Although rigging meant putting his Top Gun-inspired childhood dream of becoming a fighter pilot on hold, Maudiel Alegria had a feeling life in the patch had the potential to be (almost) as entertaining. Continue reading
Michael Portman has wanted to drill internationally since he started working on the rigs 10 years ago, so when Trinidad put out a bulletin asking for employees to go on assignment to Saudi Arabia, he applied that day.
“I’ve always wanted to go work overseas, so when the opportunity came up, I couldn’t say no,” said Portman, a Derrickhand from Vancouver, B.C.
Portman just finished his first hitch on Rig 126, an upgraded triple operating in the Khurais oil field, about three and a half hours southwest of Dammam, the capital of Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia.
It’s early days, but here are four things Portman is getting to experience on this new adventure: Continue reading