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Old 10-26-2004, 03:37 AM
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Bet you didn’t expect a post from Africa. Well I am currently in Africa, Algeria exactly, middle of the Sahara. Our oil field is located 31º 00” N, 8º 15”E. Number 3838, SSB, awaits in our garage on Amelia Island, FL . I get back to the States on Friday 30 Oct., first trip Saturday morning, in the Xfire, will be to the barber shop.
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Old 10-26-2004, 04:18 AM
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Well the first post from the Africa forum has happened sooner than I ever expected. Just wondering, what exactly do you do in the oil business...?
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Old 10-26-2004, 05:31 AM
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I work for an American, Houston based, Independent Oil Company Anadarko Petroleum (no refining or marketing, nothing down stream).
Currently we are producing 260,000 barrels a day. We have two rigs drilling development and exploration wells (+-3,400 meters).

I am the materials / logistics manager for the operation, our current inventory of stock is valued at $70,000,000. Obtaining and planning for material and equipment delivers +-6 months, is a challenge indeed.

I spend every other month on the job and enjoy Florida and my toy 6 months a year – but the six months I am home are quality months.
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Old 10-26-2004, 05:42 AM
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You can probably well afford a much better car than a crossfire then!
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Old 10-26-2004, 06:25 AM
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Whew – where did that come from –

ASSUME = *** - U - ME

What one can afford, desires or enjoys is a "personal thing". By the way my last name is not Anadarko.
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Old 10-26-2004, 06:34 AM
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Was only joking. Most people in the oil industry are quite well off. Sorry if I offended.
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Old 10-26-2004, 03:04 PM
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Are you familiar with Coffeyville Resources?
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Old 10-26-2004, 03:54 PM
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Not really, I think it is a Kansas operation. My domestic experiences were in New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and North Dakota. The past eighteen years have all been overseas in garden spots like Gabon (6.5 years), Tunisia (3.5), Yemen (1) and Algeria (8). I worked for Tenneco, British Gas and Anadarko respectively.

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Old 10-26-2004, 08:53 PM
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Yes, it's a Kansas City, Missouri company. Just wondering because I know someone involved in it.
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OK I'll give you another Africa post. I'm sitting in Malabo Equatorial Guinea right now. Another oil company person. I work for Marathon Oil. My crossfire is sitting in the garage in Houston Texas just waiting for me.
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So do people hate Americans there? Do you fear for your life? I salute you as these types of jobs make us regular people seem like boring lemmings.
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Old 08-11-2005, 01:41 AM
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Sorry, it has taken so long to reply, back at work. No the locals do not hate us, as a matter of fact when you spend so much time together, it is like family. The major issue with a job like this, work a month and off a month, is the constant state of jet lag. We have plenty of security and our location, so far into the Sahara makes it very difficult for a stranger to get close - no place to hide, nothing but sand dunes.
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I am sitting here in Zambia's Capital Lusaka so thought I would update this thread no Crossfires spotted infact very few non Japanese cars around back to London Saturday hopefully the rain will have stopped by then.
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