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Kinley in Romania; 1931

May 24, 2020

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80% of American shale oil growth has occurred  on credit.  If left to its own resources to drill and complete wells, from net revenue, it would have died an ugly death ten years ago.  


"Such is America’s reliance on new drilling that 55% of the country’s shale production is from wells drilled in the past 14 months, according to" Bloomberg 


I put this together in 2003 and used film shot mostly on cameras that was then loaded to DVD's and later re-mixed digitally. I also used the old H&P Movie Maker software which was a piece of crap to work with; the  quality is not every good, sadly. It showed well on bi...

January 1, 2020

I know some of you have seen this before, but let's see it again this New Years Day, for 'ol times sake.  It would make me happy if people were to remember there is a whole 'nother oilfield out here, out of debt, working from true net cash flow and providing secure job...

January 15, 2019

This is one of our favorite videos at Oily Stuff. We like the music but we like the message too; that the oilfield never sleeps. It goes around the clock, seven days a week, rain or shine.

Life for stripper well operators in America is slowly being lost; older generati...

November 23, 2018

A repeat post from a year ago and a reminder that there IS a whole other oilfield in America still kicking, in spite of overleveraged LTO oversupply, OPEC and a president who has no earthly idea what the domestic oil industry in the United States, all of it, really ne...

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Job: pre-packing perforated interval inside 5 1/2  in. 23 lb.ft. production casing prior to screen and liner backoff, use of X-over gravel pack tool and eventual packer isolation; MCA Petroleum Corporation...

America's stripper well operators do it all, from start to finish. We map it, we lease it, we clear the title and file the permits. We build the location, drill it, complete it, nipple it up and put it to the tanks. Legally and within all the rules and regulations. We...

February 14, 2018

Stooges Well Control Co. on a big job in Southern California, 1948. From the presentation, The History of Oil Well Firefighting and Blowout Control  

January 24, 2018

Myron M. Kinley (1898-1978);

The 'Father' of Oil Well Firefighting & Blowout Control

Much of the film used in this video is very old and was originally shot on 8 MM format and converted to digital for production purposes; the quality is not very good, unfortunately.


October 4, 2017

This is a short video used in the presentation, THE HISTORY OF OIL WELL FIREFIGHTING AND BLOWOUT CONTROL. From 2001 to 2008 I must have given this presentation to 10,000 people or more, from San Diego to Bismarck, Four Lauderdale to Houston. Once in Perth, Western Aust...

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