Skip to comments.What's a "GIANT OIL FIELD?" (ask your Congressional Representative, AND your US Senator)
Posted on 07/17/2008 5:15:06 PM PDT by Henry Hillhouse
Whats a Giant Oil Field? Given the current price of gasoline (and other forms of energy), a few definitions are in order:
Giant Oil Field - Definition A (from Wikipedia) [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_oil_and_gas_fields ]: The world's 932 giant oil and gas fields are considered those with 500 million barrels of ultimately recoverable oil or gas equivalent.
Giant Oil Field - Definition B (based on personal experience with American environmentalists): But, dude, a half billion barrels is such a drop in the bucket! OK so why should I recycle aluminum cans, or install compact fluorescent lights? Those would just be a few drops in the bucket, too only smaller, by a factor of a million or better! Man, that is so different! In what way? A half billion barrels of oil could contribute a h@ll of a lot more to human society than any number of aluminum cans I could recycle, or any number of fluorescent bulbs I could install. Dude, you are, like, so hostile! Man, I hope the FBI locks you up!
Giant Oil Field - Definition C (based on professional experience): An oil field, located on public lands, owned by the people of the States, territories, and the District of Columbia, discovered decades ago, that is placed off limits for oil & gas exploration & production, by the D@mocrat party (at the federal, State, & local level), because such action benefits their party, and not the country..
With regard to all of these definitions, I suggest you attend:
ENERGY RESOURCE ESTIMATION 101
1) DETERMINE THE AREAL EXTENT OF THE FIELD - Check the federal governments own map at:
Pick the biggest blob you see (that would probably be B Field, field #3). I would also suggest that you add on Unnamed 0435 Field, field #5: its not really a separate field, its just a separate reservoir in the same field, apparently separated from the rest of B Field only by a fault plane if you doubt me, please check the rest of the map for any fields separated only by a fault plane. This federal agency does that nowhere except B Field where they may be attempting to reduce the reported reserves on a per field basis.
Or, of course, it could just be a paperwork error on the part of the feds...
OK, lets guess-timate: the blob shown on the federal map is about 23 miles long (GOD! What a monster!) by about 3 miles wide, on average. Lets knock it down by 50%, because were conservative:
23 x 1.5 = ~34.5 square miles
Because there are 640 acres per square mile, that equals ~22,080 acres.
2) DETERMINE THE THICKNESS OF THE PRODUCTIVE INTERVAL - Theres a lot of info here (also courtesey of the federal government):
The Monterey Formation (Why Monterey? Other fields in the vicinity reportedly have resources &/or reserves in the Monterey, so lets assume that close-ology is better than geology) thicknesses in the POCS run from several hundred feet to several thousand feet. Lets go with 1000 feet as a nice round number. Now, because were conservative (& because the Monterey reportedly has sweet spots when it comes to production), lets knock that down by half, to 500 feet of productive thickness. So far, so good.
3) DETERMINE BARRELS OF OIL RECOVERED PER ACRE FOOT OF RESERVOIR - I did a search on Yahoo (Google is owned & run by a bunch of lefties, so I never, ever use them), and the lowest productivity number I turned up for the Monterey was 50 barrels per acre foot, so lets use that (once again, were conservative).
4) LETS DO SOME MATH - 22,080 acres (area) X 500 feet (thickness) x 50 barrels of oil per acre foot (productivity) =
552 MILLION BARRELS OF OIL
Lets go back to definition A, courtesy of Wikipedia: A GIANT OIL FIELD IS ONE WITH 500 MILLION BARRELS OF RECOVERABLE OIL.
Bottom line: we have had at least one giant oil field, sitting undeveloped, off the coast of California, for decades, courtesy of the D@mocrat party.
In light of the above, I suggest that you ask your Congress person a few simple questions:
A) How many giant oil fields have been discovered in this country in the last 30 years? The answer will be, not very many.
B) Why are we NOT producing giant oil fields that were discovered on public lands, decades ago? Your Congress person has access to MMS reserves estimates, including those for B Field and Unnamed 0435 Field, which are in fact a single field. Why are we not producing oil from this giant oil field," that was discovered decades ago, even though we're being forced to pay over $4 per gallon for gasoline (thanks to our own environmental wacko politicians)?
C) If we wouldn't allow the politicians in Wyoming to close Yellowstone National Park, why are YOU allowing the poiticians in California to prevent production from previously discovered giant oil fields off the California coast line?
Thats the bottom line: you own that giant oil field (and others like it) its on public lands, property of the people of these 50 States (plus our territories & DC). Why wont the D@mocrats allow the oil that YOU own, that was discovered on federal lands decades ago, to be produced?
AL SHARPTON'S HAIR!
Ever since Ronald Reagan handed them their asses, they've been doing all they can to wreck the economy so they can get their power back.
What's bad for you and me is good for the democrats.
What’s a “Giant Car Wash”? Ask Sheryl “One Sheet of TP” Crow.
If so, then let’s hope (for his sake) that he has a retainer with Red Adair.
That appears to be their approach to things.
>> Excellent << bump
More oil off-limits courtesy of the Democrats bump...
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