Waaaay too easy to get caught up in your work. That, and the skilled work, would be a large part of the reason they get paid the big bucks.
The tool pusher is pressured by the drilling superintendent who is pressured by his higher ups so it is all a vicious cycle and everyday in the patch is a holiday unless you are making a trip
I was working as daylight driller once when we showed up to relive morning tower the first thing I noticed was the rig was dogged off not turning to the right as it should have been the mud pump sitting there just chugging away and zero pressure on the gage and a very high volume of mud returning to the pits. I asked the morning tower driller what was going on We got stuck then when it broke loose we lost pressure so we dogged it off.
How long ago did this happen I asked.
about 4 hours he said.
And you didn't call Fred the tool pusher I asked?
He would have made us trip out of the hole he said
Yeah and now you think that my crew is going to do what you should have done well I got news for you, you are still going to make the trip so you might as well get started but before you do pull up a couple of feet I want to get a read on the string weight.
Why he asked. Because I want to determine if we are going to have to go fishing or not.
It turned out that the change over stub had twisted off right above the collars which meant we had to locate an a fishing tool to put on the end of the string and try an get it to slip over the collars to retrieve them.
What a holiday that turned out to be a 25,000 lb set of collars with an 8 5/8 button bit stuck on bottom the bore hole with a 4 hour wash out 2500 feet down hole
So much for having a worm drill crew on morning tower
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