posted on Jul, 17 2010 @ 05:56 AM
Originally posted by billyjack
AS long as ya'll continue to post comments by Matt Simmons, I will continue to point out that at best he's a banker and at worst a journalist. He
has all of the technical knowledge of a gerbil, but not enough sense to shut up. Not one thing he has stated about the blow out has been correct to
1)The well couldn't be shut in and the relief wells couldn't work because the casing was compromised-Wrong!
2)The bottomhole pressure was 70,000 to 100,00 psi-Wrong!
3)It was blowing out of the sea floor-Wrong!
I am sure most on this thread do not believe in "Peak Oil" and Matt is a big proponent of Peak Oil. I do not understand why you want to believe his
nonsense because he is spouting hysteria that is proven false and physically impossible.
If Peak Oil is "just a theory", why is BP and all the rest drilling in such desperate, far away places like the Arctic Ocean and six miles beneath
the bottom of the sea? If Abiotic Oil theory was correct, they could just start drilling in Pennsylvania again. No need to invade and occupy Iraq or
exert massive control over Central Asia and the Caspian basin if new supplies of magical oil are bubbling up from the ground.
The site The Oil Drum, which people on this thread rightly cite as authoritative regularly rebuts
Peak Oil as fact.
Unlike you, I have actually read Matt Simmons' Twilight in the Desert
about the future prospects of Saudi Arabian oil production, and it is an
extremely technical, scientific, data-driven -- and rather dry -- book. And it is convincing and alarming in the extreme.
has proven Peak Oil false or physically impossible, least of all you and your sweeping generalizations backed up with exactly zero
evidence, facts, links or citations.
I would appreciate it if you did not generalize or presume you speak for "most people on this thread" and try and tell people what they believe,
what they think. They can read those Oil Drum links or search for Peak Oil on their own and make up their own minds. They can visit the
ATS Peak Oil forum
for actual informed comments and debate about these issues, instead
of listening to one man pushing his unsupported opinions onto the entire crowd.
As to whether Simmons is right or wrong about this massively leaking seabed claim, I don't know. I do hope he's wrong - but time has usually borne
out his contentions.