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zeke wrote:I spotted this list of oil discoveries in a thread where the poster explained that "massive amounts" of oil will be coming to market over the next 10 years thanks to these new miracle discoveries...
I'm inclined to think that these "new discoveries" are simply chewed meat which has been discussed before, simply sexed up to sound like the Big Thing that Will Save Us which the cornucopians love to talk about.
Never mind that some of this miracle oil is 5 miles under the ocean and bedrock, or that some of the "discoveries" are theoretical guesses based on what we might hope to find based on something else.
Rather than taking on an unpaid part time research job debunking this stuff, I'm hoping that someone here knows of a site which has done that already, and to which these googly-eyed children can be referred for some edumacation?
Classic high-hanging fruit. Under 20,000 feet of water and rock and between 3,000 feet of spongy salt that will steal the oil. Hot and under pressure.zeke wrote:Up to 33 billion barrels offshore Brazil
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/04/1 ... 96693.html
Liquid tied up in non-porous, non-permiable rock. SAGH and THAI methods are costly to the point it may require more energy to release the petroleum then is contained in it. Bad eroei.zeke wrote:200 billion barrel field waiting in U.S.
http://www.nextenergynews.com/news1/nex ... 2.13s.html
Wednesday, 15 March 2006. Anything new? Is those 10 billion barrels OOIP, Proven, probable, or possible? Who knows?zeke wrote:10 billion barrel field discovered off Mexico
1 billion barrels==1 month consumptionzeke wrote:New 1 billion barrel field in Iran
http://www.boston.com/news/world/asia/a ... oil_field/
"14,000 barrels with seven wells under trial production." That's 7 large stripper wells in Texas.zeke wrote:New fields in the South China Sea
http://www.redorbit.com/news/business/1 ... china_sea/
See Iran.zeke wrote:One billion tons of oil in eastern Hebei province (China)
http://www.chinamining.org/Policies/200 ... d5008.html
"3,000 barrels a day of sweet crude" That's a large stripper well in Texas. Call us when you can report 100,000 bpdzeke wrote:Large oil field found in Belize
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... Id=6248500
Those 68,000 acres have been problematic for many years. Our recent interest doesn't change a thing. Why haven't the oil companies produced this resource before demanding recently even more OCS be opened?zeke wrote:68 million acres of U.S. federal lands still not drilling, but will
http://www.politickernj.com/senatormene ... ation-bill
Nothing new. 1970's technology.zeke wrote:Horizontal drilling ramping up
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