Anyone have an Oilfield Dictionary I Could Borrow?

Hubby has officially been a roughneck for three months now and I am only slightly closer to understanding what he does than I was back in October. It’s not that he hasn’t tried to educate me, it’s just that there is so much to learn. I’m from North Carolina where the oil and gas industry […]

You Know You Are a Real Oilfield Wife When…

You Know You Are a Real Oilfield Wife When… You have to blow dust off your razor the day before your husband is due home… it’s been THAT long since you shaved your legs. In North Dakota and Canada, we also keep the leg hair long for warmth during the long winters. Right? You go […]

What is a Roughneck?

“What is a roughneck?” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard this question over the past 8 years. “My husband is a driller on an oil rig,” I reply. “Ohhhhhh …” Then, a blank stare. “Have you ever seen Armageddon?” I ask. “YEAH!” Lightbulb. Usually, I just leave it at that. Only those […]