posted on Mar, 14 2013 @ 06:36 PM
Okay, apparently no one is taking what I'm saying seriously. So I will reiterate one last time all the points I've tried to make thus far.
1. Oil and gas exploration around the world does not automatically mean America will invade that country. There are plenty of countries that find O&G
all the time and the U.S. doesn't give them a second thought. The O&G companies themselves might show interest as long as it already fits into their
yearly fiscal plans and their logistical infrastructure. Typically the largest offshore oil producers show little to no interest in finds on land.
They have far too much time and money invested in going deeper and deeper offshore. It really is a pissing contest between these companies to see who
can find the biggest, deepest and furthest out offshore claims. Most of the companies that survey and explore on land are much smaller companies, some
are even still considered mom & pop in relative terms when compared to the major O&G players in deep water.
2. Oil companies themselves do not hoard oil and gas, and they do not typically sit on claims any longer than they have to. There is no money to be
made by a corporation by simply finding the stuff, it has to be extracted and refined into useable product before a profit is seen (directly by the
oil companies themselves). Governments who buy crude stockpile and set up reserves. Though the oil companies and the government are often "in bed
together", do not confuse their agendas, which are separate. Oil companies want to turn profits, plain and simple, and they don't take orders from
the government even if they were told to hold back for any reason. For the U.S. government or any other to stockpile it is forced to first purchase
the oil from the companies and then put it in reserves itself.
3. I admit I know much less about government agendas than I do about oil agendas, but logically I couldn't see the U.S. invading any country which
will willingly sell its oil & gas. The opposite is true. The government is much more likely to give incentives to Australia for their cooperation with
American based oil companies. And like I said before, there is a huge difference between companies like Chevron, Exxon, BP and Shell, and companies
like Halliburton, Schlumberger and Tesco. The actual oil companies that I listed above are much more interested in their current investments offshore,
all over the world, at least at this point in time. It is much easier for them to allow the smaller land-based companies to do most of the work in
exploration and setting up the claims and then just buying them out once all the labor is preformed and the profits roll in. This happens quite
4. Don't confuse oil companies and service companies. Halliburton DOES NOT produce oil, they have no claims, they could care less about the price of
gas or a barrel of crude. There are three major types of companies in the O&G industry (aside from transportation and support). These are the oil
companies themselves, the drilling companies, and the services companies. When you walk on a rig there are reps from all three types of companies
there. The oil company only maintains a handful of people on any given sight as their rep, this is called the company man, and occasionally they also
have petroleum engineers on site if it is required. Then there is the drilling companies; Transocean, Diamond, Noble (to name a few offshore
drillers), actually own and operate the drilling rig and all its mechanisms. These guys put holes in the ground, that's it. Service companies do
everything under the sun that falls in between exploration, production and drilling. From drilling mud and cementing to wireline and coil tubing,
service companies offer what their name implies, various services. Companies like Halliburton have literally hundreds of separate divisions that all
do different, specialized tasks associated with drilling and production. These are the companies that Australia is most likely to not only encounter
en mass, but also become employed by.
There are many subjects I'm not so knowledgeable about, but on this topic I know more than the average person. I hope that I cleared up any
misconceptions anyone might have about how things work from the oil companies perspective. They really only care about the money, for them the only
agenda is making money, not going to war or stockpiling, that is the governments agenda.