Well, I don’t know what to think anymore. To hear Aruba Petroleum’s Pinocchio tell it, the Ruggiero family is proud harborer of one super-duper safe Barnett Shale gas well. Pinocchio claims that thing is so safe they can turn their horses out to graze right next to it and their daughter, Reilly, can use the condensate tanks to practice barrel racing. Not a thing to worry about.
Christine and Reilly drive by their gas well everyday and no one has demanded they wear a hard hat. They walk around in the pasture without a mention of steel-toed boots.
Heck, in DISH Texas, drilling activity is so extra super-duper safe you can barbecue right in the middle of it.
So, imagine my surprise when I read the affidavits from El Paso E&P managers (starting on about page 28) saying that their gas wells are super-duper dangerous.
El Paso E&P’s gas wells are so extremely dangerous that you can’t even take “a small camera (about the size of a tape recorder)” anywhere near them. And poor Mrs Burns was standing right there with her little old camera endangering all those oil field workers by taking some of her home movies.
I guess if it’s too dangerous for a camera then the guys can’t even bring their cell phones around because those things have cameras too. And, if taking a picture could cause a well to explode just think what might happen if a wife or girlfriend calls on your cell phone.
Around an Aruba well, cell phones are in constant use so I’m not sure what the difference is.
I’m wondering if the wells grow exponentially more dangerous as the number of YouTube video uploades increase. Since Mrs. Burns is was ahead of the Ruggiero’s in YouTube videos, I’m guessing they have a ways to go before they will need their hard hat fitting.
Don’t miss the comment from Christine about how super-duper safe her well is.