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If it was difficult to drill, and challenging to set the casing, Would you expect the cementing to be the easiest part?
Dear Group members, I have to apologise because It is already more than a month since our last challenge (cement challenge No. 3). During this period, I was dedicated to launching my free technical support site: https://better-cementing-for-all.org and I would like to thank you all for your support and level of response.
In this opportunity, I would like to post a challenge related to pre-job planning. Despite the way this question looks, this challenge applies to drillers, cementers and the whole drilling team.
Referring to a well’s section:
If it was difficult to drill and difficult to set the casing, Would you expect the cementing to be the easiest part?
Hints or common lines of thinking:
– Translate drilling events to cementing challenges or opportunities.
– Be ready to adjust your cement program, why? Or why not?
– Some cementers would say: We only pump Cement! 🙁
– Some drillers would say: We don’t want change in the ‘standard’ cement program 🙁
– A best practice is not necessarily a generic method, or is it?
– Cementing is not an isolated event, or is it?
– It is just cement. What else you need to do? Give me a break!!
Looking at the quality of the responses to the first three challenges, I am excited to see what you guys are going to say about this one. The best comments will be posted on my site (https://better-cementing-for-all.org), as I believe they will be quite educational.
P. D. You might have noticed that I am still skipping a challenge about zonal isolation interpretation… I think that is a topic just too controversial… It is like soccer…:) I promise that I will do it next time.