Rig counts are up where plans focus on the long term

    July 23, 2015 9:02 AM by bobt

    Rig counts plummet except where they don’t. With drilling, major Arab oil producers on the Persian Gulf seem oblivious to unaccommodating crude prices.

    OPEC supply surge swamps downturn in US tight-oil output

    July 16, 2015 11:11 AM by bobt

    Confession: Early this year, your correspondent predicted that oil production from shales and other low-permeability formations would be declining by now and that oil prices consequently would be set to rebound. He was only half-right.

    Twist of activists’ dogma freshens view of global warming

    July 9, 2015 9:48 AM by bobt

    Fresh perspective on global warming, a topic that needs it, comes from a geologist.

    Emerging producers offered guidelines for governance

    July 2, 2015 12:34 PM by bobt

    Like most worthy endeavors, governing oil and gas activity at the national level is easier said than done—especially where oil and gas never before have been produced.

    New king reshaping Saudi oil industry; extent still unclear

    June 26, 2015 9:23 AM by ScottN

    A new ruler is making important changes in the state-run petroleum industry of the world’s most influential oil-producing nation.

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