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Son going to the Bakken
« on: May 19, 2014, 09:23:44 AM »
Proud papa here.  I'm taking my boy (young man) up to the Bakken for the summer.  I'm stoked, he'll be bunking with me at the man camp, but we'll be working on different locations.

He already has his H2S awareness cert, and his drug test.  Currently working on his OSHA 10, which is an online course.  He'll be working as a roust-about on facilities, which is basically installing the equipment between the well and the pipeline.  A roust-about is unskilled labor.

I'll report back what  his hours and pay are for those interested.
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Re: Son going to the Bakken
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2014, 11:00:43 AM »
Looking forward to learning more about his experience.
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2014, 11:14:03 AM »
Looking forward to learning more about his experience.


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Re: Son going to the Bakken
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2014, 11:31:33 AM »
What does one do at the Bakken?
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Re: Son going to the Bakken
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2014, 02:29:57 PM »
Work 60-70 hours a week and stash the money.  Nothing else up there, except some nuke missile silos.  He's helping out with his college costs.
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Re: Son going to the Bakken
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2014, 02:57:46 PM »
What does one do at the Bakken?

Drill for oil, I believe...

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Re: Son going to the Bakken
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2014, 03:17:34 PM »
Good luck.  My nephew just qualified for the Royal Marines.

Strange when little tots grow up and become something responsible or dangerous.
 

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Re: Son going to the Bakken
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2014, 11:04:06 PM »
Proud papa here.  I'm taking my boy (young man) up to the Bakken for the summer.  I'm stoked, he'll be bunking with me at the man camp, but we'll be working on different locations.

Man camp.  I wonder if they have Man Drawers at the man camp.

That reminds me of a funny comedy sketch

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Re: Son going to the Bakken
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2014, 10:55:13 PM »
Good luck.  My nephew just qualified for the Royal Marines.

Strange when little tots grow up and become something responsible or dangerous.

Are they an SAS/special forces type of detachment?

James, that is great news. Hope he makes some good jack. Is he following in your footsteps?
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Re: Son going to the Bakken
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2014, 07:31:37 AM »
No, he doesn't use tobacco products.

Though he'll be starting engineering this fall.
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Re: Son going to the Bakken
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2014, 01:28:36 PM »
Good luck.  My nephew just qualified for the Royal Marines.

Strange when little tots grow up and become something responsible or dangerous.

Are they an SAS/special forces type of detachment?

James, that is great news. Hope he makes some good jack. Is he following in your footsteps?

Kinda, sorta.

They are far better trained than the regular army soldiers.  The Royal Marines are actually the fighting force of the Navy.

But not as well train or elite as the SAS or SBS.  Those people are the creme de la creme of the armed forces and you'd probably have to graduate in the top 10% of the people passing out to have a chance of getting selected for that.  Probably about half-way between the two I would think.

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Re: Son going to the Bakken
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2014, 02:45:35 PM »
Work 60-70 hours a week and stash the money.  Nothing else up there, except some nuke missile silos.  He's helping out with his college costs.

Where's he going to college?
 

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Re: Son going to the Bakken
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2014, 09:33:25 PM »
He'll be a Sooner.  First year in community college.  Credits transfer and he'll get his weed out courses behind him.
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Re: Son going to the Bakken
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2014, 10:00:30 PM »
He'll be a Sooner.  First year in community college.  Credits transfer and he'll get his weed out courses behind him.

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Re: Son going to the Bakken
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2014, 02:28:00 AM »
Let's all keep him in our prayers too so he stays safe.

After all, without him none of us are driving 50 miles to Mass or running our heating or cooling.