Slower Traffic Days Of Coiled Tubing

Posted by on January 30, 2014

Life in the oil patch has been kind of quiet so not a whole lot to write about and it may continue this way so bare with us.

During the frac we averages 221 vehicles per day, a fairly healthy pace.  Now that we’re in the coiled tubing phase things have slowed down considerably.  Monday we had 142 vehicles, Tuesday just 93 and Wednesday 120…an average of 118 vehicles per day.  It’s been kind of hard to get used to the reduction in traffic but I recorded a bunch of movies on the DVR and have been watching a couple each day…it helps the time go by.

We have 3 wells on this pad and the coiled tubing on the second well should be complete tonight sometime.  I’m told that the third well should be completed Saturday sometime.  Once that’s done we’ll see if we’re staying here through flowback (which I think we’re both hoping for) or if we’ll be going back to the Whitsett yard to await a new assignment.

During Michael’s shift last night he dusted the woodwork, cleaned off the counters and scrubbed the floor!  He musta been bored and lonely!  I don’t care what it was…I’ll take it!

Inside this bag was two scrumdillicious persians!  Yummo!

Inside this bag was two scrumdillicious persians! Yummo!

This morning one of the guys came through with donuts for each of us!  So sweet!  He drops by every few days or so to check on his crew or to see the company man.  He’s from Arkansas and his home is only about 35 miles from where Mike’s mom lives…so we chat about that a lot.

Today is day 10 of ‘injured leg’ and it’s feeling really good.  Today is the first day that I’ve really had no pain since I did whatever it was that I did.  Now instead of pain it feels tight and stiff as if I’d had a ‘charlie horse’ in the middle of the night.  That I can live with!  It’s also the first day I’ve been able to navigate the steps like a normal person rather than one step at a time.

I find this tree, that is in the farmers field across highway 239 from us, so pretty and with tonight's sunset really made it shine!

I find this tree, that is in the farmer’s field across highway 239 from us, so pretty and with tonight’s sunset really made it shine!

It warmed up considerably today, reaching the low 70s.  Beautiful blue skies, with wispy clouds.  The only thing that would have made it better was a little less wind.  Yesterday we had a high of 45 or so with lows the last 2 nights hovering around 30.

We grilled a couple of ribeyes for dinner and topped them off with some grilled potatoes and onions and a nice side salad.

With our evenings on the slower side we’re usually able to watch at least one TV show that we’ve DVR’d before I head to bed around 9:00 pm.  It’s a nice way to end our day together (or start Michael’s day…whichever way you wanna look at it!)



4 Responses to Slower Traffic Days Of Coiled Tubing

  1. Anita Thompson

    thank you for sharing your experience with us.
    I did not remember your mentioning your leg pain . . .maybe that was before I “Met” you.
    that tree is beautiful.

    What movies are you watching? anything good?

    • Kelly

      Yeah…a week ago this past Tuesday after descending the coach steps I took a step and felt something ‘pop’ in my left calf. Musta pulled/strained a muscle so I did a lot of hobbling for the past week or so. As far as movies…just some on LMN, Sci-Fi, Hallmark.

  2. John

    I’m glad you leg is now feeling better and causing less stress. You’ll be good as new next week.

    Is that the only tree around you or are there others?

    • Kelly

      Hey John! That tree is in a field across the highway but we have like a small grove of trees behind and in front of us. I’ll try to get a picture and post it on my next post so that you can get a better feel.

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