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Crude Oil Production: Extending the Life of Oil Wells

Apr 28, 2011 at 08:09 | Dave Summers

There are a number of different ways of getting oil from a reservoir, and, to radically oversimplify, the harder that you try to maximize the rate of production of oil…

No Easy Solutions to the Coming Energy Crisis

Apr 27, 2011 at 09:35 | Gail Tverberg

Everyone would like to fix the US energy policy, but doing so is almost impossible, in my view, primarily because we need to be planning for a much bigger change…

Energy Issues and Political Intervention

Apr 27, 2011 at 08:25 | The Oil Drum

Energy is back in the public consciousness and perhaps higher up political priority lists than at any time since the summer of 2008. Disruptions in Libya, leaked cables about Saudi…

A New Idea on Energy Extraction From Oil Shale

Apr 26, 2011 at 09:10 | Brian Westenhaus

A team at Stanford University is proposing using solid oxide fuel cells as the basis for a method for electricity production from oil shale with in situ carbon capture…

The Shale Oil Boom No One's Talking About (Until Now)

Apr 22, 2011 at 10:36 | Keith Schaefer

Shale oil & gas is the talk of many a newsletter writer right now. But very few are talking about the region of Atlantic Canada. You see, as the global…

Donald Trump’s Naive Views on Energy: "Just Take the Oil We Need"

Apr 22, 2011 at 08:16 | Robert Rapier

I am constantly amused by the views of presidential candidates on energy policy. Their views are either so disingenuous or so naive that I often find it difficult to vote…

Developing a Valid Picture of Fossil fuels and our Future

Apr 22, 2011 at 08:09 | Dave Summers

One of the problems in trying to project future demand and supply of oil and the other fossil fuels is that the decisions on their availability and use are often…

United States Budget Problems and the Oil Supply

Apr 21, 2011 at 09:18 | Gail Tverberg

We see endless fighting between the Democrats and Republicans about the budget, but no real explanation as to what the issues are. My view is that there is a structural…

A Different Idea on Where Hydrocarbons Come From

Apr 21, 2011 at 09:01 | Brian Westenhaus

A research team including colleagues at UC Davis, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Shell Projects & Technology is offering a new computational study published in the Proceedings of the…

Engineers Are Now Wearing the Poet's Mantle

Apr 20, 2011 at 19:50 | Llewellyn King

F. Scott Fitzgerald supposedly told Ernest Hemingway, “The rich are different from you and me.” And Hemingway supposedly replied, “Yes, they have more money.” Engineers are different from the rest…

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