OilFinder2 wrote:So my take is that 311.85 - 1.75 trillion barrels is more likely someone possessed by the spirit of Saparmurat Niyazov.
First of all, that basin isn't the entire nation. Second, USGS assessments are hardly gospel, as they themselves would admit to you. The Bakken assessment which came out last year, for example, showed a 25-fold
increase in the amount of technically-recoverable oil compared to their 1995 assessment. [/quote]
And you were the one who was spazzing out about Price's estimates of north of 500 bbo recoverable. That sure didn't work out the way you wanted it to.
Turkmen reserves are effectively neglible in the broader scheme of Europe+Asia in the BP Review, moving up from "n/a" in 1998 to a whopping .6 bbo in 2007/2008. Rhapsodizing about this just chews up bandwidth, you'd as well have one macro Small Fry thread covering these munchkins. This includes such Buy Nows as Italy and Romania, who have about the same P1 as the Turkmen.
Or how about just linking to RSS for Rigzone's front page, and spare yourself the exertion of all that typing, especially those goofy little >>>>>>s? Or a thread for escape velocity reserves growth assertions like this, which may prove wholly without basis in the end, have no immediate impact on flow rates which is the real issue of peak oil, may prove valuable only as base comedy in the case of Kashagan, &c.