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How Pipe Protection and Other Factors Keep Water Safe

With nearly 13 million U.S. households relying on private wells for their drinking water, many more wells are drilled annually. And one of the biggest concerns with water wells is avoiding contamination. Fortunately, if a well is constructed correctly, and drilling equipment has proper pipe protection, contamination is easy to avoid. Below, are a few factors that operators should consider when designing and constructing wells in order to prevent contamination.

Pick Your Well Location Wisely

Firstly, companies must choose their well location carefully. They should base those choices on where the well would be in relation to groundwater flow and also surface drainage. Site engineers will ideally choose locations that are uphill from potential contamination sources, like industrial plants, landfills, and even farms. This is always the first step to preventing well-water contamination.

Have a Well-Thought-Out Well Design & Construction Plan

Certain design features, like pump chamber casings, screens, seals, and filter packs, also play a crucial role in preventing contamination. For example, a poor well-design can cause groundwater contamination all too easily. Yet, when the well construction is designed correctly, drillers can easily and safely conduct water filtration. Poor construction can ultimately lead to contamination. When drillers utilize the wrong kinds of pipe, for instance, or when they don’t properly seal cracks, water can become contaminated.

Invest in Quality Casing and Pipe Protection

The actual tubing and casing that operators use in the construction of the well can prevent contamination as well. In fact, casing lines the well and keeps it from caving in, which, in turn, prevents contaminants from entering the water. Pipe protection products can also play a major role in ensuring sufficient well construction and in preventing water contamination. Well-water operations need pipe protection in two major areas:

1. Protection for the drill pipe threads and pipe connections

2. And protection for the pipelines

In order for operators to best utilize drill pipe, they need drill pipe protectors to maintain the integrity of the threads. At the same time, when they use tubular connections, each end should be able to fit perfectly to ensure proper drilling.

All of these factors play a key role in helping to prevent water contamination in wells. At Essentra, we understand your company concerns and are ready to provide quality solutions when it comes to pipe protection. Let us help you deliver in your industry. For orders and more information, call us toll-free at 1-877-276-9208.

3 Ways Pipe Protection Can Be Beneficial

For O&G exploration, production, and supply companies around the globe, high-quality steel products are necessary. These operations know how vital these assets are to company’s overall production and to obtaining safe and successful outcomes. Manufacturers like Essentra take the protection of these assets seriously and have developed an extensive product range to protect your investments. Pipe protection products are key factors for ensuring that your operations run efficiently and safely, without losing time or money.

Below are 3 ways in which pipe protection products can help your operation:

Protection During OCTG Transport

In order for companies to obtain their operating equipment, it must be properly transported. Those operating on offshore rigs must obtain their equipment from heavy freight ships that transport to the rigs. Companies operating on land need their equipment shipped through heavy-duty trucking transports. Whether by truck or ship, transporting pipe requires protective products like thread protectors, bumper rings, and pipe chocks. When companies utilize bumper rings and pipe chocks, they safeguard their tubulars against metal-to-metal contact. Rings and chocks do wonders for keeping tubulars evenly spaced and separated during transit. Pipe chocks, in particular, also ensure that your tubular piping remains stable.

Thread protectors also prevent thread damage during transit and ultimately assist in prolonging pipe performance. Protectors range in many design options with varying levels of protection against certain factors. Companies usually need protectors with safeguarding features against impact and elements. Likewise, manufacturers that offer features like optimized thread engagement, help assure companies that their protectors won’t back-off during transit.

Pipe Protection During Equipment Storage

Thread protectors are equally important for maintaining the integrity of a pipe’s threaded connection. Pipe thread can particularly susceptible to damage during storage prior to operations. Manufacturers, like Essentra, specialize in manufacturing high-performance protectors, including our fully API-compliant lines like MaxX®, Ultra®, and Mega®. Fortunately, there is pipe protection for every type of storage need. As such, companies should choose protectors that are appropriate to storage climate and environmental needs.

