Sarcasm, Sheldon? (Or "Sarcasm, Deducter?" for any non Big Bang Fans out there.) C'mon... we all resort to hyperbole at times to make our points. Taking the "more complicated than sending a space ship to Mars" thing literally says more about you than it does about AWK. We should remember that "we're all in this together". At least all of us on the right side of the equation are. The last thing we need is a squabble escalating into a civil war amongst fundamentally like-minded, sensible people who share a common interest. That just lets the loonie tunes and liars sneak in between us and claim that we're breaking apart. Solidarity, guys!
adoubleuk and his knowledge
You really do seem to know a lot about drilling and I take my hat off to you but getting on your soapbox the way you do and blinding us mere mortals with science is a bit too much. It's not often one hears of an individual who, apart from knowing everything there is to know about the drilling business, is also an expert on space travel. I assume you are an expert on space travel because you state that retrieving a drill-bit, albeit it is 6000 feet down, is more complicated than sending a space ship to Mars. That really is amazing, but then I suppose any stupid old **** knows more than those guys at NASA. Just a thought.
Investing in iGas
I am interested in buying some shares in iGas BUT worried it might be a risky investment, after all i have read the comments of C7 and others in the know and its very worrying times .... I will have to think more about it......
Vernony That was an unnecessarily harsh and aggressive response to AWK. Particularly since he'd been polite and gracious himself in defining his mild criticism of your terminology as "splitting hairs". And incidentally, concrete and cement... not synonyms; two very different things imo!! I for one find AWK's insights into the fraccing process very informative and useful. I've learned a lot at his knee in the past 10 months, and I'm glad of it. Many of us suffer criticism for our investment in iGas from our tree hugging extended family and friends of different persuasions -- most of it incredibly ignorant criticism -- and it's hugely useful to have real, well-informed facts on the fraccing process and the wider business of O&G exploration from an expert, trusted source who has the experience and knowledge that AWK brings to this BB, and which can be used to counter the mainly stupid and ill-informed assertions from the anti-everything mob. So keep up the good work, AWK. I think a wee apology would be in order, Vernony. You're both on the right side of ththe big issues here, so I hope that you guys are able to kiss and make up. It's Christmas time!
I really do not know why these oil and gas exploration companies spend so much on 3D and 2D profiling and have years of experience and also employ experts in their field any lay out huge sums of money only to sometimes produce a duster at the end of it all. When all they had to do was to join this forum where self confessed and appointed experts would have guided them through the whole process and put them right when they went wrong even where people lapse into the vanacular and call cement concrete and tell them of the difficulties where a cement lining cracked (although I think they would probably know what to do in the event !) Taken to its full extent this guy who is 'the expert' would be bound to say that a person cannot profess an opinion upon the quality of a sausage, if they had not been a pig farmer, at some time
Oh well if you wish to split hairs most people use the word concrete to describe either. I am afraid that technical knowledge of drilling does not make you a good investor. Otherwise every rousterbout would be a millionaire . Wise up a little. Nobody is interested in whether you whave worked on rigs or not, it is irrelevant to investment. Most people have never even seen a rig . that does not mean that they are not experts in investing in the product of rigs . Do try to stop trying to blind us with rig talk in lieu of investment talk. Because, we, the investors, can presume that the company undertaking the drilling knows a thing or two about what they are doing and we have to trust that they do. Second hand advice from somebody who has been on a rig in another place and at another time, is hardly relevant. If it were, I presume that you are in receipt of a pretty heavy consultancy fee, from all the rig operators who feel that they need your advice. In short we don't need it either
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