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I plan on selling mine before we run out.
 

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I don´t think oil is going to end.

It is just going to get too expensive, so it will be worthed to develop other forms to obtain energy.

So cars that use other fuels (in Brazil we already use alcohol, made from sucar cane) will get more and more common.

But I think you´ll be able to keep your Ferraris. It´s just going to be very expensive to put gasoline, and maybe also harder to find a place that sells gasoline.
 

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I drill deepwater oil wells for a living and I can tell you we ain't gonna run out anytime soon. One of the largest known oil reserves in the Gulf of Mexico hasn't even begun production yet. As technology progresses, we are able to drill for and produce oil from areas previously unattainable. Survey technology has also increased allowing more accurate discovery of reserves. We're not gonna run out for a long, long time.
 

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Pete is right, we won't run out, but peak production will hit at some point. Then after that the supply will get smaller and prices will go up. Hopefully when that happens (peak oil, prices are already rising) Toyota will have built a car that doesn't require oil and GM will be out of business unable to make cars we don't want, like the H2.
 

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Pete, for wich company do you work for?

My brother is an Engineer, he works for Petrobras, they have an amazing technology for getting oil on the bottom of the ocean

maybe when I graduate I´ll work there too... if I don´t get a job at Ferrari's or Porsche's (or other) factory
 

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stile - alpine said:
Pete, for wich company do you work for?

My brother is an Engineer, he works for Petrobras, they have an amazing technology for getting oil on the bottom of the ocean

maybe when I graduate I´ll work there too... if I don´t get a job at Ferrari's or Porsche's (or other) factory
Ah, so you are a Brazilian! The company I work for is Transocean. If you haven't heard of us I'm sure your brother has; we do a lot of work for Petrobras. I spent 2 1/2 years in Southeast Asia, 2 1/2 years in Europe and have been in the Gulf of Mexico for 5 years. I haven't had the pleasure of working in South America, but I understand the Brazilian government is quite difficult to deal with. They have some rules and regulations that are "unique" in the world market. :green:
 

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Yes, I´m Brazilian :wink:

I thought maybe you wouldn´t know Petrobras because the international name they use is BrasOil...

Our government is really stupid. Now we are having big political problems with corruption... They make up so many rules that even them mass up...

My brother says he knows Transocean, maybe someday you´ll get to work together. He also says you have great ships!! :D

Are you a Civil Engineer??

P.S.: I don´t know about the rules of the forum, maybe this conversation is getting too "private"... If you want to continue by e-mail, my adress is

[email protected] :wink:
 

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Pete04222 said:
I drill deepwater oil wells for a living and I can tell you we ain't gonna run out anytime soon. One of the largest known oil reserves in the Gulf of Mexico hasn't even begun production yet. As technology progresses, we are able to drill for and produce oil from areas previously unattainable. Survey technology has also increased allowing more accurate discovery of reserves. We're not gonna run out for a long, long time.
I agree: we keep drilling deeper and deeper! There was, incidentally, a small article bringing up the idea that crude oil is a continually produced commodity deep in the Earth's crust. We might not be dealing with a finite -availability product! Food for thought. 8)
 

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stile - alpine said:
Are you a Civil Engineer??

P.S.: I don´t know about the rules of the forum, maybe this conversation is getting too "private"... If you want to continue by e-mail, my adress is

[email protected] :wink:
Like Andrew said, we're all friends here.

No, I'm not a Civil Engineer. I'm on the Marine side and I'm the Chief Mate. I don't control the drilling, I control "the rig" so the driller's can do their job. I'm in charge of all the positioning, navigation, stability, safety and fire protection, environmental and regulatory issues, etc. All the "boat drivin' stuff" :green: .

There's a pic of my rig in the photos section, you can view it here:
http://www.ferrariforum.com/photos/viewphoto.php?id=1193

Right now we have 10 rigs working in Brazil, 3 of which are capable of drilling in 10,000 feet of water.
 

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very nice picture!! and very nice job!!

my brother told me to give you the adress of his fotolog

http://gallery117755.fotopic.net/

click on the collection that is called "9th Aug 2005 Embarque na P-10"

P-10 is the rig where my brother works

if you ever come to Brazil, come and visit! I don´t own a Ferrari, but my house has great food :lol: :lol:
 

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Great photos. Looks like your brother enjoys working offshore as much as I do!

I ever make it to Brazil I'll be sure to look you up. From my understanding most of the houses in Brazil have great food!

Reminds me, I've got some friends who work for a different company, Pride International. They also have several rigs in Brazil. Two of them, the Pride Rio de Janeiro and the Pride Portland, were built in Portland, Maine (about 45 mins from my house).
 
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