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Old 07-02-2011, 07:11 AM   #1
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Trip to work

I work out of Calgary, Alberta and work in the oil and gas field, which takes me all over Alberta, British Columbia and sometimes Saskatchewan. I decided to take a trip through the Canadian Rocky Mountains to get to work this time so I can get some decent photos of the Tacoma that it deserves. I thought I would share some photos of the wildlife, some stupid people taking pictures of wildlife along the way.












A quick stop at the Columbia Ice Fields to compare rides, lol. Note the black speck halfway up the glacier in the middle, that's one of the buses.




those tires are huge, 1000/50R25, lol rolling on 25" rims...at least the tires match the rims size though. I cant stand seeing trucks or SUVs with bandaids for tires



Apparently it's been raining on site. The lease is full of mud and water and the lease road, which is about a kilometer long, is soft, muddy, and mostly uphill AND has up to 3 foot ruts in it due to big trucks and tankers being dragged up by the cat That's just getting paid for having fun there.



Eventually, the rig manager had to bring in the big boy to carry the rig crew back and forth to camp, which is a couple of kilometer away. Their new crew truck, a 50K Dodge something or other was getting too beat up. Here is there much older, better equipped ride. I would let them use my more than adequate truck, but it's brand new too.

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Wow! Awsome pictures man looks like fun!
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Old 07-02-2011, 07:32 AM   #3
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Old 07-02-2011, 07:49 AM   #4
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Super great! I particularly love the pics of the stupid people taking pics of the wildlife. Gotta love those. Nice looking truck and really nice pics of the scenery! We're heading up that way soon and you're making me more excited!
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Great pics. Looks straight out of a Tacoma brochure.
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Old 07-02-2011, 09:09 AM   #6
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Very cool pics! thanks for sharing!
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thanks for the comments guys!

I liked the one with the stupid people getting close to the cute bear too. I kept my distance and used an appropriate lens to get my shot. I wanted to keep my limbs and only run went chased. I have a feeling I could out run some of the tourist, but stll...

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What kind of work do you do in the oil and gas industry?

I'm a geologist in the Haynesville shale play.
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I used to build The red truck you showed in the last pic!!! Great pics!
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Well-site geologist for western Canada. I work for a company that contracts geologists out to various oil companies that need someone on site to confirm which formation the rig is in, where to call TD and evaluate the target formations, etc.

I have spent the majority of the last 4 years on a shale gas project. I can now tell the difference between very fine, fine, medium and coarse silt grains, lol. I actually cant wait for a change, if look at any more silty shale or shaley siltstone I'm going to have to start drinking on site. I worked down in Utah/Colorado/Wyoming for about a year and a half back in 2004-05, which is a lot different than working on a rig up here.

Are you an office geo for an oil company?
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I used to build The red truck you showed in the last pic!!! Great pics!
wow, that would be a cool job!
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Old 07-02-2011, 12:50 PM   #13
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Well-site geologist for western Canada. I work for a company that contracts geologists out to various oil companies that need someone on site to confirm which formation the rig is in, where to call TD and evaluate the target formations, etc.

I have spent the majority of the last 4 years on a shale gas project. I can now tell the difference between very fine, fine, medium and coarse silt grains, lol. I actually cant wait for a change, if look at any more silty shale or shaley siltstone I'm going to have to start drinking on site. I worked down in Utah/Colorado/Wyoming for about a year and a half back in 2004-05, which is a lot different than working on a rig up here.

Are you an office geo for an oil company?
Nice, we do all that work via email. We have a mudlogger on site, and watch and geosteer all of our rigs remotely. I wish we had a geologist on site, it would make my on a lot easier haha.

Yes i am exploration and development geologist for a large independent oil and gas company in the US.
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Nice, we do all that work via email. We have a mudlogger on site, and watch and geosteer all of our rigs remotely. I wish we had a geologist on site, it would make my on a lot easier haha.

Yes i am exploration and development geologist for a large independent oil and gas company in the US.
I figured as much. That's the big difference between here and there...The companies pay extra money for on-site geologist instead of the cheaper mudloggers. I started out as a mudlogger off shore, than went to the states to do the geology work as a mudlogger. Eventually I said screw this, went back to Canada and made two or three times more money and half if not more less work too. I guess everyone has to start somewhere though.

I am almost done with the shale project because the wells are so concentrated. The oil and gas company is going to try mudloggers now since they have a good idea of where things are and they are trying to cut cost too. The wells are horizontal wells, so we will see how they do. You guys must do the same, since you are in shale plays. Go horizontal within the formation for about 1500m or so, then frac the hell out of it?
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I figured as much. That's the big difference between here and there...The companies pay extra money for on-site geologist instead of the cheaper mudloggers. I started out as a mudlogger off shore, than went to the states to do the geology work as a mudlogger. Eventually I said screw this, went back to Canada and made two or three times more money and half if not more less work too. I guess everyone has to start somewhere though.

I am almost done with the shale project because the wells are so concentrated. The oil and gas company is going to try mudloggers now since they have a good idea of where things are and they are trying to cut cost too. The wells are horizontal wells, so we will see how they do. You guys must do the same, since you are in shale plays. Go horizontal within the formation for about 1500m or so, then frac the hell out of it?
I'm pming you so we can keep this thread on topic!
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