Companies will consider top storage factors like if there are extremely high and/or low-temperature ranges in the storing location. Also, they will look at various risk factors such as storage methods, conditions, and end-user processes. For example, take into consideration how a joint of pipe moves from storage to the rig floor, in how many phases, and by what method. When your company asks these questions they help you determine the level of thread protection storage need within your operation.

Pipe Protection During Tubular Handling

It should come as no surprise that bundling your pipe is an efficient way to ensure that it moves as safely as possible from point A to point B. Products like pipe packaging frames and tubular handling systems can guarantee that tubulars do not come into contact with one another. These equipment packages keep pipe equally spaced within a bundle, and secured by tightening mechanisms.

Rhino® Tubular Handling Systems offered by Essentra is especially known for its ability to handle high-performance lifting. In fact, our handling systems have a lifting capacity of 12t, and pad eyes pull tested and approved to 46t. In addition to more convenient handling, systems like these also ensure that your storage area stays organized. Overall, this leads to a much safer and efficient operation.

Get to know Essentra and learn how we can help you deliver your pipe safely, all day, every day. Call our headquarters location today at 1-877-276-9208.

The Importance of Recycling Used Thread Protectors

Pipe thread protectors remain essential for the safe operations of oil, gas, and drilling industry explorations across the globe. However, many companies may not know how to properly dispose of these vital pipe protection tools once they’re finished using them. At any given time, a pipe yard could house piles of used protectors. This causes operations to question what the proper course of action is regarding them. However, there is much more to consider. In this article, Essentra Pipe Protection Technologies stresses the importance of recycling used thread protector products. We also explain the risks associated with reusing protectors that have been reconditioned.

Recycling Thread Protectors Offers a Safe Alternative to Landfill Disposal

Thread protectors are generally applied with the use of a threading compound. Because of this, a company’s recycling efforts can be trickier. In other words, they’ll find it difficult to recycle the protectors the way you might other common plastic goods. However, this leaves the question of what to do with used protectors. How should companies handle them in a way that’s environmentally responsible?

Properly recycling pipe protectors gives companies the opportunity to dispose of large piles of waste materials in pipe yards. At the same time, this allows them to freely maintain smooth operations. In an appropriate recycling process, specialized plastic recycling companies will collect the used plastics, clean them, and dispose of them. They will also sort protectors containing usable plastic and grind them into smaller pellets. Recyclers take the reusable pellets and recycle them back into the manufacturing process to make other low-end industrial components. Most companies will ensure that these components are used where mechanical performance isn’t critical. Ultimately, when you recycle durable plastic materials it benefits waste reduction in landfills and is great for the overall environment.

At Essentra, our current role in this process is to simply urge companies to connect with reliable local plastic recyclers. We help connect companies with a recycler who specializes in properly recycling protective thread products and similar oilfield plastics.

Pipe Protectors That Are Sold for Reuse

Many recycling companies will sort thread protectors that appear to be in fair condition and resell them once they’ve reconditioned them. However, operations that choose to purchase reconditioned protectors may be putting themselves at risk. Though they’ll save on upfront costs, the lack of traceability of a protector’s lifespan is common. Moreover, it’s difficult for companies to know the wear and tear, which also makes reusing protectors a bit risky.

By using new thread protectors for each application, you ensure that the protector’s lifespan begins with your first use. You have a guarantee that the protector hasn’t been used, exposed to elements, endured impacts, or any forms of use which may impact its performance. Instead, Essentra encourages customers to purchase new pipe protection products to ensure safe and efficient operations at all times.

A new protector, like Tector® or Tector® PLUS, could be considered as an inexpensive insurance policy for your pipe threads. Companies that reuse protectors could detract from the safety and performance of the pipe threads and therefore, the pipe itself. New pipe protectors are designed to perform properly and protect pipe threads in order to maintain the overall integrity of the pipe’s performance in operation.

