There's an oil boom in west Texas and that means big risk, big reward and big characters drilling for crude. The oilmen risk their fortunes. It costs millions to drill two miles into the Earth. But this exhausting, dangerous work demands the young roughnecks risk something more valuable - their lives.

Not only do they have to contend with the elements on the rig like scorching heat and sudden lightning storms, there's heavy iron all around and the constant risk of a lethal blowout. But the oilman's putting up nearly a hundred grand a day to drill the well, so that bit has to keep turning. At the end of each episode, we'll see the moment of truth - did they strike it big or drill a dry hole?

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