Friday, June 24, 2011

Pedro

So far driving through Oklahoma and Texas you really begin to realize how much and for how long the States have invested time, resource and energy into simply getting oil and natural gas out from under the ground. Dotted all along the road are new and old crude oil and gas operations, many times there would be clusters of operation but often I would see a lonesome oil pumpjack slowly but relentlessly pumping oil. A few miles West of Wheeler, Texas we found a historical US Army Fort Elliot and just a across in a cattle populated field I noticed a rusty black pump jack that had probably been first started back in the 1940's judging by its design and condition (Oil was first discovered in the Texas pan handle in 1905). There its was over seventy years later still slowly but surely pumping what is left of the oil still under the ground. While admiring this hunk and solid iron and noticed that under the main arm someone had written "Pedro" probably during its rapid construction and installation all those years ago. Heres what Pedro sounds like.

- iPhone Photo of Pedro, Texas, 2011.
- Pedro the Oil Pumpjack, Recording #1, (Please use headphones if possible), 2011.

- Pedro the Oil Pumpjack, Recording #2, (Please use headphones if possible), 2011.

- Pedro the Oil Pumpjack, Recording #3, (Please use headphones if possible), 2011.

- Pedro the Oil Pumpjack, Recording #4, (Please use headphones if possible), 2011.

- I recorded with a Marantz PMD661 & a Rode NTG-1 shotgun Microphone, 2011.
- Pedro, 2011.

 The End.

2 comments:

Samuel said...

This oil pumping machine should have been working overtime to get that oil, I that pedro should have a rest for some time with the oil that he just pumped out over the years.

Samuel from nettoyeur vapeur 

iampretty2012 said...

Well, I think they will really figure out this info since they have been in this kind of business for long years. I am just wondering what are the do's and don'ts when it comes with getting oil and natural gases.

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