Connect with the Leading Pipe Protection Provider

If your company is considering recycling alternatives in your area, contact Essentra today toll-free at 1-877-276-9208. Companies interested in ordering high-quality, durable pipe thread protectors and other pipe protection products can contact an Essentra location online. You may also freely request a quote online. Either way, we’re here to help you deliver your protected pipe; all day, every day.

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Beneficial Features of Quality Pipe Protection Products

Companies should always take care in selecting pipe protection products that safeguard their pipes, while also saving money over time. Before your company invests in products, there are a few features you’ll want to consider. Continue reading to learn 4 beneficial features to look for in quality pipe protection, according to Essentra.

1. Durability Against Impact

When you move pipes from one location to another, regardless of the distance, there’s always a possibility of pipe collision. Whether pipes bump other pipes or objects, pipe protection manufacturers design thread protectors to reduce the effects of the impact. Unfortunately, not all protection products are created equal. If the product is not durable enough to withstand high levels of force, your pipes could still succumb to damage. High-quality durable products, like those from Essentra, can handle any type of impact and protect the integrity of your assets.

2. Ease of Use

Your pipe protection equipment shouldn’t be difficult to install or dismantle. Though thread protectors should be as secure as possible when they’re installed on the pipe, you shouldn’t expect challenges when you need to dismantle them before using your equipment. Properly manufactured thread protection should be both easy to install and equally easy to remove. While some operations do this process by hand, many others simplify the process by using customized installation tools. Check out the video below on Essentra’s installation tools.

3. Highest Quality Materials

Most companies can purchase products for a variety of different applications. As you may know, the most common applications include protecting pipe threads, connecting pipe, pipe transport, and storage. Even if your company needs pipe protectors for a small operation, or over a short period of time, protectors should have quality assurance. Top manufacturers will always ensure that their protectors are made from the highest quality materials and standards. They understand that exceptional protection means their products will be able to withstand various climates, environmental conditions, and various impacts. Quality materials, along with robust processing, help ensure the most effective performance of your thread protectors. At the same time, they provide the most protection for your pipe.

4. Ready for Any Application

When you’re ready to choose a provider for pipe protection products, it’s important to look into product quality as well as availability. At Essentra, we understand that your operations require different products at different times. This is why we design a variety of products to suit various needs and make them available in all standard sizes, and even custom sizes when necessary. We want to ensure that you’re able to find the exact level of protection equipment suitable for the job.

Essentra Pipe Protection Technologies is happy to serve as a leading producer of pipe protection products. We focus on creating cost-effective, high-quality protection products that are ISO certified and include the quality features your company needs. Contact us toll-free at 1-877-276-9208 for orders and information. We’re committed to helping you deliver all day, every day.

Durable Materials Used to Make Thread Protectors

Thread protectors aren’t always on the minds of companies when they’re preparing for drilling operations. With so much equipment assembled and utilized on oilfield drilling sites, it’s simple to overlook small but very necessary components. For instance, high-quality thread protector products offer vital pipe protection when tubular products are transported and stored. In this article, Essentra provides information about some different models, materials, and uses for pipe thread protectors.

All Plastic Thread Protection

High-level manufacturers make protective caps and plugs for tubing, rods, and various pipe casings from polyethylene plastics from high-quality resins. They typically connect by thread engagement to pipe ends during transport and also protect the same assets during storage. They also ensure that no form of debris enters the pipe. Since Essentra designs these devices with high-quality plastic, they provide durability that is also conveniently light-weight compared to composite or steel models. Plastic thread protectors are generally affordable options for protection of such assets. This makes them great options for bulk purchasing and stock, ensuring operators aren’t forced to leave their threaded connections exposed. With plastic protectors, it’s easy to keep drilling operations on schedule and your pipe protected affordably. Here you can explore some all plastic drill pipe protectors.

Of the many advantages to using Essentra’s plastic protectors, here are 3 in particular to consider:

  • Our plastic materials are 100% recyclable making them extremely environmentally friendly protection options.
  • Our plastic protectors are offered in standard sizes for ordering convenience.
  • For companies requiring custom-designed protection, Essentra can create a customized solution.

