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Posted: 6/18/2009 2:46:50 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/18/2009 3:13:52 AM EST by sherrick13]
What happened to peak oil?




I'm getting really depressed. Things are boring. The SHTF scenarios turn out to be nothing.

The bee die off. No SHTF

T-bonds being liquidated––-fake. No SHTF

Global warming. No SHTF

NSA1 Flu or whatever. No SHTF

Economic collapse last Christmas. No SHTF

End of (normal marked priced) oil. No SHTF

End of internet capacity. No SHTF




I'm betting the summer 2009 economic collapse will be no SHTF either.

I want to be excited.

Link Posted: 6/18/2009 2:51:26 AM EST
I don't subscribe to the "civilization will collapse" part of peak oil theory...

But peak oilers don't claim we'll run out. They just claim demand will eventually outstrip the world's ability to expand production.

I'm not equipped to say either way if that'll happen, but I know it won't be a disaster. There's several viable energy sources we could switch to without too much disruption. When oil becomes more expensive than them, we will.
Link Posted: 6/18/2009 2:53:14 AM EST
Peak oil has never, ever, EVER, ever-ever-ever-ever-ever been about running out of oil.

In fact, a key tenant of peak oil has been the "bumpy plateau" of economic stagnation due to oil prices. The economy booms, oil spikes, the economy crashes. The economy is down, demand is down, the economy grows, oil goes back up, the economy strangles.

Well, whadda ya know?
Link Posted: 6/18/2009 2:53:14 AM EST
Exxon Set to Tap ‘Enormous’ Slochteren Field for 50 More Years


By Fred Pals

June 17 (Bloomberg) –– The Dutch Slochteren natural-gas field, the largest on mainland Europe, may be productive for at least 50 more years because it contains “enormous” resources, according to project operator Exxon Mobil Corp.

“Our expectations are that we are going to achieve a very high recovery level in that field,” Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson told reporters at a conference yesterday in Groningen province, where the deposit is located. “There is still an enormous amount of gas yet to be recovered.”

Oil and gas companies are seeking to prolong the life of existing fields as falling energy prices and tighter credit markets curb funds to exploit new reserves. Output from Slochteren, set to decline after 2025, is capped to extend the life of the field, which contains about a third of the European Union’s proven gas resources.

“That’s why you are talking about 50 years or more and a lot of it will depend on the decline curve and how rapidly you will pull it down,” Tillerson said at an event to mark the 50- year anniversary of Slochteren’s discovery. Exxon operates the field with Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Europe’s biggest oil company, through Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij.

Slochteren, which started pumping gas in 1963, yields an average of 40 billion cubic meters (1,400 billion cubic feet) a year, more than half the Netherlands’ production. The field, the largest source of the country’s wealth, has generated more than 160 billion euros ($221 billion) in revenue for the Dutch state, according to Economic Affairs Minister Maria van der Hoeven.

Tight, Shale Gas

The potential of Slochteren is “enormous” given the amount of untapped unconventional resources such as “tight” and shale gas and coal-bed methane,Stephen Holditch, head of the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, said today in an interview in Groningen.

“They’ve got coal seam right under the Groningen gas accumulation; you go a little bit shallower and there is gas shale and right above that there is oil sand, heavy oil,” Holditch said. “It’s a matter of finding them, evaluating them and trying to determine how to make money to produce this low- quality resource.”

Tight gas is gas that’s difficult to access because of the composition of the rock and sand surrounding it. Because extraction is complex, producers require sufficient financial incentive to tap it. A rebound in oil and gas prices and the slowing of production at Slochteren may lead the field’s developers to search for unconventional resources, Holditch said.

Drilling Deep

“They haven’t even started to drill very deep at Slochteren,” Cyril Widdershoven, senior business consultant at the TNO Science & Industry institute in Delft, Netherlands, said today in an interview. “There is probably much more, also in unconventional resources.”

When producers brought the field on stream, recoverable gas volumes were estimated at 2,700 billion to 2,800 billion cubic meters, of which 1,700 billion cubic meters have been pumped.

Since the oil crisis in the 1970s, the Dutch government has sought to keep the field in reserve while exploring and developing other deposits. When gas demand exceeds total supply from the other fields, Slochteren makes up the difference.

The world has the equivalent of about 320 Slochteren fields in unconventional gas resources that are technically recoverable, Texas University’s Holditch said.

Link Posted: 6/18/2009 2:54:24 AM EST
you forgot the

rice shortage and wheat shortages of 07/08
now ammo


wheres peak ammo,peak food, peak underware....peak arfcom......

oh nooeezzzzzzz


we only got what 3 left anyway till we all imploded in a big shit explosion.
Link Posted: 6/18/2009 2:58:21 AM EST
BP released its annual world oil reserves report last week. At current consumption rates the world has proven reserves large enough to last 42 years. That is without finding another drop of oil, and without improving technology to extract more of the oil in known field which is unrecoverable using current technology.

The report also pointed out that the world has 18% more proven reserrves now than it did 10 years ago.

You'll have to find your excitement elsewhere.
Link Posted: 6/18/2009 3:00:06 AM EST
Don't forget Peak Internet


Link Posted: 6/18/2009 3:11:49 AM EST


Thank you.

Link Posted: 6/18/2009 3:14:29 AM EST
Originally Posted By JonasWright:
Peak oil has never, ever, EVER, ever-ever-ever-ever-ever been about running out of oil.

In fact, a key tenant of peak oil has been the "bumpy plateau" of economic stagnation due to oil prices. The economy booms, oil spikes, the economy crashes. The economy is down, demand is down, the economy grows, oil goes back up, the economy strangles.

Well, whadda ya know?



