Lyrics: Black Gold Hunters, Statoil

The drilling equivalent of the LHC rap has been making the rounds in the geosocialsphere. It’s by a Norweigan company, Statoil, possibly as part of an internal team-building exercise.

I haven’t been able to track down the lyrics, so here’s my first-pass transcription. Let me know if you heard it differently or caught the bits I couldn’t, because this is too priceless to muck up. update: lyrics are being edited in response to the comments — thank you!

We were born to be black gold hunters.
(gold hunters, gold hunters, gold hunters)

Dinosaurs, metroids, and driving wars.
Freed from this seismic layer,
Pre-Atlantis Riveria.
Lava lakes, sulfur and earthquakes.
Plankton, transparent fish, teeny weeny jellyfish.
Mama T-Rex, and saber tooth.
Then one day an ice age,
Do some work for minimum wage.
Red leaves, stacked up in layers,
Hell-bound
And hidden for some million years.
Every day was the same.
Never did expect
To be set aflame.

{Chorus}
We were born to be black gold hunters.
We are always on top when we go down
(go down, go down)
To get it up.
Drilling isn’t boring!

Steady aiming at soft sea Heaven,
We’re the executive crew from Voodoo Town,
Getting it up.

[Roddery ??]Rotary
Heavy metal Christmas tree.
Raw suppliesRoust-abouts and rough necks,
Moving [molt?] about the deck.
We grind steady at the front line.
Pressure going pretty strong,
Stand out with the brakes onrig tong.
Tick-tock, saved by the kelly-cock
Team notes; brave decision;
Fine lines; insane precision.
[Ooh et ??]Who else will be the backbone of economy?

Deep down,
Living in a world they creep,
Exploring the deep,
Like you do at night
When you’ve gone to sleep.

{Chorus}
We were born to be black gold hunters.
We are always on top when we go down
(go down, go down)
To get it up.
Drilling isn’t boring!

Steady aiming at soft sea Heaven,
We’re the executive crew from Voodoo Town,
Getting it up.
Drilling isn’t boring!

{Reprise}
Hidden for some million years,
Every day was the same.
Never did expect
To be set aflame.

We were born to be black gold hunters.
We are always on top when we go down
(go down, go down)
To get it up.
Drilling isn’t boring!
Steady aiming at soft sea Heaven,
We’re the executive crew from Voodoo Town,
Getting it up.
Drilling isn’t boring!

Getting it up.

Steady aiming at soft sea Heaven,
We’re the executive crew from Voodoo Town,
Getting it up.

Drilling isn’t boring!

We were born to be black gold hunters!

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2 Responses to Lyrics: Black Gold Hunters, Statoil

  1. Meganne says:

    [Ooh et ??] should be “who else”.

  2. roughneck says:

    Roddery – Rotary
    kellycock? – kelly-cock
    brakes on – rig tong

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