Sunday, March 22, 2009

the monkey on my back...

Is gone.

Since I arrived here, there has been one job for one client that has been principally under my purview. One big job for one big client that had a lot of people on our side very concerned. Add to that a fair bit of design drama, four major redesigns, no less than six internal conference calls, four pre-job wellsite visits, and a man on the client side who reports to their CEO saying that they considered this a very critical job and you have a recipe for way more e-mails and cooks in the kitchen than strictly necessary.

And now it's done. The cement is in the ground, the right amount is back to surface, the post-job testing looks good and life goes on. You never really know the true quality of a cement job for several years as its main purpose is what we call zonal isolation which should in theory last for the life of the well which is something usually measured in decades. But we've done what we can and we'll get some more information on how well we've done in the coming weeks but at this point we cannot do anything that will change what is downhole.

Now, I can finally move in.

7 comments:

Aper said...

Never allow any monkey to be on your back. Dodge it when it jumps to you and let it land on someone else's back if there is someone out there or let the monkey land on it's back. Never turn your back to the monkey. Meet it head on and kill it!

buickguy said...

Well written. Well said. Now, about that well...

Well-well said...

˙ʞɔɐq ɹnoʎ uo ǝq ʇ,uoʍ ʎǝɥʇ ˙uʍop ǝpıs dn sʎǝʞuoɯ uɯɐp ǝsoɥʇ uɹnʇ

Huh said...

If you turn those damn monkeys upside down, they will be all over your ass.

Scott said...

I need to stop paying attention to college sports.

A cursory glance of your entry caught the word "zonal", and I immediately though you were talking about Arizona's run to the Sweet 16.


Of course, now that your job is over, you should have plenty of time to watch Zona get their ass handed to them by Louisville.

mere said...

Have you moved in? Where?

Hanuman said...

There are many more monkeys lurking around. They will jump on your back when you are not looking!