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Tripping the String with Tubing Spiders

Moving and adjusting the drill string may be a routine procedure for extraction operations, but it’s also a risky process that exposes both workers and equipment to potential risk. Strings not only support expensive and delicate equipment, but they can also exert a massive amount of pressure on handling tools due to their sheer size […]

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Makeup and Breakout: Everything You Need to Know about Tubing Tongs

Tubing tongs may have a simple design compared to other types of drilling equipment, but don’t let that fool you—they are powerful and essential tools that provide critical support to drilling operations on a daily basis. important Essentially, tubing tongs provide stability and allow workers to better handle tubular components. All drilling operations should be equipped […]

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Torque vs. Energy

Torque vs Energy

For many of us working in the energy industry, the fundamentals of physics have practical and essential applications in our day-to-day operations. There are dozens of different terms and measurements applied during extraction, refinement and transportation operations, and while some of these are the result of advanced calculations, all of them are based on simple […]

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Get a grip! Using Slips

As their namesake suggests, slips are designed to help keep drill pipe from slipping down into the hole or to hold pipe in place. Small but mighty, these specially-designed gripping tools are carefully engineered to handle delicate and dangerous pipes in high-risk environments like drilling rigs. Slips are wedge-shaped tools that wrap around the drill […]

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