Date registered: Sep 2007
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Location: Atlanta, GA & Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
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Will you quit talking out of your ass? I work in the oil industry, and you can't bullshit me. Satellite, magnetic, air mapping, surface geological surveys happen all the time, all day, every day. Full seismic surveys were done from 1983 to 1985, and while that may sound like a while ago, we still routinely run surveys done in the 1940s from all over the US thru the computers, and they tell us everything we need to know about potential oil pools, and we know plenty about ANWR. The idea this is some big mystery place that dem mean ole demmiecrats won't let you know about is horseshit. The whole planet is an open book, oil wise at this point, with the exception of Antartica and Greenland, which will be ready as soon as the oil companies finish melting all the ice off. All the oil companies have been crawling all over Alaska since oil was first discovered there, never underestimate the power of human greed.
One exploratory well was drilled in ANWAR in 1985. Today, the only thing restricted are exploratory wells, which usually don't even commence until the stuff mentioned above that isn't restricted is satisfactory. There is also plenty of private land surrounding the place, and it's being drilled all the time. We estimate recoverable reserves at a low of 600 million barrels to a high of around 10 billion out of a total of around 30 billion barrels.
Well if you work in the oil industry then you know that there is a ban on exploration in ANWR. Saying anything else is an out and out lie. Please go and get some up to date information. You even allude to this fact in your post when you talk about seismic surveys being done in '83 to '85. You want readers of your crap to assume that the technology of today is no different than it was 23 years ago! What a post full of crap. The computers that you talk about are models of what geologists have found with SIMILAR surveys and then have discovered that there are more reserves once they actually start drilling the Exploratory wells which you do admit they have outlawed. The restriction plain and simple is on the exploration and EVERY estimate we have is based of of computer models from the data that was generated 23 years ago.
You work in the oil industry? Great. go down to the engineering department and ask them about the changes in seismic technology in the past 23 years. Unless your "Oil Industry" career is the night manager at Quicky mart. True you sell gas so I guess that would make you part of the industry.
Talk to me when you have been on the drilling side either onshore or offshore (where I have been working).
Who's John Galt.
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