1. You were right.

2. That pipe I.D. is 2.something.

3. I think the consultants like me.

4. I don’t care how ya’ll do it, just get it done.

5. Don’t worry about that drilling procedure, it’s more like guidelines anyways.

6. We should have field personnel come in and give their opinions on this.

7. What I really want to do in 5 years is roustabout.

8. I feel respected by roughnecks when I am at the rig.

9. Look how dirty I got today.

10. I tripped pipe all night.

11. I trust that consultant’s judgement.

12. I never worry about explaining why we need a supplemental AFE.

13. Ya’ll take your time out there, we understand fishing.

14. That production report didn’t have near enough graphs or charts.

15. It’s another rod part on that well, and it’s prolly engineering’s fault. Rods are junk.

16. Hey the coffee pot is full.

17. I don’t have enough service company hats, business cards, or pens.

18. I need more time in front of my computer.

19. Samples are useless (water, tubing, paraffin, rods).

20. Totally feel appreciated here at (insert oil company name).

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About The Author Mike Rasco

Born in 1981 in Oil Center New Mexico, I have been involved in all aspects of the upstream oil & gas industry. My hero’s were the old salty oilmen who worked with and for my father in the late 80’s. I wanted to be the “Company Man” since I was 6. My teachers had all thought I lost my mind. Who would want to work oil in the 80's and 90's. Looking back, I should have became a doctor. I began writing humorous posts that pointed out what we all here in West Texas were complaining about. I think if you can't see the humorous side of some of the nightmare situations we're put in, then maybe you are in the wrong line of work. I might be the one person on the face of the earth that is exactly where he wants to be and couldn't be happier to wake up in the morning and drive to the field.