It’s been a tough couple of years…
After all the time I’ve spent in this challenging industry providing cementing engineering services, the last few years have been incredibly interesting. I know most people consider these previous couple of (2015 – 2016) years probably the worst for the oil industry ever, and if we go by numbers, that is correct.
However, despite this undeniable truth, there is also an urgent need. To overcome this time by introducing the necessary changes in the way we do things. I consider this very positive because whenever a change is needed we become better and the opportunity arises to increase efficiency.
The main obstacle now every single company faces, to effectively managing costs and being productive, is people. This is exceptionally the truth in well construction. But,
Why is the ‘people factor’ so relevant to cementing engineering services?
There are two primary conditions involving people cooperating to limit success and increasing losses for O&G operators:
- Smaller, sometimes overloaded drilling teams; and
- Condensed technical focal points in service companies
Basically, with smaller drilling teams O&G companies are, more than ever, expecting service companies to be technically capable to maximize team performance. However, with their own problems, service companies are instead being challenged to keep comprehensive engineering support in close contact with customers in a cost-effective manner.
This combination can be catastrophic, and many companies already know this from their increasingly negative numbers. Furthermore, this has become a vicious circle fed by the need to lower costs by operators and the need to increase sales and productivity by service companies.
The key elements to stop this situation are people and state-of-the-art engineering tools.
This is why, I, Lenin Diaz, an expert in Well Cementing with over 23 years of experience, continue to partner with operator and services companies. In summary, now you can have an expert in well cementing with access to the best engineering tools in the market to provide on a contract basis the technical support that is needed.
Simply a perfect combination to stop your losses and cementing-related NPT, i.e., The right people using the best tools.