RE: [hreg] Re: From scarcity, good news
- I heard a blurb on NPR, I believe it was, some time ago, where a
consultant was talking about the work he's doing with the Russians to
successfully find new oil using these concepts.
There was also a blurb in Chemical and Engineering News awhile back in
which at least the possibility of such a process was suggested by
laboratory work using carbonates and high pressure.
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> -----Original Message-----of
> From: mark r. johnson [mailto:mrj53@...]
> Sent: Saturday, July 05, 2003 8:27 PM
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> Subject: [hreg] Re: From scarcity, good news
> --- In email@example.com, Paul Archer <tigger@i...> wrote:
> > I'm curious about your take on the concept of a non-biogenic origin
> > hydrocarbons, ie. the idea that hydrocarbons originated from deephttp://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
> within the
> > earth, not from masses of biological sediment?
> Paul, I have heard about some theories of non-biological hydrocarbon
> sources, and I would love to hear some persuasive evidence in favor of
> them. But at present my best estimate is this is a major folly.
> Perpetually we hear of various novel theories which would prove
> revolutionary if true. I regard that as a recurring human weirdness.
> While I intend to remain open-minded, I think it's perfectly OK to be
> insistent that we see some persuasive evidence, and as far as I know
> the great majority of evidence tells us our oil and gas is of
> biological origin.
> Much as I'd like to believe there are vast non-conventional sources, I
> have to conclude that the conventional petroleum geologists basically
> have their theories right.
> Hope this helps -- C44
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