Skip to comments.What If Oil and Natural Gas Are Renewable Resources? (Evidence mounting on limitless supply of oil)
Posted on 03/19/2012 6:58:46 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
President Barack Obama and his green energy confederates are determined to scare the public about a declining supply of "fossil fuels." If we accept the idea that oil is produced by the conversion of organic matter -- from plants to dinosaurs -- under extreme pressure, we must also accept the idea that there is a limited supply of oil and that we've got to do everything we can to find a replacement for fossil fuels before we run out.
The evidence is mounting that not only do we have more than a century's worth of recoverable oil in the United States alone (even if there is a limit to the earth's oil supply), but that we also actually have a limitless supply of Texas tea because oil is in fact a renewable resource that is being constantly created deep under the earth's surface and which rises upward, where microscopic organisms that thrive in the intense pressure and heat miles below us interact with and alter it.
In other words, we have an unending supply of oil, some of which is constantly migrating upward from the depths at which it is created to refill existing oil deposits, and much more of which remains far below the surface. This oil can be recovered using existing technology. Scientist Thomas Gold presents the decades-old theory of "abiotic" oil-creation, which supports these facts, in his book, The Deep Hot Biosphere. In it he explains that the idea of the "biotic" creation of "fossil fuels" -- that decaying organic matter is compressed into oil -- is incorrect. In fact, the earth is constantly producing new oil very deep below its surface, and in some cases the oil flows up to replenish existing oil fields thought to be exhausted.
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The subduction zones obviously take cubic miles of ocean floor deep into the earth. That ocean floor is composed of... carbonates from eons of marine life fallen to the bottom.
Take that DEEP into high temperature and pressure and you get OIL ! ! !!
So it's renewable, limitless, and self-cleaning. The CO2 is recycled by organisms everywhere.
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It’s about time
Fossil fuel deniers- advance!
look up “abiogenic oil”
What most people fail to realize is that oil truly is a renewable resource. The problem is that the human time scale is a little different than that of the earth and its eternal workings. A mountain range once ran across Texas to the east into Alabama and linked up with the older version of the Appalachians. I wish that they would reappear (as do most mountain ranges as the earth is easier to break and bend along pre-existing zones of weakness) so I wouldn’t have to drive to Colorado to cool off in the summer and go skiing. Unfortunately, Texas is still subsiding as is all of the Gulf Coast. I will have to wait a few more million years before the big hole to the south of us is finally filled it with sediment and we stop sinking. Mountains tend to be created at about a half-inch per year.
I’ve often thought that the sheer volume of petroleum seems a little bit unexplainable by the (relatively) small amount of time in geologic history to explain it. Only an infinitessimal amount of vegetation ends up being transformed into petroleum. So, while 600 million years may seem like a long time, the question to be answered is: “given observable processes, is it really enough?”
It doesn't matter if oil is a renewing resource. What matters is whether new oil is being created at a rate comparable to the rate at which it is being consumed. If it's being created at a rate 0.01% of the consumption rate, then the fact has little importance.
We can be pretty sure that any creation rate is much less than the current consumption rate. If oil had been being created at the current consumption rate over the last million years, the oceans would be filled with oil rather than water.
Oil is produced by subducted ocean floor containing carbonates and water. It is a closed loop. Oil isn’t produced from nothing. It is cooked up continuously as more ocean floor ingredients are subducted into the super high pressure cooker. It then is squeezed upward into the really HUGE pools we find everywhere.
Technology and western capital is what is driving the Russian oil boom, not abiogenic oil. Not to mention a price of $100 a barrel. Much of the Russian oil is heavy (a la Keystone XL pipeline oil sands in Canada) and the Russians have finally allowed western companies to help them with money and technology.
It is not squeezed upward. Because it is lighter than the salt water it is encased in, it is buoyant. It migrates, one drop at a time, in search of a trap. Most oil missed a trap and comes to the surface.
Carbon-dating is only accurate to about 15,000 years before the present, if that. It also is often not all that precise because of infiltration of other materials, and atmospheric radioactivity interference.
For more ancient radiometric dating, potassium—>argon and uranium—>lead measurements are used, which are probably quite difficult to use in dating petroleum.
Space-Ice Near-Vaccuum Nitrogen Dinosaurs.
Hey, it could happen.
Reason is, a buddy of mine in the oil fields of West Texas told me that long dry oil well suddenly had oil in them again.
Had did the oil get there?
Heck, who knows, but don't expect academics to admit anything that doesn't fit their narrative of doing away with oil and gas.
Most oil wells will not be refilled as the source rocks beneath them are already thermally overmature. But new traps are being formed today in the basins of the world, like the deltas of the major rivers. We won’t be around to see them filled. The examples that people use about old fields being “refilled” come from a few fields in the Gulf of Mexico where, because of pressure changes from the production of oil, it causes some faults to move and oil is coming up the fault plane from deeper reservoirs, say 3000’ below, not 40,000’ as some posters are claiming.
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