"Still investigating. And most likely wasn't wind, solar, or other generation, but appears to be a problem in a major substation near the Eastman facility. But they are saying that Eastman was not the cause. "
"There is some debate among industry, eNGOs, and academics about what the actual emission rates are as opposed to actual measurement. I'm curious to see how things pan out when the EDF methane sat launches, but keep in mind that many oil…"
"If you do a deeper dive into the documents Skip posted in the last one, you'll see that in certain area/certain projects, the levelized cost of solar or wind, with tax incentives, is cheaper than natural gas, but when weighted by actual…"
"A good tracker can certainly help keep a panel operating at best efficiency. But the typical efficiency claims are based on an optimal angle of incident, and not the real world performance.
In terms of predicting future…"
"I'm going to do some counter prediction here: Efficiency of typical commercial solar cells is about 20% (before allowing for shading/poor orientation, etc). The best solar cells are running about 45% (think for space programs, where…"
"Actually, I think its important to realize that some cities (e.g. Memphis) which may look good from a climate perspective, are screwed on a geologic time scale.
The geologically screwed and climate screwed (fire prone west coast cities…"
"I'll take a stab - Lets cut Las Vegas loose, because its very water dependent in a water poor area. Lets drop Phoenix and Salt Lake City Utah.
Any California city within 50 miles of the San Andreas fault, because 9.0 magnitude…"
"I don't work that side, so I'm not sure of what gives rise to the effective limit. I don't think the perf guns have the same issues, so torsion is probably right Dissolvable plugs and the like are getting better, so…"
My friend at Panda didn't know anything beyond what was in the article. He's nearing retirement and I guess his mind is elsewhere. You know everyone directly and indirectly connected to the electrical power generation industry is watching this demonstration plant.
Are you still working in the Caddo Pine Island? If so Julie and I are bored and want to invite you to lunch one day while you are in transit through E TX.
Agreed. I'm always curious when I see significant condensate production. A majority of new wells that are profitable owing to liquids don't look especially impressive in their IP and production data because there is no btu value reported for the gas component. You might see an IP of 75 bbls of condensate and 4 MMcfd and think it an average well then see a report by the operator that the well is making 2,500 BOED. Most state reporting regs don't require specifics as to NGL production or btu per mcf of gas. Dry gas, such as Haynesville, may have a btu value of 0.95 while a good wet gas well may have a btu value of 1.15.
Doesn't make sense to me either, dbob. That's why I think it's likely inaccurate. Encana needs to concentrate on oil and liquids no matter where located. What I'm seeing in the TMS currently would lead me to believe they will have at least three rigs there sometime this year. If not, it doesn't bode well for the TMS play.
As exciting as this is, we know that we have a responsibility to do this thing correctly. After all, we want the farm to remain a place where the family can gather for another 80 years and beyond. This site was born out of these desires. Before we started this site, googling "shale' brought up little information. Certainly nothing that was useful as we negotiated a lease. Read More