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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 Decline Rates Worrying For Drillers

    Published 26 February 2015 | viewed 33,017 times

    I have been supplied an Excel spreadsheet of all North Dakota wells back to 2006, thanks to Enno Peters and Dennis Coyne. I only used…

  • Surprising Numbers From Texas RRC Oil & Gas Report

    Published 23 February 2015 | viewed 7,918 times

    Texas has released Oil & Gas Production Data Query with its (incomplete) production numbers for December 2014. The numbers were quite surprising. The last data…

  • Latest EIA Report Confirms What We Already Suspected

    Published 19 February 2015 | viewed 7,121 times

    The EIA just released their International Energy Statistics with world production numbers through October 2014. There were no big surprises in this report.World C+C production…

  • Surprising Production Numbers From North Dakota

    Published 17 February 2015 | viewed 10,975 times

    The North Dakota Industrial Commission has released the Bakken and North Dakota monthly production numbers for December 2014. There was a bit of a surprise…

  • OPEC Production Figures – Winners And Losers Aplenty

    Published 09 February 2015 | viewed 8,591 times

    The latest OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report is out with all the OPEC crude only production numbers for January 2015. There were very little revisions…

  • EIA Making Strange Predictions

    Published 05 February 2015 | viewed 9,466 times

    The EIA, in their INTERNATIONAL ENERGY OUTLOOK 2014 publishes what they call “World crude and lease condensate production by region and country, 2009-2040, (Table A5).…

  • Why Peak Oil Is Finally Here

    Published 02 February 2015 | viewed 45,942 times

    In this life nothing is certain. Therefore I am not declaring, absolutely, that we are at peak oil, only that it is a near certainty.…

  • US Crude Production Down, Imports Up

    Published 31 January 2015 | viewed 16,657 times

    Even before the shale revolution got underway, US net imports were falling. The data below is from the Weekly Petroleum Status Report and is in…

  • Global Drilling Productivity: The Unwelcome Truth

    Published 27 January 2015 | viewed 13,553 times

    The EIA publishes what they call a Drilling Productivity Report in which they claim that each rig is getting more productive, that is each rig…

  • What’s Next For OPEC?

    Published 24 January 2015 | viewed 14,021 times

    The latest OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report is out with OPEC production data for. The data is “Crude Only” and does not reflect condensate production.…

  • Texas Railroad Commission Oil and Gas Production Data

    Published 20 January 2015 | viewed 7,518 times

    The Texas Railroad Commission has released their oil and gas production data for November. As most of you know, the Texas RRC data is always…

  • Bakken Data Continues To Confound

    Published 16 January 2015 | viewed 8,468 times

    The North Dakota Industrial Commission is out with the Bakken November Production Data and the North Dakota Production Data.Bakken production was up 5,293 BP/D while…

  • EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook 2015 and 2016

    Published 14 January 2015 | viewed 13,929 times

    The EIA has just released their Short-Term Energy Outlook for January. They have now included their predictions for 2016. Here is what they expect for…

  • What Will 2015 Do For Peak Oil?

    Published 12 January 2015 | viewed 14,113 times

    The Cornucopians are exuberant, they believe that collapsing of oil prices dealt the death knell for peak oil. An oil glut, they say, is what…

  • The Worrying Math From US Shale Plays

    Published 07 January 2015 | viewed 12,294 times

    There has been considerable dispute over how many new wells required to keep production flat in the Bakken and Eagle Ford. One college professor posted,…

  • The Next Decade Will Decide Peak Oil Outcome

    Published 05 January 2015 | viewed 21,188 times

    The most attention-grabbing attempts to predict oil futures have come from geologists and environmental activists, who tend to look solely at production. An overlooked doctoral…

  • September World Oil Production Surprises

    Published 29 December 2014 | viewed 12,160 times

    The EIA has published International Energy Statistics with Crude + Condensate numbers for September 2014. As most of you know I only follow Crude +…

  • Diminishing Returns In The Bakken

    Published 27 December 2014 | viewed 12,778 times

    North Dakota publishes their Historical Barrels of Oil Production by County which gives county by county production back to 1951. The data here does not…

  • Latest Numbers Reveal The Bakken Is Close To Peaking

    Published 23 December 2014 | viewed 14,741 times

    It is has now been confirmed. The first measured 24 hour production from Bakken wells is a very good predictor of the future production of…

  • Texas Railroad Commission October Oil & Gas Report

    Published 20 December 2014 | viewed 6,416 times

    The Texas Railroad Commission has updated their Oil & Gas Production Data Query to include the production numbers for October. The Texas data is always…

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