Monday, May 3, 2010

Is Deepwater a Planet Killer?

What has man wrought?

You have to admit the irony is rich. Manboons bitching about the scarcity of oil manage to punch through into the abiotic sphere and hit the mother of all gushers that will never die.

Unfortunately, they can't put a cap on it.

You just know God has a sense of humor. Is it possible mankind was made for his amusement? I can see that.


Anonymous said...

The media has incorrectly called this an oil spill. It's not. It's an oil gusher.

I heard estimates that 5000-25000 (depending on who you ask) barrels of oil are gushing into the ocean. The most impressive oil gusher occurred in Lakeview California 1910 where it started gushing 19,000 barrels a day, peaking to 90,000 barrels a day. This went on for 18 months before they brought it under control.

I read somewhere that the pipe that is put in place right now is deteriorating because of sand. If it deteriorates completely, we can see this gusher dramatically increasing it's flow rate.

There is probably more oil the deeper you go, and the deeper you go, the more money it costs to extract it. I think that in spite of what the media and politicians are saying, the usual safeguards were followed but that these safeguards were not good enough for the unprecedented drilling depth that was attempted.

I'm "abiotic oil agnostic" -- regardless of whether oil is formed by hydrocarbons or there is a sea of oil underneath the mantle of the Earth, it is much easier to grab oil that is closer to sea level than it is to drill deeper and deeper. Humans have tapped out the low hanging fruit of easy oil.

Anonymous said...

It's actually quite ironic that this oil has the propensity to destroy our civilization, if it cannot be contained. This is because the oil will serve as a foundation from which life will flourish in the oceans. Unfortunately for humans, this process can take quite a long time....much longer than we will have to survive it. A new Heaven and a new Earth indeed.

Andrew said...

Revelation 8:8-9
And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;

And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.

Have we reached this point Mark? I'll admit the olde worlde style of language is somewhat lost on me and the statements are open to interpretation.

Going off the pictures - the drilling certainly looks like it's caused an explosion of volcanic magnitude.

The effect on sea life is straightforward as is the blood.

Shipping could be destroyed figuratively (ie bankruptcy/inoperative) as opposed to be destroyed literally.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully, it will just be a Kwanstain killer