Monthly Archives: July 2005

Humans are born facing limitations.


Tinkering through my blog template and doing previews, I was surprised that finally I saw something interesting done by clicksor codes put on my template : It changed some relevant words into advertisement hyperlinks !! Not even AdSense have ever done that!!!

I have been suspicious that the code have never worked -because I have never seen such hyperlink conversions done on my blog- but I suppose it’s just clicksor’s limitations. They are not as big as AdSense, they haven’t invited that many advertisements, so conversions will be scarce and far between. But the potency is there, and it will give bloggers more flexibility on obtaining small revenues through their blog.

And there’s one more : Cliksor gives more share of profits than AdSense !! (i think..)

So try Clicksor now!!

According to a chart on this site, everytime there’s a war in Iraq, Oil price rises to above US$ 60.

Hmmm..I wonder whether Dubya and Bald Semit has read this before they decided to trample on Iraq. Has Saddam Hussein become a part of this drama all along? He was there when Iraq waged war to Iran and caused oil price to rise to above US$ 60, and he was there when dubya trampled on his land and caused oil price to shoot above US$60 once again.

The fact remains, we are in a world where oil price has been rocketing to US$60. The effects? One is the rising of petroleum based fuel types all over the world or the rise of amount of subsidies needed to maintain consumer level fuel prices at “safe civil psychological level”, two is the rising of spending done by oil companies to rise productions or simply to experiments with things, three is the rise of economic risks and uncertainties, and four is the forming of demonic circle by those who aren’t willing to let oil price down (i.e dubya and the bald semit). Five is the lessening of purchasing powers of those whose income is below acceptable standard of living.

The rise of petroleum based fuels is very inevitable and a mandatory. Petroleum is the only raw material for this industry, thus the rise of its price dictates the rise of the final products : gasoline, diesel fuel, aviation fuel, asphalts, waxes, LPGs, LNGs and so on. General consumers, you and me, feel various kind of effects. For those who don’t have their fuel prices subsidied by their governments, the effects can be felt right away. For people like me, whose fuel prices are subsidied by their governments, the effects may be less than what it should be.

World real economic industries – the non-real economic industries are things like stock markets, insurances, bankings, anything that related to intangible assests- costs are dominated by fuel based costs, directly or indirectly which includes raw material transportations, power generations, product transportations, staff transportations, and even foodstuffs costs are effected by the price rise. These costs alone are enough to put burden and adding chaos factors to companies budgets.

No matter which policy governments enact regarding fuel prices, they will have headaches. The rise of oil prices will give surge to industrial costs, will be forcing the governments to somehow lower taxes or let the industry rise the price of their products. If that’s not the case, it will add significants impacts on government’s spending budgets regarding subsidies. Reducing the subsidies will make the people react negatively. Maintaining the subsidies will make the government somewhat crippled. Balance must be thought carefully or otherwise both government and its people will go down to oblivion.

We don’t want that to happen, do we?

Next, The rising of spending done by oil companies to rise productions. Well, being a (Petroleum) production engineer in an oil companies, I have been concocting elements to make people do “acidizing” on some of our wells. We have never done this before, so imagine the headache I have been gone through since FEBRUARY (!!!) to make things possible (or rather to force things to become possible).

If the oil price has not been this levitating, I may ended up still doing heat exchangers and vessels and stuffs or helping others doing pump uprates and those downhole tools stuffs..but the oil price rose, and my boss seems confidence enough to make our company bleed some money to do this new stuff (somehow I got the feeling I am the guy who must do new stuffs…first heat exchangers, then condensate stabilizers..then that AFE thing…). Other divisions are adding more wells, putting more holes on the wells casings (or “REPERFORATING”), or have been trying to crack open the wells formations (that is called “FRACTURING”..big stuff, big money…scary risks).

Well..this is turning into some personal diary..let’s get serious again !

Based on my own personal experiences, petroleum industries service companies have been very busy lately fulfilling oil companies need to do stimulations to their wells hoping to increase oil productions. They said they have never been this busy before and all basically said the same thing when asked why: “Oil price has never been this high, Sir !!” It’s a good enough reason.

One question has been plaguing my mind though : will this good reason be good enough to justify any efforts to keep oil price high? Oil well stimulation service is an industry, and with every industries, there will always be need to increase profits each year. When the oil price goes down, so will their profits.

They have reasons to maintain the orbital level of oil price. Halliburton has dubya on strings, wonder who Schlumberger has, france’s leaders?

As for risks and uncertainties, it is quite obvious enough. Oil price has been ascending and descending quite unpredictable lately. Unpredictability is mother of uncertainties and uncertainties mean higher risks for industries. That means higher insurance costs, higher hedging funds, wider range of risks calculations, and generally higher level of overall prices. With the growing percentage of intangible assets owned by a company, uncertainties bring more unconfidences and thus grow more threats to industries. Intangible assets are sometimes enough to become the decisive factors of a collapse of a company (Enron anyone? What about A.C Nielsen?).

As for the demonic circle..who want to lower their profits? There even rumor that the reason why Arab countries not doing enough to prevent dubya from molesting Iraq is because they have foreseen the rise of oil price. There may not be enough efforts done by many oil exporting countries to convince dubya to leave Iraq alone because they are enjoying the high oil price. Dubya and bald semit may even try to organize efforts to keep oil price high. 2 oil refineries have been burnt in USA alone. The paranoid in me whispers : dubya. Add that with that hypothesis on oil service companies, we may see oil price on top of the world for long.

