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  • Bowed But Not Beaten Part Three

    Bowed But Not Beaten Part Three

    In our concluding Part 3 of this series, we arrive at the take-aways. Some are bitter medicine, others are rather more palatable. The dip that the Permian Basin has felt since last fall will soon go into its second year, and some “new normals” are emerging, but they’re not all bad. by Jesse Mullins As […]

  • The Greatest Oilfield Innovation

    The Greatest Oilfield Innovation

    Strong words, maybe, but there’s a case to be made that proppants are the stuff that made the Permian miracle—and the world’s miracle—happen. Here’s a primer on why proppants are paramount to productive pathways. By Julie Anderson   Adults brush it off their skin, shake it from their hair, and dump it out of their […]

  • Hard Truth’s and Saving Graces

    Hard Truth’s and Saving Graces

      In Part 2 of this three-part series, we delve deeper into some of the implications of the oil and gas downturn of 2014-15, as it affects the Permian Basin. Are the fire sales about to commence? Maybe. But there’s hope for the savvy players who hope to avoid such, and there’s a “floor” in place that not […]

  • MWD: Enters a New Age

    MWD: Enters a New Age

      It’s a world of “chasing gamma” “lost circulation zones,” and drillbit steering. The downhole technology that has everyone talking is one that is constantly seeing new refinements. These professionals share some of the latest developments in Measurement While Drilling practices. By Al Pickett, Special Contributor There has been a paradigm shift in the Permian […]

  • Totally Tubular

    Totally Tubular

      Essential to every aspect of drilling oil and gas, pipe is much like the vertebrae of the oil and gas industry. By Shanti Terry   If you stop and think about it, the business of pipe can be best described as the skeleton of the oil and gas industry. In the human body you […]

Bowed But Not Beaten Part Three

Bowed But Not Beaten Part Three

In our concluding Part 3 of this series, we arrive at the take-aways. Some are bitter medicine, others are rather more palatable. The dip that the Permian Basin has felt since last fall will soon go into its second year, and some “new normals” are emerging, but they’re not all bad. by Jesse Mullins As […]

Drilling Deeper: Getting it Together

Drilling Deeper: Getting it Together

Getting it together—whether that means acquisition activity or life-work balance, is just one of the themes to be explored 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 PBOG’s August 2015 issue. Transactions Completed Woodford, LLC […]

PBOG Blast

PBOG Blast

Updated 7/24/2015   News from the Permian Basin and West Texas: Ÿ Rig count in Permian Basin increases for fourth straight week The oil and gas drilling rig count for the Permian Basin increased for the fourth consecutive week as of July 24, according to Houston-based oilfield services firm Baker Hughes, Inc. And the Texas […]

The Greatest Oilfield Innovation

The Greatest Oilfield Innovation

Strong words, maybe, but there’s a case to be made that proppants are the stuff that made the Permian miracle—and the world’s miracle—happen. Here’s a primer on why proppants are paramount to productive pathways. By Julie Anderson   Adults brush it off their skin, shake it from their hair, and dump it out of their […]

Hard Truth’s and Saving Graces

Hard Truth’s and Saving Graces

  In Part 2 of this three-part series, we delve deeper into some of the implications of the oil and gas downturn of 2014-15, as it affects the Permian Basin. Are the fire sales about to commence? Maybe. But there’s hope for the savvy players who hope to avoid such, and there’s a “floor” in place that not […]

MWD: Enters a New Age

MWD: Enters a New Age

  It’s a world of “chasing gamma” “lost circulation zones,” and drillbit steering. The downhole technology that has everyone talking is one that is constantly seeing new refinements. These professionals share some of the latest developments in Measurement While Drilling practices. By Al Pickett, Special Contributor There has been a paradigm shift in the Permian […]

Totally Tubular

Totally Tubular

  Essential to every aspect of drilling oil and gas, pipe is much like the vertebrae of the oil and gas industry. By Shanti Terry   If you stop and think about it, the business of pipe can be best described as the skeleton of the oil and gas industry. In the human body you […]

Drilling Deeper: In Times Like These

Drilling Deeper: In Times Like These

  Fun, new life, and growth are the themes that prevail 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 PBOG’s July 2015 issue.   Langan Opens in Houston  Langan Engineering and Environmental Services has opened […]