The Potential Rebound of Coal Prices

Joshua (Josh) Wolcott is a former program manager at World Vision, where he helped develop a banking program that financed more than 1,000 small businesses. Now the director of operations for Cimmaron Resources, Inc., in Denver, Colorado, Joshua Neale Wolcott is in charge of developing energy projects in the Rocky Mountains and Oklahoma, including the Powder River Basin in Wyoming.

Due to a number of factors, such as slowed economic growth in China (the world’s biggest coal user) and a larger focus on natural gas throughout the world, coal prices have plummeted. However, coal is still the source for more than 40 percent of the electricity generated in the United States, and small companies operating in the Powder River Basin could allow coal to rebound. In fact, the price of Powder River Basin coal recently reached its highest point in two years, topping out at $13 per ton. In addition, coal output in Wyoming increased to 100,706 tons through April of 2014, an increase of 0.5 percent from the previous year. These hopeful figures are largely the result of the Powder River Basin’s lower operating costs.

The Jigsaw Ribbon and Autism Awareness

Since 2008, Joshua Neale Wolcott has worked as the director of operations for Cimmaron Resources, Inc., a Denver-based oil and gas company. Outside of work, Joshua Wolcott supports the work of several nonprofit organizations, especially those promoting autism awareness.

For more than 50 years, the jigsaw ribbon has been the symbol used to raise awareness of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which causes complex neurodevelopment problems in one out of every 68 children in the United States. The ribbon, which was created by the National Autistic Society in 1963, consists of interconnecting puzzle pieces in several bright colors, including red, yellow, and blue.

The ribbon’s design is meant to represent the complexity of ASD and the diversity of people who are dealing with it on a daily basis. For many, the puzzle ribbon also represents the nature of those with the disorder, who sometimes behave mechanically and often have trouble fitting in socially. The ribbon’s main function is to call attention to ASD and encourage research that will help find treatments for the disorder.

Land Work on Split Estates

The Director of Operations and Land at Cimmaron Resources, Inc., in Denver, Colorado, Joshua Wolcott is responsible for project planning, management, field operations, and land work for large-scale oil and gas exploration companies. Under the direction of Josh Wolcott, Cimmaron Resources, Inc., offers specialized land and title work within its scope of services, including curative, abstracting, leasing, and title services.

A split estate occurs when ownership of a land’s surface area excludes the ownership of the land’s subsurface minerals. In some cases, the ownership and rights pertaining to these two separate elements become confusing, because subsurface mineral owners are not required to clarify the severance with surface landowners. A mineral deed is a document containing this information and may be found at a county clerk’s office in the relevant district.

When oil and gas production companies use minerals existing on private land surfaces, the landowners may remain unaware. Whether notification is necessary depends on the jurisdiction. Oil and gas companies often lease privately owned land for exploration, development, and transportation of minerals.

Hydrocarbons in the United States

Joshua Neale Wolcott is the director of operations at Cimmaron Resources, Inc. in Denver, Colorado. Joshua Wolcott has spearheaded many energy projects, including the drilling in the Denver-Julesburg Basin, which is known for its bounty of hydrocarbon resources.

A class of organic compound containing only hydrogen and carbon, hydrocarbons can be found in various gaseous states, including propane, methane, and ethane, as well as in natural gas, coal, petroleum, and plant material. Hydrocarbons are used in fuels and lubricants, and they help with the creation of solvents, plastics and explosives.

North America is said to have more than four times the sources of hydrocarbons found in the entire Middle East. The United States is ranked among the top three hydrocarbon producers. Russia and Saudi Arabia are among the other top producing countries. To maintain its leading status in hydrocarbons, the U.S. signed the Transboundary Hyddocarbon Agreement with Mexico in 2013 to explore oil and gas resources in the maritime border.

Joshua Wolcot – The Denver-Julesburg Basin

Joshua Wolcott serves as the director of operations for Cimarron Resources, Inc., a diversified oil-and-gas company based in Denver. For Cimarron Resources, Joshua Wolcott has managed the planning and development of drilling operations across the nation. One of the most oil-rich areas is the Denver-Julesburg Basin. There, Josh Wolcott has managed a 40,000-acre project in Weld County and a 50,000-acre project in Sioux County.

Extending from northeast Colorado to southeast Wyoming and southwest Nebraska, the Denver-Julesburg Basin is one of the country’s most important sources of oil and gas. Spread across 70,000 square miles, this region has attracted drillers for over a century. Since oil was first discovered there in 1901, more than 20,000 producing oil and gas wells have been drilled, although many are now old or abandoned.

Since 2010, with the discovery of the Niobrara shale, the Denver-Julesburg Basin has received renewed interest. In 2013, companies spent $4 billion developing the area, with an additional $1 billion going toward the creation of plants, pipelines, and rail terminals to ship the products. Another reason behind the growth of drilling in the basin is the success of horizontal drilling with multistage, artificial stimulation technology. Experts estimate that the Denver-Julesburg Basin sits on 3.8 billion barrels of oil, which will make it an important resource into the future.

Hiking Etiquette

Joshua Wolcott is the director of operations and land at Cimmaron Resources, Inc. The Denver, Colorado-based project management company focuses on oil and gas projects in the Rockies. Through Josh Wolcott’s expertise, one business grew from a 10-well operation into a 50-well company leasing thousands of acres in just over a year. In his spare time, Joshua Neale Wolcott enjoys skiing, rock climbing, biking, and hiking.

For hikers, there are a few unwritten rules that make the hike more pleasant both for hikers and for others. The following courteous practices can create a better hiking experience:

– Hike quietly by keeping voices low.
– Move off the trail to take a break.
– Do not leave trash behind, even if it is biodegradable.
– Downhill hikers should yield to uphill hikers.
– Keep pets on a leash and under control.
– Leave what you find; only photographs should be taken home.
– If hiking in a group, do not take up the entire width of the trail.
– Do not feed the wildlife, as this could disrupt the animals’ natural foraging habits.