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    Wayne Nash

    Courtin Advice For Young Roughnecks

    Courtin Advice for Young RoughnecksSince I just celebrated the 24th anniversary of the day I rescued with my bride, Lottie May, from boredom and oblivion, I figure I might be qualified to give some advice to some of the younger hands that might be courting for a bride. Bare in mind that Ive got some experience in these matters, as shes my third... @ started 7 years ago - replies: 9
    Junk Basket


    I remember one time back in the 80'S......the tool pusher asked me to bring two bags of miniature marsh mellows to the rig when i was working morning tour ....I didnt question it.when I got to the platform, he immediately dumped them into the mud tank. We were working with a new type of completion fluid.....the mud engineer (Mud Man) was named... @ started 7 years ago - replies: 1
    Jim D. Bural


    I was 20 and had only been home from the service about 6 months. This was in 76. I got my old derrick job back on Sharp Drilling, rig 48, an old M-58 Bethlehem.If I remember right it had Waukesha LRO natural gas fired motors. Anyway, we were setting the choke manifold with the boomline & catline. After we got it wrestled in place, I unhooked... @ started 7 years ago - replies: 6
    Junk Basket


    My Buddy Jim made a comment about Back In The Day.It got me to remembering how the life of a roughneck was thirty years agoHard to believe it, But I kinda missed those ole days, a roughneck then is/was way different from todays roughneck. The following story would be a Typical adventure we faced everydayIm sorry if its gets a little long winded,... @ started 7 years ago - replies: 4
    Junk Basket

    “My Neighbor Ray...Iron Men and Wooden Derricks"

    When my son was born twenty five years ago, we bought our first house in Santa Paula, California. I was working as a driller down in Long Beach on Shells Platform Eureka and Ellen.I met my across the street neighbor Ray Elder (His son has whats known today as Elders Oil Tools). Ole Ray at the time was around 85 yrs old and had a memory as sharp... @ started 7 years ago - replies: 5
    Donnie "Double D" Orgeron

    CFR Regs.

    I have been searching through the CFR Regs for a couple of hours and cannot find an answer for my question.What is the distance a non-classified piece of equipment can be located from a Class 1, Div 1 location, mainly the BOP stack.Can some one assist me with a CFR number and section so i can have proof for the operator. I have been looking in... @ started 7 years ago - replies: 3
    Steve Peters


    Ok Karl I have one for you and the guys. I remember one November night back in 1985 when I showed up for work on morning tour and it was just me and the derrickman which rode with me three hours one way to work. The other two hands were local hands that I hired because my original two floor hands were working on another rig until it finished up,... @ started 7 years ago - replies: 5

  • Latest Discussions

    Gabriel Gareca

    How often should drill pipe be inspected?

    Ive been reading about tubular inspections, but I dont find anything about the frecuency of tubular inspection. @ started 2 years ago - replies: 2


    Hi Friends How can one obtain Shut in drill pipe press while using safety valve inside string(flapper in bit sub)? @ started 2 years ago - replies: 2
    farah jamali

    NC, IF & REG difference

    Can anyone differentiate b/w these thread connections. I am really confused. specially interchanging b/w NC & IF. Thanks @ started 2 years ago - replies: 2
    Okan Su

    Piston stroke and piston diameter

    Hi all, I just want to ask if anybody knows the length of stroke and piston diameter of the top hammer hydraulic rock drills, which are RD 520 (produced by Sandvik), HLX 5 (Sandvik), and DHA 600 S (Tamrock) ? I contacted with many people, but I did not be able to reach the info, Could someone help me about it ? @ started 2 years ago - replies: 0
    Oluwaseun Oke

    K Rev

    Please, I need the formula for k rev calculation of roller cone type of bit.Thanks @ started 2 years ago - replies: 3
    Bill Dole

    Fluid Flow Downhole

    Hey, I'mtrying to get some info on fluid mechanics. Basically, what the flow pattern looks like downhole. Thanks for the help. @ started 2 years ago - replies: 1
    Mehdi Mir

    Question-Building Mud Pressure At BHA With Flow Restrictor Valve

    What are the effects of restricting mud flow at the BHA in order to build say 2000psi over annular? Will we blow a bypass valve at the surface or stall the mud pump? Is this not allowed at all in normal drilling operation? I know mud pulsers do this on a millisecond duration but I am talking about restricting and holding pressure for about a... @ started 2 years ago - replies: 1
    Jed Mitchener

    Experience with DTH Hammers and Bits?

    Does anyone have any experience using down-the-hole hammers in an oil&gas drilling situation? @ started 2 years ago - replies: 0
    Lyes  SS

    Completion Brine preparation problem

    A brine of 1.37 SG was pumped in order to complete a well, one hour few hours after, and while cleaning the mud tanks, the brine was found in the bottom of tanks as solid blocks (cristalized) as it is shown on the pictures. Does anybody know what can be the reason of that ? @ started 2 years ago - replies: 1
    Deepchand Singh Negi

    Why Is Stand Pipe Pressure Increasing?

    TheStand Pipe Pressure is continuously increasing and is more than the calculated value. Once the tripping is done it falls back for a small amount. But again keeps on rising. Any remedy or any reasons for that. Strainers are being employed @ started 2 years ago - replies: 4

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