Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Busters Gate Catarina, TX - Oct 14 - 17

Busters Gate Catarina, TX - Friday, October 14, 2016
Morning 72 Degrees, Wind E at 5 to 6 Mph, Humidity 85%, mostly sunny.
Afternoon 95 Degrees, Wind SE at 7 to 10 Mph, Humidity 34%, Scattered Clouds.
One more day of the caleche trucks finishing in the early afternoon today. Now the nice part first a pickup truck came that I signed in to the site and talking with him he told me two more trucks are behind him and they are going in to fix a gate. I replied no it is right here and with that he pulled over and I showed him the sag the gate has.

After the other trucks arrived sizing up the job of fixing the gate the three men proceeded to take action cutting the top hinge and re welding it while the backhoe held the gate at the right height to properly engage the locking pin. Finishing up the last caleche truck was leaving the gate. Now when the drill rig is brought in I can open both gates allowing the long five axle trailers more room to maneuver thru the gate onto the site.

My wife was up from her day sleep early and made the trip into Carrizo Springs to grocery shop. It being only a twenty-two-mile trip into “town” she was up for that. Those fifty mile each way trips for groceries was not her cup of tea. The whole trip was less than two and a half hours even learning the store’s layout.

Looking into Busters gate

Busters Gate Catarina, TX - Saturday, October 15, 2016
Morning 74 Degrees, Wind ESE at 5 to 7 Mph, Humidity 87%, mostly sunny.
Afternoon 96 Degrees, Wind S at 8 to 18 Mph, Humidity 35%, sunny.
Ah Saturday, that weekend feeling. Low volume of vehicles coming and going from our gate after three days of caleche trucks. College football, Florida State wins over Wake Forest.

Busters Gate Catarina, TX - Sunday, October 16, 2016
Morning 72 Degrees, Wind SE at 5 to 7 Mph, Humidity 87%, mostly sunny.
Afternoon 95 Degrees, Wind variable at 4 to 6 Mph, Humidity 47%, Scattered Clouds.
A nice weekend Sunday with low gate traffic, NFL football and NASCAR what could be better. That was all the activity I could handle.

Busters Gate Catarina, TX - Monday, October 17, 2016
Morning 74 Degrees, Wind SE at 5 to 6 Mph, Humidity 87%, mostly sunny.
Afternoon 97 Degrees, Wind S at 6 to 9 Mph, Humidity 34%, sunny.
With all the material in for the new well pad they are finishing the surface. There are other completed wells inside this gate and pipelines and compressor facility for the natural gas collection. These wells and facilities get regular “visits” every day. So every morning I get a stream of gaugers and facilities “checkers” that are here for a short time and are gone unless there is a problem and they return to correct that. The equipment have alarms that send a signal when something is out of order and the gauger responds to that. Sometimes they have to call in help and other support to correct the problem.

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