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Reputation and Reliability: OCTG

The connections between tubular piping is critical. This is especially the case if the piping is used in very challenging environments. This is the case in the Oil and Gas industry, along with Mining and Water Management. The Oil and Gas Industry is increasingly moving into the Arctic or deep sea locations. This pushes technology to its limits. OCTG is one of the world’s leading companies in providing “finishing” for API Standard Tube Mills. This includes threading, non destructive testing and now heat treatments.

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Two general points are important here. For those who can remember the huge disaster in the Caribbean with BP oil, it was clear that there were real oversights in their drilling of the oil off shore. This led to an appalling ecological disaster and massive insurance claims for BP. Any short cuts or lapses in the maintenance of tubular piping connections or drill pipes could have very large, unforeseen consequences.

The second point is that the North American continent is now at the start of a new oil boom. This is through the exploitation of “fracked” oil and the push to use shale oil. Again, maintenance and general good house keeping should not be overlooked.

So protecting the connections at the end of tubular piping is also critical. Any damage to external or internal screw threads or to the flanges, especially when the piping is being set up in a difficult location, could result in quite serious consequences. At best, this would result in a lot of inconvenience for any company or contractor.

Essentra specializes in pipe protection technologies for OCTG tubular piping. This covers external and internal threads along with pipe flange protectors. They use advanced injection molding techniques again with the use of CNC. Engineer grade thermoplastics are used as well as propriety resins and polymer alloys. The protectors will be quick to attach.  All the threads will match perfectly.

A drill pipe is essential in boring out holes. Therefore, again when not in use, it is very important to protect the drill pipe. Essentra can offer two possibilities in both heavy duty steel or plastic. The drill pipe is also supplied by OCTG. These cover a range of different functions. There appears to be a large range of suppliers.

Take this a stage further and look up “a drill pipe in Houston” and the range of suppliers in Yellow Pages is huge.

Refining the search further to find an OCTG drill pipe in Houston and there are a number of companies specializing solely in OCTG drill pipes. The company specifically registered as part of OCTG seems to be R&D Pipe Company which appears to be a main supplier of OCTG drill pipes. Again, given the importance of this major capital purchase, it would be advisable to research very carefully into a truly reputable and established company. Given the increase of “fracked oil” in the US, then new companies may well be moving into this market.

Contact details for OCTG are:

Web site

www.OCTG.org

address

9200 Sheldon Rd,

Houston TX,

(281) 456 – 9057

Essentra has offices in the USA, Canada, Mexico and Scotland UK.

Their web site is:

http://essentrapipeprotection.com/products/

For reference: (drill pipes Houston)
R&D Pipe Company

www.octg.net

btmcay@octg.net

Tel: (281) 355-6782