Skip to comments.New drilling method opens vast oil fields in US
Posted on 02/10/2011 11:22:08 AM PST by Weird Tolkienish Figure
A new drilling technique is opening up vast fields of previously out-of-reach oil in the western United States, helping reverse a two-decade decline in domestic production of crude.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...
Nice timing after yesterdays announcement that Saudi Arabia has about 40% less reserves than people thought they did.
We tend to forget an old adage:
“Necessity is the mother of invention.”
There’s another aspect; a lot can be done if the price is right.
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How long before the EPA makes it illegal?
And because it helps the US domestic energy business and involves fracking, we can be reasonably well assured that Obama, his EPA and Interior Department will all move to try to make darn sure that this never comes to pass. It’s not “green energy”, like unicorn breath and similar Obama-approved forms.
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Brother Barry and his EPA Circus will find some way to stop this.
They will wait until a large amount of capital is sunk first.
How long will it take for the Environmental Whackos to try and shut this down?
It’s not new...and NY and Penn have already said...don’t even think about it...
“hydraulic fracturing has been used for over 60 years in more than one million wells.” (from Wikipedia)
I guess if the reporter has never heard of something before, it must be ‘new’.
It uses hydraulic fracturing of formations; the econuts are already spreading lies about it, and have for several years.
There were several “concern trolls” on FreeRepublic, even spreading pseudo science crap.
And.... Capitalism works every time it’s tried.
It’s new, in that it’s much more adavanced and uses some sort of propant.
This same procedure has opened up gas fields in Israel. There is a Freeper who is actively involved, but I do not recall which one.
“We tend to forget an old adage:
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Was that ever true when Hitler during WWII made coal into gasoline for his Panzers as access to oil was blocked and South Africa during Apartheid did the same as no one wished to sell them oil.
Yep, those were necessary times to them.
It is not a recent method, fracking has been around for decades. This is just the global-warming types doing anything they can to try and block the development of this resource.
True, but that’s based on the type of extraction being used in Saudi Arabia now. What if Saudi Arabia starts to use the type of extraction mentioned in the article and/or uses pressurized gas/liquid detergent injection into wells? That could increase the Saudi reserves by 50% or more!
I guess if the reporter has never heard of something before, it must be new.
Above post made by someone that has no knowlege of oil recovery processes and thinks he is an expert because he read wikipedis ....
If it has been around for decades, why are they suddenly being able to increase production?????
Perhaps there is more to the technology than you are aware of????? Perhaps????
We also need to build REFINERIES! No new ones have been built for at least a generation.
It is being coupled with directional drilling, which allows the well bore to go horizontally through the formation, which significantly increases the amount of the formation that can be fractured, thereby making the well viable.
Perhaps there is more to the technology than you are aware of????? Perhaps????
You ought to spend more time reading FR and less watching Gasland.
Dude, if you are here to spout the typical anti-fracking propaganda, realize that we do have actual experts on this subject here on FR - folks who work in the industry instead of in DC enviro think tanks. Anti-fracking trolls don't fare well here as a result. I believe the proper technical phrase is that they get their a**es handed to them.
The individual states need to push back on the EPA. If states would quit taking candy from the federal government they could tell the feds to go take a hike. Especially if it’s unconstitutional.
Thanks for the support Dirtboy, first became aware of fracking over 30 years ago in NW Penna. SW New York.
Wellsville, Oil City, Warren area.
Thirty years ago, I was studying in Oklahoma to become a petroleum geologist, and fracking was well-established back then. The anti-fracking folks just play on their typical hype and fear while obscuring their underlying agenda - their hatred of the American lifestyle.
I have no faith in anyone who sees the need for 5 question marks after all his sentences.
Defund the EPA!
It’s time businesses and corporations tell the epa to take a flying leap and do what’s best for Americans and America and not what keeps the epa in business. Get rid of the elected in dc who are doing the epa’s bidding.
It’s time for Americans to overload our elected with OUR wishes instead of the elected kneeling before the Mess-I-UGH and his minions to destroy our entrepreneurs.
Wow! Sounds like the Gold Rush where the piece is describing the workers’ camps.
The title is incorrect, it should say
New drilling method would open vast oil fields in US,
if energy policy allowed.
Actually, it’s time for the STATES to tell the EPA to take a flying leap,
and welcome any and all businesses within their borders.
Now is the time to get CNG cars and trucks built and to the market.. We need more than just the CNG powered Honda Civic.
Fill up at your home with no gas tax.
It is the cause de jour among the tight spinchtered females who are convinced their lives will be meaningless unless they make a difference.
Stream monitoring is old and fracking is something new to get upset about. The possibility for endless emails and texts is positively overwhelming. Self esteem growth is possible beyond measure
Why are we allowing foreigners to move in on this and make money and acquire (steal in the case of the ChiComs) our drilling technology?|
Where is the pride?
Americans don't have much these days so why should we expect immigrants to look at America as more than a country of convenience. A place to make a score
If it were up to me only American companies would be in this game. eff globalism
When a country like Nigeria invites foreign oil companies in this is understandable. Because they don't have the oil exploration and engineering abilities that Europeans and American companies do.
"Environmentalists fear ..."
I started working in the oil industry nearly 60 years ago, and we were fracturing then.
I get the impression that the gummit has just discovered that tight wells get fractured.
Are you thinking of Smokin Joe?
Roll the calendar ahead 2 years from today and we have a true conservative in the white house and the dismantling of the EPA, Interior and the Engery Departments has started.
The question is what will be the price of a barrel of oil.
The gulf and Alaska start to flow.....
(From my lips to God’s ears)
YEP. We are paying their saleries to tell us what we can and cannot have. Seems strange to me. I paid salaries to employees to do MY bidding, not theirs. The epa is our employees, not our dictators, as they are want to believe.
I’ve printed this before. I read an article some years ago whereby an EPA employee stated they (epa) wanted the same fearsome authority of fear as did the IRS over American citizens. Now, I do believe the epa has a lot of our elected in dc to do their bidding, by making laws that do no good for the American economy.
Much of how well it works depends on the type of rock formations you are trying to do it in. I know it works in some places here, but I don't know if that is true there or not. Seems that if it was then they would be all over it.
Maybe. He’s a Jewish poster, if that helps.
Thanks for the compliment.......
Smokin Joe is in the Williston Basin with me.......
Just got word that Smokin’Joe is out drilling in the Williston Basin right now.
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