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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

  • OPEC Oil Production Falls In December

    Published 18 January 2018 | viewed 3,152 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 8,413 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 10,466 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 6,861 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 5,721 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 4,198 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 16,397 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.…

  • Is Texas Poised For A Sharp Rise In Output?

    Published 23 November 2017 | viewed 6,859 times

    Dean Fantazzini has provided his latest estimates of Texas oil and natural gas output. His analysis is based on RRC data only. Each RRC data…

  • Falling Iraqi Oil Output Drags OPEC Production Down

    Published 15 November 2017 | viewed 8,335 times

    All data below is based on the latest OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report. All data is through October 2017 and is in thousand barrels per day. (Click to…

  • North Sea Oil In Urgent Need Of A Major Discovery

    Published 12 November 2017 | viewed 14,631 times

    Short-term trends for UK oil and gas production and, to a lesser extent, Norway can be rendered a bit meaningless by seasonal impacts from summer…

  • Can U.S. Renewables Catch Up With Nuclear?

    Published 04 November 2017 | viewed 5,399 times

    (Click to enlarge) (Click to enlarge)The EIA released the latest edition of their Electric Power Monthly on October 24th, with data for August 2017. The…

  • Has Gulf Of Mexico Oil Production Plateaued?

    Published 28 October 2017 | viewed 9,982 times

    GoM C&C production for July by BOEM was 1746 kbpd and by EIA 1761, compared with, respectively, 1631 and 1634 kbpd (corrected) in June. The…

  • Brazil Sees Oil Exports Soar

    Published 22 October 2017 | viewed 7,927 times

    Colombia Colombia production is holding a plateau over the past year after a large decline in the last part of 2015 and first half of…

  • How OPEC Continues To Cheat On Its Own Deal

    Published 11 October 2017 | viewed 6,541 times

    All data below is based on the latest OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report.All data is through September 2017 and is in thousand barrels per day.…

  • OPEC Production Falls Despite A Dip In Compliance

    Published 13 September 2017 | viewed 4,919 times

    All data below is based on the latest OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report. All data is through August 2017 and is in thousand barrels per…

  • Hurricane Season Weighs On Gulf Of Mexico Production

    Published 10 September 2017 | viewed 6,416 times

    Production Production for June by BOEM was 1631 kbpd and by EIA 1636, compared with 1673 and 1659 kbpd, respectively, in May. The decline was…

  • Texas Oil Production Remains Strong…But For How Long?

    Published 26 August 2017 | viewed 10,120 times

    Dean Fantazzini has provided his latest estimates for Texas Oil and Natural Gas output. (Click to enlarge)Data below is for Texas C+C estimates in kb/d.…

  • Could UK Oil Production Peak Again In 2019?

    Published 19 August 2017 | viewed 9,114 times

    Production History And Reserves UK oil production peaked in 1999. The peak was probably pushed out a couple of years because of the major production…

  • OPEC Deal In Jeopardy As Exempted Nations Boost Output

    Published 10 August 2017 | viewed 6,206 times

    All data below is based on the latest OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report. All data is through July 2017 and is in thousand barrels per day. (Click to…

  • Has Gulf Of Mexico Production Peaked?

    Published 03 August 2017 | viewed 6,207 times

    Gulf of Mexico Production Production for May by BOEM was 1673 kbpd and by EIA 1661, compared with 1661 and 1658 kbpd, respectively in April.…

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