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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

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

    Published 23 June 2018 | viewed 5,515 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 18,759 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 5,406 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 13,362 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 13,584 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 13,066 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 5,812 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 5,841 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 6,293 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 6,462 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 16,277 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 10,710 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 8,136 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 5,796 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…

  • Renewable Energy On The Rise In U.S. Electricity Generation

    Published 04 January 2018 | viewed 12,353 times

    (Click to enlarge) (Click to enlarge)The EIA released the latest edition of their Electric Power Monthly on December 22nd, with data for October 2017. The…

  • The Biggest Factors In Future Oil Production

    Published 25 December 2017 | viewed 13,362 times

    The views expressed in this post are those of the author alone. This assessment is based on the data in the 2017 BP Statistical Review…

  • OPEC’s Oil Production Slips In November

    Published 17 December 2017 | viewed 8,352 times

    The OPEC data below was taken from the December OPEC Monthly Oil Maret Report. All data is through November 2017 unless otherwise noted. (Click to enlarge)OPEC crude oil…

  • U.S. Solar Nearly Doubles Output In 2017

    Published 16 December 2017 | viewed 6,636 times

    The EIA released the latest edition of their Electric Power Monthly on December 1st, with data for September 2017. The table above shows the percentage contribution of…

  • Gulf Of Mexico Production Recovers After Recent Slump

    Published 06 December 2017 | viewed 5,193 times

    This briefly covers the production side as the hurricane outages are dominating the trends at the moment, but there’s a section at the end on…

  • The Biggest Oil Producers Flying Under The Radar

    Published 03 December 2017 | viewed 17,487 times

    This post covers recent C&C production and future prospects, with a bit on gas, for several mid-size non-OPEC producers. A few have been omitted (e.g.…

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