World Oilfield Forum
Back @ 1983 I was elected to supervise the drilling of a +/- 930' deep gas well for my employer, Texas Oil and Gas. Well was a few miles up the Guadalupe River from Victoria, TX.
Met the contractor in Nursery, TX. He was from George West, TX and had a "geranium" rig. He had been drilling for uranium around George West, TX. It was a water well rig redesigned to drill gas wells.
We got 'er done.
But while we were rigging up and I was digging the "mud system" with a backhoe, I noticed two sacks of gel in the back of his truck.
Had to ask....why didn't you bring four sacks? Do you think two is enough?
He took a drag, and said.........I thought four would be excessive...........
We got the well done.
End of story.
No.....there was a one day shut down for a wedding at the Bwana Club in Corpus Christi...but that's another story..........