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Originally posted by V1g0r0u5
I have often wondered if the official version of how oil is formed (from dead animals and plant matter) is true. There are a number of arguments which prop up the "Abiotic Oil" argument which says all is formed naturally deep within the earths mantle.
Oil has been found at great depths beneath impermeable granite, for instance. There could be no way that granite was formed atop an ancient forest, so the oil had to come from some other process.
Here is one link with a bit of info... Abiotic Oil
I read somewhere that some offshore wells that became empty through drilling and abandoned have been replenished to before drilling pressures naturally.
This theory of Abiotic Oil, combined with the fact that this is apparently the largest or second largest oil deposit ever found, makes for a very grim and gloomy scenario.
What if it never lets up? There is apparently 10,000 times more natural gas than oil in this deposit.
Imagine if this escaping gas were to ignite the growing oil slick, and the leak gets bigger and bigger, and the oil pumps out faster and faster. According to the Paul Noel
source there are some signs of the rock formation collapsing around the well.
This is one BIG serious mess!
Originally posted by muzzleflash
This thread covers a super important issue.
The more I think about this, the worse I feel about it.
It truly is shaping up to be one of, if not the worst, disaster of it's kind.
Do they have any theories on how to "plug the hole" so to speak? I'd love to know their plan for stopping the leak.
Starred and flagged because it's super important other people read the research you have conducted.
Very good work Loam.
Originally posted by skeptic_al
reply to post by loam
Even at 25,000 barrels a day, that's ONLY 1.5 Olympic sized swimming
pools a day. That just doesn't seem a lot to me for a well that totally open ended.
A Broken Fire Hydrant can fill a Olympic Sized Pool in 11 Hours.
It just seem right that a Broken Hydrant woull fill nealy 2.5 Pools in 24 Hours.
And if you use the Figures from the Oil Company it's a couple of Backyard Pools.
I reckon, It's a case of Liar Liar Pant on Fire !!
The FINA specifications for an Olympic-size pool are as follows:
Length 50 m (164 ft)
Width 25 m (82 ft)
Number of lanes 8+2
Lane width 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in)
Water temperature 25–28 °C (77–82 °F)
Light intensity > 1500 lux (> 140 foot-candles)
Depth 2.0 m (6 ft 7 in) minimum
Volume 2,500 m3 (88,000 cu ft) or
2,500,000 L (550,000 imp gal; 660,000 US gal)
minimum, depending on depth