Great Decisions Under Uncertainty – Part 1

Great Decisions Under Uncertainty – Part 1

There are numerous ways to help ensure that the best possible decisions are made for any problem, at any time.  They include divine inspiration, relying on elders and authority, and a democratic vote.  Unfortunately, divine inspiration is provided rarely to most of us; older and more senior staff are not necessarily wiser; and , asking…

Roxanna Hires Alex Downey as GIS Expert

Roxanna Hires Alex Downey as GIS Expert

Roxanna Oil Company has is growing quickly in recent months and has just announced bringing on a new GIS Specialist, Alex Downey.  Alex has been working with Roxanna as a consulting GIS expert since 2006, however the move has brought him on full time as a Roxanna employee. Alex has been involved in major GIS…

Roxanna’s New Large File Manager

Roxanna’s New Large File Manager

Thanks to our new digital agency, JDM Digital, Roxanna now has a new online file manager that we can use to exchange, store and manage extremely large files with our partners and associates. The guys at JDM explain it best: “A majority of web hosts put a maximum upload per-file size of around 190MB. That’s…

Marlan Downey Receives Sidney Powers Award

Marlan Downey receives AAPG’s highest honor, the Sidney Powers Award, at the Annual Convention & Exhibition in Denver, Colorado June 7, 2009. Imagine you are about to accept the Sidney Powers Memorial Award, the highest honor AAPG can bestow. The award goes only to those individuals who have made “the most distinguished and outstanding contributions…

AAPG “Quick Look” Presentation

AAPG “Quick Look” Presentation

In April’s AAPG Annual conference and exhibition, Roxanna Oil Company executives presented a paper on a “quick look” determination of oil-in-place shale resource plays. A Quick Look Determination of Oil-in-Place in Oil Shale Resource Plays Download the presentation in PowerPoint or compressed ZIP formats. Quantitative measurements of gas-in-place volumes for coal gas and shale gas…

NAPE 2011

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Roxanna Awards JDM Digital Website Redesign

Roxanna Awards JDM Digital Website Redesign

We really thought it about time Roxanna updated our website.  Not least of which is that the team bios haven’t been updated in years!  Today, we’re pleased to announce that Dallas-based JDM Digital, has been awarded the total overhaul of Roxanna’s website. “We were so excited we started the build even before we got the…

Energy Extraction from Geopressured Hot Water

Energy Extraction from Geopressured Hot Water

A wise man once said… “Anything is possible that is not forbidden by the Second Law of Thermodynamics.” Spoken by a true visionary and researcher. My personal interests are in discerning what is most economic to do TODAY. Currently, the most nearly economic large scale source of renewable earth energy for the USA may be…

Thesis a Good Success Marker

Thesis a Good Success Marker

AAPG Explorer Article – Many years ago I reviewed the criteria being used by Shell Oil to hire its new geologists. Shell’s hiring emphasized graduate students with top grades from selected universities. In reviewing the outcome of its hiring practices, I found that having outstanding grades and attending Ivy League schools made no difference to…

Beware of Robot Geology

Beware of Robot Geology

From, “Robot Geology,” a geologic note by Walter K. Link: “We are now in an electronic and nuclear age. Great calculating machines have been built that devour figures and come out with answers that would take a battery of men years to calculate.” ” … some of our educational institutions are substituting machines of this…