Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Rig Floor

Today's picture shows a worker on the rig floor. His foot is on a segment of drill stem. Each segment of drill stem is 30 feet long. He has his hands on the "Tongs" which are an enormous set of pipe wrenches, suspended in the air by chains and cables. You can see another rig immediately in the background.


  1. I wonder if one reason all are wearing hats is so at least the top of their heads will stay somewhat clean?

  2. Happy fellow, he has a hat as well. Maybe it is all part of a secret society- Oil men who wear Fedora hats.