Driving opportunities in oilfield

Discussion in 'Oilfield Trucking Forum' started by will083031, May 4, 2022.

  1. will083031

    will083031 Bobtail Member

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    Hi I put in several applications in different sectors of the oilfield, sand, water, and crude. Out of these which one makes the most money and more consistent? I talked to a driver that hauls sand for Resource Transport and he’s telling me that he does 18-20 loads a week doing hopper bottom. Is that average for sand? I’m kind of skeptical cause he’s also recruiting and trying to get that referral bonus.
     
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  3. idriveaholden

    idriveaholden Medium Load Member

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    Why do these post keep comming up, does nobody have a sense of the economy and politics.
    The oilfield spurs up for a couple months and everyone is seeing dollar signs...
    just forget that they had the lowest demand,oil prices, and production a year and a half ago and the 2030/2040 agenda for carbon zero. There’s a long list of more but go ahead move to midland
     
  4. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    Crude is the most consistent, sand is the least.
     
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  5. CamryXSE

    CamryXSE Bobtail Member

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    Not one thing wrong with this post. The oilfield is cyclical and if you want to make some money on the uptick, that is fine. That's what I did.

    Crude is probably the best paying (mind you, I left in 2014). I couldn't do it because I couldn't stand/didn't want to ingest the fumes pouring out when you're taking samples from the tank.

    Sand loads vary in length and the loads you're describing would have to be very short. Only thing with sand, you use a mask to avoid serious damage to your respiratory system. Otherwise it's pretty good.

    I never did water. If I go back it will be to haul diesel to the frac sites.

    Bunch of other stuff too, specialty stuff, wireline, I can't remember all what else.
     
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  6. will083031

    will083031 Bobtail Member

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    Ok thanks I got 3 job offers, hauling chemicals, fuel, or crude. I will have to make decision soon what offer to take
     
  7. Lazer

    Lazer Heavy Load Member

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    The 2030/2040 agenda is not gonna happen, at least not in the that time frame.
     
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  8. elegantseacow

    elegantseacow Bobtail Member

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    I think in the long run, it’s a flip of the coin. Granted, I’m new to the oil field (5 months in) and I haul production water. Some days, I’ve made $250.. others I’ve made $900.

    So far this year, I’ve worked 3 1/2 months and have grossed $35K. This week, 6 days in, I’ve grossed over $3.5k but I’ve run some crazy hours because we’re short on people.

    Good luck.
     
  9. The Crossword Trucker

    The Crossword Trucker Heavy Load Member

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    I am guessing that 900 dollar day was 18 hrs or more?
    How many hours are you putting in for a 3500 dollar week?
    Are you in the permian ?
    Glad you are making good money!
     
  10. elegantseacow

    elegantseacow Bobtail Member

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    Technically, I think it was 20 hours. Starting my 7th day today in a row and I think I’m around 95 hours on the week.

    Normally, I work 4 days on, 2 days off, 12-14 hour days. This is an abnormal week and I tried to capitalize.

    No sir. I’m in the Bakken.
     
  11. DRTDEVL

    DRTDEVL Medium Load Member

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    The wind sock is your friend. See/feel the wind, stand to the side it is not going to blow fumes, then hold breath, close eyes, and pop the hatch open. Step further upwind for a few seconds to let the heaviest concentration of fumes escape, then drop the thief down the hatch.

    I never inhaled/ingested any fumes by following this method.
     
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