WPX Energy fracking field trip
August 23-25, 2014

First posted
Wednesday August 27, 2014 14:33
Thursday November 20, 2014 20:55

WPX Energy field trip 2 made under cover trip to Durango/Silverton CO of testing 2012 4WD 269 hp V6 Toyota RAV4 owned by septuagenarian grandmother. Huh?

Over 26 mpg to Durango, over 28 mpg on essential non-gas-wasting Silverton performace tests.

Thursday November 20, 2014 20:55

Deloitte survey: US will become oil and gas self sufficient.

Central Illinois county turns away oil drilling.

Tuesday November 18, 2014 07:32

Over the objection of environmental groups and Virginia's governor, a federal management plan released Tuesday will allow a form of natural gas drilling known as fracking to occur in parts of the largest national forest on the East Coast.

Friday November 14, 2014 13:19

Decommissioning and environmental remediation serious stuff.
San Miguel County passes strict drilling ordinance.

Under the ordinance, oil companies would have to pay steep fees and post bonds and would only be able to drill in a small area of the county.

Wednesday November 5, 2014 12:45

Nov 5 (Reuters) - Voters approved a ban on hydraulic fracturing in the North Texas town of Denton on Tuesday, making it the first city in the Lone Star State to outlaw the oil and gas extraction technique behind the U.S. energy boom.

DENTON, Texas—Hours after voters here adopted the first fracking ban in Texas, the energy industry filed a court challenge contending that the measure violates the state constitution.

Denton, Texas; Athens, Ohio; and San Benito and Mendocino counties in California passed ballot measures to restrict fracking, the controversial method of injecting fluid into wells to extract more oil and gas.

Friday October 31, 2014 21:17

By : Argus Feed October 31, 2014 at 11:10 am

FARMINGTON — Officials with the Bureau of Land Management say they will organize an internal committee to respond to a letter from environmentalists that calls for the bureau to stop issuing oil and gas drilling permits until an environmental analysis is complete. ...

In the letter, the environmental groups state the BLM continues to issue permits for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, but hasn’t analyzed how the process affects the environment.

Erny Zah is the business editor of The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4638 and ezah@daily-times.com. Follow him @ernyzah on Twitter. 



DENTON, Texas Anti-fracking activists and campaigners backed by big oil and gas companies sparred outside of voting sites on the last day of early voting in a North Texas university town that's considering a ban on new permits for hydraulic fracturing.

Sunday September 28, 2014 07:09

Natural gas futures capped a weekly gain in New York on concern that supplies may not be adequate as the heating season approaches.

Stockpiles of the power-plant fuel were 13 percent below the five-year average as of Sept. 19 and 11 percent lower than a year earlier, the Energy Information Administration said yesterday. Cold weather may blanket parts of the Midwest over the next eight to 14 days, a government forecast shows. The contract for October delivery expired today. ...

Power-plants account for 31 percent of gas demand, according to the EIA. ...

Calder said gas is “at a crossroads” and that whether gas will approach the $4.30 price levels or fall below $3.80 depends on whether the frigid weather materializes.


Wednesday September 24, 2014 06:49 

L39C primary and backup battery charging videos. Solar charging works.

Saturday September 20, 2014 09:22

Salmon 2014 Sekiu and Westport WA September 8-13 return returns focus to facked natural gas, solar and wind generation of electricity, Autozone and Bank of America.

Peoplenomics Saturday September 20, 2014 Deflation Kills Energy

Shale fracking is a "Ponzi Scheme...

Deborah Rogers, a member of the advisory committee of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, [and a] former stockbroker with Merrill Lynch … showed that wells were petering out faster than expected.

“These wells are depleting so quickly that the operators are in an expensive game of ‘catch-up,’ ” Ms. Rogers wrote in an e-mail on Nov. 17, 2009, to a petroleum geologist in Houston, who wrote back that he agreed. ...

Drillers are caught in a bind. They must keep borrowing to pay for exploration needed to offset the steep production declines typical of shale wells. At the same time, investors have been pushing companies to cut back. Spending tumbled at 26 of the 61 firms examined. For companies that can’t afford to keep drilling, less oil coming out means less money coming in, accelerating the financial tailspin. ...

If a huge number of wells come on stream in a short time, you get a lot of initial production. This is exactly what has happened in the US.

