Thursday, September 18, 2014

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, Sept 17 Gas

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, 74 Degrees wind 2 ESE 79 % humidity partly cloudy morning to 93 Degrees wind 4 SSE gusting to 9, 46 % humidity mostly cloudy. You Can feel the heat in the breeze even tho the sun is hiding.

We are back to a slow traffic gate and are living with that fact. Yes it is boring but we are able to handle that aspect of gate guarding also. It is more interesting to talk with the different workers (companies) that come to do their task here at the oil well sites.


Oil company, or company man, the oil company that has the site has a person on site in charge of the work being performed. They normally do no actual work themselves, all contracted out to vendors. Transport companies delivering the products from manufacturing companies. Supply houses and “small parts houses” (hardware supplies) needed while working at the site. Services companies laborers doing anything not technical. “Gaggers" person, they are another vendor to check individual wells, tanks, water separators, read gages, adjust valves and other equipment at the oil well site.  A gager will from time to time shut in a well (turn it off) for other maintenance. Safety companies that are here to protect personnel and detect for poison gas (H 2 S). There support companies that bring in support equipment (fork lifts, people lifts, light towers and port-o-let toilets.
Gas Tanker
Across the paved road from us there is a compressor site with construction under way that has caused a gager to come in and shutter our wells for the day or longer for compressor station maintenance. Latter today I have noticed there are to tanker trucks coming to load out the compressed gas, the neighborhood is very quite today as thge driveway for that operation is directly across from our driveway. We hear the trucks entering and leaving the compressor site, but they do not trip our alarm.
Across the paved road

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