Wednesday, April 21, 2010

North Dakota Oil Field

Early morning has arrived at Oil Rig 23 located in Stanley, North Dakota. The morning shift  reported at 5:30 A.M. to start their day.

Son-in-law Justin has taken a job with a company called Bronco Drilling. His first assignment is on rig 23...

In the words of his wife," He is a floor hand, which is a grunt that helps where needed.
Tuesday, he was scrubbing buildings, helping rebuild motors, and working chains.
He works 7 days on and 7 days off. Justin stays at a catered camp with everything being provided for free."
 Stanley, North Dakota, is about 45 miles West of Minot, and has become a very active area for oil drilling developments since 2007. They are presently hiring new recruits to fill the vacancies.

Justin's cell phone self-portrait to let us all know his job isn't going to be one of working in a spotless environment. Oh the joy of laundry when he goes home!

The Rig Crew is able to request the types of food provided for their daily requirements. Quite a perk for these busy guys.















The work day ended at 6:00 P.M. and a new perspective of the oil derrick was visualized as the shadows at the other end of the day were starting to get long... :)



Thanks Justin... Great pictures from your phone!

6 comments:

Debbie S said...

yup that's our boy!!! glad that laundry goes to his house - lol - great blog Dianna - thanks for sharing it all -

The other MOM - Deb

CDGardens said...

Debbie S - Yep, they are going to have to get some industrial strength something or other to get those clothes clean...Thanks for stopping by.;)

Marian Love Phillips said...

Good story CDGardens...he is lucky to have a job these days and looks like a good one with potential. Also, looks like he gets fed pretty good! A hard working man!

CDGardens said...

Marian Love Phillips - Yes, it is a good opportunity to have a job in the oil fields. I wish him the best! ;)

Bakken Residence Suites said...

I'm running across this blog a little late, but a bit new in this area myself and finding it a fascinating excerpt in the story of America and its people. These jobs are a great thing, if you can do it. I hope Justin is doing well.

CDGardens said...

Bakken Residence Suites - Yes, the post is a bit dated. Thank you for stopping by. Justin has since moved on from the Oil fields. Health issues didn't allow him to continue the strenuous activity...