DARE Interview : Guymon, Oklahoma; Primary Informant OK029

  • 1966
  • Informant Data:
  • OK029: White; male; age: 46 (middle-aged); education: high school; community type: village
  • Media Files:
  • Arthur the Rat. Speaker: OK029 (3:49)
  • Full Interview 1 (Tape 1295-S1).
  • Content:
  • 00:25 Job history—how Informant got started in oil business
  • 01:30 Types of oil rigs
  • 05:45 Dog horses—described
  • 06:15 Cable tool rigs—parts, descriptions
  • 10:30 Drilling for oil—described; number of men on a rig
  • 12:05 Engines to run rigs—described, parts of oil rigs—described
  • 18:10 Derricks—construction, types, parts
  • 26:45 Preparations for drilling
  • 28:05 Mud—source, description, uses
  • 33:00 Kelly—description, uses
  • 34:15 Tape end
  • Full Interview 2 (Tape 1295-S2).
  • Content:
  • 00:05 Drilling for oil—description, machines needed
  • 08:35 Names of positions on oil rig
  • 21:50 What happens when a drill bit gets dull
  • 24:30 Length of shifts
  • 26:15 Names and duties of workers
  • 28:15 Description of removing the pipe from a hole
  • 34:25 Tape end
  • Full Interview 3 (Tape 1296-S1).
  • Content:
  • 00:10 Drill bits—how to change, frequency of change, price of bits
  • 10:05 Determining depth of holes, determining when gas or oil has been found
  • 15:20 Dry holes
  • 17:20 Finishing a hole after striking gas or oil
  • 31:10 Description of pumping
  • 33:30 Blow-up prevention on oil rigs
  • 36:05 Tape end
  • Full Interview 4 (Tape 1296-S2).
  • Content:
  • 00:05 Parts of rigs
  • 04:10 Construction of derricks
  • 06:55 Potential problems and their solutions
  • 17:50 Circulation—types, importance, how to regain circulation
  • 30:25 Clothing and shoes worn on oil rigs
  • 32:50 Means of keeping warm in winter on oil rigs
  • 34:10 Length of time to drill wells, power used to drill deep wells
  • 36:00 Tape end
  • Full Interview 5 (Tape 1297-S1).
  • Content:
  • 00:15 Lifestyle of oil field workers—travel, marriage, education
  • 10:20 Locations of drilling basins in the United States
  • 15:30 How to get a job in the oil fields
  • 17:40 Definition of terms
  • 20:10 Names of levels of sand
  • 22:20 Gas fields in Illinois
  • 26:30 Work abroad
  • 30:20 Coring
  • 34:45 Tape end
  • Full Interview 6 (Tape 1297-S2).
  • Content:
  • 00:05 Coring
  • 01:40 Drill stem testing—definition, description, origin
  • 04:05 Wild well—fires on oil and gas rigs
  • 12:00 Definition of terms used on oil and gas rigs
  • 22:30 Discussion of pay days for oil workers
  • 24:00 Definition of terms
  • 24:50 Nicknames of oil field workers—origins
  • 27:05 Arthur the Rat
  • 31:00 Tape end
  1. Arthur the rat

  2. Full interview 1

  3. Full interview 2

  4. Full interview 3

  5. Full interview 4

  6. Full interview 5

  7. Full interview 6

Details

Fieldworker
Maki, Reino
Date
  • 1966
Publisher
  • Dictionary of American Regional English
Language
  • English
Collection
Subjects
Places
For Staff