May-June 2018 Archives - OILMAN Magazine
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
Oklahoma Energy Consumption Estimates 2018 May-June Data Oklahoma 

Oklahoma Energy Consumption Estimates

As part of our research on Oklahoma’s current oil and gas industry, which we covered in an Infographic in this issue of OILMAN, we found additional information from the U.S. Energy Information Administration about Oklahoma’s energy consumption. The estimates are from 2015, the latest year available. Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedIn Read More
Oklahoma Energy Production Estimates 2018 May-June Data Oklahoma 

Oklahoma Energy Production Estimates

As part of our research on Oklahoma’s current oil and gas industry, which we covered in an Infographic in this issue of OILMAN, we found additional information from the U.S. Energy Information Administration about Oklahoma’s energy production. The estimates are from 2015, the latest year available. Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedIn Read More
Oklahoma Energy Consumption by End-User Sector 2018 May-June Data Oklahoma 

Oklahoma Energy Consumption by End-User Sector

As part of our research on Oklahoma’s current oil and gas industry, which we covered in an Infographic in this issue of OILMAN, we found additional information from the U.S. Energy Information Administration about Oklahoma’s energy consumption by end-user in 2015, the latest year available. Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedIn Read More
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
INTEGRATING INSPECTION WITH OPERATIONS OF OIL AND GAS ASSETS 2018 May-June 

Integrating Inspection with Operations of Oil and Gas Assets

Exploration policy Under the NELP (New Exploration Licensing Policy), operating companies (those involved in the production of oil and gas) have to compete with all oil and gas companies, including national oil companies, for auctioned oil and gas blocks. The operative company submits bids based on available technical data from the host country’s relevant department overseeing oil and gas resources… Read More
Mark Stansberry 2018 May-June Contributors Mark A. Stansberry 

Achieving Energy Excellence!

Since the beginning of March of this year, I have spoken at several events, including The Pipeline & Energy Expo in Tulsa, OK, the 25th Annual Meeting of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association in Lake Charles, LA, the Digital Transformation in the Oil and Gas Industry conference in Houston, TX., and the Pre-Conference of the National Council on Undergraduate… Read More
Oilman 2018 May-June OILMAN Publisher 

Letter from the Publisher (May-June 2018)

Rising crude prices have surged 50 percent since last year and as a result has improved the outlook of the oil and gas industry so far this year. The U.S. shale market continues to perform well and smaller producers have ramped up drilling to gain market share. Shale is doing so well in several regions, companies are experiencing shortages in… 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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