Oklahoma crude hauling

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  1. HiramKingWilliams

    HiramKingWilliams Medium Load Member

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    What’s a typical day/week look like in Oklahoma hauling crude?
     
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  3. Thore

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    Not sure about Oklahoma, but where I'm at it's 5-2 / 5-3 with the option of working your off days
     
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  4. Crude Truckin'

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    @RockinChair I think you're a Texas guy, but maybe you can help?
     
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  5. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    Thanks for the tag, @Crude Truckin' .

    I can't speak to Oklahoma specifically, but from my understanding there's a lot of oil and gas wells around Kingfisher, Hennessey, Waukomis, etc.

    I assume it's mostly loading from sales tanks at established leases, along with loading from frac tanks on new leases that are still in flowback, and delivering to pipeline injection stations. I have no idea what the pay is like, the gravity, the H2S content, etc. Some leases will have LACT units while others will use only your pump. And while it probably won't be necessary to gauge and thief the tanks when loading from a LACT you'll still need to check the gravity & temperature, and do a grindout.

    A 5/2/5/3 schedule will probably have you in a dedicated truck with a slipseat partner, or two, on your same shift (day or night). But some companies may have a day and night driver on the same truck.

    The end of the month is always busy. There are small wells that only produce one load a month, and producers always want to get them sold before the new month starts. On the last day of the month, the LACTS at the unloading stations will shut down for EOM inventory, so if you work nights this will cut your shift short and if you work days you may have to start a little bit late on the 1st.

    The terrain is board flat, hot in the summer and cold in the winter. Winter time will also bring really cold gusts of straight-line wind, sometimes 30 MPH or more.

    I'm not sure what else you're wondering about but feel free to ask and I'll answer as best I can.
     
  6. HiramKingWilliams

    HiramKingWilliams Medium Load Member

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    Excellent info, sir. I greatly appreciate it! Do you have any guess as to how long it takes to load/unload and the distance/time from the tanks to the injecting stations?
     
  7. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    Loading and unloading usually take about an hour apiece.

    Diatance from the lease to the IP could be anywhere from a couple miles up to 50 or 60 miles, but most will be between 10 and 30 miles.
     
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  8. Deadwood

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    I haul crude in the Permian Basin and if it takes an hour to unload there is something seriously wrong with your PTO.

    Most drivers rev up their RPM when unloading. It takes me 28 minutes to unload 190 barrels. I do five loads a night but we usually load from computerized LACTs, If you have to gauge and do shakeout on every load then you can count on only doing four in a 12 hour shift. Maybe only three until you’re familiar where the leases are. Loading is 38-45 minutes.
     
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  9. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    We always unload through LACT units, no pump required.

    What kind of pump do you have?
     
  10. Deadwood

    Deadwood Medium Load Member

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    Then it really shouldn’t take an hour. Most LACT units pull @ no less than 350 bbls/hr - some go up to 500 bbls/hr.

    What brand??? It’s the PTO on the truck.
     
  11. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    IIRC the newer LACTs with the electronic meters usually ran between 400-450 bbls per hour, but the old ones with the Smith meters were slower. A lot of it had to do with the oil itself, gassy condensate didn't come off as fast as 45 gravity crude especially during the daytime.




    Ok cool. My unit had a 4" Roper pump on the trailer, driven by a Hydropak and factory-installed PTO.
     
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