Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 19 Issue 04

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Volume 19, No. 4
Pages 123 - 123

Drilling Crew

John Farrell
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Where would scientific ocean drilling be without the drilling crew? Nowhere, leaving scientists naval-gazing in the ivory tower. The crew provides the mud and rock that make our science possible, end of story. At the same time, close quartering with these roustabouts, roughnecks, drillers, toolpushers, and occasional weevils (crew newbie) enriches our life at sea because of the fascinating differences in our cultures (for definitions of these terms and others used here, go to http://www.glossary.oilfield.slb.com).


Farrell, J. 2006. Drilling crew. Oceanography 19(4):123, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.22.