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Ron Patterson

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Contributor since: 24 Oct 2014

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

  • Has Global Oil Production Really Peaked?

    Published 09 November 2019 | viewed 37,326 times

    Below are a number of Non-OPEC charts created from data provided by the EIA’s International Energy Statistics. The charts and table below are primarily for the…

  • Oil Rallies As OPEC Production Falls

    Published 10 April 2019 | viewed 13,229 times

    The below OPEC charts were taken from data in the OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report. All data is through March 2019 and is in thousand barrels per day.…

  • Was 2018 The Peak For Crude Oil Production?

    Published 14 March 2019 | viewed 20,414 times

    The following OPEC charts were created with data from the OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report. All OPEC charts are through February 2019 and is in…

  • Brazil’s Offshore Boom Is Facing The Same Problem As U.S. Shale

    Published 20 October 2018 | viewed 19,391 times

    BRAZIL C&C PRODUCTION Brazil and Petrobras show something in common with U.S. LTO: even with a lot of debt and desire, and a strong resource…

  • Libya And Nigeria Lead OPEC Production Boost

    Published 13 October 2018 | viewed 13,202 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 17,908 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 14,082 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 24,166 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 88,283 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 14,731 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 13,417 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 25,602 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 7,507 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 17,058 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 19,428 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 18,555 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 8,877 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 7,716 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 9,624 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 11,093 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,…

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