The key word here, though, is “initial”. The big snag with shale wells is that output falls away very quickly indeed after production begins. Compared with “normal” oil and gas wells, where output typically decreases by 7pc-10pc annually, rates of decline for shale wells are dramatically worse. It is by no means unusual for production from each well to fall by 60pc or more in the first 12 months of operations alone.

Faced with such rates of decline, the only way to keep production rates up (and to keep investors on side) is to drill yet more wells. This puts operators on a “drilling treadmill”, which should worry local residents just as much as investors. Net cash flow from US shale has been negative year after year, and some of the industry’s biggest names have already walked away.

GEOCOMP ENERGY sales pitches. :)

Friday August 29, 2014 13:34

Hello Lee,

Your storage tank field trip lecture caused thought on the WPX Energy fracking operation around Lybrook, New Mexico.

Rapid depletion of fracked oil/gas fields

may be reason truck transport of oil, as opposed to pipeline, used?

'Decommissioning' of tanks may be required in short time?

Wonder if WPX Energy required to secure bonds by permitting agency in case tank removal and resale or demolition does not cover decommissioning costs and site remediation?

Large-scale solar generation of electricity possible scam/fraud citations:

[t]his graph, which tracks the output of a 4.5 megawatt array of photovoltaic (PV) cells on 44 acres in northeast Arizona, operated by Tucson Electric Power. Sampling output at one-minute intervals over the course of the month of June, Cartright and Apt found the solar plant's average output to be 18 percent of its nameplate capacity. Moreover, output varied starkly minute-to-minute, from 100% to less than 30%, as indicated by the graph. The interruptions came from scattered clouds. "Note that this is from a solar PV farm in the Arizona desert — one of the best locations in the US for this type of facility,"  ...

Solar installations in the West are currently being backed up by coal plants, but these must be kept running all the time. Estimates are that the solar element will reduce carbon emissions only by 3 to 5 percent - and could increase them as much as 10 percent.

Is The Economist statement
Thus a 1MW wind farm running at about 25% of capacity can replace only about 0.23MW of a coal plant running at 90% of capacity Solar farms run at only about 15% of capacity so they can replace even less.

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Solar installations in the West are currently being backed up by coal plants, but these must be kept running all the time.


Thursday August 28, 2014 12:33

Economic questions raised from field trip:

1 How is this big deal financed?
A Investors?
B Utility ratepayers?
C Other?
2 Where are the tanks manufactured?

tank manufacturers in albuquerque.

Tank manufacturer field trip Thursday August 28, 2014 audio.

3 Cost?

4 How were tanks transported to well site?

5 Who transported them?

6 How much for delivery?
Friday August 29, 2014 13:12

7 Tank Partners.

8 Tank costs.

9 Tank transportation blog.

Wednesday August 27, 2014 16:57

Viz is the name of the game in recovery of our insured $22,036 stolen from our Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union retirement-protected savings accounts.

Mohsen Valikhani.

SetaREH is Star in English, we were told.

Wednesday August 27, 2014 14:33

WPX Energy New Mexico.

WPX fracking and investment audio.

1Two drilling rigs about half mile south of Lybrook, New Mexico.

2 Drilling rig and waving drivers.

3 Tank construction business.

4 June 21 drilling site on August 25, 2014.

5 Put camera down warning!

Aztec rig site now. June 21, 2014 view.


Western Refining trucks plentiful. But plastic pipe seen on large spools may deliver oil in future?

Big deal because PNM files to decommission San Juan Generating Station's two stacks and replace lost capacity with natural gas, solar and wind.

Large-scale solar and wind scam/fraud evidence mounts.

Wednesday August 27, 2014 14:44

Large-scale solar generation of electricity damaging clouds seen from Durango Mountain Resort.

Clouds cause erratic power output.

6 Clouds outside Cuba, New Mexico.

7 WPX site from New Mexico hiway 550.

8 Entering Colorado which also has large-scale solar generation of electricity damaging clouds.

9 Durango Mountain Resort.

10 Four wheeing to east of Silverton, Colorado.

11 ATVs.

12 Back to Durango.

13 Waterfalls.

14 More large-scale solar generation of electricity damaging clouds.

15 Sleds. Ski lift used to transport sledders to top.

16 To Durango from DMR.

More large-scale solar generation of electricity damaging clouds seen above Sandia Mountain on return from essential non-gas-wasting field trip.

Dash cover installed by American from Iran.

Installer reported several relatives killed in Iraq/Iran war.

Screwed-over by previously powerful MSM. What to do about it?


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