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Rethinking the WTI/gold ratio as oil fundamentals change

Maybe it's time to scrap these oil vs. gold comparisons. It's possible the historic relationship has collapsed into a new normal, and anybody trading an arbitrage expecting a return to the old norm might have a long, long wait. We first took a year-end look at the spread between oil and gold severa ...

OilVoice Press - OilVoice


Posted 2 years agoOpinion > PlattsGoldWTI +1

DW Monday: Obama’s Legacy

As President Obama leaves the Oval Office on Friday, he leaves a legacy of mixed fortunes for the energy industry. While many in the business have been vocal critics of the 44 th President and some of his more controversial legislations, there have been a number of positive aspects that occurred u ...

OilVoice Press - OilVoice


Posted 2 years agoOpinion > DW MondayObamaDonald Trump

On OPEC Day, US Operators Focused On Making Better Wells Instead

While the rest of the world focused on OPEC on November 30, US operators were focused on making their tight oil wells more effective with cutting edge innovation. I spent OPEC day in Houston with 35 senior US completions executives at the Darcy Completions Forum , squarely focused on emerging tech ...

Joseph Triepke - Infill Thinking


Posted 2 years agoOpinion > completionsFrackingTechnology +2

Oilfield AI? Let's not forget the human element

Machine learning is great, but effective well management means getting the right data to the right humans – where and when they need it. By Grant Eggleton Drilling and production engineers are well-acquainted with the constant grind of firefighting that defines so much of well management. Dete ...

Clara Fuge - P2 Energy Solutions


Posted 2 years agoOpinion > aimachine learningArtificial intelligence +1

Regulations, green concerns and legal issues have made life hell for the landman – if only there were one map to rule them all

Leaders in the upstream sector are under intense pressure to drive business value for their companies. Land management is a significant, but complex and uniquely challenging part of that challenge. There is so much to be taken into account when drilling a well, from ownership to shifting government ...

Clara Fuge - P2 Energy Solutions


Posted 1 year agoOpinion > land managementleasefield operations +1

Can American Shale Keep It Up?

The New York Times recently published an Op-Ed on the American shale industry that garnered significant attention within the oil and gas community. The piece was written by Bethany McLean , co-author of The Smartest Guys in the Room —the book-turned-documentary that many consider to be the defi ...

Doug Sheridan - EnergyPoint Research


Posted 10 months agoOpinion > Chesapeake Energy CorporationShaleshale oil industry +6

Hope Is Not A Strategy

Imagine a contest between two horses. History suggests one of the animals, having lost the majority of its races against the competitor, is the slower of the two. You are given even odds. Would you bet on the slower horse? The answer, of course, is no. Only a glutton for punishment would take even ...

Doug Sheridan - EnergyPoint Research


Posted 9 months agoOpinion > OilfieldsuppliersOil and Gas Industry +7

Surviving the Promises of Technology

Over the years  technology  has played a heralded role in the oil and gas industry. It still does today. Pick up any trade publication and chances are you'll find at least one well-worn tribute to its importance. Yet, the fixation on hi-tech hasn't been without problems. It's even been value-destr ...

Doug Sheridan - EnergyPoint Research


Posted 1 month agoOpinion > Baker HughesBHGEAccelerating Technology +6

Crude correlations about crude oil can shed light on changes

Statistical correlations are interesting things. One of my favorite websites, and now a book, is Spurious Correlations . The site's author looks at seemingly unrelated data sets that correlate in interesting ways. For example, there is a high degree of statistical correlation between the per capita ...

OilVoice Press - OilVoice


Posted 2 years agoOpinion > PlattsCrude

Permian returns are producing all of the oil drilling drama

In the last year, commodity prices have improved considerably. While oil prices were sub-$40/b in early 2016, producers were cutting back on new drilling and focusing on efficiencies — by cutting costs and concentrating drilling in the highest initial production (IP) rate counties — to get the most ...

OilVoice Press - OilVoice


Posted 2 years agoOpinion > PlattsPermian

Could 3-D printers hasten peak oil demand? – Fuel for Thought

A global transition away from oil and gas is well underway as booming renewable energy sources and electric cars portend major changes for the industry. Last week BP outlined the challenges ahead, but the company's crystal ball has yet to focus on the disruptive potential from what may be the bigg ...

OilVoice Press - OilVoice


Posted 2 years agoOpinion > Platts3D Printeroil demand

US border policy could curb travel amid already weak jet fuel demand

Uncertainty surrounding the Trump administration's efforts to harden the US border could cut into business travel demand this year at a time when jet fuel demand is already quite weak, at least according to travel agents surveyed in the US and Europe this month. Winter is typically a slow time for ...

OilVoice Press - OilVoice


Posted 2 years agoOpinion > Platts

Why a tightening US natural gas system could put the squeeze on LNG

Europe is banking on cheap US LNG exports competing with Russian pipeline natural gas to keep prices low and global supplies plentiful. But the US natural gas system is not as comfortable as you might think. The US produced less gas in 2016 than in 2015, the first time since 2005 that gas output ...

OilVoice Press - OilVoice


Posted 2 years agoOpinion > PlattsLNGUSA +1

Major E&P challenge: Fully exploiting data’s extraordinary value

Understanding data & its potential E&P companies are finally seeing data as a powerful asset, with decision-makers recognizing that the value from data can be game changing. For any company, however, it begins with getting on the same page with what data actually means. Unfortunately for many E ...

OilVoice Press - OilVoice


Posted 1 year agoOpinion > dataBig Data

Gas, Coal, and Renewables - the US Energy Mix

With increasingly intensive regulation of greenhouse gas emissions over the last decade, government support for the development of renewable energy resources (via research grants and tax credits), and low natural gas prices, coal-fired generation has been on a steady decline in the US. According to ...

Mary DeFilippe


Posted 2 years agoOpinion > energy trading and risk managementETRM softwareenergy market
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