Me doesn’t think so.
Methinks that all of the limitations on petroleum exploration and development are artificial limitations on imagination and innovation. Mostly the limitations are political, put in place by [harshly spoken] people who can’t change a light bulb, but who want to control everybody else.
Let’s go to the Masetti Theory of Wealth Creation. * naming it after me … on account of because no one else seems to care.]
Anyway, the MTWC postulates that the planet Earth is 7000 miles in diameter. And we have literally barely scratched the surface in our explorations.
My most recent innovation is to say … let’s lay the Earth out flat. [You know … like when the Earth was flat ]
So, the Earth now is a slab laying flat …
3500 miles thick. [three thousand five hundred miles on account of because the diameter is 7000 miles and 3500 equals the radius.]
Like a piece of grass sod, the kind of thing you might buy at a horticultural sundries store … one of those nursery places.
So, you’re looking at this piece of sod and it’s three thousand five hundred miles thick.
Mostly it’s so hot, on fire, 4000 degrees, that it sets fire to everything … except that it has a thin, almost onion skin thin, crust on top.
And the molten rock and molten rock bottom layer is oozing up to the grassy green surface. Except where the surface is water (2/3 of the surface) where it appears blue and the red molten ooze is invisible below the blue water. Of course, the water isn’t blue, it is transparent. But it looks blue. [Humans are so limited that nothing looks much like it really is.]
So … how deeply have humans explored into that piece of sod? Not very deep. Not even a pinprick deep.
One three-thousanth of the depth of that sod. Like barely visible even under a microscope.
This planet Earth is amazing. It has natural resources that we cannot imagine because they are in such profusion. And we have people saying that because they cannot recognize these vast God-given riches, that there aren’t any more left.
This thread is about the jatropha shrub … who would have thought that a poisonous plant could thrive and provide benefits.
So anyway, we have abiogenic petroleum. It percolates up from the Earth’s lower regions. And we know it exists, because it is much older than the oil that we get from the decomposition of those little prehistoric critters.*