what amazes me is REALLY how clueless you guys are...
all the drilling companies thatKNOW HOW to do this are american...
WE own the drilling rigs, invented the technology and can teach them how to run the platforms AFTER the wells are in...
go look up all the oil wells in the world that are producting and see who brought them in whith what technology?
we build the rigs
we engineer the platforms
we put the holes in the ground
we lay the pipelines
we REFINE the crude
the current prices have more to do with refinery capacity and the MARKETS than the ability to bring oil in being...
we haven't gieven away ANYTHING..
WE ARE THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN
consistently DO IT !
there are only about 100 directional drilling rigs in the world
all made and operated by american companies
oh yes our "customer" might be the Saudi's
or this govt
or the nigerians
or what ever podunk county WE FIND THE OIL IN
but Americans have to go and drill the wells
put the infrastructure in and THEN teach the locals how to OPERATE it...
don't believe me?
then do a little research and come back and tell me different
oh yes and the Brits are pretty good to...
Norwegians have som geek as well...
Russians can make ancient land rigs work
but all the SERIOUS drilling platforms in the sea of ohutsk are amercian companies drilling for russia.
then once the wells are capped in and the pipleines are laid...
THEN they get some oil..
whose ROV's do you think is doing all that work on the bootom of the ocean?
what about the divers welding underwater and living in a deep water bell for weeks at a time?>?
american and some russian
it is a VERY small world when it comes to making the oil patch work
and AMERICA RULES
why are gas prices high?
cuz TPTB want them that high to extract a little wealth
and THAT aint no Enigma