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55 killed in dual oil pipeline blasts in China

November 26, 2013


(From PennEnergy) 55 people are dead and 136 injured after a pair of explosions at a massive Sinopec refinery complex in China’s Shangdong province Friday. The explosions tore up a roadway in the eastern port city of Qingdao, flipping automobiles and damaging buildings. A resulting petroleum spill has affected 3,000 square meters of water and […]

Shale Heterogeneity…a Surprise?

November 25, 2013


Monday has become my favourite day at the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering (PGE) at the University of Texas at Austin (UT). The reason is that every Monday at 3 PM they hold what they call a “Graduate Seminar” that Ph.D. students must attend. Of course, these seminars are very interesting for the rest […]

World Routes Strategy Summit 2013 – white book

November 25, 2013


In October I was invited to participate in the World Routes Strategy Summit 2013 which took place 6-7 October in Las Vegas, Nevada. Aaron Heslehurst, News Anchor and Presenter for BBC World Television, who chaired the Summit and Shruti Vijayakumar, Air Transport Specialist at The World Bank have produced a conference white paper reporting the […]

A field trip to East Texas Oilfield, November 2013

November 22, 2013


Yearly production of oil in East Texas Oilfield in relation to the cumulative production. The largest oilfield in the USA south of Canada is said to be the East Texas Oilfield. (The largest oilfield in the USA is Prudho Bay in Alaska).Since I began my research on oil in 2003 my mental image of the […]

En resa till East Texas Oilfield

November 20, 2013


(English will come) Det största oljefältet i USA söder om Kanada är East Texas Oilfield. (USA:s största oljefält är Prudho Bay i Alaska). Ända sedan jag 2003 började forska om olja har min sinnebild av East Texas Oilfield varit den graf som Jean Laherrère brukade presentera och uppdatera för fältet. Den senaste är från 2012. […]

The IEA raises a little warning flag on future oil production – World Energy Outlook 2013

November 14, 2013


By Kjell Aleklett Uppsala University Department of Geosciences and Visiting professor at University of Texas at Austin Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering On 12 November the International Energy Agency (IEA) released this year’s edition of their World Energy Outlook report, WEO-2013. I have not studied all the detail in the report but I listened […]

A Journey Through Eagle Ford, November 2013.

November 10, 2013


Production of “oil” from the Eagle Ford Shale has now passed one million barrels per day (1 barrel is 159 litres). During the next three years we can expect to see production increase further. Every month, all oil and gas producers in Texas (including producers of conventional oil and gas) must report their production to […]

En resa genom Eagle Ford, november 2013

November 8, 2013


(English in a separate blogg) Produktionen av olja från Eagle Ford Shale har nu passerat en miljon fat om dagen (1 fat är 159 liter) och under de närmaste tre åren kan vi förvänta oss en ökning av produktionen. Alla producenter i Texas måste varje månad rapportera sin produktion till Railrood Commission of Texas, RCT, […]

The Fracking Highway 72 – the Tunnel of Death

November 2, 2013


This weekend we will travel to Eagle Ford and along “the Fracking Highway”. From Austin we will drive south along HW183 to Gonzales where, according to the experts, fracking in the Eagle Ford begins. Gonzales is one of Texas’ historical towns and was founded in 1825. (Gonzales is one of the earliest Anglo-American settlements in […]