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Stories from The Bakken oil patch

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Post by jayden71 » Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:34 pm

So, due to the economical climate and the current fiscal situation of my household, I am headed back to the oil patch known as the Bakken formation in NW North Dakota and Eastern Montana. Oh yeah and Canadia too. :D .

Being on a regular schedule and seeing my family every single day has been a true blessing! However, It has proven very challenging to support a family of 4 on the wages I am currently pullin down. Wife and I have discussed it for the past 2 months and we feel this is our best option for now. My cousin is a truck boss for a small company of about 9 water trucks and 3 sand trucks. That's how I got a job up there in the first place. They are very excited to see me come back and my current boss is very disappointed to see me leave :( . He understands though, gotta do whatchya gotta do.

So basically I will be gone for 3 weeks and then be able to come home for 10 days. Or I can stay longer or shorter and adjust my time off. The owners are awesome when it comes to family time! It is a 965 mile trip each way. I've been workin in the Honda, getin her ready for the journey. I usually make it in 15.5 hours but have done it in 14hrs and 15minutes! :thumbs:

I will be driving a water truck again to start with, actually get my old truck back! :thumbs: . We haul fresh water to the drill rigs or brine (salt) water, whichever they need at the time. We also go to producing wells and haul off the salt water that comes up out of the earth. We can work up to 100 hrs a week for $30 an hour!!
Since I have been gone, the work has become more consistent with much less down time. That's the main reason I left in April. If I'm gonna drive that far to work, I wanna fuckin work!!

Shit gets crazy up there sometimes. People from every walk of life are up there tryin to make a living. Winter time is even more fun, -55 degree weather and shit :shock: .
So i'd just like to keep in touch with my Datsun buds while I'm out helpin to get oil to power all our Datsuns!! :D :D
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Re: Stories from The Bakken oil patch

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Post by jayden71 » Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:42 pm

Some pics from my last tour


My truck I will be drivin

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First blizzard of the season in November 12

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The Honda under a blanket of fresh powder

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My other cousin, in the black truck, and I out on a well pressure test in Eastern Montana

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Burning off of natural gas, a flare, while I'm suckin water directly from the well head

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Just got in from an all night job to a beautiful Bakken sunrise

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HAHA!!! I put the Honda in the ditch 2 miles from the shop/house. 963 miles GREAT, couldn't make it the last 2!! :rofl:

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Post by jayden71 » Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:50 pm

Oilfield food!!
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6 below 0 with a windchill of -25! Truck is nice and warm at 180 when I get there, takes 30mns to suck on a load of water with engine running at 1000rpm for the pump. Got back in and it was down to 100 degrees!
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Yeah, it gets a little muddy...no that is not sewage... :rofl: good old oil on the ground..they had a mishap.
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That's it for now. I am sure I will have more stories and pics and Fails of the day to share.
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Post by izzo » Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:52 pm

That's cool jayden!

Curious. what's it take to get a cdl and a job... is there a market going for that stuff right now or is it dry?
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Post by jayden71 » Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:55 pm

There is always a market for CDL drivers!! Especially in the oil patch! Guys go up there and get burned out, can't handle it, whatever. Hell I did, but now I miss it.

I just happened to have been a CDL instructor in my time too!
:fyea:

It takes a 6-8 week course to get your class A, and like I said good drivers are always in demand!
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Post by izzo » Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:24 pm

:fry:

Instructor eh? I know I could pass the tests (after I went thru the school :lol:). The depth perception may be a little difficult, but I think practice would be the key... I'm down for new career with a better paying job. Everyone in my family has been a driver of some sorts.
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Post by Jamee » Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:33 pm

:fyea: like a bawse :thumbs:
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Post by jayden71 » Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:36 pm

izzo wrote::fry:

Instructor eh? I know I could pass the tests (after I went thru the school :lol:). The depth perception may be a little difficult, but I think practice would be the key... I'm down for new career with a better paying job. Everyone in my family has been a driver of some sorts.
Dude! I have zero depth perception!!! ZERO

15years, over 2 million miles, no chargable accidents or tickets!

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Post by DRIVEN » Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:46 pm

That's kinda badass. I know family time is important but it's hard to turn down that opportunity. Hope it all works out. I guess Jamee will have to pick up the bewb thread slack.
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Post by 510freak » Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:56 pm

:fyea:

Jayden is buying the next few rounds ?
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Post by Taterhead » Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:20 am

That's great news man! I hope it works out like you want it to. I wish I had an opportunity like that down here. Damn you right to work state. Family time means alot but being able to feed them is very important. Can't wait to hear more about Bakken.

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Post by jayden71 » Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:53 pm

DRIVEN wrote:That's kinda badass. I know family time is important but it's hard to turn down that opportunity. Hope it all works out. I guess Jamee will have to pick up the bewb thread slack.
She will, or I will take her name from the thread


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Post by Jamee » Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:39 pm

:o wha.....
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Post by jayden71 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:09 am

T - 1 week to leave

My daughter either wants to go or does not want me to go!

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Post by Jamee » Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:05 pm

She is super cute! :)
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Post by jayden71 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:41 pm

Jamee wrote:She is super cute! :)
She takes after her mom :)
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Post by jayden71 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:21 am

Uggghhhhhh....packin the car with all my stuffs.

Hope I don't forget anything.

I have my NW sticker and my cast iron skillet for fryin bacon so I should be good :thumbs:
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Post by 510freak » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:24 am

Have a safe trip Bill.
And bring home the bacon ;)
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Post by jayden71 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:29 am

510freak wrote:Have a safe trip Bill.
And bring home the bacon ;)
:lol:

Thanks Lou.

Leavin out in the morning aboot 4am
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Post by 510freak » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:30 am

jayden71 wrote:
510freak wrote:Have a safe trip Bill.
And bring home the bacon ;)
:lol:

Thanks Lou.

Leavin out in the morning aboot 4am

:thumbs:

Almost milkman hr.
Cant wait to see the NWD sticker adventure :fyea:
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