When it rains, the ground turns into soggy clay, which means you can’t move this rolling monster. Well, I’m on my second day of being rained out, after experiencing 35 degree weather for a while. Thirty five degree weather is fun, because those coveralls, hardhats, and gloves you see everyone wearing is mandatory. Hooray for heatstroke.
So I’m bored. Stuck here Grainde Prairie, about two weeks before I come home. Only me, this hotel room, and this laptop. Enjoy some rig photos. This is where your gasoline comes from! The whole rig folds up and drives away when we’re finished with the site. Our rig only stays on location to “service” the well–once it’s flowing, we drive off and go to the next hole. Long days, good pay, and lots of stupid, heavy, awkward things to pack around all day.
It’s probably hard to tell, and hard to visualize, but our rig only includeds the red platform. The big tall white unti with the two platforms on it, and the guys standign on top is a snubbing unit. It comes on the back of a truck, and gets hoisted up and we bolt it to the top of the well. It’s to remove, insert pipe into the oil well while it’s under pressure. With the pictured well, it produces naturual gas. So if one were to release the pressure, you’d have lots of fun explosive gasses shooting out! It happened to us a week before, with a mixture of gasses and some crude oil pooping out of the top of the well, which is bad.