Yes, I was working on a oil rig in 2014. I actually was working on several throughout the year. I worked as a private contractor/consultant. I worked in this orange unit you will see in some photos here. I would process the drilling fluid after it came back out of the hole. Drilling fluid was a very expensive oil, graphite and other slippery shit that needed to be recycled. I would run this fluid through very high speed centrifuges and send it back down the whole.
This was one of my favorite jobs. It did have the capabilities to bust your ass, but for the most part, I enjoyed the experience to learn more and work one of the toughest jobs on the planet prior to me hitting sixty. I was 54 and was twice as old as most of the limited crews on each rig I worked on. Like in the video above, pulling pipe was a great day for me, because I got to leave the rig for a couple days.
I loved going exploring and taking photographs. I also shot some drone footage. I hope to share some of that here on this page also.