Thursday, February 16, 2017

Busters Gate Catarina, TX - Feb 5 - 8

Busters Gate Catarina, TX - Sunday, February 5, 2017
Morning 52 Degrees, Wind variable, calm to 1 Mph, Humidity 93%, overcast.
Afternoon 8 Degrees, Wind  at  to  Mph, Humidity %, .

Fracking started this morning with the crew starting extra early for a safety meeting before work.  My wife caught the morning shift coming in before her shift was done. I therefore had an easy day until the night shift came in the late afternoon then it seems like there is a few minutes of free time until the morning shift is trying to exit and leave the gate.

During the day there was a run of sand trucks and other vehicles but less then a week day. Diesel fuel tanker trucks, two of them, the equipment is very thirsty as those diesel fuel tank trucks can hold eight thousand gallons each.

Sand Truck
Busters Gate Catarina, TX - Monday, February 6, 2017
Morning 66 Degrees, Wind variable, calm to 1 Mph, Humidity 93%, overcast.
Afternoon 79 Degrees, Wind S at 4 to 7 Mph, Humidity 62%, partly sunny.

The day fracking crew is coming in the gate even before I get up in the morning and then there is the night crew going out as I am having breakfast. The piping crew starts coming just before six o’clock. So the shift change time is the busiest time morning and afternoon. With the two different work projects it extends the shift change time period for us.    

Sunrise at the gate
Busters Gate Catarina, TX - Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Morning 64 Degrees, Wind variable, calm to 1 Mph, Humidity 93%, partly sunny.
Afternoon 88 Degrees, Wind NE at 3 to 5 Mph, Humidity 45%, mostly sunny.

Work continues as it is surprising to me that the piping/welders are working the same site and there is no problems with vapors from the fracking operation, safety. Vehicles coming and going all day with normal day shift operations on other parts of the ranch. Never knowing when the next sand truck is coming or going. The normal daily operations get routine with there arrival or the amount of time they are on site make them fairly predictable coming and going thru the gate.

Busters Gate Catarina, TX - Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Morning 63 Degrees, Wind variable to 7 Mph, Humidity 38%, mostly sunny.
Afternoon 91 Degrees, Wind NNW at 7 to 18 Mph, Humidity 19%, mostly sunny.

A new normal, this afternoon the piping crew done for now. Now the fracking crew and daily gaugers are our main vehicles coming and going. I am noticing that the sand trucks coming out are more likely to be before, during or just after shift change in the morning and night.

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