Learn more about our custom protection options now.

All Steel Thread Protection

Many thread protectors are made of steel, which can endure extreme impact and provide superior protection. Because of harsh external environmental factors, thick steel is often seen as more protective than plastic. However, there can be some downsides to steel. First, steel is more susceptible to galling. Galling is a type of wear that can occur with steel products, where one steel product begins to transfer to another. Since this transferring can actually become bonded, the situation is far more extreme than a scratch or gouge. To avoid this occurring with steel protectors, we recommend using a generous amount of tool joint compound for proper lubrication, as well as practicing proper storage and handling techniques for your steel protectors and tool joints. Another potential downside to steel is the cost. Since steel can be costly, especially compared to plastic, steel thread protection is typically the most expensive form of protection. However, even with the higher cost, this form of thread protection is vastly cheaper than repairing pipe damage from a lack of protection. Learn more about Essentra’s drill pipe protectors.

Composite Thread Protection

By definition, composite refers to being made up of various parts or elements. As the definition suggests, composite thread protectors are also made of combined elements: plastic and steel. Composite protectors such as Essentra’s Mega® product line, are plastic threaded protectors complete with an outer steel shell. These shells are adhered to the plastic protector, creating an extreme protection device that utilizes all of the best elements of both styles of protection. These protectors typically meet a lot of standards that all steel protectors meet, yet due to their reduced steel composition, they can be much less expensive. Next to all-steel models, composites are as tough as they come.

Essentra offers an extensive range of thread protector options, all suited to meet your specific operating needs. Regardless of pipe size and thread connection, Essentra has the protection to maintain your pipe integrity. Browse our site to learn about other thread protector lines including Tector, Titan, MaxX, and Ultra.

Count on the Experts at Essentra for the Right Pipe Protection at the Right Time

Ultimately, the pipe that you utilize during drilling operations is only as effective as the threads connecting one joint of pipe to another. Our entire team at Essentra Pipe Protection Technologies is dedicated to helping the world’s oil and gas industry find the protective products needed to keep wells operating smoothly and efficiently.

Our goal is to ensure that we’re helping you deliver protected pipe, all day, every day. Connect with us today at 1-877-276-9208, or request a quote online.

Committed to Protecting Your OCTGs

We all know that various types of oil country tubular goods (OCTGs) are vital for extracting petroleum in onshore and offshore environments. The importance and value of these assets require that they’re kept properly protected at all times. With Essentra Pipe Protection Technologies, this is always a top priority.

At Essentra, we design, produce and offer high-quality pipe protection products that help your company continue making the most of your OCTGs. With intensive quality assurance promoting peace of mind and reliability, your investments can easily go a long way. In fact, this is what we’re committed to, ensuring that your assets are protected and maintained in each stage of use.

Products That Keep Important Oilfield Equipment Preserved and Protected

Petroleum extraction is never a simple job. As such, there are always associated dangers to people and the equipment and assets that are employed. Every petroleum extraction rig will make significant use of the OCTGs that are used to drill wells and transport the output. Products that are designed to support the condition and management of such assets regularly prove to be some of the most important of all. Some of the accessories that are most often used in practice include:

Thread protectors

Both drill pipe and line pipe can be equipped with threads that allow individual segments to be easily connected together. Compared to the rest of a given length of pipe, threads are inevitably far more delicate and most vulnerable to damage. Should pipe threads suffer even a bit of harm, delays and outright downtime can easily result.

Making regular use of appropriate thread protection products will reduce the occurrence of such problems significantly. With Essentra’s thread protectors being extremely affordable relative to the value they provide, doing without them will never be prudent.

Pipe protectors

Non-threaded pipes can also benefit from proper protection. Fitting each opening of a plain-end or beveled-end line pipe with protection will ensure that the ends are prepared for their next phase of use. This is especially true for line pipe with beveled-ends, which is usually prepared in that manner specifically for welding. When line pipe is appropriately protected, the pipeline is less susceptible to damage and/or failure.

