April 13, 2016

WATCH: How to shut off an Alberta oil well using voice activation software

Rebel Staff

A fan of The Rebel sent us a video that we just had to share with you.

When a man came across an oil well that hadn't been shut down, he explains that due to government regulations, they need to have voice activation to shut them down in case of an emergency.

He tries words to get the machine to stop such as "fire" and "blowout" with no luck.

“Doesn't seem to be working,” he says before trying one more.

See the magic word that finally worked.


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commented 2016-04-14 15:25:26 -0400
Hilarious! It would be even funnier if it were not true.
commented 2016-04-14 14:43:24 -0400
I’m not even sure why I had such a strong emotional response, but that was a very hard-hitting one minute video…
‘hard-hit·ting: adjective, uncompromisingly direct and honest, especially in revealing unpalatable facts.’
commented 2016-04-14 00:12:30 -0400
Thought he was going to yell “Notley” to shut it down. Close enough. Funny & sad at the same time.
commented 2016-04-13 23:24:45 -0400
As I was doing my work around fabulous Fox Vegas, in oil and gas of course, I had a look at this. Made me laugh, but as was said below, this is way to close to the truth.
commented 2016-04-13 21:58:29 -0400
LOL… awesome !!
commented 2016-04-13 21:09:42 -0400
Elect the NDP federally and they’ll soon have the entire economy stopped in its tracks, especially if they actually try to implement the LEAP Manifesto.
commented 2016-04-13 20:38:13 -0400
Awesome , the pump jack even showed some fear when he said that.
commented 2016-04-13 20:35:59 -0400
That was funny.
commented 2016-04-13 19:36:00 -0400
Good one STAFF
commented 2016-04-13 18:43:36 -0400
Now that was funny!
commented 2016-04-13 18:36:57 -0400
Perhaps if someone shouted NDP at Notley her pump would shut down, (temporarily off course). Hm.
commented 2016-04-13 18:02:58 -0400
Heh, that would be hilarious if it weren’t so close to the painful truth.