Lease Pumper's Handbook Published by the Commission on Marginally Producing Oil and Gas Wells of Oklahoma, First Edition 2003 Written by Leslie V. Langston Table of Contents Introductions A. Cover Sheet Book Title B. Publishing Information First Edition, 2003
 




The Lease Pumper's Handbook

Published by the Commission on Marginally Producing Oil and Gas Wells of Oklahoma, First Edition 2003 Written by Leslie V. Langston Table of Contents Introductions A. Cover Sheet Book Title B. Publishing Information First Edition, 2003

 

Written by Leslie V. Langston

 

Publishing Information. First Edition, 2003. C. Foreword. Rick Chapman, Executive Director (1996-2000) Commission on Marginally Producing Oil and Gas Wells, State of Oklahoma. D. Dedication. John A. Taylor, Chairman (1992-1998) Commission on Marginally Producing Oil And Gas Wells, State of Oklahoma. E. Author’s Introduction. Leslie V. Langston, Author, First Edition F. Commission Introduction. Liz Fajen, Executive Director, Commission on Marginally Producing Oil and Gas Wells, State of Oklahoma.

 

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 The Lease Pumper’s Handbook Chapter 2

 

Section B

 

  ROUTINE AND EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS 

One of the interesting aspects of work as a lease pumper is that the job is seldom the same from day to day. Depending on the level of production, the status of the equipment, the requirements of the maintenance schedule, and numerous other factors, different tasks will be required today than were required yesterday. Tasks that are repeated from the previous day may be done in a different way, performed to a different degree, or accomplished on other equipment or at a different site. The lease pumper is also likely to encounter unexpected situations, such as a leaking pipe, an engine that has locked up, livestock in the overflow pit, or other surprise. Often performing routine tasks or dealing with emergencies will require that the lease pumper contact someone by telephone or radio. 

Generally, phone books are not available on the lease site and it is unlikely that the lease pumper will be able to memorize the number of every resource who may have to be contacted, as well as one or two backups if the first choice on the list cannot be reached. So the lease pumper must have immediately at hand the information necessary to deal with these situations. Further, if the lease operator or supervisor cannot be reached for directions in dealing with a situation, the lease pumper must have some idea of what to do and what he or she does not have authority to do. This section provides tools and suggestions that will help prepare the lease pumper to deal with emergencies. 

B-1. What Is an Emergency? 

Basically, an emergency is any situation that is causing an undesired result or has the potential to cause and undesired effect unless immediate corrective action is taken. When an emergency presents itself on the highway driving to or from the leases or in various situations that might arise on the lease, the lease pumper must be prepared. It is too late to ask the boss what to do in an emergency when time does not permit contacting anyone or when the required person cannot be reached. The lease pumper needs to know what to do in advance. 

As an illustration, if a large hole has opened on the side of a stock tank and oil is pouring out onto the ground forming a small pond, the lease pumper should immediately begin circulating the oil out of the leaking vessel even before switching the tank. Then the lease pumper should call the office to request a vacuum truck to pick up whatever oil can be salvaged. Time is money and holding the loss to a minimum requires quick action. By planning ahead with the supervisor for this type of situation, the lease pumper will know what to do when the situation arises. By having contact information, such as the name of a vacuum truck operator, the lease pumper will have a 2B-2 course of action if no one at the office can be contacted. 

The list of possible lease emergencies is extensive. If electrical power to the lease has been disrupted, most of the time no one will know about the problem until the lease pumper arrives. The electrical service company may not know there is a problem until they are notified. Other emergencies may involve life-threatening situations and require contacting medical personnel. The lease pumper should have all relevant numbers available in advance of the emergency. 

If the lease pumper does not have a twoway radio or mobile telephone, then the nearest phone will have to be used. It may be a farm or ranch house, a nearby town, another worker who has mobile communications, etc. This is one reason that the lease pumper should become familiar with the area around each lease and get to know people who live nearby. To be adequately prepared, the lease pumper should plan two or more response options and carry the information required to carry out all planned options. 

The remainder of this section provides tools and guidelines that a lease pumper may find useful in planning routine and emergency communications. 

B-2. Emergency Telephone Numbers. 

