In recent weeks, I received some reader requests to include cement job processes or procedures as reference material on the website. I was initially puzzled about the best way to do that without going into too much detail. I went to work to think of whether a cementing flowchart would capture everything sufficiently.
How can we simplify a complex process into something easy to follow? Finally, I have come up with a generic flowchart for my two favorite high-level processes:
1) The overall process and
2) Cementing fluids QA/QC.
Please see below:
I have always been a fan of flowcharts, and some people might see them as things of the past, but I find them to be an excellent method to explain a process and being able to see all the steps and how they are linked to produce an outcome. These two are probably the most critical process flowchart in well cementing.
Now, if you look at the cementing flowchart, there is a STAGE 4 missing; CAN YOU TELL WHAT IS IT? .. and no clues here, I think you should know by now, I usually refer to this stage in most of my posts about getting Well Cementing Right. CAN YOU TELL?
Cheers, L. Diaz
Freddy Mata says
Lenin, certainly flow charts are an excellent tool to understand the process but also for troubleshooting and investigation purposes, a really high percentage of cementing jobs failures during the execution are related to human errors, people taking shortages or simply not following process, I figured out that the step 4 is the post job process where al facts of the job are recorded, cement unit cleaned and tested for next job, customer feedback, maintenance request if required, keeping and guarding witness samples and any other documentation or steps required by each service or customer, well done Lenin
Lenin Diaz says
Thanks Freddy, With your long and succesful experince in the industry, your comments is very valuable.
Hello Lenin, first of all, thank you so much for your support to everyone of us. Now a question… Is it on the market a good and complete Cementing supervisor course? Which is the best training center? I would like to have that training. Thank you very much!.
Lenin Diaz says
There is no training for a cementing supervisor to my knowledge. Practical training as such is normally provided by cementing companies themselves