An Overview of OCTG Piping Inspection Methods

August 22, 2012 in Blog, OCTG, Pipe by

OCTG Pipe UsesBecause of the rising safety and environmental concerns that drilling poses, inspection of OCTG is more important than ever.

The inspection of OCTG systems is required for proof that the system meets the ever-changing API standards that OCTG suppliers must follow in production. In many cases, a third-party services provider will perform inspections. The company that provides the inspection may also offer services like refacing, cleaning, straightening, coating and water blasting to remedy problems that may be found in the OCTG system.

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OCTG, Steel Tubes and Shale Development

June 08, 2011 in Blog, Industry Trends, News & Articles by

Rick Gordon, president of consulting firm Gordon Energy Solutions, advises steel tube makers planning to sell OCTG to shale gas producers to watch the product mix and shale play development. “Shale plays all share some common characteristics that drive demand for your product…However, every play is unique in very fundamental ways.” Gordon informed attendees Monday at Steel Business Briefing’s Shale Play Tubulars 2011 conference in Pittsburgh.

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OTCG Tubular Products Update – Active Rigs Up

May 25, 2011 in Industry Trends, News & Articles by

Compared to last year the active rig count is up by 324 rigs (Baker Hughes Weekly Oil Rig Report).  There has been a recent drop (-6) over the last week but the numbers are still promising for steel pipe companies.  Understanding these numbers is an important aspect of understanding what the OCTG tubular products industry might be doing.

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