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LR Pipeline

LR PIPELINE a division of LR COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION INC. led by Bert Vandiver have announced that they have completed acquiring the land and have received all regulatory approvals to build the Concordia Pipeline. The pipeline will connect the Coochie and Blackhawk Fields that are located 40 miles south of Vidalia, Louisiana to American Midstream’s Pipeline System.

The project will commence in May and they expect it to be finished by the end of August. Following testing they expect to it be operational no later that September. It will start by transporting 30 million cfd to market with the ability to increase capacity. The construction will start 40 miles south of Vidalia and move north to meet American Midstream.

Bert Vandiver said the pipeline will significantly increase the development of gas in the Coochie and Blackhawk Fields which already have a tremendous amount of gas behind pipe but no way to get it to market.


Bert Vandiver – Funeral Home


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Bert Vandiver

Bert Vandiver) James B. Vandiver Jr. Veteran Funeral Home Owner. On September 10, 2015 in 427th District Court of Travis County under the Honorable Judge Jim Coronado presiding over the case, Bert Vandiver plead guilty to a misdemeanor forgery charge for signing his notary republics name to documents when the notary republic was absent. The prosecution dropped all the other charges against Bert Vandiver. The punishment will consist of 2 years probation which can most likely be reduced to one year. This is the final result to a case that started in 2013 with numerous charges being brought against Vandiver for misappropriation of funds. In the end all the charges against Vandiver were dropped in exchange for Bert Vandiver pleading guilty to the misdemeanor forgery charge. Bert said it was a relief to him and his family to finally get closure in this case. Bert said he sold all of his funeral homes and has no interest any funerals homes today. Bert Vandiver said he will continue to pursue his other business interest and move on with his life.

The Extraction and Separation Phases of Oil and Gas Production

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LR Commercial Construction, Inc

Bert Vandiver is a Waco, Texas, entrepreneur who guides LR Commercial Construction, Inc., and provides a host of solutions in the civil and pipeline building spheres. Bert Vandiver has extensive experience in all aspects of oil field production and in best practices for oil and gas drilling.

Prior to the era of kerosene, hydrocarbons were considered an unwanted byproduct that sometimes appeared when drilling for water and caused issues of flammability. This all changed in the 19th century with Edwin Drake, who created a system for extracting and distilling oil, in the process supplanting the market for whale-derived lighting oil.

Today, fossil fuel extraction has progressed considerably. It now involves a complex series of steps that include separation and stabilization, storage, transportation, distribution, and waste disposal. The methods used for extraction differ markedly depending on whether gas or liquid is in play. Oil wells typically have beam pumps that work to draw up liquid substances that would not emerge from underground on their own.

By contrast, gas wells involve gasses that will often emerge simply by being released from underground pressure and are thus outfitted with ”Christmas tree” wellheads that capture escaping gasses. What comes directly after extraction is separation, with specialized equipment used to separate gas from its condensed liquid components.

It is critical to remove water from the hydrocarbons as soon as possible, as a way avoiding rust, freezing damage, and unwanted compound formation. One common way of accomplishing this is through the use of a glycol dehydrator, which helps prepare the hydrocarbon for further refining.

Greg Iles – Personal Tragedy Underlying the Author’s Natchez Series


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Natchez Series

Based in Waco, Texas, Bert Vandiver leads LR Commercial Construction, Inc., and provides a full range of services focused on energy-industry activities in the Permian Basin. An avid reader, Bert Vandiver is particularly drawn to the works of Greg Iles. Born in Germany and a longtime Mississippi resident, Iles is known for works such as Natchez Burning, which is set in the South of the 1960s and presents a vivid chronicle of tumultuous times.

The book has a strong personal component, as Iles was involved in a life-threatening accident near Natchez, Mississippi, while finishing up the volume. The 2011 incident involved another vehicle slamming into his car, which resulted in a torn aorta and multiple broken bones. Following a medically induced coma that lasted more than a week, Iles had part of his right leg amputated.

The end result of this brush with mortality was to give Iles greater impetus as a writer and what was initially a single-length volume became an 800 page work, with the 2014 book only the first of a trilogy. Also coming to terms with the recent passing of his father, Iles described the experience behind Natchez as expanding his take on writing and making him realize there was no place in the novel for “formula and fluff.”

OPEC May Opt to Set Crude Oil Prices Once Again

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Bert Vandiver

CEO Bert Vandiver presides over LR Commercial Construction, the oil-industry construction company he founded in 2002. As part of his commitment to his company and industry, Bert Vandiver makes it a priority to stay up to date regarding changes in crude oil production and pricing.

Despite a recent pattern of relative inactivity, OPEC members may consider taking action to improve crude oil prices in the near future. Oil prices slipped back into the $30-per-barrel range in early August, sparking concern across OPEC and allied nations.

Spearheaded by Saudi Arabia, OPEC members agreed to allow the market to set prices back in 2014. This displeased many of the organization’s weaker members, who favored a production freeze in response. These policies contributed to a production surplus and corresponding price crash, which sparked the more recent controversy.

Saudi Arabian officials are open to production deals, but this openness is contingent upon agreement from all other OPEC members. If they can find common ground, the crude oil market may be facing some changes in the near future.

New Drilling Rig Activity Increases across Three US Basins

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LR Commercial Construction, Inc

A Waco, Texas, entrepreneur, Bert Vandiver guides LR Commercial Construction, Inc., a company that provides solutions to clients in the heavy civil construction and oil field pipeline industries. Bert Vandiver and his team provide services focused on pipelines in the Permian Basin, which has seen a significant increase in activity in the first half of 2016.

Benchmark prices for West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil reached more than $46 in late July. The BOE Report notes that this represents a 40 percent boost in price over the first quarter. Another key industry indicator, the Baker Hughes rig count, takes stock of the drilling rigs active across North America. While production from existing rigs declined, the total number of rigs in play rose by 29 to 336 in the Lower 48 states. This indicates increased new well-drilling activity, which will likely translate into elevated production levels in the medium term.

Particular regions of oil-directed rig activity are those associated with high per-well productivity and legacy production, including the Permian Basin, the Williston Basin, and the Eagle Ford Basin. As a corollary to the increased number of rigs, per-rig productivity is also on the rise across all three basins.

Understanding Oil and Gas Pipelines

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LR Commercial Construction, Inc

Bert Vandiver leads LR Commercial Construction, Inc., a Waco, Texas-based company active in oil field pipeline construction. As chief executive officer of the firm, Bert Vandiver oversees more than 75 skilled employees.

Pipelines provide a safe and efficient method of transporting key fuels from extraction and production bases to refineries and the market at large. The two main types of energy pipelines are liquid petroleum and natural gas, the two chief fossil fuel commodities.

When plotted on a map, a majority of America’s total pipeline infrastructure runs through Texas, Oklahoma, and southern Louisiana. From those regions, it branches out to major metropolitan areas such as Chicago and New York.

The liquid petroleum network encompasses not only pipes that carry fuel but also those set aside to transport and segregate carbon dioxide, crude oil, refined oil, and volatile liquids. America’s liquid petroleum pipeline infrastructure is vast. Take, for example, only the pipes dedicated to transmitting crude oil to refineries. In all, the country contains roughly 55,000 miles of these pipes, which range in diameter from 8 to 48 inches.

Pipelines carrying natural gas often end directly at consumer homes, where the gas acts as a heating fuel. The United States’ pervasive natural gas pipeline infrastructure measures roughly 300,000 miles long.