So, if “during his tour, a roughneck punched holes from a rig while watching a stripper,” you’d think that for a guy he could really multi – task, right? No, he’s actually doing one project on a time frame.
Let’s get familiar with some more terms. There are many, but these will suffice right now:
1. Seep – as in oil seep, places were oil literally squeezes out of the ground.
2.Setting – refers to placing casing, or pipe, in a well.
3.Spider – a heavy, steel frame over the mouth of the hole in rotary drilling.
4.Stove pipe – welded or riveted casing.
5.Swivel Necks: rotary drillers.
6.Thief – an instrument for removing oil samples from a tank.
7.Tool pusher – foreman of the drilling crew.
8. Stripper: a small volume but steadily producing oil well.
9.Three – D Seismic- Use of seismic waves to create a three-dimensional image of subterranean rock formation.
10.Wildcatting – the process of drilling exploratory wells.
Now that you all are beginning wildcat oil drillers (A wildcat is a test well drilled on unproved land) let’s take a look at the hazards of pulling oil out of the ground.