Five is the lessening of purchasing powers of those whose income is below acceptable standard of living. It is unavoidable, with the increase of oil prices, many have been hit considerably in their pockets. Many are losing jobs or have to lower energy consumptions drastically.

Due to this high price, many have their souls deteriorated, many are losing their livings, and many have ended their lives.

Some will say high oil price is good, some will say high oil price is a curse. Let us all pray that good will come out of this chaos eventually.

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I just realized that that funny feeling when I take a look at their eyes is the result of seeing that something has been done to their eyes : The girls of my office are using contact lenses. (No, The Girl doesn’t seem to use them..funny, I thought she was the most fashionable one..)

They bought them together. A pack of girls buying contact lenses must have made some optician happy.

One of them, the most obvious one, are using green lenses. That make her eyes look so…intimidating. Another is using purple contact lenses.

Only one of them have used glasses previously. Pure style? It seems so.

I have though of following suit..but after considering that I’m a lazy bastard, I decided to not follow suit.

Instead, I’m thinking of buying a new pair of glasses : frameless frame (oh, you know the stuff) and with lenses that can go darken when are hit by the getting-dangerous-day-by-day sun’s UV-ray. I also need the extra shading when I’m out in the field, tending some wells. The sun can be so CRUEL when is greeted in the field, not to mention that I have to see upward so many times, causing me to winch my eyes and adding that freckles and wrinkes on my face faster than it should be.

And it can protect me better from the UV that comes from my monitors, at home and at the office.

Now…if I can find a time slot to buy a pair before my next assignment to the fields.

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Another ice lake was found in The Red Planet as a result of scientists struggle to search partners for mankind to share the world.

Still recovering from Tsunami, India has been hit by Monsoon rain that has taken up to 800 souls.

Foreign students are to be banned from moslem schools in Pakistan. Guess they have it enough being highlighted everytime someone blews up some caucasians, eh?

Commander of Discovery shuttle seems to have been disappointed because of the “debris incident” and said the crew was “surprised”. Wonder what will happen to the morale level of the crew anyway? Anyway, they have prepared some spacewalk.

Two refinery and an offshore rigs fire were enough to drive oil price upward. I have been thinking if those accidents were caused by terrorism act under command of Dick Cheney?

Shall we welcome the latest of family member of our Solar System? Scientists are taking measurements whether we shall or not.

US oil firm returned to Libya after 19 years.

At least 14 people are injured in a crash between two rollercoaster cars at a Disney theme park in California.

Saddam was Aattacked.

I thought market domination through patenting public owned technology is microsoft’s stuff, but it seems Google has tried to do the trick : trying to patent web syndication.

Bush is less and less popular. 44% approved him. The majority didn’t.

Do you know that Mario is approahing the age of 20? Nintendo is preparing a surprise!!

Latest bombing in Iraq. Wonder if Dubya hear this tally daily?


BPN platform wellheads were hit by one of the large work boats in Mumbai High North around 4pm today. BPN platform is gone. You can see part of it falling in the water in the last few pictures. Over 300 people were on board, so far only 2 confirmed dead. There are 3 choppers and Coast guard picking up people from the water. A lot of people jumped, apparently.

Noble Charlie Yester (NCY) rig is hidden by the flames that look to be going right into its derrick. All personel were evacuated for platform and rig. No word yet on them. The NCY evacuation should have gone well as they had some warning.

Hmmm..this is a bad year for petroleum based economy. Platforms by platforms are hit by disasters. Iraq’s oilfields are not secure enough (blame DUBYA !!), Nigeria has been hit by workers strike, a petroleum refinery in USA was burnt down, wells are being put into experiments by booming oil companies thus endangering, and God knows what other oil producing countries are being targeted by USA.

I have been thinking that our current petroleum (and imaginary economic inflation) based economy has been showing signs of ailing. Oil consumption is rising while the oil stock is reducing. Imaginary fears of will not get enough oil to fulfil their needs, due to recent accidents that hit some oil companies and rising level of terrorism, have forced consumers to let the oil market puppet masters put the price at neck-choking level. Economy has been taking hit for this oil price spiking phenomenon.

And it all started by dubya.

Before he decided to trample on Iraq, oil price has never been this high. Terrorism levels are somewhat lower than today, and the world was more peaceful place to be. But after he and that bald jewish rose, world economy has been on the receiving ends of their lifesucking acts, not to mention that every being in the USA is now in debt (well, go around the blogosphere, you’ll see some that said USA has mountanous debt).

All while China is becoming more and more prominent, eating out every pieces of the west civilization it can grab.


Third day into the job as a comittee chief, I changed my pace and recruited more. I think I forced the “Event Organizer” section enough, I’ll let them go on their own till next tuesday. Accomodation is somewhat taken care of. And I think it’s high time for propaganda and t-shirt. as a chief of something uncertain…life is just filled with many certainties..that’s why some speculants thrive.

And somehow, this chief status drained much of my lifeforce…I can’t philosophize clearly…

Ah..I know..It’s high time I live my words written in my own “How To Be A Good Political Party part II” article.

Yep, need to learn from myself more..