From the February 16, 1967 issue of Aeroplane, Raymond Hankin describes Bristow Helicopters’ support service for rigs drilling off the east coast of the UK for oil and natural gas
Conversation in the hotel dining room had a distinctly alien tone – it might almost have been a foreign language. Spudding in . . . Kelly joint . . . roughneck … tool pusher...these and similar terms, quite meaningless to the uninformed listener, floated across the room in an easily identifiable transatlantic accent.