Over the decades, the RedBook has become one of the most respected reference tools in the oil patch, revered by employees and customers alike.
It all started back in 1929, when Halliburton hired W.D. "Bill" Owsley to perform tests on the Portland cement used in oil well cementing applications. In addition to cement testing, Owsley began compiling the calculations for a "Cementing Tables" handbook.
Although Owsley's handbook was not referred to as the RedBook at the time, the seed of innovation was planted. Over the decades, each generation of scientists and engineers continued refining and adding to the book. And each generation of cementers continued referring to the tables.
Intentionally sized to fit in a coveralls pocket, the RedBook became a familiar sight in the oilfield.
Now, as an expanded digital oilfield toolkit with powerful tools and better data, the eRedbook can be used even more widely.