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Posts by oilfieldtrash

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  • Pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine reportedly prepare last stand in Donetsk

    07/07/2014 3:08:14 AM PDT · 4 of 12
    oilfieldtrash to rbmillerjr

    Viva Serbia and Russia. Down with the NWO and Victoria Nuland.

  • India denies visa to British journalist Yvonne Ridley (Captured by Taliban, converted to Islam)

    01/12/2013 9:25:39 AM PST · 5 of 9
    oilfieldtrash to James C. Bennett

    She is nuttier than a fruitcake.

  • Shell drilling rig grounds off Kodiak Island after towlines fail for 5th time

    01/01/2013 7:09:17 AM PST · 5 of 11
    oilfieldtrash to thackney

    I would have thought they would have left earlier. I work for Statoil and we were going to drill a well there too. As I understand, you can only drill in the summer for a few months. Wild weather we get here in Norway, but no floating ice. We have been waiting two weeks now to pull anchors on a rig. Finally got a weather window.

  • Shell drilling rig grounds off Kodiak Island after towlines fail for 5th time

    01/01/2013 6:34:14 AM PST · 2 of 11
    oilfieldtrash to thackney

    They should have secured it until the weather calmed down and they had a weather window to move.
    Rigs here in the north sea often wait weeks for the anchors to be pulled until there is a weather window to move.

  • Obama's fathers ancestral village witch doctor foresees Obama victory(creeps me out)  

    11/06/2012 11:39:40 AM PST · 6 of 48
    oilfieldtrash to MaggieMay

    Ancestral village? His daddy is Frank Marshall Davis.

  • Doctor refuses to treat overweight Shrewsbury patient

    09/01/2012 10:32:45 AM PDT · 29 of 39
    oilfieldtrash to ConservativeStatement

    I understand this doctor. My mom was a emergency room nurse and she suffered with slipped disks and hernias from obese patients they had to lift coming into the ER.

  • More college grads want to work for energy firms

    07/31/2012 7:22:59 AM PDT · 11 of 13
    oilfieldtrash to thackney

    Now a days engineering grads will take what they can find. My son, who studies engineering at UT told me that not many of his fellow classmates managed to find internships this summer. He was fortunate because he is a dual national and summer jobs are easy to find in Norway.

    The industry is suffering for what they did in the 80’s. All those folks they fired during mergers. No wonder if they are suffering now.

  • Remembering Judy Garland on Her 90th Birthday

    06/10/2012 11:19:09 AM PDT · 31 of 44
    oilfieldtrash to Perdogg

    Idiots. She was born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

  • Small-town USA rolls with economic punches

    10/18/2011 5:57:10 AM PDT · 4 of 14
    oilfieldtrash to Daffynition

    Close to my old stomping grounds on the range.

    The natives there know how to hunt and fish and are capable of filling the freezer for the winter. Heat, a chain saw is all you need and a wood stove. God bless the range.

  • Expert deems Turkish threat on Cyprus drilling serious

    09/21/2011 10:45:44 PM PDT · 3 of 4
    oilfieldtrash to Nachum

    Saber rattling. They are PO’ëd because there is lots of gas in southern cyprus but none in the north and they want to share in the riches. Too bad for them. I do not believe Turkey has the gonads to stop that operation.

    They will spud with the Noble Homer Ferrington. Doesnt appear to be DP or dynamically positioned for a get away if they need to. If it is anchored you have to release from the moorings.