Fixed for you nit pickers.
Link Posted: 6/18/2009 3:24:39 AM EST
Originally Posted By sherrick13:
What happened to peak oil?




I'm getting really depressed. Things are boring. The SHTF scenarios turn out to be nothing.

The bee die off. No SHTF

T-bonds being liquidated––-fake. No SHTF

Global warming. No SHTF

NSA1 Flu or whatever. No SHTF

Economic collapse last Christmas. No SHTF

End of oil. No SHTF




I'm betting the summer 2009 economic collapse will be no SHTF either.

I want to be excited.



You have a hot young wife. Just walk into the next room.

I'm thinking that while there will be more economic pain, there will be no 'collapse' or 'SHTF'. Just a slow slide.
Link Posted: 6/18/2009 3:24:58 AM EST
Originally Posted By sherrick13:
Originally Posted By JonasWright:
Peak oil has never, ever, EVER, ever-ever-ever-ever-ever been about running out of oil.

In fact, a key tenant of peak oil has been the "bumpy plateau" of economic stagnation due to oil prices. The economy booms, oil spikes, the economy crashes. The economy is down, demand is down, the economy grows, oil goes back up, the economy strangles.

Well, whadda ya know?



Fixed for you nit pickers.


what did you change?
Link Posted: 6/18/2009 3:25:52 AM EST
Originally Posted By capnrob97:
Exxon Set to Tap ‘Enormous’ Slochteren Field for 50 More Years


By Fred Pals

June 17 (Bloomberg) –– The Dutch Slochteren natural-gas field, the largest on mainland Europe, may be productive for at least 50 more years because it contains “enormous” resources, according to project operator Exxon Mobil Corp.

“Our expectations are that we are going to achieve a very high recovery level in that field,” Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson told reporters at a conference yesterday in Groningen province, where the deposit is located. “There is still an enormous amount of gas yet to be recovered.”

Oil and gas companies are seeking to prolong the life of existing fields as falling energy prices and tighter credit markets curb funds to exploit new reserves. Output from Slochteren, set to decline after 2025, is capped to extend the life of the field, which contains about a third of the European Union’s proven gas resources.

“That’s why you are talking about 50 years or more and a lot of it will depend on the decline curve and how rapidly you will pull it down,” Tillerson said at an event to mark the 50- year anniversary of Slochteren’s discovery. Exxon operates the field with Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Europe’s biggest oil company, through Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij.

Slochteren, which started pumping gas in 1963, yields an average of 40 billion cubic meters (1,400 billion cubic feet) a year, more than half the Netherlands’ production. The field, the largest source of the country’s wealth, has generated more than 160 billion euros ($221 billion) in revenue for the Dutch state, according to Economic Affairs Minister Maria van der Hoeven.

Tight, Shale Gas

The potential of Slochteren is “enormous” given the amount of untapped unconventional resources such as “tight” and shale gas and coal-bed methane,Stephen Holditch, head of the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, said today in an interview in Groningen.

“They’ve got coal seam right under the Groningen gas accumulation; you go a little bit shallower and there is gas shale and right above that there is oil sand, heavy oil,” Holditch said. “It’s a matter of finding them, evaluating them and trying to determine how to make money to produce this low- quality resource.”

Tight gas is gas that’s difficult to access because of the composition of the rock and sand surrounding it. Because extraction is complex, producers require sufficient financial incentive to tap it. A rebound in oil and gas prices and the slowing of production at Slochteren may lead the field’s developers to search for unconventional resources, Holditch said.

Drilling Deep

“They haven’t even started to drill very deep at Slochteren,” Cyril Widdershoven, senior business consultant at the TNO Science & Industry institute in Delft, Netherlands, said today in an interview. “There is probably much more, also in unconventional resources.”

When producers brought the field on stream, recoverable gas volumes were estimated at 2,700 billion to 2,800 billion cubic meters, of which 1,700 billion cubic meters have been pumped.

Since the oil crisis in the 1970s, the Dutch government has sought to keep the field in reserve while exploring and developing other deposits. When gas demand exceeds total supply from the other fields, Slochteren makes up the difference.

The world has the equivalent of about 320 Slochteren fields in unconventional gas resources that are technically recoverable, Texas University’s Holditch said.



What a horrible investment. Obama tells me the US will be running on unicorn shit and rainbows by 2012.
Link Posted: 6/18/2009 3:35:41 AM EST
Originally Posted By C-4:
Originally Posted By sherrick13:
What happened to peak oil?




I'm getting really depressed. Things are boring. The SHTF scenarios turn out to be nothing.

The bee die off. No SHTF

T-bonds being liquidated––-fake. No SHTF

Global warming. No SHTF

NSA1 Flu or whatever. No SHTF

Economic collapse last Christmas. No SHTF

End of oil. No SHTF




I'm betting the summer 2009 economic collapse will be no SHTF either.

I want to be excited.



You have a hot young wife. Just walk into the next room.

I'm thinking that while there will be more economic pain, there will be no 'collapse' or 'SHTF'. Just a slow slide.[/quote]


Hmmmm, where have I heard that before?

Link Posted: 6/18/2009 3:35:59 AM EST
Originally Posted By Popobawa:
Originally Posted By sherrick13:
Originally Posted By JonasWright:
Peak oil has never, ever, EVER, ever-ever-ever-ever-ever been about running out of oil.

In fact, a key tenant of peak oil has been the "bumpy plateau" of economic stagnation due to oil prices. The economy booms, oil spikes, the economy crashes. The economy is down, demand is down, the economy grows, oil goes back up, the economy strangles.

Well, whadda ya know?



Fixed for you nit pickers.


what did you change?



(normal market priced)
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