Sorry, you haven’t had your easy win yet, for that you have to learn a bit more about the real world and a few facts about the oil & Gas Industry:
[quote=“cchick001, post:27, topic:45586, full:true”]
Well, I guess that the oil crisis is only happening to the good people of Norway! As for the 200,000+ that have been laid off as a result in the US? A lot have headed West to work for those dumb rednecks that managed to make shale oil cost effective at these prices and thus, continuing our push for energy independence. [/quote]
True, a lot of American is hurting because the oil price is low, but even more is rejoicing. Both in Norway and USA it is a small percentage of the population that is hurting but you apply the relative number to the total population I think you will find more happy Americans. The Norwegians that is affected doesn’t suffer any real hardship anyhow, given the generous unemployment benefits supplied by the welfare state.
You may think that the technology used to do horizontal drilling and fracking is something invented by rednecks in the last decades or so? Well, you are wrong again.
Fracking is an old “art” that has been used both onshore and offshore least since I got in, some 45 years ago.
Feasibility of Horizontal Drilling within a narrow oil or gas bearing strata was first proven by Norsk Hydro in the Troll Field in 1989/90. The first year they drilled in a layer that was only 5 m. wide between the water below and the gas above. If the drill bit had entered either, the project would have been a failure. They were never more than a meter from the planned trajectory, which was only 1.5 m. above oil/water interface.
The next year the test drilling was done in an even narrower strata and the horizontal section was extended to 8000 m. (Figures from memory)
How do I know this? Because I was Relief Marine Superintendent at Norsk Hydro during the summer holidays both years and sat in on the morning meetings. The first report pulled out every day was for the rig that was drilling those wells.
This made it possible to produce the thin oil layers in the Troll Field, which had until then been regarded as a very large gas field, with some annoying associated oil. (BTW; Troll Oil is still in production)
[quote] And also a lot are working in solar power energy. Another resource you can’t really use there in Norway, since you only get a couple days of sunlight a year anyway. [/quote]
Wrong again!! (You’r making a habit of this?)
Solar energy is feasible in Norway since the hours of daylight and night is the same anywhere, only that in Norway it comes in lumps.
Besides, a Norwegian company is among the leading producers of Solar panels, with operations in several countries, incl. USA.
Another Norwegian company specializes in setting up and managing large Solar Parks in places were the length of day and night is more even, like in the Sahara dessert and others.
[quote] We’ll continue to sell you overpriced fighter planes, as long as you continue to need/buy them.[/quote]
Not sure there will be another time.
[quote] As for NATO, while I’m sure you think that may have been the case when it was formed, it certainly isn’t now. Again, you are welcome. [/quote]
Me no understand???
What is “I think” that is wrong? What is NATO’s role now that I miss?? And what the h*ll am I welcome to???
[quote]As for the light hearted banter between you and Fraqrat that this thread originally started as, I am always in for a good argument with guys like you, so I’ll take it up for entertainment any chance I get when I need an easy win.[/quote]
Now, don’t pull a Trump and declare a win in face of defeat.