Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Gas and Oil Industry is getting desperate

When you start using the children of your employees to push your propaganda, it is a sure sign of desperation.

Click here for more info on this "high level" video.

Spectra Energy is not the only company to do this. Chesapeake Energy is building a "Learning Center" at the Grapevine Mills Mall. This learning center will be near the new "Legoland"!

Click here to see the Grapevine, Texas Economic Development Update

One of our readers said they just took their kids to the Fort Worth Science and History Museum and the largest and most elaborate exhibit was the XTO Energy Blast!
From the Energy Blast Website

Guests to Energy Blast enter through a multi-sensory prehistoric undersea environment similar to Fort Worth 300 million years ago into the 4-D theater where they embark on Journey to the Center of the Barnett Shale, a 6-minute experience that tells the story of how natural gas formed within shale deposits of North Texas. This experience allows you to see, feel and hear this exciting story in a thrilling new way. The 4-D experience of the theater –known as the Devon Energy Theater – invokes the senses of sight, sound and touch to bring the history and science of shale deposits to life as you don 3-D glasses and blast off aboard “TimeCraft,” journeying back to prehistoric time. Here you discover how the Barnett Shale was formed and how geoscientists and petroleum engineers are using science and advanced technologies to extract the natural gas modern society needs.

As you exit the 4-D theater, you come face-to-face with a real 50,000-pound seismic vibroseis truck. Interactive stations placed around the truck mimic the methodology behind this vibrating truck, which sends sound waves a mile-and-a-half underground. The science is similar to an ultrasound. The sound waves bounce off of the rock strata a mile and a half underground. Geologists input that seismic data into powerful computers to create 3-D images, which allow them to see underground formations so they know exactly where gas deposits are located.

Yes folks this is for real. We didn't make this stuff up.

Click here to read info about the Fort Worth Exhibit


Anonymous said...

There is also an exhibit at the Fort Worth Museum.

museum members said...

We've visited this particular exhibit a few times and actually found nothing nefarious about it. Besides the self serving logos and "sponsorship" declarations on every display inside the exhibit, we (not fans of this industry and its negative practices by any means) found the displays quite interesting and educational, especially in experiencing the various aspects of gas drilling and development.

Of course, there was no mention of the negative aspects related to this industrial process. We approached the exhibit with an open, but alert and "critical" eyes. Unless we reasonable and relatively educated (with critical thinking skills) people totally missed them, we did not get the impression that there's brainwashing or even propaganda for natural gas industry.

We have little reservations about calling a spade a spade. Nor do we let our very critical view of the industry alter our focus on making a fair assessment and an honest description of this interesting and pertinent subject matter.

Anonymous said...

Oh, no, that exhibit is grossly lacking. Here is what their peers in the science museum world say:

"Fort Worth Museum of Science and Special Interests"