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Halliburton goes to Mars?!

Halliburton goes to Mars?!
by MarsWatch Monday January 12, 2004 at 05:24 PM

Halliburton drilling on Mars
Halliburton drilling on Mars? Don't believe it? I didn't either.

Read:  http://www.petroleumnews.com/pnarchpop/010228-49.html for yourself.
Not Just Halliburton 14.Jan.2004 17:40

your Petroleum News article is 3 years old (Feb. 2001)

they are only one of several collaborators with Shell, Baker-Hughes, Los Alamos Laboratories and NASA Johnson Space Center in feasibility studies on this, which have gone on for several years now.

Not for oil, of course - but for water.

It's because Halliburton has always been a big government + military contractor, and additionally they have lots of geotechnical drilling expertise - similar machinery and methods are used in both petroleum well drilling and water well drilling.
 http://www.salon.com/opinion/conason/2004/01/12/mars/index_np.html

(plus maybe Dick Cheney, hmmmm . . . .?)

there are others in on this, including the Canadian Space Agency.

one problem is that on Mars, there is not as much freely available surface water - here on earth used as drilling fluid - to lubricate and maintain the well drilling machinery, so the Martian well drillers are experimenting with expensive, slow *dry*-drilling methods. also, layers of permafrost obstruct easy surface access to water-rich Martian strata.

 http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/solarsystem/mars_drilling_000623.html

 http://www.swales.com/news/pr_current/drydrilling_instrument.html

 http://www.ees.lanl.gov/Publications/Articles/47mars_132.shtml

 http://www.mines.edu/research/srr/2001abstracts/Mandell.htm

 http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,50903,00.html


Bush is a dangerous and crazy man 14.Jan.2004 21:03

not a news flash, I know

But, HOW are we gonna stop this man?
Just when I think I've heard it all- he comes up with another ridiculous scheme. Whether Hallibuton is involved or not, putting a manned space station on the moon and sending people to Mars are ideas that no one would give credence to, except that he's the Pres.
He should be laughed out of office for even suggesting these things.
Who is speaking out about this?
I haven't heard from any opposing voices (on the mainstream news, that is).

it's all part of the Republicon Figurehead Scheme 15.Jan.2004 01:34

wizzard

like getting Reagan's bust on Mt. Rushmore . . . with the bas-relief logo "It's Morning In America" (and graffitists will scrawl just below it: "Ketchup Is A Vegetable" or "Trees Cause Air Pollution" . . .)

they need to "re-mythologize" the figurehead - we all know Shrub is just a puppet of Dick & Daddy, but he'll be passed along to the next generation by these "mythological" policy initiatives.

he should have been laughed--or railroaded--out of office long ago based upon innumerable lies about 9.11, Enron, Iraq, Afghanistan etc.

but the Corporate Oil Barons In The Whitey House also happen to own the US media, so nothing will change.
WHY ELSE DO 33% OF AMERICANS BELIEVE THAT SADDAM
WHY ELSE DO 33% OF AMERICANS BELIEVE THAT SADDAM
HUSSEIN WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE 9/11 ATTACKS?
HUSSEIN WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE 9/11 ATTACKS?

Drilling for Dollars 15.Jan.2004 10:21

Dick

Rather than produce something useful Halliburton & friends have learned it is profitable to mine the gold of the US taxpayer through neverending schemes of proposterous dimensions. This sounds like something right out of 'The Report of Iron Mountain'. Join the masses in a unifying cause that has a neverending cost with dubious benefit to the taxpayers. Gotta give Cheney credit at least he doesn't think small when it comes to deceit and thievery but it does make him small-minded in the human dimension.

Petroleum News 20.Feb.2004 00:12

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