Monthly Archives: February 2014

Closed, Cookies & Quiet

The wells were turned on this morning and they’re flowing away.  They purged the lines this afternoon.  Being safety conscious we were asked to close the gates and not allow any traffic in.  No traffic was allowed to leave the pad either.  The ‘purge’ lasted less than 30 minutes and then we were back in … Continue reading »

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Moonrise, Rig Down & Banana Bread

We had a beautiful moonrise last night.  Michael and I missed seeing it but one of our gate guarding friends caught a beautiful picture of it.  She was nice enough to let me share it with you!  Thanks, Debbie! I enjoyed my time off yesterday but today it’s back to work!  We’re going gradually get … Continue reading »

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Valentine’s Day Isn’t Just For Sweethearts

Hope your Valentine’s Day was as nice as mine!  I stayed in bed until nearly 8:00 am and in my pajamas until after 9:00 am!  Michael was up at 5:00 am but came back to bed about 6:30 and slept until 8:00 am.  A very nice way to start the day. We don’t normally do … Continue reading »

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Show Me The Money!

Monday evening the rig broke down and someone had to come in to repair it.  Since he didn’t have the necessary parts to fix it (transmission troubles) he slept on site and then left early in the morning to get the parts.  Once he was back with the parts he was in and out in … Continue reading »

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Workover Well Underway

The last vehicle came in just before 10:00 pm last night (crew that are living on the pad) and the first this morning was in just after 5:30 am so Michael was able to sleep in bed with me and we had NO interruptions at all!  Heavenly.  Although Michael says he wakes up a lot…I’m … Continue reading »

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Workover Rig, BBQ And A Handy Guy

It’s been very quiet in our little corner of the oil patch the last few days.  We’ve averaged just 75 vehicles a day since the workover rig came in, where we were averaging about 100 vehicles per day during wireline.  No complaints here!  We’re enjoying the semi-peace and will continue to since we get paid … Continue reading »

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One Phase Ends And Another Begins…

It’s still COLD in south Texas, darn it!  We had a high of about 40 yesterday and today should warm up to 38!  Woohoo!  Ok…so I know it’s not as cold as many other places….but dang it we’re in SOUTH Texas!  When you’re not used to those kind of temps anymore…it gets uncomfortable!  It dipped … Continue reading »

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Payday Woes

It seems that the wireline portion of the oil process is pretty quiet.  We’ve averaged about 100 vehicles since the wireline process started….less than half of what we averaged during fracking. The weather continues to be crazy.  Yesterday it misted all morning and then in the afternoon the sun came out and we had a … Continue reading »

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Ladies Luncheon & Wireline

We expected a quiet night last night but we were wrong.  Michael was fairly busy with water trucks, equipment deliveries, etc.  He claims he was able to sleep in between vehicles but it couldn’t have been very much. The last of the coiled tubing equipment pulled out about 7:00 am.  Before all of the coiled … Continue reading »

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Dropping Temps & End of Coiled Tubing

From a beautiful day with a high around 80 yesterday to a rainy, gloomy, windy day with a high around 45 today!  Fickle Mother Nature sure doesn’t know how to make up her mind!  We had the air conditioning going yesterday and today…the space heater! We had just 72 vehicles pass through the gate yesterday … Continue reading »

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