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  • #31
    Originally posted by lonewolf
    Originally posted by SQUACKEE
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    Yes, reminds me of this question, How did all our oil get under the middle east sand?
    Well, Squack, not all of our oil is under the Middle East sands. Some of it Mother Nature hid under thousands of feet of sea water, some in artic climes, some in remote jungles. We have pretty well looked in the easy places with known or postulated probability/possibility of oil/gas production.

    I would love to explain this disproportionate concentration of oil reserves to you but I am an old man and I am concerned I might kick off half way through your junior year of geology and leave you still frustrated by the mysteries of the global distribution of oil/gas.

    Suffice it to say the answer is complex. It involves the geologic history of stratigraphic deposition, reservoir rocks adjacent to source rocks, unusually humongous reef traps and structural traps related to continental drift.
    It reminds me of an anecdote attached to the late Golda Meir.
    Moses was being praised as a great leader. Her reply - "He was so great, he lead the Israelites to the only place in the region without oil."
    "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
    by Thomas Henry Huxley

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Pego
      Originally posted by lonewolf
      Originally posted by SQUACKEE
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      Yes, reminds me of this question, How did all our oil get under the middle east sand?
      Well, Squack, not all of our oil is under the Middle East sands. Some of it Mother Nature hid under thousands of feet of sea water, some in artic climes, some in remote jungles. We have pretty well looked in the easy places with known or postulated probability/possibility of oil/gas production.

      I would love to explain this disproportionate concentration of oil reserves to you but I am an old man and I am concerned I might kick off half way through your junior year of geology and leave you still frustrated by the mysteries of the global distribution of oil/gas.

      Suffice it to say the answer is complex. It involves the geologic history of stratigraphic deposition, reservoir rocks adjacent to source rocks, unusually humongous reef traps and structural traps related to continental drift.
      It reminds me of an anecdote attached to the late Golda Meir.
      Moses was being praised as a great leader. Her reply - "He was so great, he lead the Israelites to the only place in the region without oil."
      Reminds me of a dumb blonde joke.

      A blonde brings her car to a gargage because it is running rough. Mechanic worx on it and declares it fixed. She asks, " What fixed it" The mechanic answers, "Just crap in the carburator". She asks, "How often?"
      phsstt!

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