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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

  • 2015 Could Be The Year Of Peak Oil

    Published 23 June 2015 | viewed 25,488 times

    The EIA has finally updated their International Energy Statistics with data through February 2015. All data in the charts below are Crude + Condensate and…

  • Texas Production Down, Gas Takes Biggest Hit

    Published 19 June 2015 | viewed 15,890 times

    The preliminary Texas RRC Production Data is out this morning. There appears to be a considerable drop in Texas crude oil production in April. All…

  • This U.S. Shale Play Has Flattened Out Substantially

    Published 15 June 2015 | viewed 9,698 times

    The North Dakota Industrial Commission is out with the April production Data for the Bakken and all North Dakota.(Click to enlarge)Eight month of flat to…

  • EIA Oil Production Numbers All Over The Place, Again

    Published 11 June 2015 | viewed 8,367 times

    The latest OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report is out. There were no big surprises.(Click to enlarge)OPEC crude only production was up 23,000 bpd in May…

  • EIA: Major U.S Shale Plays Have Peaked, Expect Decline To Kick In

    Published 09 June 2015 | viewed 14,231 times

    The EIA has released its latest Drilling Productivity Report. There were some interesting data presented in the report. (Click to enlarge)They say the Bakken peaked…

  • The Last Three Years Of Global Crude Oil Production

    Published 04 June 2015 | viewed 14,824 times

    The EIA publishes every possible energy stat for the USA and hardly anything for the rest of the world. Well, anything current for the rest…

  • The Great Divide Between EIA And OPEC Data

    Published 26 May 2015 | viewed 15,875 times

    OPEC publishes monthly production data for all OPEC nations in their Monthly Oil Market Report. The data crude oil production only and does not include…

  • Texas Showing Signs Of Low Oil Price Pressure

    Published 22 May 2015 | viewed 6,006 times

    The Texas RRC is out with their latest Oil and Gas Production Data. Looks like oil production has leveled out with March production pretty much…

  • One Of Shale’s Major Plays Is Flattening Out

    Published 19 May 2015 | viewed 4,958 times

      North Dakota publishes Historical Oil Production by County. However confidential wells are not included in these totals. But they also publish a State Summary…

  • OPEC Output Up, U.S. Shale Down

    Published 13 May 2015 | viewed 4,943 times

    The OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report is just out with crude only production numbers for all OPEC countries for April 2015. According to their secondary sources…

  • Oil Rigs Down Almost Universally

    Published 11 May 2015 | viewed 11,280 times

    All rig count data is provided by Baker Hughes. All monthly charts are oil rigs only. Gas rigs are not included in the count. The…

  • The Return Of Peak Oil – Worrying Signs From U.S. And Russia

    Published 05 May 2015 | viewed 28,955 times

    Since around 2005 many countries have increased their oil production but more have decreased. But the combined production of the United States and Russia have…

  • No Steep Decline In U.S Oil Production Expected Anytime Soon

    Published 28 April 2015 | viewed 9,671 times

    Increased oil output in the US has kept World oil output from declining over the past few years and a major question is how long…

  • Railroad Commission: Texas Crude In Decline, Gas Inches Up

    Published 20 April 2015 | viewed 5,021 times

    The Texas Railroad Commission has released its incomplete production data for February. The RRC also estimates final production but that data has not been posted…

  • The EIA Is Bizarrely Optimistic About Future US Oil Production

    Published 17 April 2015 | viewed 18,186 times

    The EIA came out with its final update of Annual Energy Outlook 2015. It seems that the EIA is extremely optimistic concerning future US crude…

  • Oil Prices Taking Their Toll On North Dakota Production

    Published 16 April 2015 | viewed 12,432 times

    The NDIC Bakken Production Data and the NDIC North Dakota Production Data is in. Production in the Bakken was down 11,941 barrels per day and…

  • January Data From Texas May Show Production Decline Underway

    Published 23 March 2015 | viewed 7,102 times

    The Texas Rail Road Commission has released its latest stats with production numbers through January. There is always a delay in these numbers and that…

  • The Latest OPEC Monthly Production Figures

    Published 18 March 2015 | viewed 9,392 times

    The latest OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report is out with OPEC crude only production numbers for February. All data in the OPEC charts below is…

  • Where Have All The Rigs Gone?

    Published 05 March 2015 | viewed 14,405 times

    Baker Hughes publishes a weekly oil and gas rig count by producing basin. I have created charts of all the most productive basins in order…

  • EIA Data Shows Rig Count Doesn’t Matter

    Published 03 March 2015 | viewed 5,871 times

    The EIA has published their Petroleum Supply Monthly with all US production numbers through December 2014. The chart below shows the largest changes in December…

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