Category / Economic Exploration

  • This is the first of a series of articles in which I hope to outline the case for a new perspective on energy, and energy economics. In this instalment, we look at the role of LNG (liquefied natural gas). Because no analysis is complete without considering historical events, I will attempt to shape the paradigm […]

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  • Under the pressure of delayed oil field projects and an expected bounce of demand in a post-COVID19 world, oil prices have only one way to go from here – and that is up! Historically, the lowering of the price of crude oil resulted in increased consumption of gasoline and diesel and a fall in investments […]

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  • by Robert Ekstein – April 2020 The world could have started a unified reduction of greenhouse gases in the late 1980s but here’s how the actions of a small number of radicals has steered us away from direct action. In this regard, direct action means measures to prevent the venting of greenhouse gases into the […]

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  • FPSO for Pre Salt Campos Basin

    February 24, 2019 - Nom Geo

    Brazil’s Presalt Oil Revolution

    It is hard to think of any area in our society, especially by those of us in the energy and petroleum patch, that hasn’t undergone big changes since 2000. Am I right or am I wrong? Back in the year 2000 the idea of reaching ultra-deep reservoirs laying below thick salt-layers offshore Brazil was for […]

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  • Oil Field Pump

    February 6, 2019 - Nom Geo

    Reservoir to Bowser 2

    February 7th, 2019 Markets Energy markets are moving sideways but are largely steady. Brent and WTI are at $62.69 and $53.66 per barrel levels respectively as of today, slightly up from last week. The Western Canadian Select crude is currently holding around $44 per barrel which will be relief to producers in Alberta. Alberta’s state […]

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  • I recently had cause to work on a mineralized skarn prospect. Here are my generalized notes on skarn type mineralization. Skarn Mineralization A brief description of skarn deposits is included here for the benefit of those who are unfamiliar with this type of mineralization. It is based on a paper by Webster and Ray, 1991. […]

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  • August 28, 2014 - Nom Geo

    SP log – quick aside: Interpretation

    In discussing the SP log I am going to refer you to a publication which has an excellent section on the Spontaneous Potential log. It is "Well Logging For Earth Scientists" By Ellis and Singer and I highly recommend that you buy or borrow a copy.     So on to our sample well. The […]

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