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A Quick Read....

Miss K controlling traffic

I normally try to do at least 700 words to constitute a decent blog post; I think I will fall short today. We have been really busy this week– 1 rig drilling; they will punch two holes side by side and be here for about a month if all goes well. 3 workover rigs; even though they have smaller crews they are running 24/7 and 3 of them add to the traffic considerably. One frac crew – sand truck after sand truck and one new pad construction; 200 loads of rock in 2 days. These numbers will mean little to most readers but the folks doing the oil field gate guard thing will know what that means as far as traffic through the gate.   It has been pretty brutal.

Speaking of,  fellow gate guarder John wrote a good piece in his blog about what the oil field gate guard life is all about and how the RV forums are probably not your friend when it comes to researching this subject.  I despise internet commandos and John called a spade a spade.   From my visitor logs, I know quite a few readers are arriving here looking for oilfield gate guard info,  if you fall in that category you need to visit John’s blog as well.

I guess the 2010 census surprised plenty of people when the numbers showed there is a pretty substantial migration out of rural West Texas.   I wonder where those surprised folks have been?  They certainly have not been through Sanderson, Wink, Big Lake or Crane lately. Don’t have to be Einstein to figure out all the boarded up stores and empty main streets  mean the folks have gone somewhere else.  Since we are doing the Terlingua deal, I try to keep up with the happenings out that way — here is an article on Lonely West Texas.

Hmmmph,  309 words and I am wasted.  No more words and no energy to write them if there was.

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3 comments to A Quick Read….

  • Wow! Mega-traffic! My head would be ringing! We move next week to a site where they’re going to punch two holes. Reading your blog today, and John’s, sent me on a quick forum search. You guys are so right! Funny that the most negative people (as John said) haven’t even done this! I love the job, the people, Texas(in spite of the weather). Glad there are folks out there like you guys to keeping the record straight.

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    • admin

      When they move the rig to the second hole it is called skidding over.

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  • John Duncan

    Dang!! A frac, a rig and three workover rigs?? WOW!! You guys are in the belly of the beast over there!! Get some rest, my friend!!

    Thanks for the mention! Just called it as I see it.

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