IamA girl working on an offshore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Ask me anything!
Howdy... I saw an AMA a week or two ago from a mudlogger on a land job, so I figured I'd do one about life offshore!
I am also a mudlogger. When we're actually drilling (which is less often than you'd think), I analyze the rock samples and gasses from the formation that are carried to the surface by the drilling fluid ("mud"). We also help keep track of drilling parameters to make sure everything is going well down hole, and that we're not gaining mud (which indicates a situation that could ultimately lead to a blowout) or losing mud. When we're not drilling, we act as a second set of eyes on all operations, just in case. We're basically the information hub of the rig.
I am currently on a drillship in the Gulf of Mexico,
awaiting my helicopter ride back to shore. I was actually supposed to leave yesterday but the fog was too dense to fly all the way out here. So, I figured I'd try to pass the time by posting an AMA!Dense fog again, I'm never going home dammit.
My Proof (hopefully this is sufficient, we're not allowed to take non-intrinsically safe electronics outside of the accommodations, so I can't take a picture of the derrick or drill floor and stuff like that.): http://imgur.com/a/EIrxA
Alright y'all, it's been real but I'm gonna go rack out. Thanks for all the questions and support!! <3