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Growth Returns to DJ Basin

Publication: Greeley Tribune, Energy Pipeline Issue: December 2017 By Dan Larson Improving efficiencies allow companies to breakeven at lower oil prices Across the DJ Basin, oilfield activity has returned although not to the frenetic levels seen five years ago. Facing increased competition for its share of huge but oversupplied market, the DJ will likely maintain […]

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Toyota’s Thoughtful Innovation

With a horizon increasingly filled with hybrid, electric and non-petroleum power, meeting increased fuel economy demands will involve both energy efficiency and lightweighting. For Toyota, that means steering toward global platform and drivetrain standardization to protect its leadership position. “We are always searching for the best materials and best methods for constructing our vehicles,” says […]

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Digital Oilfield Finally Comes Together

Publication: Greeley Tribune, Energy Pipeline Issue: November 2017 By Dan Larson The Digital Oilfield Finally Comes Together Technology that monitors and controls oilfield equipment is nothing new and now it is finally fulfilling its promise to fully automate and connect an entire field with operations offices. At the Rocky Mountain Energy Summit in Denver this […]

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Energy Pipeline: Industry Insights, New Players in the DJ Prime the Pump

Publication: Greeley Tribune, Energy Pipeline Issue: October 2017 By Dan Larson Some new names are popping up in the oil patch and it could mean increased activity in the coming months. Like other prolific oil and gas basins, the Denver-Julesburg Basin has its share of larger companies steadily developing new wells while pumping predictable barrels […]

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BMW: Flexibility Key to OEM Leadership

Publication: Lightweighting World Issue: September/October 2017 By Dan Larson No crystal ball is needed to predict that fundamental changes are coming in the design, engineering, manufacture and marketing of cars and trucks. Indeed, the very concepts of personal transportation and commercial logistics are being challenged at every turn. With such challenges come uncertainties. Among original […]

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Wyoming Leads the Way in Sage Grouse Management

Publication: American Oil & Gas Reporter Issue: September 2017 By Dan Larson Wyoming is leading the way in sorting through the complex and controversial issue of species management for the sage grouse and regulators around the country are recognizing the effort, according to speakers at the state’s annual convention in Casper in August. The two-day […]

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Revised Indiana Regulations Near Approval

Publication: American Oil & Gas Reporter Issue: Sept. 2017 By Dan Larson An extensive rewrite of Indiana’s oil and natural gas regulations is due for approval later this year and while operators have raised questions, for the most part the revisions are not seen as causing undue burdens, says the leader of the state’s industry […]

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