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Citadel Drilling Rig #1 Opening

I was excited I was asked to photograph the brand new Citadel Drilling Rig #1 as they celebrated with a Rig Opening.

As I pulled up, there was the most brilliant perfect sun dog around the towering Rig…lucky sign!

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There was a great sense of pride within all who are involved with this beautiful Rig. A true labour of love.

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The crew is anxious to get Rig 1 out drilling…

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Along with the beautiful weather and an amazing lunch, the day also held tours of the Rig and the equipment.

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Being an Oilfield Wife myself, my favourite part of the day was when friends and family came to show their unyielding support. Kids walking hand-in-hand with a parent to get a tour of this huge amazing rig they’ve heard so much about.

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An Oilfield life is a family investment. Through the trials, blood/sweat/tears, hard work, time apart from family… there is an incredible amount of pride that lives within this culture.

As I was taking these photos of families standing in front of the Rig they’ve invested their lives within, I couldn’t help but realize this moment captured within a photograph is one that will be remembered within the time vault of their life story. The start of something amazing, and worth every bit of sacrifice…

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Cheers to all your hard work and making this dream into a reality. Congratulations on the unveiling of Citadel Rig #1! Can’t wait to see Rig #2 (and many more). 🙂

From my heart to yours,


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