Sunday, June 1, 2008

To Anaconda (Since You're The Only One Reading)


I've been editing Wikipedia.. Specifically the entries for petroleum (biogenic theory) (I added Kenney link), fossil fuel (I added Lomonosov to correctly show biogenic theory is the older theory), abiogenic petroleum origin (I added Von Humboldt and links to Sadtler and Becker), and white tiger oil field (I said it's not the only field in granite).

But now I'm thinking it was a mistake. I think I want to write a book or a PhD thesis on abiogenic petroleum origin and by editing wikipedia I'm essentially popularizing my own hard work which I may eventually be compensated for (even though all credit is due to Dott, Krayushkin, and Kenney)

Anyway, I'm sure you'll notice the changes I made and links to Sadtler (1897), Becker (1909), and Kenney/Krayushkin/Plotnikova (2001).



Anaconda said...


"The road is long, with many a winding turn."

It does seem folks are reluctant to stick their toes in the water and post comments. Comments are welcome, whether "Bricks" or "Bouquets of Flowers". That's the opinion of this writer.

"Jim, this mission should you decide to accept it," is to popularize the theory. It's not easy, it's "Mission Impossible".

This tape will self-destruct in five seconds!

This writer has brought up abiotic oil theory in the course of conversations about gas prices, and eyes tend to glaze over, it goes against ingrained beliefs, everyone learned in childhood. It causes cognitive dissonance: Psychological conflict resulting from incongruous beliefs and attitudes held simultaneously.

Also, on being confronted with facts and evidence contrary to long held, firm beliefs.

If only subconsciously, a little voice says, "they wouldn't lie to me like that, and I wouldn't believe something that's not true."

In essence, it makes people uncomfortable. And as everybody knows, people don't like to be uncomfortable.

Sadly, the "fossil" theory advocates, going back years, have done a thorough job, themselves, to popularize their belief.

And, yes, this writer has cast about for ideas on how to popularize this side of the argument. Recognizing, as you do, it takes a lot of thankless work, when one is used to being compensated. And, no one likes to have their ideas appropriated by somebody else to turn a buck, even if the ideas aren't original with oneself.

After all, popularizing an idea can be just as valuble as the original idea itself, in terms of it's usefulness to the general society.

Another thing, because abiotic oil theory goes against such ingrained beliefs, one can be reluctant to "hold" oneself out to the general public as an abiotic oil believer, even if one is confidence of the science that supports the theory.

You have to have the "skin" of an armadillo; even this writer has qualms about being put up to public ridicule.

But at times of necessity, you just have to throw the dice, and see what happens.

Yes, this writer is curious to know whether my efforts are being effective. This writer notes that the count on your "complete profile" has jumped up. Also, perhaps, you have a count of hits on this website?

This writer has done some things on public access radio and television (not abiotic oil) and you never know whether you got one listener or 20. You just don't know. But you go on and hope it's entertaining and the news spreads by word of mouth, or, here, by "mouse click."

Visuals are always helpful. OilIsMastery, you've done a good job, in that regards.

This subject, abiotic oil, has provocative possibilities for visuals of all kinds.

Attracting attention is primarily a visual art.

Think about all the possible angles.

(No, I'm not suggesting naked ladies.)

If the visuals are good enough, people will watch, even if they don't necessarily believe, but if the science is good enough, to go along with the visuals (action, "movie" visuals are the best, high quality animation), cognitive dissonance will subside and openness to the idea will increase.

And, yes, if it's top-notch professional, people will pay money for entertainment that consumers will watch and hold their attention.

Secret: A successful program of this sort, is great for sponsors, because scepticism is suspended, thus people are more open to suggestion, therefore, open to sponsors messeges during breaks.

Enough for now.

Best Regards,


Zachary said...

Anaconda is not the only one reading. I read your blog everyday. I just don't post any comments.

Anaconda said...


Steve Hoffmann said...

Thanks so much for your web site. It has been an awakening.I have sent links to your site to a few of my friends, I hope they read it with an open mind, because it is hard to accept that everything you have been taught is wrong. you need to add a section for top stock picks in this arena

OilIsMastery said...

Hi guys. Thanks for reading. Love to hear feedback. I'll add a section of my top picks at the bottom...=)

OilIsMastery said...

On second thought, and since prices and valuations fluctuate, I'll post my long term favorites here instead. Probably obvious from my posts but: nov, rig, pkx are my three top picks. rig and pkx are cheap now based on forward p/e but no rush to buy them, wait for red days to buy. pkx is steel but guess what that South Korean steel gets used for? Daewoo Shipbuilding, Hyundai Heavy Industries, and Samsung Heavy Industries, if you follow me. And nov says steel price is their biggest risk. nov my top pick but I'd like to see it sell off below $80 even though it probably won't. Lot of manipulation on May 8th when Jefferies leaked material non-public information from pbr ("industry sources") and caused nov to spike up 9% on no public news.

apc, cvx, dvn, pbr are deep water leaders but have to be mindful of valuations. hal and bhi cheap compared to slb. fti and slb very expensive but good companies.

Zachary said...

Just out of curiousity I have a question. If oil is plentiful then why shouldn't the price fall alot after the current "oil crisis" disappears?

In otherwords, I want to be able to drive my big block v8 again. :)

Zachary said...

I'm currently an attorney but I am FASCINATED with oil. What does one have to do to become a petroleum geologist?

OilIsMastery said...

The current so-called "oil crisis" will probably last longer than most people think because the necessary investments to increase supply have only recently been made (recall that in January 1999 oil was $8 a barrel) and projects take time to develop. Rigs have a three year wait list etc.

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