2014 Top Oil, Gas, & NGL Producing Units in the Michigan Basin

RMP’s mission is basically to do what is right for water. Protecting fresh water is important. Fresh water is key to life and happiness. Without fresh water we have nothing. But, we need energy. All forms of energy production require water. Producing energy for profit can foster motivations that put acquiring personal wealth above that of protecting community water sources. Understanding economic motivations can be complex but RMP is up to the task as economics is our strongest subject. Join RMP as we journey to learn energy economics.

Michigan Oil & Gas Monthly – April 2015

Check out the April 2015 issue of the Michigan Oil & Gas Monthly magazine. Year to date Michigan has received 31 applications for new wells, issued 36 permits for new wells or reentry into old ones, and has published plugging information for 103 wells. The Lucas 1-13HD1 well was issued plugging instructions. The Sherwood 1-22HD1 well, which was plugged in July of 2014, had it’s plugging information officially reported in April of 2015.

Michigan Oil & Gas Monthly March 2015

Michigan Oil & Gas Monthly – March 2015

Check out the March 2015 issue of the Michigan Oil & Gas Monthly magazine. Year to date Michigan has received 21 applications for new wells, issued 28 permits for new wells or reentry into old ones, and has published plugging information for 98 wells. The permits expired for GeoSouthern’s McKenney 1-27P & 1-27 HD1 well in Sanilac county which most likely marks GeoSouthern’s last exit from the Michigan oil & gas exploration.

High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing in Michigan

Analysis of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality High Volume Hydraulically Fractured Well Completions and Applications

If you would like to learn more about High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing in the Michigan Basin, click through to read an analysis paper about HVHF in Michigan that is hosted by Friends of Au Gres-Rifle Watershed. RMP has teamed up with FAR Watershed to publish this informative exposition of HVHF in Michigan since its inception in 2008.

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Responsibly Migrating Away from Crude Oil

Read this post about the responsible migration away from crude oil and all the associated benefits it would have for American taxpayers. We can responsibly phase out internal combustion engines and improve our economy and national security. Energy is a tax and the companies that sell us that energy at a profit have formed a monopoly over the transportation sector of our economy. Monopolies are the enemies of a free market. Learn how we can improve America by phasing out the internal combustion engine and crude oil with Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles. The featured image of this post is the Toyota Mirai FCEV. It is Toyota’s first mass produced FCEV. Mirai is the Japanese word for future.

Michigan Oil & Gas Monthly – February 2015

Check out the February 2015 edition of the Michigan Oil & Gas Monthly magazine. Read this post on activity in the Michigan oil patch in the month February or check out the video edition of the same. Check back each month to stay up to date on all activity related to oil & gas in Michigan. Like us on facebook or follow us on Twitter to make sure you don’t miss an update.

Michigan Oil & Gas Monthly – January 2015

Check out our very first edition of the Michigan Oil & Gas Monthly magazine. We will be recapping application, permitting, production, and other information related oil & gas activity in Michigan each month. Want to know what is going on in Michigan as it relates to oil & gas and all things energy? Follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook to be notified each time we publish. Have an idea for a feature? Let us know. Thanks for following us.

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The Keystone XL Pipeline

If you listen to the TV news and proponents of KXL, you might think the Keystone XL is all about America. But, what if America has little to do with Keystone XL other than we are geographically located between Canada’s Athabasca tar sands and a deepwater port to foreign markets? Proponents focus their talk on the 42,100 jobs that will be created by KXL quoting the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement released by the US Dept of State Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs but fail to mention those are short term contract jobs. The very same doc they quote is also quoted by opponents of KXL because it says only 35 permanent jobs will be created. Learn more about America’s economic pros & cons with regard to KXL by reading this article.

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Michigan Petroleum Geology 101

Marathon Oil, a Houston Texas company, has recently purchased Encana’s (Calgary, Canada) leased acreage and producing wells in the Michigan Basin. Encana was given millions of gallons of Michigan freshwater to test the Collingwood shale and was permitted to use millions of gallons more. Their results, however, have not been economically viable for a for-profit company. Why would Marathon want to try the Collingwood after Encana’s failures here? Learn more about Michigan petroleum geology by reading this basic Michigan Petroleum Geology 101 primer.