Wednesday, Jun. 28, 2017

The Tech Files

CLEANWELL® DRY 2 saves you time <br> and money and protects the environment

CLEANWELL® DRY 2 saves you time
and money and protects the environment

March 2017

First developed in 2000, to comply with OSPAR1 recommendations for the North Sea, CLEANWELL® was designed to replace the most commonly used thread compound, API modified dope, which contains [...]

Vallourec advanced drilling <br> with casing solutions

Vallourec advanced drilling
with casing solutions

June 2015

To optimize performance, drilling time and costs 1 – Drilling with casing application Drilling with Casing (DWC), also called Casing-while-Drilling (CWD), consists in merging the casing running process within [...]

PURE – Premium Upset Riser Ends

PURE – Premium Upset Riser Ends

November 2014

PURE is a ready for service solution for offshore applications developed by Vallourec specifically to eliminate the need for pre-matching pipe ends and to give more consistent fatigue Performance. [...]

Integrating Hole Cleaning Solution<br>in the Drill String to Lower Drilling Costs

Integrating Hole Cleaning Solution
in the Drill String to Lower Drilling Costs

May 2014

Relatively speaking, drill pipe is a small capital expenditure compared to the cost of Non Productive Time (NPT) associated with its use. Studies have estimated the global industry losses [...]

Sour Service grades <br> The worst enemies of H<sub>2</sub>S

Sour Service grades
The worst enemies of H2S

December 2013

The design rules for completions have become more stringent since the Macondo platform explosion, with oil companies now insisting on a triple protective barrier against H2S: tubing, liner and [...]

Collapse challenges and technical solutions

Collapse challenges and technical solutions

April 2013

The collapse resistance is a major concern in some environments, and can be the driving technical constraint of well design. This is often seen in deep offshore HP/HT, with [...]

Premium Connection Testing

Premium Connection Testing

October 2012

As Oil & Gas companies are drilling always deeper and in more severe environments, OCTG products need to prove reliable for use in these conditions. Testing facility, Aulnoye-Aymeries (France). [...]

Salt Dome: challenges <br/>and opportunities for OCTG

Salt Dome: challenges
and opportunities for OCTG

June 2012

At a glance, salt in itself might not be the most challenging parameter regarding drilling & production operations. But combined with others it is definitely part of the challenges [...]

Corrosion Resistant Alloy for OCTG

Corrosion Resistant Alloy for OCTG

January 2012

At a glance the OCTG Corrosion Resistant Alloy (CRA) market is a very small part: about 0.1% of the world wide stainless steel production. But this part is fundamental [...]