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  • As You Were

    As You Were

      Military training often translates well into oilfield occupations By Paul Wiseman “Words cannot describe—a great feeling, it had been so long.” These are the words of Jeremiah Penley, expressing his reaction to getting an oil industry job after a seemingly hopeless two-year search. Penley, a six-year Marine who saw action in Iraq and Africa, […]

  • Leaving a Legacy

    Leaving a Legacy

      With Memorial Day approaching, we share coverage of a distinguished U.S. military veteran who came home to deployment, so to speak, in the Permian Basin oilfield. After a long, successful career and countless contributions to his field, industry gem Bob Kiker says he feels accomplished and at peace. By Shanti Terry, PBOG contributor   […]

  • A New Kind of “Daily Show”

    A New Kind of “Daily Show”

      The Jacki Daily Show is upsetting the apple carts of the anti-frac crowd, while bringing a needed dose of truth to a very misled marketplace. by Jesse Mullins MIDLAND, TEXAS—It was a comical moment. Just one of those wry occasions when someone says something amusing enough to bring chuckles all around and a lot […]

  • The Oilfield Attitude

    The Oilfield Attitude

      PBOG’s popular humor columnist—Bobby Weaver, creator of our “Oil Patch Tales” column—has lived the life and loves to tell of its ins and outs, ups and downs, and a few of its “high fives” along the way. by Jesse Mullins “Memory is a complicated thing,” someone once said. Sometimes it takes time for memories […]

  • Drilling Deeper: Coming to Terms

    Drilling Deeper: Coming to Terms

    News of policies, changes, and collaborations 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 May 2015 PBOG.   Rio Grande LNG Doubles Site  NextDecade LLC announced March 5 that it […]

As You Were

As You Were

  Military training often translates well into oilfield occupations By Paul Wiseman “Words cannot describe—a great feeling, it had been so long.” These are the words of Jeremiah Penley, expressing his reaction to getting an oil industry job after a seemingly hopeless two-year search. Penley, a six-year Marine who saw action in Iraq and Africa, […]

Leaving a Legacy

Leaving a Legacy

  With Memorial Day approaching, we share coverage of a distinguished U.S. military veteran who came home to deployment, so to speak, in the Permian Basin oilfield. After a long, successful career and countless contributions to his field, industry gem Bob Kiker says he feels accomplished and at peace. By Shanti Terry, PBOG contributor   […]

A New Kind of “Daily Show”

A New Kind of “Daily Show”

  The Jacki Daily Show is upsetting the apple carts of the anti-frac crowd, while bringing a needed dose of truth to a very misled marketplace. by Jesse Mullins MIDLAND, TEXAS—It was a comical moment. Just one of those wry occasions when someone says something amusing enough to bring chuckles all around and a lot […]

The Oilfield Attitude

The Oilfield Attitude

  PBOG’s popular humor columnist—Bobby Weaver, creator of our “Oil Patch Tales” column—has lived the life and loves to tell of its ins and outs, ups and downs, and a few of its “high fives” along the way. by Jesse Mullins “Memory is a complicated thing,” someone once said. Sometimes it takes time for memories […]

Drilling Deeper: Coming to Terms

Drilling Deeper: Coming to Terms

News of policies, changes, and collaborations 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 May 2015 PBOG.   Rio Grande LNG Doubles Site  NextDecade LLC announced March 5 that it […]

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 […]

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