Boots Hansen, 1926-2019
I've done some amazing things in my long, oily life, none more honorable than to have worked for this
gentleman and my dear friend, Coots Matthews. On a scale of 1 to 10, Boots being a 10, I was about a 2 on the blowout control specialist scale. But nobody can take that away from me and I am tremendously proud of the experience and of all the friends I have in the well control business. Please click on the photo or go to the Old Post page for other things I've written about Boots. From a strictly historical standpoint, he was a well control genius. Better than Adair.
The image in Boot's sunglasses is of the great fire, the Devils Cigarette Lighter, in Algeria in 1962. The photograph was taken by Maurice Jarnoux.