Thursday, 26 January 2012

It's A (Natural) Gas

Our Ford shoot finished with a day tagging along with the fine folks at Pioneer Natural Resources. They run an amazing operation: a fleet of more than 400 Super Duty trucks used to help drill and service natural gas wells in southern Colorado.

Here's a nice shot of a natural gas well being drilled. All the equipment you see moves around constantly, drilling a well in a few days and then moving to the next site. A detail of the drill hole. Tough stuff.

In addition to drilling wells, Pioneer needs to compress the gas so it's able to travel through pipelines at the proper pressure. Here's what a couple of compressor units look like. If not for the camera equipment, the crew looked like convict extras from "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"

A little fun holding a water cooler to a truck. James again trying desperately to look like he belongs.

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