May 23, 2007
Some pictures of things I've been doing...
I've had to work a full time job in addition to everything else and while it is a little frustrating, I've seen and done some cool stuff. Here are a few pics.
This is a gator that was at the helipad I flew out to an oilrig from...he tried to take my finger!
This one is on the flight out. While you can't see them in this picture, you can look down and see the deer and alligators all over the place as you fly over...very cool.
I don't think much more needs to be said of this...the picture does not do this justice...the pilot said he never gets over the beauty of a sunrise or sunset in the Gulf from the air...
This is a school of yellowfin tuna...I think...there were fish all over the place around these oil rigs...you wouldn't believe the overkill they take in not polluting...the area around these rigs is an environmentalists dream...incredible.
Okay...these aren't all that interesting, but these are referred to as "tanks" in the oil industry. They are necessary for mixing of the drilling fluids and for the seperation of all that comes out of the hole once it is drilled. The amount of hardware and electronics on here is impressive. They really aren't that complicated when you break them down, but man, do they ever take a long time to get from the beginning to the finished product. I'm going to the site these will be put on this weekend. It's actually extremely interesting...see, that training as an electrician's apprentice finally paid off from the military!
Posted by james at May 23, 2007 07:37 PM
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