J. F. Kenney
Joint Institute of the Physics of the Earth
Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow;
Gas Resources Corporation, Houston.
ABSTRACT: For almost a century, various predictions have been made that the human race was imminently going to run out of available petroleum. The passing of time has proven all those predictions to have been utterly wrong. It is p ointed out here how all such predictions have depended fundamentally upon an archaic hypothesis from the 18th century that petroleum somehow (miraculously) evolved from biological detritus, and was accordingly limited in abundance. That hypothesis has been replaced during the past forty years by the modern Russian-Ukrainian theory of abyssal, abiotic petroleum origins which has established that petroleum is a primordial material erupted from great depth. Therefore, petroleum abundances are limited by little more than the quantities of its constituents as were incorporated into the Earth at the time of its formation; and its availability depends upon technological development and exploration competence. Continue reading Considerations About Recent Predictions Of Impending Shortages Of Petroleum Evaluated From The Perspective Of Modern Petroleum Science
An Example of the Little-Moron Logic & Mendacity of BOOP:
The Carbon Isotope Ratio Nonsense.†
- F. Kenney‡
Gas Resources Corporation
According to the program, I am supposed to explain the spontaneous generation of natural petroleum in 15(!) minutes. This subject is one which involves, in detail, the statistical mechanics of chemical thermodynamic stability theory. Fifteen minutes would be inadequate to give even an introduction to the subject.
For the moment, please understand first that the unnecessary and misleading adjective “abiotic” should be dropped as a modifier of the term natural petroleum. Natural petroleum is generated spontaneously only at high pressures. The high pressures necessary for the generation of petroleum occur at depths in the Earth where the temperatures are sufficiently high that any biological molecule would have thoroughly decomposed at a much shallower depth.
Many misguided persons have attempted during the past 75 years to demonstrate in laboratories a spontaneous generation of petroleum from biological detritus. All such attempts have failed utterly, – although many have been fraudulently misreported. Continue reading The Carbon Isotope Ratio Nonsense