In this episode your hosts Tavis records his first episode from home! Outside of talking about that he discusses that BP is closing their office in London, the gulf of
Ahead of Hurricane Laura’s landfall, Gulf of Mexico Operators were forced to evacuate nearly 300 platforms and shut-in more than 84% of oil production and more than half of their natural gas production. In addition, after one of the strongest hurricanes in years made landfall near the heart of the U.S. refining industry, around 3 million barrels a day of U.S. refining capacity was closed or reduced. These facilities are built to withstand such events but a temporary shutdown is about how 2020 is going. So, thanks Laura.
In this week’s episode of the Periodical Podcast, your hosts Kevin and Tavis investigate why renewable energy is a major culprit for the recent rolling blackouts in California. While it
California’s aggressive climate policies are the leading issue that led to millions of customers experiencing rolling blackouts in mid-August. The state was unable to maintain sufficient reliable power due to an over-reliance on a renewable grid incapable of providing enough electricity for demand at peak hours after the sun went down. Clearly California, much like the rest of the United States, is not ready to maintain its current goal of 33% renewable electricity by the end of 2020, let alone a total shift to renewable energy sources in the near future.
In this episode your host Tavis talks about schooling with COVID, attacks on a Syrian natural gas pipeline which could be the work of terrorists, OXY attempting to keep food
In a relatively quiet week in the industry, a family owned oil and gas company made a major discovery in West Texas. While the 74.2 Million Barrel discovery would not seem like a big deal to some of the major oil and gas companies in the area, the exploration venture more resembles that of a development project for a small company that can hopefully bring back their workers lost during the downturn. It is the kind of bright news the world needs in times where there seems to be nothing but negativity all around.
In this week’s episode of the Periodical Podcast, your hosts Kevin and Tavis investigate whether or not the recent headline making protests over domestic oil and gas pipelines make any
Pipelines transporting crude oil, natural gas, and refined products have been a controversial topic for lawmakers, environmental groups, and energy producers throughout the last decade. Since pipelines are the cleanest and safest method of transporting hydrocarbons, the logic behind these protests remains lost on many individuals. But, what the general public must understand is that many protesters are not necessarily trying to shut down pipelines, they are trying to eliminate the use of fossil fuels and force an immediate shift to renewable energy.
California | July 2020 Field Overview California, with both onshore and offshore oil production, has been supplying the U.S. with petroleum products since the 19th century. Operations are primarily focused
Eagle Ford Basin | July 2020 Field Overview A heavy shale play, the Eagle Ford basin is located east of the Permian, stretching from Dallas to San Antonio. Primarily a
The Marcellus Shale| July 2020 Field Overview The Marcellus Shale is the largest gas play onshore in the US. Located in the Northeast, it supplies the high demand markets along
The DJ/Niobrara Basin| July 2020 Field Overview Located mainly in the Northeast of Colorado, the Denver-Julesburg Basin consists of five main oil-producing formations: Niobrara sections A-C, Codell, and Greenhorn. These
The Bakken Shale| July 2020 Field Overview Named after Henry Bakken, the farmer who owned the land where oil was originally discovered, the Bakken Shale is located in North Dakota,
The Powder River Basin| July 2020 Field Overview The Powder River Basin, known for its coal deposits, is located in Southeast Montana and Northeast Wyoming. The basin is named so
The Permian Basin | July 2020 Field Overview Located in West Texas, the Permian Basin has been producing oil for over 100 years. It leads the US in oil production
The SCOOP/STACK Basin | July 2020 Field Overview Ranking 6th in oil production and 3rd in natural gas production, the SCOOP/STACK play is one of the largest fields within the
Join your hosts Kevin and Tavis as they recap the stories about big acquisitions, pipeline fiascoes, exploratory gas wells, conditional taxation, and the re-acknowledged land rights of Oklahoma Native Americans.
In this episode your host Tavis talks about jabs from OPEC, hot temperatures leading to increased energy usage, and the fact that the American dollar is quickly headed towards a
After months of pain and suffering, an end seems to be in sight. After three straight weeks of U.S. crude inventory draws, an end to the supply problem seems to be inevitable. The demand picture remains shrouded with uncertainty, even as the number of new coronavirus cases in the United States is now falling, as experts predict a full recovery will not occur until 2022. Regardless, optimism has taken over and crude prices have continued their climb and rise to five-month highs.
In this week’s episode of the Periodical Podcast, your hosts Tavis and Kevin uncover the impact of U.S. regulatory bottlenecks on domestic oil and gas production. Policy changes and regulation