Page 2B-5 provides a form that lists some of the persons and agencies that the lease pumper may have to contact while on the job. The form also provides spaces for listing contact information. The lease pumper should complete a form similar to the one shown and keep it in the vehicle. If the lease pumper is working at sites spread over a large area, it may necessary to have a separate form for each of the different leases. For example, it is not unusual for a lease pumper to work leases that are in different law enforcement jurisdictions or different fire districts. Some rural areas and small towns do not have 911 emergency service, so the lease pumper must also know whether 911 can be used at a site or if a specific telephone number must be dialed. 

B-3. Company and Personnel Communications. 

Another list that is convenient to have is contact information for company personnel and for others who may work on the lease, such as relief personnel. Even if the lease pumper knows this information, the list should be comprehensive because when the lease pumper is off duty, ill, on vacation, or gone on a family emergency, the information may be needed by relief personnel who may not be as familiar with the company, employees, or staffing structure. A suggested form for this information is shown on pages 2B-7 and 2B-8. However, the specific information required will vary from one operation to another, so the form may include information that is not needed for one lease pumper, while omitting information that is vital to those working a different lease. Each lease pumper should list information that may be of value on the job or to a relief person. 

B-4. Field Support Services Telephone Numbers

As noted earlier in the example concerning a leak in a stock tank, maintenance of lease often requires completing tasks for which the lease pumper is not qualified or equipped. Times also arise when the lease pumper may have to buy supplies, such as engine fan belts or hardware to replace nuts and bolts that 2B-3 have worked loose and become lost. These situations represent other instances in which the lease pumper will benefit from having information about how to contact the suppliers. Sometimes it is also important to know the physical addresses of suppliers so that the required items can be picked up. 

A sample form for listing suppliers and support service resources is shown on pages 2B-9 and 2B-10. While the form includes a list of typical types of service providers, the exact needs of a particular lease or company may differ, so the lease pumper should modify the form so that all required resources can be listed. 

B-5. Lease Locations. 

Because lease sites may be located in remote areas and be hard to find, it is a good idea for the lease pumper to carry information about how to reach a site. Obviously, this would be helpful for relief personnel or service providers who may not be familiar with how to reach the site. But the information can also be helpful to the regular lease pumper in describing alternate routes for reaching the site in the event that the normal route is closed due to road construction, weather conditions, bridges being out, etc. In describing how to reach the lease, the lease pumper should include town names, highway numbers, mile markers, distances, and descriptions of cattle guards, road divisions, highway signs, and other noticeable landmarks that will help to identify the route. 

An example of a form that may be used to describe lease site locations is provided on page 2B-11. 

 

 

 

COMMUNICATION INFORMATION 

 

 

Nearest Telephones: 

1. Name_______________________ Location ______________________________________ 

2. Name_______________________ Location ______________________________________ 

Emergency Numbers 

The National General Emergency Number 911 or ___________________________ 

State Highway Patrol. City_______________________ ____________________________ 

City Police. City________________________ ____________________________ 

Fire Department. City_________________________ ____________________________ 

County ______________________ ____________________________ 

Ambulance and Paramedics Hospital, 

City ___________________________ ___________________________________

 Hospital, City ___________________________ ___________________________________ 

Federal Game and Fish Department ___________________________________ 

State Game and Fish Department ___________________________________ 

Forest Department ___________________________________ 

Environmental Department ___________________________________ 

Other _____________________________ Other _____________________________ 

 

COMPANY AND PERSONNEL COMMUNICATIONS

 

 

 Regular Lease Pumper 

Name ___________________________ Address ____________________________________ 

City ____________________________ State ___________________Zip_________________

Home telephone __________________ Mobile _________________Fax _________________ 

In case of emergency notify _________________________ Relationship _________________ 

If unable to reach this person, call ____________________ Relationship _________________ 

Vacation Schedule ____________________________________________________________ 

Special Information ___________________________________________________________ 

Relief Pumper Information 

Relief Pumper 1 

Name ___________________________ Address ____________________________________ 

City ____________________________ State ____________________ Zip _______________ 

Home telephone __________________ Mobile ___________________ Fax _______________ 

In case of emergency notify _________________________ Relationship __________________ 

