Category Archives: Engineering Work

My Old Leather Bag

 

My Old Leather Bag

 

 

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I have this old leather bag that I carried around on my trips,
As I have traveled the world over as around I did often zip.
It has protected my valuables very well over the long years,
Traveling with me, keeping me company as I went everywhere.
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New Guinea Adventure

 

New Guinea Adventure

 

 

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In 1989, Phillips Petroleum was investigating a project,
To develop inner coast gas well discoveries very quick,
Including an LNG (Liquified Natural Gas) Plant on the coast.
I was selected to lead a team of Engineers as the host.

 

 

 

 

 

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To find a plant location along New Guinea coast line,
To locate a plant to process and ship the gas as LNG so fine.
With a list of criteria we developed before heading out,
This would be an interesting trip, there was no doubt.
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Oklahoma City Accidents

 

Oklahoma City Accidents

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When I took a new promotion to the Oklahoma City E&P office,
I was never too sure whether or not I should take the job offer.
After I got there the first month, I wished that I had not accepted,
But things got better and then I was glad that I did not reject it. Continue reading

The BS Degree

 

The BS Degree

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During the years I supervised young engineers with many degrees.
They all had a Bachelor Of Science in Engineering seemingly,
A few of them had another BS degree that fit them better you see.
Let’s call it theĀ “Bull Shitting me” degree as they did their job poorly. Continue reading

The Long Trip Home

 

The Long Road Home

 

Being an engineer for a major oil company required lots of travel,
So much so that I often felt as if I might just come unraveled,
The poem takes you on a trip home with me after being gone,
Reinforcing that there will never be anyplace as good as home. Continue reading