Lost Hills, California: March 22 – 25
About two weeks ago, I travelled to Bakersfield, California (first time there since January of 2009) and had the pleasure to visit one of our company’s smaller oil fields in the nearby area to conduct a review of the chemical treating program in that location. I often am called upon to act as sort of a “Mr. Fix-It” wherein I travel to a field area and help our men and women engineers tackle whatever problems currently are afflicting their operations. And to be “Mr. Fix-It”, I have to further take on the role of a detective, asking questions, digging up data, reviewing past reports, touring the field and then helping – somehow – to solve the mystery of the problem(s) at hand. Not an easy task! Anyway, this week’s “patient” was located in Lost Hills – a very small town located about an hour’s drive north of Bakersfield.