I’m still not able to get the slide show feature working. We left Lantern 3 over a week ago. We’re about a half a mile from the rig here at Lantern 17 which is more typical. It may be a while before we get such good close up shots.
I thought some of you might be interested in a few more pictures of the process of setting up the well. Lantern 3 was built two years before I was – 1954. It’s a small rig by today’s standards and only capable of lateral drilling, which means it’s used primarily to punch holes (pilot holes or test holes) as I understand it.
If you’re interested, you should be able to click on any of these photos to enlarge them. It may be a small rig (approximately 1/3 the size of the one we’re on now) but it looks massive when you see the men on it.
It’s a tough, dangerous job. Once more, a tip of the hat to those who do it.