Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Busters Gate Catarina, TX - Feb 14 - 18

Busters Gate Catarina, TX - Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Morning 52 Degrees, Wind NW at 9 to 14 Mph, Humidity 92%, Rain.
Afternoon 65 Degrees, Wind NW at 9 to 19 Mph, Humidity 53%, partly cloudy.

The welder was here again today to add small end caps. Without them the bolt could pass thru the opening or blow open as it did Sunday afternoon. He also placed a latch and chain on the fence post to hold the gate open.

Busters Gate Catarina, TX - Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Morning 45 Degrees, Wind NNW at 3 to 8 Mph, Humidity 72%, partly cloudy.
Afternoon 63 Degrees, Wind WNW at 12 to 16 Mph, Humidity %, mostly sunny.

Work continues fracking and coiled tubing.

Busters Gate Catarina, TX - Thursday, February 16, 2017
Morning 45 Degrees, Wind NNE at 5 to 6 Mph, Humidity 65%, mostly sunny.
Afternoon 70 Degrees, Wind SSE at 2 to 3 Mph, Humidity 35%, partly cloudy.

Sand trucks just keep coming day and night, we never know when one or more are to be going in or out the gate. Shift change for the crews on site are between four and six thirty morning and afternoon. During the day there are other vehicles coming for services or “information” gathering, what’s happening or how are things going.
Empty Chemical container leaving the gate
A sand truck on site time varies as to how things are going. Good times about an hour or two to actually unload. Then there is wait time if the fracking slows. Loaded trucks wait for a unloading “spot” there are seven spots to unload into to sand towers that dispense the sand to the frack. The sand is blown off the truck using a truck mounted air pump that supplies air to the bottom and top of the sand “tank”. Single trucks can unload faster than multiple trucks unloading at the same time.

Sand Truck coming in

Busters Gate Catarina, TX - Friday, February 17, 2017
Morning 47 Degrees, Wind variable, calm to 1 Mph, Humidity 84%, sunny.
Afternoon 81 Degrees, Wind variable at 2 to 5 Mph, Humidity 30%, sunny.

Busy Friday nothing special just more vehicles coming and going. Extra people checking things on the frack site and more coming to check on the existing wells and equipment. We also are having water trucks coming and going. Removing water from the “flow back that takes place. Most of the water that is used for fracking does come back up and has to be “disposed” off site.

Busters Gate Catarina, TX - Saturday, February 18, 2017
Morning 51 Degrees, Wind SE at 2 to 7 Mph, Humidity 74%, sunny.
Afternoon 85 Degrees, Wind variable at 4 to 13 Mph, Humidity 25%, sunny.

Kind of a slow day without the extra vehicles coming thru the gate.

We started a day or two ago removing the diamond shield from the front of Buster we started on the movable cover for the generator access. The diamond shield has cracked or checked and the lighter color it shows thru more. The cracked area is an opening exposing the adhesive still there and is collecting dirt. We are able to remove the plastic with a heet gun and putty knife. Actually applying the heet to the knife. The adhesive softens and the knife gets under the plastic and it is removed. Now we deal with removing the adhesive.

Left side and right side with diamond shield checked

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