Additionally, using high-quality bumper rings and pipe chocks provide ultimate security when the pipe isn’t in use. These devices are specifically designed to keep pipe stable during storage and transportation, and to keep pipe separated, ensuring no frictional damage occurs.

Quality Must Always Be a Priority

While any type of pipe protection might seem better than none, high-quality products are always far more successful than those less reliable. Manufacturers that focus intently on quality assurance, ensure that their customers’ OCTG assets will remain protected at all times. At Essentra we truly are committed to protecting your operational equipment, be it during transport, storage, or active usage.

For orders and information, connect with one of our customer service experts today at 1-877-276-9208. For added convenience, you may also request a quote online. We look forward to serving you!

Preserving Oilfield Products Amid Rising Steel Costs

Though recent U.S. tariffs on steel have raised oil and gas industry concerns, technological advancements for oilfield products still persist. In fact, it seems most apparent that during challenging times, technology becomes more and more innovative. Industry leaders, like Essentra Pipe Protection Technologies, remain diligent at finding new ways to advance industry standards. These days, oil and gas companies alone import approximately three-quarters of the steel used in oilfield products. As such, there is now a new demand for innovative solutions since the pricing for steel continues to fluctuate.

“The headline for July for the oil and gas industry discusses ‘Impact of the Steel Tariffs on Our Industry’. The recently implemented 25% tariffs on imported raw steel and steel pipe to the USA, along with quotas on steel imported from targeted countries to the USA, have definitely impacted many of our customers and could have an impact on oil and natural drilling over these next several months.” John Boben – President, Essentra Pipe Protection Technologies

Below, Essentra shares innovative ways to preserve your oilfield products, while also helping cut operational costs, and surviving the rising costs of steel.

Advantage of Digital Innovations

Producing companies have been slow to embrace the digital revolution, in part due to concerns about the privacy of information. However, the oil and gas industry is gradually implementing paperless methods of data collection and storage. Furthermore, they’re embracing technology that instantly connects the workforce, customers, and all members of the supply chain.

Companies are finding that the investment in innovative digital technology pays off in the long run by increasing efficiency exponentially. Industry experts predict that future innovations will lead to greater and more secure opportunities for collaboration throughout the industry. At the same time, digital innovations have also been found to help cut the overall cost of operations.

Continue Investing in Protective Products

Another major way of preserving oilfield products is to continue relying on advanced developments in pipe protection. To mitigate rising steel prices, the life of oil country tubular goods (OCTGs) can be maximized with high-quality protection. Protective products like packaging frames, drill pipe protectors, pipe caps and plugs, bumper rings, and many more, all maintain pipe integrity.

Essentra’s products are designed to ultimately protect pipes from damage during transportation and storage. We manufacture all our protective drilling and pipeline products from high-performance thermoplastics, metals, and polymer alloys. These materials prevent any caustic fluid from contaminating company pipes, while also eliminating contact between the pipe. When your pipe isn’t cracked, stressed, or displaying other types of damage, you won’t spend more for repairs or new steel replacements.

Hold On Until Relief Comes

Though the industry’s heavy reliance on steel remains a reality, companies continue to push technology forward. Various oil and gas industry experts are working diligently to explore new ways to utilize other raw materials that may not require steel. Until then, Essentra, and companies alike, will maintain operations and preserve current resources and technology to their maximum capabilities. It’s still uncertain if or when steel-exporting countries will concede so that relief can take place; yet, we remain watchful and hopeful.

Our ultimate industry goal is to continue increasing efficiency while keeping costs down. However, the key to long-term survival is innovation, and there is no doubt that oil and gas companies are up to the challenge of modernizing their operations when necessary. With gradual advancements in technology, material design, and hardware, companies can continue to extract resources and deliver products safely, more efficiently, and with less wear and tear on oilfield products.

Get to know Essentra today by calling to speak with one of our service experts at 1-877-276-9208. You can also freely request a quote online as an added convenience.

