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    Does anyone here do Oil Rigs?

    Well after a few years with Halliburton, Ive seen countless pressure washing companys come out and clean the BOP Valves Mud tanks, and the derrick..

    they normally come out after cementing, Wirleline.. or before production...

    I talked with a few company men on the rig site about how much they pay thease guys and its around 300-450 per hour.. and most of the time the guys are there 18+ hours... Water supply is pretty good on land rigs but most rigs Ive seen have a flat bed truck with large water tanks, and a few machines on there rigs.. Normal crew runs between 4 and 7 joses

    Must have large amounts of insurance and workmans comp.. also have some H2S gas training.. Hard Hat.. steel toe boots.. PPE.

    Seems like big business though.. Maybe not now.. but once oil prices go up and they start drilling again.

    You can up charge pretty much anything and thease rigs will pay.

    any who... Has anyone done this type of work?

    John

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    I don't do this kind of work but have heard of it. I know a few companys though do "in house" washing. it seems like there would be a pretyt good market for it down here though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D&EPressureWashing View Post
    I don't do this kind of work but have heard of it. I know a few companys though do "in house" washing. it seems like there would be a pretyt good market for it down here though.

    I would think so as well.. there is alot of insurance to be had of course.. but you NEVER have to reclaim..

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    Quote Originally Posted by PressureWashE View Post
    I would think so as well.. there is alot of insurance to be had of course.. but you NEVER have to reclaim..
    I wouldnt mind the insurance, because if you figure the money you could make and how often you would work. At any given time there is at least one drilling rig within thirty minutes of my house. If you figured how many they have within two hours from my location it is astronomical. I think you are on to something here. and someone has to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D&EPressureWashing View Post
    I wouldnt mind the insurance, because if you figure the money you could make and how often you would work. At any given time there is at least one drilling rig within thirty minutes of my house. If you figured how many they have within two hours from my location it is astronomical. I think you are on to something here. and someone has to do it.

    On average.. they drill 3 stages.. Surface intermediate.. and production.. sometimes they will do liners after the production..

    Each stage has to be pressure washed before the next.. if a hose explodes with always happends.. Pressure washing crew is right there..

    300+hr + overtime call out charge Big money

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    I think Chris Chappell at Superior Power Wash in TX did this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PressureWashE View Post
    On average.. they drill 3 stages.. Surface intermediate.. and production.. sometimes they will do liners after the production..

    Each stage has to be pressure washed before the next.. if a hose explodes with always happends.. Pressure washing crew is right there..

    300+hr + overtime call out charge Big money
    That sounds like that could be a great living. Oil companys have plenty of money to throw out there too. So i guess why not trhow it at you right. I think this would be very interesting to keep researching and looking into. Because i am almost positive they would rather sub oout thepressure washing"for the companys that do it in house" bwecause it would free up their roustabout to do other things and operations would move faster. Now its just getting in the door. The oilfield works on the "brother-in-law" system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D&EPressureWashing View Post
    That sounds like that could be a great living. Oil companys have plenty of money to throw out there too. So i guess why not trhow it at you right. I think this would be very interesting to keep researching and looking into. Because i am almost positive they would rather sub oout thepressure washing"for the companys that do it in house" bwecause it would free up their roustabout to do other things and operations would move faster. Now its just getting in the door. The oilfield works on the "brother-in-law" system.

    Every Drilling rig has a pressure washer set up.. to clean miscellaneous items.. But every single land rig will hire a company to clean the bop's and tanks..

    Ive seen this first hand over the last few years.

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    I have herd alot of talk about guys doing this however I never had any interest in looking into it
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    I talked to someone today about this today in reference to the mud tanks. They said the people that come out there have a pump truck, because they have to pump the mud out the tanks before cleaning. that would be a pretty big expense just to have to pressure wash mud tanks Thant should be all the extra equipment yhou would need though

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    Quote Originally Posted by D&EPressureWashing View Post
    I talked to someone today about this today in reference to the mud tanks. They said the people that come out there have a pump truck, because they have to pump the mud out the tanks before cleaning. that would be a pretty big expense just to have to pressure wash mud tanks Thant should be all the extra equipment yhou would need though

    From what ive seen from first hand experience, The excess mud is pumped into the reserve pit with the rig pump then the pressure washing crew enters the tank and starts cleaning.. all the water they build up is pumped out into the reserve pit..

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    Quote Originally Posted by PressureWashE View Post
    From what ive seen from first hand experience, The excess mud is pumped into the reserve pit with the rig pump then the pressure washing crew enters the tank and starts cleaning.. all the water they build up is pumped out into the reserve pit..

    John
    Yea, i gess it all just depends on the company. Well good look on finding more information.

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    Thumbs up Steaming an oilrigs

    I steam oilrigs and you are right the insurance is unbelievable the pay is around 100 to 150 an hour per machine the pay is high the ins is high and the risk is high we mostly do the subs,derrick, well thaws,pits, pumps and motors.just like anything else you do that pays big YOU MUST HAVE 1 MILLION TO 5 MILLION IN INSURANCE JUST TO PULL ONTO LOCATION,GOOD EQUIPMENT, GOOD GUYS, GREAT PRICES

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    rig washers, id love to get more information about the rig cleaning. if you'd be willing to help pm me or shoot me a number i can reach you at. thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek Belden View Post
    Now its just getting in the door. The oilfield works on the "brother-in-law" system.
    Tell me about it! You can have a better product, or service for less but still have to beat the nepotism in that field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dastar View Post
    Tell me about it! You can have a better product, or service for less but still have to beat the nepotism in that field.
    how was the product? did you use it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PressureWashE View Post
    On average.. they drill 3 stages.. Surface intermediate.. and production.. sometimes they will do liners after the production..

    Each stage has to be pressure washed before the next.. if a hose explodes with always happends.. Pressure washing crew is right there..

    300+hr + overtime call out charge Big money
    I wish it was like that up here! They just drill ahead and the roughneck rinses the mud and mess into the cellar. Lots get their rigs done during the spring breakup but mostly the crews do the cleaning. I'm hoping to change that around here though. We used to scrub them with diesel and a brush years ago. A lot has changed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PressureWashE View Post
    Well after a few years with Halliburton, Ive seen countless pressure washing companys come out and clean the BOP Valves Mud tanks, and the derrick..

    they normally come out after cementing, Wirleline.. or before production...

    I talked with a few company men on the rig site about how much they pay thease guys and its around 300-450 per hour.. and most of the time the guys are there 18+ hours... Water supply is pretty good on land rigs but most rigs Ive seen have a flat bed truck with large water tanks, and a few machines on there rigs.. Normal crew runs between 4 and 7 joses

    Must have large amounts of insurance and workmans comp.. also have some H2S gas training.. Hard Hat.. steel toe boots.. PPE.

    Seems like big business though.. Maybe not now.. but once oil prices go up and they start drilling again.

    You can up charge pretty much anything and thease rigs will pay.

    any who... Has anyone done this type of work?

    John
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    I am interested in starting a business power washing oil rigs, tanks, pump jacks and any other associated equipment. I realize many of the costs associated with this venture are going to be high, but I am curious how the demand is for these services? I would hate to invest a lot of money only to only find that the market is saturated or the demand isn't there. Also, what is the current rate for these type of services?

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    I had been reading this thread awhile back, but I realized something...

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