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  • 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 […]

  • Making Our Case: The Hydrofrac’ing Issue Part 3 of 3

    Making Our Case: The Hydrofrac’ing Issue Part 3 of 3

    The Making of a Resource by Jesse Mullins In Part One of this series, we examined some of the distortions used against oil and gas by not just hostile activist groups but by media, even mainstream media. In Part Two, we broadened the perspective by raising the issue of morals—the morals of our side. In […]

  • Going, Going, Gone!

    Going, Going, Gone!

      By Julie Anderson Oilfield equipment auctioneers hold forth on the ‘whys and wherefores’ of the auction trade.   There are certain words that conjure up both images and sounds, and “AUCTION” is definitely one of them. First, you have a mental picture, or, rather, a comingling of two pictures: a man on a stand […]

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 […]

Drilling Deeper

Drilling Deeper

  Oil price declines or not, growth and expansion are still part of everyday operations, as seen here, in the full version of “Drilling Deeper.”  These news items appeared as abbreviated versions in the print edition of the March 2015 PBOG.   Big Spring Pipeline Expands Navigator Energy Services, LLC (“Navigator”) announced Jan. 22 that […]

Making Our Case: The Hydrofrac’ing Issue Part 3 of 3

Making Our Case: The Hydrofrac’ing Issue Part 3 of 3

The Making of a Resource by Jesse Mullins In Part One of this series, we examined some of the distortions used against oil and gas by not just hostile activist groups but by media, even mainstream media. In Part Two, we broadened the perspective by raising the issue of morals—the morals of our side. In […]

Going, Going, Gone!

Going, Going, Gone!

  By Julie Anderson Oilfield equipment auctioneers hold forth on the ‘whys and wherefores’ of the auction trade.   There are certain words that conjure up both images and sounds, and “AUCTION” is definitely one of them. First, you have a mental picture, or, rather, a comingling of two pictures: a man on a stand […]

To Ride It Through

To Ride It Through

  By Lana Cunningham She’s not your ordinary 26-year-old. Amelia Dipprey has her Rimfire Trucking, all 55 trucks worth, rolling—keeping the wheels turning in the oil and gas industry. Tall and lanky with long curly hair dangling down her back, Amelia Dipprey doesn’t look the part of an owner of a Texas trucking company. But […]

Taking the Pulse

Taking the Pulse

  By Al Pickett, special contributor Seismic’s earthshaking technologies enter a new era. Often compared to the use of ultrasound in medicine, seismic surveys are used by oil and gas explorers to produce detailed images of various rock types and their location beneath the Earth’s surface in an effort to determine the location and size […]

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