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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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The Average Life Expectancy of OCTG

All Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) require a significant investment for well operators while oil and gas consumption continues to rise. To ensure pumpers remain capable of producing the necessary quantities, the drill pipes, casings, and tubes need to operate efficiently and according to their design lifecycles. The greater the wear on the well’s infrastructure,

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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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Non-Standard vs. High-Density Sucker Rod Caps

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

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Top Elements of Sucker Rod Protection

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,

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The Importance of Sucker Rod Equipment

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

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