Tag Archive | "Bakken"


The Post Fossil Fuel Era: Any Hope?15 Mar

According to Bloomberg, “The U.S. expanded its oil production this year by the most since the first commercial well was drilled in 1859, upending a belief that Americans were increasingly hooked on foreign crude.” Further, “Domestic output grew by a record 766,000 barrels a day to the highest level in 15 years, government data show, […]

U.S. Oil Status: “Good” and Bad News22 Feb

“Good” News The table below summarizes U.S. crude oil production and imports for 2010 and 2012. Notice that imports decreased by nearly 7 percent, while oil production ramped up by almost 28 percent during that 2-year interval. It is noteworthy that the sum of imports and production increased by about 5 percent. Thus, no oil […]

“Drill Baby, Drill” Leads to Cheaper Gasoline? Think Again19 Feb

The United States is undergoing an upsurge in crude oil production as shown by the first and second headlines below. Further, this significant production uptick permits east coast refineries to utilize less expensive crude oil obtained by horizontal drilling and “fracking” from the Bakken region in North Dakota (See the third headline) in contrast to […]

U.S. Outstripping Saudi Arabian and Russian Oil Production by 2020? Don’t Bet On It19 Nov

Considerable Gold Rush buzz is streaming throughout the news media about U.S. oil production. According to the Economist, “On November 12th the International Energy Agency (IEA), the rich world’s energy club, forecast that America could become the world’s largest oil producer by 2020, outstripping Saudi Arabia and Russia.” Similar exhilarating headlines are found in Forbes, Bloomberg, […]

Fact Check: ExxonMobil Overplays U.S. Crude Oil Reserve Increase24 Sep

The ExxonMobil website notes that proved U.S. crude oil reserves have risen from 22.3 billion barrels in 2009 to 25.2 billion barrels in 2010, an increase of 13 percent.  This increase in oil reserves is primarily attributable to advancements in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, particularly in the Bakken reservoir formation in Montana and North […]

About Dr. Everson

Prior to forming this SBIR consultant practice, Dr. Jeffrey Everson was director of business development for QinetiQ North America’s Technology Solutions Group (previously Foster-Miller, Inc.).

Dr. Everson has won and been the principal investigator for several SBIR programs, including a Phase I program for NASA, a Phase I project for the U.S. Air Force, and Phase I and II contracts from the U.S. Department of Transportation. For the Phase II program, he received a Tibbetts Award for exemplifying the best in SBIR achievement.

Previously Dr. Everson held senior scientist positions at Battelle Memorial Institute, The Analytic Sciences Corporation (TASC), Honeywell Electro Optics Systems Division, and Itek Optical Systems Division.

He holds a PhD in physics from Boston College and a MS/BS in physics from Northeastern University.


For more information about how JHEverson Consulting can help your company with its SBIR and STTR proposals, please contact Jeff Everson.

JHEverson Consulting is based in the Boston area but consults for clients throughout North America. It also is supported by affiliated consultants.