Michigan Oil & Gas Monthly – July 2016

This month a group calling themselves the MICATS staged a protest at Attorney General Bill Schuette’s home in Midland, Michigan.  The Detroit News has a story here.

For the record, I have never supported extremist groups or individuals like those in MICATS and neither has respectmyplanet.org.  I don’t know them, affiliate with them, or in any way condone what they did.  RMP supports as part of our stated mission the migration away from oil as an energy source.   RMP supports ending oil pipelines that traverse our (more…)

Michigan Oil & Gas Monthly – June 2016

In this month’s MOGM, RMP covers the dearth of oil & gas activity in Michigan and the bankruptcies precipitated by the collapse of the industry at large. We also talk about finances and economics of the Hydrogen Economy and how Michigan and the rest of the world can prosper by supporting Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles. For FCEVs, the future is bright & clean. For crude oil, the buzzards are circling.

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Michigan Oil & Gas Monthly – February 2016

Check out the February “follow-up” edition of RMP’s Michigan Oil & Gas Monthly magazine. This month we revisit the Word of Faith 16-27 application for an oil well in the City of Southfield. Thousands of comments have been received and made public by the MDEQ. This month we take a closer look at public sentiment about the potential oil well. We also take a look back at Antrim wells being put on a vacuum system that we first talked about in August 2015. There are potentially more than 1000 Antrim wells already hooked up to vacuum cleaners since the light was turned green by the Michigan Public Service Commission. This is the most active sector of the Michigan oil & gas economy and RMP is the only rag talking about it.

Michigan Oil & Gas Production Report January – June 2015

The first six months of hydrocarbon production in the Michigan Basin are ready for reporting. In this post we examine the top ten producers in the oil, natural gas, and NGL categories. We find in 2015 that wells originally drilled in completed in the 1970’s and 1980’s are outperforming so new wells after having been worked over and recompleted.

Michigan Oil & Gas Monthly – September 2015

The top story in September in the Michigan Basin continues to be Marathon Oil’s new applications and activity. Things move pretty slowly in oil & gas developments so we will keep on eye on their activity to see if it brings any new life to Michigan’s anemic oil & gas industry. So far this year, Michigan has only put 14 wells onto production. Click on the picture to read the September edition of the Michigan Oil & Gas Monthly.

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Michigan Oil & Gas Monthly – July 2015

The big story in July of 2015 is the expiration of 8 HVHF permits to drill into the Ordivician Collingwood. These permits expiring is just the latest piece of evidence in a long line of recent indications that HVHF in Michigan using millions of gallons of water per frac is over. RMP has been covering high volume hydraulic fracturing in Michigan since it began and we have gathered a ton of data about it. We have financial data, drilling information, fracing data, photos, videos and more. Read this month’s MOGM to find out why we are forecasting HVHF in Michigan’s Collingwood formation is over.

Michigan Oil & Gas Monthly – May 2015

In the May 2015 edition of the Michigan Oil & Gas Monthly we take a look at using CO2 as a fracing fluid. CO2 is interesting in that it can have properties of a solid, liquid, and gas simultaneously. Remember dry ice for making fog before modern fog machines? Remember how CO2 mysteriously turned from solid ice to gas and skipped the liquid phase? Why does CO2 behave so weird like that? The answer is pressure. Learning all about CO2 and CO2 sequestration is very important for the world’s energy future. Check out our May MOGM and stay tuned for a 101 course in carbon dioxide and its interesting properties. CO2 is a long lasting greenhouse gas and we must learn to mitigate its release to our atmosphere in a cost effective way while still producing the industrial gigawatt power we need to to keep America’s economy running.