Follow-up to: Sinkhole Geologist: Deeper oil and gas deposits may be coming up from below Big Hum reservoir -- "Nobody in the world has ever faced a situation like this, that's the reality" (VIDEO)
Title: Bayou Corne Resident MTG
Date: Dec 18, 2012
Part 5 at 5:00 in
Will Pettitt, general manger of Itasca, a worldwide firm that specializes in rock mechanics:
We don’t know much about the rock properties through the sedimentary layer, including the petro-physical properties. That’s like where the gas and the oil is coming from that we’re observing. That’s really something that we really need to understand.
Part 5 at 14:15 in
Gary Hecox, a Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure Inc. geologist working on the issue for the State of Louisiana:
We were talking in the past two or three talks about the Big Hum. We did get the fingerprint analysis back, both the gas and the crude did not match the sampled Big Hum oil we got on the north side of the dome.
So the upshot of that is right now, we don’t know where the gas and the oil are coming from.
Published: December 19th, 2012 at 3:37 pm ET