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Ron Patterson

Peak Oil Barrel

Contributor since: 24 Oct 2014

Ron Patterson

Biography

Ron Patterson is a retired computer engineer. He worked in Saudi Arabia for five years, two years at the Ghazlan Power Plant near Ras Tanura and three years with Aramco in Ras Tanura and Safaniya. He worked a short time as a stockbroker and a commodities broker but found the business did not suit his talents and returned to the computer industry in 1987. He spent the last 17 years of his career at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL. He retired in 2004.

Latest articles from Ron

  • Iran Ramps Up Oil Output As OPEC Production Falls

    Published 13 April 2017 | viewed 12,117 times

    The OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report is out with OPEC’s crude oil production numbers for March 2017. All data is through March 2017 and is…

  • U.S. Shale - The New Swing Producer

    Published 02 April 2017 | viewed 10,005 times

    The BP Statistical Review of World Energy has oil production data by country up to the end of 2015. This is what that looks like…

  • U.S. Shale Could Peak Before 2025

    Published 25 March 2017 | viewed 11,281 times

    In a previous post on U.S. LTO future output there were suggestions that a bottom up approach might be better than the top down approach…

  • Iran Continues To Ignore The OPEC Deal

    Published 14 March 2017 | viewed 9,750 times

    All data below is in thousand barrels per day and is through February 2017. (Click to enlarge)OPEC crude oil production dropped to 31,958,000 bpd in…

  • What’s In Store For U.S. Shale Oil?

    Published 11 March 2017 | viewed 7,116 times

    (Click to enlarge)The future output from the light tight oil (LTO) sector of the U.S. oil industry is the subject of much speculation. Above I…

  • The Bakken Gets A Second Wind

    Published 10 March 2017 | viewed 10,229 times

    North Dakota has published January production data for the Bakken and for all North Dakota. (Click to enlarge)Bakken production was up 37,617 bpd to 932,817…

  • Is The Bakken A Bust?

    Published 16 February 2017 | viewed 17,558 times

    North Dakota has released December production data for the Bakken and for all North Dakota. They were a little shocking.(Click to enlarge)Bakken production down 86,150…

  • OPEC 310,000 Barrels Per Day Above Production Cut Goal

    Published 13 February 2017 | viewed 6,751 times

    The new January OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report is out with crude only production numbers for January 2017. All charts are in thousand barrels per…

  • Electric Vehicles Will Be A Major Oil Price Driver In The Future

    Published 07 February 2017 | viewed 18,091 times

    Oil output (crude plus condensate or C+C) is likely to peak by 2020 (or may have peaked already in 2015 or 2016). Electric Vehicles (EVs)…

  • Are Proven Oil Reserves Just A Political Tool?

    Published 01 January 2017 | viewed 7,401 times

    Jean Laherrere has posted the following charts and comments on Bakken and World oil reserves. EIA proved reserves on Bakken (ND + Montana) plus cumulative…

  • Bakken Oil Production Soars After Long Decline

    Published 14 December 2016 | viewed 15,867 times

    North Dakota just released their production numbers for the Bakken as well as for all North Dakota. (Click to enlarge)The numbers are shocking. The Bakken…

  • Where Will U.S. Oil Production Go In 2017?

    Published 10 December 2016 | viewed 12,110 times

    The EIA has just released its Short-Term Energy Outlook. Some of their projections should be taken with a grain of salt because they usually change…

  • Texas Oil And Gas Output Continues To Fall

    Published 03 December 2016 | viewed 14,650 times

    The railroad commission of Texas released September output data a few weeks ago and Dean Fantazzini made an estimate of the “corrected” data for crude…

  • Bakken Oil Production Continues To Slide

    Published 19 November 2016 | viewed 12,004 times

    Bakken oil production was down 10,119 barrels per day in September and all North Dakota production was down 10,353 bpd in September. Bakken production continues…

  • How Realistic Are Current Climate Change Goals?

    Published 02 November 2016 | viewed 4,776 times

    My previous post on an energy transition promised to consider the level of climate change that might be associated with such an Energy Transition. Rather…

  • Where’s Texas Oil Output Headed?

    Published 29 October 2016 | viewed 7,766 times

    The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) has recently reported new data for oil and natural gas output through August 2016. Dean Fantazzini has kindly shared…

  • Does The U.S. Really Have More Oil Reserves Than Saudi Arabia?

    Published 11 October 2016 | viewed 16,145 times

    Rystad Energy has published an interesting article claiming that the U.S. has more oil reserves than Saudi Arabia… if you include shale oil. A new…

  • Is The EIA Wrong On Texas Oil Production?

    Published 29 September 2016 | viewed 11,786 times

    (Click to enlarge) Dean has provided his monthly update for Texas Oil and Natural Gas. The most recent month’s estimate is often volatile and may…

  • Bakken Halts Production Crash

    Published 21 September 2016 | viewed 11,318 times

    North Dakota has just come out with their oil production numbers for July 2016. Bakken production was up by 3,046 barrels per day while all…

  • OPEC Production Sinks On Libya And Nigeria

    Published 14 September 2016 | viewed 12,246 times

    The new OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report is out with crude only production numbers for August 2016. All charts are through August 2016. (Click to…

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