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No: 2787   Contributor:   Year: 2015
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ROUGHNECKIN OLD SCHOOL
Picture added on 03 April 2015 at 15:30
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In spite of all the new technology Iron Roughnecks and such like I have never seen a quicker way to make up Drill pipe. I was on the Ocean Ben Loyal in the early 80, and on a trip to a depth of 12000 feet, we averaged 1 stand every 55 seconds, using the spinning chain. I was one of 3 roughnecks and a very good driller and derrickman. At that time I was generally on the spinning chain, and as long as you kept alert there was no problem with the chain.

Added by Robert West on 25 December 2015.
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