Friday, January 6, 2017

Busters Gate Catarina, TX -Dec 30 - Jan 4

Busters Gate Catarina, TX - Friday, December 30, 2016
Morning 50 Degrees, Wind variable, calm to 1 Mph, Humidity 55%, partly cloudy.
Afternoon 56 Degrees, Wind SSE at 1 to 9 Mph, Humidity 33%, overcast.

The drilling is nearing the end then casing (pipe) and cementing to complete the drilling process.

Busters Gate Catarina, TX - Saturday, December 31, 2016
Morning 51 Degrees, Wind SE at 1 to 3 Mph, Humidity 82%, overcast, rain.
Afternoon 73 Degrees, Wind variable, calm to 2 Mph, Humidity 54%, clearing to partly sunny.

Holiday routine starting with low volume of traffic today.

Busters Gate Catarina, TX - Sunday, January 1, 2017
Morning 56 Degrees, Wind NNW at 4 to 9 Mph, Humidity 90%, partly cloudy.
Afternoon 78 Degrees, Wind SSW at 6 to 9 Mph, Humidity 50%, mostly sunny.

Happy New Year to all the readers. Holiday routine today, low gate traffic means no deliveries but we do have gaugers coming and going. Even the rig live ins are not going out very much, probably too tired after a long hard shift. There is problems completing the casing pipe installation, the last 31 pieces are giving the rig problems.

Busters Gate Catarina, TX - Monday, January 2, 2017
Morning 61 Degrees, Wind variable at 1 to 6 Mph, Humidity 92%, partly sunny.
Afternoon 78 Degrees, Wind NW at 3 to 13 Mph, Humidity 21%, sunny.

They completed the casing pipe this morning, and gate traffic has picked up. The crew is making ready for the rig move. Seems like the drilling “mud” is moving first as there are three different companies that have three tank trucks moving mud to the new location. About thirty-six miles from here. That site is nineteen miles off the paved road.

Busters Gate Catarina, TX - Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Morning 49 Degrees, Wind NNW at 8 to 11 Mph, Humidity 60%, mostly sunny.
Afternoon 80 Degrees, Wind variable, calm to 2 Mph, Humidity 24%, sunny.

Busy day with flatbed trucks and pickup trucks coming to help dis assemble the rig for the move out.

I got a text asking the fuel in the generator trailer and that resulted in a fuel delivery a short time later.
Around two o’clock the generator was winding down and electric went down. Going out to the generator is was just bearly running. Turned it off and checked the oil, just in case, ok. Restarted and it seemed good turned on power and it was ok. Inside Buster the television was rebooting. And it repeated. I beleave the fuel tank has dirt of some kind and that blocked fuel flow. I got Buster’s generator on line, mainly for the air conditioners. Our afternoon temperatures was making it hot inside and I needed to have it cool for my wife sleeping. I called for service and he was here within the hour. It was decided the external fuel pump had failed starving the engine fuel supply. With that changed the generator engine worked fine.

Busters Gate Catarina, TX - Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Morning 45 Degrees, Wind E at 9 to 11 Mph, Humidity 71%, partly cloudy.
Afternoon 56 Degrees, Wind E at 5 to 9 Mph, Humidity 55%, partly sunny.

Rig move continues I had forty vehicles in the gate in the first hour. Generator is still running fine but the last fuel pump was only on the generator trailer for nine days.

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