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Picking up pipe with elevators by tmz99 Picking up pipe with elevators by tmz99
Roughnecks picking up pipe with elevators on an offshore oil rig
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Given 2013-08-15
Picking up pipe with elevators by =tmz99 ( Suggested by 3wyl and Featured by 1pen )
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RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Congratilations:heart:
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tmz99 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013   Photographer
many thanks.. :) big surprise.. :)
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:iconjkrende:
jkrende Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
What rig is this?  I work for Transocean...
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tmz99 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013   Photographer
This was shot on the GSF Monitor.. :) ex Global Santa Fe... on location in the Ivory Coast... :)
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:iconjkrende:
jkrende Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Gotcha.  I work in the Gulf of Mexico on the Discoverer Clear Leader.  I was all kind of amused to see TOI red coveralls on someone else's page. Rock on dude.

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Maple-Girl Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Gritty but a sort of odd beauty in it - possibly the red of the suits and the chocolate brown of the muck.  The zipper-like edge of the floor near the men adds to the 'chocolate' feel. I like this.
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Wonder-Waffle Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
messy!
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monstercocie Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
is it "Charlie and chocolate factory" movie?
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AgamemnonAhb Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
I've done this more than once.  This captures the nasty grittiness of oilfield work.
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Roskvape Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Nice! I'd love to see more industrial shots hit the DDs. Machinery and workers are awesome!
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2112yyz2112 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013

Latch em and pull em RUFFY!!!!LOL

Nice catch!!!!

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coolwolfbro Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks like poop! XD
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tmz99 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013   Photographer
smells pretty bad too.. :P
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coolwolfbro Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yup bet it does
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chsehd41 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
You captured the essence of working on a rig with that one shot.  Excellent!
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Trepanist Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
pretty gritty stuff, makes me feel like a man.
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation :huggle:
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tmz99 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013   Photographer
thanks.. :) much happy.. :)
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :hug:
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
    Have a nice day! :heart:
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tmz99 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013   Photographer
thanks.. :) so didn't see it coming.. :)
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    My pleasure, enjoy it :happybounce:
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Paw07 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That is a great shot. It makes you respect all those dirty, hard jobs and current economics.
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Ailiuridae Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
If only feminists did.
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BlueSpiritFire1 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's oil?
It looks much more....chocolatey than I imagined. Always thought it'd be dark like black coffee. Shows you how much i know about things! No wonder people call it a dangerous place to work - the oil's all over the floor! Bet it's slippery.
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fotomatt08 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
This is almost surely drilling mud. Although most people see "THIS" and think this is oil. This has created a misconception that crude looks like tar or mud. Have a look at this:
 Its a DA link, so im not sending you something sketchy. 
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BlueSpiritFire1 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
O.O All the colours of the oil rainbow!
But what is drilling mud made of? Just mud? Because that looks awfully smooth for mud.
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fotomatt08 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Drilling mud is less mud and more like dirty water. Its quite dense for what it is, but very very smooth. Its a man made concoction that is constantly adjusted for specific weight per volume and viscosity, and pumped down the drill pipe while drilling. Its significantly heavier than fresh water, so a column of it in the wellbore creates what's known as hydrostatic pressure. This is the first step in well control as this physical weight of liquid keeps the formation from flowing during drilling. Drilling mud also serves the purpose of lubrication and bringing up cuttings and debris. Its great stuff. Sometimes mud engineers use a mix of diesel as well. This is known as oil-based mud and that is some nasty shit. 
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Runewone Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
The Oil you see here is without a doubt for the drill itself. It would melt or break without this xD
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chsehd41 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
What you see there is what's called drilling mud.  It's pumped down to lubricate the drill and makes it easier to slide the pipe.  No oil in it.
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BlueSpiritFire1 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
O.O Alrighty then! Makes sense why there's such a copious amount of it around! Thank you for explaining :)
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Deoradhain Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Its also part Oil-based-Mud which is a drilling lubricant.
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BlueSpiritFire1 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I see! Thanks for the info. I don't know anything about oil/drilling ^^;
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Deoradhain Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Amusingly enough Transocean (the guys working this particular rig) were also the guys who owned the Deepwater Horizon which they charted to BP.
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Schneefuechsin Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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ScreamingTc Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Awesome shot, and gloopy as hell. :D
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TomRedlion Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent action shot.
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michel-jr Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks like hot chocolate :d
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Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's some rich hot chocolate. o:
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michel-jr Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol yes indeed

in fact  it reminds me the intro of the video of nelly furtado  *turn of the light" she was sposed to dance in a river of mud  but it was chocolate ^^
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JoergJohannMueller Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful work!
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tmz99 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012   Photographer
thank you :)
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JoergJohannMueller Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome!
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oceaniclove Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Great shot
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tmz99 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012   Photographer
thanks :)
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artamusica Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great photo but what in the world were you doing on an oil rig?
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tmz99 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012   Photographer
thanks :) The usual - taking photos, paying the bills :)
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artamusica Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
If you pay the bills by taking photos then that's pretty good!
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tmz99 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012   Photographer
lol.. by working on oil rigs.. :)
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