On occasion, Oil & Gas Journal editors catch wind of stories that don't quite fit the typical mold of oil and gas industry news. Such items, like those having to do with the creative visual and literary arts, often find better homes in this space.
This editor decided to explore the artistic side of the industry by first checking out the book "Gaston Lays an Offshore Pipeline" by James Rice at the library. The book provides a creative way to teach children about the industry with illustrations and a rhyming format without using too many technical terms: "They X-rayed each weld—they had to be right, no burn throughs or skips—each seam must be tight."
The book's prota...