posted on Mar, 14 2013 @ 09:40 AM
reply to post by LemaEcho
I work in the oil industry, for one of the largest companies in the world. The figures presented in the OP are indeed impressive, but trust me, they
will find a way to get to more than just 4% of that oil. The directional drilling capabilities here in the US for onshore operations has come a long
way when dealing with shale in recent years. The rediscovery and exploration of the Marsellus Shale in the northeastern United States has given oil &
gas companies a lot of valuable information. One last note that you can take to the bank, in my experience whatever figures are released publicly by
an oil company are usually understating the actual numbers. This is not to lie to the public but more to keep competing companies from knowing the
real extent of the find.
Originally I edited because I'm on my phone and the post looked horrible, but while I have the chance I'll chime in on the "America will invade" talk.
While I seriously doubt that America will invade Austrailia militarily I don't doubt that American Corporations will not "invade". I realize that many
US companies are already there, but it will bring in even more. Most people don't know that many of the major companies that everyone knows of doesn't
actually drill often onshore. Companies like Shell, Chevron, Texaco and BP use a very high percentage of their resources for offshore exploration.
This leaves many smaller oil & gas companies to do the exploration and drilling on land. The companies that Austrailian will begin to see, or see more
of if they aren't already there are the "service" companies like Halliburton and Schlumberger that provide specialized oil & gas services to the
actual oil companies. These service companies are the ones that will start to set up divisional "shops" in the cities closest to the actual finds.
They will bring in knowledgeable oilfield workers from American, Norway, and usually Scotland or Britain to do the work and train locals in the most
menial jobs, until a real workforce can be trained up to do the more complicated jobs. This is usually how things unfold, and probably what will
happen in the place of any military invasion.
edit on 14-3-2013 by Teikeon because: (no reason given)