28 Year Veteran of the Financial Services Industry, 12 Year Volunteer Business Mentor for SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives), BA History & Political Science - Montana State University Bozeman, MBA University of Phoenix
We’ve all heard way too many, “How many (you fill in the blank) does it take to change a light bulb?” jokes to last us a life time, but it seems like family get togethers during the holidays bring out these over used, worn out jokes in truckloads. So I was pleasantly surprised to hear a new one this year, “how many truckloads does it take to develop an oil well site in North Dakota?” Okay – is this a trick question? I’m from Montana, so I thought I had heard every North Dakotan joke possible – but not this one.
So the replay, “how many truckloads does it take to develop an oil well in North Dakota?” The answer, “1,012″. Okay – where’s the punch line ? Well (no pun intended) there isn’t one. The answer really is “1,012″ truck loads. No doubt that a oil well site under development is a hub of activity, but just how much truck traffic does it take to……?
80 truckloads of sand
400 truckloads of fresh water
200 truckloads of waste water
100 truckloads of Frac tanks
50 truckloads of rig equipment
50 truckloads of drilling mud
4 truckloads of chemicals
15 truckloads of cement
10 truckloads of pipe
80 truckloads of scoria/gravel
7 truckloads of fuel
15 truckloads of Frac/Cement pumper trucks
1 truckload – workover rigs
I’m waiting for, “and a partridge in a pear tree”!
If, the number of “1,012″ isn’t daunting enough – that’s “1,012″ truckloads into a site, and “1,012″ truckloads back out.
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