My name is Erik Ortiz and i am 20 years old (almost 21 ya houuu , haha)
Iám been Roughnecking Since I move to Oklahoma around May 2006
Just looking for a Job.. But what i never tought what my cousin Carlos
was gonna invite me to see his job.. I remember when he tould me
tu find some Stilltoe boots and that he was gonna let me borrow a hardhat
that he was gonna pick me up at 3:00 am, and he did.
It was really foggie night, so i couldn see more then 7 feet on road, we drove maybe two hours
and i remember him saying SHIIIIT!!!!!!! THEY ARE TRIPPING.....
I couldnt see anything, it was really foggie, and then i heard them big motors running
and i was sorprise. I walk up there slowly making sure anything fail in my head haha
and they were holding a** going in the hole
troing chain, i was really SORPRISE AND MAYBE A LITTLE SCARE
them i ask my cousin
What about the worm, its he down there picking bolts or something????
HE point to this guy that weight around 210 punds and stabing pipe, and he said
Thats the new guy!!! THE WORM...
at that time i thougf that this job was not for me, that I may get kill in an hour, but
i stay there 12 hours, they trip all the way IN. then my cousing came down off derrick
and i dindt get to see im up there cause i was sacer to look up,
but then he took me to his office, the MudHOUSE mixing chemicals
and that how I met the OILFIELD.........
So I been roughnecking since then, but right now is just kind of weird be working with
all this toolpushers i mean my driller just to push tools on rig 18
relieve just to be a pusher too! actually theres toolpushers working floor on the other
hitch. and one of the Tool pusher just to be a Superintendent, just waiting for someone
to f*** it up and give the room to a diferent Tool Pusher. My job just to be FUN. not