In MemoriamKermit Janssen, former well products marketing manager at CertainTeed Corp., passed away in July. Janssen was issued several patents for casing and well screens. He was honored by the National Ground Water Association with the 2000 Manufacturer’s Div-ision Special Recognition Award for his lifetime of contributions to the water well industry. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
Rig MountingA recent National Driller Web poll (www.drilleronline.com) asked, “How many trucks did your longest-lasting rig wear out?” The results:
1 truck – 23 percent
2 trucks – 17 percent
3 trucks – 15 percent
4 trucks – 9 percent
5 trucks – 7 percent
6 trucks – 5 percent
7 trucks – 4 percent
8 trucks – 7 percent
More than 8 trucks – 13 percent
There are a good many ways to look at those numbers; every rig and truck has its own story. I just can’t get past the “More than 8 trucks” category. I’m not entirely sure what’s going on there, but I will suggest that those drillers going through that many trucks might want to consider being a tad bit more discriminating when selecting their next truck. That being said, I’m also sure there are plenty of pre-WWII rigs that have been meticulously maintained and have outlived their trucks quite naturally (If you have one of those, we’d love to hear about it).