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!
There was a great sense of pride within all who are involved with this beautiful Rig. A true labour of love.
The crew is anxious to get Rig 1 out drilling…
Along with the beautiful weather and an amazing lunch, the day also held tours of the Rig and the equipment.
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.
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…
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,