2018 November-December 

Blockchain in Oil and Gas is Not Hype

Blockchain, cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, these are all the words that have been buzzing around since this time last year. Bitcoin was on a meteoric rise unlike any investment ever seen before. Since this there have been more than 2,000 companies that have appeared and are riding the blockchain wave on the pretense of ICO (Initial Coin Offering) fame. Most of these… Read More
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Permian Basin Outgrows Pipeline Infrastructure, Construction Boom Underway but has Growing Pains 2018 September-October 

Permian Basin Outgrows Pipeline Infrastructure, Construction Boom Underway But has Growing Pains

Oil production in the Permian is growing at an 800,000 barrel per day (BPD) annually. With production recently averaging 3.3 million BPD, the industry is on pace to outstrip its 3.6 million BPD of pipeline capacity in only a matter of a few months, according to an estimate by leading regional driller Pioneer Natural Resources. Chairman Scott Sheffield told Bloomberg in… Read More
2018 September-October Home Top Widget Rotation 

Natural Disasters Strike, but the Oil and Gas Community is Ready to Repair and Pull Through

Natural disasters have always been something everyone must think about from time to time. While it might not ever happen to you or your company, it still happens, and it is happening more and more as the Earth’s weather patterns change. In the oil and gas industry, managers must think about the possibility of natural disasters striking more often. This… Read More
2018 September-October Interviews 

Interview: Tom Williams, President of Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA)

Below is an interview with RPSEA President, Tom Williams. The interview text has been left in tact, with only minor grammatical adjustments. Eric Eissler: Regarding the technology roadmap, which I really like the title, “Keeping it Going for the Long Haul – the Easy Stuff is Gone.” I have been saying that for a long time. The technology developed today… Read More
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Drilling Fluids Are as Important as Drilling Tools 2018 May-June 

Drilling Fluids Are as Important as Drilling Tools

Drilling technology. When you hear these words, you immediately think of drills, drill bits and drilling techniques. However, drilling fluids are often overlooked. It’s not a good idea to run a dry drill into the ground without the proper fluids. Conventional oil well drilling in the Permian Basin requires, on average, thousands of barrels of water. While water is required… Read More

Railroad Commission Sets Benchmark 2018 May-June 

Railroad Commission Sets Benchmark

The RRC prides itself that it is not just a static enforcement agency, but it is actively participat­ing in revising and developing new rules that fit with the emerging trends and technologies that appear within the oil and gas industry. The RRC carries out its work based on empirical facts and findings by local Texans with established credibility in the… Read More
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