and production has changed. Today, the reasons the United States uses the… Read More
2019 May-June OILMAN Publisher 

Letter from the Publisher (May-June 2019)

Not many of us would have guessed the deal of the quarter that blasted the energy headlines last month. Chevron announced that it was acquiring Anadarko for $33 billion in cash and stock or $65 per share. The merger places Chevron in a significant position with a wide corridor of acreage in the Permian. Since the blockbuster deal was announced,… Read More
2019 March-April OILMAN Publisher 

Letter from the Publisher (March-April 2019)

There has been political discussion about drastically changing our energy market as we know it today. The Green New Deal has surfaced to the forefront of American politics. A scaled down version of the plan was introduced recently and calls for transitioning the United States to 100 percent renewable, zero-emission energy by 2030. The framers of the resolution ultimately want… Read More
Texas Railroad Commission Rings in New Year with OIL Database 2019 March-April 

Texas Railroad Commission Rings in New Year with OIL Database

With the new year, a much anticipated online tool became available for those interested in statewide inspections and enforcement information within the oil and gas business in the state of Texas. A searchable database was launched by the RRC (Railroad Commision of Texas) on January 23, 2019 and is aptly named RRC OIL (Online Inspection Lookup). RRC is the Texas… Read More
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