(Closed) Oilfield Bees

posted 3 years ago in Married Life
Post # 2
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10508 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Sometimes.  I’m in Alberta, Canada.  DH does less in the field than he used to, but he still has to go out at times.

Post # 3
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2170 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

 

sway0060:  My husband works in the Alberta oilpatch as a foreman for a fuel hauling company. He is currently on a 2-on 2-off rotation, but during the winter it was 2-on 1-off which was hard on us both. It’s not easy being alone a lot of the time but I got used to it and now sort of get into my own routine when he’s away, though I am still always excited when he is about to come back home. He won’t have this job forever, but the money is incredible and we don’t have any babies yet so we can handle it. It’s hard on him to be away from home too but at least when he is home then he can fully relax and enjoy himself for a couple of weeks.

Post # 4
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2373 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Hopefully mine will be soon!  He’s been studying to get his CDL so he can start driving trucks hauling crude oil.

Post # 8
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2373 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

sway0060:  We’re in Colorado.

Post # 9
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10508 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

sway0060:  Ah.  DH had an office in Nisku for a while, but now he’s in Edmonton.  He covers parts of Northern Alberta, and the area he covers seems to keep expanding.  He usually isn’t as far as Fort Mac, I think he’s been there once and somewhere just as far north another time.

I don’t know his official title, he’s a chemical engineer, and at times could go by sales guy babysitter 🙂

Post # 10
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2253 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I live in Alaska, my husband is a hydraulic fracturing engineer, and we’ve been together for almost 9 years. My husband works here, Texas, New Mexico, etc… anywhere they need him.

His job is very demanding and even though he is tehnically on a 3 & 3 rotation, he has NEVER spent the whole three weeks home. Unfortunately it isn’t out of the ordinary for him to be gone for 4-5 weeks and come home for a few days or a week before having to leave again.

Post # 11
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986 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I kinda am… Well, Gas Field. We are in the Marcellus Shale (PA), We both work for a  service company. I’m the HR Manager, he’s the CFO.

 

Post # 15
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986 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

sway0060:  lol we actually met at work when he got hired. Shame on the HR girl to end up dating a coworker :P<br /><br />

So we’ve worked together the entire time I’ve known him. We fight a LOT at work, but hardly ever outside of work lol it’s pretty funny actually. But considering we spend pretty much 23 hours a day in the same building/house, it’s kinda amazing we love eachother like we do, I think. ha! (we’ve lived together since November so it’s been really around the clock since then)

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