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Ron Patterson

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Ron Patterson

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

  • Libya And Nigeria Lead OPEC Production Boost

    Published 13 October 2018 | viewed 9,810 times

    The below charts were created with data from the OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report and the data through September 2018. (Click to enlarge)OPEC crude production was up 132,000…

  • Coal Use Rises As Renewables Fall In U.S. Electricity Generation

    Published 06 October 2018 | viewed 10,164 times

    The EIA released the latest edition of their Electric Power Monthly on September 25th, with data for July 2018. The table above shows the percentage contribution of…

  • Texas Oil Production Continues To Soar

    Published 06 September 2018 | viewed 10,221 times

    These first charts are taken from the EIA’s Monthly Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production. The data is through June 2018 and is in thousands of barrels per…

  • Why Mexico’s Oil Production Could Fall Even Further

    Published 20 August 2018 | viewed 11,714 times

    Mexico oil production is in decline though, at the moment, not as steep as it was expected to be (at least by me – IEA…

  • Exxon’s Shocking Supply And Demand Predictions

    Published 01 August 2018 | viewed 70,906 times

    Here are the latest oil production numbers from the EIA. All data is in thousand barrels per day unless otherwise noted. (Click to enlarge) The…

  • UK Natural Gas Production Falls As Usage Climbs

    Published 21 July 2018 | viewed 10,668 times

    UK C&C It was expected by many, me included but more importantly UKOGA and a couple of the bigger oil and gas consultancies, that UK…

  • EIA: Gulf Of Mexico Oil And Gas Production Remains Strong

    Published 23 June 2018 | viewed 8,502 times

    Crude And Condensate BOEM has March 2018 production at 1696 kbpd, which is down 1 percent month-on-month and 4 percent year-on-year (March 2017 was the…

  • U.S. Shale Production May Be Plateauing

    Published 26 May 2018 | viewed 21,870 times

    I have updated my scenarios for U.S. LTO output, based on both EIA tight oil output data and average well profile data from Enno Peters’ shaleprofile.com. I have also…

  • OPEC Production Stagnates In April

    Published 14 May 2018 | viewed 5,871 times

    The OPEC charts below were created with data from the OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report. The PDF File can be downloaded from here: OPEC MOMR All OPEC…

  • Solar Is Surging In U.S. Electricity Generation

    Published 05 May 2018 | viewed 14,781 times

    The EIA released the latest edition of their Electric Power Monthly on April 24th, with data for February 2018. The table above shows the percentage contribution of…

  • OPEC Cuts Another 200,000 Bpd In March

    Published 14 April 2018 | viewed 15,488 times

    All OPEC data below was taken from the April issue of The OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report. The data is through March 2018 and is thousands of barrels…

  • UK Oil And Gas May Struggle Without New Discoveries

    Published 07 April 2018 | viewed 14,669 times

    2017 trends for UK offshore production were disrupted by the stoppage in the Forties pipeline in December, which took several hundred thousand barrels of oil…

  • Can The Gulf Of Mexico Break Its Oil Production Record?

    Published 24 March 2018 | viewed 6,453 times

    2017 was the highest producing year for oil in the GoM and included the record month in March. Gas, which has tended to come from…

  • Is OPEC Producing More Oil Than It Claims?

    Published 15 March 2018 | viewed 6,248 times

    The March OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report is out with the February production data. All data is through February 2018 and is in thousand barrels per day.…

  • Where’s Texas Oil Production Headed?

    Published 08 March 2018 | viewed 7,208 times

    (Click to enlarge) (Details for the chart above are explained in the post.) The Texas Railroad Commission (RRC) had the oil and gas production reported…

  • EIA U.S. Reserve Estimates

    Published 24 February 2018 | viewed 7,189 times

    EIA reserve estimates for USA for 2016 have been issued (a couple of months later than usual). The numbers they provide are ‘proven’ reserves of crude,…

  • Iran Fails To Comply With OPEC Deal

    Published 17 February 2018 | viewed 17,374 times

    The OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report is out production data for January 2018. All data, unless otherwise noted, is through January 2018 and is in…

  • Can We Expect A Rise In Gulf Of Mexico Oil Production?

    Published 03 February 2018 | viewed 12,200 times

    EIA reservesEIA provides estimates of proved reserves based on information from the E&Ps on form EIA-23 for crude only, and also shows the categories for…

  • U.S. Condensate Output Set To Increase In 2018

    Published 27 January 2018 | viewed 10,229 times

    (Click to enlarge)From Dec 2016 to Dec 2017 US Tight oil output has increased by 975 kb/d based on US tight oil output data from…

  • OPEC Oil Production Falls In December

    Published 18 January 2018 | viewed 6,290 times

    The latest OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report is out with production numbers for December 2017. All data is in thousand barrels per day. (Click to enlarge) Total OPEC crude…

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