Sunday, August 28, 2005

Cool, yet scary, photo



Don't know exactly where this offshore rig is located, or when the photo was taken. But it is an eerily captivating look at part of my industry. (You can click on the photo to get a larger view.)

6 comments:

jettybetty said...

That is scary in a chilling kind of way-- (I am still laughing about your comment on my blog, "that is so neat... in a kind of icky way"). Good picture tho!

Do you work in the oil industry??

We were talking today about rigs in the path of Katrina--will the price of gas go up again??

JB

Jenni said...

JB - I do sorta work in the industry -- I work for a fairly small independent oil and gas exploration and production company (a family owned business). We are about 95% natural gas / 5% oil, but still technically in the same industry. I got this photo from a co-worker on Friday.

I honestly don't know about the price of gasoline. It depends on the price of crude oil, but also heavily on refining capacity and demands. With Katrina bearing down on the gulf coast, there may be quite a few refineries that have interrupted routines this week. Whether or not that will translate into higher gasolines prices, I really couldn't speculate. But it wouldn't surprise me, either.

Raymond's Edge said...

Great picture!! I wouldn't want to be standing on deck holding on to the metal rail when that happens. But I guess everybody is inside during a storm. I hope…AR…

jettybetty said...

Nope, wouldn't want to see this one from on deck!

I knew you were an accountant--but not for an oil company. My hubbie works for an independent oil/gas company, too! With so much of the crude for our country coming from the gulf--he thinks we will see higher gas again this week.

Have a great week!

JB

Lana said...

That's awesome! Glad you didn't get to experience anything like that. Bet there was a pretty good thunderclap with that, too!

AMankin said...

That's amazing!! great photo-I wonder how they caught it.