David Donohue

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David DonohueDr. David A. T. Donohue is the Founder and President of both IHRDC and Arlington Storage Corporation. Dr. Donohue is a technical specialist, businessman, attorney, and lecturer who is highly regarded for the teaching of management programs devoted to the business of oil and gas. He has successfully designed and taught these “business game” programs to more than 10,000 members of the international oil and gas industry on both in-house and public bases. He was the developer of an innovative video-based learning system for the upstream petroleum industry, which has now been converted to IPIMS, a widely licensed e-Learning system. Dr. Donohue is also the developer and owner of independent underground gas storage facilities in New York State. In his early career he held various positions in engineering and research for Exxon and, for four years, served on the faculty of Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Donohue holds a Ph.D. in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a J.D. from Boston College Law School. He is active in public affairs in his hometown, a Distinguished Member of the SPE, and Alumni Fellow of Pennsylvania State University.

How to Make Big Money in a Short Time!

It always intrigues me to learn how easy it is to make money, in this case, without substantial risk, in the trading world if you only had the “tools” to do it. This morning I read that three trading companies

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Carbon Dioxide Process Delivers Nanotubes and Water

After reading Marshall Frank’s Three Carbon Dioxide Utilization Technologies, we identified another promising CO2 feedstock process that promises to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Solid Carbon Products LLC

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IHRDC is Moving the Flipped Classroom from the University to Our Industry

A new form of learning is sweeping through the US higher education system in response to recent discoveries of how students learn best. A few weeks ago I visited Penn State University, where I taught for four years earlier in

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As U.S. Tight Oil Production Grows, Can the Nation’s Refineries Process It or Will It Soon be Exported?

During the past ten years, thanks to hydraulic fracturing of horizontal wells and the high cost of crude oil, the U.S. has gone from being the world’s largest importer of petroleum products to the leading exporter of these same products

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The Dilemma of Greenhouse Gas Campaigns

I had the fascinating opportunity of meeting and listening to Dr. Michael Mann at Penn State University a few weeks ago as he explained how he and other investigators (Raymond Bradley and Malcolm Hughes) discovered the “hockey stick” rise in

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The Sun Shines in Nevada, and the Wind Blows in Nebraska: Renewable Energy Has Become an Attractive Investment

I still find it hard to believe. A friend of mine told me a year ago that he had just built a 350 MW solar farm in Nevada that is 2 miles by 3 miles in extent. I was even

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Easy Money Possible at Cushing!

In the days of high gas prices in the US, 2003-08, many companies made easy money by taking advantage of price swings between the summer and winter months. They would buy low priced “physical” gas in the summer months and

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Oil, Money, and Pemex

Last week I attended the Oil & Money Conference in London, one that brought together a broad group of senior industry executives with specialists in petroleum markets, economics, geopolitics and finance. Energy Intelligence and the International New York Times sponsored

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The First Step in a Long Journey

I remember it well even though it occurred about 10 years ago. An oil and gas industry manager from West Africa said to me at the conclusion of our four-week petroleum industry management program, “Please find a way to help

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