Sunday, September 11, 2011

Excerpts from "The Energy Non Crisis"

By Chaplain Lindsey Williams

Lindsey Williams, chaplain to the Trans-Alaska oil pipeline quoted Senator of the State of Colorado Hugh M Chance.

"After only one week on the North Slope of Alaska, Senator Chance said to me, 'Almost everything said to me about the energy crisis by those briefers from Washington, D.C. was a lie.'"
There is as much oil beneath the North Slope of Alaska as there is in Saudi Arabia according to the estimation of Atlantic Richfield executives. The United States government has allowed only one 100 square mile area in the vast North Slope to be developed. The North Slope of Alaska is the region of land north of the Brooks Mountains. Prudhoe Bay is a small region of a vast expanse of land.
Mr. R. H. King, personnel relations officer with Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, gave Lindsey Williams authorization to work directly under the auspices of APSC. Lindsey Williams became the chaplain to the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline. The information which I present in this essay is gleaned from Chaplain Williams’ book The Energy Non Crisis.
Permafrost is ground which is permanently frozen all year round. Permafrost north of the Brooks Mountains is frozen for 1,900 to 2,100 feet beneath the surface of the earth. Approximately 8,700 feet is the depth at which oil is produced; the oil comes out of the ground at 136 F. Oil will be produced at natural artesian pressure for twenty years. Oil companies will then inject water into the pool of oil to continue producing oil at natural artesian pressure. The Prudhoe Bay field will continue to produce oil without artificial means at a rate of 2 million barrels of oil every twenty hours for many years without any decrease in production.
Oil companies have been permitted to produce only 100 square miles of the North Slope of Alaska. There are many hundreds of square miles of land north of the Brooks Mountains. An area of 160 to 180 miles slopes gradually to sea level at Prudhoe Bay. Gull Island is on the edge of the 100 square mile territory from which ARCO was permitted to produce.
Wells on the North Slope have come in and have been proven (‘proven’ is the method which determines the quality and quantity of an oil field). A ‘burn’ the method of proof used when an oil field is brought in. One can tell what the field is going to produce by the burn as well as the quantity, pressure, and depth.
Williams declared, 
"I was to watch that day what is probably one of the most phenomenal bits of intelligence information that has ever been discovered at Prudhoe Bay. However, this was also to be one of the most devastating things that the government of the United States has done to Americans in relation to the energy crisis."

The pool of oil beneath Gull Island is one of the richest fields of oil on earth. The oil comes out of the earth at 136F, with 1600 pounds of natural pressure. ARCO and BP have ‘proven’ many other pools of oil on the North Slope and can be produced as easily as the Prudhoe Bay field. An August 11, 1980 analysis of Prudhoe Bay crude oil flowing through the Trans-Alaska oil Pipeline indicates the following results:
Sulphur content – 0.9%
Flash point of the oil - 35F
Wax content – 6%
Asphalt content – 2%
Crude oil freeze temperature (known as pour point) - 15F
 The sulphur content of Prudhoe Bay oil is relatively low when compared to other sources within the United States and foreign wells.“The Alaskan Prudhoe Bay oil can be refined by any major refinery in America without damage to the ecology.”
An ARCO executive made the declaration that follows to Chaplain Williams. 
“Gull Island is marginal. We have been allowed to drill there, but we know that of any angle of drilling whatsoever to the north would mean that it would be out of bounds of the oil field from which we have been given permission to produce. I guess you know, Chaplain, that this one pool of oil right here on the north side of Alaska from which we are presently producing can produce oil at the rate of two million barrels every twenty four hours, for the next twenty years, without any decrease in production. Not only that, but it will produce at artesian flow for the next twenty years.”

 Angled drilling can be performed when an oil field is drilled. Often, they drill so many feet beneath the surface then angle off drilling many miles at an angle. Therefore, many different wells can be drilled from the same pad. The wells are often called ‘Christmas Trees’ because that is what they would look like above ground. ARCO drilled straight down beneath Gull Island because they would be out of the area from which they were permitted to drill. The discovery of oil beneath Gull Island is on the outskirts of the field.
“Chaplain, we have just discovered and proven another pool of oil bigger than the Prudhoe Bay field. This is phenomenal beyond words.” He again said, “There is no energy crisis. Now we can build a second pipeline - now we can produce not only 2 million barrels of oil every twenty four hours. Chaplain, this is what we as oil company officials have been waiting for.”

