Thursday, June 9, 2016

The New Kid On The OCTGs Block

For the longest time, OCTGs have boiled down to one thing---steel. OCTGs is short for oil country tubular goods.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

What Are Drill Pipes?

Oil rigs require several different kinds of equipment to bore holes down the Earth's crust, and start extraction. Among these are drill pipes, which are long tubular goods made of either steel or aluminum alloy. They are hollow with relatively thin walls.

Friday, April 22, 2016

How FCL & LCL Works Through China Manufacturing

With the rapid growth in China manufacturing, more and more businesses and individuals are importing products from China, due to lower costs. Ocean freight shipping is the ideal option for bulk cargo transportation. In fact, sometimes it is the only option. When shipping from China, importers can choose FCL, or LCL, if their cargo volume doesn’t meet the requirements for a full container. Sea freight is not restricted to businesses importing large quantities of products from China. Small cargos, measuring only 1 m3, can be shipped together with shipment from other importers. Though shipping by the container load is not always as costly as most people think, and shipping a full container load costs less compared to shipping small volumes, companies still have a choice with China manufacturing.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

What Are Stabbing Guides?


Stabbing guides consist of polyurethane shells and metal collars that are usually adjustable. Companies in oil and gas industries use them as they link together multiple segments of tubing, pipes, or casing. When workers line up the ends of these conduits, it is called "stabbing." This step comes before the connection of couplers to threaded ends.

Stabbing guides help workers align piping and tubing segments correctly. Oil and gas companies utilize them in the process of connecting the male end of each pipe to the female end of a separate segment. The guides save money and time by expediting this task.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Thread Protectors & Your Company's Bottom Line


In the oil and gas industry, metal piping is used, installed or transported by many businesses.  Threads are typically attached to both ends of these heavy pipes, and thread protectors can be used to safeguard them from damage.  Thread protectors are essentially rugged caps that can be screwed onto pipe threads before the piping is transported or stored.  The surfaces are also kept clean and dry when the threads are covered and filled.

Preventing thread damage during transportation or storage helps to keep costs low.   The most economical and effective solution is provided by thread protectors.  Made from plastic, tough rubber, polyurethane or steel, the protector reinforces pipe ends and provides coverage for the threading.  This helps the piping to withstand harsh treatment and unfavorable conditions.  It also safeguards against corrosion when the pipes are moved, cleaned, or placed in storage.  Additionally, it ensures the proper functioning of the threading.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Using Drill Pipe Protectors To Keep Your Products Safe


Drill pipe protectors are necessary for the protection of piping, particularly during installation, transportation, or storage. There are many different types of pipe protectors and they are available in numerous sizes and colors.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The Benefits Of Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG)

The Benefits Of Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG)

Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) are a necessary component for productive oil and gas wells. Oil is the most popular source of energy in the world, and in order to gather this resource, OCTG are required. OCTG are used for drilling, to transporting the oil from the wellbore to the surface.

As exploration for fossil fuels continues globally, the demand for OCTG is growing.  They are required for exploration and remain a necessity once production begins. Using quality oil country tubular goods will mean that oil is being captured productively, without any waste. Similarly, it will ensure the safety of both the oil workers and the environment.

The three main components of OCTG are:

  • Drilling Pipe - This is a long, seamless tube which drives the process by rotating the drill bit, and boring into the well source. This is placed under immense pressure and force.
  • Casing Pipe - This lines the borehole and is a vital component in supporting the oil well so that it does not collapse due to the external rock pressure, or the internal fluid tension of the pumped gas or oil. It is an essential component for ensuring the productivity and efficiency of the well, and the safety of the surrounding environment and workers.
  • Tubing - This piping is used to transport the oil or gas up from the well source to the surface. Again, this pipe is essential to capturing oil, or gas, economically- while ensuring environmental and worker security.

All of these components of Oil Country Tubular Goods are placed under incredibly high pressure. Similarly, it is vital that these parts are corrosive resistant; thereby ensuring they do not weaken. However, with the right OCTG, harvesting oil or gas can be both an economical and secure procedure, with minimal resource losses and harm to the surrounding environment and workforce.