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Important Things to Know About Protecting Your Pipe Threads

Rising economic pressure on the oil and gas industry will require operators to revisit their market outlooks over the short and medium-term. OPEC’s revised industry outlook (released in November 2019) indicated that the energy sector continues to face “challenging” times as growth will slow from 1.4 million b/d to 0.5 million b/d by the end

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Today’s Pipe Thread Protector Manufacturers

In the coming decade, oil and gas operators will face new challenges and need to find additional efficiencies to retain their market posture. According to Deloitte’s industry outlook, investment shortages and volatile demand growth will plague producers over the next few years. The technological innovations from the previous decade provided many positive returns, but have

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Five Ways to Protect Pipe and Threads in the Oilfield

Maintaining efficient operations during oil and gas production requires staff to have access to reliable equipment. A failure in any section of the pipeline or ancillary devices can lead to well collapse, costly repairs, and extended downtimes. Operators need to protect pipe threads, ensure the integrity of casing tubes, and reduce the effects of corrosion

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Types of Oilfield Pipe Threads

Assembling drill strings that operate reliably requires detailed calculations and comprehensive well designs. One of the major factors that determine the efficiency of a well is determining kinds of oilfield pipe threads, their size, and what their strength should be for the different casings, tubes, and downhole equipment. In fact, it’s not always possible to

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MSI Pipe Protection Technologies “Thanks for a Great Year”

As many of our valued customers know, MSI Pipe Protection Technologies has a new home with National Oilwell Varco (NOV). We are extremely thankful for a successful first year as part of this world-class organization under the Tuboscope Company division. At the same time, we are thankful for all our customers and clients for their

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The Impact of Global Politics on the Oil and Gas Industry

 Global players in the oil and gas industry understand one major thing… The political statements and public posturing of governments can directly impact their bottom line. From shipping lanes to supply and demand, every aspect of the market relies on the relationships and trade agreements countries and allies fostered after the 2nd World War.

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Update: Steel Tariff Effects on OCTG Investments

In March 2018, President Trump placed a 25 percent tariff on imported steel. What is the likely impact of this steel tariff on OCTG and the oil and gas (O&G) industry? Discover more below with MSI Pipe Protection Technologies. Understanding Steel Tariffs To reduce the United States trade deficit, the Trump administration last year introduced

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Initial Oil and Gas Price Projections for 2020

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) revised its forecasts for the last quarter of 2019 and the beginning of 2020. Despite oil and gas production increases, the Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) expects prices to trend down over the next few months. This is largely due to some recent production halts, trade war issues, and the

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OCTG and Drill Pipe Protection for Quality Inspections

Operating and maintaining a productive well requires a stringent inspection regimen. Regular inspections help identify any issues relating to the integrity of the downhole equipment and drill strings prior to failure. As (OCTG) Oil Country Tubular Goods remain a considerable investment for drilling operations. Therefore, maintaining their integrity during the handling, storage, installation, and production

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The Importance of OCTG and Drill Pipe Inspections

OCTG and drill pipe inspections are a vital part of the oil and gas industry. Therefore, regular and thorough inspections are necessary to make sure all equipment meets the criteria for the given job. Inspections also help to avert any future problems resulting from or contributing to damaged tubulars. Why Inspections Matter OCTG and drill

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Handling, Storing, and Protecting Your OCTG

Drill pipe, tubing, and casing are all part of the family of seamless rolled products known as oil country tubular goods (OCTG). They are one of the biggest expenses for both onshore and offshore oil rigs and need to be properly protected during transport and storage. Why Safe Handling and Storage of OCTG is Important

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Keeping Your Drill Pipes in Good Condition

Drill pipes are always a major investment when it comes to production. So, if a pipe breaks or sustains damage, the cost of added expenses to your investment can become catastrophic. To keep a drilling operation up and running, it’s essential the drill pipes are working optimally. A key way to do this is by

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