Thursday, April 3, 2014

Dilly, Texas - Buster’s Gate Apr 2

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Dilly, Texas - Buster’s Gate 60 degrees and cloudy misty rain to 91 degrees and mostly sunny.

Well the pipe crew was back to finish up this morning in the picture the pipe (casing) is laid out to the left and the threads are shining (standing out in the picture) then pressure washing all the pipe. On the right is drill pipe awaiting to go into the ground.

Bonnie and I had an e-mail from our daughter Chris asking if this gate is better than the last gate. My answer is different, as this is the first gate where we are right there at the pad area where all the action is taking place. Viewing all the activity out Buster’s left side windows. Buster is parked twenty-five feet from the county road (dirt) that is not as good as the last gate where we were 200 plus feet off the paves TX 99 road. Here all day there are water trucks running the county road and when it is dry the dust cloud drifts over to our side most times.  The big difference is the water and fuel services provided by this company is better (larger capacity tanks) than the company we worked for last year. This is our second gate where actual well drilling is taking place. The rig here is smaller (the size of the platform) so there are fewer men working and fewer contractors supporting the operation.

The drill pipe is coming out again tonight, and they do not tell us what is happening, we just can see the double section stacked there on the platform.

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