Oilman Magazine 2020 January-February OILMAN Publisher 

Letter from the Publisher (January-February 2020)

Investors and banks have indicated they are cutting back on investing and lending money to the booming shale market. Financial firm’s site the reason for the funding cutback is shale companies are producing less than forecasted and their reserves are less than anticipated. Shale producers receive funding based on the value of reserves, which are held for collateral. The pullback… Read More
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
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
Oilman 2018 July-August OILMAN Publisher 

Letter from the Publisher (July-August 2018)

The U.S. shale market continues to excel at producing oil and gas for export around the world. Several shale plays are hotbeds of activity. However, there are oil producers dealing with critical obstacles of not being able to find skilled employees for key positions, insufficient pipeline capacity and not enough truckers to handle routine business tasks. Despite the business hiccups,… Read More
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