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A Lull or the End of the Boom?

Workers in the Bakken are getting nervous. Oil prices are free falling, and the lay offs have started. Everyone has a prediction on what will happen, but only time will tell. I will say this: now is not a good … Continue reading

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A Silly But Fun Oilfield Country Rock Song

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Sometimes A Little Faith

The first drilling rig I ever set foot on was the Faith 4. As the Black Pearl is to pirate ships, so is Faith 4 to drilling rigs. Faith 4 is a rig from the old school, built in the … Continue reading

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A Glimpse At The “Backwards” Schools Of The Past

Abandoned architecture seems to be a popular subject on the blog. I look at these old schools and reflect on how broken our modern system is. Just because one room school houses were humble in appearance doesn’t mean they weren’t … Continue reading

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My #1 Piece of Advice for Guaranteeing a Job in North Dakota

Id you want to be 100% sure of a job when you get here, Get a Commercial Driver’s License before you arrive. There is always a need for truck drivers out here. Beyond that, many oilfield jobs require a CDL … Continue reading

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Using Tourniquets

As they say, a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. At the oilfield services company where I work they like to post pictures of the gruesome accidents people have on the job. A recent picture showed a man who … Continue reading

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Summer and the Status Quo

I haven’t posted in some time. Frankly, there isn’t much to talk about. Summer in North Dakota is much more tolerable than winter. The boom appears to have plateaued for the moment. The work is still here but things seem … Continue reading

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