toolpusher


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toolpusher

(ˈtuːlˌpʊʃə)
n
(Mining & Quarrying) a foreman who supervises drilling operations on an oil rig
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Toolpusher called wellsite leader and stated that they were "getting mud back, and that they had diverted the mud gas separator," and had either closed or were closing the annular.
We were back on bottom, the rotary table spinning ever deeper into our planet, when Exeter Drilling's toolpusher told us four remaining roughnecks that Lonnie's dogged grip on the drawworks brake probably saved our lives.
Next week Mr Weber, who works as a toolpusher, will fly to Brazil to start work on a rig.
In 1984 he began working on offshore oil rigs rising to become a toolpusher - a drilling foreman.
Mr Weber, a toolpusher for offshore drilling company Transocean, was only released last week following work by the French and US governments.
2008) (stating that Cain worked as a toolpusher and was required to "stay up on the drill floor and take care of the drilling activities" while supervising the drill crew and making sure they followed company safety policies).
In the Ocean Ranger case, there were three people who thought they should have real, day-to-day authority: the toolpusher, the master of the captain--and the company man, who was the representative of the oil company that was paying the bills.
His family had feared the toolpusher, who works for Transocean, would be held for months.
111) The chief cook for the catering company, Eloise Porter, objected, but the toolpusher instructed her to provide the meals at the irregular times.
Mr Weber, a toolpusher, who works for offshore drilling company Transocean, was freed last Wednesday after, it is believed, the Nigerian government negotiated with the captors.
His worried family had expected the toolpusher, who works for offshore drilling company Transocean, to be held for months.
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