“Chaplain, if this is allowed to be produced, we can build another pipeline, and in another year’s time we can flood America with oil – Alaskan oil, our own oil, and we won’t have to worry about the Arabs. We won’t be dependent on any nation on earth. Chaplain, if there are two pools of oil here this big, there are many, many dozens of pools of oil all over this North Slope of Alaska.” He went on to say, Chaplain, “America has just become energy independent.”

Gull Island proved and authenticated by seismographic testing which indicated there is as much oil on the North Slope of Alaska as in Saudi Arabia. Chaplain Williams declared,
 “…let me first re-emphasize that the government permitted the oil companies to drill and prove many sites (subsequently making them cap the wells and keep secret the proof of the finds), but they do not allow them to produce from the wells. This is why I have referred (below) to a number of wells having been drilled (after I left the North Slope.)The only production is permitted from the small area of the North Slope.”

Gull Island is five miles north from the shore of Prudhoe Bay in the Beaufort Sea. The chemical structure of oil beneath Gull Island is different from the Prudhoe Bay field which indicates that it is an independent field. The pressure is different which indicates that it is an entirely different field from the Prudhoe Bay field.
The Gull Island burn produced 30,000 barrels of oil a day through a 3 ½ inch pipe at 900 feet. Three wells have been drilled and capped at Gull Island. The East Dock well also hit the Gull Island pool which is verified by the chemical structure of the oil. There hasn’t been a dry hole drilled for forty miles east of Gull Island which indicates the immensity of the oil field. The Gull Island field is actually larger than the Prudhoe Bay field. In 1980, the Prudhoe Bay field produced more than two million barrels of oil every twenty four hours.
The Kuparuk oil field has been drilled west of Gull Island and is a different independent field. The chemical makeup and pressure of the field indicate that it is a separate field independent of the other fields. It is also found in a different region of the 100 square mile area of the Prudhoe Bay field. Kuparuk is approximately 60 miles along by 30 miles wide and contains approximately the same amount of oil as the Prudhoe Bay field.
The oil in the Kuparuk field is at a depth of 6,000 feet and there is 300 feet of oil sand. The pressure of the field is 900 lbs. at well head and tests have flowed at 900 barrels of oil a day. It is projected that 800 to 1400 wells would be drilled at the Kuparuk field.
We are continually being told that America was in an energy crisis from 1973 through 1980. In that span of time no oil production was permitted from the Kuparuk field. In 1981, permission was finally granted for production of the Kuparuk field.
Field - Prudhoe  
Pay Zone Oil (average depth of oil pool) - 600 ft.  of Pay Zone
Area of Field - 100 square miles
Field - Kuparuk
Pay Zone Oil (average depth of oil pool) - 300 ft. of Pay Zone
Area of Field - Twice the size of Prudhoe Gull Island
Field - Gull Island
Pay Zone Oil (average depth of oil pool) - 1,200 ft. of Pay Zone
Area of Field - At least four times the size of Prudhoe… Estimates are that it is the richest oil field on the face of the earth!
Former Senator of the State of Colorado Hugh Chance endorsed the content of the information which I have reported found in Lindsey Williams’ book The Energy Non Crisis (expanded and enlarged):
 “The honesty, integrity, and therefore the credibility, of the authors of this book is unquestionable to the limit of their combined facts and knowledge.”
 “I can personally attest too many of the facts and certainly many of the conversations quoted in the book, as I spent a week with Chaplin Lindsey on the North Slope of Alaska during the construction of the Trans-0Alaska pipeline. I was privileged to talk with high officials of the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company.”

Pastor Lindsey Williams spoke of Gull Island in his book The Energy - Non Crisis. Today the island is known as Liberty Island. Liberty field lies beneath the shallow waters of the Beaufort Sea and is about five miles from land. Although the gravel island is five miles from shore, some of the wells of Liberty will be located eight miles from Endicott. Hence, it requires BP to extend over world record horizontal distances of 34,000 to 44,000 feet to reach the field reservoir which is 11,000 feet beneath the sea floor. 

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