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OCTG Products 101

January 15, 2014 in OCTG by

Oil country tubular goodsOil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) are piping products used in the petroleum industry. They can be divided into three separate classifications: tubing, casing pipe and drill pipe. Let’s take a minute to consider each of these OCTG product categories.


Tubing is the OCTG pipe through which the oil and gas flow to the surface during drilling operations. Tubing often comes in sizes from 4 ½” to 1 ½” in diameter. It’s  frequently removed from a well during workover or completion operations. Tubing joints are typically 30ft long and have an attached external thread.

Casing Pipe

Petroleum drillers use casing to strengthen the structure of the drill hole. Once it’s placed in the well and cemented in place, it keeps the well from collapsing inward during the drill process. It literally ‘cases’ the hole–hence its name. Casing is available in a variety of different grades and with a range of different characteristics, often being categorized by its size, linear mass, thickness, diameter or finish. It typically has a diameter from 30’’ to 3 ½”, and is available in seamless and welded. 

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When OCTG Pipe Suppliers Used Bamboo-And Other Fun History Facts.

October 23, 2013 in Blog, OCTG, Pipe by

OCTG pipeAs octg pipe suppliers, we can attest to the fact that oil extraction is an interesting, albeit complicated, process. From the dynamics of drilling deep into the earth (sometimes from the middle of the ocean!), to figuring out which pipe or octg casing will get the job done best, it’s kind of miraculous that it all gets done.

But not only is the current oil drilling process fascinating–it also has a long and interesting history. Here are some facts to consider:

  • Researchers think that the Chinese drilled the first oil wells around 347 CE. They reached depths of about 800 feet, which is impressive considering that they drilled with bits attached to bamboo poles! After the oil was extracted, it was burned to evaporate brine and produce salt. Fast forward to the 10th century and a system of bamboo pipelines connected oil wells with salt springs. Records from both ancient China and Japan display frequent references to the use of natural gas for heating and lighting. The Japanese called petroleum burning water.

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The Anti-Dumping Petition On Tubular Goods

August 14, 2013 in Industry Trends, OCTG by

Tubular goodsEarlier this month, U.S. OCTG tubular product manufacturers filed a petition with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) asking the commission to investigate potential dumping of tubular goods by a host of countries, including India, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, Vietnam, India and Turkey.

Dumping is the practice of selling goods abroad at a price that’s either lower than what you sell it for domestically or lower than the cost of production. Dumping is often used as a strategy to drive competitors out of business, and has been considered detrimental to the companies in the countries in which the goods are being dumped into. Some see it as predatory trade practice, and many countries have laws against it.

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OCTG Sales: Our Inventory of OCTG Products

March 06, 2013 in Blog, OCTG by

OCTG Here at St. Louis Pipe & Supply, we’re proud to be one of the leaders in worldwide OCTG sales.

Part of this success is due to our dedication to customer service. Another part is due to our attractive OCTG pipe pricing.

But perhaps the most important ingredient is the high quality of our products. Here’s a quick rundown of a few that we specialize in.

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Introduction to Oil Country Tubular Goods

February 01, 2012 in Blog, OCTG, Pipe by

Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG)

Piping products used in the petroleum industry are referred to as Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG). These are divided into three different categories: Drill pipe, Casing Pipe and Tubing. Let’s take a deeper look into each of these:

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OCTG Pipe Sales for Petroleum Industry

August 10, 2011 in Manufacturing, OCTG, Pipe by

St. Louis Pipe and Supply is a leading supplier of any and all types of pipes, no matter the application, including Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG). As a leading OCTG tube distributor and OCTG pipe sales company, we supply seamless casing, tubing and drill pipes used for on-shore and off-shore oil and gas exploration, drilling and extraction, and other pipes and connectors.

If you are looking for an OCTG tube distributor, here are some of the casings and tubes we regularly supply:

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