[p2p-research] Where Does The Oil Come From?

Michel Bauwens michelsub2004 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 3 08:36:46 CET 2009

that's really great news for climate change ...

On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 8:05 PM, Ryan <rlanham1963 at gmail.com> wrote:

> What the anti-peak oil people are saying....
>  Sent to you by Ryan via Google Reader:
>  Where Does The Oil Come From?<http://powerandcontrol.blogspot.com/2009/10/where-does-oil-come-from.html>
> via Power and Control <http://powerandcontrol.blogspot.com/> by M. Simon
> on 10/29/09
> There is some relatively new sciece out about the origins of oil<http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/09/090910084259.htm#at>and natural gas.
> *ScienceDaily (Sep. 12, 2009) — Researchers at the Royal Institute of
> Technology (KTH) in Stockholm have managed to prove that fossils from
> animals and plants are not necessary for crude oil and natural gas to be
> generated. The findings are revolutionary since this means, on the one hand,
> that it will be much easier to find these sources of energy and, on the
> other hand, that they can be found all over the globe.
> “Using our research we can even say where oil could be found in Sweden,”
> says Vladimir Kutcherov, a professor at the Division of Energy Technology at
> KTH.
> Together with two research colleagues, Vladimir Kutcherov has simulated the
> process involving pressure and heat that occurs naturally in the inner
> layers of the earth, the process that generates hydrocarbon, the primary
> component in oil and natural gas.
> According to Vladimir Kutcherov, the findings are a clear indication that
> the oil supply is not about to end, which researchers and experts in the
> field have long feared.
> He adds that there is no way that fossil oil, with the help of gravity or
> other forces, could have seeped down to a depth of 10.5 kilometers in the
> state of Texas, for example, which is rich in oil deposits. As Vladimir
> Kutcherov sees it, this is further proof, alongside his own research
> findings, of the genesis of these energy sources – that they can be created
> in other ways than via fossils.*
> Well isn't that interesting. So called fossil fuels may not be from fossils
> after all.
> That would tend to confirm the work of Thomas Gold and Freeman Dyson:
> The Deep Hot Biosphere : The Myth of Fossil Fuels<http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0387952535?ie=UTF8&tag=poweandcont-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0387952535>
> What other findings do we have that might add further confirmation? There
> is some other work done in Sweden<http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/archive.cgi?read=42117>.
> *When Gold proposed this theory in the early 1980s, few scientists took
> him seriously. However, he did persuade the Swedish State Power Board to
> drill into a slab of granite fractured by an ancient meteor impact. Since
> oil is supposed to be found only in sedimentary rocks, it was a good test of
> Gold's theory. If gas is coming up from deep in the Earth, it might be
> expected to accumulate beneath the dense granite cap, and migrate slowly up
> through any fissures, perhaps turning into oil or tar. In the event, the
> prospectors did strike oil - about 12 tons of it. This was not enough to
> make the well commercially successful, but it did confirm that Gold was on
> to something.
> It was not the Swedish oil that proved the most significant discovery
> though. Mixed in with the sludge at the bottom of the well, at a depth of
> over 6 km, was a large quantity of magnetite - a reduced form of iron oxide
> often associated with bacterial activity. After further investigation, Gold
> announced to the world that life exists not only on the surface of our
> planet but, in microbial form, deep inside the crust too.*
> Ah but that is not all.
> There seem to be more than a few oil wells in the world that refuse to run
> dry <http://hubpages.com/hub/Peak-Oil-or-Nonsense>.
> *Mystery in the Gulf
> In 1973 oil was discovered in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 80 miles
> south of Louisiana known as Eugene Island 330. Producing 15,000 barrels per
> day, it was thought the well had seen better days when in 1989 its output
> dropped to 4,000 barrels per day. In 1990 the production of the well
> increased to about 13,000 barrels daily and has held steady. Although its
> output has slightly dropped it still refuses to run dry.
> Want a Refill - Is That Possible?
> Scientist working at the site discovered two important changes in the oil
> properties. Its age was was more recent than in previous years and its
> temperature was hotter. Using 3-D seismic technology scientist found a deep
> fault at the bottom of the well. What they saw startled, intrigued, and
> forced them to rethink the origins of oil. What they clearly saw was a deep
> fault gushing oil and refilling the well. There was no debate about it.
> Mystery in the Mideast and Elsewhere
> It's been said that the Mideast oil was a finite resource and could last 40
> or 50 years at best. Yet over the past 25 years, reserves have more than
> doubled. With no new wells geologist have been hard pressed to explain why
> and it appears there is no end in sight. These fields have been methodically
> exploited since the first gusher was discovered. Today, OPEC is pumping over
> 30 million barrels of oil per day.
> Cook Island in the Gulf of Mexico and oil fields in Uzbekistan are other
> examples of wells that refuse to dry out. Many wells around the world are
> refilling.*
> Peak oil? I dunno. Maybe not.
> And then there is the biology of the Gulf of Mexico<http://goldismoney.info/forums/showthread.php?t=20160>.
> We hear a lot about killer oil spills. But what if oil is life? Here is an
> article about all the oil seeping out of the gulf of Mexico.
> *The discovery of abundant life where scientists expected a deserted
> seafloor also suggested that the seeps are a long-duration phenomenon.
> Indeed, the clams are thought to be about 100 years old, and the tube worms
> may live as long as 600 years, or more, Kennicutt said.
> The surprises kept pouring in as the researchers explored further and in
> more detail using research submarines. In some areas, the
> methane-metabolizing organisms even build up structures that resemble coral
> reefs.
> It has long been known by geologists and oil industry workers that seeps
> exist. In Southern California, for example, there are seeps near Santa
> Barbara, at a geologic feature called Coal Oil Point. And, Roberts said,
> it´s clear that "the Gulf of Mexico leaks like a sieve. You can´t take a
> submarine dive without running into an oil or gas seep. And on a calm day,
> you can´t take a boat ride without seeing gigantic oil slicks" on the sea
> surface.
> Roberts added that natural seepage in places like the Gulf of Mexico "far
> exceeds anything that gets spilled" by oil tankers and other sources.
> "The results of this have been a big surprise for me," said Whelan. "I
> never would have expected that the gas is moving up so quickly and what a
> huge effect it has on the whole system."
> Although the oil industry hasn´t shown great enthusiasm for the idea --
> arguing that the upward migration is too slow and too uncommon to do much
> good -- the search for new oil and gas supplies already has been affected,
> Whelan and Kennicutt said. Now, companies scan the sea surface for signs of
> oil slicks that might point to new deposits.*
> Well what do you know. Look for an oil slick, find oil.
> If you do some searching around on your favorite search engine you can find
> lots more of this stuff. Which made me think of the Firesign Theater Album: Everything
> You Know Is Wrong.<http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00006BNDP?ie=UTF8&tag=poweandcont-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00006BNDP>
> Peak oil? Probably more like peak hysteria. Well it used to sell
> newspapers. Today? Not so much <http://www.newspaperdeathwatch.com/>.
> Cross Posted at Classical Values <http://www.classicalvalues.com/>
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