Adventures in the Lone Star State

The North Slope

It’s been an interesting week. I’ve had the lucky opportunity to travel up to Alaska on business and visit the North Slope. It’s like no other trip that I’ve ever taken. I really didn’t know what to expect when I got here. I had to take some “arctic survival” training before even flying up to Deadhorse, AK because we’re coming up during the winter months.

Deadhorse is such an interesting place. It’s populated by hundreds of individuals working almost exclusively for the oil and gas industry. Lots of warehouses and equipment all here to support the drilling and other activities going on. I must say that the accommodations have been much better than expected. The Aurora is a fairly new hotel with lots of great ammenities: flat screen TVs, satellite TV, Internet access, tons of food, a gym, laundry facilities, etc. Maybe I’m just lucky, but it’s been a pretty nice gig given the remote environment that we’re working.

October 17th, 2009 at 12:32 am

2 Responses to “The North Slope”

  1. Dallas Says:

    How long are you in Alaska for? Did your wife get to go with you? I’m in China for the next 3 weeks and I hate being away from Ashley and Lincoln.

  2. Fernando Says:

    I’m only here for 13 days. Diane didn’t go with me because I’m spending most of my time in Prudhoe Bay, not Anchorage and she’s not allowed to travel up here (workers only).

    I’m home for the weekend and then I head out to California to work offshore for a 3 more weeks. Not excited about being gone 5 weeks straight.

    Enjoy China. Maybe one day I’ll make it there. :)

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