Consider Sucker Rod Caps and Plugs for Drilling Basins

Drilling Basin Protection Begins with Caps and Plugs

Did you know the Permian Basin in West Texas is one of the world’s leading sites for oil and gas production? As such, it has one of the deepest deposits of shale anywhere in the world. Sedimentary basins like the Permian basins are rich in compressed organic material that is converted into oil and gas over thousands of years. To extract those valuable natural resources from the ground, deep holes are drilled, and pumps are used to pull materials to the surface. If your company is a producer, you understand that these pumps rely on a special type of pipe known as a sucker rod. Sucker rods, in turn, depend on caps and plugs for protection.

Protecting Vulnerable Threads

Sucker rods are threaded at each end because they are designed to connect your aboveground pump to the downhole pump at a drilling basin. Typically, you can join many sucker rods together to reach the bottom of the well. Thus, the threaded ends of your pipe are an essential component of safety, security, and operational success. If pipe threads are worn down due to friction or corrosion, they may not form a proper seal, causing materials to potentially leak out. In order to protect these pipes during storage, sucker rod caps and plugs can be fitted on to pipe ends.

Dangers of Unprotected Shipping and Storage

When sucker rod pipes are not in use at a well site, they must be stored for later use. However, it is vital that Essentra Pipe Protection Technologies’ caps and plugs are also applied to maintain the rods’ integrity. These thin rods face harsh conditions during transportation and storage. Though they’re made of strengthened carbon steel, they can still be damaged from contact with other heavy pipes or from contamination by caustic liquids. Caps and plugs that fit securely over pipe ends, or that is inserted into pipe ends, serve two purposes:

1. They ensure that the most vulnerable parts of the pipe are protected from collision with other oilfield equipment.

2. They keep dirt and/or moisture that could cause threads to wear down more quickly from getting inside the rods.

The Best Pipe Protection Products

Due to recent increased Permian Basin activity in Texas, many oil and gas companies are seeking the best pipe protection products for their drill pipe and sucker rods. At Essentra, we provide only the highest-quality protectors for pipe ends and pipe threads. And as an industry leader, we ensure our products are easy to use and come with a guarantee that your equipment will remain intact during storage and shipping. Learn more about our sucker rod protection and other pipe protection products today.

Get connected with one of our customer service experts at 1-877-276-9208. You can also request a quote online as an added convenience. At Essentra Pipe Protection Technologies, we’re happy to serve you.

The True Value of Line Pipe Protectors

If you’re looking for an efficient way to protect pipe integrity during storage, handling, and transportation, consider line pipe protectors. The oil and gas, mining, and water industries all rely on various kinds of pipe to transport products. These products come from deep under the ground and go to processing plants and end-user sites. Although steel pipe is strong and durable, it’s not impervious to damage from caustic contents, freezing temperatures, and other factors. That’s what makes line pipe protectors, thread protectors, and pipe caps and plugs, essential to protecting pipe and its contents.

Protecting Pipe Ends

To transport oil from an oil field to a refinery, for example, miles of pipe has to be joined together. Most line pipe is non-threaded with either a plain end or beveled end. Protection for the ends of the line pipe is critical to ensuring a proper weld, particularly for beveled ends. These ends must remain in good condition in order for the welded joints to hold. Line pipe protectors work by covering and protecting pipe ends when the pipe is in storage. As such, the pipe won’t become damaged by weather conditions or rough contact between pipes.

Keeping Pipes Clean

Another important benefit of pipe protection is keeping the interior of a pipe clean and clear. When pipe-ends are left uncovered, water, dirt, debris, and even animals can get inside the pipe, all of which can cause problems. Moisture, for example, can lead to rust, which can contaminate the pipe and cause corrosion and even leaks. With pipe end covers and caps in place, nothing can enter a pipe while it’s in storage or during transportation.

Protecting Human Health And Safety

Line pipe protectors ultimately ensure that workers aren’t exposed to hazardous materials and that public water supply isn’t contaminated by leaks. The right protective products can ensure that the pipe is kept clear of contamination and debris. Devices like bumper rings and pipe chocks will keep your pipe from jostling each other during movement or transportation, which can lead to damage.