If unable to reach this person, call ____________________ Relationship __________________ 

Vacation Schedule _____________________________________________________________ 

Special Information ____________________________________________________________ 

 

Relief Pumper 2 

Name ___________________________ Address ____________________________________ 

City ____________________________ State ____________________ Zip _______________ 

Home telephone __________________ Mobile ___________________Fax _______________ 

In case of emergency notify _________________________ Relationship _________________ 

If unable to reach this person, call _____________________ Relationship _________________ 

Vacation Schedule _____________________________________________________________ 

Special Information ____________________________________________________________ 

 

Lease Operator Information 

Company name (Lease owner/Company) ___________________________________________ 

Business mailing address ________________________________________________________ 

City _______________________________ State _____________________ Zip ____________ 

Telephone _________________________________ Fax _______________________________ 

Owner/Manager ___________________________ Telephone ___________________________

My supervisor ______________________________ Title ______________________________ 

Office telephone ____________________________ Mobile ____________________________ 

Home telephone _______________________________________________________________ 

Contract Pumper Information 

Company name ________________________________________________________________ 

Business mailing address _________________________________________________________ 

Owner/Manager _____________________________ Telephone _________________________ 

My supervisor _______________________________ Title _____________________________ 

Office telephone ___________________ Mobile _________________ Fax _________________ 

Home telephone ____________________________ Fax ________________________________ 

Other information 

 

FIELD SERVICES SUPPORT SERVICES TELEPHONE NUMBERS

 

Pipeline or oil transport company 

Name _________________________________________ 

Telephone _____________________________________ 

Weekend or Emergency ____________________________________ 

Water transport company 

Name _________________________________________ 

Telephone _____________________________________ 

Weekend or Emergency ____________________________________ 

Rural electrical company Name _________________________________________ 

Telephone _____________________________________ 

Weekend or Emergency ____________________________________ 

Electrical services and repairs 

Name _________________________________________ 

Telephone _____________________________________ 

Weekend or Emergency ____________________________________ 

Electrical motor rewinding 

Name _________________________________________ 

Telephone _____________________________________ 

Weekend or Emergency ____________________________________ 

Hot oiling services 

Name _________________________________________ 

Telephone _____________________________________ 

Weekend or Emergency ____________________________________ 

Chemical supplier Name _________________________________________ 

Telephone _____________________________________ 

Weekend or Emergency ____________________________________ 

Oilfield supplies (Store 1) 

Name _________________________________________ 

Telephone _____________________________________ 

Weekend or Emergency ____________________________________ 

Oilfield supplies (Store 2) 

Name _________________________________________ 

Telephone _____________________________________ 

Weekend or Emergency ____________________________________ 

Maintenance and construction Name _________________________________________ 

Telephone _____________________________________ 

Weekend or Emergency ____________________________________ 

Well servicing and workover 

Name __________________________________________ 

Telephone ______________________________________ 

Weekend or Emergency _____________________________________ 

Downhole pump repairs (1) 

Name __________________________________________ 

Telephone ______________________________________ 

Weekend or Emergency _____________________________________ 

Address __________________________________________________ 

Downhole pump repairs (2) 

Name __________________________________________ 

Telephone ______________________________________ 

Weekend or Emergency _____________________________________ 

Address __________________________________________________ 

Engine and mechanical (1) 

Name __________________________________________ 

Telephone ______________________________________ 

Weekend or Emergency _____________________________________ 

Address __________________________________________________ 

Engine and mechanical (2) 

Name __________________________________________ 

Telephone ______________________________________ 

Weekend or Emergency _____________________________________ 

Address __________________________________________________ 

OTHERS _______________________

 Name __________________________________________ 

Telephone ______________________________________ 

Weekend or Emergency _____________________________________ 

Address__________________________________________________ _______________________

 Name __________________________________________ 

Telephone ______________________________________ 

Weekend or Emergency _____________________________________ 

Address __________________________________________________ 

Comments ____________________________________________________________________

HOW TO REACH EACH LEASE 

Lease 1. 

Name___________________________________

 Location ______________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________

 Lease 2. 

Name___________________________________ 

Location ______________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ 

Lease 3. 

Name___________________________________ 

Location ______________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________

 

CHAPTER 2C