String Design & Material Selection


Our dedicated team consists of more than 15 experts in metallurgy, pipe and connections mechanical behavior that have been trained and certified to perform string design and material selection services by the most recognized engineering consultants in the market.

We have also qualified 13 members of our Technical Sales team, deployed around the world, to assist customers on a regional basis.

String design

Our team can recommend casing, tubing and premium connections to meet the needs of each well profile, taking advantage of sophisticated, industry-recognized string design software. Years of experience have granted us acquired knowledge of challenging oil and gas drilling applications such as drilling with casing, thermal & deep wells amongst others. We are committed to complying with state-of-the-art design rules and regulatory standards for minimizing the operative risk of our customers, incorporating Worst Case Discharge and Survival Load analyses.

Material selection

Understanding the downhole environment and operational conditions, we can contribute to the selection of steel grades for optimum performance. We have singular knowledge of carbon and alloy steels’ performance during operations and actively participate in international standard committees such as ISO and NACE. Many times our laboratories are the setting for research that defines standards for the entire pipe industry.

Product development

Our string design experience and partnership with oil and gas companies combine with our knowledge of steel, pipe and premium connections mechanics to improve existing products and even create new ones. Premium connections mechanical design and modeling (Finite Element Analysis) are complemented with our capacity to carry out full-scale tests for design verification and optimization. Also, our team performs basic and applied material research to heighten our products’ performance in the field.

Failure analysis

Should a problem arise downhole during service, we can act as consultants, taking advantage of the intimate knowledge of tubular products’ performance and behavior. The knowledge acquired from tackling our customers’ challenges and performing tests is later applied directly to our product development activities, especially OCTG and premium connections.

Our track record

Since 2007 our experts have resolved almost 300 problems affecting major, independent and national oil and gas companies’ complex operations in a variety of applications, such as mature fields, high pressure/high temperature wells, extended reach wells, steam stimulated wells (SAGD and CSS) and fatigue applications, both in sour and sweet environments, with carbon steel and Corrosion Resistant Alloys.

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