Posts by Mark

Carbon Dioxide To Stone

Posted on Jan 26, 2018 in News |

The seemingly endless new discoveries provided by the scientific process are a joy indeed. In software engineering so many processes are modeled after natural systems; it is wise for the professional engineer to study other disciplines. Climate change has captured the minds of millions around the world and made “science” a hot topic. In this article I present some interesting recent developments. In the latter part of the 20th century, the concept of “compaction” became the accepted theory describing the creation of oil and gas. The idea is coal, oil and natural gas originate...

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The Process Is Continuous

Posted on Aug 31, 2016 in News |

Science is not a pronouncement, it is a process. It is an exercise in the aggregation of knowledge over time and revising what is considered to be fact as new information is found. An example is the Copernican Revolution and Galileo’s theory that the Earth orbits the Sun. Scientific work often results in changes of “the facts”. In the latter part of the 20th century, the concept of “compaction” became the accepted theory describing the creation of oil and gas. The idea is coal, oil and natural gas originate from the remains of plants and animals that died millions of years ago that were...

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Petroleum In Daily Life

Posted on Jun 3, 2016 in News |

When you think of petroleum, what comes to mind first? Gasoline, Vasoline, Maybelline? Take a moment to think about this; how many can you name? Some people are insisting that everyone on the planet give up petroleum entirely, click here to see article. What would that really mean in terms of daily life? There are thousands of products made from petroleum, from eye liner to cell phones. The vast majority have little or no environmental impact at all. More significantly these products are a great boon to people around the world. Here is a link to lists of everyday products that benefit from...

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Petroleum Is Part Of The Solution

Posted on May 16, 2016 in News |

Thousands, if not 100’s of thousands, of Californians own mineral interests… even property owners in cities. Governor Jerry Brown, like so many who lived through the 1960’s and 1970’s, realize the the world energy deficit cannot be filled with wishes and faith. The world energy shortage affects billions of people. The problem is overwhelming and complicated. Petroleum is part of thousands of products that do not pollute in the way that personal automobiles do, and is part of the solution. Surprised? Mr. Brown needs the support of mineral owners in California and...

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Do you have leases?

Posted on Mar 24, 2016 in News |

We are excited about reaching out to the members of the National Association of Royalty Owners with the first of a series of ads for the Pops product. NARO is committed to promoting the rights, responsibilities and the definitions of citizens who own the natural resources in the United States. It is the only national organization representing oil and gas royalty owners’ interests. The NARO has a chapter in California, the state we call home, as well as Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, and Texas. There are regional chapters in the Appalachia...

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