    — Rig Specifications

    Rig Type Semisubmersible
    Rig Design Friede & Goldman 9500 Enhanced Pacesetter
    Built By Vyborg Shipyard, Vyborg USSR
    Year Constructed 1985;1999; 2004
    Water Depth Rated 7200
    Drilling Depth 30,000ft
    Hull Dimensions 254’ x 225’ x 80’
    Draft, Operating 55’
    Draft, Transit 19’
    Draft, Storm 40’
    View Larger Image Heliport Sikorsky S61
    Capacities Equipment
    Quarters 150 Drawworks National Oilwell E-3000; 3,000 hp
    Variable Load 4,000 st Pumps (4) National Oilwell 12-P-160; 1,600 hp
    Mud Cement Bulk 14,550 cu ft Total HP 10,000
    LiquidMud 6,150 bbls Hook Load 1,500,000 lbs
    Active Mud 2,550 bbls Max Load 1,250 st
    Reserve Mud 3,650 bbls Top Drive Varco TDS-4S
    Fuel 8,638 bbls Derrick 170’ x 40’ x 40’
    DrillWater 6,312 bbls Moonpool 25’ x 79’
    PotableWater 2,873 bbls Bop System (1) Shaffer Type “SLX” Double 18-3/4” x 15,000 psi, (1) Shaffer Type “SLX” Double 18-3/4” x 15,000 psi(1) Shaffer 18-3/4” x 10,000 psi Spherical (1) Shaffer 18 3/4” x 5,000 psi Spherical
    Cranes (2) Dreco 72 DNS160-1.8 King Post 64.5 st max SWL; (1) CraneMann bridge crane; 2 x 20 st; (1) Link Belt 40 st
    Pipe Handling System Varco PRS-4i
    Iron Roughneck Varco AR3200C
    Mud Cleaner Brandt LCM-2D/CM2-24/3
    Shakers (4) Brandt shakers LCM-2D linear motion cascade
    Power Slips Varco BJ PS 30
    Compensator Shaffer CMC, 600 kips
    Riser Tensioner (10) single Shaffer 160 kip; 1,600 kips total
    Mooring System (8) Skagit triple drum traction winch/windlass; 4,500 chain and 9,000 3-1/4

  • ‘Fjordman’ reveals identity (well known anti-Jihad poster)

    08/05/2011 9:43:03 AM PDT · 10 of 10
    oilfieldtrash to dennisw

    Yes, the fjordman has finally come forward and his mysterious identity is known. The only thing I find strange is he said he was an American, but he isnt.

    (VG Nett) Det intense hatet mot muslimer slo for alvor rot da Peder Jensen (36), alias «Fjordman», så egyptere i Kairo feire terroraksjonen 11. september 2001 med kake.

    He is a very well educated guy from the western coast who has multiple degrees and has studied arabic. The turning point for him is when he was studying in Cairo and saw Egyptians dancing in jubilation after the 11 Sept. terror actions.

    I am interested in seeing if he is prosecuted. This country claims to be a democracy, but they are doing some very undemocratic things these days. Like a Norwegian who wrote on a chat column, he will be silenced in the name of democracy.

  • Norway Displays Unity at Attack Victim’s Funeral

    07/31/2011 6:43:50 AM PDT · 16 of 27
    oilfieldtrash to marktwain

    I think it will be very interesting to see what happens here now on the political scene.

    Alot of righteous indignation we are being bombarded with now but I noticed that alot of folks are joining the anti immigrant party.

    I just hope I can qualify for a pension in another 5 years so I can get out and not pay these ridiculous prices. 25% VAT, 14 NOK for a liter of gas. I have never lived in a place where you pay so much tax, and get so little in return.

    Better watch it, big brother may be watching me. 1984 in Norway.

  • Norway Displays Unity at Attack Victim’s Funeral

    07/31/2011 6:22:09 AM PDT · 12 of 27
    oilfieldtrash to marktwain

    That is very true. I have lived here on and off for 24 years and you should see what many of the cultural elitists here are calling for now.

    Censorship of the internet so that right wing new sites cannot be accessed or anything else deemed offensive to the muilticultural agenda.

    Alot of Norwegians are not that proficient in English so they cant formulate opinions other than what they hear on NRK.

    Oil production in this country is going down down down. They can afford all pandering to minorities now, but I wonder what it will be like in another 20 years.

  • Norway Displays Unity at Attack Victim’s Funeral

    07/31/2011 5:28:07 AM PDT · 5 of 27
    oilfieldtrash to dennisw

    This is typical new york times. They take one muslim iraqi girl that was very well integrated in Norwegian society and try to fool fools that she was typical.

    She is atypical for muslim women in this country. Most who insist on wearing hijabs, refuse to work, and avail themselves of everything the social welfare net can offer.

    70 % of my salary in the oil industry goes to direct and indirect taxation here in Norway. While unemployment rates for muslim migrants in this country is 54%. I can only hope that when I am eligible for a pension(age 67) that the system wont be broke because of all the freeloaders.

