When our customers see "Big Red" rolling up to one of their locations, they feel like they have the best team and they expect the best work. It feels good to work for a company that has such a good reputation in the industry.
I've been with Halliburton for almost four years. I had the opportunity to learn how to frac and cement as a technical professional. I moved into the operations side as an operations supervisor and I am currently in the operations leader role for the frac work in Laredo.
I manage the frac crews, including equipment maintenance and job performance. I deal with more than 50 employees, ensuring that we meet the customer's needs as well as Halliburton's. It's hands-on work. The technologies are constantly changing. It's something different every day. But it's also challenging and rewarding at the same time.
Teamwork is the biggest part of our job. In fact, every task we perform involves teamwork. We have more than 30 pieces of equipment that have to be driven out to location, rigged up, operated and maintained. Without teamwork, we would be in chaos.
We are a tight-knit group. Anywhere I go and see Halliburton employees, I feel a connection to them, like we are all brothers and sisters. It's the people who make this Company a success.
Anytime I'm in the field and run across a situation where I'm unsure of something, I can always call someone who has been in that situation before or who might have more experience or knowledge in that area.
Our industry is driven by new technologies, or advances in current technology. Our customers really look at the service companies that can not only deliver a good solid product but also give added value, whether it be in safety, production, waste reduction, or just overall added efficiencies.
Working for such a big organization gives me an endless amount of resources to pull from. The oil and gas industry is changing every day. As an industry, we are always looking at ways of doing things safer, more efficiently, and more cost-effectively.