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Sucker rods are vital for downhole operations and their quality can affect extraction results significantly. Rather than taking risks with non-standardized sucker rod caps, pumpers that opt for high-density varieties can ensure optimal results. Non-Standard Sucker Rod Caps and Thread Protectors In truth, non-standard caps for sucker rods often come in designs that do not
No matter which model of rod pump you use, the sucker rod string selection and design greatly influence the yield from the well. As the sucker rod transfers the hammer action’s energy to the downhole pump, stress and pressure can cause different failures. Ultimately, this can reduce the production quantity. To ensure operations remain optimized,
Sucker rods ensure that well production continues long after completions. However, the grade of steel that is used to manufacture a sucker rod is highly prone to corrosion. In fact, about one-half of reported failures were determined to be due to corrosion. Whether pumpers use these rods onshore or offshore, as a core component in
The Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) industry relies on many market factors, with oil prices not surprisingly being the primary indicator. As the price of crude oil rises or falls, producers cap or commission wells accordingly. A balance between the cost of production and a fair market price keeps OCTG producers on their toes. At
Sucker rods remain an essential component of efficient and productive well operations. As a key part of the mechanical extraction process, rods must operate reliably and consistently to ensure a continued yield. Pumpers, for instance, should maintain and service sucker rods. However, a faulty section in the rod string could penetrate the tubing if separation
Many factors impact innovation in the pipe protection industry Science and technology are constantly pushing the limits of humanity’s energy production capabilities. Better understanding allows operators to improve on how they manufacture, transport, store, and install piping systems. Pipe protection has also undergone similar innovations that continue to evolve with the changing needs of the
As always, the risk is inherent in the oil and gas industry. Therefore, mitigating issues surrounding the fabrication, storage, and transport of equipment remains a priority at MSI Pipe Protection Technologies. For oil and gas applications that require unique protection, MSI helps determine the best design for your application. As an NOV Tuboscope company, we
Hammer unions are ideal for use in the Oil and Gas industry, but also find applications in other markets. With a threaded male and female connection (or butt-welded for higher operating pressure), they connect flow-lines or temporary pipes quickly and easily. Safety during drilling and rigging operations is essential, making the correct utilization of hammer
NOV Tuboscope’s MSI Pipe Protection Technologies now provides high-quality, custom thread protection equipment for perforating guns. Learn more now.
In the oil and gas industry, any unplanned downtime affects the bottom line. Lost time incidents (LTIs) not only stop production, but the subsequent investigations and safety audits become additional overhead. Consequently, since most industry leaders know that production is showing no sign of slowing at this time, operations must go on. In doing so,
The oil and gas industry can be perilous when you have defective pipe threads. Poor quality in pipe protection can lead to expensive problems and lengthy wait times for repairs that hinder business. Below, we discuss how pipe protection maintains the integrity of your drill pipe threads, and how you can ultimately save money. The
API standards and specifications are very important factors that can affect the success of your company operations. This is especially true if your company is engaged in the oil and gas production or drilling industries. As a matter of fact, API specifications refer to criteria for OCTG set by the American Petroleum Institute (API). In