    The NYT does the same with the dream act. They take the most talented, smartest illegal there is and pretend that all the others are like him.

  • Who Added "Christian" and "Conservative" to Norway Shooter's Facebook Page Yesterday?

    07/23/2011 12:26:45 PM PDT · 25 of 153
    oilfieldtrash to Berlin_Freeper

    I live in Norway and this was a horrible tragedy for the country. All those young people(14-25) with their lives ahead of them shot like animals.

    However, what I objected to is that it is already being used for political capitol by the governing labor party headed by Jens Stoltenberg. The leftist media is using to attack the FRP, or right wing conservative party which is anti immigrant. Breivik, the murderer, was a member of FRP in 2005.

    Sort of reminds me of the left using Congress woman Giffords shooting to attack Sarah Palin.

    There is an election coming up here soon in Norway, and the left is trying to capitalize on it since they have been sinking in the polls.

    Alot of people are concerned by 3rd world immigrants flooding in here. 100 % of the rapes in Oslo were perpetrated by foreign born men. This guy wanted to send a political message to the labor party. Too bad he did it the way he did.

  • Two dead, at least 15 injured in explosion at Norwegian PM office as gumen opens fire [at youth camp

    07/22/2011 10:00:46 AM PDT · 18 of 130
    oilfieldtrash to markomalley

    Bomb wrecks government offices in Oslo, two said dead

    I am in NOrway right now but not in Oslo. There was a huge bomb blast that levelled the government quarters in Oslo. Two are dead. Also there has been a shooting at a soccer camp.

    Seems like terrorists have finally struck here.

    Norwegians(I am an American oilfield worker) always thought that muslims were great guy. Nice to see that they are seeing their true colors.

  • Regional Report: Permian Basin {another boom in America’s leading onshore field}

    07/18/2011 12:05:08 PM PDT · 6 of 25
    oilfieldtrash to thackney

    The permian basin is pretty mature and probably a good place for small operators that can use poor boy type solutions. They can get by with used tubing courtesy of the majors and probably the operations folks get a percent which means they work 360 days a year for a big payout. More effecient that a big company with armies of technical experts that go around and around the bush and never make decisions.

    I dont know what kind of flowrates they have from wells, but you got to have a good rate to pay for all that cutting edge Schlumberger logging. And a Baker centrilift will probably cost you 500K. Nice to see that they can justify those costs there based on deliverability.

  • The Politics of Socialism, Why it Never Works, and Lessons for the U.S.

    07/03/2011 12:47:37 PM PDT · 14 of 18
    oilfieldtrash to Piranha

    Wondering the same. But I dont think it is who we think it is. If you check the original link, he wrote this comment. Most of those Hollywierd guys are not intellectuals and havent even graduated from high school. I dont think Warren B. the womanizer was ever a college professor.

    @heckrules: Yes, heckrules, I KNOW that the economics class example is an urban legend, but it made such a good and salient point about socialism that I had to include it. And it really hit home for two reasons. First, I was enrolled in several economics classes and and loudly argued against everyone getting the same grade each time the topic arose. Second, I was once a university professor and I expected everyone to do his/her own work.

  • Bosniaks and Croats, Divided in Class and at Play

    07/03/2011 4:32:10 AM PDT · 4 of 5
    oilfieldtrash to MinorityRepublican

    The muslim croat federation was a social engineering experiment by our dearly departed Richard Holbrooke.

    The Serbs knew better than to let Richard Holbrooke dictate social policy to them. They got their own canton in Bosnia, just the way they wanted it. Now explain to me why Ratko Mladic shouldnt be a hero to the Serbs.

  • Glenn Beck Just Bought This House In Texas For $4 Million

    07/02/2011 6:05:07 AM PDT · 22 of 105
    oilfieldtrash to markomalley

    All I can think of when I see a house like that is I wouldnt want to pay the electric bill. My 3600 sq. ft. house in Houston cost me 800 per month for electricity in July. Water was another 100.

    I dont thin it is a coincidence that alot of celebrities are moving to the Lone Star State. Look at Sandra Bullock and some others. Residents of Texas, no state income tax. Why not?

    I did the same.