2015 May-June OILMAN Pride Technology 

Innovation & Technology in Oil & Gas – Cable Rigs 1918 to Rotary Rigs 1928

Replacing cable tool technology, (see below from 1918) the rotary rig was a steadily evolving technology by the beginning of the 20th century using a new drilling system including a hollow square fitting to hold the pipe, a belt-driven rotary machine, a fishtail bit, and circulating fluid to remove the cuttings. The patent for this technology was originally issued in… Read More
2014 November-December OILMAN Pride 

West Texas

My father was a Petroleum Landman and he was on the road most of the time. Every now and then he would pull me from school and take me with him leasing. One of my memories of traveling with him was driving thru West Texas at night with the horizon bright with flares from gas wells…. this photo took me… Read More
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