IDMF 2014—Hot Air, Cold Stacked Rigs


"Cold stacking" a rig means closing it down, and taking it out of commission. This one looked pretty run down.

Detail of a cold stacked rig in a harbor in Port Fourchon, Louisiana.


The IDMF is back from our second trip to Louisiana, which may have been even hotter than the first. Our hard drives are full of images of industry and conversations with locals. We’re excited to be back in the ITC, safe from fire ants and hard at work.