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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

  • Just How Accurate Are The EIA’s Predictions?

    Published 15 February 2016 | viewed 13,764 times

     The EIA recently published the February edition of their Short-Term Energy Outlook. If you follow this month to month, and I do, you will notice…

  • If A Cut Is Going To Come It Won’t Be From OPEC

    Published 12 February 2016 | viewed 13,264 times

    The latest OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report is just out. The data is “Crude Only” production and does not reflect condensate production. Also the charts,…

  • Are We Nearing A Transition Point In Oil Production?

    Published 09 February 2016 | viewed 27,392 times

    Rystad Energy, an independent oil and gas consulting services and business intelligence data firm in Oslo, Norway, has online, a wealth of information concerning upstream…

  • Non OPEC Oil Production To Collapse In 2016

    Published 04 February 2016 | viewed 33,833 times

    The IEA Oil Market Report, full issue, is now available to the public. Some interesting observations: Non-OPEC oil supplies are sharply lower in December. Overall…

  • Is Non-OPEC Oil Production Beginning A Serious Decline?

    Published 29 January 2016 | viewed 22,241 times

    The EIA’s Monthly Energy Review just came out. They have the U.S. production numbers through December along with World, OPEC C+C, Non-OPEC and selected Non-OPEC…

  • OPEC At Peak Production

    Published 20 January 2016 | viewed 18,709 times

    The OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report is out. OPEC took a hit in December, down 205,000 barrels per day. After examining the past and present production…

  • Except For Permian, Texan Oil Production Falling Fast

    Published 19 January 2016 | viewed 6,123 times

    The Texas RRC Oil and Gas Production Data is out. This data is always incomplete. But we can get some idea of what the trend is…

  • Peak Oil Production Is Still Years Away

    Published 01 January 2016 | viewed 31,864 times

    Dennis Coyne, an editor and frequent contributor to this site, has suggested that we are not at peak oil. He argues that there is likely…

  • OPEC Expects U.S. Oil Production To Rise In 2016… Really?

    Published 29 December 2015 | viewed 28,641 times

    The OPEC 2015 World Oil Outlook came out a few days ago. They basically produce two outlooks, a medium term outlook to 2020 and a…

  • Is 2015 The Year Of Peak Oil Production?

    Published 26 December 2015 | viewed 9,945 times

    I follow the JODI World Oil Database primarily because it is now four months ahead of the EIA international data base. I make some adjustments…

  • Weak Demand From Major Consumers Puts A Cap On Oil Price Growth

    Published 24 November 2015 | viewed 6,321 times

    The EIA publishes oil consumption numbers for all major nations. However they have data for most nations only through 2013. They do have data for…

  • The Bakken’s Big Decline Is Already Underway

    Published 16 November 2015 | viewed 19,347 times

    The NDIC has published their monthly update for Bakken Oil Production and all North Dakota Oil Production.(Click Image To Enlarge)Bakken production was down 24,424 barrels…

  • OPEC Production By The Numbers

    Published 13 November 2015 | viewed 12,879 times

    OPEC has published their OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report with crude only production numbers for October 2015. The charts are “Crude Only” production and are…

  • Global Rig Count Continues Steady Decline

    Published 09 November 2015 | viewed 10,519 times

    Baker Hughes has published its International Rig Count with production numbers for October. This is a monthly rig count and breaks down the international rigs…

  • U.S. Production Finally Starting To Drop Significantly

    Published 02 November 2015 | viewed 12,296 times

    The EIA’s Petroleum Supply Monthly is just out with production numbers, through August, for each state and offshore territories. The EIA’s Monthly Energy Review is…

  • Texas Oil And Gas Both Decline In August

    Published 22 October 2015 | viewed 6,932 times

    The Texas RRC Oil and Gas Production Data with production data for August is out.(Click to enlarge)The RRC data is always incomplete but if this…

  • Bakken Production Down Plus IEA Predictions

    Published 14 October 2015 | viewed 4,865 times

    The Bakken and North Dakota production data is in.(Click Image To Enlarge)Bakken production was down 19,502 bpd in August while all North Dakota was down…

  • Latest OPEC Report Yields Few Surprises

    Published 13 October 2015 | viewed 3,487 times

    The OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report is just out with the crude only production numbers for the 12 OPEC countries. The data below is in…

  • EIA’s Short Term Energy Outlook For 2016

    Published 08 October 2015 | viewed 10,751 times

    The EIA is out with the latest Short Term Energy Outlook. All charts below are in million barrels per day. The one table is in…

  • EIA’s Latest Petroleum Report Yields Few Surprises

    Published 01 October 2015 | viewed 6,580 times

    The EIA has just published their Petroleum Supply Monthly with July production data for the USA and all states and territories. There were really no…

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