- real westcoaster
- September 16, 2013 - 16:13
Does four weeks a year constitute a healthy industry in your eyes; what about the other eleven months of the year?
- Chris Pike
- September 16, 2013 - 12:19
Dear Reader. I have strong concerns about people making false statements about the oil industry that they know nothing about. First of all, coming from Ontario, how much have they contributed to the polluting of the St Lawrence River, secondly they have the option of selling out and moving back to where ever, thirdly do these people know the difference between oil and petroleum? Coming from an twenty five year oil background myself, I have had the opportunity to be able to work on the wells drilled in this area, and I know as a wellsite geologist that its quiet possible, some tree hugger or David Suzuki follower, could possibly have dumped some type of chemical down the surface pipes of the so mentioned well. I know for a fact that there is documented proof that as of April 30th 2011 that the surface casing on the wells at that location contained no oil that emitted aromatic hydrocarbons or any polycyclic hydrocarbons. The casing was vacated of any oil at all up to that date. What I believe they may encounter is biogenic gas, which biogenic gas is unrelated to the processes that forms oil. As a result, if a gas seep or show is bacterial in origin, then the presence of the gas says nothing about the likelihood of an effective petroleum system existing in the basin. Hydrocarbon liquid could be present in the area and naturally seeping up and around the casing bore hole, but then its presence is fortuitous: it is unrelated to the bacterial gas show. Similarly, if a gas seep bubbling from a lake bottom is found to be bacterial gas, then the presence of the seep says nothing about the presence of an underlying petroleum system. With that people need to think before they speak.
- Devil's Advocate
- September 16, 2013 - 17:10
Thanks for the great information Chris. It could have been even better without the arrogant tone, and attempted ridiculing of concerned people. They should be commended for being observant and caring.