At Essentra Pipe Protection Technologies, we offer the best products suitable for all your pipe protection needs. We also ensure pipe quality and safety, so get to know us as your reliable and trusted supplier. As an API standard leader, Essentra provides only the highest quality protection. With us, there’s an assurance that not only maintains your pipe but also adheres to the highest standards of employee operations and environmental safety.

Would you like a hassle-free quote? Freely request a quote online at your convenience, or give us a call toll-free at 1-877-276-9208 for orders and more information. We’re always happy to assist you!

A Brief History of Oil Drilling in the US

The history of oil extraction, drilling, and drill pipe technology in the US is just 160 years old. In the 1850’s, the first official oil company known to merge in the US was the Pennsylvania Rock Oil Company. Just a few years later, the company reorganized into Seneca Oil and was established as a petroleum exploratory company. With the desire to discover the various uses for “rock” or “coal oil”, investors began hiring engineers and scientists to find ways to obtain and test it.

The Birth of Drill Pipe Technology

One such oil worker and former railroad-man named Edwin Drake built the first official US drilling system that brought about ground-breaking results. Drake’s major crude discovery occurred in Oil Creek, Pennsylvania near Titusville in 1859. Back then, the celebrated and newfound crude oil was used primarily to make kerosene for lasting illumination. They also found other ways to use petroleum products and dramatically improve the lives of early American settlers.

To drill this pioneering oil well down 69.5 feet, Drake utilized a steam engine and a cable-tool drilling rig. However, these drilling technologies weren’t Drake’s only innovative contributions to the blossoming oil industry. He also developed the drive pipe and a method for driving drill pipe down the wellbore to protect its integrity. Ultimately, his methods revolutionized a then-nascent drilling industry, and the US boom began.

Early Industry Growth

As drilling and drill pipe technology advanced and oil became more readily available, Americans found more innovative uses for oil and more progressive ways to drill for it. New uses included lubricating various newly-invested machines, fueling machines, and sources of heat. Today, the original drilling site for Drake’s well is recognized as a National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark.

After Drake’s success in Oil Creek, other ventures quickly sprung up across Pennsylvania and slightly southwest-ward to other states. This region expanded down the Ohio River into Ohio and Kentucky, and through West Virginia. The amount of oil produced in this area alone placed it on the map as it quickly rose to become the US’s leading producer. That was at least until the westward expansion.

By the late 1890’s many other western states and regions began drilling commercial wells and also experiencing great success. From the first well drilled in Kansas in 1892 to another in Texas in 1894, by the early 1900’s, oil drilling rigs were being established across the country all the way out to California. Today, Texas still remains one of the nation’s leading producers of crude oil.

Modern Drilling

While Drake and his contemporaries were experimenting with technologies intended to retrieve crude oil exclusively, today’s drilling operations are far more diverse. Natural gas remains a growing industry thanks to its comparatively low cost and lower carbon emissions. With the development of technologies for removing natural gas from shale, expansion of the industry has continued for more than a century. Oil producers and industry engineers continue to find ways to preserve the environment while also utilizing clean energy.

Drill Pipe Protection

Early oil wells weren’t as efficient compared to today’s modern marvels; yet, they provided a new age of comfort and convenience for Americans. Today’s companies must contend with far more competition and far stricter environmental controls. As such, it’s essential to find ways to protect their equipment from harsh environmental conditions and accidents.

Essentra Pipe Protection Products

The use of pipe protection products such as line pipe protectors and thread protectors for oil drilling has become an industry standard. Essentra’s products allow companies to more efficiently retrieve oil and gas with less concern over equipment damage or hazardous conditions. For more than three decades, our leading API standard quality products have been helping change the way oil companies do business.

We’re also here to help you. Call Essentra Pipe Protection Technologies for orders and more information at 1-877-276-9208.