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Start with Introduction guys! 14 Replies

Just joined the group and there is no discussions. Lets post our intro's and see if any of us are connected down the line somewhere. Started in 79 on Safari Drilling rig#3, "The Yellow Dog", near…Continue

Started by Jeffery Jones. Last reply by phillip peters Apr 29, 2013.

West Texas oilfield

Hi All, I started out in midland, working for Dowell as a bulk cement driver in 1976. moved up to pump truck after about six months, worked for them appox five years. Then moved to Odessa as a…Continue

Started by Roger Payne Sep 22, 2011.

first time on the brake 3 Replies

 My first time on the brake was scary as hell and confusing also. I ran about 15 stands to my pusher that wanted to get out of his trailer for a while so he worked the board until relief showed up.…Continue

Started by jonathan daniel. Last reply by Adam Speights Apr 6, 2011.

Broke out in West Texas

Broke out in West Texas for Santa Fe Drilling Rig #10, lived in Monahans, TX. in the early eighties.Worked 7 and 7  in Sierra Blanca, TX. , FT Stockton, TX., and Mentone, TX. on days off worked for…Continue

Tags: rig, Fe, Sealand, Nabors, M-37

Started by Chris Koloski May 9, 2010.

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Comment by ricardo alaniz on August 12, 2013 at 4:31pm

brokeout in 2002 ,worked leadtong for same driller and on same rig for 3 yrs (evening tour),then went to motorman for about a week, got promoted to derrickman stayed at that spot for about 2 yrs then went to drilling, drilled daylights for several different companies.

Comment by Roy Byrd on November 29, 2012 at 8:59am
As a rig mover in Odessa, seems that lots of the work is headed to either the Mentone/Pecos area or towards Ozona direction. What gives?
Comment by Kurt Hughes on October 27, 2012 at 10:18am

I was told by my Brother in Midland that the boom around the area is playing out, is that true.  I'm down here in Bastrop and all the rigs are hiring out of the main office and everything is on hold till after Obama is gone.  Can't wait.  The article in Drilling Ahead by Curtis is right on time, to the point and concise.  Good Job Amigo!!

Comment by Kurt Hughes on October 27, 2012 at 10:09am

Broke out in 1968 for FWA, the Free Wheeling Assholes, out of Odessa and driving down to Shefield every evening. Those where the days of pennies for a gallon of gas.  Speaking of which my cousin posted an article of facebook which has a picture of a little old lady stating "Four years ago a gallon of gas was $1.86, now its $5.00 and you say the economy is better Mr. President.  Well, I may be old, but I'm not stupid!!"Photo

Comment by Theresa Quinteros on September 19, 2012 at 6:43pm

LOL Not sure this could go on my resume...one of my ex's was a consultant for Devon. My brother has(looking for work) worked for Sendero, Nabors, Felderhoff. My dad worked for Haliburton. So I guess the Oilfield is "who we are"

.... then there's the never ending love for the Roughneck... just sayin


Comment by William R. Teel on August 12, 2012 at 5:00pm

I am working for BHP outside Big Lake and Ozona.


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