Life in the oilfield is a whirlwind. The last three weeks has been something like this:
Prepare a job. Brief the job. Send equipment. Wait. Job gets cancelled. Prepare a job. Brief the job. Send equipment. Send people to heliport. Job gets cancelled. Prepare a job. Brief the job. Send equipment. Send more equipment. More equipment gets cancelled. Job gets delayed. Wait. Job gets cancelled. Prepare a job. Brief the job. Wait. Job gets delayed……..
And so I wait patiently at the office. Sometimes I do work, sometimes I leave early. My job aspect of my life has been slightly boring, however, my life aspect of my life has been eventful and awesome.
“I have paturtle instincts”- DWShorty
“Don’t ever put your arm pits on the burgers!” -Skip
We got new engineers in Houma….. I now have the pleasure of introducing:
as can be seen in these photos, we took Spike and Noel to the shooting range with us to shoot some clays. We introduced them to all things Houma.
A few weekends ago, amid the job delays and dullness of life, I escaped to Houston for some family fun. Packing up Jerome in his travel tank, I drove us to see some family. We went to Zorro’s 2nd birthday party. My Uncle took an interest in trying to feed Jerome. This was his solution:
Attention Dear Readers: It is hurricane season in the Gulf. This has many different implications. At work, we discussed the different stages of hurricane alerts and eventual evacuation. My co workers and I have playfully dubbed this situation as a “hurrication”. Presently, all personnel offshore have been brought back to shore. This is a minor hurrication, as everyone is on shore. Jobs have been delayed, and there is minimal work to be done. While everyone was in town this weekend, we had an eventful time, as you may see from the photos above. Some of Beverly’s memorable toasts:
“To the company we’ll never love, to the company we’ll never leave…”
“Here’s to Houma!”
“To some of the greats people and worst engineers!”
For a full-fledged “hurrication”, we will be evacuated from Houma. My hurricaiton plans are to take the whole gang to Dallas.