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  • Energy and America’s Security Risks

    Energy and America’s Security Risks

      A panel discussion in Midland, featuring national security experts from the University of Texas’ Clements Center, outlined the current state of international affairs and explained how energy production in the Permian Basin and the rest of the nation is both a vital bulwark against world terrorism and aggression, and a security risk as well. […]

  • They Call It “Sue and Settle”

    They Call It “Sue and Settle”

      It could as easily be called “regulating behind closed doors.” There’s a high stakes game going on, and oil and gas are the parties who stand to lose the most. By Julie Anderson   Some two years ago, state Senators Kel Seliger, Carlos Uresti, and Robert Duncan along with state Representatives Tryon Lewis and […]

  • Drilling Deeper: Sealing the Deal

    Drilling Deeper: Sealing the Deal

      Finished business, finalized plans, and other matters of tidying up are all served up in this month’s miscellany of truncated articles. These are the full versions of the “Drilling Deeper” news items that appeared as abbreviated versions in the print edition of the April 2015 PBOG.   Western LLC Breaks Ground on Hangar P  […]

  • Riding the Waves

    Riding the Waves

      The tides of the drilling mud industry have an ebb and flow all their own. By Shanti Terry Much like the ocean, the oil and gas industry is both wonderful and majestic to behold. It’s to be appreciated, but also respected, as unexpected riptides can sweep one far away from shore if caution is […]

  • Going with the Flow

    Going with the Flow

      By Rebecca Hargus One might say that well servicing, in contrast to well drilling, is steady. The rig and the work is still there after the excitement and anticipation of drilling has dissipated and the drilling rig has moved on. While the term “well servicing” is usually typified by the workover rig and those […]

Energy and America’s Security Risks

Energy and America’s Security Risks

  A panel discussion in Midland, featuring national security experts from the University of Texas’ Clements Center, outlined the current state of international affairs and explained how energy production in the Permian Basin and the rest of the nation is both a vital bulwark against world terrorism and aggression, and a security risk as well. […]

They Call It “Sue and Settle”

They Call It “Sue and Settle”

  It could as easily be called “regulating behind closed doors.” There’s a high stakes game going on, and oil and gas are the parties who stand to lose the most. By Julie Anderson   Some two years ago, state Senators Kel Seliger, Carlos Uresti, and Robert Duncan along with state Representatives Tryon Lewis and […]

On “the Extreme Drop in Crude Prices”

On “the Extreme Drop in Crude Prices”

  Renowned economist Ray Perryman offers his diagnosis and prognosis of the current malaise in oil and gas. By Al Pickett, special contributor The most asked question in the oil patch today is when will oil prices turn around? Or how just low will crude oil prices fall? And just what does that mean to […]

Drilling Deeper: Sealing the Deal

Drilling Deeper: Sealing the Deal

  Finished business, finalized plans, and other matters of tidying up are all served up in this month’s miscellany of truncated articles. These are the full versions of the “Drilling Deeper” news items that appeared as abbreviated versions in the print edition of the April 2015 PBOG.   Western LLC Breaks Ground on Hangar P  […]

Riding the Waves

Riding the Waves

  The tides of the drilling mud industry have an ebb and flow all their own. By Shanti Terry Much like the ocean, the oil and gas industry is both wonderful and majestic to behold. It’s to be appreciated, but also respected, as unexpected riptides can sweep one far away from shore if caution is […]

Going with the Flow

Going with the Flow

  By Rebecca Hargus One might say that well servicing, in contrast to well drilling, is steady. The rig and the work is still there after the excitement and anticipation of drilling has dissipated and the drilling rig has moved on. While the term “well servicing” is usually typified by the workover rig and those […]

Two Who “Made a Hand”

Two Who “Made a Hand”

  Parker and Parsley’s partnership began with a handshake and humble beginnings in the early 1960s. It grew into what has now become a legacy, as they have paved the way for one of the nation’s largest independent oil and gas operations. Amidst an atmosphere of great cheer and nostalgia, Howard Parker and Joe Parsley […]

Midland Energy Expo Draws Near

Midland Energy Expo Draws Near

A bigger, better, more experience-packed expo awaits oil and gas industry professionals this April 14th, as the Midland Energy Expo follows its sold-out 2014 event with an expanded program for 2015. Besides the brand-new venue—the just-opened Midland Horseshoe Pavillion, next door to last year’s venue in the Horseshow Arena—there is a full roster of speaker […]

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