As Federal Oil Regulation Gets Tricky, State-Level Regulators Still Work Best 2018 May-June Oilman Podcasts 

Feature Podcast: As Federal Oil Regulation Gets Tricky, State-Level Regulators Still Work Best

There’s often a misconception that regulation is a purely federal affair. However, the heart of regulation is local. State governments, not the federal government, have significant and primary oversight over the oil and gas operations that occur within each state. There are a few exceptions, of course. There are cases where the federal regulators do attempt to enforce regulatory control… Read More
Subsea Technology 2018 March-April Oilman Podcasts 

Feature Podcast: Subsea Technology

To say times were different when the first Gulf oil well went into service is a bit of an understatement. The year was 1938, and the Superior-Pure State No. 1 well was the first of its kind—if not extremely risky. One mile offshore, the Creole, Louisiana well used very little metal to drill into the sandy depths, nor did it… Read More
For O&G, Environmental Concerns Are Market Concerns 2017 November-December Oilman Podcasts 

Feature Podcast: For O&G, Environmental Concerns Are Market Concerns

From March 14, 1910, to September 10, 1911, millions of gallons of oil gushed out of a pressurized well in Kern-County, California. Known as the “Lakeview Gusher,” over the course of 18 months approximately 9 million gallons of oil poured out of the Midway-Sunset Oil Field in what is still the largest oil spill in U.S. history. https://media.blubrry.com/oilmanmagazine/p/oilmanmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/For-OG-Environmental-Concerns-Are-Market-Concerns.mp3Podcast: Play in… Read More
Technology and Politics Mix in the Downstream 2017 September-October Oilman Podcasts Podcasts 

Feature Podcast: Technology and Politics Mix in the Downstream

There’s a popular phrase in American public affairs: “All politics is local.” Although the quip is more closely aligned to former U.S. House Speaker Tip O’Neill, its origins are far more unclear than a simple history textbook reference. Applied more liberally, it’s an idiom that can hold true for any industry heavily immersed in both technological advances and political jockeying,… Read More