Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Mud Volcanoes & Petroleum

THE sun was shining on the sea,
Shining with all his might;
He did his very best to make
The billows smooth and bright--
And this was odd, because it was
The middle of the night.

The moon was shining sulkily,
Because she thought the sun
Had got no business to be there
After the day was done--
"It's very rude of him," she said,
"To come and spoil the fun!"

The sea was wet as wet could be,
The sands were dry as dry.
You could not see a cloud, because
No cloud was in the sky;
No birds were flying overhead--
There were no birds to fly.

The Walrus and the Carpenter
Were walking close at hand;
They wept like anything to see
Such quantities of sand--
"If this were only cleared away,"
They said, "it would be grand!"

"If seven maids with seven mops
Swept it for half a year,
Do you suppose," the Walrus said,
"That they could get it clear?"
"I doubt it," said the Carpenter,
And shed a bitter tear.

[From: The Walrus & The Carpenter - by: Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)]

In my drawing I attempted to put into pictograph form my own understanding of what humans (corporations) are doing when they drill into the Earth's strata for oil and gas. From my research, it is clear that the drilling companies are messing around with the very substances the Earth uses to balance and maintain our physical 3D world.

If you take only the oceans as an example, the whole body and weight of the water, its movement and substantial power has to be balanced with the Earth's underground suspension system .. magma, oil, clay and gas .. acting as a cushion to vertical and horizontal movement of the continents and underwater landmass.

The way I see it, the layers of strata containing oil, mud, magma and gas allow vertical and horizontal movement therefore reducing the potential of abrasive grinding - friction - reducing the potential for earthquakes. In my opinion, release of methane gas potentially crashes strata of the earth together, perhaps for reasons we do not yet understand.

All fluids and gases have their own magnetic fields, they are conductors of electric and magnetic energies and it is those electric and magnetic forces that determine how the fluids and gases behave. The deeper the artery the more powerful the primordial force therein.

"With energy companies seeking to mine the methane hydrate deposits, another more immediate side effect can occur which is Tsunami’s. Human history has recorded such an event 7,000 years ago off the coast of Norway which sent a towering tsunami wave crashing into Scotland." #~#

The Role of Mud Volcanoes In Petroleum Systems (PDF) .. Mud volcanoes tend to be associated with petroleum deposits .. Internal forces below the earth's surface which cause mud volcanoes are believed to include the compression of clays and differences in density and thickness of sediments causing movement. #~#

A Petroleum Gas Volcano
The first evidence of the disturbance which resulted in the formation of the new island, which, by the way, has been christened "Mud Volcano Island," was the bubbling of water over Despatch Reef noted by fishermen on Tuesday, October 31st, 1911. On Friday evening of the same week (November 3rd) a decided agitation of the water was noticed in the same locality; and by Saturday morning, November 4th, the island had made its appearance. As described by Sergeant Wilkey, of the Colonial police, who visited it on Friday afternoon, the island covered about an acre in extent with a well-defined cone or crater, 20 to 50 feet high, developed near the middle. Gas with a decided sulphur odour was bubbling from the ocean bottom on the flanks of the new shore.

Shortly after Wilkey's return to shore the escaping gas caught probably through the medium of sparks generated by the striking together of stones ejected in the course of the eruption, which had now become violent. The flame from the burning gas rose to heights variously estimated at from 500 to 1,000 feet but soon died down.

Investigator Warned MMS in 2009 About Deepwater Gas Blowouts in Gulf of Mexico: "The primary cause of blowouts, spills and uncontrolled releases of gases from offshore operations is drilling into methane hydrates, or through them into free gas trapped below," the report warned the MMS. #~#

The Real World of Oil Spills Unfortunately there are places in the world where oil spills are common place and sometimes intentional they are either hidden behind politics or just ignored because the public have grown accustomed to them. With the greed of a few this will probably continue until there is no more oil to exploit. Maybe if more people in the world know more about this sort of thing then it can change for the better. #~#

Crude Confessions: Massive Saudi Spill in 1993?
The suck-and-salvage technique was developed in desperation across the Arabian Gulf following a spill of mammoth proportions — 700 million gallons — that has until now gone unreported, as Saudi Arabia is a closed society, and its oil company, Saudi Aramco, remains owned by the House of Saud. But in 1993 and into '94, with four leaking tankers and two gushing wells, the royal family had an environmental disaster nearly sixty-five times the size of Exxon Valdez on its hands, and it desperately needed a solution. #~#