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Energy expert Daniel Fine examines Trump plan for U.S. energy ‘dominance’

The Trump administration has pushed an energy policy based on the notion of American self-sufficiency and energy “dominance.” Daniel Fine, associate director of the New Mexico Center for Energy Policy and senior policy analyst for the New Mexico State Department of Energy, Minerals, and Natural R ...

Will Fine


Posted 2 years agoLink > Permian BasinWhite HouseEnergy policy +51

Oil and the Saudi Arabia threat

The big picture is struggle between Iran and Saudi Arabia to dominate the region or Islamic Middle East.It was the take-over generation that switched Saudi Arabia oil strategy from an anti-American shale and sand price and market share war against West Texas Intermediate oil to a reduction of outp ...

Will Fine


Posted 2 years agoLink > Saudi ArabiaSaudi Aramcooil price +35

Breathing easier in NM's oil patch

“Before, we weren't even making enough money for that … Some of the large companies are ramping up spending, but for smaller guys like me, it's still a struggle, because we need higher prices in the mid-$60 (per barrel) range for new work-overs to expand production.” That, in turn, pushed the sta ...

Will Fine


Posted 2 years agoLink > Dr. Daniel FineNew MexicoPermian +21

Producers employ tech innovations to keep lid on costs

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Devon Energy Corp. manages all its oil operations in southeast New Mexico directly from a command-control center on the 44th floor of its Oklahoma City headquarters. Technology like WellCon, combined with a broad array of other high-tech innovations directly in the oil fields, ...

Will Fine


Posted 2 years agoLink > Dr. Daniel FineNew MexicoTechnology +25

In The Oil Patch – Dr. Daniel Fine (ep. 123)

In The Oil Patch – Episode 123: host Kym Bolado and her cohost Alvin Bailey welcome Dr. Daniel Fine onto the show! Dr. Fine is with the New Mexico Center for Energy Policy and he does not hold back any of his thoughts in this episode. This is definitely a must-listen show!

Will Fine


Posted 2 years agoLink > OPECKingdom of Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia +39

Increasing Natural Gas Trade Between the U.S and Mexico

U.S. companies began exporting natural gas to Mexico via pipeline in 1988, and exports have increased significantly as the shale revolution in the U.S. produced affordable, abundant natural gas for consumers in the U.S., Mexico, and around the world.REF Liquefied natural gas (LNG)—which is transpo ...

Will Fine


Posted 7 months agoLink > MexicoNew MexicoGovernor of New Mexico +44

Major slowdown expected in U.S. shale oil production

Last in a five-part series: Behind the BoomThe shale-oil tsunami that has flooded New Mexico with a wave of petro dollars in recent years may be receding somewhat as U.S. production faces its first significant decline since the gushers began nearly eight years ago. Signs of trouble are showing up ...

Will Fine


Posted 2 months agoLink > Mancos ShaleColorado ShaleMarcellus Shale +51

Trump faces dilemma as U.S. oil reels from record biofuels targets

By Chris Prentice | NEW YORK NEW YORK The Obama administration signed its final plan for renewable fuel use in the United States last week, leaving an oil industry reeling from the most aggressive biofuel targets yet as President-elect Donald Trump takes over.The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) pr ...

Adam Marmaras - OilVoice


Posted 3 years agoLink > TrumpUSAbiofuel +1

Army will deny easement, halting work on Dakota Access Pipeline

The Army said Sunday that it will not approve an easement necessary to permit the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota, marking a monumental victory for the Native American tribes and thousands of others who have flocked in recent months to protest the oil ...

Adam Marmaras - OilVoice


Posted 3 years agoLink > Dakota Access PipelineUnited States

Engineering – Neven Drobnjak

In this blog I will compare results of RISA 3D stress analysis (structural software) and Caesar II stress analysis (piping software). At the first glance, I was expecting that displacements and forces calculated in structural software RISA 3D will match displacements and forces calculated in Caes ...

Neven Drobnjak - Freelance piping designer


Posted 2 years agoLink > pipe stress analysis

Piping design – Neven Drobnjak

In petrochemical industry, process piping is mostly carbon steel pipes, up to 12″ size. Because of process requirement, piping is exposed to very large temperature range and piping routing required special consideration. Since almost all refinery plants has same type of equipment, we can at leas ...

Neven Drobnjak - Freelance piping designer


Posted 2 years agoLink > piping design

Why Pumps Fail: Compromised Lubrication Pressure

By manipulating lubrication pressure and flow rates, which are inversely proportional values, you can provide pump components with the appropriate lubrication to avoid premature failure. Shell bearings, on the other hand, need low flow rates and high pressure to get a thicker film into tighter sp ...

Chris Smith


Posted 2 years agoLink > Weir GroupMaintenance and Reliability
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