This week on the blog, we’re showcasing our most popular photos on social media this year.
As always, we encourage you to submit your best Trinidad Drilling photos for a chance to be featured on our social media pages. Please be safe and respectful of operator guidelines regarding cell phone and camera usage at the rig. When submitting your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org, please include the rig number, the date the photo was taken, and the photo’s location.
Thank you to all those who submitted beautiful shots from the field throughout 2017!
Here are some of the best from our LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds this year:
February 10, 2017: For all those who knew working in an office was not for them, here’s to enjoying sunrises and sunsets in some of the most beautiful country around. Thanks for the photo of Trinidad Rig 444, Murray A!
February 15, 2017: Trinidad Rig 50 just doing what it does best between Drayton Valley and Rocky Mountain House, Alberta!
March 31, 2017: DYK Rig 142’s recent upgrades make it one of the newest high spec rigs in our fleet? That’s right. This beauty just earned what industry likes to call “Super Spec” status.
March 13, 2017: Sending a shout-out to the crews on Trinidad Rig 702 on celebrating one year without an LTI! An incredible achievement given 702’s operations began in 2015 with brand new crews.
Trinidad Rig 134
May 9, 2017: Sending a shout-out to our team in Saudi Arabia! As of last week, they’ve gone one year without a recordable incident of any kind, meaning they’re running a 0.00 TRIR for the first time in history.
May 15, 2017: Recently checking Rig 100 off the upgrade list, our engineering team is busy increasing the pressure capacities of mud circulating systems, adding mud pumps, moving systems, generators and AC power conversion to a number of our rigs.
May 23, 2017: Sending a huge congrats to the crews on Rig 123 in Reeves County, Texas on their eight-year safety milestone! If you see a friend, tag ‘em! Keep an eye out for their blog post next week.
June 5, 2017: Mmm mmm! We’re all about Monday mornings in Mexico. Who’s with us?
June 8: Rig 124 getting it done in the Permian!
June 23, 2017: Work hard, play hard! Nothing like a little friendly footie after a long day slingin’ tongs beachside in Mexico.
June 23, 2017: And that’s a wrap! Our investor rig tours on 142 and 57 in the Permian are complete. Thanks to everyone who attended, and to the all-star rig crews/tour guides.
June 26, 2017: Soaking in southern Saskatchewan’s summer views! Rig 423 was originally CanElson Rig 23, a tele double acquired in 2015. Credit: Randy M.
June 28, 2017: Summer storms are ‘a brewin’ in McMullen County, Texas. Thanks for sharing, Chad S!
July 12, 2017: Check out Rig 57’s updated profile at its new home in the Permian. With its advanced moving system, this rig is perfect for multiple wells on a large scale pad.
July 14, 2017: Flashback Friday to drilling on white sand beaches in Mexico! DYK the actual drilling time on our first well exceeded even the technical limit curve of what was thought to be possible? Thanks for sharing, Monica D.
July 17, 2017: What can we say? Rig 142’s been getting a lot of attention these days. Even Mother Nature’s curious to see what the ultra-high spec rig in Midland, Texas is made of. Thanks for sharing, Felix C!
August 2, 2017: Keepin’ things neat and tidy on Rig 702 in Mexico! Here’s a great bird’s-eye view of the rig floor on one of our 3,600 HP AC triples.
August 14, 2017: In the middle of nowhere and wouldn’t have it any other way! Thanks, Marty E, for this beauty of Rig 51.
August 16, 2017: Thanks for sharing your morning views at Rig 57, Felix C!
August 26, 2017: The time’s always right for a photo of Rig 35. Find out how Trinidad’s CanDrill rigs came to be, thanks to the Bear Drilling acquisition in 2003: http://bit.ly/2qz0a64
September 5, 2017: Speaking of leading by example, today we’re sending a HUGE congrats to the crews and management of Trinidad Rig 134 on seven years without a recordable injury! It’s an honour to have you on our team.
September 12, 2017: How about the views down south? Sunrises and sunsets for as far as the eye can see. Here’s a shot of Rig 433 in Andrews County, Texas. Who’s working nearby?
September 18, 2017: DYK about 80% of our US fleet is currently operating in the Permian Basin? Here’s a look at Rigs 140 and 141 in west Texas.
September 20, 2017: Winter has come…. The crews on Rig 48 near Edson, Alberta had their first taste of snow yesterday! Here are a few tips on staying safe on the rigs when the temperature drops: http://bit.ly/2fjgrDi
September 20, 2017: There’s a lot riding on the decisions you make on a drilling rig. Keep your head in the game for those that matter most. Congratulations on your baby girl, Chad S!
September 26, 2017: Sending a shout-out to the team on Trinidad Rig 46 for their back-to-back record runs on their last two wells near Hudson Hope, British Columbia!
October 13, 2017: Soaking in the sunshine before the snow falls on Trinidad Rig 56, a 2,000 HP triple in our Canadian fleet! Here she is a couple of weeks ago, standing tall near Grand Cache, Alberta.
October 20, 2017: Ending the week with the crews’ views on Rig 42 near Rocky Mountain House, Alberta a few weeks ago! Have a great weekend all!
October 30, 2017: From the crown to the ground at Trinidad Rig 121, currently drilling in Andrews County, TX!
November 3, 2017: “Trinidad 225: ready for business in west Texas!” This is music to our ears, Dylan H! Have a great weekend, everyone.
November 14, 2017: Here are some shots from our tour of Rigs 44 and 452 in Nisku, Alberta two weeks ago! Thanks to all those who came out and braved the snow for the day – it was a pleasure having you!
November 24, 2017: There’s no #BlackFriday traffic out at Rig 140 in west Texas! Just drilling rigs and pump jacks for as far as the eye can see – just the way we like it!
December 8, 2017: Sending you into the weekend with sunset views from Trenton B. on Rig 95, currently drilling in wild rose country-Alberta, Canada! Have a great weekend, all!
December 11, 2017: Buenos dias from Rig 132, currently drilling in San Augustine, Texas! This beauty was sent over the weekend from Driller, Chris P. How many of our Texas followers woke up to snow-covered front lawns last week?
December 14, 2017: Sending a huge thanks to everyone from our Nisku, Alberta office who hosted our Calgary team yesterday! After a safety orientation, the team headed out to the yard to tour Rig 451.
December 19, 2017: We’re just going to put this little treat right here! Thanks for sharing this gem of Trinidad Rig 142 with us, Felix C.