|The sunsetting on my time in Calgary.
Off to the field.
For this project we would be drilling a pilot hole of 12 inches and pulling an 8 inch product line back through for our client's field just South of Fort St. John, BC. Total length of 1734 m which is pretty damn long and scheduled for 33 days. Let's see how it goes...
All packed up and ready to head North. Check out those Ridgeline features.
|"Crush" loaded up for the trip
|That reminds me I need some new tires.
|Speed trap 2 or 3?
|Speed trap 4 or 5?
|My old backyard, Fox Creek
|The old house in Fox Creek
|I really didn't remember this place
|And limited cell service.
|Holy shit, am I getting close to Alaska?
|Dawson Creek, just over the Alberta / BC border
|Safe passing Ass!
|Rush hour on the Alaska Highway
|I can't see shit
|Rig getting set up.
|Welcome to the night
|20 degree entry angle, that's pretty big, trust me
|Big as my apartments in Argentina
|Trying to keep the trip short so I
could get home and to bed.
Walmart, Farmer's Market, No Frills
|Boom! from the blasting sun.
|Taylor, BC off the Peace River
|Wild steel bridge
|Towards Taylor again
|Fall colours, amazing
|Back to site and bed and then to work 7pm to 7am.
NO DAYS OFF!
|Augering out the casing and pounding some more
|Welding more casing, 40 m total
|Tricon drill bit same as they use
in Down hole drilling of wells.
|Putting the bit in to the casing.
|Drilling away, 1734 m to go...
|Mud fluid that helps clean and maintain the hole
|Mud weight test
|Mud solids taken out of the fluid
by the centrifuges
|Reminds me a vietnam movies
|Nice full moon
|The crew washing uniforms with a pressure washer
|Lovely morning coming
|A little rain makes a mess.
|Frac walking plan
|Dry enough to go for a Frac Walk?
|Yep, spending $3,000,000 to cross a 1 m stream.
|Climbing up the steep bank
|Enlisted Chris to help with the GI Joe
|Sweet facial hair
|Multiples of Cobra
|Lots of multiples of cobra
|Who's this guy?
|Oh shit, Humpty dumpty?
|NBA players making too much money
|Make shift plates by the HDD crew
|Mud sample, but yes could be a turd