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morning tour

1. n. []

The work shift of a drilling crew that starts in the morning. Drilling operations usually occur around the clock because of the cost to rent a rig. As a result, there are usually two separate crews working 12-hour tours to keep the operation going. Some companies prefer three 8-hour tours: the daylight tour starts at daylight or 8 a.m., and the graveyard tour is the overnight shift or the shift that begins at midnight. (Pronounced "tower" in many areas.)

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