"Cowboy Bob is Captain Obvious!"
No, not the sand out where Susie finds seashells to sell by the seashore. I'm talking about way out yonder, where it's not expected to be. I reckon oil company geologists recon according to their presuppositions, and that can lead to problems. Uniformitarian assumptions of "the present is the key to the past", and that things happened very, very slowly have failed many times. (Sort of like the carbon-14 dating of dinosaur bones, diamonds, and so on. Why look for it when you "know" it's not there? Some people bucked the system, checked it out, and guess what? It is there!) You'd think scientists would realize that they need to upgrade their worldviews.
|Gulf of Mexico oil rig / NOAA.gov|
There’s a huge deposit of sand in the deep Gulf of Mexico, and no one seems to know how it got there—except maybe Flood geologists.You can read the rest of the article by clicking on "The Whopper Sand". Me, I already read it, but have a craving to go get a burger.
Early in my career as a geologist for an oil company, we were told not to prospect in water deeper than 2,000 feet. Most offshore oil is found in sand layers sandwiched between thick layers of mud and clay, and our management believed no sand could get that far offshore, and drilling costs were too high.
However, in 2001 the BAHA 2 well was drilled through almost 7,800 feet of water and into the Wilcox Sand at the base of the Tejas Megasequence. The drillers found 1,100 feet of nearly continuous sand. This discovery shocked geologists, who termed it the “Whopper Sand,” and paved the way for numerous nearby discoveries of billions of barrels of oil.