2017 Summer NAPE

2017 Summer NAPE

Come visit with Roxanna this summer NAPE at booth # 1512 on 8/16/2017 or 8/17/2017.  We have a great new play opportunity, the Pendleton Field horizontal redevelopment targeting a fractured chalk resevoir developed in the 60’s vertically. Avery Arendale will give an 8 minute prospect preview at the NAPE Theater on the exhibit show floor Wednesday,…

HGS Guest Night – 6/10/2017

HGS Guest Night – 6/10/2017

HGS Guest Night, Saturday June 10, at the Museum of Natural Science will feature Don Corrick, National Park Service Ranger and paleontologist.  Giant Fossils from Big Bend, Texas This year’s Guest Night will be held at Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) as usual and we are trying some new ideas. The best thing is…

Dad, our Chairman, has passed away at 85

Dad, our Chairman, has passed away at 85

Roxanna is devastated by this loss, but remember him for all his incredible contributions to Oil and Gas.  Marlan has planted the seeds for success here and we are as focused as ever to continue his legacy and passion for this industry.  Please click HERE to read his full obituary.

2017 NAPE Summit and Prospect Preview

2017 NAPE Summit and Prospect Preview

Please visit us at the George R. Brown convention center for the 2017 NAPE Summit.  We will be at booth #2264.  Also to come see is our President Julie Garvin, who will give our short 10 min. prospect preview for the Pendleton Project in the “Domestic Theater” on the exhibit show floor Thursday February 17th…

New Website Thanks to JDM Digital

New Website Thanks to JDM Digital

We are proud to have launched our new website and show off what Roxanna is up to!  Focused and having weathered one of the worst downturns in industry history through low cost investments with fast payouts.  We continue to develop new play opportunities, are free to consult domestic and internationally, and now operate our first…

Source Rock as a Reservoir, a personal odyssey

Source Rock as a Reservoir, a personal odyssey

In 1965, G. T. Philippi, a Shell geochemist, published a remarkable paper “On the depth, time, and mechanism of petroleum generation”.  Philippi made the novel proposal that petroleum was generated from organic matter in sediments that had been buried deeply enough to be exposed to warmer earth temperatures, converting the organic matter, with heat and…

Origin of Petroleum

Origin of Petroleum

Origin of Petroleum In common English usage, the terms “oil and gas” refer to petroleum and its associated gases.  Petroleum, literally “rock oil”, is a mixture of hundreds of types of hydrocarbon molecules, formed by the thermal decomposition of organic matter that has been buried to significant depths and temperatures in the earth. Living organisms…

NAPE SUMMIT Feb. 15 – 17, 2017

NAPE SUMMIT Feb. 15 – 17, 2017

Please visit us at the upcoming Houston NAPE Summit at George R. Brown convention center and see what we’re up to.  We have a new prospect for sale, be sure to ask us about our other investment opportunities or see how we can help your company succeed through our consulting.

Making Money In The Oil And Gas Business

Making Money In The Oil And Gas Business

In 2014, with a 95% success rate on new shale oil wells, a clear hint of lurking problems could already be seen when drilling costs caused pay-outs to stretch to 3+ years, …with oil at $100 barrel.  Drillers could tolerate such slow returns of investment, only because “money people” were providing abundant long-term drilling loans…