Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Workday Wednesday - Offshore Drilling for Oil
This is one of my favorite pictures of my father-in-law, aka Ed. It's about an 11 x 14 that I've had reduced so I could scan it to have an image to place with this blog entry. The photographer's stamp on the back is Paul Dorsey from Houston, Texas.
The story, as my father-in-law told it to me, is that J. Paul Getty sent a photographer out to take pictures for the company magazine. Notice my father-in-law is wearing a straw hat. When J. Paul Getty saw the pictures, he gave Ed a call and said, "Ed I've got the pictures here and can't use them. I've got to send the photographer out again, and this time make SURE you're wearing your hard hat."
very start of drilling on a new well. He's very proud it was the first triple completion of its kind, which means it was pumping oil from three zones or depths.