Snubbing is the most dangerous part of drilling and fracking a well. It involves removing the drill pipe from a newly drilled and fracked well. A freshly fracked well is highly pressurized from all the water and oil that has been released by the hydraulic fracturing. As the miles of pipe are removed, the last sections of pipe have enough pressure behind them to shoot high up into the air (and cause serious damage and injury in the process). Snubbers, with specialized gear, are brought in to slowly remove the pipe. In the process, hot pressurized salt water sprays all over the workers as they remove each section of pipe.