We are currently in the first quarter 2020.
Two years ago: 1Q18. Of the 242 wells that came off the confidential list in the first quarter, 2018, two years ago, I count five DUCs, one of which was never expected to be a production well.
Two books this week, taken off my top shelf to re-read:
- The Privileged Planet: How Our Place in The Cosmos is Designed for Discovery, Guillermo Gonzalez and Jay W. Richards, c. 2004.
- From John Hands Cosmos Sapiens: Human Evolution and the Origin of the Universe, c. 2015.
Every culture throughout recorded history has one or more stories about how the universe and we humans originated: understanding where we came from is part of an inherent human desire to understand what we are.
The Rig Veda, the oldest sacred text in the worl and the most important scripture of what is now called Hinduism, has three such myths in its tenth book of hymns to the gods. The Brahmanas, the second partof each veda largely devoted to ritual, have others, while most of the Upanishads, accounts of the mystical insights of seers that tradition attaches to the end of the vedas, express in various ways a single insight into the origin of the universe.From wiki:
The Philological and linguistic evidence indicates that the bulk of the Rigveda Samhita was composed in the northwestern region (Punjab) of the Indian subcontinent, most likely between c. 1500 and 1200 BC, although a wider approximation of c. 1700–1100 BC has also been given.Until now I had never given that data, 1200 BC, much thought. But 1200 BC coincides exactly with the end of the Bronze Age. From wiki:
The Late Bronze Age collapse involved a Dark Age transition period in the Near East, Asia Minor, the Aegean region, North Africa, Caucasus, Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean from the Late Bronze Age to the Early Iron Age, a transition which historians believe was violent, sudden, and culturally disruptive.
The palace economy of the Aegean region and Anatolia that characterised the Late Bronze Age disintegrated, transforming into the small isolated village cultures of the Greek Dark Ages. The half-century between c. 1200 and 1150 BC saw the cultural collapse of the Mycenaean kingdoms, of the Kassite dynasty of Babylonia, of the Hittite Empire in Anatolia and the Levant, and of the Egyptian Empire; the destruction of Ugarit and the Amorite states in the Levant, the fragmentation of the Luwian states of western Asia Minor, and a period of chaos in Canaan.
The deterioration of these governments interrupted trade routes and severely reduced literacy in much of the known world. In the first phase of this period, almost every city between Pylos and Gaza was violently destroyed, and many abandoned, including Hattusa, Mycenae, and Ugarit.A reminder: Helen of Troy, the fall of Troy, The Iliad, 1200 BC, marked the end of the Bronze Age.
PGA? It's Still All About Tiger Woods
The third round is still in play.
But Tiger Woods finished and immediately after the post-round interview, the coverage ended and the local station moved on to "DFW Outdoorsman," a hunting and fishing show. LOL. They couldn't get away fast enough from golf.