Thursday, March 26, 2009
What I Did Today
Pictured above is a three 200 barrel tank battery. I hauled the tanks, landings and stairs to the site, and used my crane to "set" the tanks. I had to lift them off the trailer first. After the crew and I put the landings together (they are broken down for shipping), we hung them on the tanks. We then hung the stairs.
We don't plumb the tanks in any way - all we do is drop them where and how the customer wants and help install the landings - period. There is room on the pad for more stuff - maybe a water tank (which we could have provided) or perhaps a heater treater (which we do not) or "gun barrel" (water and oil separator, yep, we make 'em). This battery probably services several wells, and buried pipes run from the wells to the tanks. The company will have to put up some sort of containment as well. Tankers will drop by as necessary to haul the crude and water if there is a water tank. I'd just about count on it.
I just thought y'all might like to see just what I do for a living. This is just a part of the job.