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Energy Production from Texas Oilfield Basins

US oil and natural gas production are currently experiencing an unprecedented era of growth. This is largely due to the Texas oilfield basins and new developments in the extraction technologies applied. With new extraction methods, the region has doubled its daily production over the last decade. With increases in the world’s demand for oil, higher

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Indisputable Benefits of Pipe Protection for OCTG

As global demand for oil and gas rises, producers must ramp up production while looking for new efficiencies in operations. Though the number of rigs in the US decreased over the last year, production continues to rise. And oil producers are finding new ways to extract higher volumes from existing wells. Lower CAPEX limits mean

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Pipe Protection and Proper Storage for OCTG Investments

For both offshore rigs and oilfields, one of the biggest expenses remains the OCTG equipment. This is because operators need tons of pipe to make up the bulk of a well’s infrastructure. Whether it’s for a new well completion, or improving the yield and lifecycle of an existing one, the tubes, casings, and pipes require

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Wire Mesh Coverings VS. Perforating Gun Protectors

Perforating gun technologies and operations have grown with the ever-burgeoning oil and gas industry. The complex process to ensure optimum well performance has led to the production of several varieties. This also includes the required protection tools. The two main tools that operators use to safeguard drilling pipes are wire mesh coverings and perforating gun

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Top Perforating Gun Safety Practices

When it comes to oil well perforation today, drilling engineers have come a long way in advancing technology. With the passing of each decade, they discover more innovative ways to run stringed casing down the wellbore to connect it to the reservoir. Once they fire the perforating guns to punch holes in the casing, that

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How Perforating Gun Thread Integrity Impacts Safety

To streamline perforating operations and reduce the risks of misfires, operator down-hole time and assembly maintenance of perforation guns is key. Unfortunately, weak, damaged or moist perforation gun threads can compromise fracking operations. In other words, damaged threads can delay operations and cause major injuries due to explosions or malfunctions. This is why it is

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Maintaining the Integrity of Perforation Gun Threads

Whether it’s for standard vertical wells or hydraulic fracturing completions, perforation guns and their accuracy can influence the overall performance of your operation. Once casings are in place and outer cement layers are ready, a perforation gun will penetrate the well’s sides. And this is what allows for hydrocarbon extraction. Key Role in Energy Extraction

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Women in the Energy Industry

Everyone has big dreams as a child. However, oftentimes, people still tell girls that they shouldn’t choose a certain career because it’s a “man’s job”. Even in the 21st century, it seems that women still aren’t choosing careers that are traditionally in male-dominant fields, like the energy industry. Fortunately, this trend is steadily changing. We

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Custom Pipe Thread Protection for Perforating Guns

In order to complete tasks, you need reliable tools that will function to the best of their ability. Why not also have the assurance of utilizing the full capability of your perforating gun by first ensuring it has proper thread protection? MSI Pipe Protection Technologies is the leading manufacturer of customized thread protection for perforating

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Safety Concerns with Drill Pipe Thread Connections

When you are operating at a drilling site, your goal is for everything to move along smoothly, without any hiccups. You put trust in your equipment to get the job done, but you also want to ensure your equipment is safe and functioning at its best. Drill pipes, for example, play a key role in

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Sucker Rod Caps for Safety Practices

To ensure sucker rods work efficiently during oilfield extractions, operators will strive to maintain certain safety practices. The most important aspect of safety is by utilizing sucker rod caps and plugs. However, in general, best safety practices include the following: #1 Keeping Rods and Threads Damage-Free Each pipe rod should come with protective caps and

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How Sucker Rod Thread Integrity Impacts Safety

While sucker rods ensure consistent well production post-completion, the grade of steel that manufacturers use for making them ultimately determines their longevity. However, another vital key to their longevity, once they reach the operations phase, is the quality of their protection. Whether they are used onshore or offshore as critical rig components, ensuring that the

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