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A couple of buddies of mine on a big job in Russia

some years back....

A talk over clip from the presentation, The History of Oil Well Firefighting and Blowout Control. The Turkmenistan job comes in at the 40 second mark; put your ear plugs in.

Sorting out the well head installation before the well can be capped. Note the skirts and hydraulic jacks.

Looking straight up; fire and water.

Wrapping things up for the day. Asbestos cloth will keep the well heads and guide skirts cool until the next morning.

This damn thing was big enough to make its own weather.


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