12 Rigs of Christmas 2015: Day 7: Red Dog Rig 1

1 12 2015

On the first day of Christmas, the toolpush gave to me… Red Dog Drilling Rig 1.

Last year I posted 12 Rigs of Christmas, and it was a big hit. So here’s the 2015 version.

This rig was shot in 2013.

There’s something interesting about this rig – it’s the only one that I’ve shot that is no longer in operation. Well, to a point. You see, Red Dog rebuilt their initial rig, using certain components, into Rig 5. I like to think of it as the mythical phoenix, the bird that is reborn out of its own ashes (although no ashes were involved to my knowledge.)  I haven’t had the opportunity to shoot it as Rig 5 yet, but maybe some day.

The Red Dog Rig 1 gallery can be found here – Red Dog Rig 1.

If you’re looking for more rigs, check out the master drilling gallery here. You can find Red Dog Rig 3, Rig 3 and Rig 4 there as well.

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For the next three days (Dec. 1-3 I am running a sale: 15% off all Red Dog Drilling prints. Includes Red Dog Rigs 1, 2, 3 and 4. Expires Dec. 3, 2015. (Discount does not include shipping). You can order canvases, metal prints (which are AWESOME) or even a coffee mug. The coupon code is: RedDog

Do you have a rig you’d like me to profile in my 12 days of Christmas? Put your requests in the comments on my Facebook page. Don’t forget to share.





12 Rigs of Christmas 2015: Day 3: PD Rig 418

27 11 2015

On the third day of Christmas, the toolpush gave to me…  Precision Drilling Rig 418.

PD 418 was so close to the U.S. border at the time, if the derrickman spit, he might hit a Yankee.

The Precision Drilling Rig 418 gallery can be found here PD Rig 418. I don’t have a lot of this rig, but there’s a black and white I like so much, it’s hung as a canvas in my kitchen for the last several years.

If you’re looking for more rigs, check out the master drilling gallery here.

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For the next three days (Nov. 27-30) I am running a sale: 15% off all Precision Drilling prints. This includes PD Rig 120 and Rig 418. (Discount does not include shipping). You can order normal photo prints, canvases, metal prints (which are AWESOME) or even a coffee mug. The coupon code is: PD

Do you have a rig you’d like me to profile in my 12 days of Christmas? Put your requests in the comments on my Facebook page. Don’t forget to share, and scroll down to see the other Rigs of Christmas.





12 Rigs of Christmas 2015: Day 2: Betts Rig 3

26 11 2015

On the second day of Christmas, the toolpush gave to me… Betts Drilling Rig 3.

Last year I posted 12 Rigs of Christmas, and it was a big hit. So here’s the 2015 version.

Betts Drilling Rig 3 was working north of Redvers at the time. It was still pretty close to brand new.

The Betts Rig 3 gallery can be found here Betts Rig 3.

If you’re looking for more rigs, check out the master drilling gallery here. You can find Betts Rig 1, Rig 2 and Rig 4 there as well.

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For the next three days (Nov. 26-28) I am running a sale: 15% off all Betts Drilling prints. This includes Betts Rigs 1, 2, 3 and 4. (Discount does not include shipping). You can order normal photo prints, canvases, metal prints (which are AWESOME) or even a coffee mug. The coupon code is: Betts

Do you have a rig you’d like me to profile in my 12 days of Christmas? Put your requests in the comments on my Facebook page. Please share!





12 Rigs of Christmas 2015: Day 1: Red Dog Rig 2

25 11 2015

On the first day of Christmas, the toolpush gave to me… Red Dog Drilling Rig 2.

Last year I posted 12 Rigs of Christmas, and it was a big hit. So here’s the 2015 version.

This rig was shot in 2013. I don’t often get a chance to photograph a rig move in progress, so this was a real treat. I was able to document the move almost in full, from loading in the laydown yard in Estevan to its drilling location north of Alameda. I had the GoPro mounted all over the place. If you’re a fan of Fast Trucking, you’ll see them in action here.

The Red Dog Rig 2 gallery can be found here Red Dog Rig 2.

If you’re looking for more rigs, check out the master drilling gallery here. You can find Red Dog Rig 1, Rig 3 and Rig 4 there as well.

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For the next three days (Nov. 25-27) I am running a sale: 15% off all Red Dog Drilling prints. Includes Red Dog Rigs 1, 2, 3 and 4. Expires Nov. 27, 2015. (Discount does not include shipping). You can order canvases, metal prints (which are AWESOME) or even a coffee mug. The coupon code is: RedDog

Do you have a rig you’d like me to profile in my 12 days of Christmas? Put your requests in the comments on my Facebook page. Don’t forget to share.





Photobooth 2015 bookings available

25 11 2015

Looking to spice up your Christmas party this year? Didn’t get around to booking anything? How about a photobooth?

I’m taking last-minute bookings! My photobooth has been updated to include greenscreen technology. Now users can choose their backdrop – from the beaches of California, palm trees overhead, the mountains of Banff, a nice warm Christmas scene, or even your own shop! Perfect to thinking about somewhere other than a prairie winter, or to make jokes about work. Plenty of props are provided.

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Photos are printed out immediately, so everyone can take something home as a keepsake. Each print has your company logo put on it with some festive decoration. Finally, if you like, you can have a copy of the images to share on social media. Or, maybe you’ll just save that for next year’s slideshow…

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There are plenty of open dates available between now and Christmas – even this weekend! So call me today at 306-461-5599 or email brian.zinchuk@sasktel.net.

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12 Rigs of Christmas: Day 7: Betts Drilling Rig 2

10 12 2014

Betts Drilling Rig 2 is the Day 7 rig of the 12 Rigs of Christmas. It was a beautiful summer day shortly after the then-new rig first went to work. I got some of Betts Rig 3 a few days later.

This was also the first rig where I tried out some unique perspectives.

Photos of this rig can be found here and here.

My other drilling rigs can be found here.

The photo lab suggested that all orders to Canada should be in by Dec. 8, or Monday. So if you would like a print of one of these pictures, please contact me directly at brian.zinchuk@sasktel.net. With a giant Epson 9900 printer the size of a love seat and weighing 340 lbs., I have the ability to do paper prints up to 16×20 ($75, need to be framed) or 16×32 here in Estevan, or canvas prints from 18×24 ($240), 24×36 ($500) to 36×96 ($1900). Canvas prints cost about $80 per square foot. Canvas prints especially take a fair bit of work, so you need to order early.

I also may be able to order other sizes of prints from my Canadian lab, but those would need to be ordered quickly.

Merry Christmas!





Dart Services Steel Reef Gas Plant

4 08 2014

Dart Services installed around 800 steel piles for the Steel Reef Gas Plant leading up to the long weekend in August. Here are some aerial shots and a bunch on the ground. The full gallery can be found here








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