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Old 08-27-2008, 03:44 PM
 
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Just curious to know if anyone works in an Oil Reserve and what you think of it. Good wages etc...
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Old 08-27-2008, 04:34 PM
 
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Just curious to know if anyone works in an Oil Reserve and what you think of it. Good wages etc...
Well I don't know what you mean by "Oil Reserve", that would be something like ANWR, where there is lots of oil and the stupid left won't let the rest of America go get it.

As far as working in the Oil Fields, that is where I work off and on, as do some of the other posters here.

The wages are OK, but not as good as they use to be. Jobs are pretty hard to get in that there is a lot of people trying to get them and not many are around persay...

The area here in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska is flat, just like a pool table. ANWR is exactly the same to the East of here. The mountains are about 100+- miles to the south, not the photos that you see on TV claiming that ANWR is in danger and they show photos of areas that won't even see a person for the next 100 years because it has no oil or gas and that just living here is almost an act of "GOD" to survive on your own.

Yeah, I am aware that the Eskimo's did it for hundreds of years, and they died in their mid thirty's if they were lucky to be that old... either from starvation, polar bears, weather or other such oddities. Many of the women, elders and female infant children would be left to die when the "Clan" moved on to newer hunting grounds along the Coast because they couldn't feed everyone. They had a very hard life for those that did survive here.

Summer here is short by the rest of America's standards, the sea ice goes out about July and starts to reform about late Sept. to early October. That is where I work is out on the water. I like the job, but I do a very limited line of work here, the rest is all land based for most people.

Here is a few photos, one is of two fighting polar bears and the other is a Satellite photo of this area in August of this year, not the same stuff as the press pushes, but pretty cool regardless of what the sea Ice looks like. ANWR is to the right.
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Old 08-27-2008, 06:38 PM
 
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Love the pic Starlite!!!!!
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Old 08-28-2008, 11:17 AM
 
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Great photos..thanks for the reply!

I googled Prudhoe Bay and boy mighty chilly compared to around my area this time of year.

Thanks again!
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Old 08-29-2008, 01:33 AM
 
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Oil reserves are the estimated quantities of [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crude_oil"]crude oil[/URL] that are claimed to be recoverable under existing [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic"]economic[/URL] and [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_operations"]operating[/URL] conditions.The total amount of oil in an [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_reservoir"]oil reservoir[/URL] is known as [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_in_place"]oil in place[/URL]. However, because of [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reservoir_engineering"]reservoir characteristics[/URL] and limitations in [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extraction_of_petroleum"]petroleum extraction technologies[/URL] only a fraction of this oil can be brought to the surface, and it is only this producible fraction that is considered to be reserves. The ratio of reserves to oil in place for a given field is often referred to as the recovery factor.
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Old 08-29-2008, 01:34 AM
 
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Oil reserves are the estimated quantities of [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crude_oil"]crude oil[/URL] that are claimed to be recoverable under existing [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic"]economic[/URL] and [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_operations"]operating[/URL] conditions.The total amount of oil in an [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_reservoir"]oil reservoir[/URL] is known as [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_in_place"]oil in place[/URL]. However, because of [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reservoir_engineering"]reservoir characteristics[/URL] and limitations in [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extraction_of_petroleum"]petroleum extraction technologies[/URL] only a fraction of this oil can be brought to the surface, and it is only this producible fraction that is considered to be reserves. The ratio of reserves to oil in place for a given field is often referred to as the recovery factor.
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Old 08-29-2008, 02:00 AM
 
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Love the pic Starlite!!!!!
lol at first I thought that was oil stuck in the snow. Then I took a look again and oh well.....haha.
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Old 08-29-2008, 10:28 AM
 
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The wages are OK, but not as good as they use to be...
The food's not as good as it used to be either.
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Old 09-03-2008, 08:19 PM
 
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The food's not as good as it used to be either.
Boy is that the truth, use to be the workers got King Crab and thick T-Bone steaks for meals, now it is really thin steaks that would take three on top of each other to make one of the older ones, and shrimp that you had to dig though the breading to find it...

Many of the camps don't do a hot lunch anymore, they have a rack of cold sandwitchs and stuff that you bag and take with you to eat on the job site. Use to be you could get three hots a day, and when it is -60, that is a really nice break.
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Old 09-04-2008, 09:00 PM
 
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Mark, how old are the two male bears would you say & how tall are they?
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