Jalur KA Tanggulangin-Porong Ambles Dua Centimeter

April 22, 2010
Jalur KA Tanggulangin-Porong Ambles Dua Centimeter

Surabaya (ANTARA) – Rel kereta api di ruas jalur Tanggulangin-Porong, Kabupaten Sidoarjo, Jawa Timur, ambles sekitar dua centimeter akibat adanya semburan baru lumpur panas PT Lapindo Brantas.

“Kami mendapatkan informasi rel di jalur itu ambles hingga mencapai dua sentimeter. Namun, hingga kini belum sampai mengganggu perjalanan kereta api,” kata Humas PT Kereta Api Daerah Operasi VIII/Surabaya, Catur Herry Winarno, Rabu. Baca entri selengkapnya »


Human error to blame for Indonesia’s mud volcano: scientists

Februari 13, 2010

Scientists Friday unveiled fresh evidence that gas drillers were to blame for unleashing a mud volcano in Indonesia’s East Java that claimed 14 lives and displaced tens of thousands of people. 

In a paper published by the journal Marine and Petroleum Geology, a group led by experts from Britain’s Durham University said the new clues bolstered suspicions the catastrophe was caused by human error.

The company being fingered for the disaster, drilling firm Lapindo Brantas, replied in the same journal that the “Lusi” mud volcano was unleashed by an earthquake at Yogyakarta, 280 kilometres (174 miles) away.

Lusi’s mud has been devouring land and homes in Sidoarjo district since May 2006, imperilling as many as 100,000 people through subsidence and inflicting damage at 4.9 billion dollars, according to an estimate by an Australian expert. Baca entri selengkapnya »


Can drilling trigger a mud volcano?

November 13, 2008

Can drilling trigger a mud volcano?

New evidence presented at the Geological Society of London seeks to clear drilling operations as a cause of Java’s 2006 mud volcano.
Article By Tayvis Dunnahoe
Published Nov 7, 2008

On May 29, 2006, the island of Java, the most populated island in the World, experienced a mud volcano that has since displaced an estimated 40,000 residents. It currently vents 5.2 MMcf of hot mud per day. The eruption has been named LUSI, a compendium of “lumpur” (the Indonesian word for mud) and Sidoarjo, the town near where the eruption occurred.
The causes of the eruption have not been unanimously decided although a vocal group of scientists have attributed the event to the drilling of Lapindo Brantas Inc.’s Banjar Panji-1 nearby. Baca entri selengkapnya »


LUSI – Oleh: Widjajono Partowidagdo

November 3, 2008

Diambil dari Mailist IndoEnergi – LUSI – Oleh: Widjajono Partowidagdo

Seorang Pejabat Tinggi Negara mengirim sms kepada penulis: Saya baca pengambilan keputusan ilmiah (?) melalui voting di sidang AAPG. Bukankah dalam ranah ilmiah kita pegang teguh bahwa sebuah teori itu benar sebelum ada teori lain yang lebih benar?. Penulis jawab: Voting adalah pengambilan keputusan politik. Politik adalah proses yang menentukan pandangan-pandangan (values) siapa yang akan berlaku di masyarakat. Dia sms lagi: Tapi itu terjadi di pertemuan ilmiah bergengsi?. Penulis jawab: It happened in the past. Galileo masuk penjara dan Socrates minum racun karena voting. Baca entri selengkapnya »


Laporan Konferensi AAPG di Cape Town Afrika-Selatan

Oktober 30, 2008

Ada dua laporan dari lokasi pertemuan ini.

Yang kedua dibawah ini tulisan dari Rudi Rubiandini yang ikut hadir dalam pertemuan ilmiah AAPG di cape town.

Laporan Konferensi AAPG di Cape Town Afrika-Selatan Tentang Lumpur Sidoardjo 28 Oktober 2008

” 42 AHLI DUNIA BERPENDAPAT LUMPUR SIDOARDJO DIAKIBATKAN OLEH KESALAHAN PEMBORAN DAN HANYA 3 AHLI YANG SETUJU KARENA GEMPABUMI”

AAPG 2008 International Conference & Exhibition dilaksanakan di Cape Town International Conference Center, Afrika Selatan, tanggal 26-29 Oktober 2008, merupakan kegiatan tahunan yang diselenggarakan oleh American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) dihadiri oleh ahli geologi seluruh dunia. Baca entri selengkapnya »


Lumpur Lapindo Tidak Dapat Ditutup, Kata Geolog Internasional

Oktober 23, 2008

22/10/08 18:04
Lumpur Lapindo Tidak Dapat Ditutup, Kata Geolog Internasional
Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Para geolog internasional sepakat bahwa semburan lumpur panas di Sidoarjo, Jawa Timur adalah “mud volcano” yang merupakan produk remobilisasi sedimen dan aliran fluida di wilayah cekungan bumi yang lemah, karena itu semburan itu tidak bisa ditutup. Baca entri selengkapnya »


Report confirms drilling, not earthquake, caused Java mud volcano

Juni 11, 2008

The main vent of the Lusi mud volcano taken within a few months of eruption. (Durham University photo) Report confirms drilling, not earthquake, caused Java mud volcano

The main vent of the Lusi mud volcano taken within a few months of eruption. (Durham University photo)

A two-year old mud volcano which is still spewing huge volumes of mud, has displaced more than 30,000 people and caused millions of dollars worth of damage was caused by the drilling of a gas exploration well, an international team of scientists has concluded. Baca entri selengkapnya »


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