TMK launches production of casing pipe with unique TMK up threaded connections
TMK, one of the world’s leading producers of tubular products for the oil and gas industry, has become the first Russian manufacturer to start the production of casing pipe with unique TMK UP CENTUM threaded connections. TMK is currently the only manufacturer of pipe with such connections. The Company shipped the first batch of the new product to NOVATEK’s Arctic LNG 2 project. The pipes were successfully sunk at the Salmanovskoye (Utrenneye) oil and gas condensate field with the involvement of TMK supervisors.
ТМК UP CENTUM is the latest generation of gas-tight premium threaded connections for casing pipe featuring innovative design. It is the most recent offer within the line of TMK UP premium connections. The connection is certified to ISO 13679 CAL IV, the highest international industry standard for premium threaded connections, and demonstrates 100% tension and compression efficiency. The connection strength equals the pipe strength, considerably increasing the reliability of a pipe string during construction of wells with complex configurations. TMK offers a full range of after-sales services to support the new connections, the production of which has already been launched at TMK Group’s entities.
“TMK has once again confirmed its position as a technology leader in the domestic pipe industry. Only a handful of companies globally can manufacture such connections and provide full after-sales support. We maintain strong performance by offering unique and exceptionally reliable products to our domestic and foreign customers,” said Sergey Chikalov, Vice President for Technical Sales and Innovation at TMK.
In 2016, TMK’s share in the premium threaded connections segment of the Russian market reached 76%.
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