Oil and gas producers rely heavily on oil country tubular goods, or OCTGs, from wells to distribution infrastructures. Safety is a key issue throughout the process, which indicates that the quality of octg products is vital. Essentra Pipe Protection Technologies, a global product supply leader, focuses closely on delivering a wide variety of quality pipe products to protect the investments of the oil and gas industry by minimizing any downtime or environmental threats.
What are OCTGs and Why are they Special?
For all intents and purposes, the term encompasses all of the various types of pipe commonly used during the production, refining, and transport of oil and gas products. Because the needs of users differ during the processes, materials used include composites and metals depending on the application. In addition to the many types of drill pipe, casing materials, and tubing, protection products serve to guarantee that pipe will not be damaged during transportation or storage.
The oilfield products employed by oil and gas producers are expected to meet exact specifications. With the inherent risks involved in oil and gas production, mitigating those risks is important to producers. The safety of workers is crucial, but minimizing any risk of failure along a pipeline route is becoming increasingly important as well. In fact, environmental issues are now at the forefront of any discussions when wells and pipelines are being constructed or repaired. Essentra takes the responsibility of producing top-quality products seriously, as producers cannot afford to see pipe failures impact their bottom lines or reputations. That’s why pipe protection at all stages is vitally important.
How Does Pipe Protection Impact the Industry?
The investments necessary to develop and maintain wells and pipelines are significant, which suggests taking steps to minimize damage to any components must be a top priority. That’s where the numerous devices developed to protect pipe and pipe threads come into play. Property safeguarding OCTGs at every stage not only protects the pipe products themselves but also reduces labor costs when pipe repairs or replacements are not required during construction. Thread protectors, bumper rings, and chocks are excellent examples of protection products that minimize losses for producers.
Essentra continues to develop new products and refine existing ones as the industry’s needs evolve. Saving money is always important, but the current push to minimize costs while enhancing production certainly emphasizes how steps to reduce both labor and material losses at every stage of production are topics of discussion in the industry. Essentra’s efforts to provide products that protect oil country tubular goods will continue to protect producers’ investments in infrastructure goods.
Pipe protection issues are not localized, meaning oil and gas producers throughout the world are facing many of the same issues. Essentra’s pipe protection technologies are widely available, making it relatively simple for producers to obtain OCTG protection products wherever their operations are located. Since offshore applications are increasingly common, and facing extra scrutiny from regulators, Essentra stands ready to work closely with producers to protect their investments, both offshore and land-based. Contact us for additional information and product availability for your specific market.