Monthly Archives: March 2014

Chillin’, Plannin’ & Celebratin’

After the past 7 days being busier than we’re used to, averaging 341 vehicles passing through the gate, Saturday and Sunday were a welcome change of pass!  Saturday we saw just 112 vehicles and Sunday dropped to 89 vehicles.  Sunday night Michael actually slept in the bed with me…although we did have a few vehicles … Continue reading »

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Frac Ends, Coiled Tubing Arrives & The Gate Bites The Dust…Again

It’s been a few days and thought it was time to write a post…which usually means a longer post…sorry! It’s been on the busier side since last Saturday, averaging 387 vehicles per day.  Monday was the busiest day with 495 vehicles passing through the gate.  I was pretty darn pooped by the end of the … Continue reading »

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Good Bye H&P 466!

The crew that pressure washes the rig and all of its various parts worked through the night and into today as everything was disassembled and readied to move. It was really interesting to see everything come together with the moving of the rig this morning.  There were so many different vehicles going here and there, … Continue reading »

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Rig Move Continues, Lunch & A Repaired Gate

Another windy, gloomy day here in the oil patch.  Once again, I brought in the off-door slide to protect it from being ripped off…makes the living room pretty cozy actually!  It was chilly enough that the space heater turned off and on throughout the day. Yesterday ended up being our busiest day since we started … Continue reading »

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Wow! Crazy Busy!

I think we’re starting to get back into our routine again.  Michael is working nights from 6:30 or 7:00 pm until 6:30 or 7:00 am.  Nights are busy enough to keep him awake and busy enough for me to have to sleep with a pillow over my head…that’s gets kinda warm after a while! The … Continue reading »

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A Boo Boo, NuWave, Sand & Cement

Our rig crew changes every 7 days and Wednesday was ‘crew change day’.  Michael had quite a few guys coming in from their days off throughout the night.  I believe that shifts run from 5:30 to 5:30 so guys were arriving up til that point and then others started leaving shortly thereafter to start their … Continue reading »

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Errands, Sand Delays, A Tour And Goodies

I made the trek into Kenedy to pick up some groceries, make a few phone calls and stop at the UPS store to give them our email address rather than our phone number since our phones don’t work here.   (We had a few packages sent there so it was closer for us to pick … Continue reading »

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Wowza!

Not a whole lot to say this evening other than…I’m pooped!  The morning started off kind of steady but about 11:20 am the bottom fell out when Halliburton arrived with all of their frac equipment.  Halliburton is the company that will do the actual frac.  At one point I had about 10 trucks lined up … Continue reading »

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Drilling Continues, Frac Equipment Arrives

The last couple of days have been fairly quiet with just under 100 vehicles passing in and out of our gate.  It’s a nice way to gear up for what we know will be some busy days once the frac starts and the rig starts moving out at the same time. Traffic for C pad … Continue reading »

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SURPRISE!

I had a beautiful morning!  I was up at 5:00 am, my normal 5:15 am rig worker came in and by 10:00 am I’d only logged in 3 vehicles!  By 1:30 we hadn’t completed 1 page (24 vehicles).  The majority of the traffic we did have was going to the C pad where the frac … Continue reading »

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