Trip up the Derrick


Living out here and working in the shipyard is a fantastic learning experience and luckily for me, I have many experienced co-workers who are willing to take me under their wing and teach me what they know. As I never learned a thing about the oil and gas industry in school, I have been particularly interested in drilling because it’s completely foreign to me. One day, one of the experienced engineers was taking a trip to a smaller shipyard where they were putting together the drilling derrick and asked if I wanted to come along and check it out. Having the desire to learn as much as possible while I’m here, of course I said yes, so we left the next morning on the drive over to another yard in Korea.

Drilling Derrick being finished up

It was fun because you had to climb up a ladder to get to the different levels – they hooked us to a device on a wire which would stop you if you fell so it made climbing up there a little less intimidating.

At the top of the ladder!

Up in the derrick…

We headed down after a great lesson on what is included on each level and what it all does…
What made the trip even better is that it was in a really nice secluded area of Korea…the view was great! 
I took this trip last year but I thought it would still be a fun one to share. It was a sight to see when they brought this over to the shipyard that we work at normally and an even more exciting experience to watch it be placed on top of our platform. You can read about that in a post I wrote a little while ago here

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