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Ron Patterson

Peak Oil Barrel

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

  • Bakken And North Dakota Production Report

    Published 15 December 2014 | viewed 33,955 times

    The North Dakota Industrial Commission just published their Bakken Monthly Oil Production Statistics and also their ND Monthly Oil Production Statistics.Bakken production was down 1,598…

  • Cracks Showing: OPEC November Production Data

    Published 11 December 2014 | viewed 9,188 times

    OPEC just published its December Monthly Oil Market Report with their crude only production numbers for November. Total OPEC crude only production was down 390,000…

  • EIA Oil Production Numbers Show Global Slowdown

    Published 10 December 2014 | viewed 13,929 times

    The EIA has recently published their International Energy Statistics. Their stats include all liquids such as NGLs, biofuels and even refinery process gain. But I…

  • World Proved Oil Reserves Data A Work Of Fiction

    Published 09 December 2014 | viewed 36,650 times

    The EIA publishes Annually a list of World Proved Reserves of Crude Oil. Though all charts in this post use the EIA data, BP, the…

  • Did Peak Oil Arrive in 2014?

    Published 01 December 2014 | viewed 16,638 times

    The recent price crash in crude oil, if it lasts for any length of time, will certainly affect oil production. The question is, just how…

  • Something Doesn’t Add Up In Bakken Production Figures

    Published 27 November 2014 | viewed 17,911 times

    The US Petroleum Supply Monthly just came out with production data for every state and territory. US supply was up 168,000 bpd to 8,864,000 bpd…

  • Bakken Sweet Spots Are Petering Out

    Published 26 November 2014 | viewed 18,256 times

    The Bakken, as well as other shale oil areas, is not one homogeneous area where equal amounts of oil can be found. David Hughes in…

  • Texas Railroad Commission November Production Report

    Published 20 November 2014 | viewed 8,042 times

      The Texas RRC Data Base came out a few days ago. The data is reported through September but of course it is incomplete. The…

  • Bakken September Production Data Yields Odd Results

    Published 20 November 2014 | viewed 4,961 times

    North Dakota just released the Bakken September Production Data as well as the September Production data for all North Dakota. There was a surprisingly hefty…

  • OPEC Releases November Oil Production Report

    Published 13 November 2014 | viewed 10,798 times

    OPEC just published their November Monthly Oil Market Report which contains crude only production data for all OPEC nations. The only big surprise was that…

  • The EIA’s International Energy Statistics

    Published 10 November 2014 | viewed 7,138 times

    The EIA, a few days ago posted their International Energy Statistics. They publish lots of statistics here, but on a monthly basis. I only follow…

  • U.S. Petroleum Supply Update – Latest EIA Numbers

    Published 04 November 2014 | viewed 9,214 times

    The EIA just released their Petroleum Supply Monthly where they give their estimates of US crude production as well as the crude production for all…

  • Texas RRC Oil and Gas Report, August Data

    Published 25 October 2014 | viewed 7,606 times

    The Texas Rail Road Commission just released their oil and gas production report with the August data. As you probably know by now that this…

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