Vexing Mud Flow Cause Disputed

Juli 18, 2008

Experts set for Cape Town
Vexing Mud Flow Cause Disputed

Considering the story is and has been about mud, it’s a remarkably clear (if somewhat contentious) debate.

And it’s a debate that’s been going on ever since mud started spewing from the ground like a gusher more than two years ago.

On May 29, 2006, on the eastern tip of the island of Java in Indonesia, a giant mud volcano erupted, filling the region with a noxious mix of mud, chemicals and, some would say, mendacity. Even before the mud started swallowing up homes and farms and railroad tracks, the questions were being asked.

The devastating Lusi mud volcano continues to take a tragic toll in eastern Java.

Photos courtesy of Richard Davies/Environmental Geology

Not “why” so much, but “how” and “who.”

John Snedden, an AAPG member who’s a reservoir connectivity prediction supervisor with ExxonMobil, wants to begin to answer those questions; so during the October AAPG International Conference and Exhibition in Cape Town, South Africa, he is putting together a symposium on what caused the disaster – natural or otherwise – now known as Lusi (from lumpur, the Indonesian word for mud). Baca entri selengkapnya »


Pemerintah Akan Tinjau Hasil Arbitrase Lapindo

Juli 16, 2008

Pemerintah Akan Tinjau Hasil Arbitrase Lapindo
Selasa, 15 Juli 2008 | 22:30 WIB

TEMPO Interaktif, Jakarta:Menteri Energi dan Sumber Daya Mineral Purnomo Yusgiantoro mengatakan pemerintah akan meninjau hasil persidangan arbitrase internasional yang menyatakan Lapindo Brantas Incorporated kalah.

Menteri Purnomo mengaku pemerintah belum menerima laporan adanya arbitrase tersebut. “Kami akan cek dulu, karena kami belum pernah dapat laporan ada
arbitrase Medco dengan Lapindo,” kata Purnomo di Jakarta, Selasa (15/7). Baca entri selengkapnya »


Kejagung Perlu Dalami Kotak Hitam Pengeboran Lapindo

Juli 15, 2008
Kejagung Perlu Dalami Kotak Hitam Pengeboran Lapindo

Senin, 14 Juli 2008 | 20:52 WIB

JAKARTA, SENIN Pihak Kejaksaan Agung perlu mendalami kotak hitam pengeboran PT Lapindo Brantas. Keterangan dalam kotak hitam itu dapat memberi petunjuk atas dugaan kesalahan teknis atau kesalahan manusia (human error)  dalam kasus semburan lumpur Lapindo. Baca entri selengkapnya »


Tenaga Panas Lumpur Lapindo

Juli 9, 2008

*Investor AS Bangun Pembangkit Listrik
Tenaga Panas Lumpur Lapindo
Indopos-JAKARTA – Semburan lumpur panas Lapindo di Sidoarjo selama dua tahun tanpa henti ternyata mengandung potensi bisnis besar. Buktinya, perusahaan energi asal Houston, Amerika Serikat, Vlocity Holding Inc berniat memanfaatkan panas tersebut untuk pembangkit listrik tenaga panas bumi (PLTP). Baca entri selengkapnya »


Mensos Serahkan Kunci Rumah Kepada 100 Korban Lumpur Lapindo

Juli 4, 2008

03/07/08 20:02
Mensos Serahkan Kunci Rumah Kepada 100 Korban Lumpur Lapindo
Sidoarjo (ANTARA News) – Menteri Sosial RI Bachtiar Chamsyah SE, Kamis menyerahkan kunci rumah secara simbolis kepada 100 warga korban lumpur Lapindo Brantas di Perumahan Kahuripan Nirwana Village (KNV) di Sidoarjo. Baca entri selengkapnya »