Entries by Naomi Lemon

Public support requires industry transparency and accountability

Whatever differences exist between different interest in the oil and gas industry, the one common goal that we should all have is to be well regarded by the American public. Two of our board members Mike Cantrell and Pete Brown, who were the agency’s first and second Chairmen, are widely regarded as the co-founders of […]

Viewpoint

Guest blog by Dewey Bartlett Jr. and Mike Cantrell             Over the past few months, many of us representing the conventional oil and natural gas industry have been reflecting upon our experience at the Oklahoma legislature. Even though our position did not win the day, we are all very proud […]

Charted Frack Damage from Steve Altman

Attached is a chart showing the now long term effect (20 months) of the damage done by 2 offset horizontal Mississippi wells on 4 Misener-Hunton (AKA Hunton Dolomite) wells. As you can see, the well’s production levels have improved over the last 18 months, but not without significant expense (well over $100,000), and certainly not […]

Geoengineering

Guest post by John A. Brock is a Geological Engineer   I was attracted to the recent Tulsa World Readers Forum article, “Geoengineering: Is it the Solution?” by Law Professor Rex Zedalis because I’ve been practicing Geoengineering for 56 years. The article recapped Geoengineering ideas of how to reduce energy from the sun (and thereby […]

Forced Poolings

Guest blog post by David Guest – OEPA Board member. He provides a good history of forced pooling (subsurface eminent domain) in Oklahoma. He also explains why it needs to remain just that – history.   When someone says “virtually all” that is an extremely large sample size. In fact, I operate vertical oil wells that […]

Horizontal Forced Pooling in the Vertical Universe

Guest Blog Post by Joe Warren – OEPA’s legislative Chairman, a Petroleum Landman, an attorney and a producer.   Forced Pooling procedures developed in Oklahoma over decades, when the oil and gas industry existed in a vertical world. Companies were drilling geological ideas that were almost always relatively small, with the first well being a true exploratory well, and much […]

Rick Roberts Story

This video is a bit hard to hear at times because of the wind but it’s important to us to go to the small vertical producers out there and get their voice heard so that everyone knows what is really happening. Rick Roberts is no “fat cat”. He and his partner Rhonda have operated wells […]

Pressure vs Time Graph by Steve Altman

Guest post today is from Steve Altman. Steve is a Petroleum Engineer and is President of Brown and Borelli Oil and Gas. This is pretty technical, but it shows credibility for any oil and gas entity. Pressure vs Time Vieth_1-32_SDS_052617_Thru_060817-plot Vieth Unit 1-32, NW SW Section 32 T18N R6W) got hit by an offset Mississippi […]

David E Morgan Watered Vertical Wells

Rick Roberts is an oilfield professional in Waukoma who runs the operations for several companies. As hundreds of wells are destroyed and replaced with a smaller number of horizontal wells it costs all the jobs needed to care for those wells as well as the royalty owners in them. David E Morgan Inc Vertical Wells […]

Unacceptable Consequences of Vertical Well Destruction

Guest post by Goetz Schuppan, Singer Oil Co., LLC This shows the anatomy of losing a well; emphasizing that the operator is not a willing seller but is forced to sell for what the state says its worth Through the Corporation Commission forced pooling. This lowers values for everyone by multiple of as much as ten […]