Friday, April 18, 2014

Dilly, Texas - Buster’s Gate Apr 16 - 18

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Dilly, Texas - Buster’s Gate 42 degrees and partly sunny to 76 degrees and mostly sunny.

Bonnie went into Dilly to mail some cards today and shopped at the dollar store. Just stroking here at the gate up and down with the drilling operation. There is oil and at two different levels or rock formations. (To enlarge pictures; Click on picture to enlarge, click on the < in the upper left to return to the blog)
Trucks; Sand blue, left, cement vessel, red lay down pipe

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Dilly, Texas - Buster’s Gate 59 degrees and mostly cloudy to 81 degrees and partly sunny.

Our electric generator received its oil & filter change gate in and out normal and  new support companies coming in to support the drilling operation.

Friday, April 18, 2014
Dilly, Texas - Buster’s Gate 64 degrees and partly cloudy to 82 degrees and mostly sunny. 

The support companies came in overnight to lay down the drill pipe and cement the casing pipe after installation. I could hear strange noise as I was waking up this morning but it took until later in the morning to see and understand the operation of laying down the drill pipe the truck has a cradle hat is controlled by a cable with the pipe laid into then lowered to the table and rolled the pipe rack on the right side. The pipe on the left is casing awaiting to be installed and cemented in place.  

The drill pipe from the rack on the right is transported to another pipe rack by forklift for storage. After the second casing is installed there will be more work to the well bottom to allow the oil to flow into the well pumping area.

Drill pipe  storage

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