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  • Odessa, TX
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Diana Shively Jun 13, 2009.

 

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RUSHMOND ASHIGBI left a comment for Floyd R
"Hello old school papa, am so proud of you ,you really my mentor , is being my prays that Jehovah the GOOD LORD GRANT You long life and all the old school members, good health that we may learn more from you , Rushmond your son."
Aug 7
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"Man, that was a good Christmas Day!"
Jul 24, 2013
Floyd R replied to Terri Crosby's discussion Drilling Rig Wages In North Dakota
"Those wages sound just about right on...I work for Patterson-UTI and they had some openings in ND...they were also offering $28.00 on the floor, so that sounds like it may be an industry standard..."
Mar 7, 2013
Floyd R commented on Drilling Ahead's page 4 West Texas Oilfield Workers Seriously Burned In Accident
"A company man who is a friend of mine always says, "I'd rather explain to the company why an operation took longer than it should have then explain to a widow and her kids why her husband is not coming home." Think about…"
Dec 18, 2012
Floyd R commented on Drilling Ahead's page 4 West Texas Oilfield Workers Seriously Burned In Accident
"One thing that is for sure is that we have to develop a "safety culture". We have got to be looking out for each other and looking at what is going on around us. Not just JRA's but DRA's also. For those of you who are not…"
Dec 18, 2012
Floyd R commented on Drilling Ahead's page Nabors Tells OSHA 'Get A Warrant' At Rig Accident Location In North Dakota
"Ain't allowed to call 'em "worms" anymore, gotta be politically correct...but y'all KNOW what I'm thinkin'...lol"
Dec 17, 2012
Floyd R commented on Drilling Ahead's page 4 West Texas Oilfield Workers Seriously Burned In Accident
"My prayers to the hands and their families. DrillOne, every company that I know of requires FRC. After about 20 or so washings though the FR treatment is washed out of the material. If you wash with degreaser and fabric softner the FR treatment…"
Dec 17, 2012
Floyd R commented on Drilling Ahead's page Another Robinson Drilling Death-San Angelo Man Killed In Oilfield Accident
"STOP. LOTO. Dynamic JRA's. Pre-tour and Post-tour Safety meetings. Safety doesn't just happen and it's not the responsibility of the Safety Department. The Safety Department isn't out there on the drill floor. We have to work…"
Aug 12, 2012
Floyd R replied to Junk Basket's discussion what you think it means to be "Old School" in the group Old School Oilfield Workers
"These young uns out in the field today cry like a baby if they can't get a ditch witch to dig their ditches for them...I remember digging cellers with a pick and shovel in the middle of winter, the same with spud ditches, one shovel wide and…"
May 30, 2012
Floyd R replied to Junk Basket's discussion what you think it means to be "Old School" in the group Old School Oilfield Workers
"LOL...I remember once the packing went out in a C-pump, I didn't have any packing to fix it with...I took some sashcord and a grease gun, filled the grease gun half and half with grease and silicone sealant...best darn packing job you ever saw,…"
May 30, 2012
Floyd R replied to Junk Basket's discussion what you think it means to be "Old School" in the group Old School Oilfield Workers
"...and by thye way, we worked 7 days ON and 7 days ON back then...if you wanted a day off you either traded a double with somebody or you picked up a "Time Order" and "put your clothes where the water can goes"..."
May 23, 2012
Floyd R replied to Junk Basket's discussion what you think it means to be "Old School" in the group Old School Oilfield Workers
"I was sitting in the Driller's Club at 2nd and Grant in Odessa, drunk on my b***. I think it was around 1975. A driller walked in looking for hands so I hired out to him. He told me to get my boots and hardhat and load up, we was heading for…"
May 23, 2012
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Jan 29, 2012
Floyd R commented on Drilling Ahead's blog post Your Thoughts On The BP Spill
"BP and their egg head engineers can shift the blame anywhere that they want to but the truth of the matter is that you don't start drilling out until you have tested the stack. It seems pretty damn obvious to me, a lowly roughneck, that the…"
Oct 21, 2011
Floyd R commented on Drilling Ahead's blog post Your Thoughts On The BP Spill
"I'm not a pusher, nor am I a company man...I'm a roughneck, now here's the deal...every day I take a crap, I don't need a company man or pusher to tell me how to wipe my arse...and I darn sure don't need one to let me know…"
Oct 21, 2011
Floyd R commented on Drilling Ahead's blog post Things You Won't Hear On A Drilling Rig!
"Son of a gun...Daylights REALLY did get it...."
Oct 21, 2011

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At 12:30am on August 7, 2014, RUSHMOND ASHIGBI said…

Hello old school papa,

am so proud of you ,you really my mentor , is being my prays that Jehovah the GOOD LORD GRANT You long life and all the old school members, good health that we may learn more from you ,

Rushmond your son.

At 1:33pm on October 2, 2009, Randi said…
Happy Birthday!
At 5:57am on August 24, 2009, Frank J. Shattuck said…
I was on that Adobe Six Shooter rig all last year consulting for St. Marys.
We were drilling just south of Midland & Odessa. Job shut down in Jan. I was already living in Colombia. I started S.S. and hunkered down for the bust.
I just turned 66 and am in excellent health but these bigger companies won't hardly work anyone over 60 so I don't know if I will ever work in oilfield again. Ah well it has been a good run from 18 to 66 so I ain't crying.
At 6:03am on August 23, 2009, Frank J. Shattuck said…
grew up around biglake & Ozona. Broke out drilling on rotary for Norwood. We drilled around Crane this was around 1965. Grew up on Cabletool rig between Iraan and Ozona. We came to Texas 1946 from Oklahoma. First town lived in in Texas was Best Worked for Tom Brown and FWA also after getting out of army 1967. Left USA 1970 and worked International 29 years. Returned to work USA 1999. Now in forced retirement & live comfortable in La Tebaida Colombia.
Pancho
At 4:35pm on June 21, 2009, Joe Gonzales said…
hey it is good to know a roughneck from Odessa how is the Desta drilling going?
At 6:21am on June 18, 2009, dsgrounds said…
another rougheneck from odessa cool
At 8:04am on June 8, 2009, Galen Cox said…
We''ll it looks like Karl found you yeah what Karl said come on over I know you like telling storys!!
At 8:13pm on April 17, 2009, Jonathan Britt said…
Welcome to the Site, glad to have you. When you get a chance come over to the group TEXAS ROUGHNECKS and tell us about yourself and sit in on the bs'in
At 7:00am on April 15, 2009, Alton Ray Spurlock said…
no,i am not related to him.I use to work for Greywolf in Midland,now i am working in Saudi Arabia.Are there more rigs going back to work yet in that area?

Alton
 
 
 
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