Shallow Field Drilling Rig- Ken Bailey

SHALLOW FIELD DRILLING RIG. To quote "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," a song popular back in or around my Rangely Days, this drilling operation cannot be singing, "A Weber Well, A Weber Well, A Weber Wall, A Weber Well...." -- they are drilling into the much more shallow Mancos Shale. A little "Jensen" pumper is already on the scene, so this may not be a drilling operation at all, but rather a cleanout (i.e., repair).

Photo courtesy of Ken Bailey

Photo courtesy of Ken Bailey

But, Weber or Mancos, the goal was the same ... petroleum oil is "fossil fuel", so --

"In the pay zone, the deep rock pay zone, the Dino sleeps tonight...."

Yes, I'll keep my day job.