FWGS November 2020 Virtual Luncheon
Time & Location
Time: 11:30 am Virtual Social Icebreaker, Noon Speaker Presentation
Speakers: Troy Tittlemier, CEO MagmaChem Research Institute
Title: Identifying anomalies in worldwide data that has led to a completely new way to look at rock
Abstract: The importance of deep hydrothermalism as an Earth-scale process on our water planet has been revealed by a combined research team of North American and Norwegian geologists over the last 18 years. Prior to 2002 (1977 to 2002) under MagmaChem and Associates, the research had focused on metal and geothermal deposits, which led to the development of an overarching concept of a layered Earth model (Figure 1). The layered Earth model provided a platform and a whole-Earth conceptual context within which to develop the Ultra-Deep Hydrothermal (UDH, Figure 2) Oil model and its numerous, related conceptual spinoffs, which now is included and embraced within Ultra-Deep Hydrothermalism.
This research has been conducted as industry-funded science to support exploration and has not been formally published. It is now time for this research to become public. Potentially, the deep hydrothermalism concept is as significant as the formerly revolutionary concept of plate tectonics.
As summarized, continuance of this research could change organizing paradigms for sedimentary rock formation such as that for carbonaceous black shales, dolomite, salt, and oil formation. It could change ideas about the mechanics of plate tectonics, origin of life, governance of climate change and extinction events through geologic time and punctuated evolution. Concepts governing the petrology of igneous rocks, how the Earth is structured, the importance of mud volcanism on a worldwide scale, will also change how we think about planetary geology. Finally, the addition of a new rock type to the pantheon of terrestrial rocks (igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic, and hydrothermal) that embraces the rocks and rock forming processes of this global hydrothermalism is a necessary reality.
Anomalies in the Conventional Model
The previous explanatory framework reveals many anomalies that falsify the conventional petroleum model. The presentation is a list that includes some of the unexplained or inadequately explained problems with the conventional model.
These smaller scale anomalies, while explanatory frameworks have provided for individual knowledge specialties, falsify the conventional oil model. The broader UDH paradigm integrates the smaller-scale conceptual compartments into an explanation for all the anomalies. The UDH paradigm also explains major, specific, ‘black swan’ anomalies in a number of epistemological categories (for example, the occurrence of crystallized talc in saline deposits and the co-formation of petroleum and its host rocks). In this context, the well-known aphorism: 'Science consists of islands of conformity surrounded by oceans of ignorance,' is entirely appropriate. We trust that readers of this document will be encouraged by what are considered to be preliminary results that are backed up by considerable empirical, validational force.
Figure 2: The Ultra-Deep Hydrothermal (UDH) Model
Bio: As a counselor for the Southwest Section (SWS) Energy and Minerals Division (EMD) of the AAPG, I work diligently on finding the most relevant data and interpretations available to share with the community. As a SWS AAPG Delegate, I also pay close attention to what's working best for the energy industries in the SWS area (SE New Mexico, West Texas to Fort Worth/Dallas), and what the future challenges and concerns are that we face as geoscientists. Become more active with your local AAPG community, your future will be rewarded by doing so.
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