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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
ISO certifications, 9001 and 14001, play an important role in the manufacturing of pipe protection products in the O&G industry. If you’re considering multiple companies for these products, perhaps learning more about ISO certifications will help guide your decision. Below, we will break down what you need to know about these (ISO – International Organization
It can be mind-boggling the amount of oil that offshore oil rigs produce each month and year. And as it stands, the United States remains the top producer of oil and gas worldwide. Besides, it looks like the U.S. has made history once again in April of 2019. Crude oil production and lease condensate in
One way oil and gas producers and drilling operators can help protect our environment is through recycling thread protectors. Since U.S. drillers alone spend over $8 billion/year on steel piping equipment, pipe protection remains essential for safe operations worldwide. Yet, many companies may not exactly know how to properly dispose of these vital pipe protection