Oil and Gas Industry: 2022 In Review and Predictions For 2023
2022 in review Though many anticipated 2022 would represent another step away from the uncertainty and volatility of the oil and gas industry under COVID-19, the year still managed to pack a few surprises, while also offering a number of opportunities. The escalating international conflict and subsequent easing of zero-Covid restrictions impacted supply and demand,...
March 1, 2023
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Using Sour Resistant Pipes in Corrosive Environments
Sour service refers to the exploration and production environments in the oil and gas industry that have enough hydrogen sulphide (H₂S) to cause the potential cracking of metallic materials. Operating in environments where H₂S is above this threshold is recognised as one of the toughest challenges in hydrocarbon production.    What are sour service pipes?  These...
March 1, 2023
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An Introduction to Semi-Premium Connections
What are semi-premium connections?  Similar to premium connections, semi-premium connections entered development in the 1960s and 1970s in response to more rigorous and complex needs amongst end-users. These users required higher-performing and more reliable connections than what traditional API connections were able to provide. Semi-premium connections are generally proprietary designs that sit between API and...
December 22, 2022
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An Introduction to Premium Connections
What are premium connections?  After the standardization of API connections in the 1920s and the introduction of buttress connections in the 1950s, the 1960s and 1970s saw the development of premium connections begin to take off amongst many established manufacturers. This was in response to a growing demand for connections that could support horizontal and...
December 22, 2022
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Oil And Gas Industry Trends 2022
The year 2022 is going to be important from the point of view of stakeholders involved in the oil and gas industry. Oil and gas companies worldwide are steadily moving towards reinvention as they are now focusing more on their overall financial health, robust capital discipline, commitments to climate change, and tweaking their business models. ...
February 23, 2022
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Visual Thread Inspection VTI: What Is It? And How Does It Help?

In recent years, the need for better productivity and improved quality in petroleum and gas operations has increased. As a result, safer and more secure approaches to these processes have become necessary. Hence, it has become important for the oil and gas industry operators to inspect and track the quality of tubular products used. Thread connections are…

February 23, 2022
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