As cementing specialists, we work on-site as part of an experienced drilling team. We are always comfortable in the knowledge that we have some of the best brains in the business, with decades of experience working all around us. Any question or challenge that might come up can usually be answered by someone in the team.
Learning from more experienced people
For rookie or lower level floor crews, there is a wealth of experience to be learned from the superiors, who will have done the same jobs and experienced the same things many times in the past. As we move up the hierarchy, there are fewer people to ask. The Senior Drilling Engineer, Rig Manager or Head of Cementing might need to go outside of the rig crew for help. Sometimes we need to collaborate with our peers, who may not be at the same company as us.
As we leave the Industrial Age, we are experiencing huge knowledge leaps as we embrace the Information Age. Thanks to the internet, we can teach ourselves and expand our own core competence. This is no substitute for practical experience, but learning and experience can go hand in hand.
Whether you are at college, or have 40 years of cementing experience under your belt, there will be times where there is something new to learn. There will be new challenges where it will help to bounce ideas off of people who have experienced different challenges to you.
The best online resource for well cementing
This is the reason why Better Well Cementing For All was created:
To establish an online resource that is free and accessible(*) to anybody looking for well cementing support(**)
The average person has access to more information in their pocket, than Presidents of countries had at an average meeting 20 years ago, even with all of their advisors. This is astonishing, and it is a result of the internet, and smart phones. Every problem that we face in life has been experienced by other people in the past.
How many times do we struggle with a decision or a solution, then when we realize what to do is seems so obvious? This happens to all of us, in our private lives as well as in business.
Sometimes we have already learned something, but just need a memory trigger, or for details for be filled into our recollection. Nowadays there is less emphasis on learning facts by memory, and more emphasis on being a critical thinker and an agile problem solver.
In the future, when well cementers have a problem, or need to review details about something that they have already experienced or studied, they might go to their smartphone. An internet search result will show http://better-cementing-for-all.org and then they will find the information that they need, one click away.
We aim to build the biggest and best online resource for well cementing. In addition to that we will consult in a 1-on-1 private manner. At the same time we plan to build a community.
We appreciate your visit and your support, we hope that you visit on a regular basis.
The main function of this site is to provide a private consulting resource. These private conversations will then be turned into a public resource if the information can be presented without divulging private information, or with the permission of the person who posed the question and asked for support.
The existing online resources for oil industry technical topics or specialties tend to be fairly public, requiring a simple free registration, or no registration at all.
The available sites or forums where people ask open questions to an audience or group of people present the following disadvantages:
1. Some people people might not feel comfortable with posting public questions.
2. Forum members could use the blog to promote themselves, products or other services.
3. Discussion might not be kept on the topic of the initial request.
4. The initial request might not get answered properly or at all.
This resource is initially intended to help individuals looking for support on well cementing topics privately. As the website grows, it will provide public Q&A’s guides and helpful articles.