I am an oilfield worker in West Texas with probably a good 8 hours left to kill. Ask me anything!
I am a flowback operator. My job consists of several stages. First we show up when they start frac and set up equipment. Then we work with the coil tubing or pulling unit. Then they leave and we stay and control how much fluid is flowing out of the hole until they hook it up to a tank.
I did an AMA a couple of weeks ago and it garnered some attention, and now I have hours to kill so I figured I'd do it again. Proof pic will be in the comments.
Cool video of a blowout, excitement really starts at around the 32 second mark.
A lot of questions about the pay. It varies, but my job is a salary around $40,000 and 12 hour bonuses ranging $200-$600 sometimes you will be out there 96 hours straight.