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  • Let’s Drill, Baby, Drill

    Let’s Drill, Baby, Drill

      A Texas songwriter/musician has written an oil patch anthem for American energy independence. by Joe W. Specht   If the title, “Let’s Drill Baby Drill,” doesn’t immediately catch your attention, then the opening verse of Mack Abernathy and Tres Womack’s spirited number certainly will. Don’t call us oil field trash—we fill your car with […]

  • Major Moves in Midstream

    Major Moves in Midstream

    The industry’s “mid-section,” the midstream sector, is in the midst of a massive metamorphosis. By Al Pickett, special contributor   To the moon and back: That is how Thure Cannon describes the extensive oil and gas pipeline network in Texas. “According to the Texas Railroad Commission’s Pipeline Mileage Chart, there are more than 425,000 miles […]

  • An Inclination for Maturation

    An Inclination for Maturation

      The Cline Shale, a play that has fueled more speculation and conversation than any other West Texas oil find of recent vintage, is starting to come into its own. By Lana Cunningham   How hot is the Cline Shale today? It depends on the view of the person with whom you are talking. Some […]

  • The Digital Oilfield, Now and Forever

    The Digital Oilfield, Now and Forever

    Oil and gas are changed for all time. How each company responds to those changes will determine its fortunes. by Jesse Mullins   Editor’s Note: In this, Part 2 of our first-ever look at Information Technology (I.T.) as it pertains to the oilfield, we spoke with a handful of experts in the field. Technology and […]

  • Oil Patch Songs: In the Lights of Loving County

    Oil Patch Songs: In the Lights of Loving County

    by Joe W. Specht Oil Patch Songs from the Permian Basin Part 4 of 6 Andy Wilkinson and Charlie Robison, two sons of the West, are troubadours of the West Texas mystique as well. Twenty-one miles northwest of Odessa on the Kermit highway (Texas 302), and in the heart of the TXL oil field, is […]

Let’s Drill, Baby, Drill

Let’s Drill, Baby, Drill

  A Texas songwriter/musician has written an oil patch anthem for American energy independence. by Joe W. Specht   If the title, “Let’s Drill Baby Drill,” doesn’t immediately catch your attention, then the opening verse of Mack Abernathy and Tres Womack’s spirited number certainly will. Don’t call us oil field trash—we fill your car with […]

Major Moves in Midstream

Major Moves in Midstream

The industry’s “mid-section,” the midstream sector, is in the midst of a massive metamorphosis. By Al Pickett, special contributor   To the moon and back: That is how Thure Cannon describes the extensive oil and gas pipeline network in Texas. “According to the Texas Railroad Commission’s Pipeline Mileage Chart, there are more than 425,000 miles […]

An Inclination for Maturation

An Inclination for Maturation

  The Cline Shale, a play that has fueled more speculation and conversation than any other West Texas oil find of recent vintage, is starting to come into its own. By Lana Cunningham   How hot is the Cline Shale today? It depends on the view of the person with whom you are talking. Some […]

The Digital Oilfield, Now and Forever: Sidebars

Sidebars to accompany the second installment of the Digital Oilfield. Editor’s Note: PBOG Magazine asked Lance Tolar, president of Tolar Systems Inc., to comment on how technology is transforming the oilfield. He’s done that, both in this issue and in last month’s installment of this series, but he also indicated to us that there is a tradeoff that […]

The Digital Oilfield, Now and Forever

The Digital Oilfield, Now and Forever

Oil and gas are changed for all time. How each company responds to those changes will determine its fortunes. by Jesse Mullins   Editor’s Note: In this, Part 2 of our first-ever look at Information Technology (I.T.) as it pertains to the oilfield, we spoke with a handful of experts in the field. Technology and […]

Oil Patch Songs: In the Lights of Loving County

Oil Patch Songs: In the Lights of Loving County

by Joe W. Specht Oil Patch Songs from the Permian Basin Part 4 of 6 Andy Wilkinson and Charlie Robison, two sons of the West, are troubadours of the West Texas mystique as well. Twenty-one miles northwest of Odessa on the Kermit highway (Texas 302), and in the heart of the TXL oil field, is […]

Drilling Deeper: Successfully Surging Ahead

Drilling Deeper: Successfully Surging Ahead

In this month’s issue, expansions, exits, and success strategies are just a few interesting topics to be observed in our lineup of truncated articles.   Sweetwater’s First Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Station Amp Trillium, LLC, the joint venture between ampCNG and Trillium CNG, recently announced that construction has begun on the first public access compressed […]

Breaking from the Break-Fix Model

[The following item appeared in a box that accompanied PBOG Magazine‘s feature article that is entitled “The Digital Oilfield Has Arrived.” The material appears in the October 2014 issue.] Lance Tolar: “It’s very interesting. Our industry has shifted over the past few years to managed I.T. Before, you would have a break-it-fix-it model. You would […]

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