It's long overdue for the oilfield to have its own forum for general chat and discussions. The Schlumberger realtimenews ran for seven years bringing the latest Oil & Gas headlines to the industry.
All around the internet, there are several niche forums focusing on particular needs of their special group. The oilfield forum is the ideal forum for the oilfield. The wonderful thing about the forum is that it will bring together a community of people who will be asking and answering questions relative to their needs and wants. Any forum is as good as its members. If the members are professional and regularly participate in the forum it can be a very exciting, helpful and enjoyable environment.
A few benefits of an oilfield forum come to mind. Engineers can chat with colleagues in any part of the world and just share and ask questions related to their personal needs. They can also advice members based on their personal experiences . The oilfield forum would be an ideal environment for students and young engineers to air their opinions about the industry and seek advice from more experienced professionals.
The Lifestyle and Travel forum would be an interesting one knowing that oilfield people are always on the move. I can't imagine the kinds of stories members would share about their encounters in weird and wonderful places. Overall I think the oilfield forum is a God-sent avenue for oilfield people to chat. It is left to the people out there to join and make the forum an exciting place that it can be.
After visiting this site (www.oilfieldforum.com), I like the way it looks. It has a clean design and is much different from all the forums I've joined. The designers obviously put in something special to this site. I have joined and I hope others will too.
Scott Wilson is a drilling engineer with over 10 years experience in the oilfield. He is based in Doha, Qatar. He personally recommends Oilfield Forum