Saturday, May 17, 2008

Crude Oil Found In Basement (Bedrock) Again

Hat tip: Anaconda

Exploration discoveries

Asia. Calvalley Petroleum discovered oil in granitic basement while drilling its Qarn Qaymah-2 exploration/appraisal well in Yemen’s onshore Block 9. Appraisal objectives for the previously drilled Qarn Qaymah-1 were accomplished as shows of mostly natural gas were found in the basal Kohlan sandstone, above basement. The well drilled 2,451 ft into basement, where strong oil shows and high pressures were encountered in fracture zones. The well was drilled to a TD of 13,042 ft.
Calvalley Petroleum - 2008 First Quarter Results

Average daily production from the Block 9 for the three months ended March 31, 2008 was 4,602 gross barrels per day (Calvalley working interest 2,301 bopd), down from the previous quarter’s average of 5,218 bopd (2,609 bopd net) and 5,404 bopd (2,702 bopd net) for the first quarter of 2007. The reduction was due to pressure testing and maintenance activities and reservoir modeling at Hiswah that periodically took several wells off of production during the quarter.

A deep exploration well in the Qarn Qaymah region encountered hydrocarbons in the Kohlan sands and in the fractured granite basement. The Company is currently in the process of production testing the well.
Anaconda writes, "How many times does oil have to get discovered in bedrock before oil geologists accept that oil is abiotic?"


Anaconda said...

Thank you, OilIsMastery.


When the record is reviewed, the examples of deep oil and oil in bedrock keep piling up. True, this is a small find, and a small operator, but the science is important, and something else: This operator, Calvalley Petroleum, is using abiotic principles in exploring for oil.

A company doesn't drill nearly 2500 feet into basement -- which "fossil" theory clearly states is a waste of time and money, unless they are rejecting "fossil" principles and instead having abiotic oil principles "give the final word to the borehole."

"Roughnecks" see another abiotic "wildcat" oil well successfully brought in.

The report states, "Strong oil shows and high pressures were encountered in fracture zones."

Fracture zones, whether on a large scale or on a smaller scale, like this discovery surrender crude oil.

The scale may change, but the principle does not.

Anaconda said...


Please see post, The Lies of Colin Campbell, Comment #2, Tectonic Plates and Deep Denial, 3/30/08.

Yemen is located on the Arabian Peninsula. From the Calvalley oil play in bedrock, with its finding of strong oil pressure in fracture zones; to Ghawar, the largest oil field in the world, in Saudi Arabia, proper, one can cross the entire spectrum of scale for illustrations of fracture zones in oil geology.

Ghawar sits above "periodically reactivated" fracture zones.

Make no mistake Ghawar raises quetions: 19 square miles of oil have been pumped, think of it this way: Commercial jets fly at around 33,000 feet, this oil cube would be three times higher, approximately 100,000 feet high.

Where did all that oil come from? Many scientists question whether it would be possible for crude oil derived from organic detritus to build up to such a massive amount, when it's recalled that according to "fossil" theory only about 1% of detritus would turn into oil.

There are more questions in regards to "fossil" theory than there are answers: "Fossil" theory is shaky at best.

But if you consider abiotic oil, then everything becomes easy to understand.